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Danish Siddiqui Foundation, Jindal Global University sign MOU to enhance photojournalism education in India

[New Delhi] – The Danish Siddiqui Foundation (DSF) and Jindal Global University (JGU) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to embark on a collaborative journey that aims to enrich photojournalism educational initiatives and foster a deeper understanding of journalism among students.

On signing this agreement, Prof. M A Siddiqui, Director Trustee, Danish Siddiqui Foundation, expressed, “We are delighted to work with Jindal Global University in this transformative collaboration. Education is a powerful catalyst for change, and through this partnership, we aim to inspire the next generation of visual storytellers and advocates. These initiatives will provide students with unique insights into photojournalism and beyond. Our foundation is committed to fostering knowledge, and we believe that through this collaboration, we can contribute to the growth and development of students at JSJC.”

According to the agreement, JGU, in collaboration with DSF, will proactively organize various events, including photo exhibitions, photography contests, workshops, and speaker series. These initiatives offer will journalism students from the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) valuable insights and practical experiences in photojournalism. The Danish Siddiqui Foundation will act as the knowledge partner, leveraging its expertise to enrich the educational experience for the students.

Additionally, DSF will actively encourage written and audio-visual contributions from JGU faculty members, providing a platform for their work. The foundation will also facilitate online webinars by JGU faculty members, leveraging their expertise in various domains.

Prof. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Executive Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC), highlighted the transformative impact of the collaborative MOU between the Jindal Global University (JGU) and the Danish Siddiqui Foundation (DSF) on students’ academic journey. The partnership aims to provide exclusive access to industry professionals, offering invaluable real-world insights and firsthand experiences. This collaboration bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical industry perspectives, enriching the academic experience at the JSJC. The commitment to fostering an enriching learning environment underscores JSJC’s dedication to shaping well-rounded, industry-ready professionals.

Both parties expressed their commitment to creating a conducive environment for students to learn and engage in meaningful discussions about the power and impact of photojournalism. The collaboration emphasizes the importance of knowledge-sharing and the role of educational institutions in nurturing talent and promoting awareness about pressing global issues.

This strategic partnership reflects the shared vision of the Danish Siddiqui Foundation and Jindal Global University to advance education that encourages a spirit of inquiry and innovation among the students of JSJC.

About Danish Siddiqui Foundation

Danish Siddiqui Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting value-based journalism and preserving the legacy of the late Danish Siddiqui, a renowned photojournalist. The foundation works towards advancing the field of photojournalism, supporting educational initiatives, and advocating for the safety of journalists.

About Jindal Global University

Jindal Global University, located in Sonipat, Haryana, is a leading educational institution committed to providing a multidisciplinary learning environment. The Jindal School of Journalism & Communication is renowned for its innovative programs, fostering academic excellence and nurturing future leaders in media and communication.