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Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Marketing) from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning, Pune. (2012)
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. ( Title- Journalistic Works of Khushwant Singh: An Analysis of Themes and Treatment) (2011)
  • PGDT (Post Graduate Diploma in Translation) from IGNOU (2002) Gold Medalist.
  • M.A. (English) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (1999).
  • M.Sc. (Mass Comm.) from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. (1996-98). Gold Medalist
  • Qualified UGC (NET) examination (June 1998) in Journalism & Mass Communication.
  • B.Sc. from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra with subjects Chemistry, Botany and Zoology (1992-1995)
  • Work Experience

  • 2004-2018: Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Jagannath International Management School (JIMS), GGSIP University
  • 2003-2004: Lecturer, Mass Comm. in Ch. Devi Lal University, Sirsa
  • 2002-2003: Lecturer, S.D.M. Mahavidyalya, Hansi
  • 2000-2000: Sub-editor in National Hindi Daily, Dainik Bhaskar
  • Worked as compeer for Youth Programmes at AIR Hisar. Organized talk shows and panel discussions for the programme.
  • Worked at DD Hisar as an anchor for woman-based programme. Conducted interviews and panel discussions on various social and health issues.
  • Interest Area(s)

  • Finance and Accounts
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Research

  • Presented a paper ‘Health As An Agenda In Indian Politics: A Study Of Election Manifestos In 16th General Elections’ in National Conference ‘Innovation and Sustainability for Development’ organized by Navrachna University, Vadodra on Oct 5-6, 2017. (Received Best Research Paper Award)
  • Delivered lecture ‘How to Write Research Paper’ as a Resource Person in FDP ‘Changing Paradigms in Media Teaching’ organised by JIMS on June11-16, 2018
  • A number of articles published in various newspapers and magazines.
  • Above than 200 programmes broadcast on All India Radio.
  • A number of programmes telecast on Doordarshan.
  • Papers Presented in Conferences

  • Presented a paper ‘Reimagining News – Shift from Online First to Mobile First ” in National Conference ‘Mass Media: Current Scenario and Future Trends’ organized by Chandigarh University on April 06, 2018
  • Made a presentation as Resource person for ‘Application of Framing Theory’ in FDP ‘Reinventing Media Studies Teaching’ organised by JIMS on May 29-June2, 2017
  • Paper ‘Revisiting the Witty Sardar: A Study of Khushwant Singh’s Popularity’ presented in International Conference ‘ELLCIATLS-2017’ organised by K R Manglam University, Gurugram on Feb 3-4, 2017
  • Chaired a session in National Seminar on Challenges in Communication Research organised by GJUS&T, Hisar on March 11-12, 2015.
  • Presented Poster titled ‘Political economy of Nutrition in India’ in South Asia Conference on Policies and Practices to Improve Nutrition on 30-31 July 2014 at New Delhi. Paper ‘Health Issues in Indian Public Sphere’ accepted in 23rd AMIC Annual Conference, Bangkok (Conf postponed due to unrest in Thailand)
  • Paper ‘The Historical Perspectives on Column Writing’ presented in UGC sponsored national Seminar on Intersections: History & Literature held in DCAC on March 11-12, 2014 Paper ‘The End of Journalism and Rise of Marketing’ presented in National Seminar ‘Values in Journalism’ held in GJUS&T, Hisar on March 7-8, 2014
  • Paper ‘Democracy and Right to Communicate’ presented in National Conference ‘Democratisation of Communication’ held in Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies on Nov 23, 2012. Paper ‘Right to Communicate: Reality or Myth in India’ accepted for presentation in International Conference ‘Media and Development’ held in Greece on May 19-21, 2011
  • Paper ‘Participatory Content Creation to Strengthen the Local Voices for Community Development’ accepted for poster presentation in 19th AMIC Conference ‘Technological and Cultural Communication: Connectors and Dividers’ held in Singapore on June 21-23, 2010
  • Paper ‘Globalisation and Media Education: Challenge Ahead’ presented in National Symposium ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Media Education in India’ organized by IGNOU and UNESCO in IGNOU, New Delhi on November 20-21, 2009
  • Paper ‘Community Radio: Voice of Voiceless’ presented in International Conference ‘Development Communication in the Era of Globalisation’ held in Chennai on July 9-11, 2009. Paper ‘Use of ICTs in Media Education’ presented in National Seminar on ‘State of Media Education’ held in CDLU, Sirsa on April 25-26, 2009
  • Paper ‘Community Radio: Voice of Voiceless’ presented in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Role of Media in Development’ held in Panchkula on Sept 26-27, 2008. Paper ‘New Media : A Boon or Bane for Right to Privacy’ presented in International Conference on New Media and Citizens’ Right to Privacy held in New Delhi on Jan 11-12, 2008. 2008.
  • Publication & Broadcasts

  • Research Paper “Health As An Agenda In Indian Politics: A Study Of Election Manifestos In 16th General Elections’ published in Indian Medical Association Journal (Haryana Edition).( Dec 2017)
  • Chapter ‘The aim of journalism is to dialogue with readers’ published in book titled ‘Repartee Khushwant Singh’ by Global Vision Publications (2015)
  • Research Paper ‘ Social media and Changing Communication Patterns’ published in Global Media Journal-Indian Edition (Summer Issue/June 2014/Vol. 5/No. 1) ISSN 2249 – 5835
  • Research Article ‘A need for the news agencies in the vernacular’ published in Vidura (Jan-March, 2014) ISSN 0042-5303
  • Research Paper ‘Khushwant Singh: The Post-modern Columnist’ in Mass Communicator (Oct-Dec, 2013) ISSN 0973-9688
  • Perspective ‘Advertising CSR: An expenditure or investment’ published in 8M (Jan-March, 2013) ISSN 0973-9335
  • Research Article ‘Folk Media can play role in development’ published in Vidura (Jan-March, 2013) ISSN 0042-5303
  • Research Paper ‘Evolution of a columnist: A case study of Khushwant Singh’ published in Pragyaan (Dec 2012)
  • Research Paper ‘Communicating Health through Local Media’ published in Vidura (Oct-Dec, 2010)
  • Research Paper ‘Innovative Media for Brand Visibility’ published in Vidura ( April-June, 2010) ISSN 0042-5303
  • Research Paper ‘Airing the Voice of Downtrodden’ published in Vidura ( Oct-Dec, 2009)
  • Research Paper ‘Rural Advertising: Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide’ published in 8M (July-Sep, 2009) ISSN 0973-9335
  • Research Paper ‘New Media : A Boon or Bane for Right to Privacy, in Mass Communicator (April-June 2008) ISSN 0973-9688
  • Research Paper ‘In-film advertising: New Mantra for Brand Building’ published in Vidura (Oct-Dec, 2007)
  • Paper ‘PR for Brand Building’ published in Mass Communicator (April-June 2008)
  • Chapter published in book ‘Mere Sakshatkaar’ edited
  • Faculty Development Programmes Origanised/Attended

  • Organised and attended One Week-long FDP on ‘Reinventing Media Studies Teaching’ in JIMS, New Delhi held on May 29-June 2, 2017
  • Organised and attended One Week long FRP on ‘Revisiting Statistics in Social Sciences’ in JIMS, New Delhi held on December 19-23, 2017
  • Attended a Two-week long FDP on ‘Research Methodology and Technical writing’ organized by JIMS, Nehru Palace held from June 04-16, 2007.