School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dean’s Message

School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Himgiri Zee University is committed to providing the necessary skills, knowledge, and exposure to students to face the ever-changing and challenging world of communication, media, and entertainment. The school offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and doctorate programs in Journalism and Mass Communication ranging from traditional to new age media. The curriculum of programs is developed with a substantial interface with the industry. Teaching pedagogy, rigorous evaluation, and hands-on practicalsare aimed to create effective academic delivery and enhance the learning experience of our students.

Faculty members of the school are highly qualified and have wide experience in the media and entertainment industry. Prominent media personalities from leading media houses and academicians from renowned educational institutions regularly visit the school to interact with our students. The school emphasizes the holistic development of students through experiential learning through well-equipped modern studios, in-house radio station, project-based learning, industry-aligned curriculum, internships, and live projects of media houses.

The school also organizes various extra-curricular activities such as photography, anchoring, news writing, workshops, seminars, debates, documentaries, animation, and cultural activities for the holistic development of students. The emphasis is on overall transformation to better prepare our students for careers and life. All these attributes, nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, make the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himgiri Zee University an ideal place for any young enthusiastic learner aspiring to develop into a thorough professional.

I invite you to join our programs under the guidance of qualified faculty members and industry professionals to create a promising career and a bright future. I assure you that our efforts will put you on the path to success.

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With best wishes
Dr. Ritesh Chaudhary
Associate Dean
School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Faculty Profiles

Mr. Sudheer Deoli

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Assistant Professor

Qualifications

i. Ph.D. (Pursuing from Doon University, Dehradun)

ii. UGC-NET (Journalism & Mass Communication in Jan 2017 & June 2019)

iii. MA Journalism & Mass Communication from Doon University.

iv. MA – Sociology from Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University

v. BA (Hons.) Mass Communication, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal.

Work Experience

Social and development communication, Film studies, New Media, Ritual communication. Mr. Sudheer Deoli has eleven years of academic as well as industry experience. He started his professional career from a survey with IIMC and Ayush Mantralay, Govt. of India. He worked as a Graphic Designer for a PSBT film 'Water is Life' produced by Bioscope Film Production, a Dehradun based production house. He was the founding member of 107.8FM Himgiri ki Awaaz Community Radio station run by Himgiri Zee University. From September 2014, he is working as an Assistant Professor with School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun. He has a keen interest in understanding educational psychology, critique of Modernity, and post modernity. He is an ardent Cricket fan, interested in film history especially Hindi films and has an enthusiasm to understand Climate Politics and Economics. He is an expert of advance software like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Sound Forge, and NUENDO.

Dr. Ritesh Chaudhary

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Associate Professor

Qualification:

1. UGC-NET

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.

Ms. Garima Singh

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Assistant Professor

Qualifications

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

Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=4IeZJU0AAAAJ

Scopus scholar Link: NIL

Ms. Soniya Chamoli

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Associate Professor

Qualification:

i. . M.A. – Journalism & Mass Communication from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal

ii. B.A. from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal

Experience / Research Area:

Ms. Soniya Chamoli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Himgiri Zee University Dehradun. She holds a Post-Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. She has a rich experience of twelve years in higher education. Her research interests include Advertising, Communication, and Public Relations. She has attended national and international conferences and participated in faculty development programs organized by prestigious institutions to enhance her professional skills. She has completed online courses - 'Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age' from the University of Toronto, Canada, and 'The Power of Podcasting for Storytelling' from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Devendra Kumar Prajapati

School of Media, Journalism & Film Making
Teaching Associate

Qualification:

i. MA in Mass Communication & Journalism

ii. Graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication

Experience / Research Area:

Mr. Devendra Kumar Prajapati has more than 8 years of Industry plus Academic experience in the discipline of Journalism and Mass Communication. Mr. Prajapati started his career as a media person during Graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication. He has worked with the media brand like Etv Bharat & UC News. After joining academics in 2019, he has been working with Himgiri Zee University for more than 3 years now. He has completed his Post Graduation in 2018 from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. His rich media experience and knowledge are a big plus for aspiring journalists. At the same time, they are also crucial for bridging the gap between media and academics. His article was Published in the Book “Bachpan Aur Media”.

Achievements/ Awards:

ISMP Adhaar Stumbh Award 27 Nov, 2021

Environmental Awareness presenting their Thought Award 28 Nov, 2021

Ms. Vandana

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Executive Radio Jockey Radio
Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun

Qualification:

i.Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication

ii. Masters in Journalism from Graphic Era Hill University Dehradun.

Experience / Research Area:

Ms. Vandana is an organized professional having 4.5 years of experience as a radio jockey with “Yuwavani” a youth based program along with being an Announcer at All India Radio .

Research Area/ Interest:

Producing, writing and narrating, Programs along with conducting interviews, script writing, playing music and commercials and determining information appropriate for Broadcasting.