• Industry Driven Insights: Our doctoral program emphasizes industry-driven insights by integrating real-world challenges and trends into research projects, ensuring that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to address current and future industry needs.
  • Multidisciplinary Research Theme: We promote a multidisciplinary research theme that encourages collaboration across diverse fields, fostering innovation and creativity while addressing complex problems from multiple perspectives, resulting in comprehensive and impactful research outcomes.
  • Innovation and Solution Driven Approach: Our program adopts an innovation and solution-driven approach, where doctoral candidates are encouraged to develop novel ideas and solutions to address pressing societal and industrial challenges, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Scholarship for Meritorious Scholars: We offer scholarships to meritorious scholars, recognizing and rewarding academic excellence and research potential, thereby facilitating access to quality education and enabling deserving candidates to pursue their doctoral studies.
  • Internationally Acclaimed Post Doctoral Guides: Our doctoral candidates are mentored by internationally acclaimed post-doctoral guides, who provide expert guidance and mentorship, drawing from their extensive experience and expertise to ensure the highest standards of research excellence.
  • Integrated and Seamless Tracking System: We have implemented an integrated and seamless tracking system that allows for efficient monitoring and management of doctoral candidates’ progress, ensuring timely completion of research milestones and providing support for their academic and professional development journey.

Duration of the ADYPU Ph.D. Program

  • D. programs will span three years, encompassing coursework, with a maximum allowable duration of six years.
  • Extensions beyond the specified limits will be subject to the Academic Council of ADYPU’s decision on an individual case basis.
  • Female candidates and individuals with a disability exceeding 40% may be granted a two-year extension to the maximum Ph.D. duration. Additionally, female candidates may avail themselves of Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave for a total of 240 days once during their entire Ph.D. program.

Our Mission

The mission of ADYPU’s School of Film and Media is to provide a dynamic and transformative educational experience that empowers students to become skilled, ethical, and visionary creators in the fields of film, media, and visual storytelling. We are committed to offering a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum that combines artistic excellence with technological proficiency, nurturing a deep understanding of the craft. Our mission is to inspire and prepare students to become influential voices in the creative industry, fostering cultural diversity, social impact, and a global perspective. We aim to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, and art and technology while instilling a sense of responsibility and ethics in media practices. Our goal is to produce graduates who are well-equipped to push the boundaries of artistic expression and storytelling, shaping the future of cinema and media worldwide.


Dr Anand Khandwekar

Dr Biswajeet Champaty

Dr Mohammed Shabab

Dr. Susanta Das

Dr Sachin M. Rajas

Dr Vishal S. Shirsath

Dr Nawneet Kurrey

Dr Muthu SankarAathi

Dr P.G Sivagaminathan

Dr Ravi V Gandhi

Dr Esha Bansal

Dr Vijay Kulkarni

Dr Kirti Dang Longani

Dr Bina Sarkar

Dr Ashwini Sovani

Dr Sunny Thomas

Dr Ramratan V.Dhumal

Dr Nagesh Sawant

Dr Sunny Thomas

Dr Amit Jadhav

Dr Sameena Mir