Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, PG, Pune is set to conduct its annual flagship event Fest-O-Comm 2015, presented by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. The academic, cultural and sports extravaganza will be held from 11th to the 13th February, 2015. It is a three day celebration that revolves around the theme, ‘The Art of Storytelling’. Every year, Fest-O-Comm brings students from over 100 colleges nationwide and has witnessed a footfall of over 4000 students in the past.
Speaking on the association Mr. Rajendra Mehta, Global Head HR ZEE said “At ZEE, it has been our constant endeavor to give talent the right platform. We invest heavily in nurturing and developing talent by offering several career growth programs. Every employee at ZEE is considered as a partner and not just an employee. Being a truly Global Media Company we have more than 12 Nationalities of people working with us at our offices worldwide. With an objective to retain the ‘Best Media Company To Work For In India’ title and to achieve the right mix of talent from the field of Media we are confident that our partnering with SIMC will lead to prolific results.”
With a host of events ranging from creating a TV show to grueling case study competitions, Fest-O-Comm 2015 brings together creativity and talent on a common platform. MIDIval Punditz, one of India’s leading fusion and electronica music groups, will enthrall the audience with their lively tunes. Participants get the opportunity to test their intellectual mettle with several academic events like digital strategy and integrated marketing communication competitions. Cultural competitions range from dance to filmmaking. Sports enthusiasts are not left far behind, with badminton, football and cricket keeping the excitement on the field high.
With every passing year, SIMC has outdone itself in every sphere it has ventured into. Prof. Chandan Chatterjee, the Director of SIMC (PG), Pune, elaborates,“Our vision for the future spans greater recognition as an institute with proven academic standards and higher industry interactions. Our dedicated effort is towards enhancing creative business acumen among our students to facilitate the growth of media houses and agencies in the domain of Brand Communication, Media Management, Public Relations, Digital and Research and developing skills in creative content generation through our Audio-visual and Journalism programs.”
SIMC has created a fest that attracts participation from several renowned B-schools and media colleges across the country. In the past, the fest has also hosted industry bigwigs, like Madhur Bhandarkar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Oberoi. Last year, the institute hosted SIMCinema Rewind 2014, a unique festival that celebrated talent and individualism through its theme of films. SIMCinema Rewind 2014 had Mr. Amitabh Bachchan presiding as the chief guest and received extensive acclaim.
This year, as a part of Fest-O-Comm 2015, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is presenting the Zee Entertainment Talent Platform, a stage that will host a variety of events that test innovative and critical thinking of the participants. Not only will they get a chance to showcase their exemplary work in front of a panel of judges from ZEE, the postgraduate winners of the Zee Entertainment Talent Platform events will be awarded an internship with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited. Exceptional performers among the participants also stand to win a pre-placement interview with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.
About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 120,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film starts, ZEE houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEE entertains over 670 million viewers across 169 countries.
Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, ZEE’s well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, &pictures, &TV, Zee Anmol, Zee Smile, 9X, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf, Zee Café, Zee Studio, Zee Trendz, Zee Jagran, Zee Salaam, Zing, ETC Music, Zee Khana Khazana and Zee Q. The company also has a strong offering in the regional domain, with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Telegu, Zee Kannada, Zee Tamizh and ETC Punjabi. The Company’s recently launched HD offerings include Zee TV HD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Studio HD AND Ten HD.
About Fest-O-Comm (FOC)
Fest-O-Comm (festocomm.in) is an annual student festival hosted by Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), PG, Pune. FOC is a vibrant communication fest, with a spectacular mix of events, which range from media-related tasks to tasks that test one’s business acumen.
The fest boasts of performances by leading bands and musicians in the country every year, such as The Raghu Dixit Project. Events span across several spheres, which are Academic, Cultural, Sports, Gaming, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, and Literary Arts.
About Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC)
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (simc.edu), PG, Pune is one of India’s premier media and communication colleges, renowned for its industry-relevant course structure and student excellence. The Institute boasts of outstanding faculty and are at par with industry standards.
Being one of the largest Postgraduate institutes in the media and communication space, SIMC aims to nurture and develop future leaders in the fields of creative content generation (MA - MC) and managing creative businesses- MBA (CM). The MA postgraduate program offers two specializations in the fields of Journalism and Audio-Visual (MA) while the MBA postgraduate program offers specializations in Brand communication, Public Relations and Media management.. Each one of its specialization areas is either ranked 1 or 2 as per published rankings.