New Delhi: In a move to further strengthen its academic excellence, Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in Design, Fashion, Business, and Media, has Mr. Viveck Vaswani onboard as the Dean of School of Contemporary Media. Mr. Vaswani brings with him rich and varied experience in the media and entertainment industry. He has been an advisor, consultant and strategist to various established companies as well as startups in the entertainment business.
In his artistic career span, he has worked as an actor, producer, teacher and writer. He is an alumnus of Campion School and Cathedral and John Connon and started his career with acting in India’s first TV soap opera ‘Khandaan’. Mr. Vaswani has produced a Marathi film called ‘Kis Bai Kiss’, and a major television serial called ‘Nai Dishayen.’ As a producer, he has worked on 13 films and 2 television shows.
Speaking on his appointment, Ms. Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academy said, “Media and entertainment is one of the fastest growing industries in India and globally. This industry is at the forefront of disruption and innovation such as OTT platforms and focus on consumer-centric content, including regional languages, across various formats, be it videos, print, podcasts, films, radio, digital. We are delighted to have Viveck Vaswani as the Dean of School of Contemporary Media whose vast experience will help Pearl Academy deliver industry-oriented education in this sector”.
Mr. Viveck Vaswani, Dean of School of Contemporary Media, Pearl Academy said, “Pearl Academy is recognized for its academic excellence in Design, Fashion, Business, and Media studies for more than a 25 years. I look forward to work with my team in shaping young-minds and preparing them for the future that is exciting and filled with opportunities for those who are looking for it.”
Mr. Vaswani will work together with the strong Advisory Board of School of Contemporary Media, which includes Professor Jaishri Jethwaney, Program Director – Institute for Studies in Industrial Development; Mohit Soni, Chief Operating Officer – Media & Entertainment Skills Council and Dr. Bhaskar Das, Executive President – Dainik Bhaskar Group, in building industry-ready curriculums and adopting other industry practices.
Pearl Academy offers various UG courses under the School of Contemporary Media like Advertising & Marketing, Fashion Communication, Journalism (Media & Communication) and Entertainment (Media & Communication). Under the PG programmes it offers courses like Advertising & Marketing, Branding & Digital Media, Entertainment (Media & Communication), Events & Experiential Marketing, Fashion Communication and Journalism (Media & Communication).