Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (Hindi)

 

The Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Hindi) was started in 1987 to create trained manpower for Hindi language journalism. The programme is aimed at imparting conceptual, operational and directional skills in the entire process of news production, presentation and dissemination.

 

An important focus of the course is to equip the students, through practical training on computers etc, to meet the needs of their new work environment with the advent of Information Technology. This year’s course had 40 students.

 

In the initial phase of the course there was greater stress on theoretical aspects and on clarifying concepts.  However, as the programme progressed, emphasis on practical inputs kept on increasing. In the last phase of the training, over ninety percent of the inputs were practical. Taking into consideration that there is massive expansion of television news media in the country and there are ample of opportunities here, this year we offered special television and radio production module for Hindi journalism students.

 

A large number of students of Hindi journalism have shown an inclination to work for television. Accordingly, internships were organized with leading television channels of the country. Substantial number of students has done their three-week internship with leading Hindi newspapers of the country. In addition, some workshops were conducted on cyber journalism; web designing and Internet utilising internal resources as well as outside experts. In the second term, a series of workshops were organized.

 

There was constant interaction with the industry. On an average two leading practicing journalists were invited every week to interact with the students. The focus of their interaction was on trends in media and requirements of the industry.

 

The students have produced their own lab journals towards the fag end of the training. This reflects the knowledge and skills they acquired in the course of the training.

 

Taking into consideration the commercialization of the media, all efforts were made in accordance with the mandate of the Institute, to impart training in development communication. In this module, attempts were made to sharpen the skills of the students to report and write on events, trends and processes.

 

The broad areas covered during training include: Communication Concepts and Process, Development Communication and Journalism, International Communication, Government Media System in India, News Writing, Reporting and Editing for Print and Broadcast Media, various kinds of Journalistic and other Kinds of Writings, Economic and Finance Journalism. Layout and Design, Radio and Television News and Current Affairs Production, Information Technology and Computer Skills.

 

Post-graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

 

For the year 2004-05, we had a batch of 49 students, including 5 students from the NRI quota. Besides the Institute’s faculty, some of the top- most practitioners were invited to take classes during the year. The students worked on six campaigns, two each on the following themes:

 

1.            Post Tsunami trauma control among the affected population;

2.            Mental depression among the youth; and

3.            Repositioning of Pizza hut.

 

The briefs and background material in all the cases were taken from the concerned organizations. Students showcased the campaigns to an invited galaxy of communication experts and client organizations.  The campaigns were highly appreciated for their creative rendition, production standards and strategic solutions One World; a British NGO, which was the client for the first campaign, has evinced interest in using the campaign with suitable adaptations.

 

This year the students participated in a number of inter-college competitions and won several awards, foremost being from the MICA and Amity Schools of Mass Communication. The students were sent for internship in some the best ad agencies, PR consultancy firms and corporate organizations. Some of the companies which came for placement and offered jobs to the students included Infosys, Steel Authority of India, Exim Bank, NIIT, Media 20:20, Torque communication. Gas Authority of India, like some others, has shown interest in campus selection.

 

 

 

 

Post-graduate Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism

 

The Institute started this specialized course in 1997 for providing trained manpower to the fast expanding electronic media industry. The thrust of the course is on hard-core journalistic training, combined with developing multi-tasking abilities. The students are equipped to handle all areas of electronic journalism such as reporting and anchoring for TV, as also the capacity to handle cameras and video edit suits with equal ease.

 

We offer TV training not only with Digital TV Cameras but also server-based networked non-linear editing system for professional training. The nature of the programme requires extensive practical work. The students were trained in investigative TV reporting and encouraged to experiment with the innovative radio and TV News and Current Affairs programme formats. They produced several radio and TV features on diverse subjects. During this period the students brought out Lab Journals, both in Hindi and English.

