Posted in BA Journalism, Club Activities, MA MCJ, Workshops

Fade In: Film Fest 2017

The Film and Photography club of Kristu Jayanti College held its annual film fest, ‘Fade-in’ on 27 July, honouring the 25th death anniversary of Film Director, Satyajit Ray.


The Chief Guest, Shri Georgekutty AL, Secretary of Bangalore Film Society was accompanied by Rev Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal of the college, Rev Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Kristu Jayanti College, Rev Fr. Emmanuel PJ, Director of Hostels, Prof. Gopakumar AV, Dean of humanities and student and faculty coordinators of the film fest. The fest saw a participation of around 200 students from UG and PG departments.


The two day film fest showcased a striking, inspirational and eclectic diversity of films conjured from the past and the present. With movies like ‘Pather Panchali’, ‘The salesman’, ‘The great dictator’, ‘Kaakka Muttai’ and such, it was an appreciation of how the present connects with the past, and how the individual connects with the social  preoccupations that seem pertinent to the current times.

“What makes a film remarkable is the truth that it reflects. Authenticity is a valuable element which a director can put in their film to view it in a scholastic approach with a broader perspective,” said Shri Georgekutty AL. He also advised young budding directors to be brave and not to be discouraged by hardships that they may encounter in their journey of film making.

Reporter: Abhishek Pde

Photo: Bhumika N

Posted in MA MCJ, Workshops


A workshop on ‘Writing for newspapers’ were conducted on 26 July, 2017, Wednesday in Kristu Jayanti College, Conference Hall at 10:00 AM. Mr. Pradeep Nair, News Editor, The Hindu, started the session with a general overview of present day generations reading habits and the need for a writer to understand the reader’s mind. He also shared the strengths and weakness of both television and print media. He taught the students, how is the writing for newspaper different from writing an essay/story.



Few tips were given on different types of writing for newspapers and different steps in writing newspaper articles. ‘Constant reading is good to train yourself. Like Usain Bolt preparing himself for the final match you have to train your own mind for that skill to come naturally,’ said Mr. B. Pradeep Nair. The session was engrossing and helped students to know more in-depth on certain topics. Students were making the session two-way interactive by asking questions and sharing experiences related to the topic. Students were rapturous to be part of such workshops organized by the department.

Reporter: Christena Nellickal

Photos: Bhumika N

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Workshop on Television Production

Department of Journalism organized a television production workshop on July 24, 2017 Monday for the first year and second year Post Graduate Students of Journalism. Dr. T Sripathy, Professor, Department of Electronic Media, Bangalore University addressed the students. It was an interactive session on television program production and editing.


Dr. Sripathy spoke on how to conduct an interview, and what all techniques can be adopted to make it as a successful one.   He said about why an interview of a person or a group is important and what make it as a mind-blowing session.  According to him an interviewer should have a personal interest to know more about the subject and through the interest curiosity should be developed. He added, a Journalist should read the inner mind of the interviewee, and it is a scientific way to get the information from the interviewee.  He also gave an idea about the different aspects of video editing and how to make it as an interesting and an attractive one for the audience.


 “The session was informative and packed with learning and it gave us an overview of how to conduct an interview and what all things we should keep in mind during editing,” said Olivia K Sunny, First year MA Mass Communication and Journalism Student.

Reporter: Angel T Alex

Posted in Club Activities

New Torch Bearers For Department Clubs

Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore held its investiture ceremony on July 12th, 2017 by appointing new torch bearers for various clubs and associations. Mr. Chris Paul, CEO of Amirato Indian was the Chief Guest for the event. In his address, he encouraged the students to take up the responsibilities with utmost sincerity and confidence. Mr. Asif Iqbal, President of Indian Economic Trade Organization, and Mr. Hendrikus Van Dord, Vice President of the Indian Economic Trade Organization were also the Guests of Honours for the event.


Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College in his presidential address encouraged the students to always uphold the integrity and value of the institution.
The event began with a procession by the students along with the Chief Guests for the event; followed by an invocation song. The welcome address was delivered by Ms. Susan Sany, Head of English Department. The newly appointed coordinators were given their badges by Chief Guest Mr. Olsson and Principal Rev. Fr. Josekutty P.D.

