The SPJS is headed by Swapan Mullick, a distinguished senior journalist who has been associated with The Statesman (as sub-editor, Assistant Editor and Senior Editor) for almost his entire professional life. He was also Director of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute from 2006 to 2009.
Other members of faculty include Smita Abraham, Assistant Professor of Communicative English, and practising senior journalists, from within The Statesman and outside. In addition, the SPJS arranges interactions between students and distinguished persons of various fields from India and overseas.
Regular and guest faculty included Ravindra Kumar, Editor, The Statesman; Swapan Mullick, Director, SPJS; Tarun Goswami, City Editor; Michael Flannery, Associate Editor; Pulakesh Mukhopadhyay, Sports Editor; J B Lama, Assistant Editor; Ratan Pradhan, Design Consultant; Gopali Bandopadhyay, Asst. Features Editor; Uday Basu, Chief of Bureau; Sailendra Mal, Chief Photographer; Partha Banerjee, Senior Manager, Advertisement Scheduling; Suman Bhattacharya, General Manager, Circulation; Indranil Dutta, General Manager, Systems & Production; Aditi Roy Ghatak, veteran business journalist; Dr Ashish Ghosh, eminent environmentalist; Shameek Sen, Assistant Professor, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences; Biswajit Matilal, General Manager, Public Relations, Birla Corporation; Dr Sunrit Mullick, Cultural Affairs Specialist & Educational Adviser at the American Center.
The students had the opportunity to interact with a number of distinguished visitors during the year. Among them were Mr Tomislav Delinic, Acting Head of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in New Delhi; Mr Rainer Schmiedchen, Consul-General, Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata; Ms Lena Schwarm, Vice-Consul, Federal Republic of Germany, Kolkata; Mr Jan Thorsten Kotschau, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Mr Mahfuz Anam, Editor, The Daily Star, Bangladesh; Mr Hiranmoy Karlekar, Consulting Editor, The Pioneer; Mr Manash Ghosh, Editor, Dainik Statesman; Mr Ajoy Bose, Senior Journalist; Mr Kanak Mani Dixit, Editor, Himal, Kathmandu; Mr Mukund Padmanabhan, Senior Editor, The Hindu; Mr Hindol Sengupta, Senior Editor, Fortune India; Mr Sam Rajappa, Veteran Journalist and founder-director, The Statesman Print Journalism School; Ms Madhavi Goradia Divan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Ms Aditi Roy Ghatak, ARG Syndication; Ms Seema Mustafa, Consulting Editor, The Statesman; Mr Pradip Phanjoubam, Editor, Imphal Free Press; Mr Shameek Sen, West Bengal National University of Juridical Science; Mr Sidharth Bhatia, Senior Journalist; Mr Mohammed Shahid Parvez, Chief of Bureau, The Statesman; Ms Sevanti Ninan, Editor, The Hoot (TBC).