Friday, February 5, 2010

YMCA's Institute for Media Studies & IT celebrates Silver Jubilee

New Delhi, Feb 5 (UNI) The Institute for Media Studies and Information Technology, started by New Delhi YMCA, has completed 25 successful years of its existence this year.

To initiate its celebration for the ongoing Silver Jubilee Year, the institute held a media-cum-alumni get-together here today.

A number of dignitaries from the media world, both print and electronic, including radio, attended the event that proved to be a wonderful meeting ground for a majority of former IMSIT students.

The attendees also witnessed informative and comprehensive documentaries on both YMCA and IMSIT. All the features and facilities that the institute has for its students were shown in it.

''The institute was started with a mission to produce committed mediapersons at a low cost and we are proud to say that we have been quite successful in the same,'' IMSIT director Samuel Baid said.

Conceived and started by YMCA's then president Wilfred Lazarus, who retired as Principal Information Officer of Government of India, the institute has been running various courses in journalism (both English and Hindi), television
production, public relations, advertising, Digitial Video Broadcast Animation and Computer Application.

Mr Baid informed that this year, the Institute has also started Applied Art and Sports Broadcast and Management courses.

He added that the institute has also planned a number of programmes and seminars during this year to mark the occasion.

''A cultural programme has been organised later this month wherein the present students will give various musical and dance performances,'' the director said.

Many guest lectures by the alumni, public meetings and more get-togethers will also be organised.

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