MCMS Creates History by Winning The Overall Championship for Sangam 2015

The year has been delightful for the department of mass communication and adding another feather to the cap, we bagged the overall championship of Sangam 2015, and this glorious victory has added to the department’s history along with all the previous accomplishments the students won.

The annual inter department cultural extravaganza ‘Sangam’ which is organised with the aim of bringing together 16 teams of the post graduate departments and battle it out through the exhibition of their numerous talents through competitions and events on stage as well as off the stage for the chance to win the overall championship trophy.

Trophy being received by the students of MCMS

Trophy being received by the students of MCMS

From the month of February, each day hosted unique competitions,as compared to the earlier years, the students of the department of mass communication participated in all the off-stage events with excitement and enthusiasm and performed their best by unravelling their creative side.

Exhibiting cultural diversity through dance

Exhibiting cultural diversity through dance

After weeks of intense preparations of all the elements that went into the final act, which included the make-up, costumes, creation of the props and gruelling rehearsals of dialogue, dance steps and acting, the students were fired up for the grand finale of ‘Sangam’ 2015 on February 13th, the theme being, ‘The transformation of youth from traditional  to modern India’.

The winning team of SANGAM 2015

The winning team of SANGAM 2015

Bundle of nerves and excitement coursing through their veins, the students of mass communication took the stage as they were the first participants of the day with no idea how it would turn out but they managed to put up a marvellous show for the audience, who cheered them on throughout the performance. “I think I speak on behalf of all my classmates when I say that we are beyond happy that we have managed to achieve something which gives us a lot of pride, and this would not be possible without the hard work and teamwork of the respected faculty and the corporation of my fellow classmates.” said, Priya Vijaykumar, class representative.

Against All Odds MCMS Bags Sports Runner-up

Last year’s Volleyball tournament victory gave Mass Comm department the vigour to aim higher. Khel Utsav 2015, this year’s PG sports tournament conducted by St Aloysius College was the embodiment of vitality, determination and perseverance, with multiple indoor and outdoor competitions, competing in each and every competition became vital to win the overalls.

The students receive the Runner-up trophy from  Fr Francis D Almeida

The students receive the Runner-up trophy from Fr Francis D Almeida

MCMS gathered many victories which in turn helped us win the runners-up trophy beating 14 other departments.

David Da’costa – first place in table tennis

Robin Xavier and David Da’costa – first place badminton men’s

Indoor competitions like chess, carom, badminton (women) and table tennis (women), the students competed with great passion and enthusiasm.

“This has been such an endearing experience for us, each win gave us hope and motivation” said Sunny Fernandez.

The outdoor tournaments unquestionably portrayed the consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s competitor in men and women. To make things more interesting, year’s special clause required every team to comprise of at least 2 women participant to be active on the field. MCMS took this opportunity to exhibit our women athletes.

Competitions such as throw ball, cricket, volleyball, tug of war and basketball were conducted. The players won second prize for volleyball, and we reached the semi-finals of basketball, tug of war.

“I had the confidence in our team and the credit goes to each and every one of us. I hope that history repeats itself next year” said Robin Xavier

Opportunity Awaits Young Film and Production Aspirants

The students of mass communication had an opportunity to witness two esteemed faculty members from LV Prasad Film and TV Academy. The class gave us students an insight into the different prospects that awaits us in the industry. It also helped us to aspire for more and inspired to aim higher by polishing our skills that are much in demand in the industry.

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A Photo of L V Prasad Film Academy, Trivandrum

Various specializations courses, unparalleled job opportunities and the importance of professionalism were addressed and debated on. The discussion was based on different editing techniques and film making. He also encouraged the students to start up new ventures like producing documentaries and short films.

He also said that making short films and documentaries will give more exposure to the industry. It will also help us to gain more experience. Direction, Cinematography and many other choices await the young aspirants who see film as a passionate job. Aswathy Aravind, a broadcast student of Second year MCMS, said that his class inspired them to take up film as a career option.

Louis Mathew, Assistant Professor, Film aesthetics, gave the broadcast students pointers and some tricks in order to professionalize their video editing and promised to visit us again for an in-depth class on editing strategies. The class had active interaction and also screened a short promo of their academy.

A Guest Lecture on Branding – Capt. Brijesh Chowta

A real life case study was given by Mr. Chengappa A.D, visiting faculty who teaches brand planning and brand management of the Dept. of Mass Communication, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.

The students had to study about a real business website which is into selling traditional paintings, and then to put forth their insights and recommendations to its chairman, who would visit the following week.

As a result, there was a discussion about the Pros and Cons of the website among the students of 2nd MCMS and the chairman of Emboz.com, Capt. Brijesh Chowta.

 

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Capt. Brijesh Chowta and Mr. Chengappa about to address the session

The students also gave the suggestions on how to improve the website design he accepted and appreciated the students. Followed by this, Capt. Brijesh Chowta discussed with the students on what changes they were to do in their website by re – vamping it. The class was informative and interesting which gave a diverse experience to the students.

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Brain – storming session !!!

 

Capt. Brijesh Chowta the Director of emboz.com is also the Secretary of State Yuva Morcha, BJP’s Youth Wing.Ex Army, Political Thinker, a Multi linguistic, Entrepreneur, Academician and also a Management Expert and also served the Indian Army.   He finished his Graduation on Bachelor of Science at St Aloysius College, and Executive Business Management from Indian Institute of Management Indore. He worked as Operations Manager at Indus Tower Pvt Ltd. An affable and Competent professional with 6 years of experience in independent handling of HR, Security , Operations , Administration and Logistics of  Indian Army.

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A group – photo

 

Anchor  : Sebin Thomas

Producer:Sebin Thomas

Stories :
1. St Aloysius College – Chemistry intercollegiate fest “Analyst-2015″.
2. St Aloysius College – Women self defence training programme.
3. Gokarnanatheswara College – PG fest “Shristi-2015″.
4. Dr.M.V.Shetty Memorial Trust College – Graduation and Institution Day.
5. St Aloysius College – Isiri Art painting walls of manguluru city.

 

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Divya Achar
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Campus Eye Telecast on V4 News Channel on 8 feb 2015

 

Published on Feb 8, 2015

Producer: Sana

Anchor: Sunny Fernandes

Stories:
1. ST Aloysius College-Seminar on Recent trends in Chemistry
2. Besant Women’s College- 30th Annual day
3. ST Aloysius College Alumnae- Awareness meet on Biodiversity issues.
4 .ST Aloysius institute of management and information technology-intercollegiate Fest on Management

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Gigi PJ
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Ridhi Lakra
Sunny Fernandes