Ahmedabad: The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore will soon open a resource center at Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad. This would be the first of its kind resource center in Ahmedabad which would not only benefit the students and faculty of Shanti Communication School but also media professionals, policy makers and people from other universities.
Chairman, Board of Directors, AMIC, Prof Ang Peng Hwa, in his letter sent to SCS on April nine mentioned that AMIC would benefit from the resources and flexibility that SCS has to provide. It would also enrich SCS, as well as the educational hub of Ahmedabad in general.
The resource center will also serve as a bookstore for AMIC’s books and publications making available to SCS teachers and students a collection of reading materials on media and communication with Asian perspectives.
The center also plans to serve as a training venue for professionals, educators and students on various skills in communication research, journalism, media management, ethics, social media, etc. It can also provide a forum for discussing relevant issues through discussions, symposia and conferences.
Professor Ang Peng Hwa who also teaches at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University visited Shanti Communication School and Shanti Business School on a two day visit in February 2012 and interacted with students.
Speaking about the tie up, Founder Dean, Shanti Business School, Alan D’Souza said, “This is another feather in the cap for the Shanti Educational Initiatives. Our attempt has always been to push the envelope further as far as management education in India is concerned”.
AMIC is a non-profit NGO and a registered charity in Singapore with the mission of spearheading the development of media and communication expertise in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural development.
AMIC was established with seed funding support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), a private non-profit, public-interest foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. FES provided AMIC with seed funding from 1970 to 2000. FES is a key partner and continues to extend its support through limited project funding. AMIC is located within the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the prestigious Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. As part of its support for AMIC, the government provides the office premises to AMIC free of cost.