Parul Institute of Arts

Prof. Dr. Ananya Mehta

Designation : Dean
Total Exp : 12 Years
Educational Qualification : MCS (Public Relations)
Research Area :
Public Relations
A recipient of the prestigious Jury Special Chanakya Awards’19 – PR Education by Public Relations Council of India [PRCI], Prof. Dr. Ananya Mehta is a post graduate in media and communication with 16 years of combined Academic and Industry Experience. In his journey of decade and half, Prof. Mehta has scaled various feats. He started his career as Special Correspondent with Gujarat Samachar and then moved on to Reliance Infocomm Ltd. He was appointed as Event Head for Centre for Knee Surgery by Depuy India Pvt. Limited. He worked as Head of the Department – Public Relations with Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication at Pune before joining Parul University as Dean – Faculty of Arts. He under his capacity has planned and organized around 100+ events both nationally and internationally. Prof. Mehta has also guided around 900+ students’ academic projects under various areas like, Public Relations, Events Management, CSR, Advertising & Branding and Development Communication etc. Prof. Mehta was invited by Bahwan Cybtertek LLC limited to Join Department of Communication, College of Applied Science, Niwa, The Sultanate of Oman. He has served on the advisory board of few noted educational institutions. He has also served as Chairman – Public Relations Council of India and Global Forum for Public Relations – Pune Chapter. He played an instrumental in supporting and hosting the PRCI-YCC National Conclave at his institute Symbiosis, Pune held in 2018. He has been invited to various national and international conferences as Key note speaker. Prof. Mehta has also worked as General Manager – Documentation & Communication for Water and Sanitation Management Organization [WASMO], Government of Gujarat. Prof. Mehta headed the IEC cell for WASMO and played a pivotal role in planning and organizing The Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
Contact Information
Office Phone02668260443
Email[email protected]
Public Relations Council of India [PRCI], Global Forum for Public Relations [GFPR], PRCI-YCC
Specialization AreasPublic Relations, Events Management, Corporate Communication, IMC
Subject Taught UGBasic of Communication Theories, Fundamentals of Public Relations, Introduction to Corporate Communications, Fundamentals of Events Management, Campaign Planning and Production, Media Content Review, Media Laws and Ethics, interpersonal Skills
Subject Taught PGMass Communication and Society, Overview of Public Relations Industry, Advance Events Management, Media Laws, Corporate Governance, Essentials of Brand Management
Title Description Achieved On
Jury Special Chanakya Award 2019 Received very prestigious Jury Special Chanakya Award 2019 for the contribution to Public Relations Education in India 2019
Chairman – Pune Chapter, Public Relations Council of India Headed the national level PR forum and conducted national level activities 2018-2019
Coordinator – Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC] Centre Coordinator and Documentation Head for four cycles of IQAC 2015-2019
Global Communication Conclave – 2018 Conceptualized and Planned Young Communicator Club 2018 at Pune as a part of Global Communication Conclave - 2018 2018
Footprints - Series of Media Seminar Conceptualised and Executed National and International Level Media Seminar Pan-India and Dubai 2007-2009
Coordinator – NAAC Centre Coordinator and Documentation Head for Two Cycles of NAAC 2009 & 2015
Chairman – Global Forum for Public Relations, Pune Headed the national level PR forum and conducted activities for the field of public relations and events 2009
Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 Handled Vibrant Gujarat 2015 summit – Exhibition for Water and Sanitation Management Organization 2015
Institute / Organization Designation Duration
Parul Institute of Arts, Parul University Dean 2019 to Till date
Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication HoD – Public Relations 2015-2019
Water & Sanitation Organization Management [WASMO] General Manager – Documentation & Communication 2014-2015
College of Applied Sciences, Department of Communication Academic Faculty 2013-2014
ISB &M –School of Communication Associate Professor – PR and Events, Placement - Chairperson 2011-2013
RK University Head – PR & Events 2010-2011
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication Asst. Professor – PR & Events, Placement – Chair Person 2007-2010
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
MCS Public Relations The M.S.University of Baroda 2003
B.Com. Accounts The M.S.University of Baroda 2001
Diploma Dramatics Acting The M.S.University of Baroda 1999