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Department of Film Technology

R D Balaji


Area or Subject

Orientation to Film Technology, Film Study Record, Script Writing, Direction and Acting

Educational Qualifications

Degree – Diploma (DFA)., M.A.(Public Administration)., Diploma (DTVP)., PG Diploma in Advertising., M.A.(JMC)., PG Diploma in Audio Programme Production., M.Phil (JMC)., Diploma (FFP)., Diploma (CDLP)., Pursing my Ph.D
Area or Subject – Acting, Public Administration, Television Production, Advertising, Journalism and Mass Communication, Audio Programme Production, Feature Film Producer, Cinema Director and Line Producer, Ph.D topic “Actor – Director Relationship in Tamil Films”.
University – Madras Christian College, Annamalai University, Madras University, Annamalai University, Madurai Kamaraj University, IGNOU, Madurai Kamaraj University, Hollywood Film Institute, Hollywood Film Institute, SRM University.
Awarded Year – 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008, 2008

Courses: Film Technology & Diploma in Film Acting

Research Interests: Short films, Documentaries & Feature films

Selected Publications

  • Written an article titled ‘The Complexity of Film Acting’ which was published in the International journal of new innovations in 2012, Pg. No.347 – 348, ISSN – 2277 – 4459.
  • Written a collection of Tamil short stories titled ‘Arthanaariswaram’ which was published by ‘Muran kalari publications’ in September 2014

Papers Presented

  • Presented an article on the topic Film Acting in the Third International Seminar on Mass Communication (Cinema) in Puducherry on 12th and 13th July 2008, jointly organised by Puducherry Communicators Forum and Subramaniam Arts and Science College, Mohanur. Subsequently the article was published in the book titled ‘Mass Communication - Cinema’

Academic Experience

  • Faculty Member, Film Tech Division, Madras Christian College, 1992 to 1997. Professor and Coordinator, Visual Communication, SRM Arts & Science College, 1997 to 2009. Head of the Department, SRM Sivaji Ganesan School of Film Studies, SRM University, 2009 onwards.

Other Professional Experience

  • Worked as an Assistant Director, under K.S. Ravikumar from May 1991 to 1992.
  • Worked as a Faculty Member in the Department of Continuing Education, Madras Christian College, Film Tech Division from 1992 – 1997. (Teaching Film Studies, Script Writing & Direction and Acting).
  • Worked as a Professor and Coordinator in the Department of Visual Communication in SRM Arts & Science College from 1997 to 2009.
  • Worked as a Head of the Department in SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute, SRM University, Vadapalani Campus, from October 2009 onwards. (In 2015 SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute was shifted from Vadapalani campus to Ramapuram campus and was renamed as SRM Sivaji Ganesan School of Film Studies. In 2018 SRM Sivaji Ganesan School of Film Studies was again renamed as SRM School of Film Technology.)
  • For the past 20 years, I was the Lecturer in-charge and guided more than 1000 Short Films, Documentaries and Ad Commercials done by the students as part of the University project submission. Guided them from conceptualization to visualization - pre-production, production and post-production stages.
  • Achievements and Awards Chairman of the Board of Examinations for B.Sc Visual Communication, B.Sc Electronic Media and B.A Journalism in Madras University from 2006 onwards.
  • Appointed as Inspection Committee member by Institute of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD), Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli to inspect the Good news television channel pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, to grant permission to offer the one year Diploma in Television Technology in Collaboration with IECD through off campus mode, from the academic year 2009-2010.
  • Nominated by the Vice Chancellor, University of Madras as Subject Expert for appointment of staff in Visual Communication Department in Ethiraj College for Women from 2007 onwards.
  • Served as a Subject Expert in Appointments Committee for the selection of a Lecturer in Communication/ Journalism / Visual Communication and as an external expert to select the Head of the Department of Visual Communication, Madras Christian College.
  • Member of Board of studies in B.Sc Visual Communication, Madras Christian College.


  • Member in ‘Chinnathirai Nadigar Sangam – 2017’