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Issue - 25

newsletter for students, alumni, and friends

May - 2019

In this issue: Cover Story | Campus NEWS | Highlight of the Month | Students Corner | Contacts

Cover Story

Deep Focus: A Tribute to the legendary Film Maker Satyajit Ray on his 98th Birthday

"Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."- Akira Kurosawa

‘Deep Focus’ was the first event organized by the newly formed Cine-Club of Brainware University that started its journey on 19th April, 2019. Under the able supervision of Mrs. Susmita Dey, Convener, Cine-Club and Assistant Professor of the Department of Multimedia, the event was a tribute to the memory of one of modern Bengal’s pride, the Oscar-winning film director, Sri Satyajit Ray, on the occasion of his 98th birth anniversary on 2nd May. As a small gesture of remembering this legendary son of the Bengal, the Cine-Club organized an inter-institutional short-film competition titled ‘Before You Judge’. In this 72-hour film-making challenge, a total of forty films were uploaded to be reviewed by the Judges, Ashoke Viswanathan (Professor and Head of Department of Producing For Film and TV specialization at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute and an occasional lecturer at Jadavpur University, winner of Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director, 1993, for Shunya Theke Shuru and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award, 1998, for Kichhhu Sanlap Kichhu Pralap) and Manas Bhattacharya (Cinematographer, Editor and Colorist having 13 years of work experience ,the most recent being Bosuporibar).

The Chief Guest at the event was legendary filmmaker, Soumendu Roy. Beginning his career as a handler of trolleys and lighting in early Ray films, Roy went on to work in 21 of Ray's films including 15 features, the Golden Bear-winning, Ashani Sanket (1973) and Aranyer Din Ratri (1969). He also worked with directors, Tapan Sinha, Tarun Majumdar, Buddhadeb Dasgupta and MS Sathyu. In his long and illustrious career he won the National Film Award for Best Cinematography thrice and the Best Non-Feature Film Cinematography Award for the documentary film, Suchitra Mitra, directed by Raja Sen, in 1993. In 2006, a 30-minute documentary on him, "Portrait of a Cinematographer", was screened at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, directed by Papia Roy, and subsequently, Soumendu Ray, another documentary by Arindam Saha Sardar. Presently, he serves as Advisor to the Cinematography Department of "ROOPKALA KENDRO", an Indo-Italian film institute under the Ministry of Information and Cultural, Govt. of West Bengal. Out of the forty entries, only five entries were selected for awards under five categories, after a rigorous evaluation process. The winners were:
BEST STORY – Serial Killer (Team: Bluewave Entertainment)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Natuke Biday (Team: Mysterious Five)
Deep Focus 1st Runner up – Cencorious (Team: Picturewale Entertainment)
Deep Focus 2nd Runner up – Prejudice (Team: Pandavas)
Deep Focus Best Film – Natuke Biday (Team: Mysterious Five)

Campus news

Corporate Connect

Torrent Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Subir Chakraborty, Zonal Business Manager of Torrent Pharmaceuticals, visited Brainware University on 14th May, 2019, and interacted with the senior officials and teachers on a range of topics. The discussions included possible collaboration of the University in guiding and executing Torrent's CSR activities; internships, training and placement-related activities; industrial visits; and, value addition in terms of exploration of new business ventures through collaboration in research and development activities. In the words of Mr. Chakraborty, and also the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Brainware University, the two-hour interactive session was fruitful and would serve as a cornerstone in building up a successful collaborative relationship for the future.

Tata Consultancy

Mr. Puthumai A. Nazarine, Team Leader, Affirmative Action Programme, Tata Consultancy Services, visited Brainware University on 15th of May, 2019. The purpose of the visit was to explore opportunities of collaboration in a unique attempt to be part of the university's commitment to skilling the country's young workforce, aimed at industry-readiness. As an affirmative action programme, TCS offered to train the students of the university, evaluate their performances and and analyse the outcomes of the training and thereafter, offer them employment opportunities in TCS itself. As an additional takeaway, TCS expressed their interest in developing course-based learning materials. In order to execute that, they have offered to train ours faculty members who in turn would be able to share the knowledge with the students, opening up better future placement possibilities for them. As a parting gesture, Mr. Nazarine also congratulated us for the impressive work done by our Skills Division, known as Brainware Skills, expressing his willingness for a future association.

Mr. Partha Das, Officer on Special Duty (OSD)

The competition was a great success as the students with all their enthusiasm devoted themselves to these ideals. Along with academics, Brainware University has always considered this to be a responsibility to mold the students and help them develop in an all-encompassing manner.

