Vishwakarma University, Pune's upcoming and premier higher education state private university has joined hands with Wizcraft MIME- for starting academic programs in the domains of media, events, entertainment and tourism, in a formal signing ceremony to commemmorate the commencement of the partnership, held Friday, 5 February at the VU campus in Kondhwa, Pune.
Wizcraft MIME, set up by Wizcraft, the industry pioneers in event management, is the country's leading event management institute for education an skills development in the area. It was conceived with an objective to foster industry talent in a fast-growing experiential industry.
Aptly titled 'Centre of Excellence for Media, Events, Entertainment and Tourism' the collaboration puts students at the centre of its programs ranging from Diploma, Undergraduate as well as Post-graduate courses. In the first phase, the Event Management specialisation will be offered both as a part of Bachelors and Masters programs along with a separate Diploma certification. Truly excited about this alliance, Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Co-Founder and Director, Wizcraft MIME said, “We are happy to collaborate with Vishwakarma University to create India’s first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence that will foster innovation and generate creative entrepreneurs and progressive thought-leaders. Together we will usher in a transformation that is focused on MEETing Future Opportunities. We want to create a generation of job creators rather than job seekers.”
Calling these programs as 'The Ideas of the Future', Prof.(Dr.) Siddharth Jabade, Vice Chancellor, VU, said, " Our programs under Centre of Excellence for Media, Events, Entertainment and Tourism are designed to add value to the learner and impact their career in a positive manner"
Ms. Sushma Gaikwad, Director, Wizcraft MIME, added, “This partnership is set to change the landscape of experiential education in the country. All programmes are interactive and are designed to turn the learner into competent cutting-edge global event professionals."
Prof.(Dr.) Wasudeo Gade, Vice President, VU congratulated all for starting a new chapter in the glorious journey of Vishwakarma University and expressed that such an initiative will certainly promote more research in this domain. Expressing satisfaction about the robust course content and its importance,
Speaking about the future roadmap Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman FICCI-Animation & Gaming and acclaimed digital consultant for known media and entertainment organisations, said, "The future belongs to those who can leverage the digital skills and meld it seamlessly with the offline activities. Such programs will make student industry-ready and turn them into future professional entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs."
Present on the occasion were Dr. Chetan Kapadnis, Dean HSS & JMC, Dr. Yogesh Deshpande, Director, Centre for e-learning, Prof. Aarti Suryawanshi, HoD,Travel & Tourism, Prof. Mayuresh Belsare, HoD, Journalism & Mass Communication, Prof. Amol Ranadive, Head-Industry Connect and Career Support. Representing the Wizcraft MIME Leadership team were Ms Frances Rebello, Manager of Course Content & Wizcraft MIME Admin and Ms Shweta Chaddha Thakkar, Manager of Marketing.