National Conference on ‘Changing Landscape of Media & Entertainment – 2022′

Symbiosis Skills and Professional University’s School of Media Management organized a National Conference on ‘Changing Landscape of Media & Entertainment – 2022′ on 26th June 2022 at Symbiosis Skills & Professional University Campus, Kiwale (off Mumbai-Pune Expressway) in association with the Media and Entertainment Skill Sector (MESC), Government of India. The Hon’ble Union Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Shri. Anurag Ji Thakur was the Chief Guest of the National Conference.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Anuraj Thakur Ji inaugurated the Conference. He appreciated the unique skill development model and congratulated the University for successfully implementing the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Skills Mission of creating Industry ready youth. He said that this conference will provide a platform for Industry and academia to come together and deliberate on the opportunities and avenues in the sector of digital media that will inspire students to be the part of this emerging sector.

Chancellor of SSPU Dr S. B. Mujumdar said that students should take this opportunity to explore new careers in Digital Media and Entertainment. He said that we are indeed honoured to have such stalwarts from Industry sharing their experiences today. He said such conferences and collaboration with Industry will go long way in in promoting and popularising this sector amongst students and creating leaders for tomorrow.

Mr. Resul Pookutty, Oscar & BAFTA winning Sound Mixer / Designer, was invited as the Guest of Honour. He appreciated the initiative and encouraged students to make the most of the skill-based learning model of the University.

Dr Swati Mujumdar, Pro-Chancellor, SSPU said that we at Symbiosis Skills and Professional University constantly endeavour to explore new career opportunities for our youth. Digital Media and Entertainment is one such sector that will create thousands of jobs in the years to come. SSPU has partnered with Media Sector Skill Council to explore these new emerging job roles and launch industry relevant programs. This conference is just the beginning of a long association with the media and entertainment industry.

Symbiosis Skills & Professional University also exchanged a MoU with Media and Entertainment Skill Sector (MESC) in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister during the inaugural function of the conference. SSPU & MESC pledged their commitment to create skilled human resource for this sector through various skill development initiatives.

There were over 20 renowned stalwarts from the digital media and entertainment sector who deliberated on the growth and employment opportunities in digital media covering a wide range of topics including animation, VFX, opportunities in gaming and comics, OTT, TV and film production, AR/VR – immersive media, and new-age skills.

Mr. E. Suresh – Animator, Founder & Director, Eeksaurus Production, Mr. Rajan , Director – HR & Operations at Phantom FX conducted workshops on Styles of Animation & VFX respectively. Mr. Amit Behl, General Secretary, CINTAA shared various opportunities in the field of media and entertainment. Other Keynote speakers included Mr. Manish Agarwal, CEO, Nazara Technologies Ltd., Mr. Keitan Yadav, Chief Operating Officer, Redchillies VFX, Mr. Ashish Kulkarni Founder, Punnaryug, Artvision Pvt. Ltd. The Conference was a grand success with over 800 participants attending the conference. The deliberations with industry stalwarts enabled students to understand the various emerging careers that digital media sector offers today and motivated them to pursue careers in this field.

Symbiosis Skills & Professional University’s School of Media Management offers a three-year full-time BBA Program in Digital Media and Marketing. BBA in Digital Media & Marketing provides an end-to-end understanding of the current digital marketing framework, in-demand tools and best practices.