Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia 2012 latest new courses 2013

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Jamia Millia Islamia plan to launch a hybrid course Delhi University (DU) in collaboration withJamia Millia Islamia has created an innovative course — MA in mathematics and mass communication — under the concept of Meta University. Initially, there will be 20 seats for the course. The course will be conducted under the Cluster Innovation Centre (DU) and AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (Jamia Millia Islamia). While DU has designed the math curriculum, the mass communication curriculum is being taken care of by Jamia. According to SM Sajid, registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia, the MA degree in mathematics and mass communication is an exciting proposition as two universities come together to share their intellectual resources, faculty, facilities, etc. This will open up the face of higher education in the country. “The curriculum has to be approved by the board of department of teachers and the academic council, which will be done by the first week of September.” Faculty from CIC, Central Institute of Education (DU) and Jamia will teach the course. The four-semester course will cover areas like core mathematics, pedagogy of mathematics, computational skills, etc. Each semester will have four papers and one project has to be carried out by students. Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, DU, says, “The course will offer students opportunities in teaching and research. In order to be a good mathematics teacher, one has to be a good communicator. A math teacher must be able to explain the subject through different mediums of technology — computer , television, radio, etc. Also, they must be able to promote the subject and excite students.” “We are not making a new curriculum. Both the universities will merge the existing curricula to start a new application,” he adds. Each college has its own strength and through the innovative approach we will give students the best. MM Chaturvedi, director, Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), DU says, “The programme is designed in a way that lays stress on the application of mathematics and aims to change the way mathematics has been traditionally taught. 

The course will be innovative and will be based on application of mathematical concepts rather than teaching and learning mathematics in the traditional way.” “We are thinking of having virtual classrooms so that students from both universities can benefit through technology. Sixty per cent of the coursework will involve project work,” says Chaturvedi. The mass communication papers have been chosen in collaboration with DU to make the curriculum more relevant. Admission will be through a jointly designed entrance test. “We have got clearance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) about the joint degree. We had to wait for the approval in order to be sure of the legality of the joint degree to be awarded to students,” says Sajid. Out of the 20 seats, both universities will select 10 students each. The classes will be conducted in both the universities. The course is expected to begin in September. Students who have a background in mathematics or who have cleared two maths papers of 100 marks or students who have had one subject as maths in their graduation can apply. The fee for the course is Rs 5,000. SHARE THIS:Tweet
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