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Advisory Council

S.No List of Members Brief Profile Association
1.

Mr. Samar Abbas

 
National Award Winner, an acclaimed training industry leader, Mr. Abbas is the owner of an eminent and dynamic disposition with a rich experience of seventeen years in Advertising, Media, Digital Marketing and Education. Owing to his academic achievements and interests and a fiery passion for his work, he has gained experience and has acquired deep understanding of several sectors of the business industry throughout his career. He is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow, from where he has completed his Executive MBA, also a PhD (Business Administration) Scholar from Aligarh Muslim University. Past endeavours of Mr. Abbas involve his term with Dentsu India Group, which is a Japanese MNC, specialising in Marketing and Advertising, Binary Tree Inc where he looked after operations and digital business and Network 18 ( the country's leading media conglomerate which operates news channels - CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18, IBN7, ETV channels and a joint venture with Viacom, Colors, MTV, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr, Teen Nick)  wherein he is known for his work in the areas of business development & analysis, new business acquisition, project delivery, talent acquisition, training & development etc. He has been involved with the CDS, Centre for Development Studies, as an Assistant Director as well. He deserves and has been awarded with credit for several of his significant contributions in the Media, Advertisement & training Industries. He has participated in and has helped direct quite a few development studies. He has been associated with various Non-governmental organisations, with whom, he still consults from time to time and for certain cases. His contributions span across numerous of the esteemed projects, work models, business agendas and organisational setups which have been plotted and guided by him for the Education and Training Industry, Information Technology, Advertising, Media and Digital Marketing Industries.  

Director, Dean and Editor

2.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

 

With experience, comes a depth in understanding that carries a person to new realms of intellect, perceptions and insight. Dr. Gupta, with more than forty years of involvement in several reputed organisations, with several achievements to his name and with a PhD from IIT, Delhi, is one such person whose intellect has carried him to wonderful things and through him, has carried several others to new stages in their life and careers.

Dr. Gupta has been associated with Government of India and Government of UAE and has a National Award to his name. His interests and his works span in the areas of print media, education and professional training programs. He has has managed several fields and has been associated with several research and fellowship works. He lends his precious time to help IMCI grow in their endeavours to enlighten the world.

     
Principal Advisor  
3.

Ms Ankita Biswas

 

Ms  Ankita Biswas has rich experience in the advertising and communication industry and academic. She holds Post Gradudate Diploma in Management from Ahmedabad from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA). She also has completed Bachelor Degree in English (Hons.) from University of Delhi. She is an accredited Marketing communications professor and head, academic at IMCI.   She has worked with DDB Mudra Group, Fever 104, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE in the aresa of Advertising and media strategy, Sales and Marketing prior to academics and she has kept close ties with Industry since then. She was actively involved in marketing of various brands in publishing and entertainment industry. Her areas of research and teaching include Advertising, Creative Communication, Brand Direction, Services Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Strategic Management, Advertising and Media management, International marketing and Rural Marketing

     
Associate Professor  
4.

Mr. Samir Abbas

 
Mr Abbas, with his fifteen years of experience in the Media and Communications Industry, has a flaming bio that involves exclusive positions in channels the likes of IBN 7 and India TV. With his raging passion for journalism, a humane touch resides within him which has driven him into the Education Industry with a willingness to serve his country by sharing his experience and his share of challenges with the willing aspirants of the culture. His familiarity with the industry has been built with his widely ranged involvement in several neighbouring disciplines over the years. He has served as an Associate Executive Producer in IBN7. While the basic trade of Mr Abbas is journalism, he has adorned many a positions in several top notch networks like Network 18. He has also served as the Executive Editor for Live India and has worked as an Anchor for IBN7, Bhaskar News and India TV and has received both recognition and several awards for his contributions to active journalism. He also runs his own blog, ‘Meri Aawaz’ wherein he shares his perception with the world.   Member and Associate Professor  
5.

Ms Latika Sharma

 
Ms. Latika Sharma is an Assistant Professor at IMCI. She is a graduate in Journalism (Hons.) with specialization in English Journalism from University of Delhi. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in English Journalism with Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.She has worked with Headlines Today & News Nation Channels, Hindustan Times and SpringHead PR. Her teaching interest includes Public Relations, Branding and Advertising, Digital Journalism & Mass Communication. She has published a number of papers in journals of repute. Her research interest includes Journalism and PR Relationship.   Assistant Professor  
6.

Ms S.R. Abedi

Ms Abedi has a work history that is not only multi-disciplined, but also full of real life instances of how a steel resolve can change the way the industry looks at a person.

She has worked with themes of education, training and has a deep impression of the idea of computer applications’ coordination and management programs. She is a post graduate, a national award recipient and has worked with administrative as well as logistics departments of several top notch organisations. She is also associated with several non-profit organisations and has her entire focus centred on spreading awareness about the need for education under the proper light.

Member Secretary
7.

