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).
PhD in Communication and Journalism
MA in Communication and Journalism
BA in Communication and Journalism
A creative and driven journalist with 13 years of industry experience. A professional and an academic who is passionate about journalism, journalism education and media research.
Can use advanced communication technology for academic purposes in higher education. Someone who has a keen eye for detail and can clearly and efficiently explain highly complex systems and processes. Have strong communication skills, can handle classroom teaching, research and administrative duties and contribute to the academic excellence of the institution.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Journalism Award from Mysore District Journalist's Association in 2008 for Science Reporting.
Gold Medal in M.A.: Zee Gold Medal in Television Production (University of Mysore, 2009).
The 22nd Annual AMIC CONFERENCE, Yogyakarta, July 4-7,2013. Presented paper on 'Communication Technology and Development- A Study of E-Learning Intervention in Engineering Education in Karnataka, India'.
Media Interface with Journalists, Resource Person, UGC UPE FA-II, University of Mysore, Mysore, Sept 15, 2017
Workshop on Feature Writing and Reporting, G.S.Media, Mysore, January 28, 29, 30, 2013.
Workshop on Editorial Leaders: Harnessing Social Media, Wanifra Academy, New Delhi, August 12, 1, 2015
UGC-UPE FA-II Vide Uni.order No. DV 1/599/UPE/2011-12 dated 23 6 2017 has granted financial assistance to work in the area of 'Media and Social Development - A Case Study of Karnataka' to Development. Topic: Environmental Challenges of Developing Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary at Srirangapatna, Mandya District. Grant: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
Media and Social Development -Mysore & Chamarajanagar District SDI Report (2018) ISBN 978-93-5351-245-3
Media and Social Development - Koppal- Raichur-Yadgir District SDI Report (2018) ISBN 978-93-5351-980-3
Media and Social Development - Mandya- Kodagu - District SDI Report (2018) ISBN 978-93-5351-703-8
Media and Social Development - Hassan - Uttara Kannada District SDI Report (2018) ISBN 978-93-5361-099-9
Media and Social Development - Case Studies - Development - Different Paths; Kannada (2018) ISBN 978-93-5351-518-8
Media and Social Development - Media & RTE of Karnataka State (2018) ISBN 978-93-5351-350-4
Communication Technology & Development - A Study of E-Learning Intervention in Engineering Education I Karnataka, India, Proceedings of International Conference - AMIC, Indonesia, July 4-7, 2013
Communication Technology and Development - A Study of E-learning Intervention in Engineering Education in Karnataka, India, Usha Rani N. and Nesara Kadanakuppe, Journal of Media and Social Development, Published by UGC UPE Focus Area-II, University of Mysore, Mysore, India, vol.2, Issue 3, July- September, 2014, ISSN 2320 - 8244.
Avishkara (Invention), A book on recent innovations in the field of Science and Technology (Published in 2006)
Antarikshada Adbhutagalu (Wonders of Space) Published by Karnataka State Open University in 2012.
Published more than 2,000 Stories (with byline) in Kannada Prabha and Prajavani Dailies (2007 to 2020)
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.
MA in Communication
MA in Literature
Critical media literacy, mental health narratives, medical humanities, pedagogy, popular culture, media criticism, ethics
Believes in (and is committed to) the emancipatory potential of art, media and education; is excited about how they can build an equal, inclusive, empathetic and compassionate society.
MA in Sociology
Enjoys ideas, creativity and spaces that enable it. Wishes to see a world where differences are accepted, and where empathy is in plenty. Also, a media that challenges authority, cinema that connects with inner emotions, music that is poetry; while highlighting how it is the greys what makes us all human. Current area of interest is mental health facilities, its approaches, ethics, especially within/for the student community.
European Master of Fine Arts, Cinema & TV- EICAR, Paris.
Masters in Film Art & Film Making - Manipal
Masters in Filmmaking from EICAR, Paris. Specialised in Film Production and Cinematography. Joined NICO in 2017, after a short stint in the animation industry. Also part of an international film production house and film institute DBIEM based in Paris, France, Films that I have worked in, have been screened at international film festivals.
Short film projects screened at International film festivals
Cannes Film festival 2017
Alive - Production Manager
All about Emily - Production Manager
Peregrination - Member, Art Department
Introduction to Television Production
Audio Visual Media
Documentary Film Production
Multi-Camera Video production
Scripting for Media/Radio/TV
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.
Masters in Communication, Manipal
Graphic designing is an area of interest and am constantly updating myself. Enjoy the challenge of keeping abreast with the changes in technology in the area of digital design
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Editing Theory & Practice, Strategic Media Planning