New Delhi: Good news for students who aspires to pursue undergraduate Journalism course at Delhi University. From this year, DU will offer admissions to its four year undergraduate journalism degree course without an entrance test.
As per sources, however, Hindi journalism admission criteria will be the same and will be done through an entrance test like previous years. Dean of Students' Welfare JM Khurana has said that this time the Journalism (Hons) in English has now been renamed as Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication under the new four-year pattern and its syllabus too has been renewed.
DU affiliated five colleges that offered Journalism (Hons) in English used to conduct a common journalism entrance test for students, while Indraprastha College for Women, which used to provide a unique course of Bachelor of Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) organized a separate test.
Mr Khurana has said that IP College was the only college to offer BMMMC course will now offer the same degree of Journalism and Mass Communication like other colleges. The admissions to the programme will be based on the merit list.
This year, admission for Journalism course will be based on the cut-off lists of different colleges. According to the teachers of the journalism department, BMMMC and Journalism have been fused, however, the components of both previous courses are kept alive, and they are complementing each other in the new course. However, the syllabus is not yet made public. It will be uploaded soon on the university website.