Delhi/Ferozepur, June 28, 2013: After MBBS by medical students, the preferences for professional courses in Engineering Colleges of non-medical students, is Computer, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and others. So far as post-graduate degree colleges are concerned, after English, Economics, Commerce, the Journalism and Mass Communication is being given preference as their second or third choice in the common form, followed by in Delhi University.
Perhaps this is the reason that there are some 27,000 small and big newspapers and magazines are published in the country. All of this posing a huge challenge to India to produce educated and empowered young citizens.
While talking to old time reader of newspapers, he said, with the entry of electronic media, the quality of journalism has reduced. Preference is given to sensational news to be quickly telecast than the quality of the news and perhaps, viewers memory is short when there is another big news on the small screen.
The number of applications received by the DU is 83,805 for English, 63,389 for Economics, 59,978 for Commerce followed by 59,583 for Journalism and Mass Communication. The reason stated to be for preference to Journalism is definite job prospects in view of introduction of various online portals and students from all categories can apply.
Anyhow, the trend of joining journalism courses is good and if young generation joins this profession with a motive to bring quality in the media, to prove wrong the version that the old wine and old journalists are better and valuable.