FACULTY

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Saurabh Deshpande
Head Of Department
Saurabh Deshpande has been a media and communications educator since 1999 and is currently enrolled as a PhD scholar the University of Mumbai. He has completed his master's degree with English and has also successfully completed a post graduation program in journalism and mass communication. He has published and presented several research papers at the national and international level. His interest areas include Digital Media, New Media Marketing, Media Culture & Psychology, Language and AI and Organisational Communication.
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Geeta Nair
Assistant Professor
Geeta Nair is a media professional. She holds over two decades of industry experience. She has completed her MBA in Marketing Management and is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication, Journalism. Currently, she is an educator and an author.
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Aditi Surve
Faculty
Prof. Aditi Surve has over eight years of experience in the media industry. She completed her Masters in Arts in Film, Television and New Media Production. She is a self motivated person and strongly believes that Perfection is the key to achieving a goal'
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Ragini Pathak
Faculty
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Chaturthi Apte
Faculty
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Chetan mathur
Faculty
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Esha Jadhav
Faculty
Ms. Esha Jadhav is a core faculty member at Atharva Institute of Fashion and Arts. With a rich background and extensive experience in the fashion industry, she brings a unique blend of creativity, expertise, and mentorship to her role.
She is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging students.
Ms. Esha teaches Environmental Science and History of Western Costume, and she also takes practice in Sketching and Computers.
She mentors students through their course and for their Annual Design Competition along with managing the day-to-day activities of the institute.
She has a warm and friendly attitude towards her students, which gives them the space and freedom to explore and experiment who becomes next generation successful designers.
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Ashwini Pednekar
Administration Executive
Ashwini Pednekar handles administration at AIFT. Additionally, she also counsels students and assists with admissions. She has completed her Masters in Journalism from School of Broadcasting and Journalism and holds 11 years of experience in the media industry.
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Anuradha Thakur
Admin Department
A commerce graduate, Ms Anuradha Thakur went on to do her Bachelors in Mass Media. She’s worked as a reporter with several media organisations and has around six years of experience in the industry. Currently she’s busy mentoring students and handling administration related work at AIFT.
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Subodh Korgoankar
Faculty and Production Head
With nearly a decade of experience under his belt, Subodh has worked on everything from music videos and web series to feature film and commercials. He's a master at visualizing a project and seeing it through to completion, and he's always looking for ways to improve his craft. Now, he's bringing his expertise to the classroom, where he's focused on developing a teaching plan that will inspire and educate the next generation of filmmakers.
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Shivani Joshi
Faculty
Shivani Joshi has been a professor of mass media for the past 10 years. She has successfully submitted five research papers, authored six academic textbooks and three reference books. She has been invited as a resource person in more than 50 seminars/conferences and online sessions.
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Vinod Yadav
Faculty
Vinod Yadav has around seven years of experience in teaching programming language, Database management, SQL, Big Data, Compiler. He has done Masters in Computer Science and has completed Advance Java Certification from Sun Microsystems. He has deep interest in the field of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
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Rupesh Kumar
Faculty
Rupesh Kumar works as a professional cinematographer in Mumbai since last 15 years after completing his PG diploma in Motion picture photography from reputed film school SRFTI, in 2001. He has learnt the craft of cinema and camera under legendry DOP
Mr. Subrata Mitra. He has attended many camera workshops and master classes with senior DP’s like K K Mahajan, Ranjan Palit, Venu, Sunny Josef and many more.
During 2002-2007, Rupesh got associated and worked with leading DOP’s like Kiran Deohans, Atar singh Saini, Santosh Thundyil, Madhu shi, Aseem Bajaj, Gyan Sahay, Rakesh Kumar, A K Bir and Setu. Rupesh was part of Camera crew in films like- “Abar ashbo phire”, “Chocolate”. “Darna zaruri hai”, “The living ghosts”. “Sunday” etc.
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Smita Gupta
Faculty
AUTHOR | ART DIRECTOR | PRODUCTION DESIGNER INTERIORS/SPACE STORYTELLER FILMS & TV INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNER | HEALER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE I INITIATED THE CULTURE OF 'PERMANENT SETS' AND INTRODUCED THE CONCEPT AND TREND OF 'SET DESIGNERS' ON INDIAN TELEVISION WITH THE SAGA, "KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI"... WITH MANY FEATURE FILMS, TV SERIES & COMMERCIALS TO CREDIT... 15,00,000 SQ FT PLUS SPACE DESIGN.
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Paresh Pandya
Faculty
Mr. Paresh Pandya is Proprietor of Creative Line Computer Classes. Currently, he is pursuing PhD, MBA (marketing). He is Bachelor in Commerce. He has completed Post-Graduation Diploma in Computer Application, Diploma in Interior Designer & Decoration, and Diploma in Jewellery Designing. His interest in self defense and physical fitness has got him Black Belt from Japan Karate Association. His passion for teaching I.T and graphics from last 16 years has driven him to be Guest Lecturer / Visiting Faculty for BAMM,BBI, BFM, BAF,BMS, Business Entrepreneurship, Post Graduation for Interior Designing, Product Designing, Fashion Designing at reputed Educational Institutes like K.C. College (Mumbai), H.R. College (Mumbai), Pearl Academy (Mumbai), Raffles Design International (Mumbai), SNDT (Juhu, Malad), Bharati Vidyapeeth (Pune), Institute of Company Sectary India, INIFD College (Mumbai), RMC College (Mumbai) and G. S. Saraf College (Mumbai). He has trained employees at various corporate companies which include Capgemini, Mahindra & Mahindra, C.Mahendra Ltd., Trident Tools Ltd., Temple Packing Pvt. Ltd., M.L Group of Builders, Walia Constructions, Hingoo Architect, Banaji Architect & Associates, International Furniture Brands and Engineering Enterprise.
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Rashi Desai
Administration Executive cum Course co-ordinator
A Commerce Graduate with about 10 years of work experience, Rashi Desai handles administration work, documentation and enrollments at AIFT. She has excellent communication skills, is well versed with computers and is a people person always ready to help students as and when required.
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Lalit Warankar
Well known photographer of AIFT, Mr Lalit Warankar has over two decades of experience in the said field. From capturing stunning shots of the long list of events of AIFT to shooting videos, of functions, profiles et al, he is the one all turn to at Atharva Group.