KIIT School of Mass Communication – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in KIIT Deemed to be University News Tue, 10 May 2022 06:25:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.4 https://news.kiit.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-download-32x32.png KIIT School of Mass Communication – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in 32 32 KSMC Organizes Hands-on Student Workshop at Kalinga TV https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/workshop/ksmc-organizes-hands-on-student-workshop-at-kalinga-tv/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/workshop/ksmc-organizes-hands-on-student-workshop-at-kalinga-tv/#respond Tue, 10 May 2022 06:25:41 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39488

KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC) organized a two-day workshop at Kalinga TV, Odisha’s leading 24×7 news channel, for the second-year Bachelor students. The students attended the workshop under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor, KSMC and under the patronage of Mr. Himansu Sekhar Khatua, Director General. Dr. Panda explained the intricacies involved […]

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KIIT School of Mass Communication (KSMC) organized a two-day workshop at Kalinga TV, Odisha’s leading 24×7 news channel, for the second-year Bachelor students. The students attended the workshop under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev Kumar Panda, Assistant Professor, KSMC and under the patronage of Mr. Himansu Sekhar Khatua, Director General.

Dr. Panda explained the intricacies involved in the operation of a news channel. Ms. Soumya, Deputy Editor, Kalinga TV explained the entire news telecast process and gave a brief overview of the input/output team, anchoring, reporting, and interviews. In addition, students were exposed to the different departments of the newsroom. They interacted with Ms. Madhusmita, HR Head, who accompanied the students on a studio tour. The students also practiced delivering news bulletins in the newsroom.

The second day of the workshop covered the basics of anchoring which included controlled practice and delivery of the right tone, modulation and pitch. After the practice session, the final shoot began where students scripted and recorded news bulletins based on their chosen topics. The bulletins were shot both in English and Odia. The students also participated in a talk show. The workshop provided an excellent hands-on exposure to the students as they had spent most of their academic life online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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National PR Day: 3rd KSMC Public Relations Summit Organized by KSMC PR Club https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/national-pr-day-3rd-ksmc-public-relations-summit-organized-by-ksmc-pr-club/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/national-pr-day-3rd-ksmc-public-relations-summit-organized-by-ksmc-pr-club/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:05:14 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39174

KSMC Public Relations Club, School of Mass Communication, KIIT-DU organized the 3rd KSMC Public Relations Summit in virtual mode on 21st April 2022, on the occasion of the 45th National PR Day. The theme of the Summit was, “Building Trust: Shaping the New World with Public Relations”.  Speaking at the Summit, Prof. Ganesh Sethi, Department of Journalism and Mass […]

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KSMC Public Relations Club, School of Mass Communication, KIIT-DU organized the 3rd KSMC Public Relations Summit in virtual mode on 21st April 2022, on the occasion of the 45th National PR Day. The theme of the Summit was, “Building Trust: Shaping the New World with Public Relations”. 

Speaking at the Summit, Prof. Ganesh Sethi, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Berhampur University, said that PR is the “5th pillar of democracy” and wields enough influence to make a significant contribution to the world’s progress. The world is a global village where everyone is providing information and the purpose of PR is to filter out this information, stated Dr. Pradosh Rath, Head of the Department, Journalism and Mass Communication, Central University of Odisha.

Mr. Narsingh Majhi, Head of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Rama Devi Women’s University talked about research as a key component that can make or break a product’s marketing approach. “When we research, we understand, and when we comprehend, the public begins to trust us”, said Dr. Debilal Mishra, Course Coordinator, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Ravenshaw University.

Dr. Gyana Ranjan Mishra, Assistant Professor, Birla School of Communication, Birla Global University asserted that the world would be a better place if public relations were better established. Ms. Priyanshi Tripathy, President, KSMC PR Club; Dr Anurag Sahu, Advisor; and Ms. Baisakhi Mishra, Joint-Secretary also spoke.  

