New centre at Shasun Jain College to focus on skill-based education 

The courses will be open from early next year.

Published: 16th November 2018 09:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2018 08:37 AM   |  A+A-

A MoA was signed on Wednesday

By Express News Service

CHENNAI : Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for  Women is all set to establish a Centre of Excellence in Media,  Entertainment and Communication and Art and Culture. A memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed between the COO of the Media and Entertainment Skills Council  (MESC), Mohit Soni, and the secretary of the college, S Abhaya  Kumar Jain, on Wednesday. The MESC is supported by the  National Skill Development Corporation, Government of  India.

“The approval by the MESC to grant a Centre of Excellence  in Media, Entertainment and Communication to Shasun College  only takes forward the ambitions and aspirations of both the institutes to realise the dream of making India the skill bank of the world by 2022,” said Jain. He said various courses on filmmaking like directing, photography, lighting, make-up skills, courses in addition to gaming, animation  and visual effects will be offered.  

The courses will be open from early next year. The qualifications required for each course are different. The duration of the course will range from  six months to a year and age is not a factor for a candidate to be rejected. The courses have been structured to provide 420 hours of  class — of which only 120 is for theoretical classes and the  remaining is meant for apprenticeships and learning on the job.  Those who complete the course will be awarded a certificate which they said would be recognised globally as it has  the seal of approval from the Ministry. 

With Subhash Ghai as chairman MESC is looking at a  revolution and evolution of the Indian educational system with emphasis on Skill Based Knowledge Development. Ghai  emphasised the importance of skill-based training rather than  memory-based training. He stressed on ‘Vidhya Dhan’ – sharing of  knowledge as the highest form of ‘Dhan’ (wealth)  anyone can aspire for. Padma  Subrahmanyam, president, Nrithyodaya Chennai, was the guest of honour at the event which saw a number of popular faces from the  media and entertainment industry addressing the audience. 

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