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The department has a highly qualified and experienced faculty well versed with professional practices in various mass media fields.

  • All teachers have been students of this department.

  • The department shares a healthy symbiotic relationship with the media and professionals participate in conducting the academic programs.

  • The faculty also maintains strong professional links within their fields of specialization.

  • In addition, eminent persons from all walks of life are invited to deliver enrichment lectures to students on a variety of significant topics and issues.

About HOD :

Dr. Ujjwala Barve is a past student of the same department where she is now teaching since 1996. After compelting her Bachelor in Communicatioin and Journalism course in 1984 she worked in a Marathi newspaper 'Maha-rashtra' before joining All India Radio, New Delhi to work first as a newsreader and later as an assistant news editor. She was associated with All India Radio, Pune as well for many years after her return to Pune. She made a foray into TV Journalism with a local video daily 'Pune Varta'. Later she anchored a popular weekly current affairs discussion programme on Doordarshan (Sahyadri channel for Maharashytra) since its launch in 2002 till 2012. She went back to academics in 1995 to get a Master's degree in Communication and Journalism. Later she joined the department as a media teacher. Her doctoral research was about accuracy of langauge used in Marathi radio and TV bulletins. She teaches language skills, Radio Journalism, Media Research and Advertiisng. Her research areas are media and communication, media education, diaspora media etc. She has presented research papers in national and international conferences. She has so translated many books from English into Marathi including 'Indian Media Business' by Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.

Administrative Staff:



Vitthal Mainkar

Asstt. Section Officer (Accounts)

Rahul Gavate

Junior Assistant (General)

Rameshwar Kokane Junior Assistant (General)
Deepak Angholakar Daftari
Reshmikant Kadam Hamal
Mahavir Walmiki Sweeper

Visiting and Guest Faculty:

A number of senior media professionals and academicians are associated with the department as Visiting Faculty, who teach a major component of a subject. A number of Enrichment Lectures by Guest Faculty also are scheduled from time to time.

Visiting faculty for the various courses in 2009-10:

1. Ms. Aroona Nafday

2. Mr. Joe Pinto

3. Mr. Michael Gonsalves

4. Prof. Dr. Shrikant Paranjape

5. Mr. Vinay Hardikar

6. Prof. S. K. Kulkarni

7. Prof. Samar Nakhate

8. Mr. Sudhakar Joshi

9. Prof. Vishram Dhole

10. Mr. Shirish Sahasrabuddhe

11. Mr. Madhav Gokhale

12. Prof. Dr. D. D. Punde

13. Prof. Dr. Yashwant Sumant

14. Mr. Niranjan Agashe

15. Mr. Chandrashekhar Patwardhan

16. Mr. Subhash Naik

17. Mr. Manmohan Sinha

18. Dr. Vijay Dev

19. Ms. Sunanda Mehata

20. Mr. Mahesh Iyengar

21. Mr. Prasad Namjoshi

22. Prof. Dr. Santosh Dastane

23. Ms. Sushma Datar

24. Prof. Sadanand More

25. Mr. Sameer Ranade

26. Dr. Ajay Joshi

27. Dr. Radheshyam Jadhav

28. Mr. Shridhar Loni

29. Ms. Sonali Mahajan

30. Ms. Sunanda Mehta

31. Mr. Rajendra Yeolekar

32. Mr. Yogesh Joshi

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