There are en-number of association and clubs in the college, some of them are Literary and Cultural Association, Quiz Club, Film & Photography Club, Tourism Club etc. and the coordinators are also equally selected from each stream such as Arts, Commerce, and Science. From the Humanities department, Merin Mary Wilson and Abhishek.P will head the journalism club; Nithin Thomas and Chandra.S will head the Film and Photography Club for the academic year 2017-2018; whereas, Humanities Association will be headed by Analya Elizabeth Jose, Leo Luckose and Mohammad Tayyb.

The office bearers under the leadership of Literary and Cultural Association coordinators Mr. Samson Easo and Ms. Shreevidya took the oath. This ceremony also holds much importance towards the success of upcoming annual intra-collegiate fests like the ‘Kalajyothi’. The event culminated by Jayantian Anthem and Group Photo.



Posted in MA MCJ

Samavarthana 2017

The department of Journalism at Kristu Jayanti College instituted the Masters degree programme (MA Journalism and Mass Communication) in the year 2015 and our first ever batch got graduated on the 24th of June at Samavarthana 2017. We are delighted and we congratulate Divya Bharati who secured first rank and Rose Valiyaveetil who secured the second rank, our first ever batch for their remarkable success. We wish them a brilliant and pleasant future ahead.

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Posted in BA Journalism

International Yoga Day at Kristu Jayanti College


19275155_1404179036327631_2234332476784173843_nBangalore: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the Jayantian Extension Service of Kristu Jayanti College organized Yoga sessions for the students with an aim to creating awareness on the ancient science of breathing. BA Journalism students took part in the session which was presided over by Yogi Sanyasi Charnashrit.


The brief session included the practice of three Asanas, namely Thalasana (upper body stretch), Thriyanka Asana (lateral body stretch), Katti Chakrasana (waist). Yogi Sanyasi Charnashrit stressed the importance of practicing yoga in daily life as it is beneficial for both mind and body. Compared to the recent trend of extreme physical exertion for fitness, the yogi suggested yoga as a healthy alternative that can improvise breathing and blood circulation which in turn helps in better concentration, memory, and physical fitness.

Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal, Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal; Fr. Immanuel PJ, Fr. Som Zachariah and faculty coordinators were also present.

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Shubh Aarambh: Beginning of another enriching academic year of II year MCJ students


Aristotle said, “Excellence is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” The Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore, held an inaugural ceremony on 21 June 2017 at the SKE Auditorium at 9:15 am. The ceremony was to inaugurate and welcome the final year students of departments M.Com, MCJ, MA , MSc, MCA, MSW for the academic year 2017 -18 .

The event began with the invocation followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries- Rev. Fr. Josekutty PD, Principal, Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Rev. Fr. Immanuel PJ, Faculty, Department of Psychology and Director of college hostels, Dr. Aloysius Edward, Dean of Commerce and Management, Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean of Sciences and Dr. Gopakumar AV,  Dean of Humanities. Nothing can be earned or solved without God playing the role in our lives. Giving the Almighty His recognition and our gratitude, there were prayer scriptures read out from the Quran, the Rigveda, the Bible and also a few intercessory prayers.


Principal, Rev. Fr. Josekutty enlightened the students to nurture themselves in a way that makes them resourceful, responsible and earn and pay respect in their careers. The motto of the college ‘Light and Prosperity’ carries an equal importance as they gain light (knowledge) and be prosperous in contributing to the society. He also stressed that students should not excel only in academics, but other activities too by honing and developing their skills to be better citizens of tomorrow. The students should be able to boost the economy with the quality and productivity they receive when being enriched by the holistic growth, while in the college.

Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, addressed the students on shouldering responsibilities with care and discipline as they are the senior most in the college. The students were asked to be role models to others in the campus, by taking good initiatives like that of cleanliness, academics, and other activities through discipline. The event culminated with the Jayantian anthem.