The most famous university of all times situated at the heart of the country, Delhi University is going to join the other elite leagues of institutions by offering the course which empowers and gives the freedom to express on radio, television, newspapers etc. Yes, indeed DU is planning to star its exclusive School of Journalism and Communications from the next academic session of 2017-18.
To make Journalism more dynamic, DU plans to present an integrated five year master’s program in its School of Journalism and Communication.
Vice Chancellor of DU, Mr. Yogesh Tyagi says that setting up the school will be the top priority of the university which plans to have at least 30 students in its MA program. He adds on to the statement by saying that the faculty hired for the School will be governing for all the journalism and mass communication courses that are offered in the other colleges affiliated to the Delhi University.
The School will be established according to the framework which is to be discussed by the stakeholders and opinions from various journalists and communication experts will be consulted for laying out a structure of the curriculum.
The university is yet to take a stand on whether the functioning of the school will be handled by the DU faculties or it would have its own separate building which is to be established in the area available with the university. The school will initially start functioning at the famous Faculty of Arts, North Campus Delhi until some land is allocated for the same.
The process of admission into the MA course is likely to be done on the basis of an entrance exam.
.The vice chancellor informed that the final details will be made public once the consultation has been done. He also said that without a discussion with the experts, it is difficult to say anything about the details of the school framework.
Bachelors, conventional masters, MPhil, and Ph.D. are among the other courses that the university plans to offer at the School of Journalism and Communication in the next few years.
It is indeed a great news for people aspiring to do journalism from a reputed university as their options now include the best university of the nation!
We hope that it comes into action soon. Let your to-be-journalist friends know about this ASAP!