AluminiOctober 20, 2023 2024-01-31 8:50
Ashima SharmaJournalist covering the energy sector for Global Data, London. Valedictorian 2020
JSJC made sure I did not have to learn journalism from textbooks but by actually being on the ground. The diversity of subjects ranged from learning about business and economics to reporting on war and conflict. I often hear my peers in other colleges say that their is a deep chasm between what they have learnt in their course versus what employers expect when they start out on their first jobs. With JSJC, however, I was prepared to enter the industry.
Ashima PargalMA Candidate of Digital Direction. Royal College of Art, United Kingdom. Valedictorian 2021
The JMS programme at JSJC had a holistic approach. We had interactive classes in the social sciences, through which, we explored stories from multiple perspectives. Even during the pandemic, when everything was online, I was pushed to lead with empathy, to assume nothing, and put in the work to find stories around me. It taught me how to adapt, be kind, and resilient. After all, even in the darkest of times, there is always a story to tell.
Sumedha MaheshwariM.A. candidate of Media and Communication. London School of Economics & Political Science. Valedictorian 2023
My time at the JSJC was everything I had wanted my college life to be. JGU and JSJC guided me to become a better student and a better person. The wealth of opportunities and information that was at my fingertips helped me get accepted into London School of Economics and Political Science. My school’s Dean and professors have all my gratitude.
Harleenn AgarwalMultimedia Journalist, Formerly with (PTI) Valedictorian 2022
When I joined JSJC in 2019, I was a shy kid, who had never lived away from home. I was intimidated by the high standards of college education. Yet, I enjoyed the shift from rote learning to courses that encouraged us to think and form informed opinions. Further, the small class size allowed me to have a deeper bond with my professors. My favourite part of any day was to unwind with friends on an evening stroll or have endless banter over a cup of tea from the many food joints.
Tushar VermaMaster of Communications candidate National University of Singapore
My time at JSJC was life‑changing. It was here that I discovered the joy of reading and studying for the first time. I think I am most thankful for faculty members who were genuinely interested in their students’ successes, and always approachable. Today, while pursuing my master’s, I look back at those three years with contentment.
Satvika MahajanCorrespondent for The Hindu, New Delhi
JSJC taught me the basic tenets of journalism —it provoked thought and the ability to question. The course helped me prepare for a career in journalism by training me to go beyond my comfort zones and make interdisciplinary connections, which are necessary for any reporter.
Pragya Roy BarmanMillennium Post, City Reporter New Delhi
JSJC helped me unlearn and relearn how I view the world. It showed me the importance of storytelling and how it shapes narratives for generations. I am truly grateful for the time I spent here.