Over the years, MCPH students have established different Clubs to represent their vibrant and varied interests. The Film Club regularly screens award-winning and critically acclaimed films from all over the world. The Literary Club organizes creative writing readings, workshops and contests. The Sports Club meets regularly for frisbee and football matches, and organizes other sports events. In the past, MCPH students have successful staged plays, held musical and dance performances, and actively participated in the cultural life of Manipal University. Finally, handful of energetic students maintain this very website, which we aptly call the Student Blog.
MCPH Literary Club
The MCPH Literary Club has always had an open membership — all students from all streams belong to the lit club! — but it functions through the enthusiasm and vision of a Core Committee. In the past, the MCPH Lit Club has been responsible for regularly hosting the Lawn Mushaira, Creative Writing Workshops, Staging Plays, Novel Writing Month, Desabhasa Readings (literature in languages other than English) and is open to the possibility of any literary events that you can think of.
MCPH Film Club
MCPH is the home to a film club that is dedicated to screening globally renowned films. This club that meets once a week is aimed at cinema rich in both form and content. Special focus is on cinematic masterpieces and documentaries that are cosmopolitan in nature, have educational and/or thought provoking themes related to the contemporary world. Films are screened not only for students and faculty across the whole of Manipal University, but also are open to the locals in Manipal and other nearby areas. The core members of the club are involved in activity like selecting quality films, organize the screening every week, followed by engaging discussions. Occasionally, the club also takes the initiative to organize movie marathons based on a central theme that attracts many cinephiles across Manipal.
MCPH Sports Club
MCPH Sports club stands for the core principles of MCPH where bodily practices are considered as an important part of learning and education. The club emphasizes the importance of team work and fair play. Most of the students play Ultimate Frisbee, which has become an integral part of MCPH community. The club notifies the students and faculty about the various sports events conducted by the university and encourages them to actively take part in the events. The club supports students to practice their sports of interest and to develop their skill and stamina. MCPH students have taken part in MUTD sports events and have won some of the events. MCPH students are also part of the MUTD teams, which takes part in the Manipal University Inter collegiate tournaments. We also organize football, basketball, cricket and volleyball games on random days.
The current wesbite (mcphcommunity.org), which is usually addressed as “MCPH Blog”, has been a vital, unique and integral feature of the department since the very beginning. The blog began with the intention to archive the academic goings-on in the Centre primarily through student voices. As MCPH continues to grow and evolve, this online space has also transformed from being an informal zone into a more structured space that endeavours to represent all the activities – both academic and extra-curricular – that take place within the Centre. It has been a great source of information for a national and international community of scholars and students engaged in innovation in higher education in India. The blog is run by an Editorial Board consisting of a faculty member, and selected students.
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