Sunday, March 5, 2017

International Conference on Emerging Technology for Social Equity and Empowerment

BIT Mesra Ranchi
For over five decades, BIT Mesra has been engaged in nurturing minds through a rich heritage of academic excellence. Essentially a hub of bustling student activities, the beautiful campus has been a second-home to thousands of students in their journey to challenge the times. BIT Mesra was established in 1955 by the visionary-industrialist Mr. B.M. Birla and it is today one of the most premier engineering destinations in India.

Department of Animation and Multimedia
Keeping in mind the rapidly increasing demand of creative animation talent and content in the national as well as the international market, the Department of Animation & Multimedia was established at BIT’s Noida campus and later at Jaipur in the year 2005.
Continuously been rated as the best school of Animation Studies in the NCR Region and rated along with IDC, IIT. Bombay, FTII, Pune and NID, Ahmedabad by the Hindustan Times following a C4 forum survey, Ours is an academic curriculum which  is a unique blend of creativity and technology designed by the best minds and expertise. As a result we are proud of our alumni who have made a niche for themselves in great corporates like the KPMG, OG&M, United Nations, CEB, and all and also giving  the country some of the best start-ups in the Animation Industry.
The Department of Animation & Multimedia currently offers UG, PG and PhD programmes at its Noida and Jaipur campuses. 
 International Conference on Emerging Technology for Social Equity and Empowerment

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra Ranchi is organizing an International Conference on Emerging Technology for Social Equity and Empowerment from the 16th to the 18th of March 2017. This is the special initiative of the Institute’s Department of Animation and Multimedia in the Off Campus Noida. The conference is sponsored by SERB, Government of India and is also being supported by the Kent State University, Ohio, USA.

As an Institute of Academic Excellence in the Indian Higher Education System, BIT has created a niche for itself not only in India but abroad as well. For more information, our website  and conference blog may kindly be visited. Our endeavours are appreciated for their philanthropic propensity as well as their merit and currency. The current initiative is hence sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The support extended by KSU, Ohio, USA, on the other hand has made the programme more broad-based, focused and greater in scope. We are proud of  and highly obliged to both.

The theme of social equity, and empowerment is now top priority in India. The government and the governance is fully committed to the issue. However, the polyglot, cosmopolitan nature of our society riddled with their myriad problems and challenges necessitates sustained interventions with wide ranging options, worldview and thought processes. The conference aims to bring attractive diversity on one platform for everyone to take home something meaningful and precious. August participation of KSU will most certainly to do this. 

We are also very proud to have with us Mr. Chander Mohan, Scientist G & Advisor DST, GoI, Prof (Dr). Y Narasimhulu, Vice Chancellor, Rayalaseema, State University, (India), Mr. Manu Nanda, President & MD, Wacom India Pvt. Ltd. and other dignitaries from the media and academia.

International Guests and Speakers

Chief Guest
Prof. (Dr.) Todd Diacon, Provost, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

Guest of Honour

Prof. (Dr.) Marcello Fantoni, Associate Provost, OGE, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

Indian Delegates

Sh. Chander Mohan, Scientist G and Advisor, Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division Department of Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, GoI, CEO - Science Express

Prof Y. Narasimhulu, V.C., Rayalseema (State) University, Kurnool, Hyderabad

Sh. B.K. Bhatt, Scientist G , Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI

Mr. Manu Nanda, President & MD, Wacom India Pvt. Ltd.

Sh. Ranjan De, HoD, State Institute of Design, State University of Performing and Visual Arts, Rohtak

Ms. Archita Bhatto, Chief Editor, DBT, Communication Cell, Vigyan Prasar

Ms. Anupriya Purwar, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Noida

Ms. Chavi Asrani, IIT Delhi

Dr. Vibhuti Pandya, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Animation and Multimedia, BIT Mesra Jaipur Campus


Day One: 16th March 2017

9.30 to 10.30 am - Registration

10.15 am – Inauguration & Cultural

10.30. Introduction & Patron’s Address  

10.45 am 11.45am - Keynote Address, Special Address

 & Theme Note Address

12.00 am - Book Launch

12.10- to 2 pm - Panel Discussion

2 pm -  Short film Screening & Students Presentation

2.15  - Networking Lunch


 Day Two: 17th March 2017

Lec-dem on Visual Effects by V. Srinivas Mohan -  Lead Vfx Expert of films like Bahubali, Krrish etc.

