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Monday, July 9, 2018

CC MoM - 1 July, 2018 | Mr. Prasad Sanyal to Head Official Panel in IIMCAA Elections, 2018

Dear IIMCians,

The Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association met on July 1st, 2018 at IIMC HQ in New Delhi. 

Founding Member Mr. Gaurav Dikshit presided over the meeting that was attended by Organisation Secretary Mr. Pratham Dwivedi, Treasurer Ms. Deeksha Saksena, Executive Members Mr. Komal Badodekar and Punjab-Haryana-Himachal-J&K Chapter General Secretary Mr. Muni Shankar Pandey. Mr. Prasad Sanyal, Mr. Ritesh Verma, Mr. Govinda Mishra and Mr. Brahmanand Mishra were also present in the meeting.

Minutes of the Meeting: 
1. The Central Committee has decided to propose official panel for IIMCAA Elections, 2018 led by Mr. Prasad Sanyal (RTV, Delhi | 2000-01 Batch). The panel will be called Prasad Sanyal Panel.
2. The Central Committee has decided to include Mr. Anand Bhushan and Mr. Reetesh Anand as Executive Presidents, Mr. Harshendra Singh Verdhan as General Secretary, Mr. Ritesh Verma and Mr. Harendra Yadav as Organisation Secretaries and Mr. Animesh Biswas as Treasurer in Prasad Sanyal Panel.
3. The Complete list of official panel will be announced in a phased manner in consultation with Presidential Candidate of official panel Mr. Prasad Sanyal.
4. 17 Incumbent members and officials of the 25 members Central Committee would not figure in Prasad Sanyal panel since they have completed two consecutive terms in CC. IIMCAA Constitution doesn't allow second cosecutive term to the President and third consecutive term to anyone in the central committee.


Thanks & Regards,
Mihir Ranjan
General Secretary

Saturday, July 7, 2018

MoM- Mumbai | Mr. Neeraj Bajpai Elected General Secretary, Maharashtra Chapter

Dear IIMCians,

Maharashtra Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association met at the Mumbai Cricket Association Club on 23rd June, 2018. 

Minutes of the Meeting:

1. Mr. Neeraj Bajpai, currently an executive member, was elected as the new General Secretary of the chapter. Outgoing General Secretary Mr. Devidutta Tripathy proposed Mr. Bajpai's name, and Ms. Sonam Saini seconded it.

2. Led by chapter president Ms. Gayatri Srivastava, members present discussed about the annual event Connections held in March, and ways to make it even better in the next edition.

3. Members also talked about steps that can be taken to increase alumni participation in the bi-monthly meetings. The next meeting of the chapter is being planned for July/August. 


Thanks & Regards,
Devidutta Tripathy
General Secretary, Maharashtra
IIMC Alumni Association

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

MoM- Ranchi | Jharkhand Chapter Meeting on 10 June, 2018

Dear IIMCians,

Jharkhand Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association met on 10 June, 2018 in Ranchi. Chapter President Mr. Manoj Kumar presided over the meeting that was attended by Mr. Amit Gupta, Mr. Dev Vrat Singh, Mr. Pranav Pratyush, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Ms. Puja Oraon, Ms. Vishakha and Mr. Abhishek Kumar.

Minutes of The Meeting 

1. New member Mr. Abhishek Kumar was welcomed by the Chapter. Abhishek works with the United News of India. 

2. Decision was taken to arrange a farewell for Mr. Rajesh Kumar (Oriental Bank of Commerce) on June 17, Sunday. 

3. Seminars would soon be organised by the chapter on regular intervals. 

4. A corpus fund needs to be set up by the chapter getting annual membership fees of Rs 500. The fund will also be increased through other sources of revenue like seminars, events etc.

5. Plantation programme will be orgnised in the month of June. 


Thanks & Regards,
Pranav Pratyush
Secretary, Jharkhand
IIMC Alumni Association

Sunday, June 24, 2018

IIMCAA Elections 2018: Voters List- 2 September, Nominations- 16 September, Voting- 30 September & AGM- 7 October

Dear IIMCians,

 

The Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association met on June 3rd, 2017 at IIMC HQ, New Delhi. Seniormost Alumni Mr. Prasad Sanyal presided over the meeting that was attended by General Secretary Mr. Mihir Ranjan and Treasurer Ms. Deeksha Saksena. 


Mr. Madhur Kalra, Mr. Ritesh Verma, Mr. Dadan Vishwakarma, Mr. Prabhat Upadhyay, Mr. Shreesh Chandra Singh, Mr. Govinda Mishra, Mr. Anil Kumar, Mr. Atul Gupta, Mr. Ashish Sharma, Ms. Varsha Verma, Ms. Megha Shaw, Mr. Afzal Alam and Mr. Shyam M Singh were also present in the meeting.

