Prof (Dr.) SHIRISH KASHIKAR (DIRECTOR)
Dr. Shirish Kashikar, Director of National Institute of Mass Communication and Journalism,Ahmedabad has a career in Journalism & academic spanning over 27 years. After completing his Masters in English literature, he completed his Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism with first rank in Saurashtra university. He started his career as a reporter cum sub editor in Desh Pardesh ni Aajkal, an evening daily from Rajkot in 1996. Two years later he moved on to the state information department as an Information Officer. Dr. Kashikar was bestowed with the best article writer's award by the State Information Department in 2002-03. As an academician, he has taught in journalism department of Saurashtra University as a visiting faculty. He has presented papers on various subjects related to modern Mass Communication and history of Journalism. He was a member of Academic Council of Gujarat University and Member of Planning Board of IGNOU.He is also a Co-chairman of education Task Force of Gujarat chamber of commerce.He is also Governing council and academic council member of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal.He is a management board member of Educational Media Research Center(EMRC),Gujarat University.He regularly participates in national and regional news channel's Political & Social debates.