Mr. Pawas Bisht (Lecturer, Film Production)
Mr. Pawas Bisht teaches film production at Anwar Jamal Kidwai, Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He completed post graduation in Mass Communication from the AJK MCRC in 2006. He has been associated with different capacities in television and documentary film production. He directed and shot 'A Body that Will Speak' a documentary on body image disorders, specially made by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust.
He directed a short film, 'The House Remembers', which was specially made by Channel 4 UK with the intention of broadcast on Channel 4 UK, NDTV and Doordarshan. He also contributed to the children's sports as a producer for Sesame Street, India. Mr. Pawas Bisht scripted and directed a dance drama, 'The Children of the Fog' based on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The drama was performed at the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. He performs as a part of the theatre group, 'JANAM'. He has received the 2006 SARAI-CSDS research stipendship for his research work on Cinema and the City.
Mr. Krishna Sankar Kusuma - Lecturer (Traditional Media)
Mr. Krishna Sankar Kusuma is faculty for Traditional Media and Communication Research at Anwar Jamal Kidwai, Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He completed graduation from Central University, Hyderabad in 2001. Before finishing the graduation, he worked at CEDEC College of Utkal University, Orissa and Tezpur University, Assam. He represented India at national and international conferences by producing papers on various subjects including:
- Community radio and Dalits
- Impact of ICTs on Dalit women
- Threats to media education
Currently, he is working on his PhD in the area of Dalit. The subject of his doctorial research titled, 'Dalit Image in Telugu Cinema Since 1947' in K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, JMI. Mr. Krishna Sankar Kusuma's realm of interest includes:
He organizes workshops and seminars at AJK MCRC with the intention of providing students with media exposure. He conducts workshops and training sessions for students to prepare them for UGC-NET in Street Theatre, Mass Communication and Journalism, Puppetry and Communication Research.
- Dalits and Media
- Social communication
- Media Education
- Traditional Media
- Communication Research
The aim of the institute is to offer students firm theoretical grounding and required technical skills. AJK MCRC does not give job guarantee. However, the institute makes sure that after completing the course, students are able to get the job. The institute places importance on praticle exercises that help students to face any interview to grab a good job.
AJK MCRC has produced various expert professionals in the field of film and television. The institute has produced a number of independent directors, producers, filmmakers, teachers for mass communication, broadcast journalists, etc. The centre does not give job guarantee. However, it has a very good placement record. It has special placement cell. The aim of the cell is to facilitate students in choosing career, which suits them. Students are motivated to update and post their resumes on the center's website. The centre organizes campus interview where prominent radio channels, TV channels, production houses and newspapers agencies are invited to recruit students.