DEPARTMENT OF SCRIPT WRITING & DIRECTION
Shri. Raj Kumar Roy
Professor & HOD
Raj Kumar Roy is a graduate of Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Following this, he graduated in Direction and Screenplay Writing from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. After preliminary stints of assisting in films in Mumbai, he set up a production house in Chennai and directed numerous advertising and corporate films, for many years. He was also associated with Odyssey Video Communications in Bengaluru, as a director of advertising films and videos apart from being involved in music videos, documentaries, television production, and creation of Internet content. In between, he worked as a Production Coordinator and is familiar with the logistics of film production.
Before embarking on a stint of teaching films, he spent many years doing research and studies in the areas of Film Aesthetics and Cinema History. Subsequently, he spent over a decade,teaching and nurturing students at Rama Naidu Film School, Hyderabad, as a Professor of Film Art and Aesthetics. Over the years, he has mentored students in Hyderabad, Pune, and Chandigarh, with his last engagement being as the Head of Films at Chandigarh University, School of Films and Visual Arts.