The results of the 1st National-level PR Quiz Competition, organized by KSMC PR Club on 18th April 2022, were also announced by Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash on the occasion. Rimjhim Bansal from Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh won the competition, while Gunjan Sharma from Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari and Vijay Prasad Sharma of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda secured the second and third positions respectively. Ms. M. Snehanjali, Secretary, KSMC PR Club offered a vote of thanks.

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Chudanga Adopted as NSS Village by KIIT NSS Bureau https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/chudanga-adopted-as-nss-village-by-kiit-nss-bureau/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/chudanga-adopted-as-nss-village-by-kiit-nss-bureau/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2022 10:39:42 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=39002

Chudanga village of Daruthenga Gram Panchayat under Bhubaneswar Block was adopted as NSS Village by KIIT NSS Bureau on 17th April 2022. NSS volunteers of three schools of KIIT Deemed to be University – School of Mass Communication, School of Fashion Technology and School of Film and Media Sciences – will work with the villagers of […]

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Chudanga village of Daruthenga Gram Panchayat under Bhubaneswar Block was adopted as NSS Village by KIIT NSS Bureau on 17th April 2022. NSS volunteers of three schools of KIIT Deemed to be University – School of Mass Communication, School of Fashion Technology and School of Film and Media Sciences – will work with the villagers of Chudanga to bring social change and develop the village as a model NSS village.

“Chudanga is a tribal village, which is lacking development though it is located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. KIIT NSS Bureau has adopted the village to bring social change in the lives of the people”, said, Dr. Kajal Parasar, Programme Coordinator of KIIT NSS Bureau.

In this regard, an adaptation process meeting was held in Chudanga village. Sarpanch of Daruthenga Gram Panchayat, Mr. Tapan Kumar Chakrabarti presided over the meeting where Dr. Prabhat Kumar Rout and Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Programme Officers of KIIT NSS Bureau talked how NSS volunteers can contribute for the development and social change in the village. Mr. Ajit Kumar Srichandan, Panchayat Samiti Nominee of Daruthenga Gram Panchayat and Singo Besra, Ward Member of Chudanga village were also present in the meeting. Comprising youth and women, a coordination committee was formed for smooth conduct of NSS activities in the village. Mr. Chakrabarti will be the chairman and Dr. Dash will be the convenor of this committee.

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KSMC PR Club Organizes National-Level Public Relations Quiz Competition https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-pr-club-organizes-national-level-public-relations-quiz-competition/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-pr-club-organizes-national-level-public-relations-quiz-competition/#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2022 03:59:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38961

Public Relations Club of School of Mass Communication, KIIT-DU organized a National-Level Public Relations Quiz for UG and PG students on Google Meet on 18th April 2022. Students from Graduate and Post-Graduate Journalism and Communication programmes as well as other social sciences and humanities courses from all over the country actively participated in the competition. The […]

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Public Relations Club of School of Mass Communication, KIIT-DU organized a National-Level Public Relations Quiz for UG and PG students on Google Meet on 18th April 2022. Students from Graduate and Post-Graduate Journalism and Communication programmes as well as other social sciences and humanities courses from all over the country actively participated in the competition. The quiz was moderated by Ms. Aprajita Singhal, Executive Body Member, KSMC PR Club. Assistant Professor Dr. Anurag Sahu introduced the competition and wished every participant good luck. Ms. Priyanshi Tripathy, President, KSMC PR Club, welcomed the participants, offering her best wishes and encouragement.

Results of the competition will be declared on 21st April 2022, which is celebrated as National PR Day. The quiz was a success with participants from universities across India such as Berhampur University, Utkal University, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Ravenshaw University, Central University of Punjab, Galgotias University, etc.

