Dr Kaifia Ancer Laskar Assistant Professor / JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION

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Address : Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Aliah University, Park Circus Campus 17, Gorachand Road, Beniapukur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700014

Kaifia Ancer Laskar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aliah University. She has done her PhD from Assam University and specialises in Development Communication and Behavior Change Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Communication and Media Research.




Serial Number Degree Course Name Thesis/Dissertation Institution/University Year
1 PhD Mass Communication Mediated Mythical Discourses Assam University 2014
2 MA Mass Communication N A Assam University 2009
3 BA Economics  NA Guru Charan College, Silchar(affiliated to Assam University) 2007

Teaching Experience

Total Experience (in January 2017): 3 Yrs 3 months

Nature of work (Guest/Contractual/Regular) University Year (From-To)
Regular Aliah University, Kolkata 17/06/2016 to Present
Guest Faculty Tripura Central University, Tripura 7/10/2013 to 31/05/2016



Industrial Experience


Designation Company Year (From-To)
District Media Expert National Health Mission, Assam 19/10/2010 to 31/04/2011
Research Associate Nanda Talukdar Foundation, Guwahati, Assam 01/01/2009 to 30/11/2009




Field of Specialization

  • Development Communication

  • Behavior Change Communication

  • Cultural and Media Studies

  • Communication and Media Research

Courses Taught/Teaching

1.Principles of Communication,

2. Advertising,

3. Media Management,

4. Development Communication,

5. Communication Research,

6. Intercultural Communication

Research Area

  • Development Communication

  • Cultural and Media Studies


Conference Papers Published


Serial No. Title Name of the Journal National/International ISSN / ISBN
1 Folk Media in the Development of Rural Health in Assam Folk Media and Sustainable Development in The North East National ISBN: 978-81-924027-1-2



Journal Papers Published


Serial No. Title Name of the Journal



1 Reading the Mediated Ethnicity: Religious Discourses in Indian Television Soap Operas Assam University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol- VII no-1, January 2012 National ISSN: 0973-4821
2 Tracking Partition Discourses in The Films of Ritwik Ghatak International Organisation of Scientific Research-Journal of Humanities and Social Science International



3 Recognizing the Politics of Visual Imagery through Transplanted Traditions in Indian Television Soap Operas Media Watch International ISSN:0976-0911
4 Tracking Subjugated Bodies of Female Characters in Indian Soap Operas Scholar's View-International Journal of Media and Management National ISSN:2319-121X
5 Creating Fictional Contrasts of Female Characters in Indian Hindi Films Intellection: Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Research Journal National ISSN:2319-8192





UGC NET-JRF (June 2009) Mass Communication and Journalism.

MASTER Thesis Guidance

  1. Users’ Perception on Social Media (Facebook) and Conflict Situations: A study with the Reang displacement crisis on focus, Debraj Deb, Tripura University, 2014.

  2. A textual analysis of the status updates and relationship status in the Facebook pages of PG students of Agartala pre and post Valentines Day, Bikramjit Sengupta,Tripura University, 2014.

  3. A comparative study of the coverage of Aam Admi Party pre and post Delhi Assembly elections 2013: A content analysis of the e-versions of the Delhi editions of The Times of India and The Indian Express, Amrita Chakraborty, Tripura University, 2014.

  4. Representation of the Elderly: A textual analysis of select Indian television serials, Sunita Sarkar, Tripura University, 2014.

  5. The Heroine and the Anti-heroine: An analysis of the characterisation of Rajjo and Sumitra Devi in the film Gulab Gang, Shakuntala Debbarma, Tripura University, 2014.




Sl. No No of Days






Dates Organised by
1 1 A National Symposium on Role of Ethics in Media: Menace of Yellow Journalism Particpatied  National 24th April, 2009 Deptt of Mass Communication in collaboration with Public Relations & Publication Cell Assam University Silchar
2 2 A National Seminar on Folk Media and Sustainable Development in The North East Folk Media in the Development of Rural Health in Assam: A critique of the role played by street plays implemented by National Rural Health Mission in improving the status of Family Planning and Routine Immunisation performance in the low performing sub-centre areas of Kokrajhar district of Assam during the period November- December, 2010. National 17-18 February, 2011 Deptt of Mass Communication, Assam University Supported by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Smriti New Delhi and Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation, New Delhi
3 3 An International Seminar on Partition of Bengal, Diaspora Rehabilitation: Quest For New World View in Literature & Culture of North East India Tracking Partition Discourses in the Films of Ritwik Ghatak. International 22-24 March, 2012. Deptt of Bengali, Assam University Sponsored by ICHR, New Delhi and MAKAIAS, Kolkata
4 3 An International Seminar on Gender Education and Female Child Labour: A Sociological Perspective Tracking Subjugated bodies in female characters in Indian Soap operas. International 23-25th April, 2013 Organised by the
Deptt of Bengali Assam University Sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi


Other Notable Activities


Serial No Attended/ Participated in Training Programmes Organised by
1 Two Week Training Program in the Public Relations Department of NF Railway, Guwahati, Assam NF Railway, Guwahati, Assam
2 Two Week Training Program in Basic Techniques of Television Production at DDK, Guwahati, Assam Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati, Assam
3 A Three Days Training Programme on Gender Sensitisation for Human Development State Institute of Rural Development, Assam, 7th – 9th July 2009
4 A Two days Capacity Building Workshop on Monitoring & Evaluation of BCC Activities NRHM Assam and UNICEF Guwahati, 17th 18th December, 2010
5 A Two days Capacity Building Workshop on IYCN & BFHI NRHM Assam and UNICEF Guwahati, 14th & 15th February, 2011
6 A Two Days Training and Orientation in Media and Accessibility AYJNIHH, Mumbai in collaboration with Deptt of Mass Communication, Assam University, 18th & 19th February, 2013.
7 A One Day
Sentitisation Programme on Stigma, Discrimination and Mainstreaming on HIV/AIDS: Role of Media
Tripura State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with the ICA Department, Govt of Tripura and the Agartala Press Club, 20th January, 2014.



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