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Gerson Da Cunha gets Edutainment Award for lifetime achievement

Posted on Apr 27 2014 | IANS

Mumbai, April 27 : Advertising guru Gerson Da Cunha was conferred the first Education Award for Lifetime Achievement at the second annual Edutainment Show Saturday here, it was announced Sunday.

Also at the ceremony, MICA was adjudged the Best Communication School; the Asian College of Journalism was named the Best Journalism School; Whistling Woods International was chosen the Best Film School; Flame Pune and Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication were declared the two top under-graduate media colleges.

Also awarded were National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Shristi Design School, Bangalore, and DSK International School of Design, Pune, as the top three design schools in the country.

Da Cunha is a former chairman of Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA), governing body member of National Institute of Design and advertising trainer for Ad Club courses besides being an eminent name in the world of advertising.

The awards provided ranking to colleges across India under various parameters and the top three winners were felicitated with gold, silver and bronze trophies to mark them as the top destinations for media, communication and design.

The second Edutainment Show culminated in an exhibition Sunday which highlighted the opportunities for students in the world of media, communication and design industries.

The event, organised by Event Capital and Laqshya Media saw around 50 exhibitors and 50 sessions by well-known educationists and professionals from the three industries.

Event Capital CEO Deepak Choudhary said India's media and entertainment industry is on the verge of exciting times as the sector is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent to reach USD 28.1 billion by next year.

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