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Ravi Sachdev

Ravi is programming head for Zee Nung, Zee Entertainment Enterprises in Thailand.

MA Television Production

'My MA degree had a massive influence on employers to employ me.'

Ravi Sachdev

What did you study at Teesside?

Immediately after I graduated from Bangkok University, I decided to study at postgraduate level at Teesside University. I graduated from Teesside with an MA Television Production. Back in Thailand I then got a job in a well-known production house, TV Burabha. As creative director, I created shows for channel 7 - the best know TV channel in Thailand.

After working for TV Burabha for two years I got the opportunity to be a part of the largest media corporation of India, Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd. Zee launched their new Bollywood channel Zee Nung in Thailand for a Thai audience and I'm now programming head of Zee Nung.

My master’s was a massive influence on my employer giving me the job. My qualification and the projects I did during the course helped, enhancing my knowledge and developed my potential.

My ambition is to become a producer – to be responsible for some high-quality, successful television shows in Thailand.

I chose Teesside because its School of Arts & Media has had great reviews by those who have studied here. The facilities are industry standard. And Times Higher Education’s University of the Year award (2009-10) assured me of its reputation and credibility. I’ve always wanted to study in a smaller city - I don’t think there is any other university in a similar same size of town that provided this course with these facilities.

I first found out about Teesside University from an agency in Bangkok. Because I love television and film, I’ve always dreamed of being part of the media industry. Since doing my BA (Hons) Communication Arts, I knew it was what I wanted to do for a living. And, as the media industry in Thailand is booming, it was a great advantage to have a master’s in this field.

Teesside was great – the social life was a wonderful experience. There’s a very international atmosphere – I met many good friends from around the world. Experienced and knowledgeable staff have always been there to provide the great advice. And I appreciated the lower cost of living compared to other cities in th

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