FACULTY

Commits boasts of faculty and course directors who are professionals, bringing with them knowledge, competence and experience making learning a different experience altogether. Together they have more than 500 years of work experience, and over 25,000 hours of teaching experience. They are industry professionals, who bring with them decades of industry experience and a razor-sharp mind, influencing students to align with the needs and demands of the media industry. Commits follows the globally acclaimed S-P-A-D-E technique for effective learning, which involves rigorous Self-learning, Presentation, Analysis, Discussion and Evaluation, through classroom lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, demos, field visits, practical work, case studies, presentations, and live industry projects. More than 50 per cent of learning is practical.

Ann Thomas
Constitution and Governance
Communicator, strategist, non-STEM evangelist, and lawyer with 15 years of media experience

Arha Padman
Brand Marketing and Media Planning
10 years of Brand and Media Planning and experience at Uninor, Maxus Global, Duroflex

Ayesha Tabassum
Reporting and Feature Writing
13 years of experience as a journalist with Times Now, Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore Mirror, Indian Express

Ayushman Baruah
Technology Reporting
Award-winning technology journalist with 12 years experience in print and digital media

B K Prabhakar
Camera, Editing and TV News Production
More than 35 years experience in Television Reporting and News Production

C J Santhosh
Visual Communication and Photography
More than 25 years experience in Photography and Visual Communication

Deeptha Rao
Media Laws and Ethics
Senior lawyer whose areas of work include domestic violence, personal law, gender and media law

Dr K Sai Prasad
Marketing and Media Management
More than 25 years experience in management, marketing and media

Dr Mukta Banerjee
Research Methodology
Senior development consultant and researcher with 35 years experience

Dr Pradeep Banerjee
Economics and Marketing Research
Noted management consultant and business advisor with 35 years corporate experience

Jayashree Nandi
Environmental Journalism
Senior environmental journalist with 13 years experience in The Times of India and Hindustan Times

Malavika Harita
Brand and Advertising
38 years of advertising experience with HMT, Mudra, Saatchi & Saatchi; start-up mentor and founder, Brand Circle

Melissa Arulappan
Advanced Public Relations
33 years of experience in Public Relations at IQVIA, Glaxo India, Corporate Voice/Weber Shandwick

N S Ramnath
Data and Business Journalism
Business and data journalist, and author, with 22 years experience in Economic Times, Forbes India, Founding Fuel

Nidhi Lall
Account Planning and Client Servicing
22 years of experience with O&M, Tata Teleservices, RadioCity, GroupM, Saatchi & Saatchi

Noelyn Fernandes
Consumer Behaviour, Sales and Events
Marketing Communications Consultant with 15 years experience in Marketing, PR and Events

Padmini Majumdar
Journalism Writing and Editing
Senior editor, content writer with 10 years experience at ABP, CNN-IBN, Thomson Reuters, Study Mode

Peter Yorke
Corporate and Internal Communication
32 years of experience in communications at SunTec, Oracle, Wipro, TCS, Symphony; founder, Yorke Communications

Prathiba Raman
Video Journalism
Senior TV journalist with 12 years of experience with Times of India, NDTV, India Today, Asianet

Pratyasha Malakar
PR and Media Relations
10 years of experience in Public Relations and Employee Engagement with Honeywell, Polycom, Genesis Burson Marsteller

Prema Sridevi
Investigative Journalism
15 years of experience as investigative reporter with Times Now and Republic TV; founder, TheProbe.in

Ranjini Rao
Digital Media and Cross-cultural Comm.
Award-winning communications professional with a veritable track record spanning 20 years, across traditional and online platforms in the USA and India.

Samarpita Samaddar
Entertainment PR and Film Marketing
10 years of Public Relations experience with IFA, MSL, Eros International, Zee Studios, Bumble

Samhati Bhattacharjya
New Media Journalism
Journalist and Cyber Law specialist with experience in IBT, Times of India, Media Worldwide

Shraman Sinha
Creative Design
Designer with experience in Livspace, Trell, Tessarakt, Saatchi & Saatchi

Shreyas Jayakumar-Jacob
Corporate Social Responsibility
16 years of PR and CSR experience with KPMG, Kumble Foundation, MSL, Corporate Voice Weber Shandwick

Shylaja Verma
Online and Mobile Journalism
8 years of news experience with CNN-IBN, The Hindu, Wion, NDTV

Sowmya Swaminathan
Cinema and Documentary Filmmaking
Freelance independent filmmaker with experience in short films, ad films and corporate videos

Swagata Majumdar
Radio Production, Voice-over
More than 15 years experience as journalist, RJ and voice-over artiste

Tejas Mehta
Television Journalism
Reporter, political commentator and columnist with 15 years experience at NDTV

Brian Carvalho
Start-up PR
25 years experience in PR working with founders and senior leadership in social impact, healthcare, technology, and education

Bhaswati Acharya
Environmental Reporting
Award winning journalist, author and researcher with 25 years experience; president of Forum of Environmental Journalists in India

Priyam Bortamuli
Brand Communications
15 years experience in PR, Corporate Branding and Healthcare Marketing Communications

Shubham Roy Choudhury
Film Studies
Experienced arts manager, curator, theatre programmer, film-researcher and writer

Sachin Tonapi
Corporate Social Responsibility
Experienced in Operations and Project Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Saswati Chakravarty
Political Journalism
30 years experience as Senior Editor, Entrepreneur, Media Mentor; Founder, Basha News

T R Gopalakrishnan
Magazine Journalism
Senior journalist with 40 years experience; former editor-in-charge of The Week, consulting editor, Citizen Matters

Thyagaraj R
Non-fiction Programming
12 years experience in producing Reality Shows, Ad-films, currently Director, Woof Films

Vivek S Tonapi
Communication
Leadership Development Specialist, Public Speaking Enthusiast, Founder, CEO at PotentialTree