Symbiosis School of Media & Communication

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru

(Established under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide Notification No. F.9 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India)
Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade

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Faculty and Staff

Dr. Triveni Goswami Mathur

Designation : Director
Qualification : Ph.D
Total Experience : 27 Years (Industry and Academics)
Dr. Triveni Goswami Mathur is a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, with a total experience of 27 years in the field of academics and the media industry. A Ph.D in Media and Communication from University of Pune, she held the position of Deputy Director, Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication, Pune. A recognized Ph.D guide of Symbiosis International University, Dr Mathur has been teaching core courses in Journalism, Media Research Methods, Contemporary India and Media Perspectives and Gandhi and Peacemaking to both undergraduate and post-graduate level students in India and the USA.

During her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar affiliated to the Mary Baldwin University, Virginia, she designed and delivered an Asian Studies course on Contemporary India with special focus on ethnic and cultural diversity and media perspectives on social action. Besides taking courses in Communication and Gandhi and Peacemaking (Philosophy), she also designed a pedagogy guide in delivering a peacemaking course in the University. Additionally, she was invited to address students and the community on several aspects of the Indian society and culture. She was also invited to deliver lectures on “Media and India” at leading Universities like Winthrop University, James Madison University, among others.

Also a Rotary International Scholar, she has held senior academic positions including member of the Board of Studies of leading educational institutes like Symbiosis International University, Dibrugarh University – Assam, St Mira’s College for Girls, Syllabus Committee member for Vocational Course in Fergusson College, Pune and has been a visiting faculty and a faculty research guide at the Alliance for Global Education ( H Q – Washington DC) – a study abroad program in India; and other institutions affiliated to Pune University. She is an Editorial Board member of the Virginia Review of Asian Studies.

A former Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Johnson Controls Automotive Ltd, a leading automotive component multi-national company, Dr Mathur is an author, translator, editor with published work.

Prof. Shabista Bhooshan

Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : BA, PGD PR, MBA
Total Experience : 11 Years
Ms Shabista Booshan is a Management professional with diverse experience in corporate and academics. She has worked for companies like, ETC Channel, Infomedia – a Network 18 group and Getit. In the Education sector, she has been with Institutes like T John and Intech Institute of Management. She holds a PG degree in MBA with HR as her specialization. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in PR. She is a graduate in Journalism, Psychology and English Literature.She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Studies. She has successfully completed certificate courses on ISO, SAP – HR and Corporate HR executive Program. Ms Shabista has presented papers at National and International conferences, and has published research papers in peer reviewed academic journals.Theater, dancing and singing are her passion and she has taken her primary level training in all three.

Dr. Shashikala Patil

Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : M.A, Ph.D
Total Experience : 11 Years
Shashikala Patil holds a doctoral degree in English Literature with Masters in the same discipline. She has more than a decade experience in teaching and her subject expertise being Business communication, Soft Skills, Research Methodology and Literature. She is a recognized Research Guide from Symbiosis International University, SIU in the areas of Communication and English Literature. She has a proficiency in guiding the students through research by using interactive discussions and hands-on approaches to help them learn and get a better understanding of the concerned subjects. She guides students for their internships, dissertation work and live projects. She has participated and presented papers at national and international conferences and has publications in peer reviewed journals. She is an avid reader and has keen interest in writing articles.

Dr. Thilaka N

Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : M.A, MPHIL, Ph.D, APDPP
Total Experience : 20 Years
N. Thilaka holds a doctoral degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Manonamanium Sundaranar University prior to which she obtained her MPhil degree in the same discipline from Madurai Kamarajar University. She has almost 15 years of academic experience, teaching at the post graduate and undergraduate levels and actively participating in research in communication and media studies. Her specialization is in the area of new media,advertising and online journalism. She had a rich experience in the industry before moving on to academics in the provinces of Merchandising, and Advertising. She has also taught in the online platform for Southern New Hampshire University.

Dr. Vasudevan Sundararajan

Designation : Associate Professor
Qualification : B.E., MBA, Ph.D
Total Experience : 28 Years
Vasudevan Sundararajan holds a doctorate degree in marketing from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA. He completed his MBA degree in marketing and strategy from IIM Bangalore. With 26 years of marketing and analytics experience under his name, he is the founder of Shodh – a marketing research and analytics consulting firm. He worked as Vice President – analytics for HSBC Bank; he also worked as GM Marketing for a multi-products durables company BPL Limited and worked for Mudra Communications as GM-Special projects. He served as a consultant for GE Capital International, Genpact and Fidelity USA and done marketing research and analytics work for Blue chip companies like Pepsi Foods, Unilever, ITC Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Halo Source, Airtel, AO Smith etc.. Currently, he is writing a book on Market Research and market planning.

Dr. Venkatesh Raman

Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : B.E., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Total Experience : 14 Years in Industry
Dr. Venkatesh Raman is a competent technology marketing and training professional with 14 years of hands-on experience in Human Capital Management (HCM), Marketing Communication, Enterprise 2.0, Digital, Social Media, Content, Advocacy and Product Marketing across IT, Automotive & Pharmaceutical verticals. He is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about emerging technologies in Marketing and HR. He is a HubSpot Inbound, Content and E-mail Marketing Certified Professional. An experienced advocacy marketer and avid blogger on emerging technologies in HR and Marketing domain.

Prof. G Nikita

Designation : Asst. Professor
Qualification : NET, PGD (ADPR), MA, BA
Total Experience : 10 Months
Ms. G.Nikita comes from the background of Mass Communication and Journalism. Her specialization is in the area of Public Relations and Advertising. Holding prior academic experience in teaching at Loyola Academy Degree and PG College, she has also worked as a writer and verbal trainer at Confluence Educational Service. Having a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi, she is also qualified under UGC NET. She holds a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) and a graduate in Journalism, Psychology and English Literature. Apart from academics she is into public speaking and has won various awards in the same.

