Skip to content Skip to navigation

Media conference starts at ADBU

Mizoram Governor Lt General (Retd.) Shri Nirbhaya Sharma inaugurated National Media Education Conference being held at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), Azara Campus on 2nd Nov 2015 morning.

Present at the event were Vice-Chancellors of ADBU and Cotton College University Dr Stephen Mavely and Prof Druba Jyoti Saikia, and Dr Ajit Pathak Chairman Public Relations Society of India and GM Indian Oil Corportaion.


The two-day national conference is organized in collaboration with Mizoram University Dept of Mass Communication (estd. 2011) and ADBU Departments of Educational Leadership (estd. 2013), and Mass Communication (estd. 2014) from 2nd to 3rd November, 2015. 

The conference theme is ‘Quality Configuration for Media Education in India.’

“The prime point of the day is to refine the media education in India to meet the ever-changing demands of the profession by making it relevant and industry-oriented,” says Chairman of the conference Dr. K. V. Nagaraj, Professor at Mizoram University and Former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Assam University Silchar.

Convener of the conference and Head, ADBU Dept of Educational Leadership Dr Paul Pudussery explains, “Given the status and standard of media education in the country, despite an enormous increase in institutions of media education, time has come for media professionals and academia to redesign, revamp and refurbish the portfolio, by altering the system protocol, for a meaningful future.”

Among some 180 participants at the conference include delegations from Mizoram University (33), University of Madras (39), Rajiv Gandhi University Itanagar (6) and scholars from around the country.

The conference will consist of inaugural session followed by 3 plenary sessions and 7 technical sessions during which some 50 papers out of 100 plus abstracts received will be presented. 

A Pre-Conference Colloquium for students and research scholars was held on 31st October on the theme ‘Media, Culture and Society.’

There were 23 presentations by Masters students at the colloquium inaugurated by Prof K.V. Nagaraj on Saturday 31st October, 12 from ADBU and 11 from the University of Madras.

 

 

Author info

CM Paul's picture

Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He has MA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

Add new comment

Republish

Republish this content

More Stories

Committee recommendion for tea

12 Aug 2012 - 5:11am | Ritupallab Saikia
After getting the state drink status, Assam Tea moves one step closer to be accorded national drink status. This moves comes when the department related to parliamentary standing committee on...

Rajkhowa visits flooded areas

16 Sep 2015 - 9:29pm | Jackson Tayeng
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa made an aerial survey of the flood affected districts on Wednesday. Rajkhowa was accompanied by minister Kamlung Mossang, parliamentary secretaries Gum Tayeng,...

The freedom that wasn’t

16 Aug 2007 - 6:30pm | editor
Celebrating freedom is a basic human right. But the people of Assam or the northeast for that matter have been deprived of this joyous occasion for so long that it has lost its charm completely. The...