 

Minutes of the Meeting:-

1. Mr. Afzal Alam and Mr. Shyam M Singh raised the issues of students, IIMCAA's income and expenditure. IIMCAA officials explained why an alumni association was not supposed to act as an union of students. They were apprised about the established tradition and process of publication of income and expense details with audit report in Annual Alumni Meet Connections Souvenir every year.

2. The Central Committee has decided to host Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 7th October, 2018 (Sunday). Venue and Time to be communicated later.

3. The Central Committee has finalised the election schedules for Biennial IIMCAA Elections 2018. Appointment of the Election Commissioner and Election Officer will be made soon. Important dates for IIMCAA Elections 2018 are as follows.

02 September, 2018- Publication of Voters List

09 September, 2018- Notification of IIMCAA Elections 2018

16 September, 2018- Nomination for IIMCAA Elections 2018

30 September, 2018- Voting, Counting and Results (If Required)

07 October, 2018- Charge Handover to New Team and AGM- All Hands Meet 2018



Thanks & Regards,

Mihir Ranjan

General Secretary

Monday, May 7, 2018

URGENT: EIL requires Freelance Content Writers

Dear IIMCians,

 

Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) is looking for good Freelance Content Writers, who have some exposure to writing for business & financial publications. A bit of exposure to stock market analysis and hydrocarbons/ oil & gas trends will be an added advantage.

 

The current requirement is writing for our Company's Annual Report/ Sustainability reports. The content writer is required to write the Foreword, Chairman's statement to Shareholders, Chairman's speech, MDAR, Director's Report and proof-read/ enhance the overall quality of the report by providing a sectoral perspective. 


The writer is also required to highlight EIL's stock and business potential with an analytical outlook of the overall investment landscape.

 

The compensation can be worked out based on the candidate's experience and quality of his past work.

 

EIL would not be considering fresh graduates, only candidates with 5-15 years experience. Candidates with a Mass Communication/ Journalism degree with a MBA (Finance) would be an ideal fit.

 

Interested candidates can email their profile to - animesh.cwg@gmail.com



Thanks & Regards,

Animesh Biswas
(EJ 2005-06, New Delhi)
Founding Member,
IIMC Alumni Association

Friday, May 4, 2018

Delhi | Central Committee Meeting | 6 May, 2018 @ 5 PM

Dear IIMCians, 

The Central Committee will meet on 6 May, 2018 (Sunday) at IIMC HQ, New Delhi at 5 PM.

Agenda:- 
1. Review of Connections 2018 & IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 
2. Suggestions received at State Level Connections 2018 
3. IIMCAA Elections 2018 
4. Any issue not listed but raised by members present in the meeting. 

Thanks & Regards,  
Mihir Ranjan 
General Secretary

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Kolkata | West Bengal Chapter Meeting | 29 April @ 12.30 PM

Dear IIMCians,

The West Bengal Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association will meet on 29th April, 2018 (Sunday) at Kolkata Press Club at 12.30 PM.  

Prof. Mrinal Chatterjee, Regional Director- East, IIMC will be chief guest at the meeting. The topic for informal brainstorming is Fake News.

Alumni living, working or visiting the state are requested to attend the meeting.    


Thanks & Regards, 
Piyali Chatterjee
General Secretary, West Bengal
IIMC Alumni Association

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney | Auditor- IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 | Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018

Dear IIMCians,

Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney, Former Course Director- Ad-PR, is Auditor of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018.


Thanks & Regards,
Mihir Ranjan
General Secretary

Ms. Shillpi A Singh | Co-Convenor- IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 | Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018

Dear IIMCians,

Ms. Shillpi A Singh, 2001-02 Batch Alumna (EJ, New Delhi), is Co-Convenor of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018.


Thanks & Regards,
Mihir Ranjan
General Secretary

Saturday, January 13, 2018

IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018: Categories | Rules & Criteria | Deadline- 25 January, 2018

Dear IIMCians,

IIMC Alumni Association is moving forward in its endeavour to recognise the excellent works of its alumni in different sectors of mass communication. We are announcing entries open for IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 in 21 categories out of 23 categories of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018. This is the 2nd season of IIMCAA Awards which IIMCAA instituted in 2017 with 10 categories.

IFFCO IIMCAA Awards will felicitate the best professional work done by the alumnus, during 1 January, 2017 to 31 December, 2017. It carries a cash prize along with trophy and certificate. There is a prize of Rs 51,000 for one category and Rs 21,000 for the other 20 categories. Awards will be given at the Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018 on 18th February 2018 at IIMC HQ, New Delhi.

