RADHIKA KHANNA Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication
  • School of Media & Mass Communication
  • radhikatie@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Pedagogy of Cinema – a study of select Bollywood films AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, JMI, Delhi 2017
2 M.A. Mass Communication AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, JMI, Delhi 1992
3 B.A. (Hons.) Psychology Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi 1990

Area of Specializaion

Journalism, Photojournalism, Film Studies, E-Learning, Public Relations, Communications Management, Documentary Production (Radio, Television, Photography and Film), Digital Journalism, Public Speaking and Life Skills, Communication for Social Change,Theatre-in-Education

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Certificate of Excellence for participating in the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival Competition NATIONAL Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Film Development Corporation Ltd. 2016 NA
2 Commended for ‘Communication for Social Change Award’ INTERNATIONAL Centre for Communication & Social Change, University of Queensland, Australia. Pgs 5, 24: http://www.uq.edu.au/ccsc/content/docs/2011awardsbooklet.pdf 2011 NA
3 Best Teacher Award REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2011 NA

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Dept. of Electronic Media & Mass Communication Pondicherry University
2 Lecturer on Deputation basis Centre for Electronic Media & Mass Communication Pondicherry University
3 Lecturer Department of Journalism Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
4 Guest Faculty Department of Journalism Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi
5 Guest Faculty B.El.Ed. (Bachelors of Elementary Education) Department Gargi College, University of Delhi
6 Guest Faculty Mass Communication Sri Aurobindo Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi
7 Guest Faculty Mass Communication Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Subject expert, development of e-Learning content Vyas Channel, cec.nic.in Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) for NME-ICT, Ministry of Education, GoI e-Knowledge Resources: Communication and Journalism
2 Subject expert, e-Learning enrichment programme Swayam Prabha, DTH Channel of MHRD and Vyas Channel, cec.nic.in Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) for NME-ICT, Ministry of Education, GoI e-Education: Pedagogy and Cinema
3 Research grantee http://www.indiaifa.org/radhika-khanna.html India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) Arts Education: Reasons to bring back the joy back to learning
4 Course Coordinator SWAYAM: https://swayam.gov.in/ Ministry of Education, Government of India Development and Delivery of MOOCs

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Actor Teacher TAG Theatre-in-Education (TIE) Company, New Delhi Developed and conducted TIE workshops with schools, colleges, special education centres and teacher training institutes, under the guidance of the director of the company, Barry John.
2 Assistant Director Doordarshan Production management for television shows like Subah Savere (Daily breakfast show), Fashion Funda, etc.
3 Assistant Director Doordarshan Production management of documentary films series, Portraits of Belonging, by Sameera Jain on the lives of traditional artists, Bhai Miyan (a kite maker) & Sagiri Bibi (a Zardosi artist)
4 Actor Teacher Self employed Creative workshop facilitator in Theatre-in-Education, Self-Development & Value Education (with children, youth, teacher-students, parents & teachers)

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Joy in Learning? Radhika Khanna Akademos ISSN-2231-0584 2006 NA

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Participatory Communication: Facilitating Student Engagement in Radhika Khanna ISSN-978-93-5437-280-3 National Media Conclave 2020 on Communication for Social Change 37-42 2020
2 Inclusive Education: Role of Innovative Teaching Strategies Radhika Khanna ISSN-978-93- 8 International Conference on Effective and Efficient Educational Strategies for Differently Abled (ICEEESDA) 286 to 291 2012

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Participatory Culture and Collaboration: Engaging students with Digital Media and Learning Radhika Khanna Media, Culture and Literature Edit Academic 2020 978-1-63745-704-7
2 Participatory Communication: Facilitating Student Engagement in Communication for Social Change Radhika Khanna Communication for Social Change Institute of Media Studies 2020 978-93-5437-280-3

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 MOOC on Photojournalism Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) 2018-2020 12.15 2018

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 SWAYAM MOOC on Photojournalism Ministry of Education, Govt. of India 2018 - 2021 13 lakhs 2021

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Advisor for a series of six episodes on agricultural best practices in and around Puducherry for the National DD Kisan channel Doordarshan January - March 2018 NA 2018
2 Creative consultant for documentary film on Run of Rivers project crowd funding 2013-14 NA 2014

