Development Communication & Extension (DCE)

Annual events

  • The Department organised workshop on 23rd August 2016 for the masters students in association with Mind Piper.Mind Piper is a social enterprise that currently offers workshops around mental health awareness and therapy through various channels such as over a call, video-call, or in person. They follow a holistic approach to mental health laying equal emphasis on the treatment of mental illness as on the fostering of well-being.
  • Department organised a training workshop on 8th September 2016 on Digital Storytelling as a tool for Development Communication by the organization ZMQ. Students understood the concept of under-served rural communities who have no tools and content in their hands to manage their Health. And hence, Digital storytelling can revolutionize in building healthy behaviors through contextual story-telling. ZMQ has established a mobile-based digital story teller called Your Story Teller as new messaging tool. ZMQ Development is a non-profit organization which creates and implements practical technology linked tools & solutions to empower communities by providing timely information.
  • Department organised a workshop in September 2016 on Comics as a tool for Development Communication by Mr Sharad Sharma, founder of World Comics India. Students created several comics posters and created digital stories on the theme ‘NorthEast#NoStereotypes’ to create awareness about stereotypes about citizens from North-East India.
  • A session on the life skills was held in the department on 7th September 2016. Dr. Mridula Seth, former faculty of the Department emphasized on how peer mentoring can be effective in developing life skills for marginalized youth.
  • The department organised a session on Traditional Folk Media on 1st September 2016 September 2016 by Dr Anjali Capila, Former Faculty of the Department. She spoke about blending Traditional Folk Media with Modern Media. She also reviewed the entertainment situations and institutions like Traditional folk theaters of rural dramatic forms including tribal mimos, dance-dramas and also puppetry.
  • A session with Dr Shekhar Seshadri, Child Psychiatrist and Additional Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at NIMHANS was organized in the department on 23rd September 2016. The session was attended by the postgraduate and undergraduate students. He spoke about his work in child and adolescent mental health, including mental handicap, with a particular emphasis on adolescent therapy and adolescent sexuality. He shared his researches and other works on gender and sexuality in the context of child sexual abuse and violence against women; and his involvement in workshop design, direct intervention, and training of counsellors.
  • Prof. Sri Ram Khanna, Managing Trustee of Consumer VOICE, Consumer Association at Delhi University was invited for a session on 27th October 2016. He spoke about the widespread economic disparity, low education and ignorance in India, and how educating consumers about their rights remains a gigantic task.
  • Springboard for Health Communication professionals held a workshop for the MSc Final and the MSc Previous students on 4th November 2016. The workshop was all about sharing social and behavior change communication knowledge, experiences and resources with the postgraduate and undergraduate students of the department.
  • A wall writing workshop was organized for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the department in March 2017. Ms Akriti Verma from CreatifAdda was the resource person for the workshop. The session ended with all groups making one wall writing on a development issue. Three best wall writings were selected and Certifcates of Appreciation were given to the students. The students from 1st Year, 3rd Year, MSc Final and MSc Previous participated in the workshop.
  • A session on Monitoring and Evaluation was conducted by Ajaz Lone,NASSCOM Foundation on 17th February 2017.The masters students were exposed to the concept of working with program managers and state implementation teams to facilitate and conduct routine monitoring and evaluation for projects implemented; conduct baseline, midterm and endline survey, plan for and facilitate process monitoring design of data collection tools, sample size and methodology of data collection.
  • Ms Manjari Sharma, alumna of the department, and now a Digital Egagement Campaigner, Greenpeace India visited the department on 5th April 2017. She held a session with the MSc Final, MSc Previous and lead them to develop & implement digital engagement strategies and tactics for assigned campaigns & projects and to contribute to other digital strategies.
  • Dr Bhumika Jhamb, alumna of the department, and presently Programme O cer, UN Women, Delhi was invited for a session with the postgraduate students on 19th April 2017. Her session was about the Gender responsive budgeting in India which has been in practice from the last ten years. She spoke in length about the assessment done on the Gender responsive budgeting in India for the current Financial Budget.

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