Department of Writing for Electronic and Digital Media
About the Department
The EDM Writing course, with a liberal and ‘hands-on’ approach; is geared towards training and prepping students to become professional content creators/ writers/ makers in the television industry and for other digital platforms. The main thrust of the course, therefore, is given to the concept of ‘Practice makes perfect’.
EDM Writing students are taken through the 2 year intensive, exhaustive and exciting process of [earning the craft of TV screenwriting; they will he encouraged, steered, and mentored not only in discovering and shaping their talent and abilities but to hone them into full-fledged skills, aided by the requisite writing tools, language, grammar etc which they will be taught systematically.
Students will have the opportunity to explore with guidance, various fiction genres like Drama. Thriller and Comedy as well as several fiction and non-fiction formats across EDM; such as the half hour daily soap, sitcom, one hour drama, web shorts and non-fiction programmes. Thus, by facilitating a learning experience which is comprehensive and exploratory in a conducive creative environment, the Writing course will equip them with skill and confidence to take on challenges of the EDM world!
2 Years divided into 4 semesters.
Total no of Seats
Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Candidates successful in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) will be called for Orientation and Interview.
Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written examination(JET), orientation and interview.
Faculty & Academic Support Staff
—Professor, Writing for Electronic and Digital Media
Mandira Mitra is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India ( FTll), Pune. A filmmaker, film critic and reputed television professional, her work has been shown and received honors at international festivals like Oberhausen, Karlovy Vary, Turin, ICA London, Birmingham, Henri Langlois, Paris. Her experience in television content creation spans over 28 years, having written, produced and directed numerous documentaries, series, fiction shorts, telefilms and other commissioned programs for TV both in India and abroad. Over the past decade, she has been totally involved in mainstream commercial television production; as Creative Head of at least a dozen TV shows for leading Entertainment channels like STAR, Zee, ETV and Colors. She has also been creative/script consultant on a number of web series projects. She has many years of experience of mentoring aspiring TV professionals training recruits and interns ‘on – the – job’. Moreover, she has been guest lecturer and has conducted script / direction workshops in media schools and institutions.
—Assistant Professor, Writing for Electronic & Digital Media Management
Rohitaswa Mukherjee is an alumnus of Rabindra Bharati University and Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute . His works have been honoured in premiere film festivals in various countries and of course in India and also received National Awared , nominated in CILECT and other prestigious festivals. During his more than five years long association with prime GEC TV channels of india like STAR and Viacom18, Rohitaswa handled multiple on-air responsibilities as an OAP professional. During that period, he produced several innovative and intriguing launch promos for channels. He also handled several advertisements for channels. He played different roles; as an assistant director to a post-production supervisor to director for various freelance projects like corporate, documentary, ad, feature film etc.
Rohitaswa continues his writings and experiments with cinema.
The EDM WRITING Department is equipped with:
I. Classrooms with screening facilities for students ”
1) iMac Desktop Computers
2) Professional writing softwares for practical classes and final scripts submission.
3) Canon EOS 90D camera with basic accessories for departmental exercises.