Inspiring the vision for Social Change
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences- Kochi welcomes you to ISMER 2022 – International Symposium on Media Education & Research: Inspiring the vision for Social Change. The symposium is organized by Centre for Innovative Design and Media Applied Research (CIDMAR) under the Department of Visual Media and Communication, from April 21 – 23, 2022.
An adage goes – ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions, and Media is one among such innovations that changed the way we communicate. From when the early men painted walls with pictures to share to publishing the first newspaper in the 17th century, a lot has changed. As people began to read and write, the influence of traditional media increased manifolds. Print media dominated the space, but with the advent of the internet in 1965, media underwent Digitalization. Information is now exchanged in seconds, and media expanded its reach to the world’s remotest corners. From being accused of manipulating the views and ideas of the masses to uniting people for a common cause – Media has not just influenced our lives but has become a catalyst to inspire change in our society.
This year’s theme of ISMER 2022 is ‘Media Education & Research: Inspiring the vision for Social Change’. The three-day hybrid cultural event will bring together renowned global media and communication experts and researchers, academicians, business leaders, subject matter experts, and industry partners on a single platform. The symposium will feature expert talks, paper presentations, and round table discussions, focusing on Suggestions, recommendations, and policy decisions on the theme. 17 globally acclaimed Speakers will elaborate on their industry experience, and current trends making media an influencing factor. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for students, academic researchers, and academicians to understand industry trends ,challenges and solutions. They will also understand their role in making media a social change instigator. Participants and presenters will be provided with e-certificates. Publication guidance and placement talks will be conducted as part of the event.
The uncompromising adherence to quality of education and the deep commitment to human values in every activity, differentiates Amrita institutions from the rest. The department of visual media and communication, an emerging global hub of advanced media research , works in line with the above guiding principles. The Department of Visual Media and Communication at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences was incepted in the year 2000 to propagate seeds of transformation in our society. The department offers next-generation value-based media education and special training in Mass Communication and Journalism, Applied art and advertising, Photography, Public Relations, Media Literacy, Ethics, Animation, Film Studies, Media & Cultural Studies. The department offers Doctoral programs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, designed to equip media researchers with research skills and in-depth practical knowledge in their field of research
About Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Established under the guidance of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, a renowned humanitarian leader and spiritual leader, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is one of the top-ranked universities in India. With seven campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, the multi-disciplinary research academia is accredited ‘A++’ by NAAC. It is reckoned as one of the best research institutes in the country. The institute follows the core values of Amma and envisions providing education for life, emphasizing compassion-driven research. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers 150+ degree programs in U.G., P.G., and Doctoral levels. The institute has over 18,000 students and 1,750 faculty members, 600 PhD/D.M. holders. To propagate research-based education through student exchanges and cross-continental research projects, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has established international collaborative initiatives with over 75 world-leading institutions in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Japan.