Ms. Neha Singh

 
With an attitude that reclines towards getting the job done with a thousand percent of precision, Ms Singh owns a successful career of twelve years in the Media, Marketing and Education Industry. An alumnus of Delhi University, Ms Singh completed her graduation in Journalism honors and went on to garner a Masters in Mass Communication from Guru Jhambeshwar University. She started her career with IBN7 as an Anchor. Her zeal towards journalism and her hunger for excellence led her to a fulfilling profession wherein she managed positions like Package Producer and Public Relations Officer. Her journey of ten years, which began with IBN7, veered through blue chip companies like Havells, Fortis Healthcare and Corbus LLC. In addition to her various contributions to the world of Media, Advertisement and Digital Marketing, she has also shaped a position for herself in the Education Industry to satiate her desire of becoming a support factor in the development of budding media personnel. She holds an experience of working as an Assistant Professor in Amity University. Ms Singh owns an expert grip over communication formulations, press releases and PR and advertising practises. She has a knack for formulating and maintaining corporate websites as well.   Member and Associate Professor/ Editor  
8.

Ms. Vasundhra Ganguly

Ms Ganguly is a person whose dedication holds the potential to inspire others. With a desire to impart the capsuled shots of her vast and rich experience to the young generation, she holds a degree of post-graduation. She has worked with many highly reputed organizations and has developed her worth as an asset to the industry. She has also tried her hand in teaching and thus holds an idea of implementing technology into lecture models for time definite courses with particular industry driven aims. Assistant Director  
9.

Dr. Akanksha Gupta

 
With a surfeit experience into the educational sector and numerous research & publications into the International, National journals , papers,etc. Dr. Akansha has proven expertise in assigning knowledge to the learning individuals. Enumerating few of them , her articles have got a nod from International Journal of Marketing and Technology on various topics like “Customer Experience Management in retailing for retail patronage ” . She is an alumnus of Delhi University and has concluded her Ph.D in Retail Management & Masters degree from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University . Given her mighty experience into academics and much more to enhace she is leagued with IMCI as an Associate Professor to impart her gained knowledge. Prior to joining IMCI she has showcased her stint with famous institutions like Mewar Institute of Management ( CCS University) , University School of Management Studies (GGSIPU) , Delhi School of Professional Studies &Research ( GGSIPU) and ITS (College of Management) affiliates to Chaudhary Charan Singh University , U.P. Coming to her achievements she has bagged many accolades for her impressive writing knack in various case study symposiums.   Associate Professor  
10.

Ms. Sneha Singh

 
With an extensive understanding of Media Relations and competency in conducting television & radio interviews Ms. Singh has been contributing generously towards the growth of institution as an Associate Professor. She is adept at inspiring the team members to achieve their potential while working towards institutional objectives. As a person she is highly organized and process oriented with an eye for detail. Coming to her gigantic experience she has spearheaded many product launches of esteemed clients like McAfee, Synchrotron , Lupin & Trip Advisor whilst her extended tenure with TEXT 100. She was a core member of TEXT100 APAC Marketing Ambassadors and a second level ‘Digitally Certified’ Navigator by TEXT 100. Also whilst her succinct association with Torque Communications she has validated her spunk by independently serving giants like McDonald’s. A graduate from Delhi University, she has been ordained by Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication in Public Relations. In pursuance of her interest for Graphology she has received a certification from International School of Handwriting Analysis, California. Having a vivid experience into the industry she has earned laurels by WHO for her efforts on Media Analysis Report for a renowned NGO - Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK).   Associate Professor  
11.

Ms Sushmita Jha

 
Ms.Jha has not only accumulated profound knowledge whilst her experience into the advertising and public relations domain but has an avid approach towards imparting the same to the next generation learners. She graduated from NITM Gwalior in Arts & Mass communications and completed her Masters Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya. Prior to her association with IMCI as an Assistant Professor, she has trodden with named reputes of the industry .She has also been an integral part of Public Relations and CSR department of Blue Eminence Technologies. She has executed many Advertsing and public relations projects with firms like PR Solutions , Indian Oil Corporation, etc. Given her immense experience into the industry she has developed a forte for development learning management system and delivering lectures.   Assistant Professor  
12.

Ms. Medha Rani

 
A Post Graduate from Amity University in Media management, Ms. Medha has gained rich experience in the marketing & communications sector. She has worked with various Advertising agencies whilst undertaking the assigned projects independently in the capacity of a Manager. Given her creative nature she has also designed many corporate websites , posters , hoardings and other promotion material as a member of the creative department. Prior to the said experience she was engaged with TV TODAY Network where she had played an essential role in making of graphics and promos for the channel. Owing to her diverse experience into the media industry she has proved a mettle in delivering lectures for subjects of Advertising, Public Relations, New Media, Digital Marketing, Media Management and Creative Communications. She has indisputable ardour to share her gained knowledge with the upcoming genres of the industry.   Assistant Professor & Counsellor  
13.

Ms. Joshita

 
Post Graduate with rich industry experience.

Assistant Professor  
14.

Ms. Satarupa Ghosh

Post Graduate with rich industry experience. Assistant Professor  
15.

Ms. Neharika Thakur

Post Graduate, NET with rich industry experience. Assistant Professor  
16.

