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5 January 2003

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Nisar Keshvani

It gives me great pleasure to provide a reference for Mr Nisar Keshvani, who was a Digital Media Lecturer from July 2001 – December 2002 at the School of Film, and Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore.



His students have found him to be a dedicated, sensitive and caring lecturer, with a number of them turning to him for professional and personal advice.


As module leader for 'Web Design Applications', Mr Keshvani taught students information architecture, researching on the Internet, use of various online communication media, navigation basics, graphical user interface, & online publication design.

He was recruited because of his vast & unique experience as a journalist, educator, international industry networks and specialized online knowledge and skills. We are proud to have had him on our teaching team as he is an innovative young individual, and is the first Mass Communication graduate to return to lecture at his alma mater.

Mr Keshvani was responsible for assisting with the evolution of our digital media stream, and introducing our students to the latest industry practices. He was also responsible for spear-heading an Academic Excellence Team (AET) to re-strategise our School online presence. Socially, he initiated the set up of a Curry Club to encourage staff interaction.

His students have found him to be a dedicated, sensitive and caring lecturer, with a number of them turning to him for professional and personal advice.

Besides being active academically here, in the short 18 months with us, he was very active professionally.

As editor-in-chief of fineart forum / Leonardo Electronic Almanac, he curated an international screening program and presented at various conferences with our support. During this time, he spoke on new technology trends at the Digital Media Festival 2001 (Manila), and Collaboration, Networking, and Resource-Sharing 2002 (Myanmar). He was also sent on a staff exchange program to the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) to teach online journalism.

He has been a valuable asset to our school, and has worked well with his peers. I have known him since his student days, and have watched him grow professionally. I find Mr Keshvani be a personable, calm and dedicated individual well-liked by his peers. I wish him every success in his future endeavours and have no reservations in recommending him to prospective employers. Please feel free to contact me should you have further queries.



We are proud to have had him on our teaching team as he is an innovative young individual, and is the first Mass Communication graduate to return to lecture at his alma mater.


Yours sincerely

Dr Victor Valbuena
Director, School of Film & Media Studies

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

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