Intellectual property right awareness program

Intellectual property right awareness program held on 11th February 2022 at 11:00 am. It was organized by Ms. Mamta (Convenor), Dr. Meena Charanda (Coordinator, Journalism Department) and Dr. Vinita (Co- Coordinator, Journalism Department). In all 85 members participated in the event. The event began with a note of gratitude towards Prof. Naina Hasija (Principal, Kalindi College) for gracing the occasion. The moderator also thanked Journalism department coordinator, Dr. Meena Charanda and co-coordinator, Dr. Vinita Meena for their support. Moderator then welcomed and gave a brief introduction of the speaker(s), Mr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey (Senior Examiner of Trademark & Geographical Indicator); Mr. Rahul Dhakad (Senior Examiner of Patents & Designs); Dr. Lakshmi Meena (Examiner of Patents & Designs) and Dr. Vinita Suyal (Examiner of Patents & Designs).

Speakers present for the event enlightened students on varied segments of intellectual property rights and encouraged participants to acquaint and learn its fundamentals. The segments covered during the webinar were, patent; copyright; trademark and geographical indication. The speaker(s) concluded the session by interacting with the participants through quiz and discussing career opportunities in the field of intellectual property rights.

Webinar on ‘Career Prospects in Mass Communication’ by Alumni of Journalism Department, Kalindi College

Webinar on ‘Career Prospects in Mass Communication’ by Alumnae of Journalism Department, Kalindi College

25.02.2021; Microsoft Teams

The Department of Journalism with ‘Sahaafat’ (Journalism Society), Kalindi College, organised a webinar on the topic ‘Career Prospects in Mass Communication’. The event was held on 25th February, 2021 through Microsoft Teams. The webinar focused on the career opportunities for a journalism and mass communication student. The seminar was conducted under the guidance of honourable Principal, Dr. Anjula Bansal and was convened by Dr. Meena Charanda and Dr. Rakhee Chauhan, Co-ordinators of Journalism Department. The webinar was conducted and organised by Mr. Ezra John, Faculty at Department of Journalism.

The webinar began with a welcome address by Mr. Ezra John, Faculty, Department of Journalism, Kalindi College. This was followed by the introduction of the first guest speaker, Ms. Vipasha Devi Tilak, who has been the alumna of Journalism Department. She is a curator, storyteller, artistic entrepreneur and media consultant whose journey started as a journalist, producing non- fiction content for NDTV. Her love for curation and an eye for discovering people of varied fields brought her recognition. She has also been associated with front-running brands in the country including Red Bull, NCPA, TEDxGateway and INKtalks.

Ms. Vipasha, by quoting ‘Bitter, Sweet, Symphony’ by The Verve, advised Journalism students not to limit themselves and work with a “purpose”. She suggested students to choose their career wisely by looking at the relevance of desired field in the next five years. She reiterated on up-skilling the soft skills which have become the need of the hour. In her concluding remarks, she advised students to work on their communication skills and gain decent knowledge on finances for a better future.

The second speaker, Ms Suparna Sarkar, shared her journey of storytelling. She is a storyteller who is currently working as a post-producer and a creative consultant. Her final year documentary at Jamia Millia Islamia, ‘Madan Mahatta- the memory maker’ was screened in the students section at Indian Panorama IFFI, 2012 and Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. Her film AMOLI won the title of ‘Best Investigative Film’ at the 66th National Awards. Ms. Suparna as an alumna motivated students by quoting a cinematographer she worked with, who believes that language should never stop a person from understanding cinema or storytelling. She advised students to pen down their thoughts to bring a change and the words one write should be as pure as his/her intentions. While reminiscing her memories she recalled the first line of her portfolio “I woke up with a dream where I can live a life free of caste and creed.” In her message to students, she reiterated the importance of fear and curiosity in life.

The interactive webinar was followed by a Q&A session, where both the speakers answered questions related to the basic trajectory that every writer/ script writer/ journalist should follow to build a strong foundation and the fear of failure and not starting-off well in one’s career.

The one-hour long webinar received massive participation from various departments of Kalindi College like Department of Hindi, Sanskrit, English and Political Science. The Department of Journalism itself witnessed participation of most students from all the three years. The webinar recorded a total of 186 registrations for the webinar. The webinar concluded with the valedictory session where the vote of thanks was given by all faculty members of Journalism Department and Ms. Priyanka Nayak, Vice President of team Sahaafat.

Online Workshop- ‘Scriptwriting for Films’

Department of Journalism, Kalindi College

Date: 01 March 2021

Platform: Microsoft Teams

The department of Journalism, Kalindi College organised an online workshop on 01st March, 2021. The workshop focused on how to write scripts for films and different elements of it. The Workshop was conducted under the guidance of honourable Principal Dr. Anjula Bansal and was convened by Dr. Meena Charanda,Dr. Rakhee Chauhan and co-convened by Dr. Ritika Pant.

The Workshop began with a welcome address by Dr. Ritika Pant, Faculty, Department of Journalism, Kalindi College. This was followed by the introduction of the guest speaker, Dr. Ipsita Barat. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication and Videography at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata for more than nine years now. She is also acting as the Head of the Film Studies Department at St. Xavier’s College. She has completed her PhD. from Film Studies Department Jadavpur University, Kolkata and holds a master’s degree from AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia.

She has also worked extensively as a media professional in Kolkata television industry. Additionally, she has been appointed by as a resource person for several educational films produced by EMMRC Kolkata for UGC nation-wide telecast.

Dr. Barat started by addressing the students and advised them to give their participation to keep the Workshop engaging. She said “In order for a story to qualify as a script, it needs to have a Conflict”. Thus, focusing on different elements of the film, she stated examples from films like ‘Finding Nemo’ (2003) and ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999). To keep the students engaged, she asked students to come up with their own everyday stories that have different film elements to it.

She also stated “You do not include anything that you cannot show”.  It is necessary for a film to visualise the narrative on the screen appropriately. To help students in the future, she talked about an interesting website for script writing named ‘Studio binder’.

It was followed by a Q&A session, where she answered questions related to balancing conflict and beat altogether. Talking about characterisation and research, she put light on how all the five senses are important while writing a particular piece. Answering to the question if a story can be left unresolved, she talks about some kind of closure that happens. A change is always introduced in the course of events.

The 1-hour long workshop received massive participation of the students of all the years from department of Journalism. The total number of 149 registrations were received.

The Webinar concluded with the valedictory session where the vote of thanks was given by Dr. Ezra John, Faculty, Department of Journalism.