JIMS Activities

International Media Seminar

The Department of Media and Communication studies organized ‘International Media Seminar on Post Covid-19 Media and Communication Scenario.’ The guest speakers included eminent professionals from media and communication industry in national and international pursuit. Professor (Dr.) Ravi K. Dhar, Director, JIMS, Vasant Kunj delivered the welcome address by stressing on the need to understand the pre and post CoViD Scenario. CoViD has changed the world and businesses are adapting to the new normal. Dr. Dhar welcomed the panelists and presented them his gratitude and thankfulness. Keynote from the eminent speakers: Professor Sanjay Dwivedi, Director-General, IIMC expressed happiness over working with students passing out from JIMS after receiving a well-rounded education. He explained the impact of Covid- 19 and considered it a blessing in disguise as the world figured out new ways to communicate and expand, Covid exacerbated the formulation of the digital world that was a farfetched dream earlier. He spoke about how the media worked towards a stronger tomorrow by facilitating education and information. Mr. Pankaj Pachauri, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Go News began his talk by expressing his views on the pandemic, while the world proved its integrity, maturity, and commitment by uniting. He further expressed his amazement at the creation of the vaccine in a short span and discussed its distribution. Ms. Olga Dycheva, Head of Sputnik Hub, India commenced by re-introducing audience about Sputnik. Mr. Alexei Orlov, Chief Sputnik Radio (Russia Version) began by mentioning that, Russia & India both countries are there under the Top 5 most influenced/suffering countries from coronavirus. Mr. Umesh Upadhyay, President & Director (Media), Reliance Industries started his note by mentioning that recent years have been a defining time for the media industry. Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sharma, Senior Assistant Editor, Times of Oman, also joined virtually from Oman. Mr. Sharma began by mentioning Mr. Umesh Upadhyay’s address on ‘freedom of expression’ and emphasized the need to have laws where facts of ‘what one speaks on media platforms’ shall be constituted. The seminar concluded with Prof. (Dr.) Ajitabh, HOD, Media and communications, JIMS Greater Noida who presented vote of thanks to the distinguished speakers, participants and students, mentors and researchers. He further thanked Dr. Amit Gupta, Chairman; Dr. Ravi K. Dhar, Director, JIMS Vasant Kunj; Dr. Neeru Johri, HOD, Media and Communication Studies, JIMS, Vasant Kunj, and all the faculty members at JIMS, Vasant Kunj.