Jahangirabad Media Institute organises seminar on social media as a catalyst for change

By TCN News

A one-day seminar was organised on Tuesday, November 6th by the Jahangirabad Media Institute on the topic of “Social media as a catalyst for change,” which was attended by several eminent media personalities along with students of the institute.

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Speaking on the occasion, Manoj Dixit, the chief guest and the Vice Chancellor of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University said that the impact of social media had become so big that it had become difficult to distinguish between real and fake news. He urged for developing filters that reject fake news in order to help the users and readers.

Professor AK Pandey, the special guest on the occasion, lamented on how social media had created more boundaries between people. “Earlier, people would at least meet their close ones during festivals but now we are happy at wishing each other online. However, we must also not ignore the fact that it is due to social media that we are able to get in touch with people who we had lost contact with,” he added.

Former editor of Times of India Atul Chandra said social media had made it easier for even common people to voice and present their views on a public platform and had increased employment opportunities for the people, especially youth.

Anupama Srivastava, assistant professor at Lucknow University also touched on potential employment opportunities created by the expansion of social media, while Sunil Mishra of Nehru Gram Bharti University touched on the various technological advancements made in the field of technology with the respect of social media.

The convener of the programme, Dr Manzoor Ghori, Chairman Jahangirabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions (JETGI) who was chairing the seminar, thanked the participants and the speakers for their contributions and insights.

Jahangirabad Media Institute and Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT) under the umbrella of Jahangirabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions (JETGI) are promoted by a number of professionally successful Indians who have settled abroad and have come together to promote higher education with leadership skills to give back to the community.

Besides Engineering in Computer Science, Civil, Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical, JIT also offers MBA course. The separate Media Institute (JMI) offers degree, diploma and certificate courses in media and has the state of art studios and infrastructure.