Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS) is organizing the XV edition of the largest media festival, Spandan 2019 on November 07 and 08 at its campus. This event is organised by the Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will be focused on various themes like 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi, Water Conservation, Global Citizenship and Hindi Cinema.
Spandan is the annual department festival being organized since 2004. It serves as a platform for media students and pioneer professionals from all over the industry to come under the same roof.
The two-day long festival commenced with its flagship event Media Panchayat where eminent journalists and academicians Prof Ashok Kumar Tandon, Prof K.G. Suresh and Prof Madhukar Upadhyay, Prof Sidharth Mishra and Prof (Dr) Charulata Sing deliberated on the subject, ‘Ethics vs Survival in Media Industry’.
This time Spandan is also hosting the fourth edition of the popular Student Film Festival, ‘Cinéphile’, in collaboration with International Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA) on the theme ‘Water Conservation’. Juries of the event include prominent personalities like Rajendra Singh (Waterman of India) and Sh. Suresh Srivastava (Secretary-General, IFUNA).
Besides Cinéphile, films will also be screened under the third U-Special International Campus Film Festival.
Spandan 2019 is also staging a two-hour long musical play ‘Dastan-e-Cinema‘ on the 100 years of Hindi Films. Other major attractions of the festival are competitive events like RJ Hunt, Battle of the Bands, Rap Battle, Social Scoop, Ad Mad and a workshop by Terribly Tiny Tales’.
VIPS is affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Delhi recognized by the Bar Council of India and approved by AICTE, ISO 9001:2015.
Today, VIPS has grown into a banyan tree, nestling twelve courses and more than 5000 students. It is an institution with high ideals, focusing on the holistic growth of every student. With a mission of making VIPS an exemplary educational Institution with the clear objective of ‘Man Making, Character Building, Nation Building’ as envisaged by Swami Vivekananda.