Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Best of Waste" workshop

Mr. Rinku Chauhan conducted a three days workshop "Best of Waste" for 1st semester students of B.Sc.(Animation and Multimedia) Hons. course. Students created beautiful art objects in this workshop.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cartoon characters return to keep Delhi clean

Cartoon characters inspiring Delhiites to keep their city clean are back in the Capital.
These cartoon characters aim at detering residents from urinating in public, spitting and littering roads. Almost four years after the Commonwealth Games in 2010, characters such as ‘Kuda Kumar’, ‘Susu Kumar’ and ‘Poly Aunty’ are adorning the walls of the city once again.
These cartoon characters, created by the municipal corporation, aim at deterring residents from urinating in public, spitting on and littering roads. The corporation is planning to install creative outdoor advertisements as part of a sanitation drive that will begin from September 25.
These cartoon characters were created around the time of the Commonwealth Games with much fanfare.
The characters describe what kind of a citizen a person is: A Thuthu Kumar if they spit in public, a Susu Kumar if they urinate in public or a Poly Auntie if they throw plastic bags or garbage in public spaces.The sight of men urinating in public, major roads overflowing with garbage and newly whitewashed buildings stained with paan and gutka is common in Delhi.
“We want to encourage people to use public urinals and throw garbage in dustbins. We want to embarass people who litter. Our previous campaign on radio got quite popular in which kids could be heard saying that your father is Thuthu Kumar if he spits on the road. It is an awareness campaign. Our tag line is ‘Delhi’s beauty is our duty’,” said Yogendra Singh Mann, Director (Press & Information) for the north and east civic bodies.
Despite a provision for levying fines to the tune of ` 500, the municipal corporation often does not have enough manpower who are authorised to levy fines on violators.

Courtesy - Hindustan Times, 22 Sept. 2014, Page 2

Monday, September 22, 2014

Condolence : Mukesh Bhatt

Condolence: BIT family express heart felt condolences at the untimely death of Mr. Mukesh Bhatt, an alumnus of the Department of Animation and Multimedia on 20th Sept. 2014 in a tragic road accident. May his soul rest in eternal peace and God give strength and courage to his family to bear this great loss!

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Game Jam Titans" - Gaming workshop by Mindbox's Yogendra Kumar

A gaming workshop was conducted for students of Animation and Multimedia. Students explored Unity software to create games.

Mr. Yogendera Kumar - an
alumnus of BIT Noida Animation and Multimedia course conducted this workshop under a programme (Gaming Competition) "Game Jam Titans" being conducted by Mindbox and NASSCOM.

51 keen students attended the workshop. Mr. Niket Mehta coordinated the workshop.

New initiative of NASSCOM

NASSCOM Gaming Forum is proud to be associated with UNESCO MGIEP’s first creative experiment for broader engagement on EPSD and Global Citizenship - Developing a Game and a Mobile application..The objective of this Game and Mobile Application is to promote EPSD in informal and lifelong learning, develop in the students/ players a holistic understanding of peace and sustainability issues, the underlying interdependency between them as well as how individual actions and choices have an impact on the overall picture and our shared world. However, while this is one of the intended outcome, we want the Game itself to be pure recreation and not ‘serious’. We would be holding joint orientation programs in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai on 18 Sept, 19 Sept and 1 Oct respectively. Post which studios and developers will be given 1 month to develop a game which will be pitched to UNESCO MGIEP and jury at Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2014 . The selected studio/ developer can expect seed funding of anywhere between $ 16, 550 - $ 33,000 where they work closely with UNESCO to publish the game.

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