Dr Ipsita Barat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Videography at St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata for more than nine years now. She is also acting as the Head of the Film Studies Department at St. Xavier’s College. She has completed her PhD. from Film Studies Department Jadavpur University, Kolkata and holds a master's degree from AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia. She has also worked extensively as a media professional in Kolkata television industry.