History and Information of Obscura- the Media Club of XISS
Obscura is the Official Media Club of XISS. It was established in 2015 by a group of like-minded students who came together for an initiative meant for the betterment of the
The teacher who influenced the formation of this club was Prof. Jayant Jaipal Singh. The club was started by Nelson Chacko, a student of HRM, Batch of 2014-2016 with help of Prof RVK & Fr. Ranjit Toppo.
The first team to be constituted under Obscura was the magazine Committee. A systematic approach for the working of the club was introduced by students namely, Shreysee Banka , Rudrendu Naskar and Nipun Jain in the year 2016-2017. The name Obscura was coined by Nazish Imdad by December 2015.
It is a student managed club which functions beyond the boundaries of departments and covers all the XISS related happenings. Obscura aims to connect XISS and functions as a bridge to all its stakeholders, namely students- both current and prospective, valuable alumni, corporates, media houses, etc.
Obscura has its presence over all major platforms like Facebook, Blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and also contributes in the XISS Website. It leverages its information on approximately 40 news media houses, both print and electronics, which includes some top names from the media industry. It also partners with reputed players in Radio industry to leverage the Brand XISS, and provide the students a platform to showcase their hidden talents. The club also handles the pre-admission activities over a variety of platforms like PagalGuy, Career 360, etc.
In its short but significant journey, Obscura has covered almost all facets of XISS, various academic & cultural events at the institution, most importantly the social service activities undertaken on a weekly basis by the students, major events like the Diamond Jubilee Festivity, guest lectures, annual sport events and many more, some of which got coverage in approx. 21 print media (English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu etc.) and approximately 8 electronic media(National & local), 2 Radios, and few business & national Magazines.
Obscura tries to celebrate and mark all the significant occurring in the life of the students
of XISS, beginning from the Fresher’s Day till the Convocation Ceremony. It focuses on building a connection between its old and current students and binds them together in XISS family to celebrate various milestones achieved by Alumni and alma-mater. Currently the club comprises of a dedicated group of enthusiastic students, both, from the first year and the second year, who look after the various verticals of photography, content writing, social media handling, poster making, interview panels, bloggers, alumni connect and liaison etc.
OBSCURA TEAM 2019-21
- Karan Khanna- +917717789746
- Vaishnavi Shrivastava- +918050056171