Department of Printing and Media Engineering Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal organises the two day conference.
Department of printing and Media Engineering, MIT Manipal organised 7thManipal Media Congress a two day conference under the theme “Technological challenges and sustainable solutions in Print & Digital Media”. About 120 print entrepreneurs of Udupi District, Mangalore, Bangalore and teachers of printing colleges all over India delegated the conference. 32 research papers were presented by the academicians on the 2nd day.
The event was inaugurated by Dr.Vinod V Thomas, Registrar (Evaluation), MAHE who was the Chief Guest and emphasized the need for industry-academia interaction in his inaugural address.
Mr. Mohandas Bhandari, MD, School Book Company, Mangalore and Mr. Ashok Shetty, President, Udupi District Printers Association were the Guest of Honors.
Mr.Bhandari spoke about the importance skill development among shop floor technicians and briefed how the improvement of skill sets can improve better pay and their standard of living. Mr. Ashok Shetty spoke about the facilities given to the printers by the government. Dr. Manohara Pai M, Associate Director R&C, MIT presided the inaugural session and spoke about the importance of research in the field of printing.
Various topics pertaining to the contemporary issues were delivered by print Experts. Mr. Binod Kumar Mandal, GM Company Law, MTLin his Key Address explained about “Implications of GST in Print Industry”, Mr. Santanu Roy, GM Production, MTL Unit 5 addressed “Productivity Enhancement Techniques”,
Mr. Mattar Ramesh Kini invited young entrepreneurs for startups in the topic“Enterprising Entrepreneurs”, Dr. Nandini Lakshmikantha, Director School of Communications presented her talk on “Influence of Digital Media in Print”.Metal printing was explained under the title “Diversifying offset technology to Newer Horizons” bySrinivasmoorthy, QC ManagerMassilly India Packaging Private Ltd. Representatives of leading print and allied product companies explained of their produce.
Mr. Praveen Patrao, Prasad Printers Mangalore, Mr. Amith Sharma, Harper Collins New Delhi, Mr. Thomas ManilRego, Brilliant Printers Bangalore, Mr. Prasad MTL, Manipal addressed the queries put forth by the delegates during the Panel discussion session.
Dr. D Srikanth Rao, Director, MIT, MAHE, was the Chief Guest during the Valedictory ceremony and he shed light on the need for conferences with the involvement of printing companies. Mr. Mahesh Kumar, Secretary, Udupi District Printers Association was the Guest of Honor and spoke about manpower requirements and scope in the Print industry. Dr. Ramesh C, Chairman, Daimond Jubilee Celebration, MIT spoke about the activities of Printing and Media Department and its relationship with media industry. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Amrutharaj H Krishnan, HOD of Printing Department, MIT.