Registrations open for Delhi School of Journalism
NEW DELHI: Delhi School of Journalism on Thursday opened up registrations for its five-year integrated journalism course.The course would be taught over 10 semesters and will have 60 seats each for the English and Hindi degrees.The registration fee is Rs 500 for general and OBC category students, and Rs 250 for the SC, ST students. The fee for the course will be Rs 25,000 per semester."The syllabus is designed as per the Choice Based Credit System. The five-year integrated programme has 28 courses, two ability enhancement compulsory courses, two ability enhancement elective courses, four general elective courses and four discipline specific elective courses and dissertation, as per the University Grants Commission guidelines," Manasvini M Yogi, officer on special duty (OSD), Delhi School of Journalism, said.Students will be required to study one foreign and one regional language.Among foreign languages, they can choose one from French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic; among regional languages, Tamil and Bangla are the options.
However "a student cannot choose the lan-guage which also happens to be his or her mother-tongue," Yogi said.The online entrance test will be conducted on September 17. The last date for registration is September 8.J P Dubey, Dean of Social Sciences said, "After much consideration, we have been able to launch the course. Rigour and variety of content will be our primary concern with the course."He also added the idea of the school of journalism, which will come under the Faculty of Social Sciences, was "proposed by the Vice-Chancellor last September and received full support of the University."Professor Maharaj K Pandit, the Head of Admission Committee, said that the courses are designed with a comprehensive view."Journalism is just one aspect of it. There is a host of avenues in which one can go, like advertisement, public relations, documentary filmmaking, fiction writing etc."