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 M.A. Five Electronic Media and Mass Communication
2 2019 M.A. Four Electronic Media and Mass Communication
3 2018 M.A. One Electronic Media and Mass Communication
4 2014 M.A. Nine Electronic Media and Mass Communication
5 2012 M.A. Seven Electronic Media and Mass Communication
6 2011 M.A. Five Electronic Media and Mass Communication
7 2010 M.A. Six Electronic Media and Mass Communication

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink
1 MOOC on Photojournalism Introduction to Photojournalism MOOCS 2021 https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec21_ge30/preview NA NA
2 Introduction to Photojournalism e-Knowledge Resources: Mass Communication and Journalism, Module 24 CEC-Under Graduate 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rtr6JiIvkU&t=45s NA NA
3 Photography: Elements and Principles e-Knowledge Resources: Mass Communication and Journalism, Module 27 CEC-Under Graduate 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDyN9DA_eZc&t=436s NA NA
4 Pictures for Newspapers & Magazines e-Knowledge Resources: Mass Communication and Journalism, Module 29 CEC-Under Graduate 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rtVsoPliVA&t=199s NA NA
5 A conversation with A.K. Bir on ‘Pedagogy & Cinema e-Education: Enrichment Programme CEC-Under Graduate 2012 http://cec.nic.in NOTE: No permanent link is available as it depends on the broadcast schedule which changes from time to time NA NA

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date
1 Launched SWAYAM MOOC on Photojournalism 152 UG/PG and adult learners 02-08-2021

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Best practices for engaging learners through blended and online learning Capacity Building Online National Workshop on Enhancing ICT Competencies for Blended and Online Learning Placement Cell, Vasanta College for Women, BHU, Varanasi National 30-06-2020 30-06-2020 2020
2 Accessibility and the digital world: a case for audio description and captions in media International Seminar on Media Technologies and Accessibility: Politics, Representations and Paradigms Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University International 21-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
3 Women/LGBTQ/Queer – Visibilities in Media International Seminar on Media Technologies and Accessibility: Politics, Representations and Paradigms Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University International 21-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
4 Environment and Politics International Conference on Politics, Media and Environment: Indian and European Experience PU with Heinrich Heine University, Ruhr University and Justus-Liebig University, Germany International 04-03-2020 06-03-2020 2020
5 The Future of Education: Interdisciplinary Skills and Methods Online National Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 in Building Relationships and Meeting Educational Needs of Students Faculty Development Centre (FDC) Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University under PMMMNMTT, MHRD, GoI National 16-05-2020 16-05-2020 2020
6 Filmmaking: Shaping content creatively in the time of the COVID crisis Three hours online workshop on Google meet for PG students of "Mobile Storytelling" AJK Mass Communication Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi University 16-05-2020 16-05-2020 2020
7 Filmmaking: Shaping content creatively in the time of the COVID crisis (Part-II) Three hours online workshop on Google meet for PG students of "Mobile Storytelling" AJK Mass Communication Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi University 23-05-2020 23-05-2020 2020
8 Round table on the Me Too campaign in India in the media and film industry 15th IAWRT Asian Women Film Festival and Round table IAWRT Asian Women Film Festival International 05-03-2019 07-03-2019 2019
9 Visual Media Application in SWAYAM Refresher Course on MOOC and E-Content Development UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC), Pondicherry University National 24-05-2019 24-05-2019 2019
10 Early forms of Cinema Guest Lecture on Film Studies Department of Media and Communication, Central University of Tamil Nadu University 17-07-2019 17-07-2019 2019
11 Italian Neorealism Guest Lecture on Film Studies Department of Media and Communication, Central University of Tamil Nadu University 18-07-2019 18-07-2019 2019
12 Indian Melodrama Guest Lecture on Film Studies Department of Media and Communication, Central University of Tamil Nadu University 19-07-2019 19-07-2019 2019
13 Chhayavaad and Early Indian Cinema Chhayavaad: Shatabdi ke baad Department of Hindi, Pondicherry University National 05-09-2019 07-09-2019 2019
14 Multi-media Journalism: The qualities and skills future journalists need National Media Fest and Workshop AdAstra 2k19 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Kannur, Kerala National 21-01-2019 22-01-2019 2019
15 Photojournalism: Stories to be told National Media Fest and Workshop AdAstra 2k19 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Kannur, Kerala National 21-01-2019 22-01-2019 2019
16 Communication and inter-personal skills: The foundation of journalistic practice National Media Fest and Workshop AdAstra 2k19 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Kannur, Kerala National 21-01-2019 22-01-2019 2019
17 Analysing films: Film appreciation & understanding of reading film texts in the educational context Workshop on Films on Education Under the aegis of MHRD-IASE at Department of Education, CIE, University of Delhi University 09.02.2018 10.02.2018 2018
18 The role of films in creating an engaging classroom Workshop on Films on Education Under the aegis of MHRD-IASE at Department of Education, CIE, University of Delhi University 09.02.2018 10.02.2018 2018
19 Pedagogy and Cinema: An introduction to seeing films through media literacy Workshop on Films on Education Under the aegis of MHRD-IASE at Department of Education, CIE, University of Delhi University 09.02.2018 10.02.2018 2018
20 Analysing film texts Media, Culture and Community ACT TNP National 29.03.2016 29.03.2016 2016
21 Doordarshan National Programme on Gender Images: Programme broadcast on DD National Network Doordarshan National 06.03.2014 06.03.2014 2014
22 Hum Gunehgaar Auratein 10th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) India Chapter, New Delhi International 8.03.2014 8.03.2014 2014
23 Disability, Road Safety and Traffic Management: The Role of Press and Media National Conclave on Road Safety and Traffic Management for Disabled Pedestrians in India Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi National 13.03.2014 16.03.2014 2014
24 Pedagogy of Cinema: From Fiction to Film From Fiction to Film: An Interdisciplinary Approach UGC Sponsored in collaboration with the Kerala State Chalchithra Academy International 16.03.2012 16.03. 2012 2012
25 Moral responsibility of Media, Limitations of Good Governance and Human Rights National Seminar on Good Governance, Human Rights and Judiciary National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and University of Mysore National 03.10.2011 04.10.2011 2011
26 Teaching Documentary and Short filmmaking 4th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Dept. of Culture, Govt. of Kerala International 03.08.2011 03.08.2011 2011
27 Social Relations, Media and Human Rights National Seminar on Literature, Society and Human Rights National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi with Dept. of Hindi, Pondicherry University National 11.02.2011 11.02.2011 2011
28 Role of Theatre in Education (TIE) and Film Studies in Higher Education Theatre and Film Studies in University System: Issues and Challenges Doon University, Dehradun National 09.11.2010 09.11.2010 2010

