Highlights of the Department
- The Department is equipped with an air-conditioned state-of-the-art computer lab.
- Mass Communication, Reporting & Editing, Audio Visual Media, Design & Graphics, Photojournalism, Public Relation, and Advertising etc. form a part of the syllabus.
- On the Job training in the Print Media for the 1st year students and in Electronic Media/ PR/ Advertising agencies for the 2nd year students during May-June is a compulsory part of the curriculum.
- During the 3rd year, the students are taken a study tour to places like Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Amritsar where they visit various organizations of the Print Media & Electronic Media apart from the local sightseeing
- The students take part in Seminars, Workshops, Co-curricular activities.
- The BMC library has a rich collection of books, magazines, and daily newspapers and in addition an LCD TV with a Projector and screen and a laptop to facilitate exposure of the electronic media.
- The USP of the department is its lab journal ‘Headway’ which gives exposure to the students of BMC to learn the finer nuances of Print Journalism while I-Mac with FCP (Final Cut Pro ) gives them hands-on training in Video Production. Throughout the year the students are busy shooting, recording, editing, writing scripts and other media related work under the guidance of experts from respective fields.
“If I wasn’t from Bihar, I would not be able to become what I am today,” said Panchayat fame actor Chandan Roy in a guest lecture organized by Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College on the topic “The Journey from theatre to OTT platforms” on Monday.
The lecture began with Ms Roma, Head of Department, Mass Communication welcoming Chandan Roy.
Chandan Roy, who gained fame as Vikas Shukla from Panchayat web series, shared struggle filled journey. In the interactive session with students he shared different anecdotes from his life as a student, as a struggler and an actor. He encouraged the students by saying that “You don’t need internet to reach somewhere. I used to cut articles of mass communication from newspapers just in a hope that someday I will need them and it is those articles which have landed me in Mumbai and helped me developing my acting career starting from Patna College to theatre to OTT Platforms”.
Gulmohar, Lakhot, Chuna, Misfits are some of the projects in his sleeves where Vikas Shukla get a new identity.
The faculty members Prashant Ravi, Divya Gautam, Aprajita Pathak and Gaurav Aranya and Enakshi Dey Viswas were also present at the event. The lecture ended by the vote of thanks by Ankita, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication.
Value added class with semester – I
The department of Mass Communication organised a value based education class for the students of semester – I on November 24th, 2022. The facilitator for the value added class was Ms. Ankita, Assistatnt Professor, department of Mass Communication. The fourteen minutes video dealt with depression among teenagers. The video showed a teenage girl battling within herself because of depression. Her mother was also troubled by the changed behaviour of her daughter. It is when the daughter’s friend stepped in, recognized the issue and encouraged the girl to talk to her mother about it. Her friend suggests her to see a doctor and assured that depression is just like any other disease and people should not hesitate to share their problems to their close ones. The video portrayed the hesitance teenagers have in sharing their problems. The doubt of being judged, not understood, rejected or demeaned by the society stops them from opening up. In such cases it becomes the responsibility of people around them to be sensitive towards them. This was an interactive session where the students also shared their views.
On 21st October 2022, Department of Mass Communication organized an alumni meet ‘The Confluence 2022’ at 12pm in the department. The programme started with a welcome address by Ms. Roma ,Head, Department of Mass Communication. Professor Ameeta Jaiswal, Head of the Department of Philosophy and President of Patna Women’s College Alumni Association was the guest of the meet. She expressed her gratitude to the alumni and the faculty members. She shared information about Patna Women’s College Alumni Association ( PWCAA) and asked the alumnis to register for the same.
She also said the alumnis can contribute to the society by becoming a life time member of PWCAA. At the end she also requested the alumnis to be present in the annual alumni meet of the college which is to be held on 21st December.
The meet included different performances like solo performance, chorus singing and group dance by the students of semester 1st,3rd and 5th. Games were also organized for the alumni which were enjoyed by them. After the performances and games, alumni were invited on the stage to share their college memories and relive the moment.All the faculty members attended the program.
The program was concluded by Ms. Ankita with the vote of thanks.
A guest lecture on ‘Language of Cinema and Satyajit Ray’ was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College on September 30, 2022. The speaker for the day was Prashant Ranjan who is a Producer, Director, Assistant Secretary of Cine Society and Convener of Patliputra Cine Society, Patna. Critically reviewed more than 40 films and writer of four books till now, Prashant Ranjan had a rigorous session with the Mass Communication students’ of semester I, III and V and pg diploma students where he briefed the 100 years’ journey of Indian Cinema. Sharing his experiences with the students he discussed about how people are percieving cinema and relating it with their daily life now a days. He added that cinema is gaining more social acceptance and legitimacy. Talking about the millennial film maker and pride of Indian Cinema, Satyajit Ray he focused on Ray’s style of film making. The lecture also had instances from German Expressionism and Neo-realism, Ray’s inspiration of films. Satyajit Ray’s ‘Two’ was screened for the students. He said that in India film is a celebration of life more than language, art form or business. He encouraged students to watch cinema.
