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  • 2:59 PM, Monday, 17 Jan 2022

Workshop on

Film Studies

Date 21 June 2016 to 24 June 2016
Coordinator Dr. Gigy J. Alex & Dr. Babitha Justin
Organized by Department of Humanities,
Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology
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Last date for online registration 10th April, 2016

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) functions as an autonomous body under the Department of Space, Govt of India. The Institute offers graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. Being a space science institute IIST strives to meet the R&D needs of the Indian Space Programme. The various Departments are Aerospace, Avionics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Humanities, Physics, and Mathematics. For more details please visit


The Department offers doctoral programmes in Economics, Sociology, English Language and Literature, and Management. It also offers a number of courses to the B. Tech. students also. Some of the courses include Communication Skills, Introduction to Economics, Macro Economy of India and the World, Visual Communication, Principles of Management System, Introduction to social Science and Ethics and Science Fiction.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the workshop are the following:

  • To enable research scholars to engage with movies primarily as visual texts and to appreciate the aesthetics of films
  • To critically analyze and appreciate movies, movie making and the various intricacies involved in the process of movie as a holistic experience
  • To make them familiar with different subgenres within the broad discipline of film studies and the theories involved in it
  • To understand cinema as a cultural tool and to develop an anthropological, historical, political and social understanding of the medium
  • To analyze the movie from various angles like production, consumption and reception.
  • To understand and appreciate the nature of film studies and to encourage research in film studies
  • To understand various movements and the historical and political location involved in the growth of the genre

Please mail the duly filled application form attached to or

Number of Participants:

The number of participants will be limited to 40 (After Screening).

Dates to Remember
Last date of the receipt of mails for participation : April 10th 2016.
(All mails should be recommended and forwarded through the Head of the Department of the Institution).

How To Reach IIST

The campus is located at Valiamala, 18 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city, on the way to the famous hill resort of Ponmudi and is very well connected to Bangalore, Mumbai & Chennai by bus, train & air. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International airport-30 kms and the nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central (26kms). There are frequent buses from Thiruvanathapuram Central bus stand to Vithura or Ponmudi (Get down at ISRO Jn).

Target Audience

The workshop is open to research scholars/faculty who are pursuing or have their Ph. D in Cultural Studies/Film Studies from various affiliated Universities and Institutes all over India.

Corresponding Address

Dr. Gigy J. Alex (09446011903)
Dr. Babitha Justin (09447636677)

Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities,
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology,
Valiyamala P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 547

Phone (Off): 0471-2568445