Delhi University to start Delhi School of Journalism this year
Delhi University is likely to start a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ this year that will offer a five-year integrated degree. Admission to the course will be based on cutoffs and application forms will be released soon. There will be 30 seats for the course this year.The idea of the journalism school was first proposed by the current Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Tyagi, during a meeting last year.
The university’s standing committee on academic affairs approved proposals to start the Journalism school, another School of Transnational Affairs and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Security. During a meeting on June 22, the Academic Council decided that the institute will not be a 'self-financing' one to ensure that the students are not burdened by high fees.The AC will appoint a separate a committee which will prepare the fees structure of the institute.The Vice Chancellor has also agreed to write to UGC to get it proper status as fully-funded institute. A proposal for a department of journalism was also made at the AC to coordinate the academic work of all journalism courses being run in the university.
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The five-year integrated degree will have the option to exit after three years with an undergraduate degree in Journalism.The school will teach both Hindi and English journalism. Savita Datta, chairperson of the committee on structure and syllabus for the five-year integrated Journalism programme said that there will be a paper on data and investigative journalism along with papers on media and psychology, media and history, editing, writing, and documentary making. The students will also have to study two compulsory languages, one from four foreign language options –Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and French and another from any of the two regional languages–Tamil and Bengali.
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