T. BALASARAVANAN Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication
  • School of Media & Mass Communication
  • basan1908@yahoo.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Drama and Theatre Arts / Semiotics of Lighting Design Pondicherry University 2004
2 P.G. Dip. TVP Television Production University of Hyderabad 2004
3 P.G. Dip. STC Science and Technology Communication Pondicherry University 1993
4 M.A Drama and Theatre Arts Pondicherry University 1992
5 B.Sc. Botany Madras University 1989

Area of Specializaion

Direction, Lighting and Projection Design, Video Editing, Television Production. Drama and Theatre Arts & Communication and Media study

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship (Research) INTERNATIONAL United States Educational Foundation in India 2020 -
2 Chaman Lal Memorial Award for excellence in Stage Lighting Design NATIONAL Chaman Lal Memorial Society, New Delhi 2010 25000

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication Pondicherry University
2 Assistant Professor School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur University of Calicut
3 Guest Lecturer Department of Performing Arts Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Senior Editor Excel Video Point Editing Digital Video
2 Senior Editor Excel Video Point Editing Digital Video
3 Lighting and Projection Designer Magic Lantern Theatre, Chennai Play Production Lighting and Projection Design, Technical Direction
4 Administrative Assistant M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai Media assistance

Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Adapting to new media: A case study on exhibition and publicity practices of a rural single screen theatre in the digital era Sreesanth K, Balasaravanan T South Asian Popular Culture Vol 18 Issue 2 2020 RG Journal Impact: 0.06, SNIP 0.31, SJR 0.16
2 The Correlation of Video Game Play On Children Prosocial Behaviour Saravanan M & Balasaravanan T The English India 6th Volume/21st Issue & P. 281-285 2018 -
3 Videogame Playing and Aggression Behaviour: A Correlation Study among School Students Saravanan M & Balasaravanan T Journal of Communication Media Watch VolumeIX No II & P.209-218 2018 SJR (0.34), SJIF (3.276), IIFS (0.993), ISRA (0.8
4 Digital cinema practices and cinema going audience in Pondicherry’ Sreesanth K, Balasaravanan T Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research Vol.7, Issue- 6 & 39-51 2018 SJIF 2017 = 5.443
5 Flood relief by real and virtual volunteers through mobile media in Cuddalore district Shanmugaraj G, Balasaravanan T Asian Journal of Multidimensional Research Vol.7, Issue- 8 & 39-52 2018 SJIF 2017 = 5.443
6 Politics of Minoritism: A Challenge for Indian Electronic Media Dheeraj Kumar, Balasaravanan T Jansansanchar Vimrsh Vol.-6, Issuew-11 & P. 217-226 2017 -
7 Attitude towards Promotions of Multiculturalism in Indian Society Perspectives of Hindi and Tamil Movies among Youth Kaushik Mishra & Balasarvanan T International Journal of Communication Development Vol 1- 4 & P. 45-55 2012 -
8 E-News Papers among the E-Generation Kaushik Mishra & Balasarvanan T Shodh Prerak Volume.III Issue 3 & P. 110-114 2012 -

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Role of Media in Family Planning Decisions, Perceptions and Gender Dynamics Among Couples in Slum Dwellers of Kolkatta: A Qualitative Study Kaushik Mishra & Balasarvanan T The Journal of Media Studies Volume – 5, Issue – 1&2 Page 642-653 2014 -
2 The Art of Performance Lighting Design Balasaravanan T Lighting India , Vol-3 N1 & Pages 24 to 32 2008 -
3 Oliyamipu-k-Kalai (The Art of Lighting Design) Balasaravanan T Attrukai Volume No. 13 & Page 11-14 2006 -
4 Colony Athikamum Mozhiyum Arunan, Balasaravanan Niraprigai Volume No.2 Page No. 11 to 14 1991 -

