The Faculty

The faculty is drawn from distinguished professionals in the field.
Over the years, they have developed excellent rapport with the student body,
which explains the high degree of involvement and participation which characterizes the activities of the Institute.

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Fr. Conrad Pesso, SJ

    Dr. Fr. Conrad Pesso, SJ Director

  • Dr. Fr. Keith D'Souza, SJ

    Dr. Fr. Keith D'Souza, SJ Chairperson, Rector,
    St. Xavier's College

  • Sandra K. Rana

    Sandra K. Rana Dean, Finance & Administration

Management Advisory Board

  • Fr. John Paul Swaminathan

    Fr. John Paul Swaminathan CEO Don Bosco International Media Academy (DBIMA), Paris

  • Dr. Karuna Gokarn

    Dr. Karuna Gokarn, Vice-Principal (Academic), St. Xavier’s College

  • Fr. Gordon Daniells, SJ

    Fr. Gordon Daniells, SJ HeadCorporate Ext. Services, XIC

  • Dr. Rajendra Shinde

    Dr. Rajendra Shinde Principal
    St. Xavier's College

  • Dr. Annapurna S.

    Dr. Annapurna S. Vice-Principal (Arts)
    St. Xavier's College

  • Dr. Jehangir B. Mistry

    Dr. Jehangir B. Mistry Professor Emeritus
    St. Xavier's College and XIC

Course Heads

  • Ms. Anu Sinha

    Ms. Anu Sinha Course Head Advertising, Marketing Communications & Customer Analytics

  • Meghaa Ghosh

    Ms. Meghaa GhoshCourse Head Event Planning & Experiential Marketing

  • Dr. Shaison P. Ouseph

    Dr. Shaison P. Ouseph Associate Dean Technical & Administration Course Head Film, Television & Digital Media

  • Ms. Sandra Vaz

    Ms. Sandra VazJoint Course Heads Journalism & Media Convergence

  • Mr. Yogesh Kamdar

    Mr. Yogesh Kamdar Joint Course Heads Journalism & Media Convergence

  • Mr. Rajeev Chawla

    Mr. Rajeev ChawlaCourse Head Public Relations & Corporate Communication

  • Mr. Vinod Srivastava

    Mr. Vinod Srivastava Academic Advisor & Course Mentor Strategic Integrated Communication Programme (SICP)

XIC Faculty List

  • Dr. Agnelo Menezes
    (AM, JR) Associate Prof. Economics Former Principal, St Xavier's College (Autonomous)

  • Dr. Atul Thakur
    (JR) Freelance Graphics
    Web Designer

  • Apaar Bhandari
    (EP) Sr. Vice President, Experiential Technology & Content Hyperlink Brand Solutions

  • Ashraf Engineer*
    (PR) Head, Brand Strategy SBU

  • Anu Sinha
    (AM, SICP) Co founder, RusTeak, Educationist, Course Head AM

  • Arnab Chowdhury
    (AM) Creative Controller

  • Dr. Aruna Pednse
    (JR) Retd. Prof. Political Science, Mumbai University

  • Archana Bakshi
    (AM) Head of Marketing at Kelp

  • Ashish Kher
    (AM) Account Director, Strategy & Planning, Please See

  • Akhila Joshi
    (JR, SICP) Digital Media Consultant

  • Bhavini Trikha
    (SICP) Creative Controller,
    Ogilvy

  • Bijoy Idicheriah*
    (JR) Communications Consultant,
    Reserve Bank of India

  • Chirag Mistry
    (PR) True North - Corporate Communication Lead

  • Clyde Affonso
    (EP) Sr. Manager, Events - AMEX Global Business Travel

  • Cyrus Jogina
    (PR) Sr. Vice President - Technology and Startups

  • Chaitanya Marpakwar
    (JR) (MA LLB)
    - Special Correspondent, Times of India

  • Adv. Dominic D'Souza
    (EP, PR, AM) Legal Professional - Indian Media and Entertainment Industry. Ex Star, Disney, Zee and Balaji Head.

