Soumya Suvra Das

Present Position: Assistant Professor, Head of the Department

Department of Entertainment Media, School of Media and Communication



  • Submitted PhD (Film Studies), Department of Film Studies ( under Jadavpur University)
  • A. in Film Studies, Jadavpur University
  • A. in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University

Research Key Areas:

  • Hindi Popular Cinema and Land Relations
  • Capitalism, Techno-capitalism and Culture
  • Marxist Domain
  • Scriptwriting
  • Music Video Studies
  • Filmmaking

Research Highlights:

  • Have been a MOOC Coordinator and resource person with more than 25 lectures series for SWAYAM under MHRD.
  • Have been into filmmaking and film research at industry level
  • 2 International journal articles and 3 national ones with one book chapter
  • 5 films including short fiction, non-fiction and corporate/grant film


  • Head of the Department and Assistant Professor, Adamas University, Department of Entertainment Media, School of Media and Communication, June 2021 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, NSHM Knowledge Campus – Department of Media & Department of Films, January 2018 – June 2021.
  • Visiting Faculty, Lady Brabourne College, Department of English (PG), August 2019-2020
  • Visiting Faculty, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Department of Mass Communication and Videography & Department of Multimedia, August 2011- December 2017
  • Full Time Lecturer, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Department of Mass Communication & Department of Film Studies, September 2014 – January 2018
  • Course Coordinator/Resource Person, EMRC (Educational Multimedia Research Centre) One Course Coordination, 24 Lectures, 2012 – present
  • Visiting Faculty, ILead, Department of Media Science, August 2012 – August 2015
  • Program Manager / Faculty, Wigan and Leigh College, Department of Media Science, August 2006 – November 2012

Research Publication (s):

  • Number of research papers published in International refereed journals: 1
  • Number of research papers published in International peer-reviewed Scopus Proceedings: 1
  • Number of invited Book-Chapters: 2, Books : 03
  • Number of films made (fiction, non-fiction, corporate, grant): 05

 Selected Publication (s): 

  1. New Cinema Movement and the “no land’s man”: questions of land in Ankurand Aakrosh, Jump Cut (International Film and Media Journal), No. 60, Spring 2021. (Scopus Indexed)
  2. Cinema, Modernity, Politics of Resistance – Representation of a Possible Society
  3. Colloquium, Volume III – ‘Politics of Representation’ (ISSN No. 2350-1251), Journal of the Arts Section, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, 2017.
  4. Land, Nation and Post-Independent Hindi Cinema: A Case Study of Mother India and Do Bigha Zameen, International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS), 2020, Vol 7, No.2,97-102
  5. An Imagology of Dissent: Om Dar-Ba-Dar, Politics of Dissent – A Genealogical Transaction Power Publications, Kolkata, September 2016 (ISBN No. 978-93-85892-58-5)
  6. Inhabiting the Twilight – ‘Clerk’, SRFTI Publication ‘Take One’ 2011 edition
  7. The El Dorado called Kolkata: Bengali Cinema and the City, SRFTI Publication ‘Take One’ 2012 May edition
  8. ICH – Corporate film on Institute of Child Health, Kolkata (4 minutes, English, 2022)
  9. Mochhob (UK Film Review: 4 stars, ABP Review, 25 minutes, Bengali, 2014)
  10. The Other Tagores (30 minutes, English, 2008)
  11. Forlorn (29 minutes, Bengali, 2006)
  12. Disbranded (29 minutes, Bengali, 2004)

Research Projects:

26 Lecture Video lectures & resource person for MOOC under SWAYAM, MHRD coordinated by EMMRC, St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

  1. Jurgen Habermas and His Theory of Communicative Action (2 parts)
  2. Marshall McLuhan (2 parts)
  3. The Frankfurt School (2 parts)
  4. Analysis of Advertisements (2 parts)
  5. Colonialism & Communication (2 parts)
  6. Cultural Imperialism and Media (2 parts)
  7. Dominant Paradigm and Media (2 parts)
  8. Early Moving Images (2 parts)
  9. Marxist Media Theory (3 parts)
  10. The Gandhian Approach (2 parts)
  11. Use of Media by Super Powers
  12. Marxist Paradigm (2 parts)
  13. Non-Marxist Theories (2 parts)

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • Best Social Message in a Film for the film Mochhob at Roshani International Short Film Festival, 2021.
  • Has been a Preview Committee Member of short experimental films at 1st Dhaka International Youth Film Festival 2020.