Computer Society of India to join hands with Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India.
Computer Society of India which was formed in 1965 is the first and largest body of computer professionals in India. The society actually encourages and assists professionals by conducting periodic conferences and seminars.
On interviewing its current director of the Chennai chapter, we learnt that CSI is planning to join hands with a prestigious journalism institute, ACJ, Chennai, India. Mr Rajan T Joseph said that, “We are planning to explore new ventures. Earlier we tied up only with technical educational institutions, however, now we also want to work with non-technical institutions.”
He also added that he is looking forward for programmes that will increase the career opportunities of the students.
With the rise in digital journalism, students need an in- depth understanding of various computer languages and applications. A better grasp over computer usage would definitely help students of digital journalism and also other streams. “Digital Journalism requires fundamental knowledge of technology. We will aim to develop animation, imagery and various tools of multimedia”, was also added later.
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The basic agenda would be to start short term courses (3-5 days) which will help the students understand a particular concept easily and quickly.
The current director has been appointed in Chennai for the past one year and is trying to involve various organizations to be its part.
On being contacted Mr Devdas Rajaram, a professor of digital journalism at ACJ said that,” This would be an opportunity for the students to learn the basics of HTML coding which has become the core skills of journalistic activities of editing and reporting.”
Computer Society of India is currently focused at targeting IT professionals and other user communities at large. The membership is open to all professionals involved in the field of IT. The activities conducted for the students associated with the society include seminars, training programmes, seminars and practical visits.
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