Mr. Farhat Basir Khan
AJK Mass Communication Research Centre,
|Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi- 110025
011-26986812/13 , 4143 (Extn)
A Senior most faculty member at the AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre, where he served as a Professor on Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Chair for over half a decade and as Professor of Media and Communication for over two years. He has also worked as a Professor and founder Director of the Academy for Photographic Excellence..
An activist practitioner and a teacher holds the distinction of having taught at an MA level programme for over three decades now. Khan has completed several national and international media projects and consultancies and distinguished himself as a visiting faculty and jury member both in India and abroad. His contribution to photography and media studies in India, both as an academician as well as an industry professional, has been widely acknowledged. Have been rigorously involved in designing new Media Courses and setting up facilities at Educational Institutes throughout the country and also contributing to the New education policy in the country.
Having made stellar contribution to the teaching, learning, practice, policy and pedagogy of the discipline, he has made pioneering contribution to the field of media and communication especially photography and visual communication. Led productions, research, advocacy campaigns for accessible solutions in healthcare and the rights of minority women for equity and vocational training He champions the use of communication for development and has also curated several exhibitions on Mental Health, Votography for sensitization of youth for democratic participation, preventing violence against women.
Prof. Khan has been felicitated globally, He has a unique distinction of creating the 50th year WHO and also the UNICEF commemorative AV and being instrumental to bring the prestigious Sony World Photography award to India, for the first time beating all 60 global universities across the world at Cannes, and put India resoundingly and firmly on the global photography map. Prof Khan has also served several times on the world’s largest broadcasting convention jury on content creation, management and delivery at the IBC in Netherlands, Amsterdam.. He has served as a member of many prestigious juries such as International CMS Vatavaran Film Festival, Delhi; Fuji Film Super Six, Film Photography and Animation Festivals at IIT Kanpur and Delhi.
He has worked tirelessly for the popularization of scientific temper in India he is also on the board of editor of Journal of Scientific Temper of CSIR. Served on the Multistakeholder advisory group of the India Internet Governance initiative where he has supported and led proposals for youth dialogues in academic institutions of excellence. Expanded the national and cyber security dialogue to include the end user perspective especially from marginalized communities, minorities and underrepresented stakeholder groups.
Prof. Khan is an innovator, thinker and much admired teacher who has created new walking formats for symposiums and has revealed a new paradigm for the reading and understanding of photography as a folk art.
He has spearheaded the Photography, Multimedia & Audio- Visual Section of the MCRC, of which he has been the faculty in charge for over three decades .He contributes regularly to several Electronic Print & Web Media on the latest development in New Media Platforms & the avenues that media & communication offer today.