Arts & Media Association

Arts and Media Association, a part of Department of Mass Media provides a platform for all creative minds to showcase their skills and talents.

Association Head: Ms. Alpana Sharma

Recent Events:

B.M.M. Department organises Querenciaa 2018

The big day arrived again on 17th December 2018, Querenciaa, with the theme of T.V shows. For most of us it felt like coming home again. The sun came up with new hopes and positive vibes with all the events lined up, eager participants, all the props decked up and everyone dressed up in the beloved Querenciaa T-shirt.

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Vipul Thorat presenting an act for ‘Spotlight’

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‘RTN’ performing on stage

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Aishwarya Pewal and Ashutosh Pradhan - judges of ‘Move Your Lakk’

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Judges of Panache sharing thoughts after the event

The event started with the lighting of a lamp. An auspicious beginning to the fest with prayers and blessings.

The first event was Spotlight, The Personality show. Participants were expected to go through three rounds. The walk introduction, The talent and the questionnaire round. The participants were dressed up as their favourite T.V. show characters and the judge them, we had the very talented Neeraj Yadav and Riya Rathod. The event started with a bang, a cut to cut competition, amazing talents and witty answers. Everyone was fascinated with the event.

Next up was Mic Drop. An open mic event, judged by none other than Ankit Bedi. The Participants were allowed to speak, sing, rap or beatbox their hearts out. This event was the most enjoyable. With heart touching to poetry to laughter that gave you a stomach ache, to awesome beatboxing and crazy rapping. Everyone was having a time of their lives. Ankit Bedi especially had a great time with us at Querenciaa.

The events so far were great hits and were followed by non-staged events. The first one being ‘Shutters Up’. The photography event where students were given a limited time to click images according to the theme given. One could see participants eagerly rushing everywhere to get the pictures. While others were having fun at ‘Heads up’ A dumb charades event with a twist. The day ended with a Painting competition and really happy members a celebratory dance.

18th December 2018, dawned with mixed emotions. Happiness, eagerness, determination and a tinge of sadness for it as second and the last day of Querenicaa.

Hence it was made sure that the day was to be made better than ever.

The day started with a PUBG competition and a Treasure Hunt. The participants were never happier. While some ran around the college searching for clues and hints and shouting and screaming. The others furiously tapped on their phones to get the ‘Chicken Dinner’. It was definitely a sight.

These events were followed by the writing event called ‘Twist in the Tale’ where the participants had to write a short story of their own which should include the twist that was given on the spot. It was lovely to see the participants write their hearts out on paper. It was creativity so beautifully carved on paper.

The event was followed by an outstanding dance competition ‘Move your Lakk’. The judges for the event were a Guinness Record Holder and an amazing dancer, Aishwarya Pewal and the very loved Ashutosh Pradhan. The event showed much enthusiasm, mind boggling dances and unbelievable move. It was a treat to watch completely.

The last event for the day was Panache and what a show it was. Judged by the beautiful Vaishnavi Kamble, the event showcased so many themes blended with the grace of a ramp walk. The costumes had everyone dropping their jaws and no one could differentiate between the participants and the professionals. The event was sparkling with life and light and hoots and cheers.

And as the event ended, so did Querenciaa. The end of the day witnessed joy and tears, it witnessed new promises and satisfaction of work, it witnessed hugs and fist pumps and with another celebratory dance and the vote of thanks. It was a goodbye to Querenciaa, with a belief that the next year was set to be better.

Literacy Drive at Kamal Arnav Charitable Trust

The Arts and Media Association of Pillai College organised a Social Activity on 21st August, 2018. The students of B.M.M. department distributed books and stationery to the kids of the Orphanage Kamal Arnav Charitable Trust located in New Panvel.

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Students from the Department of Bachelor of Mass Media distributing books and stationary at the orphanage

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Arts and Media Association volunteers with children of Kamal Arnav Charitable Trust

Students of the college exclusively took the efforts of making beautiful handmade books from unused pages for the students. The social activity was a pretty interactive one where the kids sang songs, recited poems, talked to the students, danced to songs and enjoyed and lot. The kids were very playful and comfortable around the students and extremely happy to receive the books and stationery. The kids and the members of the Orphanage were very cooperative. The activity ended with the kids' smiling faces and promises to come back. It was indeed a memorable day for everyone.

Make up and Grooming Session by Lakme Academy

The Arts and Media Association of the Department of Bachelor of Mass Media conducted a Seminar on 16th August, 2018. This Seminar was in association with the Lakme Academy located in Kharghar. The 2 hours long seminar was conducted in the college auditorium.

