Coming soon: DU to get Delhi School of Journalism offering 5-year integrated degree course

 

Very soon, the Delhi University will be getting a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’, which will offer a five-year integrated course and will be functional from this academic session. DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi had last year proposed for the introduction of a five-year integrated course in journalism.

Another new course in cyber security

DU will also be launching a post-graduate diploma course in cyber security.

“In the previous academic council meeting, the VC had mooted the idea of the courses. Though nothing concrete was known to us, he had set up committees of experts on cyber security and journalists to work on the syllabus and course content, which are now ready,” said Nachiketa Singh, a member of the panel.

The Standing Committee on Academic Affairs, in a meeting today, gave the approval to launch the two courses, a Standing Committee member Nachiketa Singh said.

School of Transnational AffairsDelhi School of Journalism to be established soon in DU

A nod was also given to set up ‘School of Transnational Affairs’ – a forum on virtual platform for intellectuals and academics for discourse among scholars across the world.

“The think-tank will be interdisciplinary and deal on subjects such as social, political, economics and security,” Singh told PTI.

(Read: DU among top 10 universities in India for the first time according to QS University World Rankings 2018)

The three agendas will have to get the nod from the Academic Council and the Executive Council before they are implemented.

As per an Indian Express report, Singh said, “The university is going to start a five-year integrated course in journalism, which will be known as the Delhi School of Journalism. If students quit at the end of three years, they will get a graduate degree, and if they complete five years, they’ll get a postgraduate degree.”

“The School will have a different building, and faculty will be appointed. It will probably be based in North Campus. But for this year, it will run from a temporary location. DU is ready with funds for the same,” he added.

 

OnePlus 5 India Launch: Pop-Up Events to Be Held in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai

 

HIGHLIGHTS
OnePlus 5 pop-up events will be held on June 23 and June 24
Limited number of OnePlus 5 units will be up for purchase at the events
Anyone can attend the pop-up events
The OnePlus 5 India launch event is less than 10 days away, and the company has now announced it will hold pop-up events in four cities in the country right after launch to showcase its newest flagship to the general public. The India launch of the upcoming OnePlus flagship is scheduled for June 22, and the first pop-up event will be held in New Delhi the next day. On June 24, OnePlus will host pop-up events to bring the OnePlus 5 to the public in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai that will allow users to experience the handset and buy it.

OnePlus 5 pop-up events will also be held in New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and London after the launch on June 20, when the phone is unveiled globally. The company held similar events last year for the launch of OnePlus 3 as well.OnePlus 5 India Launch: Pop-Up Events to Be Held in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai

Coming back to the OnePlus 5 pop-up event, the company’s official website says, “Everyone is invited. But, to be among the first ones to take home the OnePlus 5, you’ll have to be fast (limited stocks).” The Delhi event will start at 1pm IST and end at 9pm, the one in Bengaluru is scheduled for 12:30pm-10pm, and Chennai and Hyderabad for 3pm-9pm. Details of the venue are available on the OnePlus website.
The OnePlus 5 India launch event will start at 2pm IST on June 22. According to a recent report, the OnePlus 5 variant with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM will cost Rs. 32,999, while the model with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM will be priced at Rs. 37,999. The smartphone has been confirmed to feature the top-end Snapdragon 835 processor, iPhone 7 Plus-like design, and dual-camera setup on the back, based on various teasers the company has shared till now.

OnePlus 5 Price in India, Specifications, Release Date, and More: What the Rumour Mill Says

Rumours suggest the OnePlus 5 will run Android 7.1 Nougat software at launch, and sport a 5.5-inch full-HD display, with a fingerprint sensor below. It is said to run on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The smartphone is said to sport a 23-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel camera at the front for selfies. As the device sports a dual camera setup at the back, how does 23-megapixel sensor fits in the scheme of things is currently unclear.

 

Delhi University First Cut-Off List 2017 out at du.ac.in: SRCC demands 97.75 per cent for BCom (Honours)

 

Delhi University (DU) has released the much awaited first cut-off list for the admission in various courses for the year 2017-18 today evening.

All the candidate can check the cut-off list on the official website, the link for which is du.ac.in 

Now, the fight over seat in undergraduate courses at DU will begin.

(Read: DU First Cut-Off List 2017 : List of documents required for UG admission ) 

Shri Ram College of Commerce has set the highest demanding 97.75 per cent for BCom (Hons). SRCC is one of the top ranked commerce colleges in the country and has been in the spotlight for last couple of years for setting unusually high cut off for B.Com. (Honors).

This year, however, the cut off has not reached the touchdown mark of 100 per cent as was the case in 2011. This year the cut off for B.Com. (Honors) at SRCC is 97.75 per cent.

(Read: Delhi University SOL Admissions 2017 begin at sol.du.ac.in: How to apply )

This is the second consecutive year of the online admission process for UG admissions unlike previous years when it used to be both online and offline.

The DU admission process for its 60 undergraduate programmes in 62 colleges with around 54,000 seats began on May 22.

Acid attack survivors, thalassemia students to have reserved seats in DU:

Moving a step towards giving disabled students an equal opportunity to study, Delhi University has announced that it will also reserve seats for acid attacks survivors and students with thalassemia and dwarfism.Delhi University First Cut-Off List 2017

As reported, this move from the varsity comes after recently adopting the revised Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Percentage of reservation:

  • Further, the law gives at least 5 per cent reservation to students with disabilities
  • By following this act, it means, DU will reserve at least 2,500 seats for differently abled applicants

In the last academic session, DU had reserved only 3 per cent of its seats in all colleges and courses for PwD applicants.

Important dates:

  • Document verification: June 24 to June 28
  • Second cut off list: July 1
  • Document verification and admission approval: July 1 to July 4
  • Third cut off list: July 7
  • Admission approval and document verification: July 7 to July 10