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 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.”
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.’