At a Glance

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts, affiliated to University of Calicut, is the innovative venture of CMI Devamatha Province, Thrissur, forming part of the CHETANA GROUP of institutions for Media Education, Production and Performance. We impart systematic training in different media arts, namely, cinema, television, print, new media and various Eastern and Western branches of fine arts and performing arts. At present, we offer undergraduate and graduate programmes, but our dream is to eventually bloom into a full-fledged Media University.

Chetana, one of the premier media schools in the country, stands apart as our focus is on forming a generation of creative talents, infusing flawless training that moulds them into full-fledged professionals. Founded in the early 1980s, Chetana Film & TV Institute, the mother of the CHETANA Group of Institutions, later branched out into seven major media institutions, spread out on five campuses in and around Thrissur, namely, Chetana Sound Studios & Instructions (Chiyyaram), Chetana Music Academy (Kess Bhavan, Naikkanal), Chetana Media Institute (Kalliath Square, Palace Road), Chetana Sangeet Natak Academy, Chetana Music College and Chetana National Institute of Vocology, all three at Mylippadam and the seventh in the spectrum, namely Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts at Chiyyaram.

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Chetana-the Inner Spirit

Every man and a woman with a movie camera may not become a great filmmaker; everyone who aspires to embrace a coveted career in the film and media industry may not reach their goal just by possessing the latest expensive gadgets or by `buying’ a diploma from a media institution at a high price.

FIRST, you should have `SOMETHING’ to say; something deep inside: a clear VISION. A true artist develops a sixth sense, listening to the murmur of her/his Inner Spirit, and giving form to that yearning through creative art. It’s here that Chetana creates its difference and gains relevance, with an ambitious and idealist goal of leading all beings into harmony, bridging the sacred and the secular, through art. With Dostoyevsky, we believe, “Beauty will Save the World”.

At CHETANA, we say `we don’t teach filmmaking, but we MOULD Filmmakers’. Our goal is the deep-founded formation of young men and women into fine human beings, who would care for both the content and the form of art and achieve excellence by going beyond the seen and the heard. We train them to achieve mastery of mind over machines, through techniques of Education, Production and Performance.

Chetana College Anthem

Chetana....... chetana...... chetana......(2)

A glow in the heart, spark in the eye (2)

Working together hand in hand (2)

Voicing a cause, chasing a dream

Bridging sacred and secular

-at chetana - harmony we create (2)


The young and the vibrant (2)

The mind and the soul (2)

Envisaging the horizon (2)

Shaping a world, scaling new heights

Bridging sacred and secular

At chetana - philia we create (2)

A voice from above (2)

A frame so perfect (2)

Moulding together desire (2)

Reaching the stars, miles to surpass

Bridging sacred and secular

At chetana – A new world we create (2)

Harmony we create

Philia we create

A new world we create - At chetana....

Our Vision, Mission and Motto

OUR VISION

To mould media professionals with mastery of mind over machines

 

OUR MISSION

We stand committed to make the world a better place, through path-breaking models of instruction and production in media and performing arts.

OUR MOTTO

Beauty will Save the World
(inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

 

Graduate Attributes

Qualities of a Chetanite

01. Deep rooted faith in the Divine

02. Comprehensive subject knowledge

03. Inquisitiveness and unquenched yearning for learning

04. Effective and discerning utilization of information

05. Proficiency in communication and use of technology

06. Self-Knowledge and articulation of potential and talents

07. Leadership and zeal for teamwork

08. Engaged, committed and accountable negotiator of humanitarian concerns

09. Ethical competency, decorum and propriety

10. Accountable and responsible citizenry

11. Problem solving and analytical skills

12. Life skills and emotional quotient to overcome unforeseen challenges

13. Active crusader for environment sustenance

14. Inspired to be distinctive and unique in chosen spheres

Core Values

Unwavering faith in God Almighty.

Value based education for transformational growth.

Social Responsibility and Empathy to reflect in life and art.

Pursuit of Excellence.

Quest for Innovation and professionalism.

Inclusiveness and esteem for diversity.

Respect for the dignity of Nature and all living beings.

Collegiality and Participatory governance.

