Institute of Home Economics (IHE), is all set to offer BA Journalism Hons from the academic session 2017-18. With this, it becomes the 6th college in DU that has this course on offer. Other colleges include Lady Shri Ram College (LSR), Delhi College of Arts & Commerce (DCAC), Kamla Nehru College (KNC), Maharaja Agrasen College (MAC). Apart from this, Indraprastha College for Women is the only college in DU that offers BA Hons in Multimedia and Mass Communication, the admissions to which are through the entrance mode.
Yuki Azaad, Assistant Professor of Development Communications at IHE told HT,
We have already been teaching specialised courses in communication, radio, film production and print media and we have the equipment to support these fields. We decided to expand and offer BA Journalism around 3 years ago. We will start the course from this session.”
The college websites has been updated with the course details, and says, “The media industry has evolved over the years creating a huge demand for trained media professionals. Keeping this perspective, the Department of Development Communication and Extension is offering a three year B.A. Honours course in Journalism from the current academic year 2017-18. The course is open to students after completing class XII. The department has a very well qualified faculty from varied fields of Development communication, Journalism and Mass Communication. They have several years of experience of working with traditional, print and electronic media. The course involves both theoretical and project based rigour by way of interactive lectures, discussions, workshops, field visits, talks by eminent personalities, academic festival as well as hands on experience of working with different media. The students will be encouraged to develop critical awareness of not only the values and purpose of journalism but also the political, social and economic contexts in which journalism operates. They will be sensitized to the role and power of media as an agent of change and as a pillar of democracy.”
The course, admission to which will be the same as the other DU merit-based applications according to cut-offs will have 46 seats on offer.
The college is also adding another course B.Sc. Food Technology (Honours) with 24 seats.
HT earlier reported that BSc (Honors) Computer Science has been approved by the executive council to be started at six colleges, including Miranda House and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. Similarly, BSc (Honors) Mathematics has been approved to be started at Ram Lal Anand College, Swami Shraddhanand College and Shyam Lal College.
As per another TOI report, North Campus colleges like St Stephens recently introduced a Political Science course which was approved by UGC. Daulat Ram College will also follow suit and offer 92 seats in total with the introduction of two new courses namely BA Programme in Physical Education and BSc Hons in Physics.
All these new courses add around 2000 seats to the total number, which now stands at 56,000 rather than 54,000.
Source: Hindustan Times, June 5th