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.

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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

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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.

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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.

Posted in Workshops

Digital media workshop organized

Department of Journalism organized a digital media workshop on October 28, 2016 Friday for the first year post graduate students. It was an interactive session future digital media, video editing and news writing by Mr. Lijo Abraham, online sub-editor, Deccan Herald.

Mr. Lijo spoke about digital media and the growth of online news and the current trends in news and role of video in news. He said the future is digital media and also advised media students to have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to keep in touch with daily updates. According to him the concept of social has great significance today because the social is where story breaks first, we follow up first, we seek reaction and measure action, we seek stories, we build stories and we go alive. He also gave an idea about content writing; content is the king in digital media and he talk about optimizing content, user experience, UGC, news aggregation and types of content. “The session was as interesting and informative and Mr. Lijo gave us a glimpse about the latest online media trends and the effective use of social media in promoting and gathering news,” said Samantha D’silva, First year MA. MJC

Posted in Interview Series

Getting candid with Dhanush Nayanar

Well build physique and shiny eyes shows his determination for life. “I started my career by doing an advertisement for Medimix and never thought I would do a great movie like Kabali,” said Dhanush Nayanar. Born as the 1st child to Dr.Sunil and Rejani, Dhanush was an average performer in academics and later he excelled in his career as a Sound Effects Editor. He completed his BSc. in Visual Communication in Hindustan College, Coimbatore and later finished his studies in Sound Engineering from L V Prasad Film and TV Academy, Chennai. He worked under eminent sound engineer Raja Krishnan as a trainee. He also worked as Assistant Sound Editor for many Malayalam and Tamil movies like She-taxi, Oru Second Class Yathara, Amar Akbar Antony, Muthugaw and recently worked as Sound Effects Editor in Kabali- a big budget Tamil movie.

How did you get a chance to work in a Big Budget Movie like Kabali?

A Bombay based Sound Designer; Ruben Sir called me and asked my concern to work as a sound effects editor for Kabali. I was also recommended by Harish Sir (Bollywood Sound Designer) whom I met during my final year project presentation.

Can you share your experience being a part of Kabali?

It was such a great experience for an artist like me. I started the work on April 13 and almost took four months to complete the work because the movie was made in four different languages.

How was your experience working with a famous actor like Rajani Kanth?

I worked with him only in the dubbing studio. He is a person with great passion and commitments towards work.

Who is your favourite personality/ role model and why?

Rasool Pookutty-The Oscar Prize winner turned out to be my role model. It’s through his works; I came to know about a field called Sound Design and Editing and later started watching videos about the same.

Before Kabali was released people had a great expectation for the movie and later it did not satisfy Rajani fans. Any comments related to this?

The dialogues in the trailers gave more punch to the movie even before its release and they thought every shot will have same kind of dialogues. But our Director wanted realistic shots. Reality is given more importance in this movie.

“Don’t waste your life listening to what others say. Just do what you love and you will get happiness out of it” said Dhanush as an advice to the budding media professionals.”

Posted in Awards

Congratulations to the Ramnath Goenka award winner Nileena Atholi

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KJC alumna  Nileena Atholi bagged the Ramnath Goenka award for Journalistic excellence in the year 2015

The staff and students of department of Journalism like to congratulate Nileena Atholi, student of BA JPEng (2004-2007) batch and the current Sub- Editor in Mathrubhumi for her achievement. Award comprises Rs 1 lakh and a citation, which will be presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function in New Delhi on November 2. Award is for her article series titled “ Artha jeevithangalude arakshithavasthakal” published in Mathrubhumi.

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Lumos 2016: Adding light to life- Photography exhibition inaugurated

Lumos 2016– the annual photography exhibition organized by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Kristu Jayanti College was inaugurated on September 23, 2016. Rev. Fr. Lijo P Thomas, Financial Administrator, Kristu Jayanti College; inaugurated the event. Over forty student photographer displayed over four hundred photographs on various themes like portraitures, macro, emotions and actions, still life and wild life.