Department of Visual Media and Communication

Department Overview

The Department of Visual Media and Communication at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi has pioneered a uniquely incorporated combination of innovative media theories and practical works, designed to foster the critical understanding and creative use of the audio-visual media.

Students are endowed with a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical areas of Journalism, Mass Communication and Broadcast Media including TV, Radio and Web, Print Media, Graphics, Multimedia, Animation, Visual Arts, PR and Advertising, Film Studies, Painting and Photography.

Programmes Offered
Research Areas

Science Communication, Visual Communication, Media Ethics, Visual Arts, Semantic Web.

Faculty Details

We have a rich profile of experienced and learned faculty to serve the school.
Many faculty members are involved in active research.
Every department has organized TARGET AREA GROUPS [TAG]
in the domains of specialized areas of knowledge.

Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpting, Visual Semiotics, Graphics

Dr. C. S. Jayaraman
Professor (Chairman, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts)

M. A. in English Language and Literature, Ph.D. (Honour)

Visual Arts, English Literature, Dramatics, Music and Film Studies

Retired Professor. 43 years of academic experience, including teaching History of Arts - Indian and Western, Theory of composition, screenplay Writing and Paintings. Presented papers in international conferences. Published books. (Also serving Department of English and Languages)

Dr. K. Sreena
Asst. Professor (Sr. Gr.), Research Guide, (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts)

Ph.D., M.A. (English), M.Phill.

Literary theory, Film Studies, Technical Communication.

11 years academic experience, including 8 years in research. Presented papers in national and international conferences and published papers in referred national journals. (Also serving in Department of English and Languages)

Vinod L
Asst. Professor

UGC-NET (Visual Arts), MFA (Applied Art), Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (C-DAC)

Visual Semiotics, Visual Arts, Applied Art, Art History, Painting

14 Years Teaching and Research experience, 6 Years Industry experience.

Dinesh Babu S
Asst. Professor

M.Sc. (E-Media & Communication), M.Phil. (Communication Studies) (Ph.D. Thesis Submitted)

New Media, Environmental Communication, Animation Studies, Research Methodology

6 years experience in teaching and research.

Dr. P. P. Vijayalakshmi
Professor, Research Supervisor

Ph. D., M. A., PGCTE (CIFL, Hyderabad)

Communicative English, Fine Arts and Media.

42 years of teaching in Collegiate Education Service, including 14 years in research. (Also Serving in Department of English and Languages)

Harikrishnan D
Asst. Professor

M.F.A. (Visual Media), UGC-NET(Visual Arts), Advanced Diploma in 2D and 3D Animation

Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Design Management, Photography

8 years experience in teaching. 10 years industrial experience as Animator/ Graphic Artist.

N.K. Vinod
Developer (Visual Media)

M.Sc. Visual Communication, B. A. (Malayalam), Professional Diploma in Advanced Multimedia Technology with Specialization in Animation and Web Designing

Drawing, Mural Painting, Illustration, Graphic Designing, Photography, Animation

14 years industrial experience in Graphic Desiging. 6 years experience in teaching.

Visual Arts, Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpting - Adjunct Guest Faculty

A. K. Haridas
Editor, Art Director, Design Software Consultant

National Diploma in Fire Arts

Painting, Illustration, Typography

Poojappura Suku
Former Head, Dept. of Fine Arts, RLV College of Music and Fine Arts

Diploma in Drawing and Painting, National Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting), BFA (Painting)

Awards from Kendra Lalit Kala Akademi and Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.

T. Kaladharan
Painter, Sculptor, Film Art Director, Secretary, Kerala Kalapeetom

Awards from Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.

K. U. Krishnakumar
Principal, Institute of Mural Painting, Guruvayoor Devaswom

M.F.A., National Diploma in Mural Painting.

Manoj Brahmamangalam
Artist, Sculptor

National Diploma in Fine Arts.(Painting).

Shaji Appukuttan
Artist, Art Director

B.F.A. (Painting)

Award from Kerala Lalithakala Akademi

Vikas S.

