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delhi Updated: May 26, 2010 23:37 IST
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Bachelors degree

If documenting daily events, people and places is what interests you then a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Delhi University can help you do just that.

Five colleges of the varsity — Kamala Nehru College , Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Maharaja Agrasen College, Kalindi College and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce — offer this three-year course and each college screens the students according to their criteria.

For those keen on pursuing journalism in Hindi can enroll for Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar, which is available in four colleges, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, SGND Khalsa College, Ram Lal Anand College and Bhim Rao Ambedkar College.

Admission Procedure
Since there is no common entrance for BA (Honours) Journalism, candidates have to purchase the forms individually from each college starting from May 28 till June 11. The students of Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar though will have to appear for a common entrance test. They have to purchase a common form to appear for the test, which is already on sale from May 25 at the Arts Faculty in North Campus. The forms will be on sale till June 15 and the students have to sit for the common entrance on June 20.

Entrance Test
The entrance test for both BA (H) Journalism and Patrakarita Avam Jansanchar are conducted to test the aptitude of the students towards writing. For BA (H) Journalism, each college sets their own question papers, which is broadly divided into objective and subjective sections.

“We generally stress on current affairs and focus on the skills of a child to interpret issues with originality and creativity,” said Vartika Nanda, Head of the Department of Journalism in Lady Shri Ram College.

She also informed that students need to focus on writing skills and current affairs equally.

“The strong theoretical base of journalism honours course in Delhi University ensures that the students see and judge issues with objectivity and refrain from sensationalising issues,” added Nanda.

Table 1

Looking for admission to a college in DU, remember these dates so that you can buy, fill and submit your application forms on time.

Sale of forms begin May 28 (10 am to 1 pm)
Last date for receipt of forms June 11 (up to 1 pm)
First admission list June 22 (10 AM)
Second admission list June 26 (10 am)
Third admission list July 1 (10 am)
Fourth admission list July 6 (10 am)
School of Open Learning forms available from June 1 to October 29

Table 2


Here’s a quick check on what’s needed where and when:

Kamala Nehru College
Eligibility for test: 75 per cent aggregate in Class XII marks
Criteria/weightage: 30% in Class XII marks + 55% written test + 15% interview
Entrance test: June 14 (10 am to 11.30 am)
Seats: 39

Kalindi College
Eligibility for test: 55 per cent aggregate and 60 per cent in English (Class XII marks)
Criteria/weightage: Written test + Interview
Entrance test: June 30

Seats: 47

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
Eligibility for test: 70 per cent aggregate in best of four subjects and 75 per cent in English
Criteria/weightage: Written test + Interview
Entrance test: June 16
Seats: 31

Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Eligibility for test: Undecided
Criteria/weightage: Written test
Entrance test: June 17
Seats: 23 (last year)

Maharaja Agrasen College
Eligibility for test: 60% aggregate in class 12
Criteria/weightage: 50% weightage + 35% test + 15% interview
Entrance test: June 18 (10 am)
Seats: 40