PUNE Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), the 127-year-old institution with a centuries-old history of dedicated work in the education and empowerment of women has introduced two new media courses ‘B. Voc. Media & Entertainment” and “Certificate Course in Media Skills” as part of his educational institution, Siddhivinayak Mahila Mahavidyalaya.
B. Voc Media & Entertainment will be a 3-year graduation program, while the Media Skills Certificate course will be a 1-year course. The cost-effective courses, which will be taught at the School of Media Business Research and Technology (SMART), have been designed to train students in media technologies and specific media skills.
The B. Voc Media & Entertainment will be a comprehensive media education course that will include an introduction to the humanities, different mass media, media technology including camera, visual arts, post-production and media technology. sound, media skills, anchoring, radio jockey, podcasting.
The Media Skills Certificate course, on the other hand, will be an introductory media skills course
The courses will be in accordance with the new training policy and the diploma for the B. Voc. The program will be awarded by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Girls who have passed their Class 12 from any stream and board will be eligible to apply for both courses and the selection process will be on a first come, first served basis.
Radhika Ingle, Director of SMART, said: “The specialty of this course is that it is designed for girls. Currently, girls are more involved in soft skills such as proofreading or content writing, but girls’ involvement in technology fields such as video technology, sound engineering or production should also be increased. Therefore, these courses have been designed with the goal of competency-based education. To enable students to receive better hands-on training, we have also set up a state-of-the-art audio and video studio.