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Women’s Participation in Relief Work Utilizing Social Media Network Shanmugaraj G. and Balasaravanan T Natural Disaster and Women: A Gendered Perspective Rawat Publications, New Delhi 2018 10: 8131609464
2 Communication channels and Promotion of Family Planning Programmes among slum Dwellers Kaushik Mishra & Balasarvanan T Traditional Media and Development Issues Kanishka Publishers Distributers, New Delhi 2014 978-81-8457-586-6 II
3 Impact of social network gaming on young adolescent Saravanan M & Balasaravanan T Social Networking Media Boon or Bane? Bhaskar Hegde & Hampesh KS 2014 978-81-926593-0-5
4 Bridging the Digital Divide among Students Balasaravanan T Issues of Journalistic Ethics and Freedom in the Contemporary Age of Digital Media Journalism Congress, Calcutta University, Kolkatta 2012 978-93-80690-08-7
5 Civic Journalism in the age of Internet Media: Possibilities and Obstacles Kaushik Mishra & Balasarvanan T Issues of Journalistic Ethics and Freedom in the Contemporary Age of Digital Media Journalism Congress, Calcutta University, Kolkatta 2012 81-86263-02-4
6 Athai /Ethai Ceiyathe (Don’t do that/do this) Balasaravanan T Kattral Karpithal Muraimayil Nadakam Bodhivanam 2011 978-93-80690-08

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Lighting Design Consultancy for the Major Theatrical Production “Ponniyin Selvan” Play. Magic Lantern Theatre, Chennai 2014 2 Lakh 2014

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 M.SC 23+6 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
2 2020 M.A. 6 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
3 2019 M.SC 32 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
4 2019 M.A. 4 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
5 2018 M.A. 4 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
6 2018 M.SC 30 Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
7 2017 M.SC 21 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat
8 2016 M.SC 40 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat
9 2015 M.SC 37 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat
10 2014 M.SC 14 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat
11 2013 M.SC 12 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat
12 2012 M.SC 8 Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communicat

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Sreesanth K 29-07-2013 R33789 Cinema of Calicut. Place, Space and Experience of Cinema in Calicut District YES 24-01-2020 NO
2 Kaushik Mishra 28-10-2010 R24269 Reception of Family Planning Messages from Different Communication Channels among Urban Slum Inhabitants in Kolkata YES 29-06-2015 YES 31-08-2017
3 Saravanan M 28-10-2010 R24264 Effect of Video Games Playing on Children and Adolescent Psychosocial Behaviour YES 25-11-2015 YES 04-10-2016
4 Dheeraj Kumar 26-10-2010 R24248 Electoral Issue and The Agenda Setting Role of Hindi TV News Channels in India YES 24-07-2017 YES 21-09-2018
5 Sarath A Pradeep 22-08-2016 20161154002 Yet to be decided NO NO
6 Shanmugaraj G 04-09-2015 20151154008 Yet to be decided NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Territorialisation of Body Through Light in a Negative Space International Theatre Conference ‘Theatre Practice – Changing Trends Calicut University Golden Jubilee Celebrations at School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur Kerala International 14-03-2018 16-03-2018 2018
2 Lighting Design Planning and Production Challenges Conference with Students of TD with licence Pro TSI (Group A) I3M, Toulon University, France International 05-12-2017 14-12-2017 2017
3 Women’s Participation in Disaster Management Through Mobile Communication National Seminar on Media, Culture and Community Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University and Association of Com National 29-03-2016 30-03-2016 2016
4 Spaces Reframed: Deterritorialisation & Reterritorialisation of Western Ghats Tribal National Seminar on Media, Culture and Community Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University and Association of Com National 29-03-2016 30-03-2016 2016
5 Performing Through Illumination National Seminar on the Cultural Creative Expressions – Performing Arts J.P. College of Arts and Science, Agarakattu – Tenkasi, Centre for Performing Arts, Central Univer National 14-10-2015 17-10-2015 2015
6 Mobile Phone Personality UGC Sponsored National Conference on Digital Culture: Intersections of Tradition and Modernity Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore National 07-02-2014 08-02-2014 2014
7 Spatial and Structural Characteristics of Video Game Playing Environs 8 February 2014 Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore National 3 III.(E)(ii) -1 2 Spatial and Structural Ch Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore National 07-02-2014 08-02-2014 2014
8 Role of Media for Family Planning Decisions in Slum Dwellers of Kolkata: A Quality Study UGC Sponsored National Conference on Digital Culture: Intersections of Tradition and Modernity Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore National 07-02-2014 08-02-2014 2014
9 Cell Phone Navigation: Steering & Knowing Self and Other by Cellphone UGC Sponsored National Conference on Digital Culture: Intersections of Tradition and Modernity Department of Communication and Media Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore National 07-02-2014 08-02-2014 2014
10 Impact of Social Network Gaming on Young Adolescent Seminar on “Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?" Department of Post Graduate Studies in Mass Communication and Journalism, S.D.M. College, Ujire National 07-03-2014 08-03-2014 2014
11 Exploring Gender Difference in Video Play 3rd International Conference on “Gender – Politics – Performing Arts” Department of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University International 25-03-2014 26-03-2014 2014
12 Construction of a Female with reference to “22 Female Kottayam” and “Malini 22 Palayam Kottai" Conference on “Gender – Politics – Performing Arts” Department of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University International 25-03-2014 26-03-2014 2014
13 Research Methodology in Performing Arts Invited Lectures School of Drama and Fine Arts, University of Calicut University level 15-10-2014 17-10-2014 2014
14 Lighting Design and Projection Design Invited Lectures School of Drama and Fine Arts, University of Calicut University level 15-10-2014 17-10-2014 2014
15 Theatre Economy, Disappearing Performers and Theatre Persons International Conference on Trends and Movements in Contemporary Theatre Thalikool, Puducherry International 06-12-2013 08-12-2013 2013