  • Deepshikha Dharmaraj
    (PR) Chief Executive Officer BCW India Group

  • Fali Singara
    (JR) Radio Jockey, Writer, Producer All India FM Service (107.1FM)

  • Faiyaz M. Khairaz
    (AM, JR) Consultant, Corporate Trainer

  • Gordon Daniells SJ
    (AM, EP, FT, JR, PR) M.S. (HRM) (Scranton Univ.) Corporate Trainer

  • Gavin Rego
    (EP, JR, PR) Corporate Trainer, Coach and Visiting Faculty

  • Ganapathy Viswanathan
    (PR) Independent Communication Consultant

  • Hemant Mattai
    (EP) Founder, Jt Managing Director Trinity Entertainment & Strategic Consultants LLP

  • Indranil Mukherjee
    (JR) Staff Photographer Agence France Presse (AFP)

  • Jayanta Sengupta
    (AM, EP, PR) Educator, Author, Consultant

  • Jane Borges
    (JR) Independent journalist, author and oral archivist

  • Josy Paul*
    (AM, EP, SICP) Chairman & Chief Creative Officer BBDO India

  • Joseph Rose
    (JR) MA, B.Ed. ISC Co-ordinator & HOD (English)

  • Joy Bhattacharya
    (EP) Director, Pippip Media Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. K.N. Vaidyanathan
    (AM) Director, Xavier Institute of Management & Research

  • Karan Bali
    (FT) Filmmaker (FTII)

  • Kalhan Raina
    (FT) Production Sound Mixer and Sound Designer

  • Kunal Purandare *
    (JR) Editor-Desk, Forbes India

  • Krishna Warrier
    (AM, EP, FT, JR, PR, SICP) Communications Consultant, Inclusion Expert (South Asia) Hindustan Unilever Limited, Former Deputy Editor, Reader’s Digest

  • Linus Chettiar
    (PR) Head of Communications, Bank of America

  • Manek Premchand
    (JR) Broadcaster, Columnist, Historian of Bollywood Music, and Author

  • Mahesh Aney
    (FT) Cinematographer, Director, National Award Winner

  • Meghaa Ghosh
    (AM, EP) Course Head - EPEM, XIC Author, Curator, Creative & Immersive Experiences Director

  • Mihir Sutaria
    (EP) Technical Producer, Meta

  • Mohan Sivanand
    (JR) Former Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest

  • Mushtaq Shiekh
    (FT) Screenplay Writer, Author & Film Producer

  • Nandita Chalam *
    (AM, EP, SICP) Retd. Senior VP & Executive Creative Director, JWT

  • Nitin Mantri
    (PR) Regional Executive Managing Director, APAC Group CEO, AvianWE WE and Group CEO, Avian WE

  • Nishant Malsisaria
    (AM) Business Head - Growth @Policybazaar

  • Noel Keymer *
    (JR) PGDM AM (XIC) Ex. Radio Jockey, Author & Corporate Soft Skills Trainer

  • Neale Murray
    (EP) Director - Hyperlink Brand Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

  • Namrata Sachdev
    (AM) Founder & Chief Ideator, NVISAGE, Brand Storyteller, Spatial Designer

  • Omkar Sane
    (AM) Entrepreneur @ Storysurf and Founder @ Sane Difference

  • Patricia Chandrashekar
    (AM) Teacher / Writer/ Coach at Writestuff Foundation

  • Piya Mahtaney
    (JR) Economist / Author

  • Piyush Shah
    (FT) Cinematographer

  • Pranil Naik
    (AM, EP) Ashoka Fellow, Founder & Chief Executive, LeapForWord

  • Priya Adivarekar*
    (JR, SICP) Creative Director - Diary of a Dancebee Digital Creator, Voice Actress

  • Priyanka Kashikar
    (FT) Producer, Tukai Films

  • Pravin Thakur
    (AM, JR, PR) Digital Media Consultant & Founder - heyfind.me

  • Priti Kumar
    (JR) Journalist & Columnist

  • Punya Raheja
    (AM) Founder and Owner at SyncWorks.in

  • Rohan J. Battise*
    (PR) Director, Experience Box 21 Media Solution Pvt. Ltd.

  • Rajeev Chawla
    (PR, AM, EP, SICP) Founder-Blue Tree Course Head - PR

  • Ranjan Das
    (FT) Filmmaker and Scriptwriter

  • Ramesh Iyengar
    (AM) Founder, IYENGAR'S KAAPI Founder, Select Direct Marketing Communications Pvt Ltd

  • Rahul Karwa
    (EP) Founder and Chief Ideator, The Idealogy

  • Rohan Moorthy*
    (PR) Group Head, Adfactors PR

  • Rohan Oberoi
    (EP) Co-Founder & CEO, Momentum India

  • Rajesh Joshi
    (AM, FT, JR) Freelance advertising photographer

  • R.N. Bhaskar
    (JR) Journalist, educationist, researcher

  • Dr. Shaison P. Ouseph*
    (EP, FT, JR) International Filmmaker, Award Winner, Course Head - FT

  • Sarang Bhalerao*
    (JR) PGDM JR (XIC), Producer, Star India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Saroj Merani
    (JR) M.A Literature, PG Dip. American Studies, Smith College, U.S.A.