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The Power Point presentation by Lakme Academy

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Ms. Naziya addressing the students

A team of beauty professionals from the academy guided the students on how to groom themselves in the corporate world. The event was initiated by Ms. Naziya, the Sales Executive of the Lakme Academy. She enlightened the students about Lakme Academy and the courses it provides. A skin expert from the team shared tips for healthy skin, do's and don’ts of skin care. She explained how one should take care of the skin according to their skin type. Also, she answered the queries asked by the students.

The highlight of the event was the beauty transformation demonstration. Ms. Lovina, a Make up Artist from past 7 years, demonstrated two make-up looks. One for a 'Corporate Day' look and another one a 'Party' look. The beauty transformation was beguiling. In make-up, covering up flaws or scars is one of foremost technique. She explained to the students about color corrections according to skin tone. On request of one of the student, Ms. Lovina skillfully covered the students' tattoo. The event winded up by a student of the academy who shared her experience while completing her course.

It was an interactive session which was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The workshop was very beneficial for the students who are soon going to enter the corporate world.

Department of Mass Media hosted ‘Red Carpet’ event for parents and other staff members on 28th February, 2018 with full zest and fervor in the college auditorium. The short films made by S.Y.B.M.M. students were displayed on the big day and feedbacks were given, the films varied from topics like gender equality, values system, education, solutions to stress and many such issues pertaining to the Indian society.

It was a moment of pride to see the students’ films screening in from of their parents.

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Career Guidance Session by T.Y.B.M.M. students - Sairaj Mangutkar and Bhavesh Katwale.


On 27th January, 2018 S.Y.B.M.M. students distributed snacks and spent quality time with the kids at Vinayak Patil Balgram, New Panvel.

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When a person has high level of emotional intelligence, he empathizes with the people around and realizes his responsibility towards the society. To realize such responsibility, real life experiences and interactions are of the utmost importance.

The S.Y.B.M.M. students of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel were given an opportunity to learn one such responsibility. They visited the Girija Foundation Orphanage on 19th January, 2018 and provided them with notebooks, pencils, colors and other stationery items to the children of Girija Foundation in Panvel. Students - Nidhi and Anushree sang a beautiful song for them, we played passing the parcel which indeed we ended up noticing their talents and the spirit of living the life.

Our students learned the value of sharing and caring for others; and the people of the orphanage appreciated this gesture of the students. Indeed, a smile goes a long way.

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On 14th January, 2018, a group of five students from T.Y.B.M.M. took an initiative to pay a visit to children belonging to the orphanage called the Robin Hood Army in Navi Mumbai. They assisted the street kids in doing their work, interacted with the students, taught them new things, played games and so much more. It was indeed an experience that words cannot justify. An ex-perience we all should take and realise that the satisfaction one derives after seeing those smiles is incomparable.

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Students of F.Y.B.M.M. visited at Nagar Palika School situated in New Panvel as a part of 'Social Service Activity' on 24th January, 2018.

Cakes were distributed among the students on the pre-ceremony of Republic Day and activities like singing of patriotic songs and speeches were given to motivate the students.

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Arts and Media Association (A.M.A.) screened two movies for B.M.M. students on 29th and 30th January, 2018 with a single focus to teach how to critically appreciate the movies and understand the intentions of the moviemaker.

Following movies were screened:

  1. Men, Women & Children (2014) by Jason Reitman
  2. Brigsby Bear (2017) by Dave McCary
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Jason Reitman’s vision was to showcase the ill effects of excessive use of internet and how the lives of these teenagers and their parents get affected.

Whereas Dave’s movie beautifully illustrates that there are times when the world is big and scary that should not make you stop following your passion. Love, Live and Pursue your Passion.

The movies were interpreted to the fellow students of B.M.M. dept. by Vikrant Pujari a student from Second Year B.M.M.

Department of Mass Media conducted its community service under Arts and Media Association (AMA) on 14th June, 2017. Inspirational movie – ‘Chillar Party’ was screened for the students of NGO - Immanuel Mercy Home, Chiple, Panvel in the college campus. This movie aimed to inspire the kids about life with a blend of smartness, comedy and discovering the power within oneself. Snacks were served after the movie. It was a beautiful experience for the students as they appreciated and exchanged smile with the NGO kids.

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Reuse and Recycle – A social initiative: Arts and Media Association by Department of Mass Media has taken the initiative of ''Reuse and Recycle Books” as a part of our social responsibility. This initiative will collect textbooks and notebooks donated by the students as well as students. The textbooks would be given to PCACS students who need them and the unused pages of the notebooks would be recycled and gifted to the under-privileged kids. The dates for donating books are from 15th to 21st December, 2015 at Classroom G-303.

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SHEROES – Film Festival: Arts and Media Association by Department of Mass Media is conducting a month long film festival ‘SHEROES’ – A salute to women in cinema. There will be screening of one movie each Friday starting from 27th November to 18th December, 2015. The movie screenings will be followed by discussions and contests.

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