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Media Technologies and Accessibility: Politics, Representations and Paradigms Pondicherry University, Act TNP, University of Toulon Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication Pondicherry University International 21-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
2 National Seminar on Media, Culture and Community Pondicherry University Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication National 29-03-2016 30-03-2016 2016

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Science Filmmaking Vigyan Prasar , Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India Puducherry - Three Days National Level Workshop 24-07-2017 26-07-2017 2017

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Association of Communication Teachers of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry (ACT-TNP) Member 2010

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member, PG Board of Studies in Electronic Media & Mass Communication 2012-2015 Syllabus preparation
2 Member, School Board of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University 2015-2018 Syllabus preparation
3 24th Convocation Live telecast committee member 4 Oct 2016 Live telecast
4 25th Convocation Live telecast committee member 29 July 2017 Live telecast
5 Stock verification Committee of the Centre for Electronic Media 2014 Stock verification
6 Pondicherry University. 28th Annual Convocation. 26th February 2020 Live telecast
7 26th Convocation Live telecast committee member 14-02-2019 Live telecast
8 27th Convocation Live telecast committee member 30.12.2012 Live telecast

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member, Organising committee, 4th International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Pondicherry Unive 22-25 January 2015 Co-ordinating and cunducting
2 Member, Organising committee, 5th International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Pondicherry Unive 11-14 Feb 2016 Co-ordinating and cunducting
3 Member, organizing committee, Workshop on Science Filmmaking School of Media and Communication, Pond 24-26 March 2017 Participated in the organizing committee
4 Chaired: Social Media and Communicative Actions. National Seminar on Media, Culture and Community 29-30 March 2016 Chaired and mediated
5 Plenary lecture on “Space, Inter Media and Performance” 26-28 March 2015 Plenary lecture
6 Internship Guide Every Year Connect students to media companies for internships and job opportunities

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Hervé Zénouda Enseignant-Chercheur (Research professor) UFR Ingémédia, Université de Toulon, Laboratoire I3M (Nice/Toulon) INTERNATIONAL Visiting Professor 04-12-2017 22-12-2017 04-12-2017 22-12-2017 Conference with licence Pro TSI, Students of TD with licence Pro TSI (Après-midi) (Group B), Students of TD with licence Pro TSI (Group A), and Meeting with PHD Students

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

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Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

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Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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