Delhi School of Journalism To Launch MPhil & PhD Level Courses By 2020

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The Delhi School of Journalism was started in September 2017 now plans to introduce MPhil and PhD level courses, expected by the year 2020. As in the current scenario, the college offers 5-year integrated course in journalism.

The number of applicants to give the entrance in colleges’ maiden year was 11,800 from which 2,600 applications were received for the integrated programme of journalism.

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As per¬†Dr Manasvini M. Yogi, the officer on special duty (OSD) of DSJ, “The college is going to begin with its Masters course in the year 2020. Following this, it is expected that the college will start to open admissions for the PhD and MPhil courses. Though it is an integrated course, an exit option at the end of three years will be given to students who wish to work immediately after their Bachelors course”

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Such improvisation with respect to courses would avail various great opportunities for the students who come from other courses and college to sit for the entrance exams for Masters.

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In addition to Masters courses, the college also plans to start with some short term courses in photography, video editing, documentary film making, sports and science journalism by October this year.

Delhi University (DU) comprises of only 6 colleges to provide students with journalism as a course, out of which 4 are girls college.Therefore,many boys who aspire to study journalism are left out.

DU is soon expected to set up a different department of journalism and bring all the colleges’ journalism department under one realm.

In the words of¬†Dr Nivedita Giri, the co-coordinator of the journalism department of Kalindi College she quoted that,¬†”Currently, most of the faculty in the department is not permanent. As soon as the department is set up, it will primarily help colleges recruit permanent faculty members.¬†There will be a parent department to deal with all the administrative works of the department.¬†Once the department is in place, all Delhi University colleges offering journalism courses would be able to offer Masters in the subject.”

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Tina Aswani
Student || Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

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