STUDENTS IN NEW DELHI TO TAKE DIT JOURNALISM DEGREE

A proposed partnership agreement between the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM) in India will see students in New Delhi opt for DIT's BA in Journalism from next year.

A Validation Panel, led by DIT's Director of Academic Affairs Dr. Frank McMahon, recently visited IILM in New Delhi. The panel met with members of the Faculty, visited student facilities and also met representatives of India's national media industry.


New Delhi Visit

Following the visit, Dr. McMahon said: 'The panel is very pleased to recommend that this programme be validated. We discussed ways in which the course material needs to be adapted - for example, a working knowledge of Hindi will be essential - but otherw ise, students in New Delhi will learn and be assessed on the same basis as their counterparts in DIT. It's a very exciting development, and we hope there may be further opportunities for synergy with IILM in the future'.


New Delhi Visit

The Head of the School of Film and Media at IILM, Mr. A. Surya Prakash, was also very positive about the proposed partnership and how it may evolve. He said: 'In the years ahead, I look forward to greater collaboration between our two media schools, incl uding media-impact research'.

The degree programme will be delivered over three years by the School of Film and Media at IILM. The programme aims to provide a high standard of professional training and education, as well as instilling an understanding of the ethical issues facing jou rnalists.

14 November 2002

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