Faculty Profiles

Sangitika Nigam
National Academic Head & HOD Media, Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from IIMC, Delhi, Economics Hons. Graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and a Senior Fellow of the Department of Culture, Government of India. She has 25 years of professional experience in the Media as a Director, Scriptwriter, Researcher and is documentary film-maker and author. She has worked on numerous film/video/ photographic documentation projects in India, UK, USA and South East Asia. A reputed art and culture archivist, she has carried out pioneering work in heritage documentation throughout the country. Her areas of specialization include scriptwriting, TV /Video /35mm film direction and production.

R. S. Venkatesh
Graduate in Physics from University of Bombay. He has 20 years of experience in Print & TV Journalism in prestigious newspapers, magazines and the Electronic Media such as Business India, The Times of India and Observer Channel. He has been the Chief Editorial Co-ordinator for the Observer Channel and Chief Editor for the ‘Economist Show’ for Doordarshan. He has authored and edited books for Penguin India and Infinity Foundation, USA.

Ranjith shankaran
HOD Media, Mumbai
Graduate from Film and Television Institute of Pune and a trained Editor. He has 5 years experience in TV Programming and has been Head of Programming ETV Marathi. He has also edited a large number of documentaries, TV serials and feature films.

Amol Khamkar
HOD Media, Pune
Masters in Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Diploma in Film and Television Production from Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Bombay. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Communication and Journalism. He has worked as a Producer with Zee News and carried out professional assignments for ETV Network, Star TV and made several corporate and documentary films.

Tridib Poddar,
HOD Media, Kolkata
Post Graduate Diploma in Cinema from SRFTI with specialization in film direction and screenplay writing, B.Sc. (AG.) He has six years of experience in producing and directing several documentary, television films and corporate films. He has won awards for his film Khoj and participated in International Film Festivals.

Subhadeep Roy Chaudhuri
MA in Film Studies and B.A with Political Science (Hons.) from the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, He is currently teaching Media & Mass Communication courses. His areas of interest are Cinema as Popular Culture, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D on Popular Cinema in Bengal in the 1980s.

Rakesh S Katarey
HOD Media, Bangalore
Masters in Communication and Journalism, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has produced several documentaries which have won national awards, conducted workshops in academic institutions in India and UK as well as authored seminar papers and books on Journalism and Mass Communication.

Neha Chadha
Masters in Film Studies from Jadhavpur University, Kolkata. She has worked as a freelance Producer for Television production houses and anchored programmes for leading TV channels.

Nitin Donde
MBA, Film Producer and Director with 25 years of experience. He has established the Angles Audio Visual Studio and is presently heads the Digital Heritage Lab at IIT, New Delhi. Mr. Donde specializes in Animation film- making. He is a member of ASIFA , France. His films have been featured in International Film Festivals in Japan, France and Sydney. He has also worked for UNICEF and ICCR and is presently working on an Indo Scottish project on Indian Tribal Art.

Samina Mishra
Graduate in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. She is a documentary film-maker and has specialized in researching, scriptwriting, sound recording and direction. With over 10 years of experience, she has worked in varied capacities for international film productions for Channel 4, BBC, UK and for PBS, USA. Her recent documentary ‘The House on Gulmohar Avenue’ has received critical acclaim in the country and her film series entitled ‘Stories of Girlhood’, produced for UNICEF have been screened at The Hague in Netherlands and in USA.

Sachin Singh
Masters in Mass Communications, Jamia Millia Islamia and a Bachelors in Political Science, he has over 15 years of professional experience. He has worked as a cinematographer and director of photography for numerous national and international film, video and audio-visual projects.

Asheesh Pandya
Diploma in Cinema, FTII, Pune with a specialization in sound recording and sound engineering, M.Sc (Mathematics)and B. Sc from Allahabad University. He has worked with as an Associate Producer with ITV (Independent Television Channel) and with internationally- reputed film makers namely, Mira Nair, Monika Baker, Naresh Bedi, Neil Barrett, Rachel V Lyon, Rahul Roy and Rick King amongst others. He has also worked as sound engineer for prestigious Foreign Networks like WDR Germany; SBS Australia; BBC, Channel Four, CTVC UK, KRO-RKK TV Netherlands, and MTV Singapore.

Preeti Mehra Pillai
BA (English Hons.) Miranda House, Delhi University and a Diploma holder in Journalism from Delhi University. She is a professional journalist having worked in the field for the past 25 years. She has worked in publications such as The Times of India, The Daily, and The Hindu. She is currently the Deputy Editor of a national daily, The Hindu Business Line.

Feisal Alkazi
A nationally renowned theatre director, social activist and educationist.
Mr Alkazi has directed over 250 plays on wide range of social issues by Indian and western playwrights. He has authored 13 books on varied subjects. He has 33 years of experience in his field and has conducted theatre workshops with educational and professional institutes throughout the country and abroad.

John Edwards
A Post Graduate in Public Administration, he is a professional photographer with 16 years of experience in advertising, fashion corporate and portrait photography. He has worked with leading brands like Destination Worldwide, Lakme, Monte Carlo, VLCC and ITDC amongst others.