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KSMC Faculty Joins as Expert to Capacity Building Training of Prospective Community Radio Applicants https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-joins-as-expert-to-capacity-building-training-of-prospective-community-radio-applicants/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-joins-as-expert-to-capacity-building-training-of-prospective-community-radio-applicants/#respond Wed, 23 Mar 2022 06:43:52 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38338

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator, School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University was invited as an expert to the Capacity Building Training of Perspective Community Radio Applicants on 17th March 2022. The three-day virtual training was hosted by Young India on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting […]

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Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator, School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University was invited as an expert to the Capacity Building Training of Perspective Community Radio Applicants on 17th March 2022. The three-day virtual training was hosted by Young India on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India.

Dr. Dash took a session on ‘Community Radio: A Tool for Development of Communities’. He discussed a few key concepts such as social change, development and empowerment and how community radio stations can pitch in development. He emphasized to look at development from various perspectives – modernization, critical and monastic, instead of having compartmental understanding. His talk was highly appreciated by the applicants.

Along with Dr. Dash, Fr Bijo Thomas from Radio Mattoli and Mr Amit Dwivedi, Assistant Project Director, MIB also took the sessions on Government Schemes and Sustainability Options, and Broadcasting Code of Conduct respectively on the second day of the programme.

The sessions were facilitated by N. A. Shah Ansari, President, Young India and moderated by Andaz Aaron from Radio Namaskar, Konark. There were 20 participants from the states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jharkhand and Bihar.

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KSMC Student Wins Best Actor Award https://news.kiit.ac.in/achievements/ksmc-student-wins-best-actor-award/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/achievements/ksmc-student-wins-best-actor-award/#respond Tue, 15 Mar 2022 03:40:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38176

Sailendra Samantaray, a first-year student of Master of Communication and Journalism from the School of Mass Communication (KSMC), KIIT Deemed University, was awarded the Zee Sarthak Sansar Best Actor Male Award on 1st March 2022, for the film Tu Mora Sathire-2. On receiving the award, Sailendra said, “An actor continually grooms himself, but a good actor unceasingly […]

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Sailendra Samantaray, a first-year student of Master of Communication and Journalism from the School of Mass Communication (KSMC), KIIT Deemed University, was awarded the Zee Sarthak Sansar Best Actor Male Award on 1st March 2022, for the film Tu Mora Sathire-2. On receiving the award, Sailendra said, “An actor continually grooms himself, but a good actor unceasingly nurtures and grooms his subject, and I hope the appreciation and love from everyone out there remains unaltered. As time goes by, I will earn both name and fame.”

Tu Mora Sathire-2 is the sequel to the highly lauded Odia film “Tu Mora Sathire”, which was released in 2020 under the Zee Sarthak & D Films banner. He noted that it was his first award in the category of “Best Male Actor,” and that it is one of the toughest categories of all the nominations, so it will always be valuable to him.

Sailendra is a prominent dancer and actor of the Odia Music and Ollywood film industry. He is widely known as “Odisha’s Dancing Superstar.” He first appeared on the popular reality TV show “DID Little Masters” in May 2010. Then, he began working as a dancer and choreographer in a myriad of Odia music videos, live concerts, and events. He began his career in the Odia album industry with “College Days“.

In 2019, Sailendra made his Odia film debut as a lead actor in “Saheb Biwi Aur Sala,” which was a tremendous success. Subsequently, he appeared in a number of projects and has also walked the runway for leading fashion designers and been on the covers of popular magazines.

He said, “The journey from Youtube to Cinema, from a Dancer to an Actor, has been and will continue to be the best era of my life,” and he cherishes everything that’s unfolding in the landscape. Expressing gratitude towards KSMC and KIIT-DU, he added, “I am extremely glad to be a student of a university that has spawned many remarkable personalities, and I am also pleased with the way the school fosters extra-curricular in addition to academics.”

