DME Media School, one of the top media schools in the country, focuses on the growth of the faculty members and the students through academic and co-curricular activities. Its flagship programs include International Media Conference ICAN, International Film Festival CIFFI and Convention of Media Students Vritika. Media School also organizes Inspiration programme Vibrant India Series, Chat Show face2face and B G Verghese Lecture Series.
CIFFI Cineaste International Film Festival of India – CIFFI: This festival is the only film festival in the world organized by two educational institutions of two countries located in different continents. DME organizes this festival in association with Deakin University, Melbourne.
The first edition of CIFFI was organized on April 17-20, 2019. This 4-day festival comprised 81 screenings, 4 curate sessions, 3 workshops and 2 master classes. Filmmakers and film experts from 12 countries participated in this festival. The second edition of CIFFI organized on December 15-21, 2020 became the World’s First 7- Day Hybrid International Film Festival by educational institutes. The highlights included110 films from 10 countries, 10 Indian States and 10 languages in 7 categories with 21 sessions.
CIFFI 2021 with the tagline of Cinematic Rejuvenation held again on December 15-21 further experimented with hybrid mode. This third edition reached the next level with 3130 films in 40 languages (10 Indian languages) from 111 countries. A total of 438 films were screened in the film with a runtime of 438 hours. This festival was supported by 17 partners.
Started as a one-day film festival and converted as a two-day media festival, Vritika has evolved as a three-day Convention of Media Students. The fifth edition of Vritika was organized on October 11-13, 2021, with “United India, Unique Minds” as its theme.
The inauguration was graced by Ms Sheetal Rajput, Senior TV Journalist and News Anchor and Dr Mara Mihaela Panaite, Associate Lecturer, Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania.
In the valedictory of Vritika, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Value-based Journalism was conferred posthumously on two noted journalists who laid down their lives in the line of duty. The award was bestowed upon Pulitzer Prize winner and photo journalist Mr Danish Siddique, who sacrificed his life while covering the conflict between Afghanistan forces and Taliban on July 16, 2021 and Mr Ashish Kumar, a senior TV journalist who laid down his life while performing his editorial responsibilities towards truth and well-being of citizens during COVID 19 crisis on May 1, 2021.
VIBRANT INDIA SERIES
DME Media School, Delhi Metropolitan Education launched Vibrant India series- VIS for celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence on August 9, 2021. Conceptualized and created by Dr Ambrish Saxena, Professor and Dean, DME Media School, this programme is a unique way to pay tributes to all those people who made sacrifices for the Independence of this country.
As part of this series, 75 inspiring personalities are being invited for online talk, interview and interaction with students. The objective of this programme is to inspire the students and ensure their contribution in nation building. By the end of May 2022, 42 illustrious personalities have been showcased.
This unique Chat Show with the Dean was ideated by Dr Ambrish Saxena, Professor and Dean, DME Media School during the onslaught on COVID-19 in 2020. The idea behind this trust series face2face was to infuse confidence among the students and reinforce trust between the teacher and the taught.
Projected as a web series with real characters, Dr Ambrish Saxena anchors this programme and interacts with three students on lighter aspects of their life, family, friends, teachers and their career. In 2022, Third season of this series was held.
B G VERGHESE LECTURE SERIES
Under this series, a special lecture is organized every month with eminent media personalities and experts on issues related to media and other subjects of contemporary value. Since its institution in 2015, a good number of scholars and media practitioners have spoken in this series. These include Mr N K Singh, Mr Prashant Tandon, Mr Prabhat Shunglu, Prof. K G Suresh, Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Mr Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Mr Rajesh Badal, Mr Harvir Singh, Mr Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Mr Aman Hingorani and Ms Archana Datta. Since 2021, many foreign scholars have delivered special lectures under this B G Verghese Lecture Series including Dr Eylem Atakav (UK), Dr Ali Reza Bastani (Iran) and Dr Andrew Otis (US).vity
DME Media School organizes Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) and Peer-to-Peer FDPs on teaching methodologies and media research on a regular basis.
– MEDIA FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (MFDP) 2018
One-week Media Faculty Development Programme (MFDP) was organized by DME Media School on Developing Scientific Approach in Media Teaching from July 9 to14, 2018.
This MFDP was inaugurated by Prof. J S Yadav, former Director of Indian Institute of Mass
Communication while valedictory was graced by Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney, former Course Director, Advertising and Public Relations, Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Besides Dr Ambrish Saxena (then associated with Zee Group), the resource persons included Mr Qamar Waheed Naqvi, former News Director, Aaj Tak, Dr Pallavi Majumdar, Joint Acting Head, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida, Dr Kiron Bansal, former Director, School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi and Dr Anand Pradhan, Professor in Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Senior faculty members from the University School of Mass Communication (USMC), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University – Dr Kulveen Trehan, Mr Vinay Shanker and Dr Sarvesh Dutt Tripathi also took session in this MFDP.
– FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (FDP) 2019
One-Week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Qualitative and Quantitative Research was organized by Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME) for the faculty members of three schools – Media, Management and Law, on June 7 – 13, 2019. Dr Jatin Srivastava from Ohio University, USA, was the main resource person of this academic endeavour. Veterans like Prof. R. Sreedher, former Director, EMPC, IGNOU and Prof. K G Suresh, former DG of
IIMC added value to this faculty development program. The resource persons comprised senior media educators from IIMC – Prof. Shivaji Sarkar, Prof. Anubhuti Yadav, Prof. Sunetra Sen Narayan and Mr Pawan Koundal. The participants included faculty members from other institutions.
– FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (FDP) 2021
RIM-Research and Innovation in Media, the research cell of DME Media School, organized a 3-Day Faculty Development Programme on Qualitative Research focusing on content analysis, grounded theory and case study. It was organised as part of a collaboration between Delhi Metropolitan Education and the Indian Teacher Education Community Group India (ITEC). The FDP started on January 28, 2021 and initially the sessions were scheduled till January 30. However, the sessions continued till February I in view of the participants request.
– PEER FACULTYDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (PFDP) 2019
DME Media School keeps conducting experiments in innovative teaching and training. In 2019, Dr Ambrish Saxena, Professor and Dean, DME Media School, conceptualized peer-to-peer learning and introduced this concept by initiating Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development Programmes.
Two-Day Peer Faculty Development Programme (PFDP) was conceived and organized by DME Media School on January 3 – 4, 2019. The sessions were taken by all the faculty members of DME Media School and they themselves attended the sessions.
FDPS ON PEDAGOGY AND RESEARCH
– PEER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (PFDP) 2020
Two-Day Peer Faculty Development Programme (PFDP) on Tools and Techniques of MediaTeaching was conducted by DME Media School on February 18 – 19, 2020. The sessions were taken by 17 faculty members of DME Media School as they themselves attended the sessions.
– PEER-TO-PEER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (P2P FDP) 2021
Two-Day Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development Programme (P2PFDP) on Media Teaching in the period of COVID-19 was organized by DME Media School on February 18 – 19, 2021. This P2P FDP was conceived and executed as an FDP of the faculty, by the faculty, for the faculty. In this peer-to-peer learning exercise, 15 faculty members of DME Media School participated. They made presentations and each presentation was followed by discussions and deliberations.
– PEER-TO-PEER FACULTYDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (P2PFDP) 2022
Two-Day Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development Programme (P2P FDP) on Media Teaching and learning in post pandemic era was organized by DME Media School on March 4-5, 2022. The P2P FDP was supported by SPARC the student Council of DME Media School and DME- IQAC. It was the first time that students of media school attended the presentations of faculty members.