 

The current Post-graduate Diploma Course in Radio and TV Journalism has 31 students.  The course was redesigned this year to make it heavily practicals-oriented.  In view of the expanded infrastructure and introduction of latest and advanced non-linear radio editing suits, students were able to produce live television news shows with direct reporting on the spot.  Students were encouraged to do their own video editing and production of TV programmes.  Hence our training gives a cutting edge to the students of Radio and Television Journalism at the Institute.  Each student this year was able to get internship with the premier television news channels, business channels and major production houses of his/her own choice.  Several of them have already been offered jobs by the TV channels.  The Institute has a dozen digital video cameras and half a dozen non-linear video-editing machines with two advanced graphic video editing stations.  The Institute is in the process of completely digitizing the TV studio.

 

The Institute has been granted a license to start a Community Radio Station.  The work on setting up of FM radio station has been completed.  Test transmission is going on and regular transmission by students will begin soon.

 

The Institute, in collaboration with Thomson Foundation of U K and some other organizations, successfully conducted four major international workshops for production of radio and television documentaries under the European Union. Several mid-career TV and Radio journalists from European countries along with their counterparts from India took part in the workshop. The participants paired with one Indian and one European partner and a documentary on a common theme were produced partly in India and partly in the respective European countries. The Radio & TV Journalism Department facilitated the production of 16 radio documentaries and 8 television documentaries by the participants. These are almost radio for broadcast both in India and the respective European Countries.

 

Diploma Course in Development Journalism

 

The development journalism programme is designed to upgrade the skills of journalists and to theoretically equip them to deal with the challenges they face in communicating about developmental and economic issues. The course is broadly designed to illuminate the linkages between development and communication. An attempt is made to link theory to practice, throughout the 16 weeks duration. The objective is met through classroom lectures from IIMC faculty, eminent scholars and media professionals, participant debates and presentations and practical assignments with professional organizations. The participants bring out a print journal, Echo, collectively as part of the curriculum.

 

In addition to classroom lectures, discussions and practical assignments, the participants visited Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University) at Ladnun (Rajasthan) where lectures on Yoga and meditation were organized. They also visited Jaipur, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. A long study tour to Hyderabad and Orccha (Jhansi) were also organized.

 

 

The 44th course in the series (January – April) commenced on 3 January 2005. It has 16 participants from 14 different countries (including two new countries Slovakia and Solomon Islands).

 

Apart from eminent journalists from the print and electronic media, the group had the opportunity to interact with experts in diverse subjects like trade policy, development and gender, foreign policy, economy, media freedom, poverty and child related issues. The group visited Agra and Jaipur and a weeklong study tour to Ahmedabad and Mumbai to see the developmental projects in these cities.

 

Courses Offered at Dhenkanal Branch

 

A regular Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (Oriya) was introduced in 2001-02 at IIMC, Dhenkanal branch to cater to the needs of language journalism. This is apart from the course launched by IIMC, New Delhi, for Hindi language journalism.

 

The regional media industry has extended full cooperation in running the course. Editors and senior media professionals often visit IIMC, Dhenkanal and interact with the students. Almost all the students of the first three batches have already been employed.

 

The fourth batch of PGDJ (Oriya) has 14 students, selected through a written test and viva-voce. Most of them have already received offers for employment.

 

The Post-graduate Diploma Course in Journalism (English) has 34 students.

 

In-service Training Programs for Indian Information Services (IIS) Officers

 

Presently, there is one batch of IIS Officers undergoing training under ‘Foundation Course in Communication’. The Officers of the batch of 2003 are presently undergoing on-the-job attachment.

 

In addition to Foundation Course in Communication, the IIS Department also organized special courses for Senior IIS Officers. In the current year three refresher courses on “Digital Communication’, ‘Use of Traditional Media and Local Resources’ and ‘Media Relations’ were organized. A course on ‘Mass Media Strategies and Diplomacy’ was also conducted for Information Attaches of States of Kuwait

 

Short Courses /Workshops/Seminars and Conferences

 

During the year 2004-05, the following short courses/workshops/seminars were organized:

 

S No

Name of Workshop/ Seminar/Conference

No of

Participants

Course Faculty

Venue

  1

Media Communication Course for Sr. Army Officers held from 22 March to 2 April 2004

