24 October 2018+
Dehradun to welcome internationally renowned literary dignitaries in its upcoming Literature and Art festival. The three day literature festival will begin from 23rd to 25th Nov. Graphic Era Hill University today organized a workshop to brief the students and faculty members of the literature fest.
Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Chief curator of Valley of Words while addressing the gathering shared some of the names of internationally acclaimed luminaries like Mark Tully, Gillian Wright, Pushpesh Pant, Mathew Racket, Bachhi Karkaria and Jaishree Tripathi along with 150 others who will be part of the fest.
Interestingly, the event will witness one of the youngest 4 year old painter and writer Ayaan Gogoi and also the most experienced author Pandit Anand Mohan Jyotsi also known as Gulzar Dehlvi. Mr Chopra also shared that the event will include special programmes like “Yes Chief Minister”, ‘Best Debate outside partliament’, ‘Voices from Tihar’.
Prof. Dr Sanjay Jasola, Vice Chancellor Graphic Era Hill University said that this is a golden opportunity for the students of GEHU to learn and extract new experiences for their life. Ms Nidhi Moulik, member logistics VOW said that during the three day event there will be 72 sessions and 12 different exhibitions showcasing the culture and art work. Students and teachers of Graphic Era will proactively participate in the sessions.
Harshita Pathak, student of Graphic Era University and NCC Cadet, Students of Bachelors fMass Media GEHU Abhishek Bhatt, Akash Verma, Sakshi Mamgain and Vishal Gupta Law Student, Mallika Arora from Fashion design, Arvind Pant from Btech. presented their self composed poems.
Prof. Dr Subhash Gupta, Director Infrastructure, Dr Lakshmi Chauhan and Dr Jyoti Chabbra, Head of the Departments of English and Fashion Design respectively, Ms Kokila Bhandari, Lt. Nikharika Varshwney faculty members and students were present on the occasion.
Head of Media and Mass Communication Ms Taha Siddiqui was the convener of the session while Ms Himani Binjola coordinated the event.
22 October 2018+
Graphic Era Hill University organizes workshop on Fake news
Graphic Era Hill University organizes one day workshop named “Fact checking workshop” on identifying Fake news and how to face the same. The workshop was organized under the collaboration of Media and Mass Communication Department of Graphic Era Hill University and Google News initiative, “India Training workshop”.
The workshop was conducted by Ms Taha Siddiqui, Head of the Department of Media and Mass Communication of Graphic Era Hill University who is also a Google Certified trainer in the same field. She shared information with the students on how to identify fake news, videos and images that are being circulated in the media prevalently these days. To identify similar images on the internet students were trained on various tools available for same such as Reverse Image Search tool and Tin eye.
She further shared that the images are the most affected elements that constitute fake news. How one image is morphed with the other and portrayed as real. Therefore, it is important to identify the real image.
Recently Google News initiative conducted a five day boot camp with journalists and academicians all over the country to debunk fake news and combat the growing trend of fake news in media. In this they trained the participants on using tools and techniques.
This workshop was conducted in Google office Gurugram where nearly 50 journalists and academicians from all over the country participated that have also been certified as trainers.
Faculty members and students from Media and Mass Communication of Graphic Era Hill University attended the workshop. Faculty members Vikarm Rautella, Shivani Pant, Himani Binjola, Sandeep Bhatt were present in the workshop.
17 October 2018+
Garba frenzy in Graphic Era
Dehradun, 17th October: Graphic Era Hill University celebrated the Garba Dance evening with full enthusiasm and frenzy. Organised by the department of Media and Mass Communication, the students of the university were seen dancing to the tunes of garba songs like Chaugada Thara, Chhabeela Thara and Udi Udi Jaye dil ki patang. The special thing about this event was that people from various communities were present during the celebrations.
Dressed in Gujrati ethnic costumes the student dancers left the audience mesmerized with their dance performance. The students of MA and BA Mass Communications and English Honors performed a dance number on udi udi jaye dil ki patang. Audience tapped their feet to hit garba numbers performed by Mahima, Pyano, Himanshi, Sandhya, Damini, Shruti, Vidushi, Anukriti, Shivani, Meenakshi and Akash. This was followed by Garba and Dandiya fusion performed by students of MA (Journalism and Mass Communication) including Harleen Kaur, Bhawna , Malika, Ritika, Diksha, Garima and others performed a dance on Chaugada Thara, Chhabeela Thara.