The lecture was attended by the Head of the department, Ms Roma, faculty members Ajay Kumar Jha, Prashant Ravi, Ankita, Divya Gautam and Gaurav Aranya.
The Dept. of Mass Communication organized a value based education class on the topic ‘Never break the trust of your loved ones’ for the students of semester V, III and I on 07th September 2022. The facilitator for Sem V was Ms. Ankita, Sem III was Ms. Roma and Sem I was Mr. Gaurav Aranya, Assistant Professors, Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College.
Students were shown a 5 minute small video in which a strong message was given that one should never lie to their parents or break their trust. Parents are the ones who selflessly work towards their children to give the best life to them.
Altogether, it was an interactive class where students also shared their ideas and notions.
The Department of Mass Communication,Patna Women’s College in collaboration with Centre for National, International collaborations and consultancy services (NICCS)organized an Inter-College Mobile Journalism (MOJO) Competition on the topic ‘Role of Technology in Freedom of Expression’ on 29th August 2022.
The result declaration of the competition was conducted on 31st August 2022 in the Mother Veronica Hall of the college.
The program was inaugurated by Ms. Roma, Head of the Department of Mass Communication where she conveyed her best wishes to the participants.
After the screening 24 best videos out of 54 were selected to be displayed and judged. The participants of this competition shot their videos in the college premises and the students of the other colleges sent their videos via e-mail.
Out of 24 participants who reach to the final round,the first position was bagged by Prerna Sharma, sem V , student of Mass Communication, Humaira Azeem,Sem V,CEMS dept was on the second position. And third position was a tally with 3 students where Shweta Shree and Shambhavi of Mass Communication and Pragya Priyadarshini of English Department won.
The competition was judged by Mr. Amitabh Ranjan, Assistant Professor, CEMS Dept, Mr Prashant Ravi, Assistant Professor, Amity University Patna, Mr Ajay Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor,Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College.
The Judges also shared their views. Mr. Amitabh Ranjan enlightened the participants about the Role of Technology in Freedom of Expression.
He shared his experiences which he has faced in Freedom of Expression. He told all of the students about Gay Tellies, New Journalism which were very helpful and illuminating for the students. Mr. Prashant Ravi, Asst. Professor, Department of Mass Communication shared his thoughts in which he advised them to first research properly and then execute. He also told that today’s people are involved more in Reels and Social Media show off rather than the activities for the good of people. Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha, Asst. Professor, Department of Mass Communication shared his technical skills and suggestions about Mobile Journalism. He described how technology has evolved and could go beyond limits, what we couldn’t even imagine of.
The program was anchored by Vanshika Krishna and Aditya Raushan and vote of thanks was given by Kesa Haider, the students of sem V.
The faculty members of the Department Ms.Ankita, Ms.Divya Gautam, Ms.Aprajita Pathak & Mr.Gaurav Aranya attended the program.
A guest lecture on ‘Changing trends in Media Consumption’ was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College on 22nd September 2022. The keynote speaker for the lecture was Editor, News 18, Bihar& Jharkhand, Prabhakar Kumar. The lecture was attended by the undergraduate and post graduate diploma students of Mass Communication. Speaking on the occassion, Mr Kumar shared his field experience with the students alongwith providing them an insight of ownership and revenue in media, ground reporting, alternative media and changes in media consumption. The session was quite interactive where Mr Kumar answered the queries of the students. He encouraged the students to follow their interests. Also, he added that new media is the emerging face of journalism and students today must be updated to pursue their career in journalism and media.
The session was attended by the Head of the Department, Ms Roma, and faculty members, Ajay Kumar Jha, Prashant Ravi, Ankita, Divya Gautam and Gaurav Aranya.
