Welcome to Jayaraj Institute of Film and Communication as we open our doors to a new generation of story tellers and film makers. Here we invite you to explore and expand the power of your imagination and fulfil your potential in the world of film, television and new media.

The course “Diploma in Film Making” conducted by Jayaraj Institute of Film and Communication at CMS college is an independent course and not affiliated to any University.

If filmmaking is your dream and passion, this course at JFC will help turn your dream into a reality.

The last date for submission of completed application forms is 30th April 2022.

Diploma in Film Making
  • Designed to model the Film and Television industries, our curriculum provides a high-intensity introduction to film making.
  • We have an excellent tutor-to-student ratio. Therefore you will  work in small groups, receiving the attention you need and excellent access to state-of-the-art professional-standard filming equipment and software.
  • We have developed our programmes with the needs of our students as paramount. These programmes require high levels of engagement from students and equip them to enter the professional world in less than a year.
  • This therefore has implications in terms of saving on both time and costs, as compared to other programmes.

Should you wish to study further, our programme will put you on track for this.

The network that our faculty has built up over the years will help you to gain access to other courses you may wish to specialize in. 

  • Film Direction
  • Basics Of Photography
  • Fundamentals of Editing
  • Fundamentals of Audiography
  • Methods of Acting

The above five aspects constitute the core of the process of film making. You will be taken through the basics to the more advanced concepts in each of the core aspects of film making. Following that, there will be sessions on the other important aspects of film making all of which will ensure that you have a good grounding in this field. Our course is very intensive and hands on with live lectures and face to face interaction with the experts in each field.

          • Film Direction
          • Screen-play writing
          • Cinematography
          • Animation
          • Editing
          • Audiography
          • Acting
          • Lessons in History
          • Literature
          • Music and Arts
          • Production Design
          • Production & Distribution
  • Hands-on-work with state-of-the-art Professional Cinematographic equipment  and Editing software
  • Movie theatre, Editing lab and Shooting floor are available.
  • The course is designed to be in the format of practical classes. Apart from regular faculty members, National and International experts from the film industry will conduct classes in various subjects.

Duration of Course

  • This is a regular course conducted on Monday to Friday over a period of 7 months

Qualifying Examinations

  • Theory -1 Paper each (Film Direction, Screen play writing, Cinematography, Editing, Audiography, And Acting)
  • Assessment of Practical classes.
  • Each student must make a documentary, a music video and a 10 minute short film at the end of the course, and the project will be assessed by external examiners.
  • These projects will be released through the OTT platform Roots Video and the Youtube channel of Roots Video

We would expect all our students to have completed at least Higher Secondary education or equivalent.

Higher qualifications are welcome.

We would also welcome people with work experience in addition to the above.

We are determined to make this course accessible to individuals who have special needs.


Candidates who qualify for the course as described above, may please fill up the application form.

There will be a face-to-face interview held on the campus of CMS College, the date of which will be intimated to you in due course.

Course Fee

The fee for the course is Rs.95000+ GST as applicable,  which should be paid in full at the time of enrollment.

Existing students of CMS college will pay Rs.85000+ GST as applicable, for this course.

Why JFC?
Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Our foundation at JFC is our fantastic team of lecturers, all of whom have extensive experience in teaching. Also, our lecturers are experts in the subjects they teach and understand the examiners’ requirements so that they are able to help you get the best results.



Our lecturers are always available and ready to help you to get your problems solved. We aim for our courses and campus to be accessible for students with disabilities.
The campus of JFC@CMS is easily accessed by air, rail and road from anywhere in India.



The classrooms, lecture halls and tutor rooms at CMS College are fully furnished with state-of-the-art technology to be at par with the standards set by the world’s best institutes. CMS is a Fine Arts College with a brand new 100 seater Cinema Theatre with the latest in Audio-visual equipment.

Our premises

Our premises

CMS College is a 200 year old heritage institution, one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges in India. The well-maintained grounds and the structure of the college have been the locale for many cinemas over the years. Our Academy premises provide you with a professional environment in which to study and interact with other students and our lecturers not just from JFC but also from the rest of the faculties. This will broaden your horizon and build relationships that last a lifetime.

CMS College

Founded in 1817, the CMS College, Kottayam is now one of the largest colleges in India with 23 departments offering 47 courses for 2521 students, 138 teaching faculty members and 35 administrative staffs. Deeply rooted in Kottayam and dedicated to its mission, the CMS College is one of the top colleges in India.

With its 23 departments the CMS College offers programs in almost all academic fields in arts and sciences. Whether you have a passion for basic sciences, applied sciences, literature, history, politics, commerce or economics, you will find a department that best suits your needs.


For admission


Dr. Varghese C. Joshua is the Principal of CMS College.

Having completed his M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D from CUSAT, Varghese Joshua has been an integral part of the Faculty of Mathematics at CMS college for the past 25 years.

He has been guiding CMS College as Principal since 2020.
Dr Varghese Joshua has previously been Vice-Principal and Member of the Management & Governing Council at CMS College.

Dr Varghese is a regular speaker at many international conferences and has authored over 30 publications. He is on the Board of Studies in several colleges.

In addition to academics, Dr Varghese is a master chess enthusiast and an exemplary Quiz-master.

He has also scripted the documentary film ‘Legacy of CMS College’.


Jayarajan Rajasekharan Nair, professionally credited as Jayaraj, is an Indian filmmaker, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. 

Jayaraj is a recipient of the Crystal Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Peacock award at the IFFI , the Golden Crow Pheasant award at the IFFK , the FIPRESCI Award from the International Federation of Film Critics, the Don Quijote Award from the International Federation of Film Societies, The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award and a special mention award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He is also a 9 time recipient of the National Film Award and several Kerala State Film Awards.

He is the founder of the Birds Club International and is actively involved in philanthropic work.

Course Coordinator

Pradeep Nair is an Indian film maker from Kerala. He is known for producing feature films and documentaries. 

His feature film, Oridam has fetched him 9 awards including a National and a State award. Oridam is also selected to Indian Panorama and more than other 15 other International Film Festivals all over the world. This film also received a Special Jury Award for Direction in the 52nd National Film Awards of India and 5 awards in Direction, Best Actress, Music, Costume design and Film processing from the 35th Kerala State Film Awards.

Head of Operations

Dr Asha Nair is a Director of Roots Video. She will be looking after Operations at JFC and is responsible for strategy.

Dr. Asha has been Consultant Paediatrician for many years in the UK and Dubai. She is associated with Pallium India, a Palliative care project and Amrithavarshini, an NGO for people with Brittle Bone Disease.

An accomplished dancer and classical musician, she is also passionate about Sanskrit and the ancient knowledge systems of India.

Chairman - Administration

Kaviyoor Sivaprasad is a Malayalam film director, screenwriter and visiting faculty of Malayalam University and SJCC. He has also been instrumental in setting up courses for film making and media in several of the top institutes in the country.

His films have won State and National Awards.

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