Dr. Sanjay Ranade
Dr. Sanjay Ranade is Former Head and Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of Mumbai. He has more than 17 years experience as a journalist in The Times of India. Dr. Ranade is at present engaged in research on Indian Communication Design, which is based on study of Bharat Muni’s treatise on theatre in India ‘Natyashastra’.
Ms. Aruna Raje Patil
A critically acclaimed award-winning filmmaker, Aruna Raje is a Writer, Editor, Director and Producer. She has been Vice President of Film Institute of India Society, Pune, and Vice Chairman, Governing Council, Film & Television Institute of India. She has served on many juries including National Film Awards and has headed the ‘Indian Documentary Producers’ Association as President, twice in the past.
Prof. Yogesh Mathur
Prof. Mathur is a graduate from Film Institute of India with a specialization in Film Editing. He has been extensively involved in several directorial and editing projects and the National Award winning documentary ‘Towards Joy and Freedom’. He has been associated with FTII as a Professor and Head of the Department of Film Editing for a long period.
Mr. Sameer Sahasrabudhe
Dr. Sameer Sahasrabudhe is the visual and animation design strategiest of Project OSCAR, at IIT Mumbai, which is an open source repository of learning objects. He is also responsible for creating training material and conduct workshops for the open source 3D animation tool: Blender. Additionally, he is a co-supervisor for 7 BE/ BTech projects on interactive 3D for education and game development using Blender. He was invited for the talk at Blender Institute, The Netherlands 2009, CDAC Mumbai & Hyderabad 2010& NASSCOM Animation and Gaming 2008. He was the project Coordinator, Social Work Learner’s Network, Ministry of HRD, GOl.
Mr. Utpal Acharya
Mr. Utpal Acharya is the CEO of Cinema Company (I) Pvt. Ltd. Which produces regional cinema content. Mr. Utpal has been the Former Head - Distribution & Acquisition, Reliance Pictures. He has 18 years of experience across film distribution, acquisition, marketing and multiplex management. He has worked at senior positions with some of the leading entertainment companies viz; UTV Motion Pictures, Viacom 18 (earlier Studio 18) and Inox Leisure Ltd. He is a post graduate in marketing from NMIMS University.
Dr. Sanjay Masand
Dr Sanjay Masand is currently associated as a Vice President - Brand Strategy & Marketing Communication at Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai.
Ms. Sangeeta Chacko
Ms. Sangeeta Chacko is Head – Corporate Communications, Percept Limited. With over 24 years of experience in the Marketing & Communications arena, she has handled many portfolios spanning Advertising, Marketing, Brand Communications, PR, CSR, Events & Intellectual Properties, Licensing, Retail, Publishing & Business Development. She has had an illustrious career with leading global organizations including O&M Advertising, The Walt Disney Group, TCI, Abacus and Kuoni. An International & National award winner, she is featured in the 'Marquis Who's Who In The World®' 2014, 2015 & 2016 Directories featuring global achievers, and has been conferred with the 'World Women Super Achiever Leadership Award' in 2017, the 'Bharat Excellence Award' and 'Rashtriya Mahila Gold Award' in 2014, the 'Outstanding International Business Communicator Award' and the 'Rashtriya Nirman Ratna Award' in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Communications domain.
Prof. Sajith Narayan
Expertise in making innovative communication strategies. Has practical approach to marketing which comes from hands-on sales experience in diverse sectors and professional marketing consulting experience. Good understanding of people and equally good knowledge of utilizing it to build successful brands. Sensitive person who has initiated and successfully executed social projects. A mentor and guide to management students. Has outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills. Is analytical, articulate and diligent.
Dr. N. Jaysankaran
Dr. N. Jayasankaran is the Chairman of the DGMC Academic Council. An eminent educationist, Dr. N. Jayasankaran, is rated as one of the top five professors of management in India under the merit list published by Business Standard. Founder and secretary of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society of India, he is a rare mix of an erudite academician and a seasoned institution builder.
Dr. N. Jayasankaran was one of the founders and former Director General of the Bharathidasan Institute of Management - BIM, Trichy and the former Vice-Chancellor of Kanchi University. He has been involved in developing several leading Management Institutes like BIM (Trichy & Bangalore), NMIMS (Bangalore & Hyderabad campuses), amongst others. He was also a core member of the Curriculum Development Committee of UGC for development of University Management programs, across the country.
Prof. Sumita Das
Prof. Sumita Das is armed with a robust experience of more than 21 years in Advertising and Strategic planning, and has worked with some of the leading advertising agencies viz; Enterprise Nexus, HTA, Chaitra Leo Burnett, Everest Advertising and Trikaya Grey. Her clients have included some of the top brands in the country like Johnson & Johnson, Discovery Channel, Dabur India, Kellogg’s and VIP.
Prof. Partha Ghosh
Prof. Partha Ghosh in his more than 30 years of experience, has worked with leading agencies including Group M Motivator, Group M Mindshare and Contract Advertising, and managed clients like Parle Products, Colgate Palmolive, Emirates, Raymonds, Pepsi, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Nokia.
Mr. Sanjeet Saha
Mr. Sanjeet Saha is Vice President - International Business at Star TV. He manages the Star bouquet of channels in over 100 countries worldwide. He has been with Star for last 10 years and leads international sales, content management & programming, on-air promotions and marketing. Prior to joining television, Mr Sanjeet was associated with advertising with Lintas & Group M and handled Unilever brands like Fair & Lovely, Pears & Ponds.
Mr. Rajiv Khandekar
Mr Rajiv Khandekar is the executive editor at the Star Majha news channel's Mumbai headquarters. He has set up an extensive bureau network in Maharashtra and in other regions of India. Saat Barachya Batmya is a unique programme to have created a niche on the channel under his supervision.
Mr. Sachin Kamat
Mr. Sachin Kamat is Director - Employee & Customer Engagement at Enrich Hair & Skin Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Kamat has over 25 years of experience in the branding and communications industry. Over the years, he has gathered a deep understanding of entrepreneurial and quasi-government organizations and has worked personally with the top managements of organizations such as Reliance Communications, GCMMF (Amul), Rasna, London Rubber Co, among others. In 2008, he moved from being a Senior Vice President with DDB Mudra to get into consulting and teaching. He is also an Associate Professor at Chetana's Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.
Mr. Suresh Mhatre
Mr. Suresh Mhatre is Vice President – Tata Consultancy Services, and Professor Emeritus, SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. He has over 35 years of consulting and managerial experience in change management and implementation of best practices. Mr. Mhatre is extensively networked in the consulting and academic communities, and involved in strategic planning and IT Consulting in India’s leading IT firms.