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What you did not know about the man who holds it together at HMMRA

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. We’re talking about one such exemplary leader. Our students consider him as friend, mentor, guide and philosopher. His pen is his mightiest weapon. The one with a difficult but renowned name. He is none other than Mr Soumyadipta Banerjee.

A leading journalist for the past one and a half decade, Mr Banerjee is the director of SVKM’s Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research & Analysis. He is the guiding light at the institute. No, he is not that clichéd no-nonsense principal from whom students prefer to keep a safe distance from. His novel and non-conventional ways of leadership reflect in the functioning of the institute. After joining the institute, you will agree to the statement too.


Our director has a ‘Desi’ style. You will frequently spot him in a kurta. How can we forget Madhur-milan. No, it is not a person’s name. It is the name of his favourite dessert. Perhaps, Madhur-milan is the secret behind his sweet demeanour.

Mr Banerjee has worked as a prominent senior journalist at various publications such as Times of India, Telegraph, DNA, Online CNN-IBN, where many of his articles frequented the front page and became national news. It must be noted that he had been consistently rated as an outstanding performer over his tenure. Mr Banerjee is also the founder at, where he presents The Indian Film Industry, unmasked. He has been the official film critic for DNA newspaper.

Mr Soumyadipta follows an open-door policy at the institute. This policy is the reason behind the students’ perception of the institute as ‘student-friendly’. He personally hears the students suggestions and grievances during his weekly visits to their class, which receive due consideration by him. Our students never hesitate to talk to him, owing to his amicable and approachable personality. He closely monitors every learner’s progress at HMMRA. He always inspires the students to learn what they love most.

Walk down to the institute on the first floor of SVKM’s campus (Mithibai College) to catch him constantly encouraging and motivating the staff and the students alike.

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What you need to know about Mumbai’s most sought-after media college

vlcsnap-2015-10-09-23h36m05s245Let me introduce you to the Most Innovative Educational Institute in India (2014)’. An institute aimed at delivering the best and real-time media training to all aspirants. Synonymous with ‘student-friendly’, ‘second-home’, ‘one of a kind’ ‘realistic and not bookish Gyaan’. Yes, these are tags our students use to best describe us!

We’re talking about Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal’s Harkisan Mehta Institute of Media, Research & Analysis. Founded by the famous Gujarati Writer and Journalist Late Shri Harkisan Mehta, the institute has been training students under various disciplines and gets them job-ready at the end of the course. Students are offered diploma and post-graduate courses in the areas of journalism, advertising, public relations, creative writing, film appreciation, photography & event management.

We strictly follow a No-exam policy at the institute, as we strongly believe that there cannot be a single question paper that can judge the learning ability or the professional ability of a student. Even better, we give you customised professional projects and assignments to judge how much you have learnt. You see, we do not test students on their memory power. Our faculty doesn’t comprise of professors, but successful professionals from the industry who are domain-experts in their field.

Yes, that means students are exposed to valuable insights and practical learning. The study materials that we use are sourced from the latest developments in the field and not from a book that was written five years back.

The best media companies love us. Why? Because, the companies don’t need to spend money to train our candidates. Obviously, as we make our students job-ready with highly practical exposure over the course. There is hardly a leading media company where our students are not working. This year, The Times of India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Mid-day(Gujarati), Zee Group, Disney, DNA, Network 18, BookMyShow, Balaji Telefilms, Spice PR, etc have recruited our students.

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