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KSMC Faculty Delivers Talk as Guest Speaker at Rama Devi Women’s University https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/ksmc-faculty-delivers-talk-as-guest-speaker-at-rama-devi-womens-university/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/ksmc-faculty-delivers-talk-as-guest-speaker-at-rama-devi-womens-university/#respond Sat, 12 Mar 2022 07:05:31 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38090

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator at School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University was invited as a guest speaker for the seminar, organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Rama Devi Women’s University. The event was held by the Department in physical mode on 11th March 2022. The […]

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Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator at School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University was invited as a guest speaker for the seminar, organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Rama Devi Women’s University. The event was held by the Department in physical mode on 11th March 2022. The theme of the Seminar was “Media and Public Opinion”.

Dr. Dash talked about public perception and its relation to public opinion. He further discussed the topic of media and public opinion using his past experiences to give real-life examples that the students could easily relate with. In his closing statement, Dr. Dash reminded the students that they should be free to air their opinions and also be open to the opinion of others.

Mr. Sandeep Sahu, a veteran journalist from Odisha was also a guest speaker at the seminar. Using his rich experience in journalism, he expounded on the role of Public Opinion and the impacts it has on society. He reminded the students of the need to uphold ethics, accuracy, and logical unbiased reasoning when they join the journalism workplace.

The seminar was followed by a series of questions from the students who were eager to get their doubts cleared by the two renowned guests. Afterwards, the students, faculty members, and the guests had a photo and interaction session.

The seminar was chaired by Mr. Narsingh Majhi, Head of the Department.  While Ms. Soumya Saraswata Panda welcomed the speakers, Dr. Ambika Shankar Mishra, summed up the talks and Ms. Sweta Mohanty proposed vote of thanks. The seminar was moderated by Ms. Suruchi Jena and Ms. Debjani Mahapatra, Seminar Secretary of the department.

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Alumni Talk at KSMC https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/alumni-talk-at-ksmc/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/alumni-talk-at-ksmc/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2022 10:35:22 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38027

School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University organized the second Alumni Talk in virtual mode on 7th March 2022. Mr. Purusottam Dash, a student of 2017-20 batch, was invited as the speaker to deliver a talk on “Digital Marketing as a Career”. The objective of the alumni talk series is to strengthen the alumni […]

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School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University organized the second Alumni Talk in virtual mode on 7th March 2022. Mr. Purusottam Dash, a student of 2017-20 batch, was invited as the speaker to deliver a talk on “Digital Marketing as a Career”. The objective of the alumni talk series is to strengthen the alumni network and to involve the alumni in the process of the School’s growth. Mr. Dash has been working in the field of digital marketing for the last couple of years. He has expertise in Google Analytics, content writing, social media marketing, Event Management and Photography. At present he is working as an Academic Counsellor at Upgrad Bhubaneswar.

In his talk, he elaborated the concept of digital marketing, different elements of digital marketing and the benefits of digital marketing. He spoke on basic skills of content writing and analytics. He also talked about the benefits of digital marketing as a career. He explained the different parts of digital marketing and how one can excel in it.

The session was initiated by Dr. Anurag Sahu, Faculty-In-Charge, Alumni, KSMC, followed by a brief introduction by Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, Course Coordinator. Ms Ruby Nanda, Assistant Professor shared her memory with Mr. Dash and his batch.  Alumni talk is a series of programmes which provide a platform for the present students to interact with the pass out students who are working in various media industries or pursuing higher education.

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International Women’s Day Talk at KIIT School of Mass Communication https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/international-womens-day-talk-at-kiit-school-of-mass-communication/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/international-womens-day-talk-at-kiit-school-of-mass-communication/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2022 04:05:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38021

School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University organized talks by two eminent women, Dr Kuvleen Trehan and Ms Reema Gautam, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2022. The speakers, who have nearly two decades of experience in the field of media education and broadcast media, gave insightful talks on the […]

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School of Mass Communication, KIIT Deemed to be University organized talks by two eminent women, Dr Kuvleen Trehan and Ms Reema Gautam, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2022. The speakers, who have nearly two decades of experience in the field of media education and broadcast media, gave insightful talks on the theme Breaking the Barriers. 

