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Meta College off to a good start

Apart from studying in various DU colleges, students will get an opportunity to be mentored by teachers from other institutes.

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2012 01:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

The new academic session at Delhi University (DU) brought in a wave of change as the varsity started its Meta College programme with the introduction of BTech in Humanities course.

Students will now have a myriad options to pick from as their core specialisation area. While the course will be conducted by the Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), students will have the option of choosing between journalism, education counselling, historical tourism, art and design.

"So far the response has been positive. It has just been two days and we have received more than 120 applications. We are sure that by August 1 the numbers will be quite high," said a CIC official. While students will be inducted through a written test and a personal interview for 40 coveted seats, the wide range of subject combinations has students' interest piqued.

For those who take up the course, not only will there be an opportunity to study across different DU colleges, but other institutes such as the Institute of Lifelong Learning and Central Institute of Education (DU) and AJK Mass Communication Research Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University.

"It is a great opportunity for students to explore different disciplines and use their practical and theoretical knowledge in their research projects. These students will also be mentored by some great minds from other institutes, which will give them a wide exposure," said vice chancellor, Dinesh Singh.

Singh also added that students who graduated four years hence would be at par with some of the best minds from the country, the novelty of the course notwithstanding.

First Published: Jul 27, 2012 23:31 IST