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Prof. Aanchal Sharma

Prof. Aanchal Sharma

PhD Scholar, Symbiosis International (Deemed University); FPM-C MICA, Ahmedabad; Masters of Journalism and Mass Communication, GGSIPU Delhi; M.A. Gender and Development Studies (Gold Medalist), IGNOU Delhi; B.Sc. Animation and Multimedia, BIT Mesra


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Total Years of Experience

8 years

Brief description of Experience

She is a Fellow of MICA in communication management with a focus on communication for social change. With a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, she also has a MA degree in Gender and Development Studies from IGNOU where she was the Gold medalist and merit based scholarship holder. She is UGC NET qualified in Journalism and Mass Communication and currently enrolled in a PhD Programme at Faculty of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). She was a visiting scholar at Clark University Massachusetts, USA, and was also selected for a five-day IAMCR PhD Winter School on Participation and Communication, hosted at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Aanchal was an Assistant Professor with Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru, and visiting faculty with Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. She has worked with GE Capital-SBI (JV) and with Ameriprise Financial, India in a communication role. She has also attended many Faculty Develop Programme (FDP), research conferences, workshops, and UGC refresher course.

Research Interest Areas

Qualitative Research, Corporate Citizenship, Communication and Culture, Participatory Communication for Social Change, Gender and Development Studies

Consulting Interest Areas

Internal Communication, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Communication Audit, Qualitative Market Research, Reputation Management.

Selected Publications

1) Sharma, A., Shelat, M.P. (2017). The Cultivation and Reception of Gendered Images: Moving beyond gender based stereotypes for boys and girls. In Lemish. D & Gotz. M (Eds.) Beyond the Stereotypes?: Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences (pp. 237-247). Gothenburg: Nordicom
2) Pant, S., Shelat, M. P., Sharma, A., & Krishnatray, P. (2016). Exploring individual, cultural and structural components of health communication programs: A gender integrative approach. In R. K. Vemula & S. M. Gavaravarapu (Eds.), Health Communication in the Changing Media Landscape Perspectives from Developing Countries. Palgrave MacMilan under the Global Transformations in Media and Communications Research – A Palgrave/IAMCR series.
3) Sharma, A. (2015). New media and data usage policy: Celebrating participation and challenging policies. Amity Journal of Media & Communication Studies, 5(1), 75-80.

Executive Education/MDPs

FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.