Admission for MCJ is conducted on the basis of an entrance test, usually in the month of April/May. The final list of eligible candidates will be published on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance examination and the percentage of marks at the Graduate level.
All graduates in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Oriental Studies, Commerce, Agriculture, Engineering and Medicine from the University of Kerala or any other examination recognised as equivalent thereto. Candidates are selected on the basis of ranks obtained at an Entrance Test.
Application forms can be downloaded from the official website of the University of Kerala.
The entrance examination focuses on the aptitude in Journalism, proficiency in English language and the grasp of current affairs.
Those who are qualified in the Junior Research Fellowship examination of UGC or in the scholarship examination conducted by the University of Kerala are eligible to register for Ph.D.