In her talk, Dr. Trehan, Assistant Professor, University School of Mass Communication, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University gave an interesting insight into the world of sports and how women are making slow inroads into the male bastion. She emphasised the need for gender sensitivity in sports in her talk on “Towards Gender Equality in Sports: Is Social Media the Great Leveller?” She said that change needs to happen at three levels – public sphere, policy sphere and media for women sports persons to break the bias against them. Dr. Trehan was conferred with the Iconic Women Award under the Exceptional Leaders of Excellence Category by Women Economic Forum in 2019.  Her research areas are media literacy, advocacy, integrated brand communications, gender, media and sports.

Ms. Gautam, a senior broadcast journalist, gave a deep insight into the issues and problems faced by women journalists. “We have to look into the care-taking roles for family and work equally well in the office without any acknowledgement for the added burden”, she stated. Ms. Gautam has worked as principal correspondent and senior news presenter with Sahara Samay News Network. She is also honorary director communications for the Pythian Games.

Earlier, welcoming the guest speakers, Professor Himansu Sekhar Khatua, Director General, School of Mass Communication, thanked Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for initiating various gender equality programmes for women staff and girl students. Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash also spoke on the occasion. Among others, Ms. Ruby Nanda, Assistant Professor & Convenor, IWD Talk, Ms. Sananda Mukherjee, Ms Chinmoyee Deka, Faculty Associates and several female students of KSMC were present.

The talks were followed by a cultural programme, which included performances by Ms. Sayonika Banerjee, 2nd semester student of Master of Communication and Journalism (Integrated) programme; Ms. Pushpendrika Som, 4th semester IMCJ student, Ms. Kalali Mohanty, student of Master of Communication and Journalism programme, Mr Souptik Garai, Assistant Professor, KSMC and others. A video prepared by students of 6th semester IMCJ programme on gender equality and gender discrimination was also screened at the event. Around 45 students and faculty members joined the programme online.

Last year, KSMC had organized a webinar with two award winning senior women journalists, Ms Subhra Priyadarshini, Editor-in-Chief, Nature India, New Delhi and Ms Teresa Rehman, Managing Editor, The Thumb Print, Assam on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

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KSMC Faculty Joins as a Panellist at ‘Virtual Manthan 2022’ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-joins-as-a-panellist-at-virtual-manthan-2022/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/mass-communication/ksmc-faculty-joins-as-a-panellist-at-virtual-manthan-2022/#respond Fri, 04 Mar 2022 04:07:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=37887

Dr. Anurag Sahu, Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Mass Communication was invited as one of the panellists at the annual discussion session, ‘Virtual Manthan’, of Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), a Not-for-Profit organization that seeks to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in media and entertainment space. […]

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Dr. Anurag Sahu, Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Mass Communication was invited as one of the panellists at the annual discussion session, ‘Virtual Manthan’, of Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), a Not-for-Profit organization that seeks to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in media and entertainment space. The topic for the session was “Integrating M&E into Formal Education”.

The other panellists were: Mr. V.L.V.S.S. Subba Rao, retired Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, Founder, Punaryug Art Vision Pvt. Limited; Prof. Mahul Brahma, Professor and Dean, School of Media and Communication, Adamas University; Dr. Narendra Kaushik, Dean, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, JECRC University; Dr. Shefalika Narain, Dean, Atlas School of Media & Communication, Atlas University; Dr. Ritu Sood, Dean, SMFE, Sharda University; and Dr. Abhijit Bohra, Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur Central University.  

In his talk, Dr. Sahu spoke about the importance of education in human life and gave a brief note on the history of Journalism education in India and abroad. He discussed the chronological changes of the media market and media education. Media education is now much wider than the past, he stated, while discussing the Indian education market and the challenges associated with NEP 2020. He concluded his talk with an expectation of holistic, multidisciplinary, multilingualism and research-based culture in our education system.

After the talk, there was a discussion session on the challenges and opportunities of NEP 2020 in media and entertainment education. The session was moderated by Mr. Mohi Soni, Chief Executive Officer, MESC.

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