WeSchool’s Media & Entertainment Alumni Conclave 2022

Dec 06, 2022 | Posted by admin in Alumni Corner, Events & Happenings   No Comments »

It has been a long tradition for WeSchool to build bonds and maintain relationships. As Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe Group Director WeSchool always says “Network is Net-worth”, Media and Entertainment program team got an opportunity to bring the alumni of the media industry together for an evening to reconnect, recall and revive bonds and friendships.

A Media & Entertainment Alumni Conclave was organized in the Mumbai campus on 24th November 2022. The conclave commenced by paying tribute to Goddess Saraswati by lighting the lamp and Sarasvati Vandana.

Dr. Uday Salunkhe addressed the conclave sharing his joy to meet the alumnus and mentioned that he considers the alumni as WeSchool’s Networth. Prof. Dr. Aparna Khare Associate Professor Media & Entertainment program expressed how Weschool has always cherished their alumni. The chief guest Mr. Hiren Gada, CEO of Shemaroo shared his views on how building sustainable and long term planned business are important nowadays.

This was followed by the senior alumni from the media & entertainment vertical participating in the panel discussion revolving around:

•           Branding in the digital Age – A discussion on the trends in branding and advertising

•           Contemporary perspectives on Media and Entertainment business

The key panelists at the conclave were as follows:

·         Adhishree Murdia ZEE5 Global Vice President

·         Mangesh Borse Symbiosis Digital OOH Media Founder

·         Mukhtar Shaikh Wavemaker Business Director

·         Harikrishnan Pillai Small Big Idea Founder & CEO

·         Hiren Gada Shemaroo CEO

·         Atul Razdan Big FM Chief Marketing Officer

·         Harikrishnan Pillai Marketing Small Big Idea Founder & CEO

Awards were distributed to felicitate Westars for their accomplishments and achievements.

·    Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Mangesh Borse : Symbiosis Digital OOH Media founder from MMS Batch 1984-1986

·         Corporate Excellence was awarded to Nikhil Rangekar : Magic 9 Media , Deputy CEO from MMS Batch 1995-1997

·         Woman in Corporate Excellence was awarded to Adhishree Murdia : ZEE5 Global , VP from PGDBA Batch 2000-2002

·         Youth Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Harikrishan Pillai: The Small big idea, owner from PGDM Batch 2006-2008

·         Hiren Gada : CEO , Shemaroo Entertainment from MMS Batch 1992-1994 was also awarded

Awards for M&E alumni:

·  Prakriti Puri from PGDM M&E Batch 2016-2018 currently working as Sr. Social Media Executive at Viacom 18

·  Debolina Chakravarty from PGDM M&E Batch 2017-2019 currently working as National Key Account Manager at Mondelez

·  Avani Pranjpe from PGDM M&E Batch 2018-2020 currently working in Colors Marathi Adsales at Viacom 18

·  Rohan Rane from PGPME Batch 2014-2015 currently working as creative and marketing head at Max Marketing

The event came to an end after few performances by the students of Media and Entertainment program.


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