With a tenure over 13 years in the field of Communication and Media, have worked in various capacities as a teacher. In my capacity as Head of the Institute, I have learnt the skills required for Education Management - introduction of a new syllabus focused on current and projected communication trends, conducting Conferences and Seminars with Speakers known nationally and internationally and conducting Workshops in sync with industry requirements.
Outside of teaching, have a keen interest in Film Festival Production. Being the Festival Director, Nitte International Film Festival, have been moderately successful in creating a strong culture of cinema in the city of Mangalore.
Keen on keeping abreast with the ever changing dynamics of the digital medium.
As a part of a cultural exchange programme, was selected as Visiting Professor to Volda University College, Volda, Norway, for a period of three weeks. Delivered lectures on Indian Media, Culture, Bollywood Cinema, Indian Animation Industry, Photography and Indian Politics.
Introduction to Animation, Information Society, Web Journalism, New Media Studies, Photography, Graphic Design, Newspaper Design, Event Management, Cinema Studies
Editorial - Media, Content and Consciousness
(publication date Nov 16, 2018)
Visual Communication Through New Media: Analysis of Communication Through Instagram Among Young Adults
(publication date Feb 8, 2017)
Publication Description New Media: Issues & Impact on Society
Political Communication through Animation: An Analysis of the Representation of Minority Communities in Walt Disney's Zootopia
(publication date Feb 8, 2017)
Publication description New Media: Issues & Impact on SocietyGrowth of animation industry in Bangalore: An Exploration
(publication date Jan 1, 2008) Publication description Global Media Journal
Presented a paper on 'E-craftivism: a new terrain of social media' at the AMIC conference held in Malaysia, July 2012.
Presented a paper on 'Virtual reality' at the National Seminar on 'Convergence Technology and its Impact on Media, St. Xavier's College, Goa. (2008)
PhD, MS Communication
Joined Nitte Institute of Communication in 2015 and has a teaching experience of 12 years. PhD was awarded by the University of Mysore in the year 2019 and Post Graduate was obtained from Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore. Prior to Joining NitteDU, served as Head of the Department (Journalism) in Besant Womenâ€™s College Mangalore and taught at the University of Mysore.
UGC-JRF, NET Qualified
Communication Research, Communication and Media Theories, Media Laws and Ethics, Print and Magazine Journalism
Published PhD. thesis on the topic "Paradigm Shift in Education - A study of Technological Intervention in Journalism and Mass Communication Education in India under the guidance of Dr. Niranjan Vanalli.
Published paper "Study on the nature, scope and relevance of Web 2.0 in Journalism and role of students and teachers in Education" in the Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research, Vol 6,I 6B752-E757
Presented and published a paper in the multidisciplinary online journal "Jnanavardhini" with "ISSN 2456 7647, Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, Bangalore.
Presented and published a paper "Challenges In Technology Planning and Implementation in Journalism Colleges: An Overview" at the National Seminar organized by Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani on September 30th & October 1st 2016 Challenges in Technology Planning and Implementation: An Overview with ISBN 9788183602327
Presented and published a paper "A need for model curricula - a Content Analysis of the curriculum of J - Schools in India" at Presidency College, Bangalore with ISBN 97881930003-0-4
Edited book "Media Ethics and Practices" a compilation of papers presented at National seminar "Media Ethics and Practices "at Besant Women's College, Mangalore.
Member, Board of Research Studies at Nitte (Deemed to be University)
Member, Board of Studies and Board of Examination, St Aloysius Autonomous College, Mangalore.
Member, Board of Examination, St Agnes College, Mangalore (2018 - 2020)
Attended the state level workshop on Editing and Writing at Alvas college, Moodabidri (2015)
Delivered a lecture on Film Studies at Shree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College, Ujire (2016)
Conducted a Workshop on Research Methodology for the Department of PG Studies, Alva's College, Moodabidri (2016)
Resource person at the UGC sponsored State level UG Syllabus Conference conducted by Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women (2015).
