Very soon, the Delhi University will be getting a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’, which will offer a five-year integrated course and will be functional from this academic session. DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had last year proposed for the introduction of a five-year integrated course in journalism.
Another new course in cyber security
DU will also be launching a post-graduate diploma course in cyber security.
“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 Nachiketa Singh, a member of the panel.
The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting today, gave the approval to launch the two courses, a Standing Committee member Nachiketa Singh said.
School of Transnational Affairs
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 told PTI.
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The three agendas will have to get the nod from the Academic Council and the Executive Council before they are implemented.
As per an Indian Express report, Singh said, “The university is going to start a five-year integrated course in journalism, which will be known as the Delhi School of Journalism. If students quit at the end of three years, they will get a graduate degree, and if they complete five years, they’ll get a postgraduate degree.”
“The School will have a different building, and faculty will be appointed. It will probably be based in North Campus. But for this year, it will run from a temporary location. DU is ready with funds for the same,” he added.