Indraprasth College for Women’s (IPCW) journalism course has gone through a host of changes since the introduction of the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). Initially known as Bachelor in Mass Media and Mass Communications, it was renamed to BJMC and its entrance exam was scrapped in favour of admissions through cut-off percentages. Last year, after the scrapping of FYUP, Bachelor in Multi Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) was reintroduced but admissions continued through cut-offs.
In a press conference on Thursday, the college announced the return of the entrance exam system for the course, which has now been renamed to BA(H.) Multi Media and Mass Communication in order to fall in line with the University Grants Commission directives on course nomenclature.
There will be two exams for admission to the course. The first entrance exam will be an objective (MCQ) test and is scheduled for 21st June. The second entrance exam will be held on 25th June. It will be a subjective test on English comprehension and creative & analytical skills.
The college will issue a list of accepted candidates on 29th June followed by payment of fees from 1st July to 3rd July.
To register, candidates can collect and deposit forms at IPCW starting 1st June. Last date to apply is 10th June. The chargeable fees for the form and the test is Rs.950 for general category and Rs.475 for other categories. Aspirants can also request postal delivery of the application form.
A student from the Class of 2015 (last batch to have taken the entrance test) suggests that entrance exams ensure that only candidates who are ready for the highly specialised course make it through the admission procedure. “It’s a welcome change,” she said, on condition of anonymity. The graduating batch reportedly also faced problems while filling application forms for PG courses due to the change of name of the course from Mass Media and Mass Communication to Multi Media and Mass Communication.
In the press conference, IPCW also announced the proposal of a new journalism course to the University of Delhi. The course will include Fashion Communication, Disaster Management & Communication and Public Service Broadcasting among other subjects.