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 International Seminar on Media Technologies and accessibility: Politics, Representations and Paradig Pondicherry University Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, two days International 21-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
2 Interactive session with Mansoor Khan, Author of ‘The Third Curve: The end of growth as we know it NA SOM Auditorium, one day University 12.03.2014 12.03.2014 2014
3 Discussion on Hydro-Power Dams & Energy in India with Dr G.D. Agarwal, CPCB, IIT Kanpur NA SOM Auditorium, one day University 31.01.2014 31.01.2014 2014
4 Kashmir – Before our Eyes: Discussions on Kashmir with students of PU FD Zone, Mumbai SOM Auditorium and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, five days Regional 02.09.2013 06.09.2013 2013
5 National Seminar on Media Education: Coping with Technology, Culture and Society Pondicherry University SOM Auditorium and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, two days National 19.12.2011 20.12.2011 2011
6 Emerging Trends in Media: The Rise of Digital Culture and its Impact on Information Society Pondicherry University SOM Auditorium, two days National 21.01.2010 22.01.2010 2010

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Sports Photography workshop by Mr. Desikan Krishnan, former photo-editor of The Hindu (Part-III) NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 3 days University 11-10-2019 13-10-2019 2019
2 Interaction with filmmakers, Anushka Meenakshi & Iswar Srikumar on the u-ra-mi-li project (Nagaland) NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 1 day University 13-02-2019 13-02-2019 2019
3 Workshop by internationally recognised sound recordist, Mr. Suresh Rajamani NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 2 days University 06-09-2019 07-09-2019 2019
4 Interaction with Mr. Nirmal Chander, award winning filmmaker and India’s documentary Oscar entry NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 2 days University 09-09-2019 10-09-2019 2019
5 Workshop by internationally acclaimed cinematographer & photographer, Mr. Navroze Contractor NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 2 days University 11-09-2019 12-09-2019 2019
6 Workshop on Collaborative Documentary Filmmaking by researcher-filmmaker, Ms. Chandita Mukherjee NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 3 days University 11-12-2019 13-12-2019 2019
7 Sports Photography workshop by Mr. Desikan Krishnan, former photo-editor of The Hindu, Chennai NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 3 days University 03-08-2019 05-08-2019 2019
8 Sports Photography workshop by Mr. Desikan Krishnan, former photo-editor of The Hindu (Part-II) NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 3 days University 10-08-2019 12-08-2019 2019
9 Sports Photography workshop by Mr. Desikan Krishnan, former photo-editor of The Hindu (Part-III) NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 3 days University 11-10-2019 13-10-2019 2019
10 Web Journalism by Ms. Krishnaveni Ilanthirayan, MC Delivery Analyst, Accenture, PU alumna NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 19.01.2018 19.01.2018 2018
11 Web Journalism by Mr. Tathagata Mitra, Advtg Professional, PU and IIMC alumus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication 2 days University 15.02.2018 16.02.2018 2018
12 Professional Practice of Digital Journalism by Mr. Peer Mohamed, Founder and CEO, Ippodhu.com NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 02.04.2018 02.04.2018 2018
13 Internal Communications Practice at Flipkart by Ms. Katheren A. Raphael, Flipkart NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 03.04.2018 03.04.2018 2018
14 Professional Practice of Documentary Filmmaking & Animation by Edgar Bonnet-behar, Filmmaker, France NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 4 days University 09.04.2018 13.04.2018 2018
15 PR by the Govt. of India: Experiences as Field Communicators by Dr. T. Sivakumar, Puducherry NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 16.04.2018 16.04.2018 2018
16 Interaction with filmmaker of India’s documentary Oscar entry for 2019, Mr. Pankaj Rishi Kumar NA Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University, 1 day University 31-10-2018 31-10-2018 2018
