By Syed Ali Mujtaba
Chennai: The Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies or QIAMS (www.qiams.in) has been established in Chennai as a premier institution for promoting media literacy courses in this part of the country.
‘Learn and earn,’ ‘QIAMS makes you job ready,’the mission of QIAMS is getting viral among the young generation here. Their message on their social network is in the world of information and communication technology, media literacy is essential and for that QIAMS is the right place.
At QIAMS emplaned training is given in different disciplines of media studies and a variety of courses are taught here that are grounded in theory and practical training.
‘QIAMS sensitizes its students with all the nuances of the media literacy and equips them to communicate in various formats of media,’ says Mr. Dawood Miakhan, the General Secretary of Quaide Milleth Educational and Social Trust (QUEST) which runs QIAMS along with several institutions in and around Chennai.
‘QIAMS is established to produce dynamic media professionals who have imbibed, secular and ethical values andwho can help in transforming the society as per the values enshrined in our constitution,’says Mr. M. G. Dawood Miakhan, the grandson of Quaide Milleth Mohammad Ismail, who was member of the Constituent Assembly and core member in the drafting of India’s Constitution and a respected political leader.
‘QIAMS vision is to produce media professionals who can promote innovations with integrity, efficiency and moral courage and we empower them with huge emphasis on skill development, says Mr. M. G. Dawood Miakhan, a educationist and philanthropist par-excellence in Chennai city.
At QIAMS, students are trained by teachers who have decades of experience in the media industry and they gets hands down training to use the state-of-the-art technologyto the best of international practices.
A well-equipped multimedia studio, latest still digital cameras and video cameras, state of the art shooting floor, editing and sound recording studio, preview cum seminar hall and useful library are the key features at QIAMS.
The friendly teaching environment, smart classrooms, first hand industry exposure, ensures smooth conduct of the classes at QIAMS. Experts from the field of media industry visit QIAMS to share their knowledge and help students to network with the professionals.
The courses at QIAMS are contemporary and tailored to meet the needs of the evolving media industry. The institution offers Diploma Courses of one-year duration and several short-time courses of 6 months and 3 months duration. These courses lay emphasis on practical training and students are taught skills that are high in demand in the media industry.
‘Learn and Earn is motto of QIAMS’ and its students find employment at the television channels video production houses, multimedia studios, advertising agencies, newspapers, magazines, and other such media outlets.
QIAMS helps its students to find employment in the media industry.They are engaged in jobs such as multimedia designer, web developer, web production specialist, graphics expert, animators, visualizers, cartoonists, photographers, cinematographers, video editor, sound recorders, lighting experts, anchors directors, content writer, set designersto mention a few jobs in media industry.
The opportunities for the QIAMS students are immense and good part is that most jobs are highly remunerative. Earnings vary depending on the chosen field of specialization and the work experience. Those who are trained at QIAMS find a smooth placement because all are made job ready.
As media studies applications are found in innumerable interrelated professions, there is great interest being generated in gaining media literacy courses.
However, there are some assumptions about media courses when it comes to girls. But the fact is, it’s no more a boy’s domain and even girls are opting for it in a big way.There are many women in the media industry who are occupying top positions and have become role models. Many girls want tobecome one like them and are taking up media courses.
QIAMS is a shining example of the growing interest of girl students in media studies. Here, a sizable number of girls are pursuing different media courses; Broadcast journalism, news reading, anchoring multimedia, video editing, visual communication, animation, gaming, etc are in high demand by the girls.
QIAMS is a truly international academy exclusively devoted exclusively to media studies. It is producing high-quality media professionals after several months of intensive training and inculcating high moral andethical values, which are so much missing in the contemporary media industry.
Those who liketo excel in this field of media; an educational stint at QIAMS is the right path to enter the media industry. They can go to its website and find more details.
QIAMS – The Quaide Milleth International Academy of Media Studies, 82, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034 (Tamil Nadu)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 044 – 48581896
[Syed Ali Mujtaba is a journalist based in Chennai. He can be contacted at [email protected]]