Mr. Partha Das, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) Govt. of West Bengal, along with Mr. Abhishek Khaura paid an official visit to the University to explore further possibilities of collaborations between the two organizations. Brainware Consultancy Private Limited, a part of the Brainware Group and SDET, is already a partner of DVET and Sector Skills Council in providing skill training in 40 schools across the state. These are imparted in two core domains: healthcare and electronics. Mr. Das also appreciated our commendable work in the ambitious project DISHA with the mission of training and placing 10000 students every year in different industries as a mission. The guests met the chancellor of the University Mr. Phalguni Mookhopadhayay discussing future prospects and initiations. He specially congratulated Mr. Mookhopadhayay for this contribution and showed his willingness to support. Before calling it a day, Mr. Das took a tour of the campus and interacted with the beneficiaries of the skill courses imparted by the DDU-GKY of Brainware University creating bonds and hopes of a new tomorrow.

Highlight of the Month

Anti-Terrorism Day

Apart from being an institution that has always prides itself in delivering top quality cost effective technical education, Brainware University has always considered its responsibility to observe and participate in social events while simultaneously educating the students and making them aware of the various social issues occurring throughout the country and the world. Keeping true to this ideal the University felt greatly honoured in celebrating Anti-Terrorism Day on the 21st of May, 2019, at its Barasat campus. The martyrdom of Rajiv Gandhi is observed throughout the country as Anti-Terrorism Day. The date so chosen is to commemorate the death anniversary of one of the most eminent Prime Ministers of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) who had been himself victimized by this great menace. In paying homage to him, Brainware University observed this day commemorating and honouring the sacrifices made by the thousands of soldiers who battled against terrorism and paying respect to all those victims who lost their lives in terrorist attacks. Through speeches, debates and discussions an awareness program was held to protect the future generations from radical and extremist influences, promoting unity, peace and harmony.

The day reached its culmination with a solemn pledge, an oath taken by the teachers, students and all other staff members promising to uphold the ideals Brotherhood, Equality, Fraternity and Non-Violence of our great country. Violence only begets further violence; a sword does not cut another sword, it only cost us our limbs or our eyes.

No-Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. Apart from academics, Brainware University has always considered it as its objective to promote social welfare programmes amongst the students and encourage them and educate them to take care of the environment and of themselves too with the objective of leading a better life in a better world. In keeping up with this ideal, the University celebrated World No Tobacco Day at its Barasat campus on the said. In the presence of the students and all other staff members, The Honorable Vice Chancellor Dr. Subrata Kumar Dey, elucidated the numerous ill-effects of tobacco and read out a pledge, which was followed and repeated by the audience, promising to abstain from the use of tobacco and such related products in the future.

Students’ Corner

Translation Game

Language is our primary source of communication. It is through which we share our ideas and thoughts and understand each other. In this world of thousand divided identities, cultures and ethnicities, one common binding string is the English language. In the 21st century global world the importance of the English language cannot be denied or ignored. Spoken by an estimate of about 2 billion people regularly it is the most widely and commonly spoken language in the world at this moment. The Brainware Communication Club aims at exposing students to this universal phenomenon of English and train them with the objective of helping them master the language as they look to achieve their professional aspirations. Big industrial houses work on an international basis and so good English understanding and communication skills are a must for them. The most important objective of the Brainware Communication Club is to give the students practical experience with regard to this communication, thus making them more employable.

In keeping up with these ideals the Brainware Communication Club (BCC) had organized a Translation Game on the 10th of May, 2019 at our Barasat campus, where participating students from the various departments took part in translating popular vernacular song lyrics and then presented it to their fellow competitors to identify the original song from the translation. This fun, supportive and communicative game allowed the students to think in English and express themselves thus enhancing their understanding of their thoughts and the language better. At Brainware we strive towards providing our students with an all-round wholesome development of not only their academic acumen but also their personality and the Brainware Communication Club is but a small effort towards achieving that goal.

Brief Seminar presentation by the students

Department of Electrical Engineering organized a seminar presentation by the students of Diploma EE & Diploma ECE 2nd semester students to improve communication skills and to train students to talk to a group of people.Prior to the presentation different topics on various subjects were distributed and group of two students were predefined. They made their presentation on the given topics. Experienced soft skill faculty and other subject teachers attended the presentation to judge their presentation skill as well as knowledge on the subject. They gave their important suggestion to improve their communication skill, knowledge level, body language, presentation skills and many more.

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