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Institute to offer PG course in TV studio production
Manish Kumar Singal

FIIB has launched Fortune Institute of Communication and Television in Delhi.
FIIB has launched Fortune Institute of Communication and Television in Delhi.

The stupendous increase in the number of television channels has opened up opportunities not merely in fields like acting but also in more technical areas like direction. To cater to this constantly increasing demand for experts in technical fields, Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) recently launched Fortune Institute of Communication and Television (FICT) in Delhi.

The institute has, on its advisory council, eminent personalities from media including Mr Bhaskar Ghose, Mr SY Qurashi, former DG, Doordarshan and several others. Karan Thapar, eminent journalist and Sanjay Khan, film actor are also among the advisory council.

Talking to the NCR Tribune, said one of them, “we have been associated with the television and film industry for many years. After retirement, we planned to share our experiences with the new generation.”

According to Dr Reena Ramachandran, Director General, FIIB and FICT, “Our motive is to provide the best practical knowledge to the students. Our advisory council members include all senior people who have had a diverse and strong experience of many years in this same field. To give individual attention, we have decided to enroll very few students in each batch.”

The institute will offer courses including Diploma in Videography, Video Editing, Video Graphics and Animation, Post Graduate Diploma in TV Presentation and TV news Reading, Diploma in Professional Still Photography and PG Diploma in Corporate Video Production.

“FICT would be one of the first institutes in the country to provide the best quality courses and facilities.

In our country, the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, is another institute like this one,” said Prof Quraishi.

He said the PostGraduate Diploma in TV Studio Production would be the first course of its kind in the country that would include knowledge about studio, its functioning and other activities.

The institute will also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Marketing of one-year duration. FICT claims the course to be the first one of its kind that would give vast and practical knowledge regarding surveying of the market industry. The institute has been launched recently and will start its first batch from the coming session 2004-05, said Ms Ramachandran, Director, FICT.

Amity School of Engineering cultural fest

The Amity School of Engineering organised ACT’04 “Walking towards a New Horizon”, a cultural festival on April 16-17 on the Amity campus.

Presented by the students of engineering, ACT’04 was an endeavor of the Amity School of Engineering to showcase the talent of not only the students of Amity Universe but also those belonging to other universities.

Fostering the spirit of eager camaraderie were games such as Catch- fast paced and adrenaline- pumping quiz endeavor, The Einstein In You-paper presentation and many more.

The items presented in the function were admired by all present there. Ashok Chauhan, Founder President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF) said that it was the management skills and the mutual co-ordination among the students that helped them present an interesting and successful cultural event like this.

PAF announces admission for 2004-05

The Pearl Academy of Fashion has announced admissions for the year 2004-05 for various courses like Postgraduate Diploma in Apparel Management, Retail Management and Indian Wear Designing.

The basic qualification to get admission for these courses is a graduate degree in any discipline. Besides, the institute is also offering undergraduate programmes like Retail Management, Professional Photography and Fashion-Media Make-up.

Seminar on Open Source

Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) organised a seminar on Open Source on April 17 on its campus at Rohini. Eminent speakers from across the country participated in the seminar.

The concept of open source puts forth the idea that the source code is open to all. It emphasised sharing of knowledge in the form of programs amongst various people. The concept has gained popularity during the past few years.

JIMS organised the seminar with an aim to enlighten young learners of IT industry about the latest aspects related to the concept.

Rai University’s in-house journal

Rai University has launched an in-house journal that “does not publish reams of paper on mere academic and theoretical research but research material for the researchers”. The journal promises to be unique and seeks to go beyond the ivory towers and deal with contemporary issues that challenge the readers on a daily basis in a rapidly globalising world.

The journal’s primary task is to publish contemporary and original research in various disciplines of management and applied managerial roles in diverse sectors of political economy in the world.

The inaugural issue of the Rai Management Journal contains an eclectic mix of articles, case studies and essays from academicians and managers in India and in the United States. Especially noteworthy is an essay by Mary Munter on the need for global managers to possess the necessary skills of cross-cultural communication.

It would be particularly useful to Indian managers stressed to make a mark in the international markets, courtesy initiatives by a semi closed Indian economy to make its presence felt globally. Off special interest to the students and practitioners of the nascent Indian retail industry, would be the paper on ServQual Measurement in retail services.

With high profile malls mushrooming in most urban centers of the country, the concept of ServQual Measurement offers some interesting and unique insights into service expectation and perception of consumers.

Of relevance to communication managers in India would be the essays on the role of money in print media, questioning the inherent divide over the management and the editorial teams of various print media publications in India.


MCD told to list curbs on tanneries, slaughter houses
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 21
The Delhi High Court today directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to state what steps its had taken to curb illegal slaughtering and unauthorised tanneries operating in the heart of the city.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice B. C. Patel and Justice B. D. Ahmed directed the MCD to file an affidavit within a week enumerating steps taken to check or prevent or prohibit the illegal slaughter of animals and unauthorised leather tanneries and godowns melting animal fats and drying animal bellies and intestines.

On March 3, the High Court had constituted a two-member committee to verify the allegations that ‘’unhealthy’’ poultry that could cause ‘bird flu’ was being sold in the national Capital.

The division bench had directed advocates Tahir Siddiqui and Raj Panjwani to visit Qasabpura and Sadar Bazar areas of Old Delhi and submit a report by April 21 on allegations levelled in a petition that trucks of unhealthy chickens were being brought to Delhi. The committee found truth in the allegations.

The order had come while the court issued notice to Union Health and Agriculture Ministries, Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, WHO, Director, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Chairman, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Maneka Gandhi, Police Commissioner, Secretary NDMC, Delhi Pollution Committee and manager, Idgah slaughter house.

The petition, filed by a butcher, Mohd. Amjad through counsel Tahir Siddiqui, sought prohibition on sale of unhealthy poultry in the city so as to prevent the outbreak of bird flu.

Poultry should only be allowed into the Capital after proper medical check, it said and added that directions should be issued to the medical and health authorities to follow WHO and UN reports rather than the opinion of ‘’filmstars’’.

The petition said the sale of poultry should be banned because there were reports that the bird flu virus could penetrate exposed meat and reach human body and cause death.

‘’In Delhi the poultry lobby is drawing a rosy picture about eating the table bird while Nagaland has banned the sale of chicken for human consumption and Nepal has stopped the import of Indian poultry,’’ it claimed.

Last year, the High Court had issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Government on a petition seeking to ban the sale of adulterated meat mixed with flesh of dead and sick animals.

The petition said due to dereliction of the police and municipal authorities and ignorance, people were buying meat, which was mixed with flesh of carcasses.

In May 2001, acting on a PIL filed by the petitioner, the High Court had directed the authorities to clamp down on illegal slaughtering in Delhi, especially Qasabpura area near the Idgah abattoir.

This had enraged the butcher community and a mob had plundered and torched his ancestral house in Sadar Bazar, he claimed.

In his petition then, he had said that illegal slaughter of more than 15,000 animals took place daily in Sadar Bazar and blood and animal body parts littered the lanes and by-lanes there.

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