A study on the challenges faced by the Faculties of Media Education during Covid 19 pandemic (With special reference to Pune)

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Debahuti Chakravorty, Dr Geetali Tilak


Media education is a generic term for different forms of education about the media, journalism, mass communication and its allied subjects. It is the process of teaching and learning of the entire areas of communication. The media industry is one of the most thriving sectors in India and therefore media education has become an important area of study in the last two decades in India. In spite of its growing demand, the existing conventional education system has not been successful in meeting these demands. Media education in India is framed in the higher education system, comprising of programs in the universities, both government-supported and media-backed private institutions, as well as in-service and short-term courses offered by press associations and other organizations. Known as Oxford of the east in Pune there are almost 30 media education intuitions and all of them providing different media programmes.

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has affected human lives in the most adverse way. The entire world is engulfed in tragedy as crisis strikes in every sector. Each person in any sector including education, health, economy, agriculture, business, entertainment etc. has been facing serious repercussions due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The media education institutions are also facing various challenges during this period. The faculties, students have faces very difficult times during this time phase. The purpose of the research is to identify the various issues faced by the different media faculties from various universities in Pune. Factors can be identified by conducting a survey based research at various universities located in Pune through in depth interview. The researcher in this research will discuss the different technical challenges faced by the faculties during this covid pandemic. The researcher also will try to find out some possible solution for these.

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