Delhi University (DU) is planning to start a school of journalism and mass communication from the next academic session, a decision that is likely to draw appreciation from various quarters.
The school will have a faculty responsible for all the journalism courses offered in the university and affiliated colleges, and likely to function from the Faculty of Arts in North Campus. An initiative by the vice-chancellor of Delhi University, Yogesh Tyagi, he has said that the school will start with the launch of a five-year integrated masters’ course from the 2017-18 session, with the first batch expected to have a strength of 30 students. The mode of admission is yet to be decided- some senior DU officials say that it could be entrance based like that of other masters’ courses.
Journalism as a bachelors course is currently offered by only 5 colleges in DU- Kalindi, Lady Shri Ram, Kamala Nehru, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) and Maharaja Agrasen.
Apart from the integrated masters’ programme, the school will also start undergraduate, a conventional masters’, MPhil and PhD programmes as well in the future.
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