Prof. M. Kasim (Professor - Media Technology)
Mr. Kasim joined Anwar Jamal Kidwai, Mass Communication Research Center as Professor Media Technology. He is erstwhile official of Indian Broadcasting Engineers Service, IB (E) S 1989 Batch. He has more than twenty years of experience in installation, planning, training, operation and maintenance and research areas related to broadcasting technologies and infrastructure.
Mr. Kasim started his career as Design Engineer with NTPC limited in 1988. Consequently, he joined India's national television channel, 'Doordarshan' through Indian Engineering Service. When he was working as an Assistant Director, Engineering with TV Projects Office, his responsibilities were commissioning and installation of Transmitter projects and TV Studio.
Consequently, form 1997 onwards, in capacity of Dy. Director Engineering, Mr. Kasim was discharged from his responsibilities related to Operation and maintenance of DD Terrestrial Network. Mr. Kasim also worked with the Doordarshan Directorate and Procurement Division from 2003 to 05. In 2002, he attended a three-week seminar, ABU Broadcast Engineers Training Seminar at Central Training Institute, NHK, Tokyo. Mr. Kasim has also served a year as a Visiting Research Engineer at Science and Technical Research Laboratories, NHK, under ABU-NHK Broadcast Engineering Research Fellowship.
Mr. Kasim worked with DD Network. He was involved in introduction of new technologies. He played a key role in the team, which prepared Digital Migration Plan for DD Terrestrial Network and put into practice DVB-H pilot project for launching DD Mobile TV Service in Delhi. He was responsible to look after planning of DD HDTV terrestrial service for coverage of Commonwealth Games in 2010 and expanding broadcasting and services particularly aiming remote areas of the country.
Mr. Kasim has life membership of Broadcast Engineering Society, India. He was honored with 'BES Annual Awards 2007' for his best work in the sphere of digital technology related to mobile broadcasting. Mr. Kasim completed Bachelors (Hons) Degree in Engineering from AMU. After completing Engineering, he completed Masters Degree in Technology from IIT Kanpur. His areas of interest include educational technologies, mobile TV technologies and use of different content delivery raised area for Mass Media Communication.
Prof. Atul Sinha (Lecturer, Graphics and Animation)
Mr. Atul Sinha completed his graduation in fine arts from JMI, New Delhi. After completing graduation, he went to New Zealand to purse Post-graduation Diploma and Masters in Computer Graphic Designing from Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand. Mr. Atul Sinha taught as a peer tutor in the same university. His very first short animation film 'The Haunted House' was included in an interactive CD ROM, Inside 5, winner of Tuanz entertainment/new media award 2004.
Mr. Atul Sinha is a children's book writer and illustrator as well. Rupa & Co. published his very first book titled 'Swami and the white elephant' in 2004. He has tremendous experience in the field of animation and graphics. He encourages students to rise up as good animators and graphic designers. Mr. Atul Sinha lays emphasis on the practical exercises. He shares his experience with student and helps them to carve a good career in the field of film and television industry.