Indian university mulls adding Facebook post writing in English literature course

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-26 20:01:45|Editor: ying
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NEW DELHI, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The Delhi University (DU) in the Indian capital is contemplating to include "Facebook post writing" as part of its English literature course, officials said Wednesday.

A core committee in the English department has recommended the addition as a skill enhancement course.

"Now social media is part of our lives. Therefore, it was deemed necessary to train students in the new genre to help them convey their thoughts clearly," said an official at DU's English department. "The writings on social media need to be properly written as it is becoming part of literature."

The university's English department has already sent a proposal containing recommendations to all its affiliated colleges teaching the undergraduate courses in literature studies and sought their feedback.

According to university officials the final decision regrading incorporation of "Facebook post writing" would be decided after receiving feedback from the colleges.

The colleges have been asked to sent their feedback by May 1.

"Once the feedback is received it will be before the academic and executive council for the decision," the officials said.

DU is among India's prestigious universities.

Facebook over the years has emerged as the favourite place for people to express themselves and share thoughts. Writing Facebook posts has become a daily affair for over a billion users of the social networking site.