Mr. Samar Abbas

Director, Dean and Editor

National Award Winner, an acclaimed training industry leader, Mr. Abbas is the owner of an eminent and dynamic disposition with a rich experience of seventeen years in Advertising, Media, Digital Marketing and Education. Owing to his academic achievements and interests and a fiery passion for his work, he has gained experience and has acquired deep understanding of several sectors of the business industry throughout his career. He is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow, from where he has completed his Executive MBA, also a PhD (Business Administration) Scholar from Aligarh Muslim University. Past endeavours of Mr. Abbas involve his term with Dentsu India Group, which is a Japanese MNC, specialising in Marketing and Advertising, Binary Tree Inc where he looked after operations and digital business and Network 18 ( the country's leading media conglomerate which operates news channels - CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18, IBN7, ETV channels and a joint venture with Viacom, Colors, MTV, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr, Teen Nick) wherein he is known for his work in the areas of business development & analysis, new business acquisition, project delivery, talent acquisition, training & development etc. He has been involved with the CDS, Centre for Development Studies, as an Assistant Director as well. He deserves and has been awarded with credit for several of his significant contributions in the Media, Advertisement & training Industries. He has participated in and has helped direct quite a few development studies. He has been associated with various Non-governmental organisations, with whom, he still consults from time to time and for certain cases. His contributions span across numerous of the esteemed projects, work models, business agendas and organisational setups which have been plotted and guided by him for the Education and Training Industry, Information Technology, Advertising, Media and Digital Marketing Industries.

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Principal Advisor

With experience, comes a depth in understanding that carries a person to new realms of intellect, perceptions and insight. Dr. Gupta, with more than forty years of involvement in several reputed organisations, with several achievements to his name and with a PhD from IIT, Delhi, is one such person whose intellect has carried him to wonderful things and through him, has carried several others to new stages in their life and careers. Dr. Gupta has been associated with Government of India and Government of UAE and has a National Award to his name. His interests and his works span in the areas of print media, education and professional training programs. He has has managed several fields and has been associated with several research and fellowship works. He lends his precious time to help IMCI grow in their endeavours to enlighten the world.

Mr. Samir Abbas

Member and Associate Professor

Mr Abbas, with his fifteen years of experience in the Media and Communications Industry, has a flaming bio that involves exclusive positions in channels the likes of IBN 7 and India TV. With his raging passion for journalism, a humane touch resides within him which has driven him into the Education Industry with a willingness to serve his country by sharing his experience and his share of challenges with the willing aspirants of the culture. His familiarity with the industry has been built with his widely ranged involvement in several neighbouring disciplines over the years. He has served as an Associate Executive Producer in IBN7. While the basic trade of Mr Abbas is journalism, he has adorned many a positions in several top notch networks like Network 18. He has also served as the Executive Editor for Live India and has worked as an Anchor for IBN7, Bhaskar News and India TV and has received both recognition and several awards for his contributions to active journalism. He also runs his own blog, "Meri Aawaz" wherein he shares his perception with the world.

Dr. Neha Singh

Member and Associate Professor/ Editor

With an attitude that reclines towards getting the job done with a thousand percent of precision, Ms Singh owns a successful career of twelve years in the Media, Marketing and Education Industry. She holds a PhD from Noida International University in Corporate Communication. An alumnus of Delhi University, Ms Singh completed her graduation in Journalism honors and went on to garner a Masters in Mass Communication from Guru Jhambeshwar University. She started her career with IBN7 as an Anchor. Her zeal towards journalism and her hunger for excellence led her to a fulfilling profession wherein she managed positions like Package Producer and Public Relations Officer. Her journey of ten years, which began with IBN7, veered through blue chip companies like Havells, Fortis Healthcare and Corbus LLC. In addition to her various contributions to the world of Media, Advertisement and Digital Marketing, she has also shaped a position for herself in the Education Industry to satiate her desire of becoming a support factor in the development of budding media personnel. She holds an experience of working as an Assistant Professor in Amity University. Ms Singh owns an expert grip over communication formulations, press releases and PR and advertising practises. She has a knack for formulating and maintaining corporate websites as well.

