Applications for Delhi School of Journalism open from August 23
NEW DELHI: Delhi University's long-awaited Delhi School of Journalism is all set for a flying start, with online registration for its five-year integrated course in Journalism, offering a Bachelors and Master degree in Journalism, opening from August 23 till September 8.
The total number of seats for the course is 120, with 60 each for English and Hindi Journalism.
Aspirants will be selected through a national level written exam, to be conducted by the University.
Students from all streams who secured 50 per cent or above in Class XII will be eligible for the entrance test, to be held on September 17.
The syllabus for the five-year integrated programme, classes for which will start from September 26, has designed as per the CBCS (choice based credit system).
It will have 28 core courses, two ability enhancement compulsory courses, two ability enhancement elective courses and dissertation, as per University Grants Commissions guidelines.
Students will have to select one foreign language and one regional language to be studied during the ten semesters.
The four foreign language options are French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic; while the two regional languages available are Tamil and Bengali in ten semesters.
The course will assign 50 per cent weightage of credits to classroom lectures, and 50 per cent to assignments/projects and internship.
Students will need to produce newsletters and documentaries, broadcast news bulletins, and produce multimedia content of broadcast standards.
"The learning process will be adequately supported by a state-of-the-art media lab-cum-studio," a press statement read from the varsity reads.
"The programme will be taught in two mediums, offering instructions in both English and Hindi," the official release said.
"The entrance test will examine the candidate's proficiency in general knowledge and current affairs and analytical and comprehension skills.
"It will be designed with comparable standards of competitive exams at the national level for Class XII students," it added.
If seats remain vacant after three years (i.e. the exit point for students who wish to leave with bachelors degree in Journalism), new students will be allowed to apply for an entrance test for the post-graduation course.
The eligibility requirement for the post-graduate entrance test is a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university.