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Pankaj Ingole,
Director, Callidus Media & Arts Academy

Pankaj has 16 years experience of Print as well as electronic media. He started his career with ‘The Hitavada’, English daily published from Nagpur. Then he worked for ‘Loksatta’ as a city correspondent in Bhandara. Further he got an opportunity to work with ‘Daily Lokmat’. While working with Lokmat, he wrote on social, political, health and cultural issues. In 2004 he was selected in ETv Marathi as a copy Editor/ Reporter, based at Ramoji Film City Hyderabad. He proved his mettle and become an anchor in 2005. In January 2007 ‘Zee 24 Taas’, first 24/7 Marathi News channel launched in Mumbai. Pankaj was part of launching team as an Anchor. He worked in Zee Network for next 7 years. In December 2013, he joined ‘News Express’ as a Senior Producer. He has also worked with ‘Mi Marathi’ as Sr. Anchor/Producer. Later he joined then upcoming channel ‘Maharashtra 1’ with Sr. Journalist Nikhil Wagle.

While working with news channels, he always thought about the big gap between Mass Communication courses and actual work in electronic media. There was hardly any academy which gives professional training of TV Journalism. Keeping in mind, in June 2016 Pankaj started his own Media Academy in Pune. He started this mission along with his wife Poonam, who is also TV anchor since 11 years. The only vision of the academy is to create professionals through professionals. All the faculties of academy are Working TV Journalists. Every course of the academy is based on practical knowledge.

On personal ground, Pankaj has participated in many state and National level cultural events. He won state level Folk song competition run by state government and then also participated for National in Hissar, Haryana. Pankaj is felicitated by ‘Nehru Youth Award’ and Mahatma Phule State level Award in Journalism.



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Poonam Ingole,
Director, Callidus Media & Arts Academy

Poonam has 11 years experience in electronic media. Earlier she was working as an Interior Designer in Kolhapur. In January 2006 she gave an audition for ETv News Anchor and get selected. In 2008, she joined ABP Majha, Mumbai as Associate Editor/Reporter. She also worked in ‘Mi Marathi’ channel as an Anchor/Producer. She did anchoring for several shows. She did cameo role in Hindi movie ‘Youngistaan’ as News Anchor. She also acted in the Marathi film ‘Sundar Majha Ghar’. She did compering for several freelance shows.

Along with her husband Pankaj, she started Media Academy in 2016. Currently she is director of Callidus Media & Arts Academy.

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