17 Digital Media Production by Jeanluc Buro; Aravindan.G.P. and Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni (FTII alumni) NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 18.12.2017 18.12.2017 2017
18 Workshop on Graphic Designing by Mr. Adeeb Salim, Graphic Designer, PU alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication 2 days University 19.10.2017 20.10.2017 2017
19 Light and Photography by Mr. S. Raghunathan, Principal Photographer, The Hindu, Chennai NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 28.09.2017 28.09.2017 2017
20 Intercultural Communication & Digital Marketing by Mr. Marcelo Spina Jr., Advtg Practitioner, Brazil NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 30.08.2017 30.08.2017 2017
21 PR & Corporate Communication by Dr. T. Sivakumar, Asst. Director, Field Publicity Office, Puducherry NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 30.03.2017 30.03.2017 2017
22 Future of Jobs and Social Entrepreneurship by Mr. V.P. Sharma, CEO, Gramonnati Trust NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 1 day University 29.03.2017 29.03.2017 2017
23 National workshop on Science Filmmaking Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 3 days National 24.03.2017 26.03.2017 2017
24 Interaction with filmmakers in the 6th International Documentary Short Film Festival NA JN auditorium, 4 days Regional 16.02.2017 19.02.2017 2017
25 Interactive workshop on Understanding Gender and its Impact on our Health by Dr. Suchitra Dalvie NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 2 days University 02.02.2017 03.02.2017 2017
26 Designing and Layout for Print Media by Mr. Habeeb Rahman Y.P., Lecturer, Gold medalist, PU alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 4 days University 11.10.2016 14.10.2016 2016
27 Reporting for Print Journalism by Mr. Bagalavan Perier, Principal Correspondent, New Indian Express NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 2 days University 29.09.2016 30.09.2016 2016
28 Interaction with filmmakers in Kashmir – Before our Eyes: A film Festival FD Zone, Mumbai SOM Auditorium and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 5 days Regional 02.09.2013 06.09.2013 2013
29 Documentary Television Production Workshop by Mr. Ajay Raina, Director, Writer, FTII alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 5 days University 02.09.2013 06.09.2013 2013
30 Sound Recording for TV Production by Mr. Suresh Rajamani, Sound Recordist, FTII alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 5 days University 06.10.2013 10.10.2013 2013
31 New Media, Advertising and Development Communication by Dr. Pradeep Krishnataray, MICA NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 3 days University 06.02.2012 08.02.2012 2012
32 Broadcast Journalism by Ms. Nupur Basu, Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 7 days University 21.02.2012 27.02.2012 2012
33 Animation Film Making by Ms. Aditi Chitre, Artist, Animation Filmmaker NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 7 days University 13.03.2012 19.03.2012 2012
34 Documentary Film Making by Mr. Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Documentary Filmmaker, Editor, FTII alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 12 days University 13.03.2012 24.03.2012 2012
35 Advanced Camera and Sound Recording by Mr. Avijit Mukul Kishore and Mr. Suresh Rajamani, FTII alumni NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 5 days University 20.03.2012 24.03.2012 2012
36 Script Writing by Ms. Rashmi Sodhi, Television Media Professional NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 3 days University 21.12.2011 23.12.2011 2011
37 Documentary Film Making by Mr. R.V. Ramani, Cinematographer, Director, Writer, FTII alumnus NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 3 days University 29.11.2011 01.12.2011 2011
38 Photo Journalism by Mr. Navroze Contractor, Cinematographer, Filmmaker NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 7 days University 09.10.2011 15.10.2011 2011
39 Photography by Mrs. Soudhamani, Filmmaker, FTII alumna NA Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, 3 days University 06.10.2011 08.10.2011 2011

