‘It’s great fun de­sign­ing your own de­gree’

Jour­nal­ism, art and de­sign… stu­dents at CIC study what they are deeply in­ter­ested in COUR­SES OF­FERED

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - Gauri Kohli

Aditi Parashar was just like any other Delhi Univer­sity stu­dent en­joy­ing her BA his­tory (hons) pro­gramme from Khalsa Col­lege. She had man­aged to score 65% over­all in the first year, but his­tory was more of a hobby for her. The me­dia world was what really fas­ci­nated her.

Soon she got to know about BTech in hu­man­i­ties at the Clus­ter In­no­va­tion Cen­tre. “I thought it was fas­ci­nat­ingly un­re­al­is­tic keep­ing in mind the In­dian ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. The flex­i­bil­ity seemed to be hy­po­thet­i­cal but I had faith that if it worked out, it was go­ing to do won­ders,” says Parashar.

This gave her a chance to study for two pa­pers at BTech/BS in in­no­va­tion with math­e­mat­ics & IT BTech hu­man­i­ties @ Meta Col­lege Master of math­e­mat­ics ed­u­ca­[email protected] Univer­sity Lady Shri Ram Col­lege from BA jour­nal­ism (hons) and opt for two pa­pers from St Stephen’s Col­lege from its BA English (hons) course. “I plan to de­sign my de­gree with my ma­jor in jour­nal­ism with a mi­nor in psychology and eco­nom­ics too,” she says.

In semesters two to seven, stu­dents can choose cour­ses to spe­cialise in a streams such as jour­nal­ism, ed­u­ca­tion, his­tor­i­cal tourism, coun­selling and art and de­sign.

This con­cept also fas­ci­nated As­mita Pu­nia. “I ini­tially took ad­mis­sion in BCom (hons) at Gargi Col­lege, dur­ing which I got to know about this course. We did a a hands-on project along with our four sub­jects. I chose a project on the Gand­hian model of com­mu­ni­ca­tion which es­sen­tially re­searched non-vi­o­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion,” says Pu­nia.

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