       20

Director & Col Dargan

New Delhi

  2

Videography Course for JCO’s/NCO’s held from 29 March to 28 April 2004

       18

Prof S Raghavachari

New Delhi

  3

Workshop on Communi- cation Skills for NGO Partners of NFO held from 15 to 17 April 2004

       25

Prof   J

Jethwaney

New Delhi

 

  4

Crisis Communication & Media Management at Railway Staff College, Vadodara held from 24 to 26 May 2004

       32

Prof J Jethwaney

Vadodara

  5

Workshop on Reporting Development: The Media Land Millennium Development Goals (CMDF) held from 14 to 20 June 2004

       13

Dr Abhilasha Kumari/Dr Sunetra Narayan

New Delhi

   6

Workshop on Radio Production held from 14 to 20 June 2004

       08

Ms Madhuri Madhok

New Delhi

   7

Workshop on ‘Violence against Women’ held in collaboration with Oxfa for senior media persons and NGO activists on 27-28 July 2004

 

Prof K M Shrivastava

Bhubanes-war

   8

Refresher Course for J&K Information Officers from 27 to 31 July 2004

      06

Prof Pradeep Mathur

New Delhi

 

   9

Media Communication Course for Coast Guard Officers held from 3 to 13 August 2004

      03

Prof B P Sanjay/Col R K Dargan

New Delhi

   10

Workshop on Media Relations for IIS Officers from 6 to 11 September 2004

      24

 Prof Vijay   Parmar

New Delhi

 

   11

Refresher Course in Mass Media Strategies and Diplomacy Course for Information Attaches of State of Kuwait from 15 September to 14 October 2004

        5      

Prof Subhash Dhuliya

New Delhi

   12

Workshop on Strategies for the National Mental Health Program from 20 to 22 September 2004

      30

Prof J Jethwaney

New Delhi

   13

Media Communication Course for Senior Army Officers from 20 September to 1   October 2004

      28

Prof B P Sanjay/Col R K Dargan

New Delhi

   14

Media Communication Course for Middle Level Army Officers from 18 to 29 October 2004

      22

Prof B P Sanjay/Col R K Dargan

New Delhi

   15

I Learn Project: Training for Trainers Workshop held in collaboration BBC World service Trust from 1 to 4 November 2004

      10

Prof B P Sanjay

New Delhi

   16

Advance Course in Media Communication for Army Officers from 1 to 26 November 2004

       11

Prof B P Sanjay/Col R K Dargan

New Delhi

   17

Crisis Communication training for Sr. Railway Officers from 21 to 25 November 2004

       12

Prof J Jethwaney

Dhenkanal

   18

Refresher Course for IIS Officers from 6 to 10 December 2004

       17

Prof Vijay Parmar

New Delhi

   19

I Learn Project: Uttar Pradesh Based Journalist Trainers held in collaboration with BBC World service Trust from 10 to 14 January 2005

      16

Prof B P Sanjay

New Delhi

   20

Media Communication Course for Army Officers from 17 to 28 January 2005

      23

Prof B P Sanjay/Col R K Dargan

New Delhi

   21

Videography Course for JCO’S/NCO’s held from 31 January to 25 February 2005

      16

 

Prof  S Raghavachari

New Delhi

   22

International Training of Trainers Workshop for Journalists/Journalist Trainers on Investigating, writing and Reporting on Goals of Education for All (CFA)

      30

Prof B P Sanjay

New Delhi

   23

Mass Communication Training for PR Personnel of Orissa Government from 14-18 February 2005

      07

Prof K M Shrivastava

Dhenkanal

 

 

Research and Evaluation Studies

 

During the period under report, the Institute undertook the following Research and Evaluation Studies:

Sponsored Studies

 

1.      Kashir Channel – An Evaluation Study – sponsored by DG, Doordarshan –Report writing is in progress.

2.      Impact of Press Advertisement on Pulse Polio Programme – sponsored by DAVP, Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India – Report completed and submitted.

