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  • Shubash

    Subhash Tendle
    Academic Area: Creative Strategy

    CCC, Professor


    Prof. Tendle is a J J School Alumnus and the former Creative Director at FCB-Ulka. He has over 35 years of creative industry experience. He now sells hope instead of soaps since the last ten years at MICA. Helping the CCC students design careers in Visual Communication , Prof. Tendle holds workshops, consults, teaches, mentors, sculpts and illustrates within the realm of Creative Visual Communication.

  • Rajan

    Rajan Nair
    Academic Area: Copywriting

    Course Director, Omnivore Academy


    In a career that spans 30 years, he has created and worked on some of the best-known advertising campaigns in the country: Raymond’s, The EcoTimes, Venky’s Chicken, Limca, Lakme, CRY and so on. He has won over 150 awards, including two CLIO nominations, Advertising Campaign of the Year from ABBY (twice), several CAG Awards, newspaper/magazine awards from Pioneer, Mid-Day, and A&M, Tops International (Copywriter Of The Year), and an obscene number of obscure awards.

  • Nitesh

    Nitesh Mohanty
    Assistant Professor - Creative Communication


    He is a visual artist who graduated from Sr J.J. School of Art, Bombay; acquired post graduation education from NID, Ahmedabad, specialising in Textile Design; He's now a design consultant to various brands within retail fashion, media, publishing, hospitality industry such as Shoppers' Stop, Raymonds, Penguin Books India, Rolling Stones, Salt Water Cafe, Mineral Films Division, Childrens films Society of lndia, Oxfam India, Amnesty International etc.

  • Utpal

    Utpal Pande
    Academic Area: Creative Design

    Adjunct Faculty, MICA


    With a background In Economics and over eight years of hands-on experience in Graphic Design from NID, he perceives design as a way of thinking. His areas of interests include identity design, typography, poster design, production design, branding & brand strategy, advertising and photography. His creative pursuits have been endorsed by organisations such as ICOGRADA. He has been featured In numerous international publications including the NY Times, design journals & periodicals.



  • Harmony

    Harmony Singaporia
    Academic Area: Semiotics in Communication

    Assistant Professor, MICA


    She teaches in the area of Culture and Communication at MICA. She has a Ph.D. in social history, and her thesis was on the langue and parole of reformist discourse around the ‘women’s question’ in late-19th century Western India. A practicing musician, Harmony’s other research interests include ethnomusicology, gender and performativity, culture and conflict, the role of music in the emplacement of exilic identities, and semiotic theory.

  • Siddharth

    Siddharth Deshmukh
    Academic Area: Digital Communication Management

    Associate Dean – Industry & Alumni Partnerships, Associate Professor


    He graduated as a "first MICAn" in 1996 (first batch of MICA’s two-year flagship PGDM). He leads MICA's foray into the digitally enabled world – through the “Digital Platform and Strategies” Area. Siddharth's first two jobs were with Sony Entertainment Television and AT&T (before it became Idea Cellular). He has, since that time, been an entrepreneur and digital venture/product development evangelist for over a decade – with his earlier UK based company, Cohezia.

  • Falguni

    Falguni Vasavada-Oza
    Academic Area: Strategic Marketing

    Professor, MICA


    Dr. Falguni Vasavada-Oza is a double gold medallist working as a Professor, Marketing Area and the Chairperson of Online Programmes at MICA. Prior to MICA, she has worked with the MBA Department of Saurashtra University and Christ College.She has researched and published papers on cross cultural communication, content analysis, account planning and portrayals in Advertising. Currently she is working on Advertising and IMC, Account Planning, Social Media Insights, Youth as Consumers, Portrayals in Advertising, Content Analysis of Commercials and Public Relations.

  • Sumit

    Sumit Roy
    Academic Area: Campaign Planning

    Consultant, Brand Communications


    Sumit Roy is the founder director of Univbrands. He has been showing people how to ride the brand communication motorcycle since 1987.During his stint at O&M he also looked after film production, media planning and negotiations, direct marketing, event marketing and public relations projects. Sumit also looked after Lintas’ training programs, coordinated the strategy review boards and their corporate planning. He was invited to New York to judge the EFFIES and was the Chairperson of the first India Advertising Festival in Mumbai.



  • Annie

    Annie Zaidi
    Academic Area: Scriptwriting

    Writer, Independent filmmaker


    Acclaimed books: Gulab, Love Stories # l to 14, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Book Awards), Crush, Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing. Awards and Recognition:‘Jaal’, ‘So many socks’(nominated for META Awards)-‘Name,Place,Animal,Thing’ (short-listed for The Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award) -Radio play, ’Jam’(Winner, BBC's International Playwriting Competition 2011)

  • Aniruddha

    Aniruddha Sen
    Academic Area: Film making

    Founder - Electric Dreams Film Company


    Oni, is a graduate of the National Institute of Designand has directed over 500 television commercials. Oni's approach to filmmaking is an extension of his background in visual arts. He is not just a storyteller, but also a photographer, designer and illustrator.
    Acclaimed work: The Saints of Sin (2016)

  • Dinesh

    Dinesh Khanna
    Academic Area: Photography

    Professional Photographer


    Dinesh Khanna has been working as a freelance Photographer for over 25 years with an eclectic blend of commercial and personal work. For advertising end corporate clients, he has been shooting food, people and interiors. Dinesh is a Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, one of the Co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival and also one of the Photography Curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival.
    Acclaimed books- Bazaar,Living Faith.

  • Jigar

    Jigar Fernandes
    Academic Area: Ideating for TVC

    President and Content head, Culture Machine


    An engineer and MBA, who was destined for a career in professional football changed tracks and joined Mahindras as a marketing guy instead. Six years later, he changed tracks again, this time in advertising and started off as a junior copywriter in 2007. Within a short span. he shot up the ladder and has been the country head of Publicis, with a host of popular work and awards to his credit.

