Dr. N.Thilaka is the Director of Symbiosis School of Media and Communication. She is a M.A., M.Phil., PGDM and holds a doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has almost 19 years of academic experience, teaching at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels and actively participating in research in communication and media studies. Her specialization is in the area of new media, advertising, graphic designing, and online journalism. She had a rich experience in the industry before moving on to academics in the provinces of Merchandising, and Advertising. She has also taught in the online platform for Southern New Hampshire University in courses related to Mass Communication. She is a recognized research guide under the Faculty of Media, Communication, and Design of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Dr. Thilaka has been a resource person for FDP and Research conferences both national and International and Jury for PRCI. Also, member of Advisory committee at Kumaraguru college of Liberal Arts.