For students hoping to pursue a course in journalism from Delhi University this year, the race will start early.
The Common Journalism Entrance Test, to be coordinated by the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) this year, will be held on May 27, about a week after the CBSE senior secondary results are declared. The test was held in June last year.
The mode of application for the test has also changed.
The five colleges that offer journalism courses will have a mixed application system that will allow students to apply online or fill the form physically.
“We wanted to make the application process accessible and equitable. We are starting early this year so that the admissions are made in time and no time is wasted in coming out with multiple lists after the session starts,” said MS Rawat, principal, DCAC.
The eligibility criteria have also been revised. The best of four percentages required to take the test has been lowered from 70% last year to 60% this year. But a student will need a minimum of 60% in English to be eligible.
It was for the first time last year that Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Kamla Nehru College, Maharaja Agrasen College, DCAC and Kalindi College decided to hold a common entrance test.
While physical forms will be made available at all the five colleges, they can be submitted only at the DCAC. “The decisions regarding application fee have not been taken so far but the registration is expected to open by April 5,” said Rawat.