Santosh Kumar Patra
Associate Professor, Head - Centre for Media and Entertainment Studies (CMES)
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Academic Area: Media & Entertainment Management

Santosh has more than 14 years of work experience in teaching, research and administrative positions. In last seven years he has worked at IMT, Ghaziabad IMTG) and MICA, Ahmedabad in different capacities. He started a new domain in the area of Media and Entertainment Management at IMTG and was heading the domain at IMTG in 2017-18.

A student of Sociology at core, he attempts to understand and explore the dynamism involved in the domain of media and entertainment business, media and digital sociology and new media philosophy through research, teaching and other engagements. 

He has done his masters in Sociology, M.Phil in Political Economy and Development Sociology and PhD in Digital Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His teaching and research interest cuts across different subfields in media and entertainment management, social studies, which includes media sociology, digital sociology, self and cyberspace and theories political economy.

He has contributed in the areas digital sociology, media sociology, political economy of media, sociology of religion etc. and has published widely both in national and international journals. He constantly contributes opinion pieces for different national and regional newspapers and magazines. He is a political observer and most of his research, talks and writings reflect the political complexities and raise the concern of power and authority in the society. An amateur political analyst, he believes in inherent power as the key driver of societal order.

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