Head of the Department
The department has regularly organized seminars and workshops such as Imago and Cinematheque in collaboration with the Mass Communication and Videography department of the St. Xaviers College. The department whole-heartedly encourages students to take part in other national film competitions as well. The various prizes they have won in such competitions are too numerous to be recounted here.
- It aims to make the study of cinema
interesting by making the students study
similarities and differences between
various film movements on the one hand
and the classical Hollywood cinema on
the other. This approach through popular
cinema is a sure draw for the students
to get interested in the course.
- It helps students to become critical
viewers of films today both from a
personal and a social point of view.
Through personal analysis of films, the
students rediscover themselves by
understanding their own state of
awareness and emotions better. From a
social point of view, rather than
adopting a chronological approach, the
syllabus emphasizes those schools and
styles of cinema, including those of the
national cinemas that have significantly
contributed to the evolution of world
cinema. Through this process, the
students not only learn about different
cinemas better but also gain significant
knowledge of societies at home and
- The students study Indian cinema
through its similarities and differences
with Indian and Western traditions of
art and culture. This helps the students
to grasp and differentiate between the
nature of ideology and social imaginary
occurring in Indian cinema and the
- Since films cannot be studied apart
from the technology used to produce
them, the students are required to do
practical hands-on exercises in each
- The students study cinema through watching an open-ended list of movies in order to incorporate significant developments occurring in the world cinema today. This helps us to reach out to the new generation of students joining the course.
Prof. Ipsita Barat is currently registered as a Ph.D. scholar at the Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University.
Prof. Shenjuti Dutta is currently registered as a Ph.D. scholar at the Dept. of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University.