3.      An Impact study on DAVP Outdoor Publicity on Communal Harmony and National Integration – sponsored by DAVP – Fieldwork is in progress.

 

Studies Undertaken by IIMC

 

1.      Film/TV Personalities and Politics: Recent Trends - A case study of Chandni Chowk Parliamentary Seat – Report submitted.

2.      Feed Forward Survey for setting up FM Station at IIMC. Fieldwork is in progress.

3.   Internet use: Motives and Experience of Teenagers. Fieldwork is in progress.

4.      Impact Study of Newspaper Reading Habits of Educated Youth. Fieldwork completed.

5.      People Perception of Right to Information – A case study of Delhi. Fieldwork is in progress.

 

Annual Day Celebrations

 

         The Institute celebrated its 39th Annual Day on 17 August 2004 at the Institute's Campus. The following events were organised:

 

         1. Cricket Match - between faculty and students

         2. Tug of War

         3. Musical Chairs

         4. Sack Race

         5. Spoon Race

         6. Carom Competition, and

7. Volley Ball

 

         The students of various PGD courses presented a colorful cultural programme, which was highly applauded by the august audience. Prizes were awarded to the winning teams in the above events.

 

Appointment of Registrar

 

         The post of Registrar was advertised and the duly constituted Selection Committee recommended Dr P Bapaiah for appointment. Accordingly, Dr Bapaiah assumed charge of the post of Registrar with effect from 1 December 2004.

 

Director’s visit to Bangkok

 

         Prof B P Sanjay, Director, was invited by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to attend the Inter-country workshop on the Development of Regional Strategy Comprehensive Health Promotion from 7-10 December 2004. He represented IIMC as Regional Collaborative partner and participated in the discussions.

 

Appointment of President of the IIMC Society and Chairman of the Executive Council

 

         Consequent upon the   sudden   demise of Shri Ramesh Chandra, Shri Navin   B Chawla, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of I & B, has been appointed as the President of the IIMC Society and Chairman of the Executive Council.

 

Reconstitution of IIMC Society and Executive Council

 

         The Ministry of I & B, Government of India reconstituted the IIMC Society and the Executive Council for a period of two years with effect from 8 January 2005.

                       

Building on Strengths: Development of Infrastructure Support

 

Teaching-aids/Facilities

 

          Considered as one of the premier Institutes in the country for quality education and research in the field of mass communication and journalism, the Institute has some well defined and state-of-the-art facilities, which encompass an entire spectrum of infrastructure needed for theoretical and practical training in communication education.

 

            Global networks are converging towards a single integrated platform for voice, video and data. To keep pace with the development of technology in the field of Information and Communication, and its application in different areas of education and research, the Institute has acquired a high-performance Internet facility and network, which facilitates a 24-hour connectivity for its students and faculty. This sophisticated LAN/WAN also enables workflow and knowledge management applications. This network is the backbone of our educational tools to train the students in electronic news editing, web journalism, multimedia, designing, publishing and graphics. A combination of Macintosh desk top machines facilitate the training of students in the areas of multimedia, animation, computer graphics, desktop publishing, etc.

 

The Institute also has teleprinter lines from UNI and VARTA, which pour in the latest news 24 hours a day. The students can access news both from the teleprinter and the computer. The Institute's official website is http://iimc.gov.in/.

 

Computer and IT Facilities

 

The IIMC had undertaken an extensive program to upgrade its IT facilities. The Institute acquired a V-SAT connection for Internet availability and also procured 35 state-of-the-art PCs, for its training programmes, for library and administration and for the faculty. The Institute has also acquired the latest software, in use in various media organizations, to impart training to our students.

 

         The computer facilities in the Institute provide sufficient learning opportunities to the students. There are three workshops-computer school, multimedia, and DTP - available to different groups at a time. All the workshops, the departments and the rooms of the Institute are on the LAN server and have Internet facilities. The Local Area Network is operational.

