about Qiams

The Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies (QIAMS) has been established by QUEST (Quaide Milleth Educational and Social Trust) to produce dynamic media professionals who have imbibed democratic, secular and ethical values. The courses at QIAMS are contemporary and tailored to meet the needs of the vibrant, consistently evolving media industry. At QIAMS, students will learn to use state-of-the-art technology and learn software used by the leading media houses. They will also be trained by teachers who have decades of experience in the media industry.

Experienced Faculty
Experienced media professionals have joined QIAMS as faculty. Their presence and the dynamic syllabi that they have prepared will ensure that students will be fully prepared to join the fast-evolving media industry. QIAMS faculty will train students in the latest software and media production techniques that are used in the industry today as well as in current affairs, economics, history and the other core fields of study in journalism and mass media.

Internships at Reputed Institutions
Internships have also been integrated into the courses at QIAMS. These internships will be at reputed Indian and foreign media institutions, with whom QIAMS has made arrangements for tie-ups and close collaboration. These institutions include Doordarshan, Raj TV, Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Maulana Azad National Urdu University. The internships will provide students with a sound understanding of the functioning of the media industry and equip them to enter the industry as competent media professionals.

Separate accommodation will be provided for men and women in safe and secure spaces (hostels and other residential facilities). Candidates who require QIAMS to provide accommodation must inform the registrar while submitting their application. The cost of the accommodation provided by QIAMS has to be borne by the candidate. Inquiries related to accommodation can be made with the registrar.

Job Opportunities at Top Media Institutions
The media industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last two decades and this is expected to continue in the future. India now has over 1,00,000 newspapers, around 1,000 news channels and an online daily news readership of around 9,40,00,000. Beyond the news industry, media professionals also have vast opportunities in the information technology, animation, filmmaking, and several other sectors. Thus, students who complete the courses offered at QIAMS can become not only print, broadcast and online journalists, but also visual media professionals, art directors, copywriters, camerapersons and documentary filmmakers.

Bilingual Academy
There is a clear need for well-trained journalists to report on local issues. This is only possible when journalists are effective communicators in the local language. As it stands today, all institutions teaching journalism in Tamil Nadu teach the subject in English. QIAMS will be the first mass media and journalism institution to train students using both English and Tamil as the medium of instruction. Students will thus be able to enter both the English and Tamil media industries at the completion of their courses. QIAMS hopes that this will ensure better coverage of Tamil Nadu-related issues as well as increased job opportunities for the students at QIAMS.

"Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies will provide education and training in best international standard practices, modern technology, state of the art equipment, moral values, professional ethics to preserve the cultural and democratic principles and strive for the welfare and development of our Nation."

"Promoting innovations with integrity, efficiency and moral courage in media industry, practicing the great principles and values embracing all without any discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, region, language, caste and economic factors to lead a successful life with dignity, freedom and prosperity."

Dawood Miakhan

Janab M. G. Dawood Miakhan Sahib, General Secretary

Quaide Milleth Educational and Social Trust

Quaide Milleth International academy of Media Studies

We are thankful to all the well wishers, friends and Media professionals for their efforts, encouragement and good wishes which has resulted in the emergence of “Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies”.

The world has been witnessing with awe recent events of violence and destruction which is often due to the dissemination of incorrect and malicious information by vested groups. There is a need for ethically upright media professionals, who will combat the spread of false information by presenting real facts and figures to the people.

To contribute towards this noble task, QUEST has embarked on the journey towards the establishment of a high-quality media studies institution, where highly skilled knowledgeable professionals will be produced after several months of intensive training.

Several universities and affiliated colleges are offering variety of programmes in media studies apart from one independent institution which is offering the programmes in English. There is a need for specialized courses in journalism in vernacular Tamil as there is great demand in the media industry for journalists with proficiency in Tamil.

We planned to establish an independent media institution to cater to the need of the industry and the budding journalists. Our institution, named QIAMS, Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies located in the heart of Chennai will be the second independent institution to offer media studies in Tamil Nadu. We have plans to move it within 2 to 3 years to our beautiful and serene campus in Medavakkam, where the Quaide Milleth College for Men is currently functioning.

The institution shall offer PG Diploma courses of one-year duration and several short-time courses of 3-to-6 month’s duration. Courses such as animation, graphics and sports journalism shall be added in due course.

Students shall be taught skills that are contemporary, meet the needs of the media industry and are recognized by experienced academicians and media professionals. State of the art infra structure facilities are provided to enhance teaching and learning skills.

We have made arrangements for tie up with reputed institutions – such as Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Moulin Azad University, Hyderabad, Anna University, Doordarshan, Asian College of Journalism, UNICEF and UNHCR for practical training and internship We are very hopeful that QIAMS will immensely benefit our community and nation as well as the nations around us and contribute towards establishing a peaceful world. Insha Allah.

General Secretary,

Moosa Raza
Moosa Raza was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2010. He has served the governments of Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India in various capacities as Secretary (Health), Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat, Secretary of Steel and Governor's Advisor. He is also the chairman of the South Indian Educational Trust (S.I.E.T), which runs six educational institutions.

Dawood Miakhan
The grandson of the renowned leader Qaide Milleth Muhammad Ismail Sahib, Dawood Miakhan is an educationist, social and political activist, and General Secretary of the Quaide Milleth Educational and Social Trust. He is also the General Secretary of the Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies (QIAMS).

Dr. S. Sathikh
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Madras, Dr. S. Sathikh has a long and distinguished history as an educationist and academician. He is also the honorary Chairman of the College Governing Council of M.A.M. College of Engineering, Trichy.

Vasanthi Devi
Vasanthi Devi, former vice-chancellor of Manonamaniam Sundaranar University in Tirunelveli, is remembered for the wide-ranging reforms she ushered in during her tenure of six years. She also served as chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women for three years and as a member of the State Planning Board for a brief period. She completed her Masters in History from the Presidency College, Madras, and got her Ph.D. from the University of the Philippines, Manila.

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Iqbal Rawther
Dato’ Seri Mohamed Iqbal Rawther is one of the most renowned business and social entrepreneurs in Malaysia. He is co-founder of the Farlim Group, a property development company that is the recipient of the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Quality Award and which has delivered 30,000 housing units in Malaysia. Over the course of his career, he has also worked to upscale and improve the finances of hospitals, religious affairs councils and Muslim business agencies.

Gnani Sankaran
Gnani Sankaran is a veteran journalist and political and social activist. He has been writing for the last 40 years in English and Tamil and has held senior positions in several publications, including Dinamani, Ananda Vikatan, Junior Vikatan, and Junior Post.

N.M. Ameen
Chief editor of the Navamani in Sri Lanka, N.M. Ameen has had a long career in social and political activism. He is the President of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and has also served as the President of the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum.

Dr. Fakhruddin Mohammed
Dr. Fakhruddin is chairman of one of the largest Muslim organisations in India – the Muslim Educational Social and Cultural Organisation (MESCO). A doctor by profession, Dr. Fakhruddin has gained international recognition for his services in the field of education, relief services, and poverty alleviation. In particular, his effort to educate the poorest sections of society has won him great acclaim

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  • Guidance Of Renowned Media Professionals
  • Association With Major Indian and International Media Organizations
  • Global Placement Opportunities
  • Instruction In Both Tamil and English


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