The selection will be done by a jury of eminent mass comm. personalities. The jury will convene on 4 February, 2018 and select winners. The awards will be announced on 18 February, 2018 at Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018.

Categories of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018

Not Open for Entries: Selection & Announcement by The Central Committee
1. Alumni Of The Year- Felicitation
2. Public Service- Felicitation

Open for Entries: Selection by Jury, Announcement by The Central Committee
3. A 1- Agricultural Reporting- 51,000 INR
4. A 2- Investigative Reporting- 21,000 INR
5. A 3- Developmental Reporting- 21,000 INR
6. A 4- Political Reporting- 21,000 INR
7. A 5- Sports Reporting- 21,000 INR
8. A 6- Economic and Business Reporting- 21,000 INR
9. A 7- Features- 21,000 INR 
10. B 1- Print Production- Large Publications- 21,000 INR
11. B 2: Print Production- Medium & Small Publications- 21,000 INR
12. B 3- Broadcast Production- Large Network- 21,000 INR
13. B 4- Broadcast Production- Small & Medium Network- 21,000 INR
14. B 5- Digital Production- Original Story Telling- 21,000 INR
15. B 6- Digital Production- Innovation- 21,000 INR
16. B 7- Anchor/ Presenter/ Broadcaster- 21,000 INR
17. B 8– Documentary Film Making- 21,000 INR
18. C 1- Advertising- 21,000 INR
19. C 2- Media Innovation- 21,000 INR
20. C 3- Image Building (Public Relations) - 21,000 INR
21. C 4- Advocacy- 21,000 INR
22. C 5- Crisis Management- 21,000 INR
23. C 6- Social Media Management- 21,000 INR


General Criteria and Rules of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 | Category Specific Rules Mentioned with Respective Categories

1. Applicant must be a PG Diploma holder of the IIMC.
2. Applicant must cite an example of outstanding work done in the reference period for the particular years' award, in this case the period applicable is 1 January, 2017 – 31 December, 2017. 
3. Entries to be sent at alumni.iimc@gmail.com
4. Applicant must attach a brief essay maximum in 200 words of the work justifying the eligibility to the jury. 
5. Entries to be sent only in PDF, JPEG, URL and PPT formats. 
6. If entry is Video/ Audio, send the web URL of uploaded file by self/ organization.
7. An applicant can send only one entry in any one category in a particular year.
8. Recommendation letter from the Head of the organisation or Reporting Manager or Two peers are required. By-line entries do not require any recommendation but clippings/ PDF/ URL is a must.
9. Entries need to be accompanied by a letter of Editor or Competent Authority in all categories of the Production Awards.
10. Organisational nomination should be backed by Head of the department or competent authority.
11. Two references of classmates/ batch mates at IIMC have to be provided by applicant with their email id and mobile number. 
12. Work in all Indian languages will be considered without favour or prejudice but the applicant should provide a suitable translation in English or Hindi to enable the jury to judge.
13. Central Committee members do not qualify for any awards.
14. A campaign can't be entered for two different categories. If an alumnus of agency and another of client side send the same campaign for two different categories, the entry received first will qualify and will be considered for judging.
15. Applicant must submit an undertaking to authorise IIMCAA to use applicant's name, photograph, organisation's name and their entries for promoting the IFFCO IIMCAA Awards in all communication medium. 
16. Deadline to submit the entries for IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 is 25 January, 2018.
17. The applicant has to agree to the all terms and conditions of the IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018. 
18. If the jury doesn't find any suitable entry in any of the categories then the award for that category may be dropped for this year.
19. The decision of the jury will be final and can't be contested in any court.
20. Organistion name/ Freelance status of winners will be recognized in certificates of IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018.
21. Any rule/ criteria can be altered by the IIMC Alumni Association if necessary in the larger interested of alumni and awards.