 

TV and Video Production

        

            In order to develop a high impact knowledge base in electronic journalism, the Institute boasts of a modern LHI production studio, which is equipped with nine ENG Cameras with Betacom facility and three studio cameras with Synch and special effect generators. The editing consoles comprise AB roll facility and digital sound editing and on-line digital video editing. For radio transmission, the Institute has separate sound recording, FM and voice-over studios, which cover the entire training in Radio and TV technology.

 

Radio

 

The Institute is equipped with the necessary facilities for radio newsgathering as also professional tape recorders, microphone and other accessories. The sound studio has reasonably comprehensive facilities with three Revox full track console recorders, a Nagra portable recorder, a six-channel mixer with equalization facilities and a number of broadcast quality Sony and Senheiser microphones.

 

For radio transmission, the Institute has separate a sound recording FM and voice over studios, which cover the entire training in Radio technology.

 

The Institute has partially upgraded its analogous Tape based equipment to modern digital technology. This enables the Institute to provide trainees with hands-on experience on digital cameras and on-linear editing that are universally used in TV channels. The Institute acquired seven digital low cost (base model) digital TV cameras - five for IIMC, New Delhi and two for Nagaland University for training in Northeast. It has also purchased two high-end video edit machines for the network based digital non-linear video editing system at Delhi. One stand-alone non-linear edit system has been provided for Nagaland.

 

The Institute has also acquired high-end digital graphic support systems for print and TV media. Print and Audio-visual training has also been strengthened with the acquisition of digital still cameras and accessories.

 

Content Creation Project

 

The Institute has initiated a project with the help of the Ministry of I & B to publish books in Hindi and other Indian languages on journalism and mass communication. The project is aimed at reducing the shortage of quality reading material in the field in Indian languages.  True, there has been a massive expansion in terms of size of industry and media academics, but that is not enough.

 

We have plans to bring our original books as well as translated version of significant works in the field.

 

Photography

 

Considering the industry's needs, the Institute gives special attention to visual communication and, therefore, along with other activities, photojournalism is taught in all the courses. There is a fully equipped photo lab with dark room facility. Different types of cameras from the earliest ones to the most modern are available to impart training in photojournalism.  All the studios are equipped with a range of training aids like film projectors, film-cum-slide projectors, OHP, TV monitors, LCD projectors, etc.

 

Printing Press

 

A well-equipped and automated printing press and graphic wing provide modern facilities for graphic design and silkscreen printing, in addition to imparting training on latest printing techniques and desktop printing.

 

The printing press has both the oldest and the most modern machines and is equipped with processing and binding units.

 

Library

 

The Institute, in its attempt to provide state of the art facility to communication scholars and researchers, is modernizing its information resource center (Library). The Library, which is hub of scholarly activities of the Institute, is now ready with its OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). As a part of library’s automation plan, a database of about 28000 titles has been created and the library users can now search the library collection through computer terminals by using key terms like author, title, subject, etc. Periodical Articles Index – 2004 is also available online for the users. Monthly current awareness lists are available on IIMC website.

 

Having crossed many milestones, the IIMC library is marching towards making the concept of virtual library, a reality soon. The IIMC Library's future plans include introduction of Electronic document delivery system to its members to help them get their required material directly on their systems. The Library is also working on introducing E-SDI service to facilitate the users to get e-mail alert about the arrival of their relevant material in the Library. The day is not too far for the Library to become the leading gateway to global information resources in the field of mass communication.

 

The Institute has the largest specialized library in mass communication in the country. It covers a wide range of books, journals and videotapes on mass communication and allied fields. The Library has 28,185 books and bound journals on various aspects of mass communication.

 

The Library added 354 books besides 13 books received gratis during the year.

 

The Library subscribes to over 115 journals, magazines and 35 leading newspapers. The library has also been providing newspaper-clipping service to its users. This includes complete record of news items and leading articles on mass communication published in various leading professional journals and periodicals. During the year, 95 new index files were prepared.

 

Additionally, a separate video library has been created. The Library has around 122 videotapes on communication, advertising, public relations, printing, computers, filmmaking, video production, cultural heritage etc., which are available to the students. Two color TV monitors and VCRs have been provided in the Library to facilitate viewing.

