School of Media and Communication Design



  • Dr. Sushil Rai
    Associate Dean

    Ph.D., UGC (NET), MJMC & M.A.
    Experience: 15 years (Industry & Academics)
    Dr Sushil Rai is an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP. He has completed a Ph.D. from Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi. Dr Rai has over 15 years of teaching and industry experience. Dr Rai has served various media organizations (Print & Electronic) with a rich experience of reporting and editing. He has presented papers in 30 National and International Seminars/ Conferences and has attended more than 10 Workshops/ FDPs in various capacities of Resource Person/ Chairman/ participant. He has over 25 research papers to his credit in National and International Journals of repute, authored one Book, 10 Chapters in Books, and over 40 Articles in newspapers and magazines. Dr Rai has been actively involved in organizing Seminars/Conferences, FDP, Workshops, and Media Fests. He is associated with several prestigious academic bodies and a member of other editorial boards and media associations. He is a Political Analyst on Uttarakhand news channel HNN24X7. He has been a Member Secretary of Public Relations Society of India, Dehradun Chapter for two years consecutively. He has also been conferred with Best Research Excellence Award- 2018 and Innovation Fellow Award-2019.
  • Dr. Shah Alam
    Associate Professor

    PhD, MAMC, UGC (NET)
    Experience: 8+ Years
    Dr. Shah Alam is an academician and researcher whose research work focuses on Gender and Media. He has been teaching Media and Communication for more than eight years in different universities including Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Jaipur National University, Jaipur. He has a long-standing interest in media and analysis, and his work is situated at the cutting edge between media and gender justice. The University Grants Commission awarded him a prestigious national fellowship for his doctoral work. He has incessantly demonstrated a record of research and publishing excellence, including books, articles, and numerous research papers in distinguished academic journals. He is the author of two books and has written several articles, book chapters, and book reviews. An educator fuelled by several years of teaching and research experience, he has presented research papers in national and international conferences and attended training and faculty development programs organized by the organizations of international repute. He has also edited renowned academic journals, including Women’s Link and Women & Society. An active scholar in his areas of interest, his opinion pieces regularly appear in mainstream dailies.
  • Dr. Purnima Oraon
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., UGC (NET)
    Experience: 4 years
    Dr. Purnima Oraon is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Communication Design, IMS Unison University, Dehradun. She has earned a Doctorate from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has taught at Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, for one year. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. She has four years of Media Industry experience. She worked as a senior monitor at Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC), under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and also has worked as Associate Editor in media and communication journals Jan Media and Mass Media, published by Media Studies Group, New Delhi. She has qualified UGC-NET in Journalism and Mass Communication and UGC-JRF in Tribal and regional language. She has also been awarded the ICSSR fellowship and National Fellowship for Higher Education (NFHE). Dr. Ambedkar Foundation sponsored her educational visit to the University of Columbia, New York and Washington, America during her PhD. She has presented research papers at many national and international conferences, including the 4th International Conference on Social Sciences at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Dr. Afaque Haider
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., ICSSR, M.A.
    Experience: 4 years
    Dr. Afaque Haider has taught the Master's degree students at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Aryabhatta Knowledge University (Established by Govt. of Bihar), Patna. He has earned a Doctorate from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He was also ICSSR doctoral fellow and National Foundation for India, Media fellow during his Ph.D. research. He did his MA in Mass Communication from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and qualified UGC-NET in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has four years of academic and professional experience. He regularly writes on rural issues, issues of minorities and other issues of political and social concerns in various media outlets. His area of interest is Political movements, communication research, political communication, print media, media discourse & development communication. His research work has also been published in reputed Journals and edited books. He has also presented papers in various national and international conferences.
  • Ms. Sakshi Tiwari
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D.(Pursuing), UGC (NET) & Masters in Mass Communication
    Experience: 2.8 Years (Industry & Academics)
    Ms. Sakshi Tiwari is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media & Communication Design at IMS Unison University, Dehradun. She has done Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism. She is a gold medalist in Mass Communication. She has qualified UGC-NET examination. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. Her areas of specialization are Television Production and Print Media. Before teaching, she has worked as Asst. Producer Cum Anchor, for HNN News Channel, Dehradun. Ms. Sakshi has teaching and industry experience of 2.8 years.
  • Dr. Anwesha Sen Majumdar
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D., UGC (NET) & M.A. in Mass Communication
    Experience: 5.10 Years (Industry & Academics)
    Dr. Anwesha Sen Majumdar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media & Communication Design at IMS Unison University, Dehradun. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication and completed her post-graduation in master’s in mass communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Before academics, she worked as a digital marketer/content writer with a social media agency OM Logic, a leading digital marketing agency in Delhi; wherein she handled the social media strategy of a national political party and various national brands. She has also worked as a sub-editor for Amity Group of School’s in-house school newspaper where she edited and aided students in understanding the nuances of Reporting and Content Writing. She also has experience in Public Relations having interned with Candour Communications, a PR agency in Delhi, and with the PR wing of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, West Bengal. Dr. Anwesha Sen Majumdar has also qualified NET 2015, June cycle. She has presented a paper at an international seminar held at UTM University, Malaysia, and a National Seminar held at SOMC, IMS Unison University. Her areas of interest include Print Media, Journalism, Content Writing, and Digital Marketing.
  • Mr. Sandeep Kumar Gupta
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. (Pursuing), UGC(NET)
    Experience: 6 years
    Mr Sandeep Kumar Gupta is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Media & Communication Design at IMS Unison University. He is pursuing his Ph.D. from Pondicherry University. He is UGC-NET Qualified. He is having 04 years of experience in Media field, and 02 years of Experience in academic/teaching. His specialization is in Media Research and Communication Theories and Digital Journalism.
  • Ms. Anushka Srivastava
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. (Pursuing), MA in Journalism and Mass Communication, UGC (NET)
    Ms. Anushka Srivastava is an Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Communication Design at IMS Unison University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (Delhi) and post-graduation degree with the MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chandigarh University (Mohali, Punjab). She is a UGC-NET in Mass Communication and Journalism. Recently, she has submitted her PhD thesis worked in the Department of Culture and Media Studies at the Central University of Rajasthan. Her industry experience includes working with Zee News, Live India News Channel (Delhi), Kritivity Web Solutions (Delhi) and Stuffox Media Pvt. Ltd. (Chandigarh). Her areas of interest includes Advertising, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and her research interest lies in Development Communication and New Media. Her areas of teaching include Digital Media, Media Laws and Ethics, Introduction to Communication Studies, Communication Research, and Event Management.