Very soon, University of Delhi will have its own school of Journalism which will be named as ' Delhi School of Journalism'. Delhi School of Journalism will offer a five year integrated course and will begin its functioning this academic session. The course on journalism was proposed by Mr. Yogesh Tyagi, DU Vice Chancellor, last year.
New course in Cyber Security
DU is also ready to launch a new course, a post-graduate diploma, 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.
The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting today, gave the approval to launch the two courses" said Nachiketa Singh, a member of the panel.
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," Nachiketa Singh said.