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Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Kumar Goswami, Regional Director

Dr Rakesh Goswami has been a working journalist for 22 years before taking the plunge into academics. He has a Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He won the University Gold Medal for scoring the highest marks in the course. He also has the doctorate degree. Dr Goswami joined the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in November 2020 as a Professor of Print Media, and was made the Regional Director of the Jammu Campus in February 2021. He has a long industry experience across the print and the broadcast journalism and passionate about teaching reporting, especially development journalism. He’s been part of Unicef programmes on empowering grassroots journalists across Rajasthan to give them critical skills to report on developmental issues.

Dr. Dilip Kumar, Associate Professor

Dr. Dilip Kumar is a journalist-turned-media academician with more than 18 years of experience. He was founder head of department of Journalism & Mass Communication at Management Education & Research Institute in New Delhi. He has done Post-Doctoral Studies sponsored by the ICSSR. He is Doctorate in Journalism & Mass Communication & Political Science, with a rich experience in the field of Media Laws and Ethics, Media Research and Issues of International Relations. He has participated in 150 National & International conferences as a key note speaker/resource person / moderator as well as organized more than 200 seminars/ conferences/ webinars as a convener.

Dr. Vinit Kumar Jha Utpal, Assistant Professor

 Dr. Vinit Kumar Jha Utpal has more than 17 years of work experience spanning across media industries and academics. He is UGC-NET and SET-Maharashtra qualified and holds the doctorate degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Prior to joining the IIMC, he has been Assistant Professor in Mass Communication, School of Media, Film & Entertainment (SMFE), Sharda University, Greater Noida, IIMT College of Management, Greater Noida. He has also taught at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, Noida campus, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, Delhi University. He has worked with Dainik Bhaskar (Indore/Raipur), Dainik Hindustan (Delhi/ Noida/ Faridabad), Rashtriya Sahara (Delhi/Noida) in different editorial capacities.

 Dr Anubhav Mathur, Assistant Professor

Dr Anubhav Mathur has been a media professional and media teacher for more than 18 years. He specializes in Statistics, Research Methodology, Television Studies and New Media. He has good working knowledge of statistical software like SPSS, R and Python. He recently did a course on Artificial Intelligence organized by CDAC and NIELIT.

Sanjit Kumar Khajuria, Assistant Professor

Sanjit Kumar Khajuria is former officer of Indian Information Service with an experience of more than three decades as a media professional and media educator. He has worked in All India Radio and Doordarshan News, and specializes in Broadcast Journalism. Mr Khajuria is trained in Conflict Reporting from Cardiff University of Wales (United Kingdom), and has extensively covered Terrorism and Cross-Border Conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. He has travelled to 14 countries to cover International Conferences and Summits such as G-20 and CHOGUM. Before joining the IIMC, he was a visiting faculty at J&K Police Academy in Udhampur and Central University of Jammu.