Regular Studio visits are an integral part of the NBA curriculum. It provides an ideal opportunity to the students to comprehend the actual implementation of the Studio and get exposed to various work cultures & guidelines followed in the Studio. These regular Studio visits provides the students with insights into real life organizational dynamics and familiarizes them with issues of current concern of the industry.
Some of the studio visits & experiences are as follows:
It was indeed a treat for the students of NBA School of Mass Communication and Journalism when they got a golden opportunity to interact with eminent journalist Mr. Rajat Sharma and Indian Cricket Star Harbhajan Singh.
NBA recently organized a channel visit to India TV for BMC 1st year students where they witnessed the shooting of an entire episode of popular show Aap ki Adalat to get a practical understanding of production. The icing on the cake was that four NBA students, including Nimanshi, Nilanshi Khare, Nikita Rana and Anitesh got the opportunity to ask questions from best bowler of Indian Cricket Team Harbhajan Singh (Bhajji). This kind of practical exposure gives students a first-hand understanding of journalism.
Visiting different news channels and meeting famous personalities is a regular part of academics at NBA. Recently, students of NBA visited India TV to be part of special promotion of upcoming movie Drishyam. It was an interactive session where the students had an opportunity to meet the star cast of the movie which included Ajay Devgan, Tabu and Shriya Saran. Apart from asking various questions from the celebs students also indulged in informal chit chat with the cast and crew of Drishyam.
Recently, NBA students got a chance to visit NDTV studios as an audience for a discussion show. The topic of the discussion was ''The Sordid Reality of Marital Rape''. The panel went on to discuss how, unreported marital rape is a sordid reality of millions of women in our country as surveys conducted by the UN and other agencies revelations. They also discussed how a substantial percentage of 75% of Indian women are subjected to marital rape at some point or the other. The students raised some valid points in the question answer round which were answered by the panel in detail. The visit proved to be quite insightful for the students.
NBA students participated in Barkha Dutts famous talk show 'Towhall'. The venue of the show was the 5 star hotel Royal Palaza, New Delhi. The topic of discussion was 'Better India Not Possible Without a Better CPM', with Sitaram Yechury. Barkha Dutt got into a stormy debate with the CPI leader on issues with why CPI parted ways with UPA-II and recent criticism of AAP. Also the road map of CPI in the current Indian political scenario.
Mammoth pillars, flying high Indian Flag, typical old British architecture, clean and green premises, it's a place where you need approval and consensus of crores of Indians to reach, 'The Parliament of India'. The Post Graduate students of Journalism and Mass communication of NBA School of Mass Communication, New Delhi got a life time opportunity to visit the parliament of India and witness the proceedings of Lok Sabha on Dec 22, 2014.
The huge building and the phenomenal piece of architecture gave the students a proud feeling of being an Indian. For them it was hard to believe that they are standing at the holiest place of the world largest democracy. The big pillars in the building represented the strong unity and integrity of the country. It took around 7 security checks with numerous armed commanders keeping an eye on the visitors for the students to finally reach the Lok Sabha.
The opposition took a tough call that day on the controversial conversion issue of ''Ghar Wapasi''. The consistent hue and cry created hindrance in the functioning of the house. Chaos was never appreciated, but this gave a different feeling altogether; feeling of the power of the world largest democracy. The place comprised of various lawns and a large statue of Mahtama Gandhi which added to the beauty of the place. The students also got a chance to greet MP's like Jaya Bachchan, Prakash Javedekar, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu to name a few. This was surely an unforgettable and life time experience for students of NBA.
Patriots who fought and suffered to win freedom for us are remembered every year on August, 15th.A very important day in the history of our country. To celebrate this big day NBA students were invited to Zee news for a special show.
American doctor addressed the growing urban disorder- obesity. There were discussions on blood pressure, smoking effects, stress symtoms,depression symptoms, importance of health insurance and also about the role of various technology which helps for betterment of the health'' .The audience participated in discussion related to obesity, dieting, effect of obesity, risk of heart attack due to fat, treatment of obesity by yoga.