Dr. Nesara Kadanakuppe is serving as Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, NITTE Institute of Communication, Mangalore, Karnataka. Dr.Nesara joined teaching profession after serving media industry. He was the reporter of leading Kannada daily newspapers, Prajavani and Kannada Prabha the reputed top dailies for over 14 years. He possess both industry and academic experience in great measure enriching his expertise to teach professional course like Journalism and Mass Communication and has proved his mettle as a professional journalist and an academician. His major strength is his enormous knowledge of working on ICT in higher education. Dr. Nesara has studied ICT impact on technical education for Ph.D thesis and was awarded doctoral degree in 2012 from the University of Mysore. He has worked on political, education, science & technology, literature, and development beats in newspapers and has contributed immensely high quality of news coverage. He has a record of unblemished service in media industry upholding public interest and journalism ethics. He has served in news bureaus of Prajavani at Mysore and Mangalore for many years.
Hailing from a culturally vibrant town called Heggodu, studied interdisciplinary humanities. My doctoral research reflects my interest in Kannada theatre performance and aesthetics. Other areas of interest are Western and Indian Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Arts, Ritual Performances and Everyday Aesthetics. Also working as Regional Editor for an initiative called Barefoot Philosophers.
II Rank in MA (English), Best Presenter Award, Best Paper
Award at Rainbow: Re-imagining Sexuality Conference
"Reconsidering Performativity, Performance and Imagination: A Possibility in Erasing the Difference," Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Vol. 10, No. 1, (2018): 29-36.
"Bhuta Kola Ritual Performance: Locating Aesthetics in Collective Memory and Shared Experience," co-authored with Dr. Meera Baindur, in Asian Theatre Journal, University of Hawaii Press, Vol. 36, No. 2, (2019): 395-415.
"Everyday Aesthetics in Indian Cultural Communities," Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Humanities, Vol. 11, No. 3, (2019): 1-12.
"Yakshajagat Sarvam Chittanimayam: Chittani Ajaanigondu Nudinamana [in Kannada]", Matukate, 124 (2018).
"Kattu Kalachuttale Hogibittaru, [in Kannada] by Ramu Ramanathan," Matukate, 98, (2011): "Eradu Vastuchitragalu [in Kannada], by Himamshu Burte," Deshakala, (2011).
A Session on "Saundarya Samīkṣa," in the Summer School on Indian Philosophy, 13 July to 17 July, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities.
"Imagining a Male actor as a Female Character?" in Rainbow: Re-imagining Sexuality Conference, February 18, 2017, Centre for Women's Studies, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal.
"Theatre, Community and Aesthetics," in UnderstandingSocial Issues in Global India conference, November 17, 2017,Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal.
Master of Arts with CGPA 7.23 from St Aloysius College (Autonomous)
Cambridge certified trainer of English with experience teaching English as a Second language, Functional English, Business English, and IELTS coaching undergraduate students and corporates. As a teacher of English, my goal is to empower learners to achieve more by helping them speak English.
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the British Council, Mumbai
Certificate in Soft Skills from IIT, Kanpur (MOOC)
Certificate in English for Technical Exams from IIT, Kanpur (MOOC)
Certificate in Phonetics from St Aloysius College (Autonomous)
Successfully proposed and running a Certificate Course on Communication (ESL/EFL) and IELTS training.
Member of the largest Network of Teachers of English in India (An Associate of IATEFL, UK)
Secured third rank in the college for academic performance during the postgraduation.
English as a Second/Foreign Language
Presented a paper titled "The Irish Connection: Political and Literary Contribution of Ireland to the Indian Nationalist Movement" and secured the first place at the Intercollegiate Seminar at St Agnes College (Autonomous)
Participated in the International Seminar, "His(story), Her(story) and 'Other' Narratives: Revisions and Re-interpretations in story telling at Reva University, Bangalore.
Participated in the national seminar on "Dislocation, Identities, Multiculturalism and the Diaspora" at St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore.
Acted and directed radio plays broadcasted on All India Radio, Mangalore
Attended a workshop on Film Appreciation conducted by National Award-winning director Abhay Simha.
MA (Mass Communication & Journalism)
Dr TMA Pai Endowment Gold Medal for standing first in MA (Mass Communication & Journalism), Mangalore University
Advertising & PR, Event Management, History of Media
As Brand Manager for the Nitte Group, responsible for the Brand's messaging across platforms
Truly believes that when one teaches, two learn. And that learning should essentially be interactive and a clean blend of the theoretical and the practical. Also believes that the classroom should be a space for healthy discussions where opinions are voiced and heard without fear or favour.