Introduced in 1989 in Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, this three-year course has become one of the most coveted undergraduate courses. Now, it is offered by five Delhi University colleges: Lady Shri Ram, Kamala Nehru, Kalindi, Maharaja Agrasen and Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. The course consists of 20 papers over six semesters capped by an internship.
The profession is often linked to glamour and seen as a quick step to fame. Would-be journalists should know it is less about glamour and more about sweat, hard work and working at odd hours.
Over print, broadcast and online journalism, there are several allied fields. “Every year, almost a quarter of our students go into advertising, public relations, documentary filmmaking and a good number also opts for further studies and research,” says Anubha Yadav, lecturer, department of journalism, KNC.
“A degree in journalism introduces one to almost all facets of mass media. Students can follow up the degree by specialising in the course of their liking.” Anubha Yadav,lecturer, Kamala Nehru College
“Journalism equips you with skills like reasoning, data analysis and stresses on general awareness on all topics.”
Abbas Khan, journalism graduate, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce