Massey Univ, Galgotiasto collaborate on health care inequalities in India
December 11, 2018, Greater Noida, India
Massey University, New Zealand and School of Media and Communication Studies at Galgotias University have mutually agreed to work together on healthcare inequalities in India. The project is sponsored by &lsquoCARE&rsquo, an international project run by Prof. Mohan Dutta, Dean&rsquos Char of Communications at Massey University.
It was agreed upon in a research colloquium held recently at the Galgotias University.The challenges of &lsquoMediamorphosis&rsquo in the digital era were discussed at the international Colloquium held at Galgotias University, Greater Noida (India).
Prof Mohan Dutta, dean&rsquos chair of communication at the Massey University, NZ, in his keynote speech, raised an alarm that India must not emulate the examples of Singapore as a smart city where the privacy of citizens at stake due to digital monitoring. He also termed India&rsquos Aadhaar project was a deliberate intrusion into the privacy of citizens. Prof Dutta argues for protecting privacy of citizens to preserve democracy in India.
Inaugurating the research colloquium, Prof. Debashis Chakrabarti, a Commonwealth Fellow and dean, school of media studies, predicted that the specterof war of civilization is destined to be a battle between man and machine and not between religions, communities and countries. He raised doubts whether the semiotics of AI has the potential of converting AI into the natural intelligence.
The phenomena of Mediamorphosis has long been studied by a group of researchers with Prof. Debashis Chakrabarti in the school of media at Galgotias University. This colloquium was intended to share the views of media scholars on Mediamorphosis in the digital age.
The dignitaries who expressed their views on the subject included Prof. (Dr.) Biswajit Das,Director, Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi and Dr. Debalina Dutta of Massey University, New Zealand.
The technical session included the research works of Dr. Debalina Dutta of Massey University, New Zealand, Mr. Kunal Verma of Times Group, Ms. Richs Singh, emerging film maker, Ms Ridhi Kakkar, research scholar of CCMG, JMI and Dr. Amaresh Jha of Amity School of Communication.
The Vice Chancellor of Galgotias University Prof. Renu Luthra graced the occasion with her presence and Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Ganesh Babu delivered the presidential lecture.
Dr. A. Ram Pandey, Program Chair, School of Media & Communication Studies, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, U.P. Phone: +91 8285053365