PROFILE OF DIRECTOR
Dr. Jose Murickan is the director of NISCORT from 28 August 2014. He did his doctorate in Social Communications from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy. His areas of specializations are Visual Media and Pastoral Communications. He has been regularly delivering lectures at various institutions across the country and has also coordinated and actively participated in various training programmes and workshops on media. Before joining NISCORT he also worked as the founding director of Nobi Communications, Bangalore for media training. Besides his 10 years of teaching experience he has also written articles in different national magazines. He is also serving as the member of editorial boards of two reputed national magazines namely, The Companion and The Magnet. Besides English and a few other Indian languages he is well versed in German, and Italian.
Amit Sengupta is the Dean of Studies at NISCORT and is the Associate Professor for Print Journalism, Communication and Culture Studies and Media Studies. He has been a journalist and academic for 25 years and has lectured across the country. He was 'Fellow', at the Newhouse Centre for the Humanities, Wellesley Colley, Boston, USA, Fall-Winter, 2016. He was Associate Professor, English Journalism, IIMC, Delhi, and has been a visiting faculty at MCRC and Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He has been the Executive Editor, Hardnews magazine. His expertise and industry experience made him a senior editor with Financial Chronicle; founder editor of Tehelka; news editor, Outlook; senior assistant editor (Views) and edit page in-charge, Hindustan Times; assistant editor, The Asian Age and The Pioneer, and assistant arts editor, The Economic Times. Amit was part of the launch team of The Pioneer with Vinod Mehta as editor, handling the theme pages, on the social sector.
Fr. Jerry Joseph Onampally is the Academic Coordinator at NISCORT. His academic credentials include MA in English, MSc in Psychology and MA CJ (Communication and Journalism) from Mumbai University. His areas of specialization are Print Journalism and Research Methodology. Jerry has presented research papers in national and international Media Conferences and seminars. He is currently pursuing PhD in Mass Communication and Journalism from Mumbai University.
Sr Patricia Michelle Mathias Fsp is the Registrar and Teaching Faculty at NISCORT. Michelle belongs to the Institute of the Daughters of St Paul, popularly known as Pauline Sisters. She has completed her Master in Mass Communications from St Joseph’s PG College, Bangalore where she was also chosen as the Best Outgoing PG Student in the College. After her studies, she held the post of Manager of the Audio-Visual Department of Pauline Communications for five Years before joining NISCORT. As part of her office management, she has produced many Song Albums for Children and many spiritual Song and Video albums. She is popular with the youth as she has travelled to many parts of India taking sessions and seminars on Media related issues. She is a Photographer, Videographer, Lyricist, Composer and Writer. She loves writing for kids and has written and compiled almost 13 books for children with Pauline Publications.
Dr. Ritu Dubey Tiwari is Associate Professor for Broadcast Journalism. She holds a doctorate in Mass Communication from Dr. H.S. Gaur University, Sager (M.P). Her other academic qualifications include Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations, from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar ( Haryana); Master in Mass communication and Journalism (MAMCJ) from Bundelkhand University Jhansi (UP) and Master of Arts (MA) in modern history, from Government Autonomous P.G. Girls College, Devi Ahhilya Bai University, Indore (M.P). Her Area of interest includes Print Journalism, Editing, Script Writing, Advertising and Documentary Filmmaking. Before joining NISCORT, she was an Assistant Professor in School of Journalism and Mass communication, IMS, Noida and Visiting Lecturer in Asian School of Media Studies. She has many documentary films to her credit and her documentary ‘Qutub the Beginning’ was produced for heritage portal of CBSE. Her documentary film ‘Samman’ was awarded Dada Sahib Phalke Purskaar in 2012 in student category.
Fr. Varaprasad Marneni is Assistant Professor for Media Laws and Ethics. He has completed his Doctoral Studies in Mass Media Communication as well as Canon Law from Leuven Catholic University, Belgium. He has seven years of teaching experience including five years at RCIA (USA), and has also worked as Hollywood Consultant for Religious Biblical movies. He is currently working as the national Secretary to the Office of Social Communications of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.
Sabu Koshy is Assistant Professor for Audio Visual Communications with profound industry experience in photography and film/documentary production. His academic qualifications include BA in Psychology, BA in Public Administration, M.Sc in Psychology, M.Phil in Psychology and MBA in Journalism and Electronic Media. Sabu has 7 years of industry experience. He has worked with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) for 2 years as Producer and Content Supervisor, worked on daily shows, which was aired on Star-Plus, Sony TV, DD National, DD Punjabi, Epic TV, Colours Bangla etc. He has also worked on several social developmental documentary films, corporate videos, events and promos, advertisements and publicity videos at length, including the testimonial video diaries of prominent personalities (pioneers in their field) from both government as well corporate sectors. Sabu is also an expert Voice-Over artist and has done several projects for both national and international clients including shows/programs on TV and radio.
Marydasan John is Associate Professor for Journalism and is an expert in Editing and lay-out in Print Media. He was 30 years on News Desk of which 24 years were with The Hindu and was also its Senior Assistant Editor. He is also a visiting faculty for Journalism in IIMC, Delhi. He has participated and presented papers in many national conferences and workshops. His book Editing: Rules, Tools and Styles is a handbook for professionals and journalism students.
Ruchika Mahajan is Assistant Professor for Advertising, Marketing and Management studies. She holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (Applied) from Amity University, Noida, Delhi. She is associated with advertising and graphic industry and her area of expertise involves ad campaigns, graphic design, packaging, multimedia, branding, marketing, management, illustration and paintings. She has also worked with Ministry of Adult Education under HRD, for the project ‘Saakshar Bharat’ and designed publicity materials for them.
Sandeep Kathait is Assistant Professor for graphics and animation. He is a graduate from Delhi University in 2005 and completed his diploma in animation and VFX from MAAC in 2007. He has worked as a VFX artist and digital compositor in Mumbai before pursuing post graduation in IT from IMT Ghaziabad. Before joining NISCORT, he taught visual communication at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics for 7 years. He is Adobe certified trainer since 2009. He has keen interest in visual communications (photography, video production, animation and graphics) and product design and he takes courses for the same on both Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels.