Sanjay B P

B.P. Sanjay (Sanjay Bharthur)


A senior professor with more than 43 years’ experience in teaching, research, and academic administration in several state, central and institutions of national eminence.

Manipal Institute of Communication

Qualification: PhD (Simon Fraser University) Burnaby, BC, Canada


    Following a long career in teaching journalism, communication, and media studies in several state, central and institution of national importance have joined the Manipal Institute of Communication to share and enlarge the teaching and research activities of the Institute. This is more of a mentoring role rather than administrative.  Currently assigned to teach 3 courses in a year apart from counselling faculty and students as and when required. 


Subject Semester / Year
Communication Theory and Practice I
Research Methods II
Adv Research Methods II


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MS Communication Bangalore University 1977
PhD Communication Simon Fraser University 1990


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
University of Madras Lecturer and Reader Teaching and Research 1978-1995
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Professor and Head Teaching, research and Academic Administration 1994-1995
University of Hyderabad Professor, Dean, director and pro vice chancellor Teaching and directing academic activities including planning and execution of several institutional projects and programmes 1995-2002, 2005-2009, 2014-2020
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi Director Overall academic and general administration of the Institute and its several centres 2002-2005
Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur Vice Chancellor As the founding Vice Chancellor was responsible for the overall development of the university with regard, infrastructure, academic programmes, research activities and participation in national and international consultation exercises on higher Education 2009-2014

Media systems in BRICS

December 2020 Comparative Media systems Sanjay Bharthur

As a continuation of my interest have completed a major BRICS study as the Indian lead researcher. The outcome is published through journal and book chapters, Completed earlier a UNESCO-IPDC study on media education and professional needs, many primary studies for ISRO-SAC and participation in the major research project on the historic SITE project in India


Area of Interest

Journalism and Mass Communication Education, Communication and Development, Communication policy and media studies

Area of Expertise

Institutional development of the J&MC education sector and academic planning and implantation apart from established track record in the areas of interest

Area of Research

J&MC education, Media systems, Comparative media systems, Communication and Development and ICT and media technology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Zonal representative of AMIC India, active member of PE, JRE and Policy sections of IAMCR