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    iLEAD,Kolkata Wins The 2nd Best Emerging Media Institute In India In Edutainment Awards 2014

     
    The first edition of the most comprehensive media, communication and design education rating, ranking and awards organized on April 26 at JW Marriott, Juhu, under the aegis of Edutainment Show, brings the best and even less known media and design educational initiatives of India to the national platform. The former Chairman of MICA, Governing Body member of NID and advertising trainer of Ad Club courses, Gerson Da Cunha, was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award in Communication Education.

    iLEAD,Kolkata was adjudged as the 2nd Best Emerging Media Institute in India, the first being Mr.Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International,Mumbai.

    Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA) was adjudged the best communication school, Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) the best journalism school, Whistling Woods International (WWI) the best film school, Flame Pune and Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune (SIMC-UG) as the two top under graduate media colleges of India, with National Institute of Design, Shristi Design School Bengaluru and DSK International School of Design Pune as the three top design schools of India.

    An eminent media educationist, Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury anchored this initiative with distinguished jury members with the likes of Bhaskar Das, Group CEO, Zee Media Corporation Ltd, Gokul Krishnamurthy- Editor Campaign India, Lajwanti D Souza- Managing Editor, Pagalguy, Dhunji S. Wadia- President, Everest Brand Solutions,Sanjeet Saha- Star TV, Nikhil Garth D'rozario- Film producer, Veena Gidwani, Brian Tellis-Director, Fountainhead Events, Rajesh Kejriwal- Founder & CEO, Kyoorius Group, Anand Gurnani- Animation Express, Pranjal Khindadiya- VP, Sony group, Head, Sony Pictures, Samar Khan- Film expert, Preeti Vyas- Chairwoman at VGC, Kanika Mohan Saxena- Marketing Head, Prime Focus, Ujaya Shakya- Chairman, Outreach Nepal Marcomm, and Narottam Aryal- Executive Director, KING'S College of Management. The awards provided ranking to colleges across India in various verticals like media and communication, journalism, advertising, Public Relations, design, photography and fashion studies, basis their academic quality.

    Dr Bhaskar Das, commenting on the initiative noted, “In the last ten years, there has been a growing maturity in the domain of media and design education in India, especially since the onset of economic liberalization in India. There is the need to first benchmark the same with the best in India and later at Asian and world level. We start with the Indian benchmarking this time. And with a unique first-time ever attempt to develop ranking among the best institutes not just nationally, but also regionally and specialization wise.”
    India’s media & entertainment industry is bracing itself for exciting times ahead as the sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14percent to reach US$ 28.1 billion by 2015. The relevance of hands-on experience has taken over the era of bookish knowledge, so students who will shape the future need to look at specialised courses, training to be able to become thought leaders of tomorrow.
    Deepak Choudhary, Director and CEO -Event Capital says, “ We take pride in presenting the ‘The Edutainment Awards’ that will bring students information about the right institutes for them in the alternative careers like media and communication which is doubling as an industry and fast. The most important aspect is that these awards will bring to forefront the prestigious institutes the glory they deserve for inculcation of excellence in the media industry.”

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