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Academic Council

At DSC, you become a part of an adventure which has some of the industry’s most recognizable names as your wingmates. Your voice is heard by a community of independent thinkers who have been changing the media world for over two decades. Our classrooms are forums that encourage discussion and heated debates and The Academic Council takes you by the hand to expand your horizons.



Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani
CEO, Info Edge India Ltd
(,, among others)

An alumnus of IIM(Ahmedabad) and BA Economics from St. Stephens College, Sanjeev needs no introduction. A pioneering entrepreneur, he was Product Executive HMM and Account Executive Lintas before starting


Mr. Samir Kapur
Senior Vice President,
Brand Head,Delhi,
Adfactors PR

An executive doctorate in Business Management and engineer with an MBA in Finance and Marketing with advance diplomas in corporate strategy and finance from llM (A) and llM (C) respectively. Samir Kapur has more than 17 years of experience in Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning.


Mr. Ashok Mehta
CEO,TV Ad lndx

Ashok Mehta commenced his career as an advertising professional at Trikaya Mumbai(later Grey Worldwide).He later moved to Contract Advertising (JWT’s Indian subsidiary).In 1993 he established The Agency Source and pioneered the creative monitoring industry under TV AD lndx brand. When not inventing new system, this CEO can be found riding his bike where clients fear to go.


Mr. Samil Malhotra
VP – Sales,
Getit lnfomedia

An alumnus of the Indian School of Business and a silver medalist from The Times School of Marketing, Samii Malhotra is considered an expert in Marketing and Sales. His career spans more than 25 years having worked as VP, Consumer Development, HT Media; VP, Distribution, Star TV and Manager, Distribution, Discovery Channel. A passionate mountaineer, he also is an amatuer food and travel writer,penning his thoughts in his blog


Mr. Rajiv Tewari
Director,Health & Wellness,
Rockland Hospital

An MBA from University of Lucknow, Rajiv was previously Director, Aspirations India and Executive Publisher at Strategic Newspapers Pvt Ltd. He has also acted as Channel Head and VP, ZEE News at ZEE Telefilms.


Mr. Naresh Gupta
Reader, Dept Of Commerce,
Ramjas College, DU

A PhD and a Masters in both Commerce and Philosophy, Delhi University, Prof. Naresh Gupta has many books to his credit including Lease Financing in India, Concept and Practice; Principles and Practice of Auditing. Prof. Gupta has extensively taught undergraduate and post graduate students and is a research guide for PHD and M.Phil students as well.


Mr. Manik Katyal
Senior Faculty
The Delhi School of Communication

An academician with over two decades of experience in education. Manik Katyal acted as campus director, WLC college and Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd before turning to academics as his calling.

11Mr. Manish Purohit

Mr. Manish Purohit

Accomplished professional with over 22 years of experience in senior management positions in Media, Entertainment and Education domains. Manish was previously Managing Director, Encyclopedia Brittanica, India and Country Head, Disney Publishing Worldwide before founding AuthorsUpfront.


Mrs. Rupanjali Lahiri Gupta
Associate Director,
The Delhi School Of Communication

A Masters in Marketing Communications – University of Westminster, London and Alumnus St.Stephens’ College, BA History, Rupanjali has worked with Hindustan Times and World One Research (London). Besides a keen interest in education, she is driven by social work and also enjoys dancing, singing and writing.


Prof. Ramola Kumar
The Delhi School of Communication

An MBA from Ottawa University, Prof. Kumar was educated in USA, Canada and India. She has been in the field of education for more than 2 decades and has worked with the Institute of Management Technology and The Times School of Marketing.

The desire to pen her experiences has led Prof. Kumar to author five poetry books: In the Light and Shade of Stairs; Small Circles, ‘Dawaat Aur Dawaa’, Dream Words and The Sacred Urn. She has also authored a crossword’ Across & Down: Marketing Communication.

Delhi School of Communication
Delhi School of Communication
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