Live demo and lecture on animating using  backlit screen by Mr. Atul Sinha - Assistant Professor, Animation, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi


 Day Three: 18th March 2017

Presentation on Design by Wacom India Pvt. Ltd.

Paper Presentations, Short Film Making Competition Films Preview and Result  Declaration & Closing Ceremony


Call for Papers

Research papers / articles are invited from academicians, students, industry experts etc. on the theme of conference. Writings of the selected papers will be published in the proceedings e-book. Paper presentation will be on 18th March 2017. Last Date to send abstracts: 10st March 2017. Fee for paper publication: Rs. 1000/- Send email to and cc to 


Short Film Making Competition

Check blog for details. Participation fee Rs. 500/-

Conference Registration Fee: Rs. 250/-

About Sponsors

Kent State University is a public research university in Kent, Ohio, United States. The university also includes seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and additional facilities in the region and internationally 

Established at the initiative of the avid art collector Kiran Nadar, the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) opened its doors to the public in January 2010, as the first private museum of art exhibiting Modern and contemporary works from India and the sub-continent. Located in the heart of New Delhi, India’s capital city, KNMA as a non-commercial, not-for-profit organization intends to exemplify the dynamic relationship between art and culture through its exhibitions, publications, educational, and public programs.
The ever-growing collection of KNMA is largely focused on significant trajectories. Its core collection highlights a magnificent generation of 20th century Indian painters from the post-Independent decades and equally engages the different art practices of the younger contemporaries.
In Kiran Nadar’s words, “Though the idea of opening a private art museum occurred with the intention of sharing my art collection with the larger public, I was also acutely aware of the existing dearth of institutional spaces that could bring visibility to modern and contemporary art from India and the subcontinent”.
Sponsored by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, KNMA is plugging the lack of art promotion in the public sphere and is working towards encouraging art appreciation. . KNMA aspires to become a place for confluence, through its curatorial initiative and exhibitions, school and college workshops, art appreciation discourses, symposiums and public programs. It is focused on bridging the gap between art and the public and fostering a museum-going culture in India. In order to activate the museum as a site for visual and intellectual dialogue, the museum aims to develop innovative programs that seek active collaborations from artists as well as the public.

KNMA is a noteworthy addition to the list of private art museums that are a part of the shift occurring in the art world across the globe with increasing number of collectors bringing out their collections to the public. The 34,000 square feet museum space has housed several critically acclaimed exhibitions that have celebrated Modern and contemporary art in the country and abroad. KNMA upholds the tradition of art patronage and continues to expand that definition through its education initiatives. It also collaborates with schools, colleges, NGOS, trusts This diffusion of knowledge is achieved through regular workshops where adults and children alike get to learn about new art forms and techniques as well as benefit from their interactions with the artists who frequently head these programs. Screenings of films, stimulating curatorial programs, and curated walks form an integral part of the museum’s ever expanding itinerary.

Conference Secretariat

Vice Chancellor, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
Registrar, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
Dean Academics, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
Dean Alumni & International Relations, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi
Director, BIT Mesra, Noida Campus
Conference Convenor & Organizing Secretary : Dr. Suparna Dutta, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Animation and Multimedia
Conference Co Convenor : Mr. Niket Mehta, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Animation and Multimedia
Organizing Committee : Faculty and staff Department of Animation and Multimedia, BIT Noida

Address for Communication

BIT, Mesra: Ranchi, Off Campus Noida, A-7, Sector 1,
Noida - 201301 (U.P.), Delhi NCR, India
Phone: +91-0120-2553661, Fax: +91-0120-2554146 / 5323095,
Conference Email:
Conference Blog -

Kent State University, Ohio, USA India Office -

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