Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts & Mass Communication (USLM)

Unitedworld School Of Liberal Arts & Mass Communication (USLM)

The courses of USLM have been meticulously planned – both for Liberal Arts and for Mass Communications. The first two years (four semesters) prepare the base, while in the third year – which is a trimester – the students choose their areas of specializations – for Liberal Arts, it can be People in Societies, or History and International Relations, or Business Studies, or Economics & Public Policy, or Communication & Aesthetics. For Mass Communications students, they can specialize in Broadcast Journalism & Film Studies, or in Advertising & Public Relations, or in Print & Cyber Journalism. The students have the option of studying the fourth year as an Advanced Diploma to make them eligible to study in foreign universities.

Preeti Das

Additional Director, School of Mass Communication

Ph.D. (pursuing); Masters in Television Studies (Mass Communication) from Manipal Institute of Mass Communication, Manipal B.A. in Economics (St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad)

Dr. Sunil Patel


Ph.D., MBA, B.Pharma

Dr. Malay Patel

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Business Studies) (SP University), MBA(Bangalore University) M.Sc.(SP University), B.Sc.(SP University) UGC-NET, GSAT

Dr. Jhuma Basak

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. (Psychology), Kyushu University, Japan

Dr. Himanshu Barot


Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Debarati Haldar


Ph.D (Law), NLSIU Banglore, M.L. LL.B

Dr. Bansari Dave

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil., MBA(Finance, HR), B.Com.

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., Centre for Historical Studies, JNU B.A (Hons.), Presidency College, University of Calcutta

Arvind Kumar

Assistant Professor

M.A. (Mass Communications & Journalism) GJUST, Haryana M.A. (Archaeology) (BHU), PG Diploma in Mass Communication (IIMC) B.A. (Hons) Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology (BHU)

Bhupinder Arora

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), M.Phil.

Ashish Ranjan

Assistant Professor

MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad, B.Tech.

Hardik Gandhi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), M.Com Accounts - AMFI, B.Com.

Chitra Unnithan

Assistant Professor

Masters in Journalism & Mass Communications, Rai University B.Com. (Bachelors in Commerce) Gujarat University

Dr. Kishor Bhanushali


Ph.D. M.A. Economics, B.Com.

Dharmendra Khairajani

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), MBA, PGDIBO

Dr. Kavita Joshi

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.Phil., MBA (Finance), B.Com.

Dr. Divyesh Vyas

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., TAT, B.Ed., MPhil., M.Com., B.Com.

CS. Nitesh Nanavati

Assistant Professor

LL.M. (Gujarat University), LL.B., CS. FCA, B.Com.

Vikas Sharma

Assistant Professor


Shrut Brahmbhatt

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.(pursuing), LL.M.(IPR), (Gujarat National Law University) B.A. LL.B (Hons.) (Nirma University)

Pratik Pillai

Assistant Professor


Dr. Preeti Nakhat

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., M.A. (Clinical Psychology), B.A. (Psychology)

Purnima Gupta

Assistant Professor

Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology; Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Botany and Zoology

Rashmi Chouhan

Assistant Professor

PG Diploma, English Journalism; MA, Mass Communication; BA (H), English Literature

Srotaswini Bhowmick

Assistant Professor

M.Litt., Cognitive Science, The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow, UK MSc., Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK; Integrated Masters, Philosophy, Jadavpur University

Dr. Sajjan Kumar

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Political Science

Riva Patel

Adjunct Faculty

M.A. (International Relations) (University of Sheffield, UK) B.A. (Hons.) International Relations (PDPU, Gandhinagar)

Cyrus Dastur

Visiting Faculty

Founder, SHAMIANA - The Short Film Club

Note: All Faculty names are in alphabetic chronology and not as per seniority.
USLM follows ‘multidisciplinary learning’ as emphasised in National Education Policy 2020

The Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication’s learning model emphasis on excellence in teaching and learning. From graduation to first professional destinations, from a major to advanced degrees, and from first jobs to long careers with unpredictable twists and turns USLM strives to prepare students  in a multitude of ways throughout their lives.

The department engages in lectures, workshops, talks and seminars, internships, research and mentorship to ensure that the students in collaboration with friends, professors and mentors sharpen their vision and learning.

The students of the Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts and Mass Communication are taught to demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate information from various sources to create cohesive, persuasive arguments and demonstrate critical thinking skills.

The Liberal Arts department  at USLM offers specialisations a broad range of  areas belonging to humanities, social sciences and natural sciences such as literature, languages,  philosophy, theatre, psychology, and more.
These subjects can also be split into the categories of verbal arts, numerical arts and analytical arts. The students will develop skills like critical thinking and the ability to communicate effectively verbally, as well as in writing. Students will achieve a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong intellectual and practical skills, demonstrating the ability to understand complex problems.
Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas including: art, education, politics, social work public service, military service, medicine, or law.

The Mass Communication department at USLM offers 4 areas of specialization- Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, Film Studies and Digital Media.
Mass Communication as a field is gaining popularity with young job seekers all over the world.
The degree will open up opportunities for the students to seek careers as journalists, digital media planners and experts, advertising and public relation specialists, become movie directors or be involved in various facets of movie making, media planner, copywriter, TV producer, cameraperson, radio jockey, be a part of communication teams in NGOs, hospitals, government agencies , universities and as event managers.

At USLM the student who chooses Mass Communication learns technical aspects like learning how to use a camera, edit video images or audio tape, build a website, create a billboard, etc .

The  strategic aspect  that a student will learn includes deals with understanding how mass communication affects our daily lives, understanding how people react to mass communication, knowing the essential components of a mass communication strategy, and building an understanding of how mass media outlets operate as economic and political institutions.

The Bachelor of Commerce offered at USLM is a unique degree in which the student other than exploring options for further studies, career in banking, insurance, charter accountancy can also explore careers in the field of Mass Communication and various discipline of  Liberal Arts .
The commerce students at USLM will learn critical thinking, digital media and how the social media can be used in their respective fields, effective communication skills and basic of human psychology and theatre. The interdisciplinary nature of the department will ensure that the student is armed with various skills other than his/her commerce degree.