Students of NBA are regular participants of 'Aap Ki Adalat' Students of NBA are regular participants of India's most hard-hitting and the longest surviving interrogation programmes 'Aap Ki Adalat'. A show where public prosecutor Rajat Sharma grills national figures in the hot seat. Our students had the golden opportunity to meet and ask questions from Ms. Smriti Irani, Amit Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Mary Kom, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Arun Jaitley, Subraminiyam Swami, Shatrugan Sinha to name a few.
NBA students regularly host live show 'Mehfil' for Yuva Vani, All India Radio. A show by the youth, for the youth and of the youth is a regular service by AIR. Our students are part of the pre production and production of the programme which includes - selecting the topic to writing the script to hosting the show and selecting the show.
Meeting the celebrities is a regular part of students of NBA life. Our students attended the promotion of Farah Khan biggest blockbuster of 2014- Happy New Year and met stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padokune, Bomein Irani, Farah Khan , Sonu sood.
NBA students are a regular part of NDTV's various talk shows like Muqabala, Hum log and The Big Fight. The shows are discussions based on daily current affairs and issues of social relevance. Where our students interact and ask questions from the esteemed panelist.
Students of NBA School of Mass Communication recently got the golden opportunity to visit Hindustan Times(HT) media press (NOIDA Office) to gain firsthand experience of the working of a Newspaper press.
Students were really excited to see the intricate processes involved in the printing of newspapers that reach out to millions of people every day. The HT employees were courteous enough to show us around thoroughly. They gave detailed description about the working of various machines and equipments used throughout the press starting with the setup and preparation of the master plate.
The visit also gave the students the working knowledge of the kind of colors used in printing as well as the other technicalities such as error tolerance, quality of the paper used, different types of paper reels used for flysheets and vertical flops. Students got to know the high class machinery involved in the printing press some of which costs in the range of 100's of crores and had a printing capacity of lacs of copies per hour.
The students were made acquainted to the process of news arrival, sorting and eventually the segregation of the news corresponding to the serial number. Further they also showed the process of color printing and the reasons behind the use of CMYK combinations instead of the conventional RGB combinations. Finally they explained the quality standards which are maintained throughout and how the defective copies get rejected immediately and how a little compromise in the quality could result in huge revenue losses.
Overall it was a great learning experience for the students as the students took home great insights of the world of print production.
Budding media professionals from NBA group of Institutions travelled all the way down to India TV News Channel (NOIDA) as a part of their special industrial and educational trip to gain first hand practical training in news channel. The purpose of this technical industrial visit was to minimize the gap between the theory and practical media practices.
The students were invited there as a part of the audience in the popular News show ''AAP KI ADALAT''. This hugely popular show ''Aap ki Adalat'' has drawn captivating audiences for about 20 years, hosted by none other than Mr. Rajat Sharma, a pioneer media personality of our country.
The session was very informative and thought provoking for students and it helped them resolve their queries regarding the functioning of a news channel. It was definitely a very enlightening experience.
A study tour was organized to Doordarshan Bhawan, New Delhi for Students of NBA Group of Institutions, one of the best Mass Communication colleges in Delhi, India. The Industrial study trip was the part of an academic requisite.
It was a one day tour, wherein the students were introduced to the TV studio equipped with chroma keying and virtual setup where live transmission of programmes is done; the working of a teleprompter was also explained. Subsequently, everybody was moved to the Production Control Room and was briefly explained about the working of a Video Monitor Wall, Video Mixer, Audio Mixing console and DVE (Digital Video effects). Afterwards, the students were taken to the nerve center of broadcasting which is known as the MCR (Master Control Room). Tape library, server room and many other important sections of a news channel were visited as well.
Doordarshan is indeed, India's largest Television Network and the learning experience gained by the visit was certainly a valuable one.
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