DU plans to merge similar courses for 4-yr programme


With the four-year undergraduate programme set to be introduced from July, Delhi University is mulling over merging several undergraduate courses for students taking admission in the new session.

These primarily include BA (Hons) Journalism and BA (H) Mass Communication; and BA (H) Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Studies and Bachelor of Finance and Investment Analysis.

The idea is to do away with specialisation at the undergraduate level. Umesh Rai, director, South Campus, said, "An undergraduate student should have broad knowledge of various subjects. Specialisation in subjects should take place at the postgraduate level."

Talking about the problems that plague undergraduate courses in subjects like Polymer Science, Microbiology, Business Economics, Rai said, "If one looks at the Zoology department, for instance, there is no paper in Systems Biology which is in great demand."

With the new measure in place, university officials said, students seeking admission in Journalism and Mass Communication courses will not find themselves confounded with multiple names for the same course. "We noticed that the modules in Journalism (H) and Mass Communication papers are almost the same. To keep the rigour of the discipline alive and to meet the needs of the market, we decided to alter the syllabus and to have a single degree," said Sangit Ragi, Deputy Dean (Academics).

While five colleges including Lady Shri Ram, Kalindi, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce offer BA (Honours) Journalism, Indraprastha College has a similar course called BA (Honours) Mass Media and Mass Communication.

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