M.F.A. (Painting), B.F.A.

Painting, Acting, Dance, Martial Arts

Science Communication, Visual Journalism

Dr. U. Krishnakumar
Research Supervisor (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts)

Ph. D. (IIT-Mumbai), M.E. CS (I.I.Sc., Bangalore), B. Tech (Calicut)

Distributed Computing, Science Communication, Culture and Media Studies

42 years academic experience and 23 years research experience in India and abroad

Rekha K.P.
Asst. Professor

UGC-NET (Mass Communication and Journalism), MCJ

Video Production, Online Journalism, Film studies, Broadcast Journalism

3 Years Teaching and Research experience, 5 Years Industry experience.

Karthika C
Asst. Professor

MCJ, UGC-NET (Mass Communication and Journalism)

Print and Broadcast Journalism, Communication Theories

2 Years Teaching and Research experience, 5 Years Industry experience.

Aparna Namboodiri
Developer (Visual Media)

M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication), B. A. (History), PG Diploma in Journalism

Programme Production, Documentary Direction, Script Writing.

12 years industrial experience as Reporter and Sub Editor. 5 years experience in teaching.

Science Communication, Visual Journalism - Adjunct Guest Faculty

K. P. Madhu
Former Faculty, Science Media Centre, IISER, Pune


K. Pradeep
Writer, Sr. Journalist (Rtd. from The Hindu)

M.A. (English).

G. K. Suresh Babu
Executive Editor, Janam TV

M.B.A. (HRM), M.Com. (Finance)

Advertising, Digital Marketing, PR

Dr. N.V. Sreedharan
Professor, Research Guide

Ph.D. in Marketing (Advertising), M.B.A. (Finance), M.A. (English Language and Literature)

Media Organisation, Brand Management, Advertising, Copyrighting, Media Studies

18 years academic experience, including 11 years in research. (Also serving in Department of Commerce and Management)

Rashmi J Menon
Asst. Professor

M.B.A. (HR & Marketing)

HR, Marketing, PR

2 years experience in teaching. 5 years industry experience.
(Also serving in Department of Commerce and Management)

Advertising, Digital Marketing, PR - Adjunct Guest Faculty

P. Ravindranath
Accredited Teacher, AIMA, Trainer: CMC (UK) and JCI (USA), Former President, KMA, Principal Consultant and Head (Operations - Kerala), RK Swami BBDO Pvt. Ltd.

M.Sc., M.B.A., L.L.B., Ph.D. (Thesis Submitted)

Photography, Film and Video Production

M. A. Krishnakumar
Asst. Professor

M. F. A. (Visual Media), M.B.A.

Video Production, Photography, Direction.

11 years in teaching and Video Production.

T. Varun Prabha
Asst. Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Communication)

M. F. A. (Visual Media), UGC-NET(Mass Communication and Journalism)

Video Production, Photography, Direction.

10 years in teaching and Video Production.

P. R. Aravind
Developer (Visual Media)

M.F.A. Visual Media

2D Animation, Photography, Videography

4 years industry experience in 2D animation and E-Learning.

Film and Video Production - Adjunct Guest Faculty

Raghunath Paleri
Visiting Faculty (Direction and Script Writing), (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts)

M.A (English)

Director and Script Writer

Arun Rama Varma
Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Visiting Faculty (Audiography)

B. Sc. Electronics, Diploma in Audiography (FTII, Pune)

Indian Music, Films

Over 18 years of work experience as sound engineer in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and other film projects and Ad Films.

Graphics and Multimedia

K. R. Muralikrishnan
Asst. Manager (Graphics)

M.B.A., B. Sc. (CS), Diploma in Digital Multimedia

Video Editing, Graphic Designing.

21 years industrial experience in Multimedia development.

R. Sanju
Asst. Professor

M. F. A. (Visual Media), Advanced Diploma in Multimedia

Videography, Audiography, Video Editing, Science Comminicatio

14 years academic experience, including 6 years in research and one year in industry.