Student-Centric Teaching Learning at DME
DME runs undergraduate courses in the area of Law, Media, and Management. The Teaching method adopted is learner/student-centric in nature. Teachers focus on making the overall learning outcome-oriented and rewarding experience. A judicious blend of Participative learning, Experiential learning, Problem-solving methodologies, and Industry Interactions has been adopted to ensure the students are well-equipped with the right knowledge, critical analytical skills, solution-oriented attitude, and leadership qualities.
Participative Learning Methods
- Project Work: Students are given Group project work to inculcate group-based teamwork involving learning. The group later presents the findings in form of a report and presentation. These projects can range from Minor Projects in semester one, to major projects or dissertations in the final semesters.
- Model Making: Students are engaged in activities like prototype making, creating from waste, Mural making, Collage on the theme, etc. to integrate creative participation in the team.
- MOOC Courses: Students are encouraged and presently made mandatory to take (Massive Open Online Courses) MOOCs offered by premier institutions of the country. They include online lectures, demonstrations, and interaction through zoom sessions for query resolution.
- Short Movie Making: Media students make short movies for a showcase of teamwork including scriptwriting, directing, casting, shooting, editing, audio-video software skills, etc.
- Model United Nation: MUN or Youth Parliament is regularly conducted at college for the students to participate and present their views
- Debates: it is a regular feature of Literary society as well as subject-based learning where topics are given not only from the syllabus but also on a variety of interdisciplinary topics to promote free thinking and expression in students.
- Group Discussions: An integral part of placement training is the GD exercise which is conducted at periodic intervals to train and groom students. Topics are mostly recent scenario based.
Industry Interaction Methods
- Industrial Visits: Management students regularly have been taken on industry visits to understand the process of quality management, production, inventory management, etc. places like Yakult, Mother Dairy, Danone, Coco-Cola, BSE, etc.
- Field Visits: Law students undertake a visit to Parliament House, Jail, NHRC, National Green Tribunal, and Supreme Court to understand the legal machinery working. Media Students are taken to various Printing presses, radio houses, and TV channel production units to understand the press and media real-world working. For example, “Aap ki Adalat” newsroom, All India Radio(AIR), Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagran press etc.
- Summer Internship: Practical training/Summer internships in Industry are mandatory at present for all Law, Media, and Management Students.
- Industry Projects: Projects or consultancy work in industry collaborations are undertaken to enrich students with pre-employment training.
- Industry Interaction: Conference Key Note Speakers, Conclave Guests, Panel Discussion members, Movie Festival Jury Members, Moot Court Judges etc
- Guest lectures: Periodic visits from industry stalwarts are held for LIVE sessions on experience and sharing and Q&A by students in the end. The topics are relevant to employment skills by personnel from respective organizations/industries.
- Law: Justice Krishna Iyer Lecture Guest Lecture Series
- Management: Peter Drucker Lecture Guest Lecture Series
- Media: B G Verghese Lecture Guest Lecture Series
Problem Solving Methods
- Case Study: Analysis of industrial and Managerial cases, analysis and solutions by students to arrive at one or more solutions to the given issue at hand
- Business Plan: Giving a problem related to society, youth, environment, etc., and to students and finding an opportunity hidden in the problem with a viable business idea than can
- Landmark Cases: Law students are encouraged to discuss and analyze the landmark cases held in the recent past
- Brainstorming Sessions: With a problem or a situation provided, the brainstorming session is conducted to provide students the freedom to expand and develop critical analytical thinking.
- Moot Court Event: It helps law students to engage and understand legal issues and also makes students analyze legal topics and do research. Mooting is intellectually rewarding and stimulating for budding lawyers. DME Moot court is well furnished to hold these events on regular intervals.
Experiential Learning Methods
- Research Orientation: Students are encouraged to do field questionnaire-based surveys, and interviews and use secondary data to analyze and resolve the research problem by giving adequate recommendations to Government, Society, and Industry. Students present Seminar papers and get their research published also under faculty guidance.
- Software Labs: Students are involved in learning the latest software like SPSS, Tableau, Power BI, Nvivo, etc. to analyze and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
- Role Plays: Situation-based role plays are conducted to enhance the understanding of that subject by experiencing a situation in a controlled environment and demonstrating the outcome.
- Organizing Events: Students make committees and manage various cultural and curricular events which help to improve their organizing, team working, budgeting, and crisis management skills by becoming part of that experience.
- Audio Video Lab: Media students learn various media software in the area of audio-video editing etc.
Studio 62: State of Art DME Studio is well equipped to give media students the experience of working at any studio after completion of their course.