Delhi University is introducing five years integrated degree for the “Delhi School of Journalism” from this academic session onwards. The students will be selected as per their cut off marks and application forms. Thirty students will be selected for this particular academic session.
Nachiketa Khalsa the member of standing committee has informed that the proposal have been approved by the University’s standing committee on academic affairs to begin the Journalism school, School of Transitional Affair and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Security.
The proposal now needs to have a final approval by the Academic Council. The five year integrated degree has an option to exit at the end of three years under Delhi University.
Savita Datta the chairperson, has informed that there will be paper on media and history, editing, writing, documentary making, besides that they will also provide courses on discipline- specific and elective.
There will be two compulsory languages in which one will be foreign language and another is regional language said Savita Datta.
The option for the foreign languages is Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and French. They will also provide two regional languages Tamil and Bengali. The aim for learning two languages will help the student to report from different region.
The governing body of the school will decide for the entrance examination, next year onwards.
The colleges in the Delhi University which will offer the Journalism at the undergraduate level are “The Institute of Home Economics, Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College, Kamla Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Kalindi College.”
Applying for the undergraduate courses will be same as the other courses at the colleges of Delhi University. Applicant needs to fill the centralized registration form and the selection of the applicant will be based on the cutoff marks of the BA (hons) Journalism.
It has been observed that 45,000 applications have been already received for one of the popular courses at the Delhi University.