• Ph.D. (Mass Communication), Internationally Certified Trainer by Ocē ITC

    Head - Department of Mass Communication, Sharda University
    Academician, Communication Expert, Corporate Trainer, Media Specialist

  • Summary


    Dr Amit Chawla is a Doctorate in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, a Scholar at Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Kashipur) and a Qualified Trainer from ITC-Netherlands. With an experience of over 19 years, he has taught thousands of students of top institutions including those from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Amity University, Mewar University, Indian Institute of Photography, JICM, FDDI, NIT, IITTM etc. Aside, he also has close affiliation with media & corporate sector. Some of the organizations that he has been previously associated with include Canon India, Staff Selection Commission, Prasar Bharati, Press Information Bureau, Doordarshan, Sahara India and NTPC. He is also the founder of India's first on-site photography and film making workshops titled-PHOTOSHALA. Presently, he is heading the Department of Mass Communication and the community radio station - 'Suno Sharda 90.8 FM' at Sharda University.

    Specialties: Academic Management, Trainings, Team Management, Studio Management, Mass Communication, Electronic Media and Still Photography


    Regular Employment Details in Reverse Chronological Order since March 2002

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    Sharda University - Department of Mass Communication

    Head of Department
    August 2017 – September 2021
    • Heading Department of Mass Communication, School of Art Design & Media Studies
    • Teaching UG & PG students. Guiding Research Scholars.
    • InCharge of Radio Station – “Suno Sharda 90.8FM”
    • Advisor & Coordinator - Media Society


    • Leading the following teams:
      • Internal Discipline & Complaints
      • Accreditations
      • Course Coordination and Class Management
      • Examinations
      • Industry Interactions, Tours
      • Placement & Internship
      • V Attendance, PeopleSoft, Mentorship and LMS
      • Website Updation and Event Log
      • Community Radio Content and Broadcast Management
      • Shardans (In-House publication in English & Hindi)
      • Studio & Technical Equipment Incharge
      • Photo/Video Coverage, Showreel
      • Online and Distance Learning
      • Library
      • Alumni
      • Syllabus Revision & Faculty Board
      • Newsroom Productions
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    Canon India Pvt. Limited

    – July 2017
    • Content Research, Review & Standardization (Making trainer manuals & training content as per demographic needs, Comparing features benefits & advantages of Canon vis-à-vis competition products, Ensuring content & quality standardization for all trainings in India)
    • Training Delivery (Calendaring and Monitoring day to day L&D activities, Functional Trainings for North Region to be done by self, Recording & Improving use of training equipment & learning zone)
    • Technology Innovation in Trainings (Analyzing best industry practices for training content delivery and adopt them after feasibility check, Leveraging Technology to Develop new training tools and innovate training methods)
    • Stakeholder Management (Engaging with cross functional teams for analyzing business challenges & TNA à Designing L&D related interventions and content as per expectations à Executing pan India trainings through a team of trainers à Consolidating reports à Close-looping with stakeholders through periodic reports and meetings).
    • Team Management & Development (Setting KPIs of team in line with company and division goals, Map team-performance by periodic review of Plan vs. Actual, Creating development plan for each team member to help them perform and grow professionally)


    • Awarded ‘Canon Manager of the Quarter’ for 3 consecutive quarters (Q3-2016, Q4-2016, Q1-2017), thereby becoming the first employee in division to achieve this accolade.
    • In less than 15 months of joining CIPL, received 2 appraisals, performance bonus and promotion to next grade.
    • Received 7 Spot Awards & 5 Thank-You cards by Senior Management for outstanding performance in managing various difficult stakeholders and executing several key projects for the company.
    • With a view to leverage technology in imparting trainings to ISDs, sales and marketing staff, 1 eLearning platform, 1 mobile learning platform and 3 in-house learning videos were produced (till date), thereby saving at least 30 lacs of company cost.
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    Indian Institute of Photography

    Director (Academics & Productions)
    – Oct 2015



    • Managing faculty & staff
    • Strategic tie-ups & innovating ideas for business expansion
    • Supervising student admissions
    • Review & Improvement of Course Curriculum
    • Supervising shoots, promotions and productions


    • Growth of business & student enrolments by 250%
    • Affiliation of IIP with Himalayan University for award of Professional Diploma Program
    • Introducing six new educational programs
    • Spreading the reach of IIP to 33 countries and 6000+ students
    • Initiating numerous tie-ups with corporates and institutions including Vodafone, Aga Khan Foundation, IITs, IIMs, NIT, Pathways School, Genesis Global School etc.
    • Publication of Institutional Newsletters, Blogs, Press-Releases etc.
    • Contribution towards start-up of new initiatives like www.kaleidoscopeindia.in
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    Amity University