Ms. Indrani Dasgupta

Assistant Professor

Indrani Dasgupta is a dynamic professional and an educator at the Institute of Marketing Communications India. She is a Management Grad from Doon Business School, Dehradun. Along with her PGDM in Marketing and Human Resources, she also holds a Master's degree in Commerce from Nagpur University. She is certified in Strategic Management from IIM, Rohtak.

She oversees the full spectrum of marketing communications, advertising and digital marketing courses at IMCI. Core areas of her professional expertise include digital marketing, advertising and brand communications and she is driven by integrity and commitment to do good work always. Her startup pitch on Gramatan-The Offbeat Experience was presented at All India Management Association (AIMA, New Delhi) to promote ethno-tourism in the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh. She has done research work on her dissertation titled “A study on the use of Matrimonial Websites by modern Indian youth.”

Before taking this role at IMCI, Indrani served as the Social Media Manager at an advertising agency driving the digital communications and social media strategies for brands across diverse industries. She also served as the Marketing and Content Head at Global Nomad Summit, a community of international remote work professionals, digital nomads, freelancers and remote entrepreneurs. In her professional career, Indrani has worked in the startup community as well as with one of the top MNCs, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Indrani has volunteered in Indonesia, promoting United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth). During her project, she taught digital marketing as a career prospect to senior school students, took seminars for entrepreneurs and provided consultation to local Indonesian startups & SMEs to boost their digital presence.

Ms. Raveena Kumari

Assistant Professor

Ms. Raveena Kumari is associated with IMCI as an Assistant Professor & is responsible for developing training modules, e- lectures, online live lectures and personal lectures delivering her best of knowledge in journalism, Mass communication, event management, marketing and advertising studies. She is a Master’s degree holder in Mass Communication and Journalism from Kurukshetra University, Haryana.

She has rich industrial and corporate exposures in marketing and event management. She has worked with media channels like DD, AIR (Akashwani, Delhi) & Radio Amity 107.8 FM, while pursuing her graduation from Amity University, Noida. She was highly proactive and diligent, she never restricted herself to classes but Aced in Co-Curriculum from management of international conference with dignitaries like Dr. Christopher Lingle (International Political Economist of USA) to Famous Indian voice-over artist Mr. Shammi Narang. She has also served organizations like DRDO & INMAS, ICEL etc. Seeing her hard work and dedication she was honored with the most coveted award of the university ‘Shri Baljit Shastri Award’.

When she stepped into the industry as a fresher her never giving up attitude made her sail through the upcoming challenges. She organized many events PAN India from Guwahatiin east to Mumbai in west to Jammu in north to Hyderabad in south leaving no state or cities untouched she managed events all over. Optimistic, multitasking and getting the work done attitude kept her motivated. She believes “Hard WORK PAYS OFF “.

Dr. Manisha Gupta

Assistant Professor & Examination Controller

Dr. Manisha Gupta has rich teaching and training experience in Management & Marketing communication streams. Before joining IMCI she has worked with at Management Department in Lingaya’s Lalita Devi Institute of Management and Sciences, Delhi for more than two years where she was part of core team at LLDIMS in organizing many events like various Faculty Development Program, Conferences and Seminar of National level. She has expertise and proficiency in various fields like Principles of Management, Marketing communication, Organization Behavior, Business Communication, Marketing Management, Indian Economy, Business Ethics, CSR, IBM, Digital Marketing and Research Methodology. With her knowledge and rich experience, she is focused on practical aspects of current needs, contemporary and emerging trends in the said management areas She had published one book and nine research papers in national and international Journals and one paper in Scopus listed Journal also. She holds the doctoral degree Ph.D. in Management from SHIATS (Formerly called Allahabad Agriculture Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad). She had qualified UGC NET in Management twice. Apart from PhD, she is MBA with the specialization in Marketing from SPMIT, Allahabad which is affiliated to GBTU and in graduation from Ewing Christian College which is an autonomous college of University of Allahabad.

