DME makes a mark in Cinema Studies through Indo-Aussie collaboration
Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) reserved its place in the galaxy of prestigious institutions of India by organising first of its kind international conference in New Delhi and Noida in the third week of November. The participation of more than five hundred academicians, researchers, media professionals and students of PhD, masters and bachelors programmes in 8 technical sessions, 3 plenary sessions, 3 workshops, inaugural and opening sessions, valedictory session along with an evening of music and dance might be envy for any emerging educational institution.
This international conference Indian Cinema and Alternate Networks - ICAN2 2018 was jointly organised by DME Media School of Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida and School of Creative Arts and Communication, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia on November 16, 17 and 18, 2018. This India-Australia collaboration was unique and worked excellently on the ground.
Endorsement by Government of India
ICAN2 2018 was endorsed by Government of India when Mr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, lauded the efforts of DME in brining Australia closer to India in the field of academics and research. While inaugurating the conference as Chief Guest at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, he added that films could be an effective instrument of brining social change and spreading the culture of India beyond borders.
Congregation of film makers and experts from India
Media academicians, researchers, scholars, professionals and students belonging to more than 40 universities and colleges from 15 States and Union Territories of India gathered in Delhi NCR for ICAN2 2018. To name a few educators, Prof. K G Suresh, Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Prof. F B Khan, Professor-Jamia Millia and Dr. M Asad Nizam,, IGNOU and Dr. Shahid Rasool, Director of CEMCA contributed to the conference.
The list of filmmakers in the conference was really rich with Ms. NimishaPandey, National Award winner filmmaker and Content Head, ALT Balaji, Mr. ViveckVaswani, known film producer, director and actor, Mr. Dilip Mehta, director of The Untold Story of Sunny Leone released on Netflix recently, Mr. Aditya Seth, consultant to the University of South Wales in Cardiff and Mr. Nimish Kapoor, the man behind India International Science Film Festival. Ms.Shubhra Gupta, the most credible film critic associated with The Indian Express added value to the conference.
Eminent scholars and filmmakers from Australia
Dr. Sean Redmond, Professor in Deakin University delivered key note address in the inaugural session of ICAN2 2018. Dr. John Cuming, Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design at Deakin University, participated in deliberations throughout in addition to conducting a workshop.
The conference opened with the wishes by Professor Matthew Allen, of Deakin University. Dr. Vikrant Kishore, Course Director - Film, Television & Animation and Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, addressed the opening session and a plenary session and also conducted a workshop.
The force behind academic extravaganza ICAN2 2018
This international conference could see light of the day with the support of Mr. AmanSahni, Vice Chairman, DME. The two conveners Prof. (Dr.) SusmitaBala and her team of DME Media School and Dr. Vikrant Kishore and his team from Australia were successful in making sure that everything is put in place at the right moment. Prof. (Dr.) AmbrishSaxena, Advisor to the conference, led from the front from conceptualization to execution and made sure that DME marches ahead on the chosen path. DME Media School has also constructed a state of art studio to keep pace with its growing ambitions.