DU may introduce short-term courses for working journalists (Representational Image)
Keeping in mind the growing popularity of Journalism in the contemporary world, the Delhi School of Journalism (DSJ) is reportedly planning to start a short-term course for working journalists. According to sources close to the Delhi University (DU), the proposed Journalism programme may be introduced in the upcoming academic session, as was originally provisioned in the ordinance under which the varsity established the school. The school is mulling a course for digital journalism and may conduct classes on weekends for the working professionals.
Speaking to news agency IANS, Manasvini Yogi, Officer-on-Special-Duty for DSJ said, "Since we are a new college and have just started our second batch, things are bound to take some time. But we are planning to start the short-term courses by 2020 latest, and if we can, we will start the courses from 2019".
"We will have to see about all that. Too early to talk about the kind of courses we will start. But a course in digital journalism will be there and since these would be for working journalists, the classes may be held on weekends," Yogi said.
The newly-established school, which started its journey in 2017 with a batch of 120 students is already having a five-year Post-graduate course in Journalism. At present, there are 218 students across the two batches of DSJ.
About Delhi School of Journalism:
The University of Delhi established the Delhi School of Journalism (DSJ) in 2017 and introduced a Five-Year Integrated Course in Journalism. The North Campus of the varsity houses the newly-introduced school of journalism along with various other centres and colleges including the Cluster Innovation Centre, Delhi School of Economics and others.