Alumni on DMCS
I joined DMCS with two previous qualifications, including that of a film school, and 7 years of work experience. I belonged to a technical background of working with aspects of media storage and research on audiovisual data. The coursework at DMCS introduced me to concepts/ theories in media and communication. During classes, a lot of projects and functional roles I had experienced earlier started making sense, when I tried to put them in accordance with theories. Additionally, the lectures, workshops and sessions in research methodologies with experts gave me in-depth knowledge, and clarity to pursue my research work on archiving.
At DMCS, I enjoyed two years of study, and a semester of teaching film archiving after graduating. It enabled me to expand my professional network. It has helped me evolve into a better person, furthermore a fine Professional and an accidental Academician. I would continue doing my bit of volunteering to help them with technical aspects of website and social media management.
DMCS and its faculty members including non-teaching staff are helpful, open and supportive. Professors are caring and interested in students’ well-being. They promote an inclusive environment for students coming from different backgrounds. The co-curricular activities like annual conferences, NSFF, Monday forums are crucial for students to develop proactive thinking, and work on their organizational, networking and leadership skills.
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Class of 2018 (Media Research)
Although I have moved miles away, I will never be away from DMCS. I have always considered it to be the place which gave me the academic inclination I was looking for. I would never have found a Master of Science in Media Research anywhere else in the country! The course nurtured my liking, and also filled up the deficiencies I had. I was a part of this Department between 2014-2016, and these were amongst the best 2 years of my academic life, and also otherwise. The kind of training you expect, DMCS delivers. And when I am now experiencing an established research environment abroad, I realize how world-wise the teaching was back at DMCS. I will always be grateful to the teachers for being so friendly and accessible because that made learning transcend the walls of the classroom. I will always be grateful to DMCS for introducing me to the real world of academia.Apoorva Nanjangud
Erasmus School of History, Culture, and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Class of 2016 (Media Research)
I opted for the Master's program at DMCS for its flexibility and interdisciplinary nature. Thanks to the perfectly balanced program, which not only introduced me to the different theories in communication and research, but also trained me on the practical aspects of media; I was able to grow from a mere media enthusiast into a budding communications professional. Being one of the founding members of the National Film Festival helped me understand the intricacies of planning and executing an event of that scale. Media Mélange exposed me to the prevailing trends in the industry and gave me an opportunity to interact and network with the professionals. One of the most significant aspects of DMCS that shaped me as an individual was the diversity of students in the class. The heterogeneous student body including those from other countries helped me understand their culture and ways of thinking, and broadened my worldview. The curriculum offered a great deal of flexibility. In 2011, one of the professors Dr. E. V. Chitnis, taught an entire course throughout the semester on the emerging Social Media sensation of that time—Facebook. The approachable faculties and ever welcoming support staff created an environment that helped students, such as me, who hailed from rural areas, feel at home. The department continued to support me in different ways even after I had graduated and made me part of the DMCS family. I feel proud to be associated with DMCS.Bhushan Linge
Accenture India Private Ltd., Mumbai
Class of 2012 (Media Research)