On 29th August 2022,<br /> Department of Mass Communication organized the Fresher’s Day program 'AAGHAZ 2022' to welcome the new students who were full of vim and alacrity.<br /> The program began by presenting roses to honourable guests and teachers as a token of gratitude. Kesa Haider, a final year student, welcomed the juniors with a speech wherein she wished luck to all the newcomers and said that these moments that they would spend together will provide them with memories to cherish forever.<br /> The next segment of the program was absolutely power-packed and super energetic. The students sang soulful renditions showcasing the joy of school life and the transition from school to college life. The next performance was a dance drama based on the theme “Time Travel of Cinema” through which students delivered some iconic dialogues from films of different eras. Songs and dialogues from superhit Hindi films like Pyaasa, Mother India, Sholay, Ghayal, Karan Arjun, Kal ho na ho, and Gangubai captivated the audience.<br /> Soon after that a group of students presented an enthralling group dance performance on popular Hollywood and Bollywood songs which mesmerized the audience.<br /> After enchanting performances by the students of the first year, Honourable guest, Ms. Vinita Priyadarshi, Head of the Department , Political Science, was invited to express her views. She congratulated the students for their splendid performances and asked them to utilize the upcoming opportunities judiciously through participating both academically and through cultural activities. Then, Ms. Roma, Head of the Department of Mass Communication, was invited to address the gathering. She thanked guests, faculty members, students, and participants for their contribution in making the program successful. Anvi and Muskan did the anchoring for the event and the vote of thanks was delivered by Sania Naaz, the students of sem 3.
The Dept. of Mass Communication organized a value-based education class for the students of semester V and Sem III on 17th August 2022. The facilitator for the value added class was Ms.Roma, Head, Dept of Mass Communication for sem III and Ms.Aprajita Pathak, Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Patna Women's College for sem V. An inspirational video was shown to the students about the life journey of Nick Vujicic; The man who overcame ‘physical’ challenges. Nick, was born with the tetra-Amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. The students talked about the way Vujicic did not let his disability overtake his life, he has learned how to drive, beat a drum, write, pen an autobiography, use the computer, play tennis, type, and even surf. In the video, Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life The discussion encouraged the promotion of rational thinking and unbiased judgment. Emphasis was laid on distinguishing between right and wrong or good and bad. Altogether, it was an interactive class where students also shared their ideas and notions.
Dept of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College in collaboration with Centre for National, International collaborations and consultancy services (NICCS) organised an Inter College Mobile Journalism (MOJO Competition) on the topic ‘ Role of technology in the freedom of expression’ on 29th August 2022 to conclude the celebrations of Azaadi ka Amritmahotsav, 75 years of Independence. Mobile journalism is a form of digital storytelling where the primary device used for creating and editing images, audio and video is a smartphone . The program was inaugurated by Roma, Head of the Department of Mass Communication by welcoming the students and encouraging them to do well. Following the rules of Mojo competition, all the participants made their 2 minute video and handed it over to the department within the time limit of 5 minutes inside the premises of Patna Women's College. The results of this competition will be announced on August 31.<br /> A total of 54 students participated in this competition whereas the students from other colleges send their videos through email.
National Broadcasting Day
The virtual program that continued for 90 minutes kicked off with the introduction by the Head of Department of Mass Communication, Ms. Roma where she thanked Principal Dr. Sr. M. Rashmi AC and welcomed all the participants. An alumna of Aligarh Muslim University, RJ Faizan started by talking about his journey and continued by informing about the different aspects of radio programming. He interacted with the students and made them aware about different opportunities available for them in this field. He also gave them tips about improving their speaking skills, writing skills and presentational skills for radio. He happily quenched the inquisitiveness of every student. He advised the students that talent, communication, language and presentations are important pillars or key to success in the field of radio. Also, one should follow one’s inner voice to find one’s destination and become successful in life.
Towards the end of the session, there was a question-and-answer session wherein the faculty members and students got an opportunity to get their queries answered. RJ Faizan eloquently answered each of them. At the end, the vote of thanks was presented by Ms. Divya Gautam, Assistant Professor, Mass Communication. The programme was also joined by the faculties of the department, Ajay Kumar Jha, Prashant Ravi, Ankita, Aprajita Pathak and Gaurav Aranya.
Guest Lecture on the topic Community Radio
The Dept of Mass communication Organised a Guest Lecture on the topic Community Radio: An Overview , Opportunities and Challenges on 07th May 2022. The Guest Speaker Ms. Saumya Jha who is an Independent Community Media Consultant with a work experience of more than 15 years.She started the session in a very interesting way by asking the students to do some activities in which students participated with so much of excitement.
She shared some videos of different community radio stations showing the journey , the sustainability and the struggle it faces.She shared a PowerPoint presentation on ‘how community radio helped people during the Covid-19 pandemic in spreading awareness of Mask and Sanitizer’. In between she asked students to perform some more activities to keep it interesting and sharing their point.There are around 360 community radios in India and 10 are in Bihar only. It was an interactive and fruitful session.
