The Certification ceremony of ITEC course was held at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute [SRFTI] in Kolkata, India on Friday.
SRFTI Director Amaresh Chakrabarti was the chief guest while Sound department Prof Abdur Razzak, EDM Assistant Prof Ashim Paul were also present on the occasion.Some 30 students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Maldives completed two courses on News and Current Affairs using the State of the Art Tools and Digital and Electronic Media Management.
During the four week course, the participants learned about the management of newsgathering operations including practical demonstrations of news show making for traditional and digital streaming media.
The Ministry of External Affairs of India organises the course under ITEC flagship programme to increase skills of international professionals. The High Commission of India in Dhaka facilitated the programme.
Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) is a bilateral assistance programme run by the government of India.
A total of 16 journalists from different newspapers, news agencies and televisions are took part in the scholarship programme.
Course coordinator Prof Sudipta Bhaumik said the ITEC programme helps participants learn content plan and management through research based execution to make the media profitable in digital and traditional platforms.Course participant MA Amin Rinqu said the course helps Bangladeshi media professionals to go through the emerging tools of news management and coordination among traditional media and digital platforms.
Bangladeshi participants in the scholarship programme are Kazi Sajidul Haque, Jasmin Ara Moli, Jannatul Islam Rahad, Salauddin Ahmed Reza, Naznin Akter Munni, Md Rasheduzzaman, Shaporan Haque, Shamim Akter Dola, Zakaria Ahmed, Mir Mohammad Ratul, Anjuman Layla Nawshin, Ashiqur Rahman Apu, Priya Kundu, Samia Jannah, Md Al Amin and Meherun Nahar Meghla.
Alongside theoretical and practical classes, course participants experienced Vishwa Bharati and Kolkata city tours during the four-week programme.
A special flight of Air India is scheduled to land on Dhaka on Saturday night carrying the Bangladeshi participants though all transport modes among two neighbours are barred due Corona virus situation.