BMM Department Report 2014-2015

Department Report 2014-2015 

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The convergence era has increasingly boxed students into digital spaces enslaving them to their gadgets.

Listed below are some of the key cocurriculum activities conducted in the academic year 2014-15 to keep them connected to the living, breathing, flesh and blood world.

Field Visits:

• GUJARAT-Nakatrana-Bhuj- Chari Dandh-Bani-Rann of Kutch-Kala Dongar-Gir-Uperkot, Junaghad.

Third Year students visited some of the bio-diversity rich landscapes in Gujarat. They interacted with NGO’s working with indigenous people in conservation and preservation. The landscape promoted as a hot traveldestination to the camera wielding casual traveler which was introduced to the students for its real value. As the environmental hot spot that requires a deeper understanding and conservation effort, it is essential for India’s health.

• BANGALORE-Srishti School of design-Technicolor Studios- Dream-In-Workshop with NIMHANS on technologyaddiction Second Year students networked with professors at the design school,entrepreneurs at Dream-in and professionals at the world famous computer graphic studio Technicolor. The highlight of this field visit was theday long workshop on technology deaddiction for them at NIMHANS.

• MUMBAI PORT-LANDS: Initiating students to active citizenship Third year students were taken on a field visit to view the dockyard lands from the yellow gate to the Sewri Fort. Retd.Vice Admiral I C Rao, memberof APLI trust, an NGO working in urban planning and education under the Chamber of Commerce,Mumbai accompanied the students. The proposed citizens reimaging plansubmitted to the central governmentfor this parcel of land was explained. This exercise was to train students to function as active, responsible citizens participating in civic and urban issues.

• MUMBAI UNDER THE STARS:- In collaboration with Pehchaan, an NGO in Mumbai using advocacy and empowerment to ensure the rights of homeless citizens, the third year students took a tour-on-foot between 10pm to 1am., covering a 10km walk through the streets of Mumbai, covering Marine lines-Charni Road- Opera House-Worli-Mahalakshmi- Girgaon Chowpatty and Mohammed Ali road, meeting the people living on footpaths. The tour was to initiatestudents to converse with the homeless and unlearn the popular notions attached to poverty and homeless people.

• TARAPUR - Exercise in Public relations 10 students visited the Tarapur Atomic power station. This 2 day guided study tour was organised by the Tarapur plant officials. Students met the officials to understand the scientific measures and precautions that such plants undertake. It was an exercise to seek answers to the various media led controversies on the hazards of atomic energy.

Field Projects:

Photo Documentaries: The Dharavi Bhet – Entertainment vs. Livelihood The second year students, photodocumented the everyday lives and livelihood of the indigenous people in Uttan, Manori and Gorai islands. These islands have been marked by the Mumbai development authority as SEZ-Special Entertainment Zone. ‘Propagating an inclusive development taking into consideration the rights of these indigenous people’-was the theme of this project and exhibition in association with the SSL in campus. S/HE-Awareness Drive with the TATA Memorial hospital, Parel, Mumbai. A photo documentary and exhibition on the International Women’s Day -March 8th 2015- by the second year students. This project was a part of the awareness campaign emphasizing the paradigm shift of the complementary and supporting roles between men and women and the reassurances that it brings into the institution of family. CG Netswara- Communications solutions in India’s heartland Brave hearts-Beryl Xavier and Adit Kelshekar, second year students BACHELOR OF MASS MEDIA structure based drug designing
conducted at NMIS , Mumbai, in January 2015.

S/HE-Awareness Drive with the TATA Memorial hospital, Parel, Mumbai. A photo documentary and exhibition on the International Women’s Day - March 8th 2015- by the second year students. This project was a part of the awareness campaign emphasizing the paradigm shift of the complementary and supporting roles between men and women and the reassurances that it brings into the institution of family. 

CGNet Swara- Communications solutions in India’s heartland Brave hearts-Beryl Xavier and Adit Kelshekar, second year students

A series of workshops, guest lectures, debates and discussion forums on media and politics along with extracurricular activities kept the teachers and students mentally agile.

Ms. Perrie Subramaniam
Co-ordinator,
Bachelor of Mass Media

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