The students of Media and Mass Communication department had decorated the grounds with gujrati and garba theme. The beautifully decorated ground, with rangoli, painted pots, dandiya sticks and other items along with traditionally dressed and decked up boys and girls were a spectacle to behold by one and all. Urvashi and Manav from BJMC sang a Bhajan that left the audience in a completely spiritual mode. A garba song performance by Ankita from BBA, Aman from B.Tech, Hemant from B.Sc Physics, Saurabh from B.Tech, Kaveri from B.Sc(IT) and Sanyam from BJMC left the audience spell bound. Prior to this Vice Chancellor, Graphic Era Hill University, Prof (Dr.) Sanjay Jasola lit the lamp and inaugurated the event. He also congratulated the students of Media and Mass Communication for organizing such an event.
Director, Infrastructure, Prof. Dr Subhash Gupta, Coordinator of the event and HOD Media and Mass Communication Department, Taha Siddiqui, Media Mass Communication, Faculty members Himani Bijola, Shivani Pant, Vikram Rautela, Sandeep Bhatt, Shikha Tyagi along with HOD Physics, Dr Vijay Gupta, HOD Management, Dr. Vishal Sagar and other Heads of the department along with other faculty members were present on the occasion.
15 October 2018+
NCC ORGANISES ‘DARING TROOPERS’ IN GRAPHIC ERA
The NCC wing of Graphic Era organized ‘Daring Troopers’ to test the mental and physical abilities of the students and enhance their personality. The various programs held under the event were aimed at inculcating the spirit of team work and nation building. The event was organized on 15 October, 2018. 80 teams from Graphic Era University and Graphic Era Hill University participated in the activities. Highlight of the event was that two girls had to participate in each team. In the first qualifying round, every team had to qualify in the Tug –o- War and only then they were allowed to enter the second round. The second round had games like rope web, Balance me, Sac Race, Camel climb, Spice it up, dumb charades and cycling. The top three teams qualifying the second round were declared as winners. The event was coordinated by Lt. Shivangi Barthwal of NCC. Many university officials were present at this occasion , like Senior Administrative Officer Shri D.S Rawat, Shri B.S Negi and other dignitaries.
11 October 2018+
Two day Blood donation camp begins at Graphic Era
Graphic Era periodically organizes The blood donation camps in which students and faculty voluntarily donate blood . A two day blood camp was organized 10- 11 October . The camp was inaugurated jointly by the chief secretary of Indian Red Cross Society Dr. I.S Pal, President of Graphic Era Group Prof. Kamal Ghanshala and Chief Patron of Graphic Era Shri R.C Ghanshala.
On the first day of the camp 1011 units of blood were collected. In order to help the needy people, these units were distributed to the major blood banks of the city, 155 Units of blood were collected by IMA Blood Bank, 305 blood units by Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant, 406 blood units by Mahant Indresh and 145 blood units by AIIMS Rishikesh. AIIMS Rishikesh participated in Graphic Era’s Blood donation camp for the first time.
Excitement of the students could be seen by the long queues in camps of both Graphic Era Hill University and Graphic Era Deemed to be University. The interesting fact of the camp is that girls participated in huge numbers for blood donation. Students stood in long queues for pre donation checkups like Hemoglobin, body weight as they were permitted only after checking the eligibility criteria.
Prof. Kamal Ghanshala presented flowers to encourage the students and faculty members volunteered to donate blood for the first time. He also appreciated the students donating blood for more than one time. Prof. Ghanshala said that along with preparing professionals for industries in India and abroad, Graphic Era also inculcates moral values in its students so that they become good human beings and feel a social responsibility. Organizing blood donation camps and creating records in blood donation from past several years is associated with the social responsibilities of Graphic Era Dehradun,.
Helping is an old tradition here
Graphic Era is being helping the needy people from the last 17 years. This initiative of Graphic Era Hill University was started in the year 2001 and since then Graphic Era is continuing with this tradition. In these 17 years, 34 blood donation camps have been organized .
Siddhant Sawai is an example for others
In spite of the being differently abled since birth Siddhant Sawai , student of M.Tech, is an inspiration for many, he has donated blood five times.
Paru and Ashima become inspiration for others
The environment of Graphic Era not only prepares its students for professional life but it also inspires them to work for the benefit of the society. Paru Gaur of B.Tech CS and Ashima Agarwal of B.Tech Biotech placed in TCS and Dabur respectively are the volunteers of NSS. They have been working for the blood donation camp since morning. Paru Gaur donated blood for the 8 time and Ashima Agarwal for 9 time.
Prof. Manish donates blood 20th time
Associate Professor Manish Sharma of CS Department of Graphic Era Deemed to be University donated blood for 20th time . The Head of the Department B.COM(hons.), Graphic Era Hill University Prof Rahul Raj donated blood for 15th time, Assistant Professor Aditya Harbola , Sardar Swarn Jeet Singh donated blood for 15th time and Shri Gagan Bansal donated blood for 7 time.