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Course Profile: B.A. (Honours) Journalism

Here’s all that you need to know about the B.A. (Honours) Journalism Course in DU! 

What does the course structure look like? 

The B.A. (Honours) Journalism Course in DU ranges over 3 years (exception in the case of Delhi School of Journalism, which offers a 5-year integrated course). The course comprises 6 semesters and 14 core papers. The core subjects are as follows: 

  • Semester 1
    • Introduction to Journalism
    • Introduction to Media and Communication
  • Semester 2: 
    • Reporting and Editing for Print 
    • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Semester 3: 
    • Introduction to Broadcast Media
    • History of the Media
    • Advertising and Public Relations 
  • Semester 4: 
    • Introduction to New Media 
    • Development Communication
    • Media Ethics and the Law 
  • Semester 5: 
    • Global Media and Politics
    • Advanced Broadcast Media
  • Semester 6: 
    • Advanced New Media
    • Communication Research and Methods

What were the previous year cut-offs? 

  • General- 89%-99.5%
  • OBC- 76%-98%
  • SC- 77%-97.5%
  • ST- 67%-98%
  • EWS- 82%-97%
  • PWd- 60%-98%
  • Kashmiri Migrants-68%-97%

What are the career options available after pursuing this course? 

  • Editing
  • Proofreading 
  • Cartooning 
  • News Reading
  • Feature Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Correspondent
  • Writer/Author
  • Film critic and others.

Are there any notable alumni from this course? 

  • Sanjana Sanghi : Actor (Lady Shri Ram College for Women) 
  • Nidhi Razdan : Journalist (Lady Shri Ram College for Women) 
  • Rituparna Biswas : Filmmaker and screenwriter (Kamala Nehru College) 

What colleges offer this course? 

This course is offered by only a few colleges of DU. This includes: 

  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
  • Kamala Nehru College
  • Bharati College
  • Delhi School of Journalism (offers 5 year integrated course in Journalism)
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Maharaja Agrasen College
  • Kalindi College
  • Institute of Home Economics

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