‘School of Journalism’, DU Starts New 5 Years Integrated Program From this Session


Delhi University is going to start a new school of journalism of its own which will be named as ‘Delhi school of journalism’. This course on journalism was proposed last year by Mr. Yogesh Tyagi, DU Vice Chancellor. This course offers a five-year integrated degree, from this academic session 2017. The admissions for the said course will be based on the cutoff marks for this year and the application for it will be released very soon.

The member of standing committee Nachiketa Khalsa, said that the standing committee on academic affairs of university has approved to start the Journalism school, It’s another school of Translational Affairs and also a Post- Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and security. They are now going to this proposal in front of Academic Council for the final approval.

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The numbers of seats are less this year because it is a newly introduced course, only thirty students will be admitted this year. And the papers will be based on the data journalism, investigative journalism, foreign languages and regional languages. Basically journalism integrated is a five year course but the students who wanted to take only graduated degree can take exit from the course in three years.

Savita Datta, the Chairperson of the university committee said about structure of five year integrated Journalism course and syllabus. Students will mainly having paper on data and investigative journalism and they will having also papers on media and psychology, media and history, editing, writing, and documentary making. Along with that Students will be taught discipline-specific and elective courses.

Datta “The Chairperson” said that the students will have two study two compulsory languages, which will help them on report from different regions.“There will be four foreign language options –Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and French, Student can select any one among these as per there interest. And there will be two regional languages as well –Tamil and Bengali. And it will be compulsory for Students to learn one foreign and one regional language.”

It’s just because they wanted students to learn, read, write and comprehend the language. “As their main aim is to equip the prospective journalist with basics of the language so that if she goes to cover the Middle East, for instance, she is able to communicate with people over there -said The Chairperson.

From next year onwards they may go for the entrance exam. At first their initial plan was to conduct the entrance exam but practically they failed to do so. So this year students will be admitted on the basis of marks this year. She said that “If the governing body of the school decides, then they can go for the entrance test next year.”

There are six colleges in the university named–Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College, and The Institute of Home Economics., Which offers Journalism at the undergraduate level.

The process for applying for the undergraduate course is same like the other courses. Students have to have to fill the centralized registration form and opt for the course. Admissions will be based on cutoff. BA (hons) Journalism, being one of the most popular courses at the university, it has already received 45,000 applications from the students till now.