Almost everyone opens the Facebook at least once a day and the first thing it asks from its every user is 'What's on your mind'. A status update option which allows people to update anything they like from feelings to activities and from text to pictures and videos. But most of the time these updates are just random with no or little meaning. But now Delhi University's English department has taken it up so that students can now have the option of studying 'How to write posts on Facebook'.
Delhi University's English Department has drafted a curriculum which includes the option of 'Facebook Post Writing' as a part of the four components of the course ''Academic Writing'.Head of the English Department, Christel Devadawson said "We want to give students every option possible, such as academic and professional writing of different kinds. We have noticed that students have had to go outside the university to acquire such skills, at some cost of their own".
She further said that it is a digital age and the skill might come in handy as most of the students use digital media in their everyday life in one way or another.
However, many students are not happy with the move. Anshula, a Delhi University student said that she would prefer to study pure forms of literature and poetry rather than spending time in learning the aesthetics of Facebook posting.
"It could lead to the degeneration of the academic sphere," she added.
Not only students but teachers also have their own concerns
"Facebook is a tool for people to share their opinions and thoughts openly. This course would control the way students write on social media, regulate their thoughts. You would make them think of the form of their posts, or language of their writing, which ends up controlling content as well. It's restrictive to their ideas," says Siddharth Kanoujia, an English Professor.