School of Journalism and Mass Communication

The School of Media, Journalism & Film Making is one of the leading faculties at the Himgiri Zee University. The programmes offered by this school are conceived as the flagship programmes of the University. These programmes are based on the combination of core and new inclusive modules of the study of Media, Journalism, Film Making and Communication as a whole.

The programmes offered embrace the whole spectrum of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts with Communication being at the focus of the programmes. These include subjects like Communication Theories, Media and Society, Journalism, Film Studies, Advertising, Public Relations, Communication Research, International and Political Communication among others. These subjects provide the requisite skills needed to become a Communication or Media practitioner at the local, national and global levels.

A degree in Mass Communication from Himgiri Zee University will provide the ideal opportunity to gain a hands-on experience of Communication and Media at both the theoretical level in the classroom and the practical level in the industry due to our unique media industry linkage. Students who complete a Master’s/Bachelor’s degree with the University will have the unique opportunity to undertake training at any one of the Zee Group facilities in the country. They will be taught by internationally sought after faculty, consultants and researchers who have worked in the Media and Communication discipline.

With the FM Radio-on-Campus (FM 107.8 “HIMGIRI KI AWAAZ”) and an In-House TV Production Studio, the stage is all set for the introduction of the Diploma courses in Radio Jockey & Production and TV Production as well.

Dean’s Message

“Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma is presently working as Professor & Dean in School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun Uttarakhand”

He did his PhD in Health Communication (Mass Communication) from NIMS University, Jaipur, Rajasthan. His area of specialization is Health Communication, & Journalism. Developmental Communication, Broadcast & Digital Media, Journalism, and Public Relations etcare his other areas of interest for research. He is having over over 25-Yrs of Industry & Academic Experience in Multicultural Environment (13 Yrs in Gulf) in Institution Building in Media Industry & Academic Leadership (Teaching, Research, Training & Placements, Institutional Branding, Corporate Consultancy & Public relations) He has also published & Presented several academic Research Papers in different international research journals \ Academic Platforms. Dr Sharma has the honour to develop / rebuild/restructure -(02) ‘Media Houses' & (04)‘Academic Institutions'. He has trained over 1000 budding media professionals / Journalist/ PR Professionals / Film-Makers. Besides, he has supervised short-films nominated at National Science Film Festivals. With best wishes
Dr. Sushil Kumar Sharma
Professor & Dean
School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Faculty Profiles

Mr. Sudheer Deoli

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
HoD, In-Charge


UGC NET qualified Twice (Jan 2017 and June 2019), MA Sociology, Pursuing Phd on the Bhotia Tribe of Uttarakhand.

Work Experience

9 Years of Industry plus academic experience in the field of Media and Communication.

Dr. Ritesh Chaudhary

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Associate Professor



2. Ph.D. in Media Studies from University of Lucknow

3. MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) University of Lucknow

Experience / Research Area:

He has over twelve years of academic as well as Industry Experience including Reporting & Writing. He has a Doctorate in the field of Journalism & Mass Communication. He has served Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University and University of Lucknow as Guest faculty. Before joining Himgiri Zee University he was associated with Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow as Assistant Professor.

Hobbies and other achievements:

His six books are published on Media Education. He has published more than 10 research papers and chapters in various National and International Research Journals. Along with this he has a degree of Law. He also has certification of ‘Film Appreciation’ from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune and ‘Literature, Culture & Media’ from IIT-Roorkee through NPTEL.
Apart from Teaching & Research, Dr. Chaudhary also wrote articles on various newspapers like DNA & Hindustan. He has also conducted various Workshops and Industry Oriented sessions for media students. He believes that teaching mass communication requires a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience His major area of teaching is Media Laws with a deep interest in research in Content Analysis and Content Management.

Vikas Chauhan

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Associate Professor

Work Experience

Currently, pursuing Ph.D in Media and Communication from Doon University. He has a rich experience of 11 years from Industry to academia. He is Masters from from Guru Jambeshwar University and a PG Diploma Holder in Radio and TV Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi.

Ms. Soniya Chamoli

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Associate Professor

Work Experience

A rich experience of 9 years in academics and holds a Post-Graduation in Mass Communication from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. She is the Faculty Editor of ‘Himgiri Voice’ - Monthly e-newspaper of School of Media, Journalism & Film-Making. Her research interests include Advertising, Public Relations and Print Media. She has attended and participated in two national seminars.

Devendra Kumar Prajapati

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Faculty Associate

Work Experience

Content Editor at ETV Bharat 218-19, 3 Years Experience in Life Guru Movies as a Camera Person. He has specialization in Photography, Photo-Journalism, Video Production and Electronic Media Production. He is Masters from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and Bachelors in Mass Communication from Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow.

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar

107.8 FM Himgiri Ki awaaz
Radio In-Charge

Work Experience

Radio professional with experience of 9 years in industry . Specialized in community and tribe communication through CRS. Social Mobiliser and theatre activist.

Ms. Jyoti Arya

107.8 FM Himgiri Ki awaaz
Radio Jockey

Work Experience

Radio Professional with an experience of 6 years , worked with Radio Khushi ( 90.4FM ) Mussoorie, Radio ad agency Jingles India , Dehradun, National institute for the employment of persons with visual disabilities ( Narrator ) Dehradun , All India Radio Dehradun (Programme Presenter, YUVAANI)

She is Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication

Mr. Vipin Negi

107.8 FM Himgiri Ki awaaz
Radio Jockey

Work Experience

A rich experience of 6 Years working in various Community Radio of Uttarakhand. He has worked in Radio Henvalvani community radio 90.4 Chamba, Radio khushi 90.4 Fm Guru nanak fifth centenary school Mussoorie and Radio Dehradun 89.6FM. He is a Diploma Holder in Radio Jockey from Uttarakhand Open University.

Graduate in Social Work from IGNOU

Ms. Ankita Uniyal

Department & Designation: Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification

Pursuing Ph.D, NET Qualified in Mass Communication, MA Mass Communication, MA History, Diploma in English Journalism from IIMC, Delhi
i. Docorate Degree with discipline only ( Kindly mention if perusing)
ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only.

Work Experience

Experience of ten years in both the academia and industry. Have worked with reputed organizations like Himgiri Zee, HNBGU, IIMC, Business Standard and Chronicle Publications. The work experience helps in giving the students hands on training in the field of communication and Journalism.

Research Area/ Interest:

Media Laws, Ethics, International Communication, Cinema, Cinema History

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Reading, Writing Articles, Poetry etc.

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Ms. Garima Singh

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies (Awarded)
M.A. in Communication

Work Experience

Presently working with Himgiri Zee University as Assistant professor since Sep, 2018

Worked with Himgiri Zee University as visiting faculty from Feb, 2015 till Aug, 2018
Worked with BFIT Group of Institutions as Lecturer from Sep, 2012 till July, 2014

Research Area/Interest

Have presented two papers at International Conferences.
Published three research papers on diverse topics like Diaspora community, Psychological Communication, Semiotics etc

Hobbies/Extra Curricular/ Other achievement

Vigorous reader/ writer/ Trained in Photography & Dance

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