Elsa Ashish Thomas

Elsa Ashish Thomas

Programme Head – BA (Humanities)

SoMC

Elsa Ashish Thomas is a journalist, academician and researcher in the field of media studies, her specialization being journalism and media psychology. She is an advocate of media literacy as she believes that an educated consumer is a smart and responsible one.

My Name is Elsa Ashish Thomas , my profilePage is. I am aProgramme Head – BA (Humanities)in School of Media & Communication, MUD.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Current Academic roles & responsibilities:

    Assistant Professor – Selection Grade

    (Department of Arts & Humanities and School of Media & Communication)

    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and graduate students
    • Prepare, administer and grade examinations, dissertation and projects
    • Advise students on course and academic matters and career decisions
    • Research guide for under-graduate and graduate students
    • Part of following faculty committees
      • Curriculum planning and degree requirements
      • Quality focus
      • School Contact Programme
    • Coordinator for the following events:
      • Manipal Media Fest
      • WOIS Film Fest
      • Manipal International Media Research Conference

     

  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    Master of Science (MS) in Communication
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Christ College, Bangalore University
    Year of passing
    :
    2009
    Degree
    :
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communicative English
    Specialisation
    :
    Communicative English; English Literary Studies; Business Communication
    Institute
    :
    Assumption College, MG University, Kerala
    Year of passing
    :
    2007
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor - Senior Scale
    Role:Teaching
    Tenure
    :
    From September 2013 till date
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus
    Designation
    :
    Adjunct Faculty
    Role:Teaching
    Tenure
    :
    2012 - 2013
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Confident Communication, Dubai
    Designation
    :
    Creative Co-ordinator
    Role:Trainer for Trinity College London - Speech and Drama and Communication Skills, Coordinator and trainer for a Creative Writing course
    Tenure
    :
    2012 - 2013
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Assumption College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Teaching; Member of University Curriculum Development team for Journalism and Media; Coordinator of UGC-Sponsored Add-on Courses in Journalism and Media Studies; Media Relations; Editor of College Magazine – Assumpta
    Tenure
    :
    2009 - 2011
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    The New Indian Express, Cochin, India
    Designation
    :
    Student Reporter
    Role:Reporter
    Tenure
    :
    2007 - 2009
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Current Academic roles & responsibilities:

    Assistant Professor – Selection Grade

    (Department of Arts & Humanities and School of Media & Communication)

    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate and graduate students
    • Prepare, administer and grade examinations, dissertation and projects
    • Advise students on course and academic matters and career decisions
    • Research guide for under-graduate and graduate students
    • Part of following faculty committees
      • Curriculum planning and degree requirements
      • Quality focus
      • School Contact Programme
    • Coordinator for the following events:
      • Manipal Media Fest
      • WOIS Film Fest
      • Manipal International Media Research Conference

     

  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    Master of Science (MS) in Communication Christ College, Bangalore University 2009
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communicative English Communicative English; English Literary Studies; Business Communication Assumption College, MG University, Kerala 2007
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus Assistant Professor - Senior Scale Teaching From September 2013 till date
    Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus Adjunct Faculty Teaching 2012 - 2013
    Confident Communication, Dubai Creative Co-ordinator Trainer for Trinity College London - Speech and Drama and Communication Skills, Coordinator and trainer for a Creative Writing course 2012 - 2013
    Assumption College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala Lecturer Teaching; Member of University Curriculum Development team for Journalism and Media; Coordinator of UGC-Sponsored Add-on Courses in Journalism and Media Studies; Media Relations; Editor of College Magazine – Assumpta 2009 - 2011
    The New Indian Express, Cochin, India Student Reporter Reporter 2007 - 2009
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Media Psychology, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Communication Studies, Media Psychology, Journalism, Creative Writing
    Areas of research
    :
    Communication Studies, Media Audience Studies, Cultural Studies
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

    Member of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)

  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Media Psychology, Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies
    Areas of expertise Communication Studies, Media Psychology, Journalism, Creative Writing
    Areas of research Communication Studies, Media Audience Studies, Cultural Studies
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

    Member of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)