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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Certificate Course in SEmiotics

Department of Media Studies

Christ College, Bangalore


Certificate Course in Semiotics


Dr William R Da Silva

Dept of Mass Communication (PG Section)

Duration : 16 Hours

Dates : 10 – 20 February (Mon- Fri)

Time : 04.15 pm to 6.30 pm

Venue : Media Studies Lab

(Block II, Room 121)

For more details Contact: Anil Pinto, 9845891933

Semiotics: Semiotics is the science of signs. It deals with not only with the ‘explicit systems of communication such as language, the Morse Code, and traffic signs and signals but also a great diversity of human activities and productions – our bodily postures and gestures, the social rituals we perform, the clothes we wear, the meals we serve, the social ritual we perform, the clothes we wear, the meals we serve, the buildings we inhabit, the objects we deals with’, movies, advertisements and literature all of which function in diverse kinds of signifying systems.

The course will give a theoretical understanding of Semiotics and help the participants make semiotic analysis of cultural productions.

Dr William R Da Silva: Born in Mangalore taught at St Joseph’s Seminary, Mangalore, Mangalore University, Goa University, University of Hamburg, Germany, Osnabrook University, Germany, Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal. He was also on the staff seminar of London School of Economics. His academic work and research spans over Theology, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Literature, Linguistics, Translations, Communication and Media. He has written and translated over 40 books. Konkanni Bible translated from Original Hebrew and Greek is his magnum opus. It happens to be the only bible translated from original tongues in the Konkanni language. He has a rare feet of working on 16 languages. Currently he is the Director of Sandesha School of Konkanni Studies, Mangalore, Senior Professor, Dept of Communication (PG), Christ College, Bangalore, and Visiting Professor, Osnabrook University, Germany.


Konkani Catholics said...

Great to read the profile of Dr William R Da Silva.

Anil Pinto said...

thanks. I am planning to build a blog on Willy which will have write ups on willy and his work. Anybody who has come in contact with willy may write in their experiences. Please mail them to I shall post them on the blog

Btw he is not aware of the blog.