The National Level Intercollegiate Print and Electronic Media Tech. Fest gets organised at MIT, Manipal.
The 7th National Level Intercollegiate Print and Electronic Media Tech. Fest “Media Carnival 19” was jointly organized by Department of Media Technology, MIT, Manipal and Manipal Technologies Ltd., Manipal. The wisdom lamp was lit by the Chief Guests Mr. Kamal Chopra, MD Foil Prints and Gen. Sec. Offset Printer Association, Ludhiana, and Prof. (Dr) Anjan Baral, Dept. of Printing Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, at Sir M V Seminar Hall, MIT, Manipal.
In his inaugural address Mr. Chopra communicated the importance of printing technology in the history of mankind. He highlighted the transformation happening in packaging industry and the growth occurring. He also explained the scope for the students to enhance their skills to be successful in print and packaging industry. Dr.Baral overviewed the huge transformation which has taken place in the field of printing technology. He highlighted that print and the electronic media are complementing each other than competing with each other. He also appreciated the curriculum of Dept. of Media Technology, MIT which has addressed the future skill requirements of print and electronic media.
Mr.Shashi Ranjan, VP and SBU Head Commercial Division, MTL was the Guest of Honor. In his address he highlighted the need of students to update their skills to be prepared to deliver in fast changing markets. He also conveyed the need of mass customization of products and services taking place in the dynamic print and packaging markets all over the world. Col. C.M.S. Kalakoti in his presidential remarks, put light on the advancements happening in the field of 3D Printing and Printed Electronics and how it is going to change the life for better. He advised the students to embrace the challenges and opportunities offered in the markets with courage and open mind. HoD Dr. Amrutharaj H Krishnan welcomed the gathering and Convener Dr. Nagaraj Kamath, gave the prelude of Media Carnival 2019. Ms. Bhagya RS faculty proposed the vote of thanks. 2nd year students, Ms. Shifana and Mr. Lazarus were the Masters of ceremony. The inaugural program was followed by a technical session from Mr. Balaji R, Senior QA Esko graphics, Bangalore. Diploma and BE students from across the country had participated in the technical competitions.
The valedictory program was held on 2nd Feb 2019. Prof. Dr. Amrutharaj H. Krishnan gave the report of Media Carnival 2019. Program Co-convener Mr. Devicharan R welcomed the gathering. Mr. Girish Kini, COO, MTL, Manipal, was the Chief Guest. In his address, Mr. Kini spoke about the story of how the backend work of Syndicate Bank lead to today’s Manipal Technologies Ltd. He spoke about how printing and packaging technology is conquering the world slowly and steadily – how this industry plays a vital role in food and other industries. He shared his knowledge to widen our views towards print industry by telling how print plays a vital role in our day to day lives. Guest of Honor Dr. Vinod V Thomas, Registrar (Evaluation), MAHE, explained the need of merging print with Electronic Media and shared his experience of the best practices of MIT in academics. Lt. Col. Suresh Kumar B, Chief Warden, MIT, presided over the program and briefed the students about their role and responsibilities in our country.
Overall championship trophy in Engineering category was bagged by Pune Vidyarthi Gruha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune and Arsan Ganeshan Polytechnic College, Shivakasi won the Diploma category championship.
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