A Modern Language Lab Inaugurated at the Apeejay Stya University
“Learning international languages, particularly, mastering the English would open new doors for the Apeejay students seeking international exposure,” said Vice Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University, Dr. S.K. Salwan, while launching a new language lab with 30 latest terminals, along with a much sought-after language software system GOLS, developed by a Mumbai-based company, on Wednesday, 30 March 2016, at the university’s Sohna-Palwal Road, Gurgaon, campus.
The inauguration of the Language Lab was followed by an intense workshop for the faculty members, conducted by GOLS System Administrator Mr. Rajesh Pujari who said that several top Indian institutions, including IIT Delhi, were using the software systems to learn languages, provided by Gurukul Online Learning Solutions (GOLS ).
In addition to the learning facility at the new Language Lab, 26 software programmes have been installed in another existing computer room of the university for the Science and Engineering students.
Mr. Parveen Malhotra, Business Head, GOLS, told the workshop that ‘the special feature of ASU Language Lab is the patented speech recognition technology that trains to acquire the ability to speak fluent English (Voice and Accent). The co Continue Reading...>>
Festival Reflects on Power & Reach of Media
Gurgaon, 12 February 2016: Is media the pillar of democracy or the demon of manipulation? Why is media increasingly being attacked for partisan reporting and biased coverage? Is breaking news has broken down the news? Seasoned editors, broadcasters, photographers and media researchers discussed some of these issues at the Apeejay Stya University’s Annual Media Festival: Celebration and Reflection, organised by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on its campus in Sohna.
The six-day festival, inaugurated on 8 February, is a platform for lively debates, interactive panel discussions, film shows, photo exhibition, workshops, quizzes and performances.
Speaking at the panel discussion, ‘Blame it on the Media’, moderated by Ms. Seema Chisti, Senior Editor, Indian Express ,Mr Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Editor designate, Economic & Political Weekly, said intense competition between media organisations has resulted in a lot of trash being published and broadcast in the name of news. Often, he said, advertisement was packaged as news. Public relations is the new journalism.
Describing the disillusionment with the media, Dr Vipul Mudgal, Director, Common Cause, said media was out of touch with most of rural India. Quoting a su Continue Reading...>>
Apeejay Stya University announces Media Festival: Celebration and Reflection 2016
Jan 30, Gurgaon: The big bang explosion of media following the structural reforms in India has been a double-edged sword. While communication technology revolution has enabled it to reach the periphery and provide a voice to the voiceless through community radio, blogs, Facebook and Twitter, globalised capital monopolises and controls the media narrative to suit its agendas. The shrinking state meanwhile displays ineptitude than aptitude in its mediatory role.
It is paramount for us media professionals to not only enjoy the fruits of our successes but also reflect upon the challenges we face in our discovery road to truth. Apeejay Stya University’s Annual Media Festival: Celebration and Reflection, organised by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is one such occasion. The six-days festival will include talks, panel discussions, quizzes and performances and bring together some of the country’s leading journalists and media persons. A first of its kind, the festival is a beginning to create a platform to celebrate the power and glory of the media and ponder over the challenges that lie ahead for a free and fair media.
CEO Prasar Bharati and India's former Culture Secretary, Jawhar Sircar, has Continue Reading...>>