Dr. Shirish Kashikar, Director of our institute has a career in Journalism & academic spanning over 20 years. After completing his Masters in English literature, he completed his Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism with first rank in the university. He started his career as a reporter cum sub editor in Desh Pardesh ni Aajkal, an evening daily from Rajkot in 1996. Two years later he moved on to the state information department as an Information Officer. Dr. Kashikar was bestowed with the best article writer's award by the State Information Department in 2002-03. As an academician, he has taught in journalism department of Saurashtra University as a visiting faculty. He has presented papers on various subjects related to modern Mass Communication and history of Journalism. He is a member of Academic Council of Gujarat University and Member of Planning Board of IGNOU. He regularly participates in national and regional news channel's Political & Social debates.
Mrs. Ila Gohel, Asst. Director (Admin), is a M.Com, MBA (HR) & CS Inter (Gr. II). She is having 20 years of experience in managing the academic & administrative fields. She has worked with various national & international non-government organisations like SEWA, WFP, Counterpart International India, GSACS-PSU, ICECD & ISCE. She has represented the organisations at national level seminars and conferences. She was among the final candidates from gujarat for "Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program."
Dr. Shashikant Bhagat is a combination of marketing & mass communication skills. He has done his Ph.D. in Journalism. He is an alumni of Shri A.D. Sheth Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Saurashtra University. He holds Masters Degree in Mass Communication & Journalism as well as a P.G.Diploma in Media Laws from Nalsar University, Hyderabad & Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Dr. Bhagat has also completed Certificate course from The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) in the year 2015. He has also completed Film Appreciation course from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune in the year 2014. He has presented various research papers in the fields of Public Relations, Marketing Research, etc. He has served in Pune's ISB&M as a faculty in U.G & P.G. courses, He takes care of marketing communication related subjects in the institute.
Mr. Kaushal has 10 years of experience of in Electronic Media, where he has worked with Etv, Radio Mirchi, Doordarshan Kendra, Red FM etc. He has directed and produced more than 45 documentary films. He is having 7 years of experience in Academics.
Mr. Kaushal has completed his Masters in Development Communication from Center for Development Communication, and his Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Visual from Gujarat Vidyapith. Presently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Open University.
Counselor cum PR Executive
Accountant cum Admin Assistant