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Head i/c Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Puducherry 2019 - Present Coordinating and implementing various projects of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, UGC and CEC (Consortium for Educational Communication).

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2020
2 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2019
3 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2018
4 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2017
5 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2016
6 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2015
7 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2014
8 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2013
9 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Member 2012
10 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Trustee 2011
11 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Trustee 2010
12 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Trustee 2009
13 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Trustee 2008
14 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Trustee 2007
15 International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter Founder Trustee 2006

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Editor, The Inquirer, print edition 2009-2011 Initiated, conceptualized and coordinated the publishing of a students practice journal. Seven issues, including bilingual editions and a special silver jubilee edition were brought out by students of M.A. Mass Communication. See: http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/content/publications-and-research-papers
2 Member - Board of Studies 2009-2012 Participated actively in the revision of syllabus for the MA Mass Communication programme.
3 Head, Dept. of Mass Communication 2010 Head in charge for three months.
4 DDE observer 2010 -2011 Observer for Distance Education examination.
5 Editor, The Inquirer website: puinquirer.edu.in July 2011- May 2014 Initiated, conceptualized and developed a website for the learning of students of the Department of Mass Communication, Pondicherry University.
6 Member of Content Management Advisory Committee for Community Radio Station – Puduvai Vaani 2011-2012 Participated in contributing ideas for production of relevant and engaging radio programmes by the Community Radio Station – Puduvai Vaani.
7 Organiser 10.02.2012 Organised a day visit to The Hindu, Newspaper’s Press and Editorial and photography depts. in Chennai for giving exposure to students of the working of a reputed media organization.
8 Member - Organising Committee for International Women’s Day celebration 08.03.2012 Arranged/ coordinated documentary film for screening and presented Pondicherry University’s all women students short film on the occasion, with Women’s Faculty & Officers Forum.
9 Organiser of field tour 23.09.2013 to 26.09.2013 Organised a field tour to Ability Fest 2013, India International Disability Film Festival. at Chennai. Students of both MA Mass Communication and MSc Electronic Media participated in the four day festival.
10 PU Coordinator for Alliance Francais de Pondichery Photo exhibition 12.12.2013 to 20.12.2013 Ensured participation of students and alumni of the department in an International Photo Contest conducted by AF Fondation (France). Selected photographs for the contest were put up in an exhibition at Maison Columbani, Alliance Francais.
11 Coordinator of media coverage for PondyArt Festival March 2014 Extensive documentation and coverage of internationally renowned photographers at PondyArt festival.
12 Editor of PU Inquirer website December 2016 to May 2017 Started a new website: getpuinquirer.wixsite.com for teaching requirements for the web journalism course in the even semester.
13 Exam coordinator Odd end semester exam 2016 Coordinated end semester MA Mass Communication examination work including compiling a list of external examiners and question paper setters, scheduling of exams, etc.
14 Exam coordinator Even end semester exam 2016 Coordinated end semester M.A. Mass Communication and M.Sc. Electronic Media examination work including communicating with question paper setters, scheduling of exams, etc.
