Aiming to become a centre of excellence in media studies in India

Workshop to develop five-year business plan for NISCORT

A strategic planning workshop was conducted for NISCORT – the National Institute for Social Communications, Research and Training. Owned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the institute in Delhi offers master, diploma and certificate programmes in media studies and pastoral communications. Under new leadership, a process of reviewing current programmes, facilities and business strategy was initiated. The jointly planned workshop with staff and external experts aimed to decide on future strategies and set priorities for further development, to be integrated into a five-year business plan.

Four strategic areas were prioritised for NISCORT to achieve the goal of becoming a self-sustainable centre of excellence in media education:           

  •  income generation and fundraising strategy
  •  curriculum development
  •  marketing strategy
  •  personnel development  and management

 In each of these fields, concrete activities were discussed and agreed upon to improve the current performance. By the end of the workshop, a first plan of activities was outlined, persons responsible identified, and a timeline for completion developed.