Department of Journalism and Mass Communication organised 15 days certificate programme
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of St. Thomas College Bhilai organised 15 days certificate programme on “Mass Communication- A Tool of Various Dimension” on 14th September 2021. The chief guest of the inaugural was Professor Baldev Bhai Sharma Vice Chancellor of Kushabhau Thackeray University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Raipur and Special Guest was Professor K G Suresh Vice Chancellor of Makhan Lal Chaturvedi Journalism and Mass Communication University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. At the outset Dr. M G Roymon Principal of St Thomas College welcomed all the guest and participants, and appreciated the efforts of the department and wished them for smooth conduct of the programme. Administrator of College Rev. Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese also appreciated the efforts taken by the department for the holistic development of students. Chief Guest Prof. K G Suresh Vice Chancellor said that the existence of print media has been questioned with the advent of digital media but print media has not ended. He said that print media is not only running in our country but is achieving new heights. There was a misunderstanding that the newspaper spreads corona, but being very vocal about public education, the media has reported risking lives from the crematorium to the cemetery, which has increased the credibility of the print media. Special guest Prof. Baldev Bhai Sharma Vice Chancellor said that in the media one has to work with dedication and not by being comfortable. Increase social responsibility, become a creative journalist, think about building the society and do not do such journalism at all which creates confusion in the society. Both the guest appreciated and congratulated the department for such kind of initiative. And suggested to the participants take the maximum benefit of this programme. The programme was conducted by Dr. Aditi Namdev Programme Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Journalism Department, and vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Aparna Ghosh, Convener and Head of Department. Technical support given by Mr. Aakash Verma, Faculty members MD Zakir Hussain and Mr.Amitabh Sharma, and students of journalism department supported the event.