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    The Press Institute of India (PII) is the first training institute of its kind to have been established in Asia, in the year 1963.

    The Institute being an autonomous, non-profit trust, over the years, has proved its value by training more than 400 professionals, both editorial and managerial, from India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh and other parts of Asia.

    The PII has collaborated with numerous bodies like government agencies, professional associations and industrial houses for common programmes. For crash courses, the Institute has until recently collaborated with the Thomson Foundation Editorial Studies Centre of Cardiff (UK).

    The Institute laid great stress on development journalism and programs held with the help of UNEP and UNDP in the country. In collaboration with sister organisations like the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, the PII conducted a study of the journalism departments of various universities and also participated in seminars for journalism educators.

    The PII has been entrusted by several organisations abroad with the nominating of persons for fellowships and scholarships. 'Vidhura', a bimonthly, now a quarterly media journal published in English, serves as a vehicle for discussion on professional issues as well as a mouthpiece of the Institute.

    `Depth News India', started with the assistance of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in 1974, was a feature service with emphasis on development.

    The PII also has publication of books, pamphlets and monographs to its credit. The institute brings out a 'Media Digest' every alternate months with articles on media developments taken from foreign magazines.

    It has a library with over 4000 volumes now in the process of reorganisation.