From the next academic session, Delhi University is all set to start with a school of journalism and communication. Yogest Tyagi, Vice Chancellor, has planned to come up with this initiative. He recently became the Vice Chancellor in the month of March this year. He said, “”We are planning to start with a five-year integrated masters’ course which will lead to an MA. The school will start with the launch of a five-year integrated masters’ course from the 2017-18 session.”
The school will also have a faculty that will also be responsible for all the journalism and communication courses which are offered by the university and affiliated colleges. The university will also take help from different stakeholders when it comes to finalizing everything regarding this. The final plan will include all the details regarding teachers, students, communication experts and journalists. The blueprint will only be shared after proper consultation has been done. The consultation will also take place very soon and at this stage, nothing can be disclosed.
The school in it’s earlier stage, will start functioning from the Faculty of Arts in the North Campus. But, the ultimate decision will depend on the various stakeholders of the university. There are also certain issues with the university related to whether the school will run from one of its own faculties or will it have one of its own buildings. It is expected that the first batch will start from next year and it will have 30 students. The varsity still has not taken decision on the MA course that they intend to offer. At the same time, they are planning to conduct an entrance examination, this is still under the talks.
Tyagi said, “We are also expecting journalists and communication experts to come forward and contribute in building this school as DU is a public university and everyone has a stake in it,”
In the future, the school is also planning to start undergraduate, masters’, M.Phil and P.hD programmes as well.