Faculty Details

Prof. Surbhi Dahiya

Prof. Surbhi Dahiya, Ph. D Surbhidahiya.iimc@gmail.com

Prof. (Dr) Surbhi Dahiya (nee Bhalla)


Phone: 09990561016, (O)-011-26742348    

E-Mail- surbhidahiya.iimc@gmail.com


Career Objectives

·  To help train journalists, students, industry and government professionals capable of serving the society usefully.

·  To contribute in meaningful media and communication research and explore new dimensions.

Professional Snapshot and Career Recital

Present Position- Professor and Course Director, English Journalism, IIMC


·  Professor and Course Director, English Journalism, IIMC wef  28/6/2019 ( A/N)

·  Course Director and Associate Professor,  Department of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) (Under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India) (joined on Direct Recruitment on 8th July 2014 in Pay Band 4) w.e.f 8th July 2014 till 28/6/19 (FN).Course Director, Department of English Journalism, IIMC ( w.e.f 1st May 2018)

·  Editor, Communicator ISSN No – 0588-8093. Nov 2018- 8th July 2019

First issue on “State of Indian Language Journalism” edited by me was released by Honourable Vice President of India Sh M Venkaiah Naidu on 20th March 2019.

·  Course Director, Advertising and Public Relations Department (AdPR) (Nov 3, 2016- 30th April 2018). (Students won prizes worth Rs one lakh from Ministry of Road Transport for planning and producing campaigns on Road safety 2016-17) Organised various events with PRSI.

·  Dean Students Welfare, IIMC (9th May 2016 to June 8th 2018)- Organised various lectures/ events for IIMC Students as convener. Tied up with Google newslabs in 2017, Organised Media Mahakumbh 2018.

·  Member of Executive Council, IIMC w.e.f. April 19, 2016 for a period of two years. (vide Ministry of I&B notification dated April 13, 2016). Also a member of IIMC Society.

·  Member, Academic Council, IIMC w.e.f July 2019.

·  Committee Member- Admission Committee member, ICC, Discipline Committee, Cultural Committee, Library Committee, Canteen Committee etc from time to time.

·  Lectures in English Journalism, Hindi Journalism, Radio and TV and Ad and PR departments; Skype sessions for regional centres; sessions for Journalists from developing Countries (DJ); Indian Information Services probationers; Special Orientation and Refresher courses for Defence personnel; training courses for various Govt. officials etc.

·  In-charge - Placements, English Journalism, Placement Coordinator, IIMC. ( 2014-2015, 2015-16)

                                            International Exposure

Represented India at various International platforms- SUSI Scholar (USA), WJEC (Paris), ICA (Prague), AEJMC (Chicago), IAMCR- JRE and UNESCO Panelist  (Montreal), IAMCR (Liecester), AMIC (Dubai), EMRC ( London), World Press Freedom Day ( UNESCO Panelist ( Helsinki)

Previously at DCAC, University of Delhi


·  Assistant Professor ( Sr. Grade), Department of Journalism, Delhi College Of Arts and  Commerce (DCAC) (University of Delhi), Netaji Nagar, Delhi (Nov 2006 to July 2014) (taken lien to join IIMC as Associate Professor)

·  Higher Initial Pay (3 increments plus one advance increment) w.e.f. 30.11.06

·  Convenor of the Academic Executive Committee of DCAC

·  Ex- Head, Department of Journalism, DCAC ( Nov 2008- Nov2010)

·  Associate Editor and Coordinator for Research Journal Intellectual Resonance (ISSN 2321-2594)- DCAC Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies.

·  Convenor of the College Purchase Committee. (2012-13)

·  Committee Member, Pay Fixation and Sports Committee (2013-14)

·  Student Union Advisor of DCAC (2011-12)

·  Felicitated on 9th March 2018 for eight years of dedicated service.

Previous Experience- Academics

·  Programme Coordinator and Assistant Professor for BJMC in Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies (TIAS) (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi-40) (Sept 2003-June 2005)

·  Programme Coordinator and Assistant Professor for BJMC in KRCHE (affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi-40) (July 2005-Nov 2006)

·  Launched a newspaper Youngster, registered with RNI (RNI No. DEL/ BIL/2004/14598) and its successful publication as Associate Editor and Editor.