 

The Library provides a periodic up-date to users about the latest books, articles and videotapes acquired through its "Current Awareness Service."

 

Publications

 

Formulation Publications are an important part of the Institute’ activity. The Institute’s Publications Department brought out two issues of Communicator and Sanchar Madhyam with a new approach and a new look. The Publications Department has been trying to broaden the base of its readers; an extensive attempt has been made to reach out to over 300 institutions of teaching and research throughout the country. A list of IIMC publications is on the IIMC website with latest details on the current issue of the two journals.

 

The IIMC branch at Dhenkanal published fifth issue of Media Mind (occasional papers). This issue of Media Mind reviews New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and presents an update of current status of news agencies and their concerns, in the backdrop of the Inaugural World Congress of News Agencies held on Moscow, 24-25 September 2004.

 

Plan Schemes

 

            (a) Building and Housing Project

 

            The administrative approval of competent authority for the Building and Housing Project at a cost of Rs.386.30 lakh was received by the Institute vide Ministry of I&B's letter dated 31.3.2003. The physical targets of the scheme for the 10th Plan are:

 

            i)          To install Projection and Sound reinforcement system in the Auditorium,

            ii)         Construction of a 14-room (triple sharing) Girls Hostel;

            iii)         Director's Residence;

            iv)        Sr. Faculty Quarters - 6 Nos. *

            v)         Faculty/Officer's Quarters - 6 Nos.#

            vi)        Staff quarters: Type-II - 10 No.s.@

            vii)                               Type - I 8 Nos.   $

            viii)       Renovation works

 

            * Changed as Visiting Faculty/Scholar's Accommodation

            # Changed as Warden's Residence

            @ Changed as Essential staff quarters

            $  Type - I Quarters dropped

 

            The works have been entrusted to CCW to execute. CCW commenced the works. When the Contractor commenced the works, JNU objected on environmental protection issues. All efforts have been made to convince the JNU and assured some a forestation also. With all that JNU permitted us to go ahead with the construction of proposed Hostel and Director's residence. For other works still we are pursuing for JNU clearance. On a suggestion that some change in the nomenclature IIMC proposed the some changes and the same have been approved by the Executive Council in its meeting held on 8 February 2005 (as indicated against each item above).

 

Till 31st March 2005, the work of cleaning of jungle for the proposed site was completed and construction of the culvert was in progress. Approach road up to the project site was completed and revised site plans of buildings received from the Architects. Site development work and construction of Sr. Faculty/Officers quarters was awarded to the contractor by the CCW: AIR.

 

           

(b) Research & Evaluation Studies

 

            During 10th Plan an amount of Rs. 198 lakhs have been suggested. Up to 2004-05 Rs. 46.45 lakhs have been incurred under this project. Broad Band Connectivity of 2Mbks has been obtained. New Media Labs set up. Several books have been translated under Content Creations Project and the work is progressing. Library  Degitation work commenced and is in progress. 27000 books title have been degitised and content pages of the books and reports are under the process of degitisation. By the end of current financial year we may complete this degitisation.

 

            (c) Expension & Modernisation

 

                        Under the 10th Plan Schemes, Rs.300 lakhs have been sanctioned for expansion and modernization of electronic/print/radio and TV journalism facilities. Rs.166 lakhs have been spent till the end financial year 2004-05. During this year it has been proposed to procure one outdoor Broadcasting Van costing about 24 lakhs out of the current year sanctioned budget of Rs.27 lakhs.

 

            (d) Collaboration with Regional Centres of Learning

 

            During the 10 Plan, Rs.380 lakhs have been sanctioned for this scheme laying more emphasis on collaborations as proposed branches, establishment may involve more recurring expenses too, besides heavy investments. Collaborations with regional centres of learning is to bring more academic output. Only one collaboration with Nagaland University mineralized and an MOU with Nagaland University has been entered into on 17 September 2004. Proposed collaboration with MG University, Kottayam is not likely to materialize as the University authorities informed that they are having their own Masters degree course in Mass Communication. On the proposed collaboration with Patna University, as per the advice of our Ministry, agenda item has been submitted for consideration of the Council. The proposed collaboration with Kashmir University (Government College, Baramullah) is still under consideration. Since the expected collaborations have not materialized an amount of Rs.46 lakhs only been spent till the end of the financial year 2004-05.

