Kumar Chellappan currently serves as Professor in the Department of Visual Media and Communication, School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi. He has 30 years of industrial experience including 6 years teaching. He served reputed Medias like Deccan Chronicle , Doordarshan and Asianet. He holds various positions like Principal Correspondent, Producer (News) and Website Editor in media. He also holds a Diploma in Video Production. His areas of research include Radio and TV Journalism, Web Journalism.