Visiting Professors

Biswajit Das

Biswajit Das is Honorary Professor and founding Director of Centre for Culture, Media & Governance. He has over three decades of teaching and research experiences in the field of theory, method and history of Communication in India. Prior joining the centre, he worked with national and international agencies in conducting communication research and training. Prof. Dr. Das taught Sociology of Communication in Department of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia offering courses on Media and Society, Culture Media and Society and Media Education. Prof. Das taught Communication Theory and Development Communication in AJK-MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad and other central universities. Prof. Das has been in the advisory board of several universities and colleges in devising course curriculum. Prof Das has been a visiting Professor at York University, and fellow at the University of Windsor, Canada, Fellow at MSH, Paris, INALCO, Paris, Charles Wallace Trust, London and the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India. Currently, Prof. Das is the founding President of All India Communication and Media Association in India. His recent publications include, Gandhian Thought and Communication: Rethinking the Mahatma in the Media Age (ed.) SAGE 2019, Caste, Communication and Power (co-edited with DP Majhi), SAGE 2021.

Anjali Monteiro

Anjali Monteiro is a documentary filmmaker, media educator and researcher who lives in Mumbai. She is currently Professor and Dean at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Jointly with K.P. Jayasankar, she has made around thirty-five documentary films on various subjects. Monteiro joined the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 1983 and set up the Audio-Visual Unit, which is now the School of Media and Cultural Studies. Monteiro has been a visiting faculty at several media and design schools and Universities, in India and overseas, including University of California, Berkeley, University of Technology, Sydney, and Lahti Institute of Design, Finland, among others.

K. P. Jayasankar

K. P. Jayasankar is a documentary filmmaker and researcher who lives in Mumbai. He is currently Professor at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Jointly with Anjali Monteiro, he has over thirty-five documentary films and has over 30 national and international awards in film festivals. Jayasankar joined the Audio-Visual Unit, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, in 1986, which is now the School of Media and Cultural Studies. He has been a visiting faculty/scholar at several media and design schools and universities, in India and overseas, including University of Heidelberg, University of Technology, Sydney, Lund University, Sweden, Goldsmiths University, London and Lahti Institute of Design, Finland.

Vasuki Belavadi 

Vasuki Belavadi graduated with MA (Communication) in 1993 and completed his Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad in 2016. He worked for about 11 years in the Print, TV and NGO sectors in various capacities like City Reporter, Correspondent, Sub-editor, News Producer & Programme Co-ordinator.  He has taught at Manipal Institute of Communication and Tezpur University. He specialises in video production & has good grounding in radio programming & production too. His research interests include pedagogy of video production and community media. He is the author of Video Production (Oxford University Press, 2008), the first to be published in IndiaVasuki Belavadi conducts capacity sharing training in Participatory Video, particularly for children & adolescents. He is also Faculty Fellow, UNESCO Chair on Community Media.