A HANDFUL OF DREAMS - GCC & ‘U&I’

Starting from the conjecture of making a difference, the Dept. of Psychology, GCC this time has moved beyond the conglomerate of academics into the social world. Most people we meet want to contribute and make a difference to the society but they don’t know how. Thanks to U&I, we can change our dreams into action. (more…)

The Zeal of Competing!!!

The last weekend a few students of MBA witnessed the fierce competition in the world outside. They had the privilege to attend the Inter-Collegiate fests Verve 2012 and Quest 2012 at– St. Joseph’s College and BMS College, respectively. (more…)

Nursing – A Noble Profession

Nursing is a unique profession because it caters towards the most important aspects of life, our health and it addresses the concerns of an individual and their families towards their health promotion, health maintenance and health problems. “Nursing comes from the Greek word nutricius which means “to nourish and to cherish”. A Nurse stands for the following qualities: (more…)

‘Sukshma Srishti’ in action

The activities of the Microbiology Club ‘Sukshma Srishti’ for the academic year 2012-13 were launched on Thursday, October 19th. The inauguration was graced by the Principal Prof.N. Bharathi, the Chief Guest Dr. Savitha. J, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology of Bangalore University, the faculty members and students of all the Life Science departments. The program started with the lighting of the lamp as a mark of enlightenment. This was followed by the invocation song performed by Sukanya Sen and invocation dance performed by Rashmi , both students of I Sem MSc. Microbiology.

The club was inaugurated with all enthusiasm and zeal by the faculty members and students. A presentation of the club report of the year 2011-2012 was given. The core team of the club for the year 2012-2013 was introduced through a video presentation. The welcome note was given by the president of the club, Rituparna Poria , a III Sem M.Sc Microbiology student.

Our principal and HOD motivated the students and emphasized on the need to expand learning beyond classrooms. The program was anchored by Ritu Yadav and Alekhya.C.Iyengar, students of Department of Microbiology. The Chief Guest Dr. Savitha .J delivered a talk on ‘Fungi: The potential source of Single cell oils’. Students and Faculty members gained knowledge on the uses and importance of the single cell oils produced by the different types of the Fungi which is also a major health concern.

Vote of thanks was delivered by Bipin Padhra of I Sem M.Sc Microbiology, the Vice President of the club. The programme came to an end with a promise of more interactive, entertaining and educational activities for the session

2012-2013.

 

Of Tales of Light and Shadow:Dept. of Media Studies’ Rendezvous with the legendary V.K Murthy…

The students and faculty of the Department of Media Studies, GCC had a lifetime moment when on October 13 they got a golden opportunity to interact with the man who made the golden era of Indian Cinema unforgettable, the legendary Cinematographer V.K Murthy, recipient of the first ever Dadasaheb Phalke Award for a cinematographer at Bharti Vidya Bhawan as part of a seminar.

One of the most prolific directors of Indian Cinema Guru Dutt trusted his loyal cameraman, Murthy to create some of the classic imagery which gave his films so much depth often making Cinematography the real hero of the film. A Documentary on the life of V.K Murthy titled                   Life, Shadow and me which was showcased on the day took everyone back into the glorious era of Indian Cinema; the 50s and the 60s and enlightened everyone on how he achieved those remarkable shots in the starkly contrasted black and white. Cinematography is both an art and science, the magic words of the ace cinematographer were like a new dawn for the ones who thought of camera and cinematography as a technical job. The proper understanding of these two aspects could provide the stunning camera work as we call them.

Mr. Murthy shed light on how he managed to obtain the famous beam shot in ‘Kaagaz ke Phool’ and the lighting techniques adopted in ‘Pyaasa’, ‘Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam’ and ‘Pakeezah’.He also enlightened the students on the experience on shooting India’s first cinemascope film “ Kaagaz ke Phool” and how he managed to stun the audience with some of the most classic close ups in Indian Cienema.

Responding to the students’ questions Mr. Murthy talked about the presence of mind and creativity of a cinematographer which could transform a blank background to an astounding piece of imagery. The interactive session gave the students great insight into the unparalleled history in the field of cinematography.

Apart from his technical knowledge and brilliant aesthetic sense V.K Murthy’s humility and simplicity won over the hearts over everyone present. Praises were unending for this humble octogenarian who believes his most challenging piece of work is yet to come.

Truly one of the most memorable sessions ever!!!!!!!!!