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The Department’s of Journalism and Mass communication participated in the annual Career & College fair organized by Sunshine Worldwide School, Old Goa. The event was organized on 21st December, 2018 between 9.30am to 1.30 pm.
On behalf of the departments Mr. Nitin Volvoikar and Mr. Anzil Fernandes interacted with students and briefed them about the Journalism and Mass Communication courses available at the St. Xavier’s College. The fair was attended by over 280 learners of Classes 6 to 12 standard of Sunshine Worldwide School.
The Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Xavier’s College carried out consultancy
service for the 9th edition of Goa Arts and Literature festival held at International Center Goa on 7th and 8th
December, 2018. As part of the work, departments took up photography and Video filming for the
sessions held on both the days during the festival. Besides teachers, students of both the departments
also conducted 21 video interviews of the eminent delegates from the field of art and literature.
The Cell for Visual Arts organized a special screening of the film ‘Akhri Aansu’ for the teaching and non teaching staff of St. Xavier’s College on December 10, 2018 at the Seminar Hall. The film is directed by Pritesh Patil, Third Year B.Sc student of St. Xavier’s college with crew mostly form college. The film was well received in spite of the fact that Pritesh had no formal training in film making and that was the testimony to the fact that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, focus and support.
Principal Dr. (Fr.) Jeronimo D’Silva appreciated the team for their hard work and dedication and he said he hoped to see more films. Pritesh Patil in his interaction with the audience introduced his cast and crew member and said, “The film was great learning experience and hard of one and half year”. The film is based on a simple love story with a twist.
Hyderabad, one of the leading smart cities with much scope for media and technological aspects accepted us fine and welcomed us at early in the morning on the 12th of November.
After the mind twitching rail travel, our job had to be done at the Pragathi Printing Press, one of the most reputed and the world’s leading printing press. Madhav, one of the employees, took us around for a tour through the three levels of production base they maintain for efficient and fast work. These three levels included pre-press, post press and packaging. Pragati Printing Press, swing by globally too as they serve a lot of salient international clients on an everyday basis.
2D, 3D, Offset printing is their fundamental menu threading printing for commercial purposes only. The different steps involved in this process were shown to us with gallons of patience. The machines and the ink are being directly exported from Hong Kong, China and other countries as well.
The next day, was set in Ramoji Film City which boasts about being the largest studio complex in the world. The students learnt various aspects of film making right from using the green screen to syncing sound and imagery together. The highlight was getting to visit the city from ‘Bahubali’ which brought a lot of memories to life. The day however, was a mixture of learning and games and one that everyone definitely enjoyed.
The following day being the last day, we took out bus to ‘Nutshell Advertising’ a start-up that has grown over the years and are advertising for leading companies in Hyderabad. The friendly office atmosphere and the cheerful people were inviting. The creative head gave us a brief about the company and informed about the importance of visual advertising in today’s world.
After learning the various aspects of creating impactful ads, the students were asked to work on an ad for a hotel named ‘Xavier’s’ and they came up with brilliant concepts before they left with an enriching experience from the ‘City of Nawabs’.
Busting the myth that physical appearance is essential to be an anchor, Deniz said a strong voice is paramount, along with good diction, pace, ability to ad-lib, and knowledge of news. Relating various incidents from his professional career, Deniz added that anchors must be able to stay composed and cover up any mistakes that may occur. To give students insight into a day in the life of an anchor, Deniz played an explanatory video, and concluded the workshop with tips on how to make a video résumé.
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.
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.