 

Promotion of Hindi

.

Constant efforts are made to promote and accelerate the use of Hindi in the official work of the Institute. Necessary training and incentives are provided to the staff to encourage increasing use of Hindi. The necessary hardware and software has been acquired to facilitate this process.

 

The Institute observed “Hindi Pakhwara” from 13 to 24 September 2004. This was marked by a host of programmes and activities in which both the e staff and students participated.

The IIMC branch at Dhenkanal also celebrated Hindi Saptah between 13 and 17 September 2004.

 

The Institute has carried out all other activities such as organizing short courses and keeping pace with routine activities.

 

Training Programme and Seminar at IIMC branch at Dhenkanal

 

Two short-term training programmes were held at IIMC, Dhenkanal this year:

 

1.       Crisis Communication training for senior officers of East Coast Railway held from 21-25 November 2004 was 0rganised by IIMC, New Delhi.  Twelve officers attended this programme.

 

2.       Mass Communication Training for PR personnel of Orissa Government, 14-18 February 2005: IIMC, Dhenkanal organised this training program on request of Orissa Government. Seven officers attended this weeklong programme.

 

IIMC, Dhenkanal, along with Oxfam, organised a media workshop on 'Violence against Women' in Bhubaneswar on 27-28 July 2004. Senior media persons and NGO activists attended the workshop.

 

Enrichment visit to IIMC, New Delhi

 

Students went to IIMC headquarters in New Delhi on a weeklong enrichment programme from 14-18 February 2005. This was for the first time that such a programme was organized by the Institute in response to students’ request for enrichment and interaction with core faculty at Delhi. It provided a good opportunity for students of IIMC, Dhenkanal to interact with students and faculty members of IIMC, New Delhi and to visit places like Doordarshan and Zee TV studios.

 

Extension Lectures

 

            Role of Media in the present situation, Shri Srimoy Kar, 5 August 2004

            Female Foeticide, Dr Saraswati Swain, 5 august 2004.

 

Visiting Faculty and Guests

 

Sri Ranganath  Mishra, Former Chief Justice of India, Brig. K P Singh Deo, Former I&B Minister, Sri Srimoy Kar, Resident Editor, The New Indian Express, Bhubaneswar, Dr Saraswati Swain, Social Activist, Cuttack, Prof. B B Mohanty, Former Prof-in-Chairge, IIMC, Dhenkanal, Smt. Namrata Chadda, Member, State Mahila Commission, Sri Debasish Pattnaik, Director, Creative Consultant, Bhubaneswar, Sri S N Tewari, Former D G Orissa Police, Sri Bhaskar Rajan, US Consul, Public Affair, Kolkata, Sri Sabyasachi Dutta, Statistical Officer, Govt. of Orissa, Dr J Jethwaney, Prof. IIMC, New Delhi, Ms Shalini Sethi, PR Expert, New Delhi, Ms Vartika Nanda, Asso. Prof, IIMC, New Delhi, Sri Tathagat Satpathy, Editor, Dharitri; M P Dhenkanal, Dr B P Sanjay, Director, IIMC, New Delhi. Sri Rajara, Satpathy, Chief of Bureau, Times of India, Bhubaneswar, Sri Rahul Srivastava, NDTV, New Delhi, Sri Prafulla Mohanty, Kendriya Sahitya Academy Award Winner, 2004, Sri A N Tiwari, Former Secretary, Tourism and PR, Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar, Sri S Brahmachari, Asso Prof., IIMC, New Delhi, Sri Srimay Patra, Computer Consultant, New Delhi, Sri Tarun Rout, Programme Executive, AIR, Cuttack, Dr Nilakantha Rath, Economist, Pune, Sri Barah Mohanty, Director, STI(P), Bhubaneswar, Sri Bijay Mishra, Correspondent, Prasar Bharti, Angul,  and Sri Nilambar Rath, Head of News, ETV (Oriya), Hyderabad

 

PG Diploma Course in Journalism (Oriya)

 

A regular Post-graduate Diploma Course in Oriya Journalism was introduced in 2001-02 in IIMC, Dhenkanal campus to cater to the needs of Oriya media. This was the first time that a language journalism course, besides Hindi, was launched by IIMC.