Ms Ankita Biswas

Associate Professor

Ms Ankita Biswas has rich experience in the advertising and communication industry and academic. She holds Post Gradudate Diploma in Management from Ahmedabad from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA). She also has completed Bachelor Degree in English (Hons.) from University of Delhi. She is an accredited Marketing communications professor and head, academic at IMCI. She has worked with DDB Mudra Group, Fever 104, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE in the aresa of Advertising and media strategy, Sales and Marketing prior to academics and she has kept close ties with Industry since then. She was actively involved in marketing of various brands in publishing and entertainment industry. Her areas of research and teaching include Advertising, Creative Communication, Brand Direction, Services Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Strategic Management, Advertising and Media management, International marketing and Rural Marketing

Ms Latika Sharma

Assistant Professor

Ms. Latika Sharma is an Assistant Professor at IMCI. She is a graduate in Journalism (Hons.) with specialization in English Journalism from University of Delhi. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in English Journalism with Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.She has worked with Headlines Today & News Nation Channels, Hindustan Times and SpringHead PR. Her teaching interest includes Public Relations, Branding and Advertising, Digital Journalism & Mass Communication. She has published a number of papers in journals of repute. Her research interest includes Journalism and PR Relationship.

Ms S.R. Abedi

Member Secretary

Ms Abedi has a work history that is not only multi-disciplined, but also full of real life instances of how a steel resolve can change the way the industry looks at a person. She has worked with themes of education, training and has a deep impression of the idea of computer applications coordination and management programs. She is a post graduate, a national award recipient and has worked with administrative as well as logistics departments of several top notch organisations. She is also associated with several non-profit organisations and has her entire focus centred on spreading awareness about the need for education under the proper light.

Ms. Vasundhra Ganguly

Assistant Director

Ms Ganguly is a person whose dedication holds the potential to inspire others. With a desire to impart the capsuled shots of her vast and rich experience to the young generation, she holds a degree of post-graduation. She has worked with many highly reputed organizations and has developed her worth as an asset to the industry. She has also tried her hand in teaching and thus holds an idea of implementing technology into lecture models for time definite courses with particular industry driven aims.

Dr. Akanksha Gupta

Associate Professor

With a surfeit experience into the educational sector and numerous research & publications into the International, National journals , papers,etc. Dr. Akansha has proven expertise in assigning knowledge to the learning individuals. Enumerating few of them , her articles have got a nod from International Journal of Marketing and Technology on various topics like “Customer Experience Management in retailing for retail patronage” . She is an alumnus of Delhi University and has concluded her Ph.D in Retail Management & Masters degree from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University . Given her mighty experience into academics and much more to enhance she is leagued with IMCI as an Associate Professor to impart her gained knowledge. Prior to joining IMCI she has showcased her stint with famous institutions like Mewar Institute of Management ( CCS University) , University School of Management Studies (GGSIPU) , Delhi School of Professional Studies &Research ( GGSIPU) and ITS (College of Management) affiliates to Chaudhary Charan Singh University , U.P. Coming to her achievements she has bagged many accolades for her impressive writing knack in various case study symposiums.

Ms. Sneha Singh

Associate Professor

With an extensive understanding of Media Relations and competency in conducting television & radio interviews Ms. Singh has been contributing generously towards the growth of institution as an Associate Professor. She is adept at inspiring the team members to achieve their potential while working towards institutional objectives. As a person she is highly organized and process oriented with an eye for detail. Coming to her gigantic experience she has spearheaded many product launches of esteemed clients like McAfee, Synchrotron , Lupin & Trip Advisor whilst her extended tenure with TEXT 100. She was a core member of TEXT100 APAC Marketing Ambassadors and a second level ‘Digitally Certified’ Navigator by TEXT 100. Also whilst her succinct association with Torque Communications she has validated her spunk by independently serving giants like McDonald’s. A graduate from Delhi University, she has been ordained by Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication in Public Relations. In pursuance of her interest for Graphology she has received a certification from International School of Handwriting Analysis, California. Having a vivid experience into the industry she has earned laurels by WHO for her efforts on Media Analysis Report for a renowned NGO - Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK).

Ms. Sushmita Jha

Associate Professor

Ms.Jha has not only accumulated profound knowledge whilst her experience into the advertising and public relations domain but has an avid approach towards imparting the same to the next generation learners. She graduated from NITM Gwalior in Arts & Mass communications and completed her Masters Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Vishwavidyalaya. Prior to her association with IMCI as an Assistant Professor, she has trodden with named reputes of the industry .She has also been an integral part of Public Relations and CSR department of Blue Eminence Technologies. She has executed many Advertsing and public relations projects with firms like PR Solutions , Indian Oil Corporation, etc. Given her immense experience into the industry she has developed a forte for development learning management system and delivering lectures.


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