From the Principal’s Desk

Dr. Fr. Benny Benedict Chiramel CMI

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts, is conceived as a ‘college that is not just a college’, but as a creative and interactive space. Here, students will not wait to the chimes of the hourly bell to begin or end their ongoing learning. For them neither theory nor practical nor practice are matters of routine. In this campus, learning will be a joy, where students would listen to their hearts that seek true wisdom of life by combining art and technology, creativity and craft. We always are eager to see our students becoming 24/7 media professionals at the completion of their programme. As long as one is a ‘Chetanite’, he or she is always accorded a warm welcome back to the campus, that would also keep them learning and updating themselves. Our goal and role is to awaken the sense of responsible media praxis in our students. We all know that mastering visual, aural and all different kinds of fine arts and media arts is a lifelong process.

Statutory Bodies

College Council

Every great institution is the outcome of collective dreams and cumulative efforts pooled in by an efficient administrative team. Chetana College is privileged to have such a dedicated team at the helm.

Dr Fr Benny Benedict Chiramel CMI

Director & Principal

Dr. C. Krishnadas

Vice Principal

Rev. Fr. Linto Kanjoothara CMI

Assistant Director

Arun John Mani

Controller of Examinations & HOD Dept. of
Jouranlism and Mass Communication

Surya Soman

IQAC Coordinator & HOD, Dept. of Film and
Television

Manu Jose Thazhathel

HOD, Dept. of Visual Communication

Razi Muhammed

HOD, Dept. of Graphic Design and Animation

Dr. T. Muraleedharan

Senior Faculty

Renya Prasad

Staff Secretary

Megha Alappatt

Office Superintendent

Board of Management

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts is managed by the Agency, ‘Devamatha CMI Province Educational and Charitable Trust’. CMI fathers, like their founder and great visionary, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, have always been pioneers in education and socio-cultural action.

Rev. Dr. Fr. Davis Panackal CMI

Provincial & President

Devamatha CMI Educational and 
Charitable Trust

Rev. Fr. Francis Kurissery CMI

Vicar Provincial & Vice President

Devamatha CMI Educational and
Charitable Trust

Rev. Fr. Franco Chittilappilly

Councillor for Finance, Agriculture & Trustee

Devamatha CMI Educational and
Charitable Trust

Rev. Dr. Fr. Paul Poovathingal CMI

Director

Chetana Culture & Communication
Educational and Charitable Trust

Rev. Dr. Fr. Anil Konkoth CMI

Director

Galilee Renewal Centre

Rev. Fr. Thomas Chakkalamattath CMI

Director

Chetana Music Academy

Dr. Fr. Benny Benedict Chiramel CMI

Director & Principal

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts

Rev. Fr. Linto Kanjoothara CMI

Assistant Director

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts

Governing Council

Rev. Dr. Fr. Davis Panackal CMI

Provincial & President

Devamatha CMI Educational and
Charitable Trust

Rev. Fr. Francis Kurissery CMI

Vicar Provincial & Vice President

Devamatha CMI Educational and
Charitable Trust

Rev. Fr. Franco Chittilappilly

Councillor for Finance, Agriculture and Trustee

Devamatha CMI Educational and
Charitable Trust

Rev. Dr. Fr. Anil Konkoth CMI

Director

Galilee Renewal Centre

Rev. Dr. Fr. Paul Poovathingal CMI

Director

Chetana Culture & Communication
Educational and Charitable Trust

Rev. Fr. Thomas Chakkalamattath CMI

Director

Chetana Music Academy

Dr. Fr. Benny Benedict Chiramel CMI

Director & Principal

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts

Dr. C. Krishnadas

Vice Principal

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts

Rev. Fr. Linto Kanjoothara CMI

Assistant Director

Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts

Dr. Asha Joseph

Dean

SH School of Communication, Thevara

Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA)

College has constituted a Parent Teachers Association (PTA), on the basis of the `Chetana College PTA Bylaw’. It has a 11-member Executive Committee to coordinate important operations. The Annual General Body (GB) meeting of the PTA is convened in the month of September, where new EC and Office bearers are nominated or elected. The Executive Committee shall meet once in three months. These periodical review meetings help the college to look at the progress it makes and the general well being of the student community. In addition to regular PTA activities, there will be class-wise PTA meetings linked to the semester examinations, which will be convened by the Principal.

PTA Executive Committee (2020-2021)

Dr. Fr. Benny Benedict Chiramel CMI
Director & Principal, Chetana College of Media and Performing Arts (Patron PTA)

Nazeem Fadiya A P (President)

Santhosh V V (Secretary)

Renya Prasad ( Treasurer & Staff Coordinator)

Members

Daisy C P

Rajesh Menon

Saseendran M

Blessan K F

Shyja C K

Sheeba Jigeesh