15 Exam coordinator End semester exam 2018 Coordinated end semester MA Mass Communication examination work including the preparation for the smooth conduct of the examination.
16 Member of the PG Board of Studies in Mass Communication 2018-2021 Participating actively in the revision of syllabus for the MA Mass Communication programme.
17 Member of Departmental Purchase Committee 2009-2020 To identify, research and plan for the purchase for essential equipments, computers, softwares, infrastructural materials, etc. Have initiated purchase of computers, peripherals, audio and video equipments and coordinated the purchase process of equipment when the department was set up.
18 Scholarship Committee Member 2009-2018 Identifying and verifying students eligible for university scholarship
19 Day Care Centre and Pondicherry University Pre-Primary School Management Committee Member 2019-2021 Advisory role in improving the functioning of DCC and PUPPS including recruitment and in service training of teachers and administrative decisions.
20 Day Care Centre and Pondicherry University Pre-Primary School Management Committee Member 2019-2021 Advisory role in improving the functioning of DCC and PUPPS including recruitment and in service training of teachers and administrative decisions.
21 SWAYAM Coordinator Pondicherry University 2019-Present To facilitate enrolment of Pondicherry University students in online MOOCs on SWAYAM to earn credits as per UGC (Credit Framework for Online Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016. To assist in the promotion of SWAYAM MOOCs amongst the students and to give them the necessary support and guidance.
22 Head i/c, Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMRC), Puducherry 29.11.2019-Present Strengthening EMRC’s functioning, infrastructure and technical resources. Implementing projects of MHRD, UGC and CEC including production of fresh MOOCs and translation of SWAYAM MOOCs into regional languages. Documenting university’s academic events on EMRC’s YouTube channel, PU Educast.
23 Programme Coordinator for Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication degree programme (B.J.M.C) Dec 2019-Present Designed and developed a curriculum for the three year degree programme sent to UGC for approval by Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry University. Identified study materials including textbooks for the B.J.M.C. degree programme.
24 Subject Matter Expert, Sub-Committee for Course Mapping of Mass Communication constituted by UGC April 2020 Did e-content mapping including relevance, alignment/coverage of UG/PG SWAYAM courses with the existing university curriculum. This was to help identifying gap areas in which fresh MOOCs need to be developed so that the reach of SWAYAM courses is extended far and wide amongst the student community.
25 Member of ICT Committee, Pondicherry University May 2020-Present Prepared an ICT plan of action as a member of the ICT committee set up by PU during the COVID-19 lockdown. Also developed the list of requirements for purchase of equipment to facilitate e-learning, and production of e-content and video lectures for online and blended learning by university faculty.
26 Academic Coordinator, Community Radio Station, Puduvai Vaani FM 107.8 MHz 2009-2011 Created content for broadcast on PU’s Community Radio Station, Puduvai Vaani FM 107.8 MHz. Trained the students of M.A. Mass Communication and mentored them to create several radio programmes for community outreach.
27 Organising Committee member, South Zone Vice-Chancellors Meet 2018 19.12.2018 to 20.12.2018 Responsibilities included taking care of the media coverage. As one of the three rapporteurs, prepared the press release for all the sessions to send daily to the PRO for dissemination to the press.
28 Member of Media Committee for the 27th Annual Convocation, Pondicherry University 12.12.2019 to 23.12.2019 Responsibilities included taking care of the media coverage and coordination with Doordarshan and All India Radio Puducherry. Also taking care of the local media and press on the day of the convocation.
29 Member of Media Committee for the 28th Annual Convocation, Pondicherry University 03.02.2020 to 26.02.2020 Responsibilities included taking care of the media coverage and coordination with Doordarshan and All India Radio Puducherry. Also taking care of the local media and press on the day of the convocation.