·  Establishment of two modern mass media labs, with non- linear editing, audio and video equipments for professional recording. ( For TIAS and KRCHE)

                             Industry Experience, Professional Trainings and Internships

·  Correspondent, The Tribune (Chandigarh). Served Ludhiana Tribune, Punjab as full-time correspondent. Approximately 500 published stories  (many Front page and Lead stories with bylines), investigative, features, news stories for ‘Ludhiana Tribune’ and ‘The Tribune’, Chandigarh.(2000-2001)

·  Highlights-

o PAU seeds selling in open market

o Punjab Agriculture at crossroads

o Will PAU recover 4 crore loan given to Punwire

o Food scenario grim, warns Khush

o PAU cheated of Rs 35 lakhs


·  Media Manager (Planning) in Advance Advertising Agency, Ludhiana.  Coordinated media activities of major clients of the company. (2001-2003)

·  Two months Training in Advertising at Elevations Advertising Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh

·  Two months Training in reporting and editing skills at The Tribune, Chandigarh                                                     

Educational/ Academic Credentials/ Fellowship

·  SUSI Scholar 2017, Ohio University, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Athens, USA. Completed the Fellowship Study of US Institutes as Indian SUSI scholar 2017 at OHIO University USA 6th July to 18th August 2017. Certified from US State Department and Ohio University.

·  Awarded Ph.D. from Faculty of Media Studies, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. Thesis- Media Management in the Global Scenario: A study of the Changing Management Practices in Media under the supervision of Prof B. K. Kuthiala.

Regn. No- 06-02-9-01, Date of Notification- 8.9.10

·  M.Sc (Mass Communication and Technology) from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar in 2000, securing 71.58 % marks securing the second rank.

·  MBA (Specialisation- HR), 77.32%.

·  B.Sc. from HAU, Hisar in 1998, Securing 87 % marks. (Chandrakanta Gold Medal)

·  Passed X from ICSE Board in 1993 securing 71.4 % marks.

Professional Qualifications

·  Qualified UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)  in December 1999

(UGC Ref no- 6520/(NET-DEC., ‘99) (Roll  No- E337107) (Cert no- A0019684)

                                          Areas of Specializations/ Competence

·  P.hD.  Specialisation- Media Industry Management

·  M.Sc.  Specialisation- Print Media

·  Internship- Advertising Agency and The Tribune

·  Areas of competence- Communication and Mass Communication: Concept and Practices, New Media, Reporting and Editing, Advertising and PR, Media Laws, Communication and Media Research, Journalism studies.

                                                         Awards & Distinctions

·  Conferred the Women Economic Forum (WEF) award 2019 for “Iconic Woman” under “Exceptional Leaders of Excellence” on 13th April 2019 in the WEF conference  held at Hotel Taj, Dwarka, New Delhi.

·  National Award by Public Relation Society of India (PRSI) for Contribution to Mass Communication Education in India at 40th PRSI Conference held from 8th -10 Dec 2018 at Dehradun. (Award received in person on 16th March 2019 at 2nd All India Mass Communication Student Congress , IIMC Delhi).

·  "The Lifestyle Journalistic TLJ Jury Awards" for Excellence in the field of Journalism Education conferred on 6th March 2019 at Hyatt, Chandigarh at Woman’s Achiever Ceremony.

·  Chandrakanta Gold Medal in Graduation

·  2nd Position in M.Sc. (Mass Communication & Technology)

·  Position holder in all the semesters and Merit scholarship during graduation

·  Tuition Fee Waiver on Meritorious grounds in M.Sc.

·  Grand winner of I Phone 8 in an online competition by Regane.

·  Award of Junior Research Fellowship by ICAR (not availed)

·  Four Certificates of Commendation from Competition Success Review for published essays.

·  Prize from National Library of Poetry, Washington DC, USA(Poem “Need of the Hour” published in “River of Dreams”(Library of Congress ISBN 1-56167-256-4),1994.


·  Principal Investigator for Research project for Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) to conduct a research on Qualificational packs and job roles for the Media Sector Skill Council of NSDC, 2015.

