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Published On : Thu, May 7th, 2015
Education | By Nagpur Today Vidarbha Today

Professional WLCI Media School launched at Nagpur

 

  • Nagpur to have its first  Professional Media school, UG & PG courses offered
  • WLCI media school to contribute towards generating quality media professionals
  • Aspirants to get state-of-art training and practical experience through internships


Nagpur.

WLC College launched its WLCI Media School in Nagpur on May 7, 2015. While addressing a press meet, CEO of WCLI, Malobika Sengupta said that the school will cater to the growing needs for quality media professionals in Central India. The academic session starts from June 2015 onwards wherein full time Under-graduate and Post-Graduate programmes are being offered to students.

The entry levels to these courses are 12th appeared and Graduate or final year appeared students.

For those who wish to go for part time courses WLCI is said to offer 6 months Certificate Courses and for working Graduates it offers Executive Diploma. Established in 1996, WLC College India is one of the largest professional institutions in India. WLCI offers programmes for undergraduates, graduates and working professionals in the field of Business Management, Fashion Technology, Advertising and Graphic Design and Mass Communication.

Over the years, WLCI has gained a reputation for providing highly competent industry professionals. The core belief of WLCI has always been that learning is not restricted to the classroom; it spreads out into the real world. The programmes have therefore been structured and delivered in active participation from the experienced professionals of the Business and Creative industry.

WLCI CEO Molbika Sengupta from the corporate office was present for the launch of WLCI Media School in Nagpur. She expressed her hope that with the start of this new wing at WLCI, students will have great opportunities as increasing demands for quality reporters, journalists, Visual communicators, photographers and art directors in Media houses is large.

She also announced the forthcoming WLCI’s 1 minute mobile documentary contest for aspiring students.

The officials at WLCI have calibrated and put forward a unique programme in Media Communication and Production to train the young aspirants.  With a well balanced mix of practice and theory the programme welcomes the starters in Print Media, Radio production and presentation. Broadcasting News and shooting Documentaries matures the students to develop the sense of a responsible media professional in them. Training them on Television commercial production, convergent media, Public Relations and Event Management helps the WLCI students to develop a commanding reach and understating of the entire media fraternity.

The authorities at WLCI believe that in such competitive times the youngsters have to be better than the best in order to survive. Their programme of earn while you learn ensures that students gain industry experience much before they finally pass out.

WLCI Media School offers the needs of the creative industry

1)    Master of one and Jack of all others – WLCI provides a holistic knowledge
2)    Students are advantaged in 6 sub professions of Media

  • Print Media
  • Radio
  • Broadcast News and Non News
  • Documentary Film Making
  • New Age Media
  • TV Commercial production, pr 7 Event Management

3)    Traineeship programme equips you with ready to use experience as soon as you pass out.
4)    Alumni base of 12 years across the world.
5)    Practical Training with hands on experience along with grooming and communication skills makes you become leaders.
6)    Knowledge of all the media sub fields increases the employability possibilities many times.
7)    Advantages of taking up a campus of your choice nearest to your residing location.
8)    Opportunity to study and work abroad.
9)    Trainers are from the Industry

Campus Director Dr Yogita Kasture said that some of students who had passed out of WLCI are working as Creative Directors in SRK’s Red Chilly Productions, Balaji Productions and Mudra Advertising. The creations of their fashion designing students have been taken up by world famous designers like Satya Paul and Rohit Bal. She claimed that employability is their main focus and in order to help the students be ready to serve in corporate companies, they have various other courses like Essential Skills, Life Skills and Core Skills which are taught simultaneously so that the students are ready for employment immediately after passing out.

WLCI CEO Molbika Sengupta also claimed that as of date, there is a huge gap between the industry and the class-room. They as an institution attempt to bridge the gap. This starts from day one when the student enrolls. They have a tie up with various media houses where the students have to start working right from the first day after the regular classes in the college.

She added that the course content is also designed in such a manner that it is useful for the industry and ensures skills that the industry needs.

Molbika Sengupta added that they are not affiliated with any university, since they are an autonomous body. She added that their courses are recognized by other educational institutions across India. The fees for the courses offered are ranging from Rs 50,000/- to Rs one lakh.

While speaking about the placements, Molbika Sengupta said that they have 85 to 90% placements and they have a council of leading employers, who are involved with WLCI right from designing the courses, the content, the practical training etc. These council members ensure the placement of their students.

Also present at the Press meet were WLCI Nagpur Campus Director Dr. Yogita Kasture, Sales Head Alok, Career Managers and Marketing Staff.
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