Arghya Basu
Post Graduate Diploma in Cinema from FTII with a specialization in film and video editing, BSc. (Chemistry). He has more than ten years of experience in producing, directing and editing several documentaries, television films, ad shots and corporate films. He specializes in visual arts and photography.

Mrityunjoy Chatterjee
A reputed Media professional, he has a wide experience in the Print, Television and Radio Media. The professional positions he has held include positions such as Senior Correspondent, UNI, BBC World Service, Doordarshan, TV Network, ETV as an educationist, he is a Board Member of two premier Media institutions in the country, besides being a visiting faculty and examiner of five universities.

Sudipto Das
Post Graduate Diploma in Cinematography from Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute, He has worked on several Feature Films and Documentaries. He’s been the Chief Videographer for several TV serials and telefilms. Primarily, he’s been with TV Channels as Chief Cinematographer. He teaches in several film and TV schools.

Subhashish Goon
Graduate, Satyajit Ray Film Institute, Kolkata. He is presently a faculty with SRFTI and has specialized in Video Editing. He is a freelance editor and works extensively with the television industry and in documentary film-making.

Arindam Bhaduri
He is a seasoned multimedia professional having six years of academic experience at Arena Multimedia, Jadavpur University and ZEE Career Academy. He specializes in Motion Graphics & Graphic Software.

Arijit Paul
He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sound Technology from Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. Presently, he is a faculty at SRFTI and marketing Chief of R&S; Products. He has worked for several telefilms and TV serials.

Bharat Nerkar
Film maker and Cinematographer, he is a graduate from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune and has 30 years of experience in the Film and Television Industry. He is a renowned cameraman who has worked on numerous films with reputed film directors and produced a number short films for television.

Dr. Mira Desai
Bachelors Degree in Commerce, a Masters Degree in Development Communication and A Masters of Arts in Distance Education as well as Doctorate in Home Science (Extension Education), She has received fellowships for participation in several international conferences and seminars on Media held in Australia, Spain, Singapore and India. She has been awarded by the Government of India for her book ‘Manuscript for Neo-literate’. She contributes to national and international publications and has authored two books in Gujarati.

Gayatri Gauri
B.A. in Economics from Miranda House Delhi University, Diploma in Mass Communications from Xavier’s Institute of Mass Communication, Mumbai, Media Planning from MICA Ahmedabad. With more than 10 years experience in media, she has written screenplays, supervised editorial content and has been associated with Star News, Mid Day, Savvy and Asian Advertising and Marketing. She also has extensive experience in writing for television and theatre and has participated in direction and script writing workshops in India and UK.

Hema Lobo
MA in Economics from University of Mumbai, BA with Economics & Political Science from Sophia College, University of Mumbai. A seasoned journalist, she has written extensively for Khaleej Times, Dubai, The Sunday Times of India and other publications of the Times Group, Mid Day and has served as Editor of ‘Green Point’, a weekly tabloid. She has over 10 years experience in teaching Journalism, Communication Skills, Advertising, Market Promotions and Corporate Communication.

Shrikant Sohoni
BE (Telecommunication) from Pune University. He has specialized training in Colour Television (SORTF) awarded by the Govt. of France. He has over 35 years of teaching experience and has been involved in the production of video programmes on subjects such as Orthopedic Surgery, Personality Development and Lighting. He has also worked as Technical Director for Doordarshan (Marathi) on several projects.

Naresh Sharma
Diploma in Cinema from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. He is Cinematographer and has produced advertising films, promos and corporate films in association with advertising agencies such as Grey Worldwide, Percept Advertising, T-Series and Channel (V). He has worked with international directors such as Martin Srebotnajek and has the unique distinction of having shot underwater in 40 islands in the Bahamas and Caribbean for a series ‘Diving spots of the Caribbean & Bahamas’. He has served as curator for SUC-SCHUTE 97, Tampere International Film Festival and Indian Film Festival in Germany.

Samir Agale
He has an Art Teachers Diploma, Government Diploma in Applied Art, Diploma in Art Education, Digital film making and T.V. production, M.A. Indology. He is a faculty at the Symbiosis Institute of Design and a Assistant Lecturer at Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya. He has extensive professional work experience as a writer, art director for television and films, freelance illustrator, painter, calligrapher and a designer.

Jayashri Ghadge
She has an Art teachers Diploma, Government Diploma in Applied Art, Diploma in Art Education, MA Indology. She is a Lecturer in Chitralila Niketan Kala Mahavidyalaya, an art teacher in Sundarbai Marathe Vidyalaya, a freelance commercial artist, illustrator and designer.

Neha Bajaj
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Photography from Light & Life Academy, Ooty. She has done photography projects for Precot Mills, SJS Enterprises; has done various fashion portfolios and coffee table books.

Vijay Miranda
Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Foundation Film Programme from Vancouver Film School Canada, he has over 10 years experience in the Film & Television industry. He has worked for UTV Mumbai, Studio Executive with Network Studio Toronto and with O&M; Bangalore and ISCT Hyderabad. He is presently a Consultant for Creative Communication Concepts for Film & Television and is a Media faculty with WLCI

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