Institute of Media and Development Studies
Lines from the Executive Director
Northeast India is going through a phase of rapid transition in the last two or three decades due to both internal dynamics as well as external exposure. A predominantly agrarian and rural society (with many characteristics of tribal society) is fast embracing urbanization as well as industrialization and modernization. Though the impact can be seen in all aspects of social life from occupation to education and culture, its immediate stakeholders are the new generation trying to cope with these tremendous changes and trying to make an honest living.
We believe that the development sector and the new media are two major possibilities for the young generation. With United Nation’s going full steam towards Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the development is the key focus area. Every sector is linked with it and everyone is involved in it directly or indirectly. As a result, the development sector has its own grammar and dynamics. Sooner the young students and internees can grasp and master the language of the new development practices better it is for both for the individual and the society. The avowed aim of our institute - Institute of Media and Development Studies (im&ds) is to help the young practitioners to understand the grammar and language of the development sector and make them efficient enough to be a part of it.
Media and Development are part of the existing social system. The new changing media landscape with 24X7 newsfeed has its effect on the development practices too. In order to address this new trend, the development practitioners will have to acquire new skills and the media personalities would also have to keep themselves abreast of the new development challenges. The Institute envisages to address both these requirements from these two mutually dependent sectors.
We endeavour to orient the young minds to the dynamics of both the sectors, by way of helping them to evolve as per their interests, aptitude and future livelihood potentials.