Anticipative students are waiting for DU to release its first cut-off which would more or less fill all the seats in major colleges of the university. Amid the chaos and expectancy, there is a good news for candidates applying for journalism, the admission to which is usually based on marks in entrance tests.
DU is planning to start a 'school for journalism' which will be providing a five-year integrated course in journalism. Additionally, it will also be starting a post-graduate diploma course in cyber security, from this academic session.
The admission to both of these courses will happen through cut-off and not entrance.
The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting, gave the approval to launch the two courses, a Standing Committee member Nachiketa Singh said.
A nod was also given to set up ‘School of Transnational Affairs’ — a forum on virtual platform for intellectuals and academics for discourse among scholars across the world.
“The think-tank will be interdisciplinary and deal on subjects such as social, political, economics and security,” Singh said.
The three agendas that received nod from the standing committee today and will have to get the nod from the Academic Council and the Executive Council before they are implemented.
DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had last year proposed for introduction of five-year integrated course in journalism.
“In the previous academic council meeting, the VC had mooted the idea of the courses. Though nothing concrete was known to us, he had set up committees of experts on cyber security and journalists to work on the syllabus and course content, which are now ready,” said Singh.
There are nine courses which require the students to sit for an entrance test to get admission. Here is the list:
BA (Hons.) Music, is a new addition to the list which only had 8 courses previously.
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With agency inputs