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Pearl Academy appoints Ujjwal K Chowdhury as Head of School of Media and Journalism

10-January-2018
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Pearl Academy appoints Ujjwal K Chowdhury as Head of School of Media and Journalism

Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business, media and journalism, has announced the appointment of noted media academic Ujjwal K. Chowdhury as Head, School of Media, from January 2018.

A prominent media academic, Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury has led some of the finest media institutes in the country. Formerly Director of Ramoji Krian Universe (RKU), strategically located within the Ramoji Film City (RFC) in Hyderabad, Prof. Chowdhury has also been Dean at Symbiosis International University in Pune and Amity University in Mumbai. He is a former Dean of Whistling Woods International in Mumbai. Additionally, Prof. Chowdhury has been Media Advisor with the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, and the World Health Organization (WHO), India. He is a former Ford Foundation Scholar at the University of Mumbai.

Prof. Chowdhury is recognized for introducing the concept of convergence in media education in India. He has also supported and mentored a number of amateur movies, some of which went on to bag awards at national and international film festivals. Having made sixteen (16) documentaries while working for the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Nippon Foundation; Prof. Chowdhury has been more than active in the Green Battles (GB) seminars and conferences in the country and abroad.

With more than 25 years of academic and consulting experience spanning across the globe, including stints in Dubai, Geneva, Amsterdam, Nepal and India, Prof. Chowdhury has helped business and media enterprises and educational institutions achieve excellence in branding, communications and reputation management.

Prof Nandita Abraham, CEO of Pearl Academy, said, “With the media industry undergoing tremendous transformation, there is a growing need of bright young minds to take charge in the years to come. As educators, it is one of our key responsibilities to give them ample opportunities where they can sharpen their skills and become industry-ready. It’s an honour to have well-known academicians such as Prof. Chowdhury on-board to head our School of Media. His distinguished academic credentials and vast experience in media education will be invaluable in our focus to stay ahead in training media professionals for a fast-changing future. I am sure Prof Chowdhury’s expertise will help create a holistic ecosystem where students can enhance their skills and become multi-skilled communicators in the future.”

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