Ms.Varsha D Chhabria

EA to the Director

Mr. Venugopal. N

Administrative Officer

Ms.Chandana N Reddy

Office Superintendent

Ms. Aparna Joseph

Executive, Corporate Relations

Ms. Manjiri Pandit


Ms. Sindhu

Assistant Accountant

Ms. Antara Tarafdar

Senior Co-ordinator

Mr. Suresh K

Sr. Coordinator Examination

Mr. Babu R Phayde


Mr. Vishal Ketkar


Mr. C. Murali Mohan

Office Attendant

Mr. Ravi Kumar A

Office Attendant

Mr. Rama Naik R

Office Attendant

Guest Faculty NameCompanyDesignation
Mr. Sreenivasan JainNDTVManaging Editor
Mr. Rahul BoseActor & Philanthropist
Mr. Jawahar SircarFormer CEO-Prasar Bharati
Mr. Mohammed Zeeshan AyubBollywood Actor
Mr. Shajy ThomasMoving Pictures CompanyTechnology Head
Mr. Danial AngusUniversity of Queensland (Australia)Communication Analytics
Mr. Siddharth SharmaSTAR SportsSenior Creative Director
Ms. Tina GargPink LemonadeFounder and CEO
Mr. Srinivas YelandurEYDirector-Customer Economics & Digital Advisory
Mr. Stephen GeorgeVerbindenVP Digital Marekting
Mr. Sreenesh BhatOgilvy & Mather (South)Senior Vice President and Head of Account Planning
Mr. Sagar GotkhindikarSymbiosis School of PhotographyFaculty
Mr. Don BoscoMarketing Specialist
Mr. Mahesh JayaramDell IndiaDirector Corporate Communication
Mr Sreenil BalanIBMDigital Strategist
Mr. Vivek GuptaHead of South Business Kantar IMRB
Mr. George KoshyCITIBANKVP Corporate Communication
Mr. Saptarshi SanyalThe PracticeSenior Consultant
Dr. Kiranjeet KaurUniversiti Tecknologi, MARA (UiTM), Malaysia Public Relations
Ms. Seema AhujaBioconVP
Ms. Archana MuthappaKempegowda International AirportGM, Corporate Communication
Mr. G.V.KrishnanFamous InnovationsCEO-South India Head
Ms. Laya MenonMINDSHAREPrincipal Partner
Mr. Jacob AlexanderVisiting Professor and Business Advisors
Mr. Vijay LadhaFreelancer
Dr. Uma VangalFilm-Maker, Professor, Activist and Fullbright Scholar
Mr. Prabhakaran BMarketing and Communication Expert
Mr. Samar Singh SheikhawatUnited Breweries Ltd.Senior VP Marketing
Mr. Dev BorahRetail ViewCo. Founder
Mr. Ahmed Aftab NaqviGOZOOP and SPARKNEXTCEO and Co-Founder
Mr. Thyagarja RSTAR SUVARNANon-fiction and Events Head
Dr. Padmini PatwardhanWinthrop University-USAProfessor & IMC Program Coordinator
Mr. Aniisu K VergheseTESCOCorporate Communication and CSR Lead
Mr. Surajit BanerjeeFreelancer
Mr.Rishiraj DasguptaFreelancer & Visiting Faculty @SSMC-B
Ms. Vikku AgarwalFreelancer & Visiting Faculty @SSMC-B
Mr. Vijay Francis RegoFreelancer & Visiting Faculty @SSMC-B
Ms. Abha SaxenaSocial Equity Advisory ServicesFounder & Director
Vinay GopinathVice PresidentMobikon
Himanshu AroraSocial PangaCo-Founder
Aaditya VidyarthiSIEMENSSales Manager- Enterprise Accounts
Dathesh RaoIBMManager- Consolidated Advertising & Media
Sudarshan SrinivasPrognosys Marcom Services Pvt LtdCEO & Chief- Content and Coaching
Peter YorkeYorke Communications Pvt. Ltd.CEO
Sunita VenugopalVice President-CommunicationsSwiss Re
K S NarahariDirector - CommunicationsTexam Instruments Ltd
Siddhartha DubeyOwnerKSK Communication
Suhas JTeam LeadSprinklr Solutions
Vasanthi HariprakashIndependent Journalist, Media Trainer
Ganga GanapathiHead of OfficeSOHO Square
Anisha ChandrasekharanSenior Network Test EngineerMicrosoft
Deeptha Rao V NResearcher, Litigator & Internships CoordinatorAlternative Law Forums
Prakash NagabushanamFounder & DirectorBFSI Software Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Rakesh KhannaFounder & Creative DirectorSpawn Communications
Mahesh NarayanAnalytics Senior ManagerAccenture
Anuja ChauhanAuthor & Advertiser
Krishna B MariyankaPR & Communications DirectorAjira Global
Anandan PillaiSenior Manager (Digital Campaign Planner & Social Media Lead)HCL
Tadepalli SirishaSenior Brand ManagerTATA Global Beverages Limited
Pandrang RowHeadPandimonium Advertising Lab at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
Rajeev NairIndependent Branding, Marketing & Communication Consultant
Aakriti KaushikPR & Advertising ManagerRS Components
Shibu GeorgeClient Lead-PlanningMAXUS
Suhas AathreyaAssociate DirectorSprinklr Solutions
Piyush PandeyHEADPandimonium Advertising Lab at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
Ulaganathan GanesanDirectorMediabuzz
Sam PanchmukhiCreative Strategist