Ms Puri is a NET qualified professional with noteworthy excellence in her academic pursuits. Throughout her career she has actively participated in various academic projects, seminars and workshops. As an academician, she has been associated with various colleges and universities and has been teaching for the past 4 years. With her passion for literature and a keen interest in Indian Mythology, she has written her M.Phil dissertation on ‘Foregrounding Modernity of Antiquity: A Study of Indian Woman Consciousness in Ramayana and Mahabharata’ and has earned her M.Phil degree for the same from Amity University.
Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in Broadcast Journalism. He was the editorial head of NDTV India, the Hindi News Channel of NDTV before moving to NDTV Worldwide as its Managing Editor. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Delhi University and did B.A. (H) in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Ms Nair is a MarkCom specialist, with two decades plus of experience in both corporate world and public consultancies. The corporates include names like Taj Group of Hotels, Reed Exhibitions Group, Ananda in the Himalayas, World Hotel Marketing and agencies such Hill & Knowlton, O&M, Enterprise PR, Rediff PR and Perfect Relations where she has worked for blue chip companies.
Her areas of expertise are strategy and event management. Apart from this she also talks on Public Relations, Corporate Communication and Event Management and is a guest lecturer at Vedica Scholars Program for Women.
Ms Nair has a MA degree in History from Delhi University.
Gurugram, Jan. 29, 2018: The School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU, organised a workshop on ‘Visual Storytelling Techniques’ by Prof. Phil Peters, School of Design and Visual Arts, University of Central Florida. Students pursuing Mass Communication and Design learnt about the importance of intricate details of set designs and character appearances in film-making. Prof. Peters has over 20 years of experience in this field and has even won an Emmy Award for his series – Northern Exposure. A Workshop from a seasoned professional like him was exciting for the students. The interactive session hooked the curious young minds to understand the role of a production designer and how to go about their careers.
ASU students reach finals of Digital Masala Challenge
Jammu, Oct. 2017: Team Apeejayites comprising the students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU – Pushpita Dey, Sravya MG and Sourav Bhakat – got selected for the final round of the Digital Masala Challenge 2017.
The two-day hackathon aimed at brainstorming for ideas to counter violent extremism (online) using internet as a weapon. The participants were asked to come up with any technical or non-technical solutions to this problem by creating an app, launching a social media campaign or a video.
‘We Care’ Film Festival
New Delhi, Oct. 10, 2017: Students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication attended the ‘We Care’ film festival at the Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dwarka. The festival aimed at the screening of films based on the sensitive public issue of disability.
GLUTONEE: Food Club of SJMC organises a Food Fest
Gurugram, Oct. 2017: The School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC), ASU believes that a family which eats together stays together. Keeping this in mind, the food club of SJMC- GLUTONEE organised a pot-luck where students and teachers cooked their specialties.
There was a wide selection of dishes from starters to main course to desserts, one was spoilt for choices!
Visit to BBC Office
New Delhi, Nov. 16, 2017: ASU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication students visited the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), New Delhi office on November 16, 2017. Having numerous questions, expectations, and curiosity in their minds, all the budding journalists met senior journalists of different departments and cleared their doubts. They also got to see a rehearsal before the final show went on air. It was good to know that BBC has started a five language (Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, and Gujarati) service under one roof.
Visit to Jantar MantarNew Delhi, Nov. 17, 2017: ASU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication students visited Jantar Mantar or Protest Street as was known till sometime back, with the aim of gathering first-hand unbiased opinions of the public on the National Green Tribunal’s order of banning street protests at Jantar Mantar. This was done as a part of their Development Communication class supervised by Dr Abhay Chawla. The objective was to understand how people from various walks of life understand protests, a very important part of our democracy.
NDTV Workshop III – Anchoring
New Delhi, Nov. 6, 2017: The third NDTV workshop on ‘Anchoring’ (in the five-part series) was conducted at the NDTV studios in New Delhi by Ms Natasha Jog, Senior Anchor and Editor, NDTV.
The Workshop was on the different aspects of anchoring and what it takes to be a good anchor. Ms Jog laid stress on the need to be prepared and aware of the current happenings. Students were encouraged to record their own news bulletins and taught how to present news and face the camera.