NEW DELHI: In bid to promote the Tamil language, Delhi University ((DU) for the first time has included Tamil as an optional subject in the newly designed five year integrated Journalism course.
The course will be taught in the newly created Delhi School of Journalism (DSJ), one of the dream project and brainchild of DU vice chancellor Yogesh Tyagi for which the classes will commence from the last week of September.
The varsity will offer the five year Journalism course in English and Hindi Medium at both Under Graduate (UG) and Post graduate (PG) level.
Along with Tamil, students will also have the option to choose Bengali as regional language option in the course.
“Tamil is one of the widely spoken regional language in India and across the region of South East Asia. If you visit countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillipines and many others, you will find a large number of people who speaks Tamil. So students who are coming from a different states will get a chance to learn the language it will add a skill and further he/she even pursue a carrier in Tamil journalism” said Maharaj K Pandit, Chairman Admission Committee.
The course will also include four foreign languages- Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic and two regional language- Tamil and Bengali. Students have to choose one foreign and one regional language. The subject is mandatory which the students will learn for the rest five years.
Registration procedure for the course will start from August 23 and will go till 8th September. Students have to clear the National entrance test to take admission in the course. The date schedule for the examination is 17th September.