14-02-2015, 10:04 PM
Fest-O-Comm 2015, the annual flagship event of SIMC presented by ZEEL closes on a high noteLavale, Pune – February 14, 2015: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, PG, Pune conducted its annual flagship event Fest-O-Comm 2015, presented by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). The academic, cultural and sports extravaganza was held from February 11 to 13, 2015. It was a three day celebration that revolved around the theme, ‘The Art of Storytelling’. Every year, Fest-O-Comm brings students from over 100 colleges nationwide and has witnessed a footfall of over 4000 students in the past.
With a host of events ranging from creating a TV show to grueling case study competitions, Fest-O-Comm 2015 brought together creativity and talent on a common platform. MIDIval Punditz, one of India’s leading fusion and electronica music groups, enthralled the audience with their lively tunes on the final night. Participants got the opportunity to test their intellectual mettle with several academic events like digital strategy and integrated marketing communication competitions. Cultural competitions ranged from group dance to filmmaking. Sports enthusiasts were not left far behind, with football and cricket keeping the excitement on the field high. Each event was powered by channels such as Zee Studio, &Pictures, Zee Marathi, Ditto TV, Zee TV etc. which fall under the wide umbrella of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.
Speaking on the association Mr. Nirmal Nair, Vice President - HR (Talent Acquisition) at ZEE said, “It was very (a) well-organized (fest) considering the scale of the campus. The coordination has been very good.” Being the head of talent acquisition, he expands on the need for fresh talent,”Young talent gives us an indication of where we need to be. Young minds bring in the vibrancy, creativity and initiative. Students need to be different and we come here (to SIMC) for that difference.”
With every passing year, SIMC has outdone itself in every sphere it has ventured into. Prof. Chandan Chatterjee, the Director of SIMC (PG), Pune, elaborates, “Our vision for the future spans greater recognition as an institute with proven academic standards and higher industry interactions. Our dedicated effort is towards enhancing creative business acumen among our students to facilitate the growth of media houses and agencies in the domain of Brand Communication, Media Management, Public Relations, Digital and Research and developing skills in creative content generation through our Audio-visual and Journalism programs.”
This year, as a part of Fest-O-Comm 2015, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited presented the Zee Entertainment Talent Platform, a stage that hosted a variety of events that tested innovative and critical thinking of the participants. The various events on this platform included 24-hour filmmaking, case study competition and promo-making.
The winners of the various events included students from colleges like SIBM (Pune), SITM, Xavier Institute of Communications and MICA. SIMC (PG) Pune stood as the overall winner of the Zee Entertainment Talent Platform, with Maithri Jagirdhar, a student of SIMC (PG), securing the pre-placement interview with Zee.
About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited:
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 120,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film starts, ZEE houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEE entertains over 670 million viewers across 169 countries.
Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, ZEE’s well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, &pictures, &TV, Zee Anmol, Zee Smile, 9X, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf, Zee Café, Zee Studio, Zee Trendz, Zee Jagran, Zee Salaam, Zing, ETC Music, Zee Khana Khazana and Zee Q. The company also has a strong offering in the regional domain, with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Telegu, Zee Kannada, Zee Tamizh and ETC Punjabi. The Company’s recently launched HD offerings include Zee TV HD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Studio HD AND Ten HD.
Fest-O-Comm (FOC) is an annual student festival hosted by Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), PG, Pune. FOC is a vibrant communication fest, with a spectacular mix of events, which range from media-related tasks to tasks that test one’s business acumen.
The fest boasts of performances by leading bands and musicians in the country every year, such as The Raghu Dixit Project. Events span across several spheres, which are Academic, Cultural, Sports, Gaming, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, and Literary Arts.
About Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication:
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), PG, Pune is one of India’s premier media and communication colleges, renowned for its industry-relevant course structure and student excellence. The Institute boasts of outstanding faculty and are at par with industry standards.
Being one of the largest Postgraduate institutes in the media and communication space, SIMC aims to nurture and develop future leaders in the fields of creative content generation (MA - MC) and managing creative businesses- MBA (CM). The MA postgraduate program offers two specializations in the fields of Journalism and Audio-Visual (MA) while the MBA postgraduate program offers specializations in Brand communication, Public Relations and Media management.. Each one of its specialization areas is either ranked 1 or 2 as per published rankings.
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