Ms. Sangita Borah

Post Graduate, NET with rich industry experience. Assistant Professor  
17.

Mr. Deepanshu Soni

With an approach filled with curiosity over anything and everything that is technical, Mr. Soni has a flair for creating and maintaining the digital presence of organisations, putting them on the map of the internet globe. He has worked as a Technology Officer and owns a rich and versatile experience in the field of technical development. Mr. Soni has a knack for developing software, web tools and applications. He is also incredibly interested in the fields of web design and code development.

He is a technical graduate and has acquired his degree of B.Tech from Vindhya Institute of Technology and Science which falls under the wings of R.G.P.V. University, Bhopal. Mr. Soni has completed his bachelors with a specialisation in Information Technology and holds an MBA degree as well.

He has also developed uncomplicated Learning Management Systems for the convenient use of web services by the masses.

Technology Officer  
18.

Ms. Lalita Kumari

With the zeal of a good-natured counsellor and the foresight of a confident administrator, Ms Kumari brings to the work place, a calm comprehension of managing and coordinating activities in an organization.

She holds both academic and on hands experience of the industry. She has worked with well-known brands, the likes of Idea Cellular Network where she handled the Recruitment and Selection department. She has played for several management teams and has designed and monitored various programmes. She has also experienced modelling and generating content for research papers. She has been part of certain specific studies, from where she acquired an extensive research work experience.

A bachelor of technology, Ms Kumari further extended her educational achievements to an MBA from the Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, specialising in Marketing & Human Resources.

Associate Programme Manager  
19.

Ms. Vasudha Kansal

Ms Kansal is a person of intellect, strategic planning, influence and both outward and inward focus. Adding to her personality, are her sense of the industry and her profound understanding in handling operations. Apart from her proficient management and administrative skills, she also possesses a desire to impart to the young, what she has assimilated with years of hard work, in terms of knowledge and experience.

An alumnus of Amity University, Ms Kansal has completed her B.Tech and MBA in Business administration, acquired at Symbiosis International University, Pune.

She has worked with several big names in the time frame of her career, to which she owes her deeply seated and vivid industry experience. She has been a part of many management teams and has even run her own, as head of operations in various organizations. Her work experience involves positions of Senior Executive for organizational operations and Administration and Management team lead. She had worked in association with prestigious names like AIIMS, Columbia Asia and Jaypee group.

Apart from management, corporate associates’ handling and teaching, Ms Kansal’s interests recline towards organizational administration, for which, she develops modules from time to time.

Assistant Professor and Placement In-charge  
20.

Mr. Deepanshu Soni

With an approach filled with curiosity over anything and everything that is technical, Mr. Soni has a flair for creating,  maintaining and training in the areas of Web solutions, Web Development, Web design, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) etc . He has versatile experience in the field of technical development. Mr. Soni has a knack for developing software, web tools and applications.He is a technical graduate and has acquired his degree of B.Tech from Vindhya Institute of Technology and Science. Mr. Soni has completed his bachelors with a specialization in Information Technology and holds an MBA degree as well.

Web Solutions Trainer  
21.

Ms Manu Saxena

Ms Manu Saxena is working as an Assistant Professor as well as Programmer Co-ordinator for all IMCI programmes. She has completed B.Sc. in Electronic Media from  FLemits College affiliated and Masters of Business Administration (Media Management) from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.

Her areas of interest in teaching include communication development, Print Journalism, Public Relation & Event, Advertising, Media Writing, Cyber Journalism, Communication skills, Media Research, Communication lab, Media Technology, T.V production, Radio Journalism and Production and Reporting.

Prior to her association with IMCI as an Assistant Professor, she was working in digital marketing and media Industry and also worked in various documentary films to gain the required practical experience.

Assistant Professor & Programme Co-ordinator  
22.

Ms Priyanka Bhoj

With an MBA degree in Media Management from Amity University, Ms. Priyanka Bhoj has substantial experience in Content Production and Social Media Marketing, she has worked with global clients like Skyscanner. Many of her works and articles have been published on various online platforms. Ms. Priyanka has also worked with NBCC (India) Ltd in the field of Corporate Communication, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, and Crisis Management.

During her MBA Ms. Priyanka has done her specialization in Marketing, Advertising, Event management, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Broadcast, and TV.

Having both theoretical as well as practical knowledge Ms. Priyanka is highly proficient in the field of Advertising, Media Management, Brand building, Social Media Marketing and Public Relations.

Lecturer and Programme Co-ordinator


Advisory Faculty from Industry

Apart from regular faculty members, eminent and dynamic industrial professionals having rich industrial experience of over 35-40 years have got associated with IMCI in regular, part-time and distance cum e-learning .The industrial professionals who have joined IMCI in this initiative have worked in media industry in the areas of Advertising & Public Relations, Digital Media ,Digital Marketing ,Mass Communication ,Creative Communication Marketing & Brand Direction, E-Commerce Management, Sales and Marketing Management,Product Management, Digital Journalism and Applied Journalism etc.

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