Animation and Multimedia department of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi Noida campus organised a three days “International Conference on Emerging Multimedia Technology for Social Equity and Empowerment” from 16th to 18th March 2017. It was sponsored by SERB , Govt of India and supported by Kent State University, Ohio , USA, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Wacom India and PSSAMTEK Media Ltd.
On inaugural day, Prof ( Dr) Todd Diacon, Provost, Kent State University, USA was the Chief Guest, Prof (Dr) Marcello Fantoni, Associate Provost, Office of Global Education (OGE), Kent State University was Guest of Honour. The Indian delegation would included Prof Y Narasimhulu, Vice Chancellor, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool, Hyderabad, Sh. Chander Mohan, Scientist G & Advisor, Head Science & Societal Mission, CEO Science Express, Ministry of Science & Techology (DST), GoI, Sh Bhuvan Bhatt, Scientist G, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, GoI, Mr. Manu Nanda, President & MD, Wacom India, Smt. Archita Bhatto, Chief Editor, DBT Cell, Vigyan Prasar, Prof Ranjan De, HOD, State Institute of Design, State Univ of Performing & Visual Arts, Rohtak discussed various points related to the theme of the conference.
Convener Dr. Suparna Dutta and director of the institute Prof (Dr.) Munish Makkad thanked the guests and concluded the session. This session was followed by lunch and get together.
The second day of “International Conference on Emerging Multimedia Technology for Social Equity and Empowerment” had two lectures - demonstrations by Vfx lead of films like Krrish, Bahubali - Sh. V Srinivas Mohan and Assistant Professor Animation Mr. Atul Sinha.
Vfx Director of Bahubali movie- Shri V Srinivas Mohan shared vfx tactics with students. assistant Professor of Animation Mr. Atul Sinha and Mrs Akanksha Sinha Art teacher at Father Angel School gave mesmerising demo of Backlit Animation. Students from AJK institute of Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia, BIT Jaipur campus also attended this conference. It was a day devoted to animation and gave many learning inputs to participants. We thank our expert guests, participants and organising team for their respective contribution. Looking fwd for day 3 which is paper presentations and short film competition.
Day 3 -
Third day, researchers, academicians from BIT Jaipur, Noida , Jamia ,etc. And from industry presented their research papers on various themes related to Multimedia.
Director of the institute Prof. Munish Makkad, Conference convener Associate professor Dr Suparna Dutta, co-convener Mr Niket Mehta, welcomed the chief guest Shri Aman Rajput, deputy director , directorate of Air Logistics support, Ministry of Defense.
Mr. Rajput appreciated the animation and Multimedia scholars and motivated them to keep doing honest work and contribute in social development. Later “students’ short film competition” result was declared. Team BLINK from BIT Jaipur won the prize. It was a great day for Multimedia scholars, professionals and aspirants.
Post conference, the organisers of the conference will come with a book which will comprise of writings from expert panelists and a proceeding which will comprise of papers presented by various scholars in this conference.