  • Huzefa

    Huzefa Kapadia
    Academic Area: New Media Advertising

    Executive Creative Director, Hotstar, Star


    He is currently responsible for Hotstar Premium content that includes sports and International television shows, including IPL and Game of Thrones. Writer and Creative Director, Creativeland Asia, Mumbai, (Jul 2011-Jan 2014),his growth has been parallel to Creativeland's. He was responsible for handing communication for massive brands, including Mango Frooti, Cafe coffee Day, Mercedes Benz, Medimlx Ayurvedic, Soap JM financial, Appy fizz, and Hippo Baked Munchies.



  • Jignesh

    Jignesh Vasavada
    Academic Area: Radio Advertising

    Creative Consultant & Strategist (Programming), Sambhaav Media Ltd


    JV has been a media and entertainment professional for the past 25 years. He has worked in various fields ranging from Advertising to Print to Radio to Television and Digital Media. JV was the VP and CPH for Radio Mirchi where he was actively involved in character & creatives nationally. He was instrumental In identifying and moderating characters like Sud - Hansee ke Fuvvare, Mirchi Murga et al.

  • Manoj

    Manoj Tyagi
    Academic Area: Scriptwriting

    Screenwriter, Film Director


    Over the years. he has worked extensively with National film award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar, in films Iike Aan: Men at Work (2004), Page 3(2005). Corporate (2006) and Jail (2009).
    He made his directorial debut with Mumbai Salsa (2007) produced by Vikram Bhatt’s ASA for whom he had written a couple of films.
    Awards and Recognition:
    -National Award for Best Screenplay: Page 3, Apaharan
    -Filmfare Award for Best screenplay: Page 3

  • Nikheel

    Nikheel Aphale
    Academic Area: Calligraphy

    Calligrapher and Graphic Designer


    Nikheel has worked as a graphic designer for more than twelve years and has worked on various projects related to brand identity, publications. event & environmental graphics etc. Nikheel's calligraphy works were published In annual issues of prestigious & internationally acclaimed calligraphy magazine, letter Arts Review. USA {2010, 2011 & 2016}

  • Shanker

    Shanker Raman
    Academic Area: Cinematography

    Director, Chasing Tales


    Shanker Raman is an award winning cinematographer, writer, producer and director, having worked professionally over the last two decades on several documentaries, shorts, feature films and TV commercials.Awards and recognition:
    -Frozen: Best Cinematography (Indian National Awards and Durban International Film Festival)
    -Harud: Don Quixote Award(Fribourg Festival), Best Film in Urdu(Indian National Awards)
    -Gurgaon: WIP Lab awards (NDFC Film Bazaar).

  • Uday

    Uday Parker
    Academic Area: Creative communication

    Creative Chief and co founder, BREATHING SPACE


    Gold Medallist from JJ School of Arts. Around 24 years in advertising. Won more than 125 Global and National Awards. A jury at Indian Advertising Awards for the last eight years. Honorary at leading Management Institutes in India for the last 15 years.



  • Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Kumaresh
    Academic Area: Animation

    Founder and Director, Vaibhav Studios


    Founded in 2003. Vaibhav Studios has produced some of lndia's most successful and popular animated films and characters and is undoubtedly contemporary lndia's favourite animation studio. They script. design. direct and produce animation films These include television commercials. public service announcements, promotional content for TV channels, music videos. short and feature length films.

  • Aditya

    PG Aditya
    Academic area: Digital Advertising

    Senior Creative Director, Dentsu Webchutney


    PG Aditiya's career had humble beginnings, he started writing T&Cs behind candy wrappers to finally landing himself his first advertising job at 18. As a Senior creative director at Dentsu Webchutney, he has been fortunate enough to lead teams and digital creatives, filmmakers & strategists that include Flipkart, Nokia, Wildcraft. Fastrack. Swiggy. Quikr, among others.
    Awards and recognition:
    - IM Future Leader 2010
    - Impact Magazine's Top 30 under 30 2010
    -DAN Achiever Award lor 2010

  • Pradeep

    Pradeep Malik
    Academic Area: Writing for Media

    HoD & Adjunct Professor, PDPU


    A teacher-joumalist with more than 25 years in print, broadcast and new media, Dr. Pradeep Mallik has worked with leading media houses, The Times of India, Business lndia Group, lndia Abroad and Bhaskar Corporation. Currently, he teaches at School of Liberal Studies at PDPU, Gandhinagar. His last job was that of the Deputy Resident Editor at Ahmedabad Mirror.

  • Pradipta

    Pradipta Ray
    Academic Area: Set designing

    Film Maker I Production Designer I Artist |Design Educator I Animator


    Pradipta Ray is an Animator/ Film maker based in Mumbai. A graduate from NID. Ray has worked as a visualiser for several box office superhits such as Rang de Basantl, Heyy Babyy and Kambakth Ishq. Pradipta has a worked in various fields from films to Television to gaming industry. Famed works: Raat Baki(2011), “Eidi- The Gift (2014), "Guy Next Door “(2015)

  • Shreya

    Shreya Alex
    Academic area: Insight Mining

    Asst Brand Manager & Resident Copywriter - Corporate Brand, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd


    A brief internship at Orchard Advertising,Leo Burnett! made her fall in love with the craft. Her first advertising job at OgilvyOne Worldwide gave her a unique peek Into advertising, working with India's most loveable brand mascots, the Vodafone Zoozoo, After a year, she switched to the client's side -and now works with the resident content team at Mahindra's Corporate Brand team.

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