 

The regional media industry has extended full cooperation in running the course. Editors and senior media professionals often visit IIMC, Dhenkanal and interact with the students. Almost all students find employment in media organizations in the private and government sectors.

 

Research Projects at Dhenkanal Branch

 

         The branch-conducted study on centrally funded NGO activities for tribal Development in four districts of Orissa for Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India. Major part of the fieldwork has been completed.

 

            A study on the Media Habits in four Tribal dominated districts of Orissa, fieldwork for which has been completed.

 

Appointments, Promotions and Retirement

 

Promotions

 

1.         Shri Dinesh Kumar Laroia, Assistant Registrar (Finance) has been promoted to the post of Deputy Registrar w.e.f. 2 April 2004

 

 

 

2.         Shri Y Singh, Section Officer has been promoted to the post of Assistant Registrar (Finance) w.e.f.  2 April 2004

 

3.         Ms Kiran Chandiok, Assistant has been promoted to the post of Section Officer w.e.f. 5 April 2004

 

4.         Ms Anima Ekka, UDC has been promoted to the post of Assistant w.e.f. 26 April 2004

 

5.         Shri Khimender Singh, LDC has been promoted to the post of UDC w.e.f. 26 April 2005

 

6.         Ms Rekha Rani, LDC has been promoted to the post of UDC w.e.f. 26 April 2004

 

7.         Ms Kesar Nimba , Documentation Assistant has been promoted to the post of Senior Documentation Assistant w.e.f. 31December 2004

8.         Ms Tajinder Kaur, JTA (Lib) has been promoted to the post of Documentation Assistant w.e.f. 8 February 2005

 

9.         Shri Ishwar Kumar, Clipping-cum-Counter Clerk has been promoted to the post of JTA (Lib) w.e.f. 8 February 2005

 

10.       Shri V S Kataria, Section Officer has been promoted to the post of Assistant Registrar w.e.f. 11 March 2005

 

11.       Shri M L Grover, Assistant has been promoted to the post of Section Officer w.e.f. 11 March 2005

 

12.       Shri Mehtab Singh, Store Keeper has been promoted to the post of Assistant w.e.f. 11 March 2005

 

13.       Shri Anil Sharma, LDC has been promoted to the post of UDC w.e.f. 11 March 2005.

 

Retirement

 

On attaining the age of superannuating, Smt S Bahl retired from Institute’s service as Assistant Registrar on 31 August 2004. She served the Institute for more than 35    years.

 

 

On attaining the age of superannuating, Shri D N Goel retired from Institute’s service as Senior Documentation Assistant on 31 August 2004. He served the Institute for about 31 and half years.

 

Resignation

 

         Dr C P Singh, who has been working as Assistant Professor on contract basis, resigned from Institute’s service and was relieved of his duties with effect from 8 October 2004.

                             

Obituary

 

            Shri Ramesh Chandra, President of IIMC Society and Chairman of the Executive Council, passed away on 22 September 2004. Members of Faculty, Staff and Students paid tributes and the Institute remained closed on 23 September 2004 as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

 

            Shri Raj Kumar, Chowkidar died on 4 April 2004 due to prolonged illness.

 

            Mr. Spencer Shindany, one of the participants of the Diploma Course in Development Journalism, died on 6 October 2004 due to heart attack when the participants were on Study Tour to Hyderabad. His body was sent to his country through diplomatic channels.

 

            Shri Ram Bharose, Gardener, died on 22 March 2005 due to heart attack.