Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Built Environment

One-year, Full-time programme

BE Better With Words


We, at Anant, believe words can shape sustainable Built Environment (BE). Our unique one-year Diploma strives to equip students with the multi-disciplinary skills to write, narrate and articulate the continuously evolving challenges of making the Built Environment (BE) better, safer and sustainable.

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Admissions Open for
Academic Year 2023-24

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For individuals...

  • with a Bachelor’s, or Master’s, in a field that contributes to Built Environment and feels passionate about issues and concerns that you believe need intervention
  • With an aptitude for research, reading and writing
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Looking for...

  • students interested to find even more complex challenges in their respective Built Environment fields of interest and expertise
  • explore the challenges through deliberation, research, investigation and discussion with our faculty of experienced academics, architects, Built Environment practitioners, journalists and writers
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To become...

  • An environment writer at a major daily or a news channel
  • A part-time writer on built environment issues
  • An Op-Ed contributor
  • Authors


We, at Anant, believe every goal is worth pursuing.

Programme Highlights


Built environment
writing | publishing

Select one’s
unique capstone



About the Programme

  • About the programme?
  • First semester
  • Second semester

At Anant, we are partial to studying, reporting, analysing and investigating the Built Environment as dynamic entities that need our intervention to make them better, safer and, most importantly, sustainable.

The course is designed, therefore, to bring the real world into the classroom, introduce students to Built Environment assets that impact us every day, as individuals, as members of our communities, neighbourhoods, cities and nations, and, finally and inevitably, protectors of Planet Earth.

Students can expect an intense and rigorous exposure to writing and reporting, which would include collaborating with classmates to publish a weekly lab journal called The Grid.

Each semester will be planned along BE elements as they impact “Me and My Family”, “My Community” and “My World”.

The first semester focuses on writing about an issue that is uppermost on everyone’s list of priorities: pollution of air, water, land, and infrastructures, such as transportation, community and health. The challenge, as we see it, is in cutting through the jargon, the technical details and the lofty rhetoric around it to convey the urgency of the challenge in plain, simple and easily understandable language.

In the second semester, students examine challenges posed by Built Environment to humanity at large. Are we killing our rivers? Are our farming methods poisoning the atmosphere? How do we regain lost and depleted forests? This is supported by a capstone project.

Learn to Prioritise

  • About CBCS
  • Credits Required

The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is a student-centric methodology that gives students the freedom to choose courses across disciplines. Students can opt for additional courses and complete more than the minimum required credit score in any semester. All courses are allotted credits based on the number of instruction and practice hours. In order to earn credits, students must obtain a passing grade in that course and maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. Credits are defined based on different parameters, such as student workload, learning outcomes and contact hours.

Total credit requirement for the completion of Diploma degree: 80 Credits

  • Core Subjects
  • 58 Credits
  • Elective Courses
  • 16 Credits
  • Summer / Winter School Internships
  • 6 Credits

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A recognised undergraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.

(10+2+4 year graduate programme)

(10+2+3 year graduate programme +1 year of experience)

The students may be offered campus jobs as research assistants, teaching assistants or with the university newsletters/design cells.

The University offers need-based scholarships. Know more here