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29 Aug 2023


All Day

Empowering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Journalism and Mass Communication

In a concerted effort to cultivate innovation, ignite the entrepreneurial spirit, and foster collaboration between the academic and business realms, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication orchestrated an enlightening Guest Talk. This thought-provoking event centered around the theme, “Entrepreneurship, Business Models, and Higher Education,” with a focus on uncovering avenues to innovate within the media sector while advancing the boundaries of knowledge.
The event featured none other than the esteemed Professor Dr. Surabhi Dahiya as its distinguished resource person. Professor Surabhi, a luminary within the field of journalism and mass communication, currently serves as the Course Director for the Department of English Journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi. Her illustrious career is further adorned by her prestigious title as an IAMCR-Faculty Ambassador.
The proceedings commenced with a warm welcome by Sristhi, a second-year MA student from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her opening remarks underscored the paramount importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in today’s dynamic world.
Professor Surabhi then took the stage, radiating an aura of authority and drawing from her wealth of experience. Her discourse delved profoundly into the intricate interplay between entrepreneurship, higher education, and the genesis of innovative media products and services. With a rich tapestry of research and practical insights at her disposal, she artfully shared anecdotes and illuminating case studies that illustrated the transformative potential of entrepreneurial thinking within academic settings.
A key takeaway from Professor Surabhi’s address was the imperative for universities to nurture a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst their students. She fervently emphasized that higher education institutions hold a pivotal role in the nurturing of young minds, facilitating a departure from conventional thinking and offering the necessary resources to manifest innovative concepts into reality.

The ensuing interactive session bore witness to a lively exchange of ideas among students and faculty. The discussions ranged from the role of mentorship in entrepreneurship to the formidable challenges confronting aspiring entrepreneurs in today’s fiercely competitive landscape.
The event culminated with an air of inspiration and an unwavering commitment to drive change and innovation within the academic community. Professor Surabhi left the audience with a resonant message: “Entrepreneurship transcends the mere initiation of a business; it embodies a mindset capable of catalyzing positive transformation and the creation of impactful products and services. Let us all embrace this entrepreneurial spirit in our pursuits to advance knowledge and effect meaningful change in society.”
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication extended its heartfelt gratitude to Professor Surabhi for sharing her invaluable insights and for inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial visionaries. This Guest Talk stands as a testament to the department’s unwavering dedication to providing a comprehensive education that prepares students not only for their careers but also for their roles as innovators and contributors to the greater good.
The department eagerly anticipates hosting more such thought-provoking events that bridge the gap between academia and entrepreneurship, thereby paving the way for a brighter and more innovative future for all. The event concluded with a vote of thanks from Ms. Rashi, a first-year MA Journalism and Mass Communication student, marking the end of an enriching and enlightening experience.

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