Ms Smiti Padhi, has been working as Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Department of Sports Journalism and Mass Media Technology at Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat since July 2016. Ms Padhi joined the state University of Gujarat, after teaching journalism for six years at undergraduate and post graduate levels at various private Universities in different parts of India. She is the co-editor of UGC approved Journal Vyayam Setu, the biannual multilingual International journal of Sports Sciences and the editor of university’s quarterly magazine Vyayam Jyot , both published by Swarnim Gujarat Sports University. She is the assistant editor of UGC approved popular communication journal- “Communication Today”.
Ms Padhi is actively involved, as project coordinator, in production, direction, editing, compeering and coordinating 140 episodes to be made by Swarnim Gujarat Sports University and aired through Vande Gujarat channel. The episodes aim at promoting sports culture amidst masses and establishing sports eco system in India. She has her YouTube channel by the name ‘Smiti Padhi’ which is gaining popularity among sports enthusiasts owing to her regular interesting short video posts.
Being a meritorious student all throughout, she possesses first class distinction in her matriculation, intermediate, graduation and post graduation and cleared UGC NET in June 2013.Born and brought up in the serene land of Odisha, she headed to Lucknow for her Masters and is presently pursuing her Doctorate from Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. After having interned with the Public Relation department of two very reputed steel ventures of India-SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) and JSPL (Jindal Steels and Power Limited), she realized her forte in research and academics and started her career in teaching in the year 2010. She has been presenting papers in seminars and conferences all around the country and has been associated as Project coordinator for round table conferences in Jaipur on- “Way to Development Journalism- Our roles” organized by Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan and UNICEF-Rajasthan.
Ms Padhi has a deep flair for writing and her papers have been published in several reputed national and international journals and books. Besides her academic pursuits, she keenly participates in discussions and talks on All India Radio,Doordarshan and other private television channels. She has several best paper presentation awards at prestigious national and international to her credit. She also bagged the Leadership award for the year 2010 by Amity University, Lucknow for her organizational skills, hard work and effective communication skills. She loves singing since her childhood and received her Sangeet Visharad from Pracheen kala Kendra, Chandigarh in the year 2007.