Category A: Reporting- PRINT, DIGITAL AND BROADCAST: 7 Awards

Category A 1- Agricultural Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Uniqueness: Uniqueness of the topic or issue and the info/ news given, idea
Relevance: Topicality, concept and its relevance to the existing scenario
Impact: Importance & application of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 2- Investigative Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Uniqueness: Uniqueness of the topic or issue and the info/ news given, idea
Relevance: Topicality, concept and its relevance to the existing scenario
Impact: Importance & application of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 3 - Developmental Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Uniqueness: Uniqueness of the topic or issue and the info/ news given, idea
Relevance: Topicality, concept and its relevance to the existing scenario
Impact: Importance & application of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 4 - Political Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Exclusivity: The first to get the story, exclusivity of the information or news
Impact: Importance & applicability of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Reach: The number and variety of media vehicles that used the story or piece
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 5- Sports Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Exclusivity: The first to get the story, exclusivity of the information or news
Impact: Importance & applicability of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Reach: The number and variety of media vehicles that used the story or piece
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 6- Economic and Business Reporting
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Exclusivity: The first to get the story, exclusivity of the information or news
Impact: Importance & applicability of the topic, its relevance to decision makers
Reach: The number and variety of media vehicles that used the story or piece
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension

Category A 7- Features 
Credibility: Authentic information, originality, accuracy
Exclusivity: The first to get the story, exclusivity of the information or news
Impact: Selection, importance & applicability of the topic, its relevance to audience/ readers
Reach: The number and variety of media vehicles that used the story or piece
Quality of reportage: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension


Category B: Production- PRINT, DIGITAL AND BROADCAST: 8 Awards

Category B 1- Print Production- Large Publications
Innovation: New ways of using the medium, innovation in the interface between the medium and the target
Layout: All the visual aspects like use of colour, fonts and the elements of design of the page
Quality of Content:  language, information, graphics & photos
Note
- Extra weightage will be given to special pages
- Advertorials/ Sponsored pages will not qualify
- Large publications are papers and magazines considered national and have multi state reach

Category B 2- Print Production- Medium & Small Publications
Innovation: New ways of using the medium, innovation in the interface between the medium and the target
Layout: All the visual aspects like use of colour, fonts and the elements of design of the page
Quality of Content: Language, information, graphics & photos
Note
- Extra weightage will be given to special pages
- Advertorials/ Sponsored pages will not qualify
- Medium and Small publications are papers and magazines considered regional & vernacular and have reach within few states

Category B 3- Broadcast Production- Large Network Channels
Concept: Idea, originality and creativity
Innovation: New ways of using the medium, innovation in the interface between the medium and the target
Quality of Content: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension
Packaging: Usage of visual, copy and sound techniques to present the content, overall impression of the production
Impact: Importance & applicability of the topic, audience response & its relevance to decision makers
Note
- Content must be of minimum 10 minutes duration and produced for half an hour wheel only
- Entry should be sent with an additional 3 minutes summarized capsule of the entry
- Online Video/ Audio link is acceptable only
- Must not be in violation of copyright laws
- Astrology/ Call in shows do not qualify
- Large network channels are channels considered national with one or more national channel and more than two regional channels catering different states/ aspects

Category B 4- Broadcast Production- Small and Medium Network Channels
Concept: Idea, originality and creativity
Innovation: New ways of using the medium, innovation in the interface between the medium and the target
Quality of Content: Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension
Packaging: Usage of visual, copy and sound techniques to present the content, overall impression of the production
Impact: Importance & applicability of the topic, audience response & its relevance to decision makers
Note
- Content must be of minimum 10 minutes duration and produced for half an hour wheel only
- Entry should be sent with an additional 3 minutes summarized capsule of the entry
- Online Video/ Audio link is acceptable only
- Must not be in violation of copyright laws
- Astrology/ Call in shows do not qualify
- Small and Medium network channels are channels considered regional with maximum two channels catering different states/ aspects

Category B 5- Digital Production- Original Story Telling
Quality- Content, language, presentation, coherence and comprehension
Usability – Discoverability, share ability
Impact- Quoted by other media, quoted by politicians publicly, action taken by government based on report, etc
Numbers- Page views, shares, etc 
Multimedia- Use of multimedia tools in story presentation
Note
Digital Production award for original story-telling will include reporting/ data journalism/ multimedia

Category B 6- Digital Production- Innovation
Innovation- New ideas in using this medium
Usability- Features, discoverability, share ability 
Quality - Language, presentation, coherence and comprehension
Impact- Quoted by other media, quoted by politicians publicly, action taken by government based on report, etc
Numbers- Page views, shares, etc
Note
Digital innovation implies creation or curation of stories/ series/ campaign by innovative treatment for impact using multimedia tools

Category B 7- Anchor/ Presenter/ Broadcaster
Look and Presentation 
LIVE conversation with reporters/ guests/ sources of the news
Debate/ Discussion handling with experts or parties concerned
Spontaneous activity
Command over the language
Note
- Content must be of minimum 10 minutes duration and produced for half an hour wheel only
- Entry should be sent with an additional 3 minutes summarized capsule of the entry
- Online Video/ Audio link is acceptable only
- Must not be in violation of copyright laws
- Astrology/ Call in shows do not qualify

