Media Technology Department Orientation and Wisdom lamp lighting ceremony 2018.
The 26th Orientation and Wisdom lamp lighting ceremony program of Media Technology Department was held on 18th and 19th, July 2018 at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. 72 students and their parents attended the Orientation which was hosted on campus by the Department.
The Department was instituted in 1992 to meet the growing demand of Print and Electronic Media. The aim of this program is to foster dynamic and transformative students to Media industry.
Print media focuses on conventional and modern Printing technologies like 3D Printing, Smart Packaging, Printed electronics and related fields, whereas Electronic media emphasizes on Multimedia, Sound Engineering, Videography, Digital photography as well as Film Production.
Wisdom Lamp was lit by Mr. T Gautham S Pai, MD, Manipal Technologies Ltd., Manipal. While congratulating all first year students for getting into Media Technology, he insisted the budding engineers to focus on the technological transitions taking place both in Print and Electronic Media like Printed electronics, Augmented Reality, Smart packaging, VFX etc. He also averred that the engineers must be able to provide solution based business to the customers.
Dr. Gicy Kovoor, Associate Director (Academics), MIT in her message gave an introduction ofour University, as well as going into a little bit in depth on prioritizing academic performance and the importance of tracking the Academic Calendar 2018 – 19which every student must follow up.
The students were academically engaged on the 2nd day of orientation with talks, presentations, and industry visit. The program opened with a special lecture by Mr. Ramesh Chandran, Deputy Director (Engineering), All India Radio, Mangalore on the topic “Importance of Mass Communication in Electronic Age”. In his talk he briefed on Telecasting network and Signal processing, News room technologies, Studio set up as well as Sound Engineering. He overviewed Electronic media’s impact on the life style of younger generation in a positive way.
Speaking on behalf of Science and Research Opportunities in Print Media under the title “Innovations in Print”, Dr. Shivananda Wagle, GM, R&D division of Manipal Technologies Ltd., brought light to Modern printing technologies like Dynamic information in Digital card technologies, Interactive Smart packaging, Solution based emission testing management systems and Illuminant displays.
Afterwards, they were accompanied by teachers of Department in 2 batches to see and experience the shop floor of Unit 5 (Commercial Print Division of MTL), one of world’s top class modern print factory.
They snapped pictures in front of the factory and then were free to make their way to MIT campus. It was heartwarming to see how fast these students who were strangers 24 hours prior came together by the end of the day. One would suspect they were lifelong friends.
Mr. Nithesh Kumar, Asst. Professor thanked Management MIT, MTL and all well-wishers of our Department, without forgetting to mention the support and encouragement of parents and students who opted Media Technology as their profession. Our 2ndyear student Ms. Shifana Mastered the Ceremony.
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