Media and journalism have been referred to as the fourth pillar of democracy. The
construction of reality is thus one of the most vital functions of the media and media
professionals. The rapid technological transformations at the turn of the millennium and the
proliferation of digital platforms of communication have opened new pathways for
practitioners of media to tell stories of issues concerning humanity. As local, national and
global media industries are proliferating and thriving, there is an ever-increasing demand of
professionals in the media job market such as journalists, anchors, researchers, broadcasters,
animators and photographers to name a few.
Keeping in view this demand and the need to shape responsible professionals, and to give
women an effective voice in media, the Department of Development Communication,
Extension and Journalism (DCEJ) has been offering a three-year B.A. (Hons.) course in
Journalism since 2017. We are proud to say that our alumni are successfully pursuing higher
education from reputed institutions are well placed in jobs. The onus for this goes to the well-
qualified and experienced faculty in the department from varied fields of Development
Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication. The teaching methodology
incorporates lectures, workshops, field visits and interaction with eminent media
personalities. The Department emphasizes independent research projects and extensive
written and practice-based assignments by students. The college has a state-of-the-art audio
studio for production of radio programs besides having equipment for photography and video
production. The students are encouraged to develop critical awareness of not only the values
and purpose of journalism but also the political, social and economic contexts in which
journalism operates. They are sensitized to the role and power of media as an agent of change
and as a pillar of democracy.
Programme Learning Outcomes:
During three years of rigorous teaching and practice-based projects, students understand the
function of the media in the society and democracy and develop good communication skills.
They learn the nuances of researching, reporting and writing a good copy. They also learn
technical skills pertaining to layout and web designing, photography, radio and video
programming and production. Besides this, the internships undertaken by students help them
to undertake team work and hone their skills to make them ready for further education and
work in the industry.
After completing this undergraduate programme, the learners:
Acquire fundamental knowledge of Journalism and related study areas.
Empower themselves by communication, professional and life skills as well as
Equip themselves with ICTs including digital literacy.
Acquire primary research skills; understand the importance of innovation,
entrepreneurship and incubation abilities.
Acquire the understanding of importance of cooperation and teamwork.
Become ethically committed media professionals competent to undertake jobs
in the industry.
For more details, the candidates may refer to syllabus and course structure available on the
website of University of Delhi at: