Mass Communication and Journalism faculty conduct Career Guidance session

Mr Dinesh Nirawdekar and Ms Claudia D’souza, faculty members from the departments of Mass Communication and Journalism delivered a lecture on ‘Career Guidance’ to the students of the 10th standard at Government Technical High School Centre, Panjim Goa on the 10th of July 2018. The lecture was purely to help the students in decision making for their HSS studies and also to make them understand the varied courses available post 10th Std. A brief understanding of Media courses offered at St. Xavier’s College was also given by the resource persons as the students showed an inclination towards media courses. The session ended with a Q&A session where students were answered to their satisfaction.

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Eeshan Usapkar conducts an interactive session on Cyber crimes

Advocate Eeshan Usapkar conducted an interactive session on Cyber laws and crimes for the students from the Department of Journalism of St. Xavier’s College, on October 1, 2018.
Adv. Eeshan started practising law in 2015 which has helped him gain knowledge about cyber crimes and laws as well. He started off the lecture by giving the students a talk on cybercrime and some of the do’s and don’ts on the internet.
He further proceeded to demonstrate some of the ways of hacking phones and social media accounts. He did this by using his own phone to make automated calls and send messages to another person. The demonstration showed how one no one is safe on the internet.
He ended the session by giving the students a few tips on how to keep their social media accounts safe from hackers. The one hour lecture ended with him talking about his own experience with hackers and hacking.

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Avengers: Infinity War screened by Cell for Visual Arts

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The Cell for Visual Arts organized their second event which was a movie screening of a recent Hollywood blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War” which was held on 25th August 2018. There was a good response from the students and faculty. After the screening, an interactive session was held to review and discuss the storyline, possibilities and expectations for its sequel. The animated discussion was moderated by Mr. Shonan Gonsalves.


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Masters program is ‘safety net’: Svetlana Pereira

Anxiety and uncertainty have always been a part of student college life. But it gets even more intense when students are on the threshold of the final year of college life. ‘Should I pursue my higher studies?’ or ‘Should I take a break and work?’ These are some questions that trouble the final year students as they plan, what next after Third Year?

The Department of Mass Communication and Department of Journalism organised an interactive session with Ms Svetlana Pereira on 10th September 2018. Svetlana Pereira — a former student of Department of Journalism at St. Xavier’s College is currently pursuing her Master’s at Westminster University, London.

Svetlana explained the student the pros and cons of pursuing a master’s program be it in India or abroad. She firmly asserted that masters program in India or abroad is ‘safety net’ and hence everyone must pursue their Masters. During the interactive session, she also explained the process of applying for foreign universities and their requirements. She also highlighted the financial aspect of the studying abroad for both academics and personal expenditure. Sessions being interactive, students asked questions and clarified their doubts thus greatly benefiting themselves and being better informed than before.

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Basic Photography Workshop held on September 24

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On 24th September 2018 ‘Basic Photography Workshop’ was organised to teach the basics of photography. The workshop was a blend of theory and hands-on experience for the beginner’s topics like camera handling, ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed, Camera shots, Angles, Composition. … Continue reading

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Journalism students at ‘JOURNOSCOPE’

‘Journoscope’, the title itself tells so much about the scopes in Journalism. The Institute of the Menezes Braganza hall Panjim had organized a workshop on news making and presentation in the field of Journalism, on 30th August 2018, for students from different higher secondaries and colleges of Goa.

The panel of resource persons included Pramod Acharya, Sanjay Borkar, Mukesh Thali, Professor Subhash Jan, Sneha Sabnis, and Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar who belong to the field of Journalism.

Mr Pramod Acharya — editor at the Prudent channel, gave a presentation on the different departments of Journalism like Reporting, Video journalist, Newsdesk, video editing, Production, studio, logistic etc. while Mr Mukesh Thali, who is a Newsreader at All India Radio, spoke on the basics of News writing. Journalist, Sanjay Borkar and Professor Subhash Jan were the other speakers for the event.

All in all ‘JOURNOSCOPE’, was the perfect workshop for all those who have inclinations towards the field of media. All the students had a positive feedback about the workshop and also got to know the world of media.

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A visit to Trinity Music House

The second-year students’ studying Audio Production from the Departments of Mass Communication and Journalism of St. Xavier’s College visited Trinity Music House on 24th August 2018. Trinity Music House is owned by Mr Lancelot Rosario. He has a professional recording studio located at Khorlim, Mapusa-Goa. The studio provides both production and engineering services in an ideal acoustical space for a wide range of audio projects.

Mr Lancelot gave the students a glimpse of the working of an audio recording studio. He also explained various gadgets and editing software used for audio recording and audio editing. He also allowed the students to have hands-on experience by allowing the students to use the studio to record audio.

He said that working as a music producer is a very hard job because he must meet up with different people with different perspective and try to adjust with them.

Though the studio inspired the students to take up audio production as a career it also gave reality check that this field involves a lot of learning and dedication. Mr Lancelot Rosario is a former student of St. Xavier’s College. Mapusa.

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