Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Prof. B.K.Kuthiala takes over as VC Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication

I am delighted to report here that the veteran  communication scholar, Prof B K Kuthiala has taken over as Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National  University of  Journalism & Communication located in Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. He has a rich and varied experience of 39 years in media and academics and colleagues like me are confident that he would lead the university to further heights. 
The confidence is based on the fact that he has worked in every capacity in the university academia and has won support from his teaching and non-teaching colleagues for the assignments he was handling at that particular point of time.
His recent positions include Director and Professor of Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurkshetra., Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Media Studies, Proctor, Head of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations.
He was Dean, Faculty of Religious Studies and Head, Department of Religious Studies and has performed as Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean, Faculty of Information Technology & Computer Sciences, Chairman of the Department of Communication Management and Technology, Department of Printing Technology and also of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
His major positions included Chairman, Foreign Student Cell of the University at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar. Director (Hon), Panchnad Research Institute. National Vice President and President  (Haryana Chapter) of Indian Media Centre. He was one of the Directors of the Board of Directors of the Hindusthan Samachar, the Multilingual News Agency. He has achieved major success in the work he took upon himself or was nominated to carry out. Some of these concerned
Chief-Coordinator, UGC Special Assistance Programme (SAP) on human resource development in Internet Journalism.
Principle Investigator of major project Research on the Study of Awareness, Motivation and Mobilisation Roles of Print Media in Independence Struggle of India.
Founder teacher in Guru Jambheshwar  University with which he was involved right from the planning stage and with its growth and development from the beginning.
Responsible for selection of courses and establishment of eight (8) departments. Also held additional charge of the Director, Public Relations of the Guru Jambheshwar  University for four years and of Proctor for three years. Secretary, Council for International Affairs and Human Rights and also  General Secretary, Centre for Policy Initiative. Active member and office bearer of many international academic and professional bodies.
He taught at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi for 21 years Kurukshetra University for about two years. A known scholar in the field of Mass Communication and Media Research,  he has to his credit more than 100 research reports, more than 80 research papers, about 200 newspaper articles and about 100 radio and TV programmes.  Has introduced many innovative and job oriented courses and initiated many new teaching practices and research methodologies. Edited many journals and two books.
Post graduate in Anthropology and also in Sociology. Trained in the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. A trained and practicing computer programmer. A teacher, practitioner and researcher in the field of journalism and media.
An established  academic manager. Received many awards including Guru Shreshtha and Sarvashreshtha Sancharak. Contributes regularly in English and Hindi Newspapers
Produces, anchors and participates in regional and national Radio and Television Programs. Consultant for newspapers, television channels, advertising agencies  and many academic organizations of higher and professional education. Associated  actively with University Grants Commission, IGNOU, NCERT and  16  universities .and 22 institutes of higher learning.
Specialist areas include: Organizational Communication, Feedback Systems, Publicity Campaign Planning, Convergence of Technologies,  Media Research and Academic Management. Currently engaged in experimenting with On-line Education, Internet Journalism  and Web Radio.
Presented a paper in the World Journalism Teachers Conference at AMIC, Singapore, (July, 2007) advocating introduction of Indian Values in Media and also in the International Conference on Convergence, Citizen Journalism and Social Change in the Queensland University of Science and Technology, Brisbane, Australia (26-28 March, 2008) proposing a Non-business Model for Media. "It is Gold Rush in India Media" in January, 2009 in International Conference on New Media in Shanghai University, Shanghai, China.

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