Gurugram, April 20, 2018: Apeejay Stya University jointly held a Seminar on 'Entrepreneurial Journey - Challenges & Opportunities' with TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), at the University campus.

The invited entrepreneurs included Mr. Deep Bajaj, Founder, Pee Buddy, Mr Sandro Stephens, Regional Head-Northern India, Indian Angel Network, Ms Shivaarti Bajaj, Founder, Go Parties and Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Co-Founder, Hello Travels.

Each entrepreneur spoke about the hurdles they faced & overcame and how ultimately landed up as successful entrepreneurs.

Encouraging & Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Joint Seminar with TiE
Encouraging & Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Joint Seminar with TiE
Encouraging & Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Joint Seminar with TiE

Gurugram, April 17, 2018: As part of their curriculum, students of the School of Legal Studies, ASU visited Sadar Police Station, Gurugram. The purpose of the visit included understanding the physical structure of a police station, nature of duties performed by police officers in a police station, knowing about the case diary, Maalkhana, to see how an FIR is lodged and other activities of police.

visit-to-sadar-police-station
visit-to-sadar-police-station
visit-to-sadar-police-station

New Delhi & Gurugram, April 17, 2018: The Annual Media Festival titled ‘Back to the Future’, organised by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU, concluded on a high note. The highlight of the Festival was the challenges facing media and how, through interventions, media could reclaim its lost ground. The festival brought under one roof, media students, renowned media professionals and political parties’ spokespersons.

The proliferation of social media, its misuse and the subsequent rise of fake news & the perils associated with it as well as the fact that mainstream media itself is going through a crisis were all highlighted during the course of the Festival.

The event was declared open by from the Chancellor of the Apeejay Stya University, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia. She began by quoting lines by Patanjali, “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary projects, your entire thoughts break their bonds and you find yourself in a great new and wonderful world”.

The keynote address was given by Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor at the India Today Group. He talked about how, today, news had changed from ‘informing’ to ‘viraling’. India, today has over 400 news channels but ‘sense has been replaced by sensation’. Quantity is not quality and the news is being sold like movies. Social media is selling news like an echo chamber that could be actually propaganda of a party. To address the problems, he suggested remedial measures as well.

This session was followed by a panel discussion on the topic on ’Does Media in India need a surgical strike to get back on track?’ Moderated by Ms Pamela Philipose, Public Editor at The Wire, along with, Editor-in-chief at The Citizen, Ms Seema Mustafa, Ms Rohini Singh from The Wire, Editor-in-Chief at India News, Mr Deepak Chaurasia and Mr Ravish Kumar, Senior Executive Editor, NDTV.

This was followed by a talk by Mr Raj Chengappa, Editorial Director at India Today Group, on the topic ‘Vision 2020: Reclaiming the Fourth Estate’.

The Festival concluded with a panel discussion on ‘Social Media: The New weapon of Politics’, moderated by Ms Nidhi Razdan, Anchor and Executive Editor at NDTV, Spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party, Mr Ashutosh and Mr Jaiveer Shergill, Spokesperson, Indian National Congress took part in this discussion.

The festival ended with all participants supporting the fact that media is changing and facing new challenges but there is still hope. A journalist can still raise his voice and use social media platforms to effect change and in doing so they can still bring change & reestablish the influence of the fourth estate.

sjmc-media-festival-2018
sjmc-media-festival-2018

Cash prizes were given to Ayush - 1st, Dolly and Bhagyasmita - 2nd, and Shristi & Sudhakar - 3rd position holders for the ‘Mandal Art Rangoli’ competition and Bhagyasmita - 1st, Nabi Hasan - 2nd and Nitya - 3rd position holders for the ‘Best out of Waste’ competition.

Awards for the Pharma Quiz were given in two categories, i.e. senior & junior respectively. Cash prizes were given to Rishabh, Lovnish & Mohit Lohani - 1st, Mansi Dudeja, Keshav Kumar & Ravi Jain - 2nd, and Sudhakar - 3rd position holders in the senior category.

A cash prize was given to Himanshu - 1st in the junior category. For the 2nd position, there was a tie between Devangi & team and Yagyesh & team. Certificates were given to all the participants.

Gurugram, April 12, 2018: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Apeejay Stya University, organised the ‘Techshield’ event during the annual fest Elaan 2k18 on 12th April 2018. Events were organised in three categories, viz: Mandala Art Rangoli, Best out of Waste, and Pharma Quiz. During the event, students participated with complete zeal and enthusiasm.

Best out of Waste & Mandala Art Rangoli

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