  • Sapna Chandra
    (FT) Director / Production Designer

  • Sabhiha Lalljee
    (PR) Microsoft certified trainer | Content Writer

  • Seema Kamdar
    (JR) Journalist, Columnist, and Media Consultant

  • Sundeep Nagpal
    (JR) Founder - Director StratagemMedia Pvt. Ltd.

  • Subramaniam Krishnan
    (AM) Vice President - Marketing Anunta Technologies

  • Shana Parihar
    (PR) Director, Communicate India

  • Shabnam Minwalla
    (JR) Author

  • Shreeraj Nair
    (FT) Sr. Motion Graphics & VFX Mentor

  • Sumira Roy
    (AM) Creative Head & Proprietor, Sow Design & Digital

  • Suvir Nath
    (FT) Editor

  • Soumya Vajpayee*
    (JR) PGDM JR (XIC),
    Senior Editor, Hindustan Times

  • Sandra Vaz
    (JR, PR, AM ) MA, English Literature
    Graphic Design Consultant
    Course Head - JR

  • Sidheshwar Sharma
    (AM) General Manager, Brand Marketing, Tata Motors CVBU

  • Simranpreet Gill *
    (JR) Founder & Content Head Film Trotters Media

  • Smita Nair *
    (JR) Independent Journalist

  • Sushant Waidande
    (EP) Creative Production Designer

  • Subramaniam Krishnan
    (AM) Customer Experience Officer (CEO) Two Cents Consulting

  • Tabassum Barnagarwala
    (JR) Health Reporter, Scroll

  • Tanaaz Basrur
    (EP) Business Consultant & Wedding Curator

  • Tanurupa Pal
    (SICP) Creative Consultant Grey Group and Lowe Lintas

  • T J Ravishankar
    (JR, PR, SICP) Editor, www.challenginginteligence.com

  • Dr. Venkat Iyer
    (JR) LLM, Ph.D. (Queen’s Univ. Belfast) Barrister-at-law, Adjunct Member of Faculty

  • Vidya Srinivas
    (JR) Freelance Journalist & Creative Writer

  • Vandana Kakar
    (AM, EP, PR) PR Consultant and Trainer

  • Dr. Vanita Banjan
    (JR) Assistant Professor, SIES College

  • Viveka Roychowdhury*
    (JR) Editor, Express Pharma Indian Express Ltd.

  • Vinod Srivastava
    (EP, PR, JR, SICP) Academic Advisor & Course Head - SICP

  • Vinay Khamkar
    (JR) Management Consultant

  • Yogesh Kamdar
    (JR) Joint Director, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan
    Course Head-JR

  • Ziegler Colaco
    (PR) Chief Strategy Officer
    Viscomm 360 Communications

* an XIC alumnus

Workshops (Certificate Courses)

  • Gavin Rego Public Speaking & Personality Development

  • Himali KothariCreative Writing

  • G. V. Ajay Photography

  • Maeva Ramkalia (DBIMA, Paris) Online Script Writing Workshop

* an XIC alumnus

Administration

  • Dr. Shaison P. Ouseph Associate Dean Technical & Administration

  • Edita Fernandes Secretarial Services

  • Ramesh Kori Accounts / Financial Services

  • Maxwell Fernandez Admin Academics

  • Clera T. Salvi Office Administration

  • Niharika Masani Office Administration

  • Caroline Fernandes Office Administration

  • Sophie Mergulhao Office Administration

  • Vaishali Deshpande Office Administration

  • Shraddha Shinde Office Administration

  • Edita Fernandes Alumni Relations / Website / Hospitality

  • Nivedita Bobade Alumni Relations / Website / Hospitality

  • Aparna R. Bagwe Media Resource Centre

  • Nayana K. Karvir Media Resource Centre

  • Reborn Dias Media Resource Centre

  • Mario Fernandes General Administrator

  • Dheeraj Waghela Support Services

  • Ashok Sode Support Services

  • Pankaj Meher Support Services

  • Devang Gohil Support Services

  • Mithlesh Das Support Services

  • Praveen Waghela Support Services

  • Arvind Bait
    (Sound Editor) Technical Services

  • Rajesh Pawar Technical Services

  • Rushikesh Gardi Technical Services

  • Paresh Daki Technical Services

  • Anil Waghela Technical Services

  • Tushar Parab Technical Services

  • Pradeep Dhopte
    (Video Editor) Technical Services

  • Sagar Kambli Technical Services

  • Sanjay Tisulkar Technical Services

  • Romeo Monteiro Computer Services

  • Rajendra Thopate Computer Services

  • Rajnath Patel Computer Services

  • Alzira Barretto Computer Services