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Journalism hot among students

Five colleges in DU offer journalism at UG level and hold separate entrance exams. Are you ready for the grill? Here are the dates.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 12:10 IST

Most old timers in the media fondly remember how journalism happened accidentally to them. It is a very different story now. Journalism is one of the most sought after courses in Delhi University, be it an undergraduate degree or as a part-time add-on course.

 Entrance dates

Kamala Nehru College: June 16, 3.30 pm

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce: June 17, 9 am

Lady Shri Ram College: June 17, 4 pm

Maharaja Agrasen College: June 22, 10 am

Kalindi College: June 23

(registration on June 20, 21)


Thanks to the spurt of TV channels, journalism is currently hot and has almost become a mainstream career option. Five colleges in Delhi University offer journalism at undergraduate level — Lady Shri Ram, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Kamala Nehru College, Kalindi College and Maharaja Agrasen College.



All the colleges hold separate entrance exams for admission to Journalism (Honours). “Journalism is a very good career option these days and it is also a very glamorous job,” said Ruchika, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tagore Garden, who has applied for journalism (honours) in LSR.



“My daughter is a commerce student but I think it is better for her to do journalism than go for B.Com. (honours),” said Malavika Chakraborty, a parent. “It is a sought after career these days and it also pays very well. Moreover, journalism is a respectable vocation,” she said.



However, to fulfill your desire of pursuing journalism, you will first have to cross the hurdle of the entrance exam. “We are basically looking for a student’s knowledge of current affairs and their skills in writing and expressing English,” said Kanika Khandelwal, media coordinator of LSR College.



“If you have been following the newspaper for the last six month-one year, you will be able to answer the current affair questions,” she said. Apart from current affairs, your awareness about media would also be tested.