    Assistant Professor (Grade II)
    – Dec 2013
    • Mentoring students & curriculum design
    • Managing Studio Staff / Lab Staff
    • Equipment procurement
    • Proctorship, Clubs & QAE
    • Helped the university establish its photo and video studio
    • Convened 5 Annual national student photography exhibitions titled - ‘PIXELS’ (2008–2012), attended by eminent guests like Padamshri Raghu Rai, Sh. Harbans Mody, Prof. FB Khan etc.
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    Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

    Assistant Manager - Press Operations (On Contract Supported by Amity University)
    – Nov 2010
    • Managing Press positions at commonwealth games village
    • Media management & Press Conference management
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    MBICEM - GGS Indraprastha University

    – 2007
    • Teaching subjects related to electronic media
    • Handling in-house & outdoor media assignments
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    Delhi Doordarshan Kendra (Through BECIL)

    Broadcast Executive Grade 1
    – Mar 2006


    • Managing production and transmission of programs on DD Bharati & DD National
    • Aired 14 programs including live productions
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    Cinema Graphers

    Assistant in Productions
    2003 – 2005
    • Assisted in production of over 200 videos for NTPC, Doordarshan etc.
  • Achievements

    (Other than those during regular Employment)

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    Board Advisor for Staff Selection Commission for Prasar Bharati Recruitments

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    Jury Member and Guest Faculty At NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology)

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    Jury Member and Guest Faculty At Jamia Millia Islamia University

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    Structured course for Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India

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    Conceptualized India’s first series of on-location photography & film making workshops titled “Photoshala”. Several workshops conducted with international participations & guests

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    Undertaken over 1000 guest lectures, workshops, conferences, seminars, freelance videos & photo-shoots, films, projects & assignments.

    For further details please click here to download detailed resume.
    (Updated in June 2017)

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    Indian Institute of Management

    Executive Certificate Program In Digital Marketing

    Digital Marketing
    Batch of 2017 (Pursuing)
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    Jamia Millia Islamia

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    Mass Communication
    2010 - 2015
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    Jamia Millia Islamia

    Masters of Arts (MA)

    Mass Communication
    2003 - 2005
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    Jamia Millia Islamia

    Bachelors in International Business & Finance (BIBF)
    Marketing, Business Communication, International Business & Finance
    2000 - 2003
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    Ed-Excel University

    B-TEC Multimedia and Computing 2000 - 2002

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    Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Delhi

    High School (AISSE) - CBSE Board

     1987 - 2000

  • Professional Trainings / Certifications

    • ITC Certified Trainer by Ocē International Training Center (July 2016)
    • Training on Multimedia Packages & .NET framework by Microsoft Co. India (2009)
    • EMC Corporation certified Storage Technology Foundations (Level 1) Associate (2008)
    • BSI Certified Quality support and Internal Auditor ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:2004 (2007)
    • Attended academic management related FDPs (till level IV) by Amity University including course planning, academic structuring, teaching learning methodologies (2007–2009)
    • Trained in E.N.P.S. at Sahara India Television. Aired eight (8) independent news stories (2005)
    • Trained in production of A/V Programs, Promo & News Production at Delhi Doordarshan (C.P.C. - Khel Gaon). Also scripted, directed & aired a public service message during internship (2004)


  • My Moto

    Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

  • Testimonials

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    Varun Anand, PMP
    Managing Consultant at Trinity Consultants/ T3

    I have known Amit for over a decade now. He is intelligent, hardworking, creative and a leader. This can easily be witnessed from the number of good recommendations.
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    Swabhu Gupta, MBA, CAPM
    Business Analyst

    Amit always had a passion for creativity since the time I know him, which dates back 10 years. You can always count on him doing whatever it takes to get thing done. We might have parted ways in our career choice, but I would always remember Amit as an individual with strong goals and as a big factor in providing optimistic feelings to the group he works with.
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    Ankita Sharma
    Sr. Copywriter at Brands on E Advtg Pvt. Ltd

    Highly creative with in-depth understanding individual. Energetic and his positive attitude makes him stand out of the usual league.
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    Versha Ramani

    I have had the opportunity to work with Amit on several projects. It is a pleasure to work with Amit due to his committed and trust-worthy nature. He is a result-oriented person and a fantastic team leader. Often the go-to guy for solving any technical problems, Amit is an asset to any organization/team.
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    Vandit Bery
    Senior Executive - On Air Presentation at Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. (Sony Entertainment)

    Amit sir has been wonderful teacher, the most friendly person. He has a great sense of creativity and had an eye for commendable work. He has always been an inspiring teacher and a great motivator. Sir has always been the favourite of many of his students.
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    Ankita Sharma
    Assistant Editor at People Matters Magazine

    Mr. Amit Chawla has been an exemplary lecturer, with a great eye for commendable work. He has always been an inspiring teacher and a great motivator. Any student will be lucky to have him as a guide.
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    Aryan Prakash
    Sub-Editor at DB Corp Ltd.

    I have known Amit Sir from the day he took my interview for entrance in Amity. As a result, I am indebted to him for giving me a golden chance to be a part of this institution. Sir is a very good teacher as well as a good human being. I wish him all the best in his career.
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