Bhopal: Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), central India’s number one university and Wizcraft MIME, India’s leading communication and entertainment company, inked an MoU today to launch Central India’s first entertainment and events school viz Jagran Wizcraft MIME School of Entertainment and Events. The school will operate under the university’s umbrella of flagship Faculty of Journalism and Creative studies and shall offer a distinct model of hands-on learning with strong focus on industry and global engagement in the entertainment & events space. With a commitment to preparing the next generation of creative thinkers and practitioners, the key UG & PG programmes under this School are industry-focused, practice-based and taught by a specialist community of leading practitioners.
The launch event was scheduled on 14th January 2021, to celebrate the 101st birth anniversary of Late Shri Gurudev Gupta, the noted Freedom Fighter, Journalist, Parliamentarian and Founder of Dainik Jagran. It was held in the university’s state-of-the-art Bhopal Campus.
Speaking on the occasion, the Keynote Speaker for the event, the established filmmaker and legend Mr. Subhas Ghai congratulated Jagran Lakecity University & Wizcraft for coming together to set up much needed university led degree programmes and a dedicated School for Entertainment & Event. While Mr. Ghai joined the session Live from Mumbai, Mr. Sabbas Joseph Co-Founder, and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, Ms.Sushma Gaikwad, Co-Founder Wizcraft MIME, and Mr.Gitikka Ganju Dhar, awarded Anchor, Actor and celebrity graced the occasion with their presence at the University campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Co-Founder and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, and leader of the Rs. 10,000 crore Event Management industry, said “Wizcraft is now focused on developing the next generation of event industry specialists helping educate the next-gen, and develop skills that the earlier generation only learnt through on-the-job project work. We hope to take this vision that is driven by Wizcraft MIME, to a new level and I am excited to partner with Jagran Lakecity University, which has already carved a niche for itself in India, with an excellent track record of academic innovation and practice-based pedagogy. It would be a unique educational and practice School, which will bring the best of the world of entertainment & events to India.”
Jagran Wizcraft MIME School of Entertainment& Events shall offer BA (Hons) – Entertainment and Events and MA – Entertainment & Events, that will involve a global network of creative media professionals, regular communication and events initiatives, professional development opportunities and platforms to connect with the industry.
Dean, Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies, Prof. Diwaker Shukla said, “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Wizcraft, a pioneer in the events and entertainment industry, well known for executing some of the most complex and exclusive properties. This school shall leverage a curriculum powered by JLU and Wizcraft, designed to give students real-world experiences that today’s creative industries are demanding. Our state-of-the-art facilities will provide an extraordinary place to be a student and our association with Wizcraft MIME will become a driving force of innovation in the entertainment and events space in India. “