Category B 8- Documentary Film Making
Quality of content: Topic selection, understanding and presentation of issues, strong research, Variety of elements related to the subject, engaging storytelling with credible facts, figures and interviews
Production: Strong and honest camerawork, variety of visuals, engaging editing and informative graphics treatment, voice over
Issues: The documentaries can be on various issues ranging from social, political, environment, technology or science field
Duration: Up to 30 minutes
Note
- Applicant should be part of the core team in the capacity of Director, Producer, cinematographer or editor
- The submission to be done along with production stills and synopsis of the film


Category C: Advertising, PR & Corporate Communications: 6 Awards

Category C 1: Advertising
Objective: Identifying the problem, selection of the aim/objective for campaign
Strategy: Suitability of the plan and method for achieving the objective, overall fit of the plan with the brand strategy
Creativity: Creative idea, originality & techniques used both for copy and visual
Execution: Suitability of media and using the features of the media for the creatives, quality of creatives
Brand Recall and Brand Value: How much it contributed to brand building
Entry material format
- Print Ad/ Poster/ Outdoor: JPG
- TVC: Online link
- Radio Spots: Online link
- Digital Campaign: AV Presentation/ PPT
- Campaigns involving more than one creative: AV presentation
- Must: A short write-up explaining the rationale behind the advt or campaign 
- Note: Any ad or campaign released in any medium, apart from social media, qualifies for this category

Category C 2: Media Innovation
Objective: Identifying the problem, selection of the aim/objective for campaign
Strategy: Suitability of the plan and method for achieving the objective, overall fit of the plan with the brand strategy
Creativity: Creative idea, originality & techniques used both for copy and visual
Execution: Suitability of media and using the features of the media for the creative, quality of creatives
Brand Recall and Brand Value: How much it contributed to brand building
Entry Material Format
- PPT or AV explaining the innovative use of media for particular ad/ medium
- Must: A short write-up explaining the rationale behind the advt or campaign 
- Note: Any ad or campaign that uses media in an innovative way qualifies for this category

Category C 3: Image Building (Public Relations)
Rationale: Justify the reason for the plan/idea/event
Strategy: Identification of the objective and method
Planning: Suitability and idea of the plan
Execution: Implementation of the plan and the tools used
Impact: Impact on the TG and the results it achieved
Entry Material Format
- PPT or AV explaining the campaign.
- Note: Any PR or Corp Comm campaign for image building done by any PR agency or Corp Comm department eligible for this category

Category C 4- Advocacy
Rationale: Justify the reason for the plan/idea/event
Strategy: Identification of the objective and method
Planning: Suitability and idea of the plan
Execution: Implementation of the plan and the tools used
Impact: Impact on the TG and the results it achieved
Entry Material Format
- PPT or AV explaining the advocacy work.
- Note: The advocacy work done by any PR agency or Corp Comm eligible for this category.

Category C 5: Crisis Management
Rationale: Justify the reason for the plan/idea/event
Strategy: Identification of the objective and method
Planning: Suitability and idea of the plan
Execution: Implementation of the plan and the tools used 
Impact: Impact on the TG and the results it achieved
Entry Material Format
- PPT or AV explaining how the crisis was managed.
- Note: The best effort put by any PR agency or Corp Comm department to manage brand crisis eligible for this category.

Category C 6: Social Media Management
Rationale: Justify the reason for the plan/idea/event
Strategy: Identification of the objective and method
Planning: Suitability and idea of the plan
Execution: Implementation of the plan and the tools used 
Impact: Impact on the TG and the results it achieved
Entry Material Format
- PPT or AV explaining how the campaign was executed and results that it achieved
- Note: An ad campaign that ran only on social media by agency/ corporate is eligible for this category


Thanks & Regards,
Ashish Chakravarty
Convenor, IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018
IIMC Alumni Association

Friday, January 12, 2018

IFFCO | Title Sponsor- IIMCAA Awards 2018 | Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018

Dear IIMCians,

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has accepted to become the Title Sponsor for IIMCAA Awards 2018. 

IIMCAA Awards will be known as IFFCO IIMCAA Awards 2018 this year henceforth.


Thanks & Regards,
Mihir Ranjan
General Secretary

Mr. Ashish Chakravarty | Convenor- IIMCAA Awards 2018 | Annual Alumni Meet- Connections 2018

Dear IIMCians,

Mr. Ashish Chakravarty, 1992-93 Batch Alumni (Ad-PR, New Delhi), is Convenor of IIMCAA Awards 2018.


Thanks & Regards,
Mihir Ranjan
General Secretary