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IQAC Distinctiveness

Performance of SJCC in its area of Thrust

What sets SJCC apart from other media colleges is its unique approach to media education, which emphasises the integration of values and technology to transform media for a wholesome world. The college is fully committed to its mission “Professionals with Integrity” and is energised by its motto “Values in Visuals”. It was SJCC that initially conceived the idea and designed the degree programs in media studies in Kerala, and drafted the curriculum for the affiliated university. Within 20 years of its inception it has become a prominent destination for media studies in Kerala and we have students from almost all districts of Kerala and even from other states. There is no other college in South India that hosts more than 900 media students. The college was Listed among the top 10 Emerging Mass Communication Colleges by India Today and was ranked 14 and 18 in Outlook-ICARE and The Week rankings respectively in 2022. 

The alumni of this college have become an unavoidable presence in the Malayalam film industry even winning National and State Awards. Mr. Mathukutty Xavier who studied BA Animation & Graphic Design from 2011 to 2014 bagged the National Award for the Best Debut Director in 2019 for his film “Helen” and Achu Arunkumar who completed BA Multimedia in 2011 won the Kerala State Award for the Best Dubbing Artist in 2017 for his performance in the movie “Theeram”. Mr Mathukutty Xavier also made waves in Bollywood with the remake of Helen in Hindi with the name Mili. The survival thriller with a woman protagonist clearly speaks volumes about women empowerment and “Nari Shakti”. Mr. Jeo Baby who won the Kerala State Award for the Best Screenplay Writing, Best Film in 2021 for his “The Great Indian Kitchen” was also a student of this college. 

The college is also proud of its alumnus Mr. Phantom Praveen, the first independent director from our alumni. He directed the Malayalam movie “Udaharanam Sujatha”. This movie which tells the story of a single mother who struggles for survival, also is a typical example of how the values of the college are communicated to millions of people through its alumni. It too has bagged several awards including the Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actress in 2017. Two other alumni, Mr. Bibin Paul Samuel (Aaha) and Mr. Abhijith Joseph (John Luther), have also grown to the status of independent directors in the year 2022. Mr.Roy Karakattu who won the Kerala Film Critics Award for his “Kattinarike” was also a student of this college. Dinson David who won the Best Short Animation Award in Istanbul Film Festival in 2021 for his work “Rebirth” has established the presence of SJCC in Animation too.

The works of SJCC faculty also have bagged international awards. Mr. Sajan Kalathil’s “Balloons” won the award for the Best Cause Driven Film award in Cannes International film festival in 2023. Mr Aadhil M Ashraf won the award for the Best Editing at Rome Prisma Independent Film Festival for his work “Weavers of Patan” in August 2023. “Letters Unwritten to Naiyer Masud” by Shahi A J was also selected for IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam in February 2023.

We being the pioneers in this field in Kerala, have also contributed a lot to media teaching and training by providing our alumni as teachers and trainers in most of the media colleges in Kerala. The time and effort taken to impart quality media training using state of the art technology thus bears fruit.

15 teachers of SJCC are the members of the Subject Expert Committee and the Syllabus Revision Committee of Mahatma Gandhi University and have actively contributed to the drafting of the syllabus as per NEP guidelines. View Teachers List

90.8 Radio Media Village, the community radio initiative run by SJCC, clearly demonstrates the empowering potential of media in uplifting the community, alleviating the struggles of its people, and bringing solace to thousands of individuals.90.8 Radio Media Village community radio run by the college clearly shows how a media can work for the uplift of the community, lessens the burden of the people and wipe the tears of thousands. It has won 6 National Awards from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for its services to the society. The Radio is popular in the region both for its social responsibility programmes and for its charitable activities. 

Media Village Television (MVTV): With its vision to spread a value based visual culture the college started its own youtube channel in 2016 with the name Media Village Television and started producing content with the involvement of the students. The channel has produced more than three thousand videos so far and has gained nearly 52 thousand subscribers. Most of the videos produced are of social relevance and others are informative. Even during the pandemic we have created awareness videos to conscientise the public on the need of wearing masks and isolating themselves if infected. The "Thought for the Day" program, a motivational segment that ran for over a thousand episodes, served as a platform for inspiration and guidance. It has won two state awards for its documentary named “Oru Chakka Katha” (The Story of Jackfruit)  in 2018 and the prestigious Pepper Award in 2019 for the signature film made for Changanassery MegaFest.

MV StudiosThe commitment of the college in utilising the media for the betterment of the society is also evident in the production of traffic awareness videos for the Motor Vehicle Department, Government of Kerala in association with Maruti Suzuki. The videos aimed to raise public awareness about the importance of using helmets, buckling up with seatbelts, and avoiding the dangers of mixing driving with drinking. The production wing of SJCC, MV Studios is behind the production of these social commitment videos