Institute of Communication and Journalism

About Us


Calicut Press Club, the nerve centre of media activity in North Kerala, established the Institute of Communication and Journalism (ICJ) in 1997 to train well equipped journalists for the present day.The Institute aims to produce talented and professionally trained personnel who can straight away handle the challenging duties of modern media, confidently and competently. ICJ follows the advanced teaching methods developed in the best journalism education programs in the world. It adapts these methods specifically to the Indian conditions and introduce certain innovations. It combines a rigorous academic curriculum with intensive practical training. It endeavours to strike a balance between education, which is about knowledge and academic capabilities, and training which is about imparting professional skills. In other words ICJ programme seeks to combine the ‘how to’ aspect of journalism with a critical and reflective ‘why’ perspective which enables the young journalist to meet with the demands in a dynamic work environment and more importantly, in a changing society.

The Institute imparts to the students theoretical knowledge and practical training. At the same time the Institute is keen on developing a healthy social perspective for the journalists of the upcoming generation.


Communication characterises and defines our times and directs our lives professionally and personally. It is communication that actualises the world of the day. Education as a constructive and socially responsible process, would be complete only if it streamlines the communicative potentials of the learners and enables the participants of the process to be competent, authentic and independent communicators. As being an Institute of Communication and Journalism the goal of our organization is to facilitate quality skills in journalistic and media communication among our students, so as to qualify them to be promising spokespersons of the contemporary society and world. Our goal is to brand our course participants to be trained, fine-tuned, compatible media professionals who add value to media activities of our extremely competitive times.


The vision of Institute of Communication & Journalism involves extensive and authentic training of aspiring media professionals, so as to empower them to be qualified and confident careerists of the nation and the world. The objective of the academic programme of ICJ is to bridge the divide between classroom orientation in journalism and the real-time media world. We aspire to establish a reputation for ourselves as the professional trainers of young media aspirants, who toil at instilling a sense of commitment, a respect for humanistic values, a passion for professional excellence and a dedication towards genuine social concerns of the day among our student stakeholders.


Administration of ICJ

The management of the Institute is the Executive Committee of Calicut Press Club, Kozhikode. The executive committee has constituted a Governing Committee, comprising eminent journalists to oversee the matters of the Institute.

The Institute is headed by the Director who is responsible for the general administration, training programmes, tuition schedule, examinations and all other activities of the Institute.

There is an Academic Council having senior journalists to assess the conduct and progress of the course periodically and give suggestions.

There is a Board of Studies to guide and monitor the academic quality of the course.


The present Governing Committee consists of :


Mr. M. Firos Khan (Madhyamam)

(President, Calicut Press Club)


Mr. P. S. Rakesh (Mathrubhumi)

( Secretary, Calicut Press Club)


Mr. P.J. Joshua
(Malayala Manorama)

Kamal Varadoor

Dr. O.K Murali Krishnan (Mathrubhumi)

Mr. A.V. Sherin

Ms Sofia Bind
(Media One)

Mr. P V Najeeb
(Chandrika, Treasurer, Calicut Press Club)

Ex-officio member

Mr. V.E. Balakrishnan (Director, I.C.J)