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DU Witnesses Decrease in Demand for Hindi Journalism, Surge in Applications for English Journalism

Published: | August 20, 2019
Hindi Journalism DU

DU admissions 2019 have concluded that few students opt for the course of Hindi journalism. The cutoff marks for Hindi journalism has gone down in all the colleges offering the course.

In spite of the Hindi media flourishing so well in India, not many students opt for Hindi Journalism at the University of Delhi (DU). This can be concluded by the disparity in cut off marks set by the university for the courses of English and Hindi Journalism. The English Journalism course continues to witness a surge of applications from students. Journalism has become one of the most sought after courses now as the brilliant youth of the country aims to build the career of a journalist.

A huge margin was seen between the first cutoff lists for Hindi and English Journalism and there was not much change in the seventh cut off lists for both. The Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) released the highest cut off for B.A. (Honours) Journalism which was 98.5 per cent. Meanwhile, the highest cutoff for B.A. (Honours) Hindi Journalism was 86 per cent and was set by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College. While most of the colleges that offered English Journalism closed their admissions with high cutoffs in the 90s, the four colleges of DU that offer Hindi Journalism were accepting students even after the release of the seventh cut off list. The colleges that provide the course of Hindi Journalism at DU are Ram Lal Anand, Aditi Mahavidyalaya, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa, and Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

The cut-off marks of the first and seventh list for the courses of English Journalism and Hindi Journalism are given in the table below for four colleges of each course.

Delhi University (DU) Hindi Journalism Cutoff 2019

The cut-off marks of Hindi Journalism at DU for DU admissions 2019 are given below. Marks set in the first and last list of all the four colleges offering the course of Hindi Journalism are provided.

Category

Ram Lal Anand

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa

Cutoff List

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

General

85%

Closed

86%

79.5%

73%

Closed

82%

75%

OBC

83%

78%

78%

70.5%

70%

51%

82% (Sikh Minority)

75% (Sikh Minority)

ST

81%

74%

58%

48%

68%

45%

-

-

SC

81%

74.5%

73%

Closed

68%

48%

-

-

PwD

80%

Closed

50%

45%

68%

48%

80%

51%

EWS

83%

77.5%

85%

78%

70%

Closed

78%

N.A.

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Delhi University (DU) English Journalism Cutoff 2019

DU English Journalism cutoff marks 2019 are provided in the table below. The cut-off marks for English Journalism at four reputed colleges of DU are given.

Category

Lady Shri Ram

Bharati College

Kamla Nehru College

Maharaja Agrasen College

Cutoff List

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

First

Seventh

General

97.5%

Closed

94%

Closed

97%

Closed

96%

Closed

OBC

94%

Closed

92%

Closed

93%

83.5%

92%

Closed

ST

92%

90.75%

89%

Closed

90.5%

84.5%

85%

72%

SC

92%

Closed

91%

76%

91.5%

84%

90%

Closed

PwD

90%

Closed

89%

65%

89%

63%

90%

71%

EWS

97%

96%

93.75%

86%

96.5%

Closed

95%

Closed

Co-ordinator and Associate Professor of Hindi Journalism at Ram Lal Anand College, Rakesh Kumar, blames the low popularity of the course for low cutoff and lesser demand. He said that the eligibility criteria for the course entail that the student must have studied Hindi till 10 + 2 which is quite rare as students mostly opt for streams of Commerce and Science. Students from small cities or rural areas opt for the course which results in the low cutoffs.

The Assistant Professor of the Department of Journalism at DCAC, Aakriti Kohli, attributed the popularity of English Journalism to English becoming an aspirational language. The parents of children who are from tier 2 or tier 3 cities do not wish their children to pursue Hindi at the higher education level. Students are encouraged to read, learn, and write in English as it is an important language in today’s world.

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Hindi Journalism being run in the self-financed mode is also an important reason as to why not many students opt for the course. Permanent faculty cannot be hired for the programme and the infrastructure is inadequate.

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