Industrial Visit to All India Radio
An Industrial Visit to All India Radio ( AIR) Patna with the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication 2021-22 batch on 20th May 2022. The objective of this Visit was to provide the students an insight regarding the working of Akashvani (AIR).
Slogan Writing Competition
Department of Mass Communication organised Slogan Writing Competition on the theme “Yoga for Well Being” for the students of Semester II on 2nd May 2022.
The Competition was judged by Ms Roma, Head, Mass Communication, Ms. Enakshi, Assistant Professor, Mr. Ajay kumar Jha, Assistant Professor and Ms. Divya, Assistant Professor.
The Department of Mass Communication conducted a Value added class on ‘How To Save Our Planet’ for the students of Semester II with Ms. Divya Gautam. In this online class, students watched a 15 min documentary by World Wild Fund International. There was a discussion among students on anthropogenic problem faced by our planet and how humans can take charge of our better future and save our planet.
The Department of Mass Communication organised an ‘On the Spot Slogan Writing Competition’ for the students of Sem IV and PGDJMC Sem II students to celebrate Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Poster Making Competition
To observe Earth Day on April 22, 2022 the department of Mass Communication organised a poster making competition on the theme of “Invest in Our Planet”.
The competition was held among semester II undergraduate students. The competition was divided in seven groups where each group presented two posters. The students of group 7, group 4 and group 6 won potted plants as the first, second and third position respectively. The winners were felicitated by the jury members, Mr. Amitabh Ranjan, Mr. Prashant Ravi and Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha based on their subjects and visual representation of posters. The students were applauded for their efforts by the head of the department, Mrs Roma.
The competition was guided by department’s assistant professors, Ms. Ankita and Ms. Divya Gautam.
Workshop on Cinematograph
The Department of Mass Communication Patna Women’s College organised a workshop on “Cinematography in 21st century with Mirrorless Camera” on Monday,April 18. The chief spokesperson was Dikhit Das, Sales and Technical expert, Nikon India.
He enlightened the students with technical knowledge related to mirrorless camera, introduced students to technical terms such as ISO,FPS,aperture, custom white balance and more. Mr. Das kept the audience vivid with different videos shots by him on wildlife, pre wedding, fashion etc. He also shot few videos and photos at the moment to explain certain terms. Students also got the opportunity to learn video production and editing on applications like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premium the students were also awarded the chance to handle Nikon mirrorless cameras to learn different shots practically.
The workshop was an interesting and interactive one.
ONLINE WEBINAR BY UPGRAD
An Online Webinar was conducted by Upgrad ,an online learning platform on 7th April 2022 for the PGDJMC students of Sem II in the department.The aim of the webinar was to provide academic and career counselling to students .Digital Marketing is a new age profession that has taken the world by storm. Its growing demand and development of entrepreneurial skills makes it the most coveted course of the era. We promise to educate students about these courses and about their potential career streams that they have to offer. The webinar focused on the academic and career counselling of the students and the job prospects after Digital Marketing course, followed by QnA session with the students.
MAGAZINE COVER EXHIBITION
The students of Mass Communication, Patna Women’s College organised a Magazine cover exhibition on March 30, 2022.The theme of the exhibition was centered around women. The participants of the exhibition were students of semester 6. The students had designed & printed the covers fashion which were on by the women, for the women and of the women. The exhibition garnered positive reception from students & teachers alike. It especially caught Dr Sister M. Rashmi, Principal’s eye who was the ‘Guest of honour’ for the event.
The students of Mass Communication bagged first and second prizes in the spot essay/press release writing competition and 7 prizes in Quiz organised by Regional Outreach Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India. The prizes were given by Ms Harpreet Kaur, *IPS and Mr Dilip Kumar *IAS, and Mr Vijay Kumar,IIS .
A webinar was organized in collaboration with ROB, Govt of India, UNICEF and the Department of Mass Communication on COVID 19 and Stigma
A Webinar On Scope of Hindi Journalism in India
leadership webinar attended by dept. of mass Communication student
webinar attended by Mass Communication students
A guest lecture was organised by the department of Mass Communication
Speaker – Mr Manikant Thakur, Former Correspondent BBC Topic ‘ British Broadcasting Corporation: A Case Study
A guest lecture was organised by the department of Mass Communication
Speaker – Mr Manikant Thakur, Former Correspondent BBC Topic ‘ British Broadcasting Corporation: A Case Study
Poster Presentation on Advertisement by Dept of Mass Communication on 17th Aug 2019 and Media coverage on 18th Aug 2019
Photo Exhibition on 19th & 20th August 2019 Venue Carmel Hall
Workshop organized by Dept of Mass Comm & Communicative English on 26th &27th July 2019
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