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B.A. (Hons.) Journalism

B.A. (Hons.) Journalism

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 leadership abilities.
    • 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: