Dr. Rajeev Kumar Panda has over 20 years of expertise in Teaching & Industry in the area of TV Production/Direction, Electronic Cinematography, Broadcast Journalism & Film Studies. He is a Trainer with the GNI (Google News Initiative) India Training Network, as well as a Trainer with BBC Young Reporter India, which was launched by BBC News in association with Internews and Dataleads. His voyage to the field of mass communication travelled via physics and film school. His background in the practice of films has allowed him to blend his artistic and educational interests by connecting storytelling, critique, and the artistic process to academic skill development. He began teaching in 2001 after graduating from the prestigious Biju Pattnaik Film and TV Institute of Odisha. He has done his PhD from Assam University, Silchar. His PhD Thesis was on Indian Cinema. His publications include several topics on journalism, new media, radio and film studies. In most of his studies, the purpose is to discover how technology influences society and also the film portrayals and perspectives affecting society. He has presented a number of papers at national and international conferences. He has also chaired and co-chaired different sessions at conferences. He had conducted over 50 workshops in universities and colleges throughout India, including the prestigious Delhi University, Kolkata University, GGSIP University, and Rajasthan University, to name a few. Soaring high is his nature. He is the former head of Film and TV at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
Journals/Conferences : 1. An article “ Art of Giving: A Concept to be Cherished Forever” published in ART OF GIVING, a quarterly magazine published by World Leadership Academy.
Journal Peer Reviewed
1. A joint paper entitled, “Evolution of community radio in India and its application with respect to information and communication technology in education”, published in the SCOPUS-indexed interdisciplinary journal International Journal of Health Sciences (IJHS), Vol. 6, nS1 https://doi.org/10.53730/ijhs.v6nS1.7871 , published by Universidad
Tecnica de Manabi, Ecuador, South America.
2. A paper entitled, “Viewers’ Perception of Masculinity Portrayed in Parallel Cinema: A Study Based on the Film Ardh Satya Directed by Govind Nihalani” published in the peer-reviewed Journal entitled, Anukriti (An International Refereed Research Journal), Vol. 7, No. 1, January-March, 2017 ISSN: 2250-1193 published by SRIJAN SAMITI
PUBLICATION, Varanasi (U.P.), INDIA.
3. A paper entitled, “Revolution in Journalism through Mobile Phone” published in the double-blind peer-reviewed Journal entitled, Communication Today- A Bilingual Media Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 4, October - December 2018 ISSN: 0975-217X published by Prof. Sanjeev Bhanawat, Jaipur INDIA.
4. A paper entitled, “Shifts in the Technology from Print to E-Media and the Future of Journalism” published in the Journal entitled, International Journal of Communication Development, A UGC enlisted - 2018, Journal No. - 49378, Peer Reviewed Refereed Research Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3&4, January - June 2021 ISSN: 2231-249 published by Dr. Durgesh Tripathi, New Delhi.
5. A paper entitled, “Impact of Social Media on Budding Journalists: A Case Study of Twin Cities of Odisha” published in the double-blind peer-reviewed Journal entitled, Communication Today- A Bilingual Media Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1-2, January - June 2022 ISSN: 0975-217X published by Prof. Sanjeev Bhanawat, Jaipur INDIA.
Books : 1. A Paper on the Impact of Technology Aided Visual Communication: Based on Students Perspective of the Digital Film Revolution published in the book titled Caa, Corona Fake News And Ethics edited by Dr.Ambrish Saxena, published by Kanishka Publishers ISBN-13 : 978-9389484465.
2. A paper entitled, “Exploring Social Media and Digital Communication Practices of Senior Citizens’ Facebook Group: A Content Analysis” published in the book entitled, "Communication 4.0, Communication in a Digital Age"; edited by Prof. Sunil Kanta Behera, and Prof. Upendra Padhi, published by IMS, Bhubaneswar. ISBN: 978-93-5391-046-4.
3. A paper entitled, “Communication efficacy of NHRC in creating awareness about human rights (Study based on content analysis of NHRC Website)” published in the book entitled, "Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights"; edited by Prof. G. P. Pandey and co-authored by Prof. G. P. Pandey, and Dr. Chandra Sekhar Pandey published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom. ISBN (10): 1-4438-4551-5 ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-4551-9.
4. A paper entitled, “Impact of Cashless Economy in India: A study based on the perception of media students in Delhi” published in the book entitled, “Media as Medium towards Cashless Economy” edited by Dr. Aatish Parashar, co-authored by Prof. G. P. Pandey and published by D. P. S. Publishing House, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-83963-20-1
5. A paper entitled, “DSLR Camera; A Cinematographic Revolution” published in the book entitled, "Issues of media Content Market and Technology"; edited by Dr. Ambrish Saxena, published by Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-8457-402-9