Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) helped the Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) to organise an Academia Meet at Ramoji Film City, in Hyderabad. The Meet, called Manthan, served as a platform for people to interact, exchange ideas and also establish relations with the aim of creating more career opportunities for future generations.
Inaugurated by film makar, Subhash Ghai, along with senior representatives of MHRD and MESC, the event witnessed the coming together of academicians, media and the entertainment industry. The primary focus of discussions was skills training and career opportunities in the media and entertainment industry.
Collaboration between MESC and various academic institutions was encouraged at the event. On the occasion, MESC’s specialised BSc courses in performing arts, animation, VFX and film making were announced. These courses, which will later also offer students a knowledge of graphics and gaming, are aimed to make students job ready.
Manthan encourages focus on developing the skills and creativity of future generations and encouraging them to innovate, so that they seek, explore and believe.
With the development of the right and relevant courses, students will be able to receive in-depth knowledge in their respective trades and gain the confidence to face the industry. The objective is to ultimately bridge the gap between education and the economy.
The initiative already covers about 300 colleges and will soon be collaborating with about 10,000 colleges in the industry and service sector in a year’s time.
With the media & entertainment industry growing rapidly, the programme will focus on creating entrepreneurs, who will do their bit to create employment opportunities that will help narrow the job gap.