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member of organizing committee 2006-2008 Organised the annual International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), India Chapter, Asian Women’s Film Festival in partnership with India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. Contributed in organizing this festival each year on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
2 Director, producer and scriptwriter October 2009 A one-minute film on ‘Equal Opportunities’ shortlisted for final selection and screened at Ability Fest 2009, India International Disability Film Festival.
3 Faculty Advisor for production of radio programmes for University FM Radio 2009-2012 Collaborated and encouraged students to produce radio programmes for Puduvai Vaani., Pondicherry University University Community Radio Station.
4 Organizing Secretary of the First and Second Asian Women’s Film Festival co-organised with IAWRT 15.03.2011 - 16.03.2011 & 09.03.2012 - 11.03.2012 Curated and organised two international film festivals and invited international film makers in collaboration with IAWRT. In the 2nd edition, the package comprised 36 films from 13 countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, China, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey & USA.
5 Curator and organizer of photo exhibition for NAAC visit 12.10.2011 Organized an exhibition of students’ work in photo journalism. The exhibition on Hope, was put up before the NAAC visit in the department.
6 Curator and coordinator of public photo exhibition in Puducherry 30.10.2011 - 04.11.2011 Initiated and worked an entire semester with the students of MA Mass Communication to put up a public photo exhibition titled Work, in Puducherry town at the Exhibition House, Sri Aurobindo Ashram on the beach road.
7 Designer of desk calendar for university 2012 Prepared a desk calendar 2012 with a selection of students’ photographs from two photography exhibitions which was distributed to all teaching and non-teaching faculty of the University.
8 Director, producer and scriptwriter February - April, 2014 Directed and produced seven Public Service Announcements for the District Election Officer, Government of Puducherry on ‘Ethical Voting’ for public screening under the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) of the ECI, for the general elections to the Lok Sabha 2014.
9 Judge for Poster Competition 28.02.2014 Invited to be a judge in Reflections, 2014, Annual Science Festival of the Dept. of Physics, Pondicherry University on the theme, Fostering Scientific Temper.
10 Jury member for the 1st Jai Chandiram Memorial Fellowship, IAWRT April - June, 2014 Work required me to scrutinize applications by IAWRT members for development of a multi-disciplinary performance/research/study tour/script development/dissemination, and with Jury colleagues arrive at an informed and impartial decision as to which candidate is most suitable.
11 Cultural Programme coordinator October 2016 Nominated to organize the entire cultural programme events for the Alumni meet conducted by the department for alumni of M.A. Mass Communication and M.Sc. Electronic Media Programmes.
12 Director, producer and scriptwriter October, 2016 - March, 2017 Directed four short films for Swachh Bharat Mission, under the leadership of Puducherry Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Kiran Bedi.
13 Staff editor of Freeze Frame 16.02.2017 - 19.02.2017 As editor of the daily bulletin, Freeze Frame, released on the occasion of the 6th International Documentary short film festival, guided the students on the coverage of the festival and did proof reading and editing of the content.
14 Jury member for the 5th Auroville Film Festival 2017 December 2017 Invited to be on the jury for the films that were screened during the 5th Auroville Film Festival ’17. Page 9: https://issuu.com/aurovillefilmfestival/docs/avf
15 Coordinator for 6th Puducherry International Documentary and Short Film Festival, PU 16.02.2017 to 19.02.2017 Assisted the organisers, Tamilnadu Progressive Writers Artists Association, to conduct the 6th Puducherry International Documentary and Short Film Festival screenings in JN auditorium, PU for the benefit of students and faculty.
16 Coordinator for Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF), PU 26.09.2018 to 30.09.2018 Assisted the organisers to conduct the 1st PIFF screenings in JN auditorium, PU for the benefit of students and faculty. Also facilitated a learning opportunity for student volunteers on handling logistics across three locations including Alliance Francaise Pondichery and MMC Auditorium, Auroville.
17 Founder and Convener of PU Film Study Group October 2018 - Present Started the PU Film Study Group and invited participation from students and faculty from all over the University. A weekly film screening followed by discussion has been facilitated every week except during exams and holidays. Renowned filmmakers have been invited for interaction with the students.
18 Judge for Photography Competition 19.02.2019 Judge for Photography Competition organised by the Dept. of Commerce, PU in their annual inter collegiate fest VANICOM 2019.
19 Coordinator for events in the PU International Womens Day 2019 Celebrations 25.02.2019 to 01.03.2019 Coordinator for poster exhibition, poster competition, screenings of documentary films and discussions.
20 Coordinator for screenings of documentary films and discussions in the PU International Womens Day 2 04.03.2020 to 05.03.2020 Curated and facilitated a package of six documentary films in collaboration with Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT), New Delhi and invited filmmaker Anindya Shankar Das for interactive sessions with students.

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 Design, Develop & Deliver MOOC Courses through SWAYAM platform National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi 6 days 05-08-2019 10-08-2019 2019
2 National Geographic Educator certification National Geographic Society Online 20 hours 14-01-2019 08-04-2019 2019
3 Digital Humanities Research Methods Dept. of English, Pondicherry University under MHRD-SPARC project Pondicherry University 2 weeks 23-09-2019 11-10-2019 2019
4 20th 3 Week Refresher Course in Education Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi 3 weeks 11-04-2012 01-05-2012 2012
5 FTII Film Appreciation Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Ministry of In NFAI & FTII, Pune 27 days 04-06-2012 30-06-2012 2012

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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