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.


Faculty Details

Dr. C. S. Jayaraman

Email: jayaramancs@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts).
Qualifications - M. A. in English Language and Literature, Ph.D. (Honorary).
Areas of Interest - Visual Arts, English Literature, Dramatics, Music and Film Studies.
Experience - Retired Professor. 45 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. S. Dinesh Babu

Email: dineshbabu@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts).
Qualifications - M.Sc. (E-Media & Communication), M.Phil. (Communication Studies), Ph.D. (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Areas of Interest - New Media, Environmental Communication, Animation Studies, Research Methodology.
Experience - 4 years experience in teaching, 7 years in research.

Dr. K. Sreena

Email: sreenak@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Sr. Gr.), Research Guide
Qualifications - Ph.D., M.A. (English), M.Phil.
Areas of Interest - Literary Theory, Film Studies, Technical Communication.
Experience - 13 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).

Harikrishnan D

Email: harikrishnan@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor
Qualifications - M.F.A. (Visual Media), UGC-NET(Visual Arts), Advanced Diploma in 2D and 3D Animation.
Areas of Interest - Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Design Management, Photography.
Experience - 10 years experience in teaching. 10 years industrial experience as Animator/ Graphic Artist.

Vinod L

Email: vinodlaxman@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts).
Qualifications - UGC-NET (Visual Arts), MFA (Applied Art), Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (C-DAC)
Areas of Interest - Visual Semiotics, Visual Arts, Applied Art, Art History, Painting, Illustration.
Experience - 16 Years Teaching and Research experience, 6 Years Industry experience.

Dr. P. P. Vijayalakshmi

Email: ppvijayalakshmi@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Professor, Research Supervisor
Qualifications - Ph. D., M. A., PGCTE (CIFL, Hyderabad)
Areas of Interest - Communicative English, Fine Arts and Media.
Experience - 44 years of teaching in Collegiate Education Service, including 14 years in research. (Also Serving in Department of English and Languages)

Dr. N.V. Sreedharan

Professor, Research Guide
Qualifications - Ph.D. in Marketing (Advertising), M.B.A. (Finance), M.A. (English Language and Literature)
Areas of Interest - Media Organisation, Brand Management, Advertising, Copyrighting, Media Studies
Experience - 20 years academic experience, including 11 years in research. (Also serving in Department of Commerce and Management)

R. Sanju

Email: sanju@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor
Qualifications - M. F. A. (Visual Media), Advanced Diploma in Digital Multimedia
Areas of Interest - Video Editing, Graphic Designing, Videography, Audiography, Photography and System Administration.
Experience - 16 years academic experience, including 3 years in research and one year in industry.

M. A. Krishnakumar

Email: krishnakumarma@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor
Qualifications - M. F. A. (Visual Media), M.B.A.
Areas of Interest - Video Production, Photography, Direction.
Experience - 13 years in teaching and Video Production.

T Varun Prabha

Email: varun@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Communication)
Qualifications - M. F. A. (Visual Media), UGC-NET (Mass Communication and Journalism)
Areas of Interest - Video Production, Film Studies Photography.
Experience - 12 years in teaching and Video Production.

Aparna Namboodiri

Email: aparna@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication), B. A. (History), PG Diploma in Journalism
Areas of Interest - Programme Production, Documentary Direction, Script Writing.
Experience - 12 years industrial experience as Reporter and Sub Editor. 9 years experience in teaching.

Rekha K.P.

Email: rekhakp@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor
Qualifications - MCJ, UGC-NET (Mass Communication and Journalism)
Areas of Interest - Video Production, Online Journalism, Film studies, Broadcast Journalism
Experience - 5 Years Teaching and Research experience, 5 Years Industry experience.

Karthika C

Email: karthikac@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor (Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts).
Qualifications - MCJ, UGC-NET (Mass Communication and Journalism)
Areas of Interest - Print and Broadcast Journalism, Communication Theories
Experience - 4 Years Teaching and Research experience, 5 Years Industry experience.

K. R. Muralikrishnan

Email: muralikrishna@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M.B.A., B. Sc. (CS), Diploma in Digital Multimedia
Areas of Interest - Video Editing, Graphic Designing.
Experience - 23 years industrial experience in Multimedia development.

Rashmi J Menon

Email: rashmij@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Asst. Professor
Qualifications - M.B.A. (HR & Marketing)
Areas of Interest - HR, Marketing, PR
Experience - 4 years experience in teaching. 5 years industry experience.
(Also serving in Department of Commerce and Management)

P. R. Aravind

Email: aravindpr@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M.F.A. Visual Media
Areas of Interest - 2D Animation, Photography, Videography
Experience - 5 years industry experience in 2D animation and E-Learning. 3 years experience in teaching.

N.K. Vinod

Email: vinodnk@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M.Sc. Visual Communication, B. A. (Malayalam), Professional Diploma in Advanced Multimedia Technology with Specialization in Animation and Web Designing
Areas of Interest - Drawing, Mural Painting, Sculpture, Illustration, Web Designing, Graphic Designing, Photography, Animation
Experience - 14 years industrial experience in Graphic Desiging. 8 years experience in teaching.
Adjunct Faculty

Dr.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.
Qualifications - M.Sc., M.B.A., L.L.B., Ph.D.

A. K. Haridas.

Editor, Art Director, Design Software Consultant
Qualifications - National Diploma in Fire Arts
Areas of Interest - Painting, Illustration, Typography

Arun Rama Varma

Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Visiting Faculty (Audiography)
Qualifications - B. Sc. Electronics, Diploma in Audiography (FTII, Pune)
Areas of Interest -Indian Music, Films.
Experience - Over 18 years of work experience as sound engineer in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and other film projects and Ad Films.

Raghunath Paleri

Visiting Faculty (Direction and Script Writing), Member, Board of Studies in Visual Media and Fine Arts
Qualifications - M.A (English)
Experience - Director and Script Writer

Poojappura Suku

Former Head, Dept. of Fine Arts, RLV College of Music and Fine Arts
Qualifications - 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
Qualifications - Awards from Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.

K. Pradeep

Writer, Sr. Journalist (Rtd. from The Hindu)
Qualifications - M.A. (English).

Manoj Brahmamangalam

Artist, Sculptor
Qualifications - National Diploma in Fine Arts.(Painting).

Shaji Appukuttan

Artist, Art Director
Qualifications - B.F.A. (Painting)
Award from Kerala Lalithakala Akademi