The Society of Saint Paul is a religious congregation which was founded in 1914 at Alba, in Italy, province of Cuneo, by Bl. James Alberione. Its members are known as Paulines. Faithful to the mission assigned them by their Founder, they communicate the Christian message with the use of all means that technology put at the disposition of modern man. They are present in 32 countries around the world. They are active in many fields: editorial and bookstores, journalism, cinematography, television, radio, audiovisual, multimedia, telematics; centres of studies, research, formation, animation.
Considered as the most creative apostle of the 20th century, Pope Paul VI expressed his admiration and veneration for Blessed James Alberione in the following words: ‘There he is: humble, silent, tireless, always vigilant, recollected in his thought, which run from prayer to action;always intent on reading the ‘sign of the times’, that is, the most creative ways to reach souls.
Our Fr. Alberione has given the church new instruments with which to express herself, new means to give vigour and breadth to her apostolate, new capacities and a new awareness of the validity and possibilities of his mission in the modern world with modern means.
St Pauls Institute of Communication Education is a unit of the Pauline Family.
Founded in 1914 in Alba, Italy, by the visionary, Blessed James Alberione, the Society of St Paul is active in many fields; communication institutes, bookstores, publishing, media education, media research, journalism, short films, music albums, television and radio programs.
Present in 32 countries, including India, Brazil, Mexico and the Phillipines, the society of St Paul runs communication institutes, offering innovative graduate and postgraduate programs in media, communication and philosophy.
The Institute’s campus in Mumbai comprises St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, St Pauls Publications that brings out nearly 300 titles a year, St Pauls Audio-visuals, St Paul Book & Art Centre and Title Waves ( Mumbai’s first large format boutique bookstore).
St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE) has created a benchmark in educating and training students from across India to become skilled media professionals.
In August 2018, the Trust inaugurated St Pauls Institute of Communication Education for Women, affiliated to the University of Mumbai. This new institute dedicated to media studies, offers the Bachelor of Mass Media (B.M.M) undergraduate degree, exclusively for women students.
Alberione Hall, has a seating capacity for about 220 people. This aesthetically designed auditorium enables attendees to work comfortably, notwithstanding external weather conditions. Alberione Hall plays host to internal student events, guest lectures and seminars. The hall, located in St Pauls Media complex, is conveniently located in Bandra West, Mumbai’s most vibrant suburb.
A professor in London, Dubai or Delhi? No problem, line up the time zone and we are ready to go. The video conferencing classroom is used by our students to connect with their faculty and mentors who assist them with their courses and projects, when they are travelling across cities or continents. In case you are planning an official conference or presentation, or even a team meeting with non- Mumbai team members, consider using the video conference services available at our institute. Similarly, if you need to conduct a workshop, or organize a guest lecture, or organize a screening, we will be able to offer you clean, spacious air-conditioned classrooms with a projector and screen to help you out. And the best part, the institute is conveniently located in Bandra West!
With its properly-equipped Production Control Room, this studio gives students a feel of the modern news room. Complete with Chroma Key to make visual effects and post production more exciting. This studio has a Panasonic 4K Professional Camcorder- this sophisticated cinematography camcorder enhances our broadcast journalism sessions. The One Camera Broadcast Studio is used by our students for their film and communication projects.
The SPICE Library is the heart of the institution of SPICE. The library aims to fulfill the information needs of St Pauls Institute of Communication Education (SPICE). The air-conditioned library is located at basement of the institutional building. The Library resources of the institute include a good collection of the latest books, journals and periodicals. It subscribes to online journals, magazines and periodicals. With a collection of more than 1000 books, including various subjects like Journalism, Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, Management etc. SPICE library can fulfil the learning requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Library facilitates various services like Circulation Service (for Books, Periodicals and CD’s), New Arrivals, and Reference Service etc. The Library collection is completely computerized and all bibliographic details of books. The library has its own OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) where students can browse library collections online.
A hangout space for our students, on the campus as you come into the gate. Umbrella, fans in summer, a great outdoors feeling.
This 60-seater section is a hub of exciting student work in video and film editing, graphic design and 2d & 3D animation. Our multimedia labs are an integral part of all the programmes conducted at the institute.
Our Podcast Station was inaugurated on 28th November 2019, making it possibly the first media school in the country and certainly in Mumbai, to have such a facility. Given the immense potential of audio and its role in media, the podcast station will enable students to master yet another arm of the media ecosystem such as media management, mass communication and much more. With this podcast station in place, all students from our flagship courses are armed with an awareness of industry practices, in keeping with the institute’s promise to work with professionals at every level in delivering practical training as well as technical know-how, while developing content that matches industry needs and standards. Fr Anil C Paul, SVD, will be teaching and anchoring the podcast module for our students.
Locker facilities are provided by the Institute for our students, on a first-come-first served basis.
Psalm33 is a very popular audio studio in Mumbai. A state-of-the art facility, our students use the facility, after a grounding in Pro Tools, taught in our labs by a qualified expert in the field. The studio execs are active in the field of music production and dubbing works for over many years and have worked with a huge number of artists and record labels, producers and managers. The studio is large enough and purpose-built to accommodate dubbing, string sessions, and music production projects.