SRM University and SAE Institute, Australia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute, recently. With this step, both institutions are set to usher in a new phase of excellence in media education. “With the Semester Abroad Programme, international faculty exchanges, International Advisory Board and the large presence of students from 52 countries, SRM is indeed a trend setter in this area with a proactive policy of promoting internationalism,” said T R Paarivendhar, chancellor of SRM University.

 The chief guest Sean Kelly, Consul General of Australia for South India, articulated the scope of the media industry in Australia and the pre-eminent position the country enjoys in the delivery of high quality content and programmes. R A Nadesan, director, SRM TRP Properties and Investments Pvt Ltd, R Balasubramanian, director, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM University, R D Balaji , head of department, SGFI  and Kartar Singh, director, International Relations, SRM University, were present.

The programme was a fitting tribute to the veteran actor of yesteryears Sivaji Ganesan, christened   Nadigar Thillagam (the pride of actors) for his outstanding acting skills which endeared him to the masses. The film institute at SRM University is named after him. His son, Mr Ram Kumar Sivaji Ganesan, Managing Director of Sivaji Productions, who attended the function, enthralled the audience with his magnetic presence andinspirationalmessage to the large gathering of students and faculty. He urged the students to strive for excellence in their chosen field and to bring laurels to the country at the international arena.

Mr S P Muthuraman, one of the most successful commercial directors in Tamil cinema, the architect of several blockbusters with super stars like Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth, recounted passionately of his association with films over the decades and the many artists he worked with, and traced their path to stardom. “It is hard to get into the industry but self-belief, hard work and perseverancewill help you to succeed in the film industry,” he said.

The Chief Guest Mr Sean Kelly, Consul General of Australia for South India articulated the scope of the media industry in Australia and the preeminent position the countryenjoys in the delivery of high quality content and programmes. He complimented SRM University and SAE Institute on the partnership and hoped it would usher in a new phase in Indo Australian education and cultural ties.
Others who participated include: Mr R.A. Nadesan, Director SRM TRP Properties and Investments Pvt Ltd.; Dr R. Balasubramanian, Director, Faculty of Science and Humanities, SRM University; Mr R.D Balaji , Head of Department, SGFI  and Mr Kartar Singh, Director, International Relations, SRM University . The MoU was signed by Dr. S. Ponnusamy, Registrar I/C, SRM University and Mr. Vivek Ponnusamy, International Marketing Manager, SAE Institute



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