Guwahati, – 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.