·  Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Project Coordinator for a project of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, United Nation Environment Programme, GEF and IIMC on “Capacity Building on Biosafety” (in collaboration with various Universities in India like University of Mumbai, Panjab University etc)

·  Phase 1-Conducted and Moderated workshops on “Communicating Science and Biosafety” for

·  IIS Group A officers on  7th -8th April, 2015, New Delhi

·  IIS Group B officers on 5th and 6th June, 2015, New Delhi

·  Journalists and media practitioners on 20th August, 2015, New Delhi.

·  Media Professionals in Mumbai with University of Mumbaion 21st and 22nd April, 2015 at University of Mumbai.

·  Media Professionals in Chandigarh with Punjab University, Chandigarh on 28-29 July 2015 at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

·  Many other workshops were conducted across the country in association with other Universities at Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Kolkata by team members.


·  Phase 2- Attended workshops conducted by the Ministry of Environment as a delegate.

·  "Regional Workshop on Risk Communication" scheduled to be held from April 4-5, 2016 at Pragati Resorts, Hyderabad. (Presented the message maps as group leader)


·  Project Coordinator (along with Prof Gita Bamezai) for Impact Assesment of “Jago Grahak Jago” Media Campaign, A  Project on “ Awareness Initiatives for Consumer Empowerment and Behavioural Change Communication” for Department of Consumer Affairs,  Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, 2017-18.


·  Research For Taleem

Curriculum Development

·  Expert Committee Member for two Senior Level Consultation Meetings, for finalization of modules/ curriculum for faculty Development, Media Practitioners and PG students organized by UNICEF & Centre for Mass Communication (CMC) University of Rajasthan, Jaipur on 12th – 13th November & 12th -13th December 2016.

·  Appointed Co-ordinator of the Syllabus Revision Committee (All Subjects) of BA (Honours) Journalism, University of Delhi on May 1, 2009.

·  Appointed Convenor of the syllabus Revision for four papers of BA (Honours) Journalism, (BJMC) University of Delhi, 2013 (Integrated Marketing communication- DC I, Advertising and PR- DC II, Media Industry management DC I, Media Ethics and the Law DC I) (Introduced only for one year)

·  Convener, Syllabus Revision, AdPR Department, 2017-18.

·  Convener, Syllabus Revision Committee, English Journalism, 2018-19.

·  Committee Member, English Journalism Syllabus revision committee, IIMC (2014-15).

·  Appointed Convener of the Syllabus Revision Committee (Academic) by CBSE in Oct 2015, for three years.

·  Developed course curriculum for Massco Media.

Books and Published Chapters


·  “Connecting Threads: A Compendium of Indian Media Educators” published by Exchange4Media Books. Released on 22nd Nov at Media and Media Educators Summit 2018 at India International Center, New Delhi. ( ISBN no-

( An E Directory of Media Educators of India was Released by DG, IIMC on 5th Sept 2018 earlier)

·  Writing a book on Indian Media Giants

·  Chapter on International, National and Regional Footprint Through Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Case study of Zee, published in book “Issues of Journalistic Ethics and Freedom in the contemporary age of digital media( ISBN -81-86263-02-4) sr. no. 45, pg 346-355, published by University of Calcutta, 2012. (on behalf of International Seminar)

·  Chapter “Indian Media Cartels; Trends and challenges(pg 224-231) published in the book Media Content, freedom and democracy (ISBN- 978-81-8457-589-7) 2014,edited by Dr Ambrish Saxena, Kanishka Publishers.

·  Written a chapter on Media Planning for IGNOU, 2014.

Editor/ Associate Editor/ Reviewer for various Conferences/ Journals


·  Editor, Communicator. ISSN No – 0588-8093. (special issue released by Honourable Vice President of India, Sh Venkaiah Naidu) ( Second special issue on Mahatma Gandhi as a Communicator)

·  Associate Editor and Coordinator for Research Journal / Intellectual Resonance- DCAC Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. ( Till July 2014) (ISSN 2321-2594) for

                                      Vol I, Issue I, May 2013,

                                      Vol I, Issue II, December, 2013,

                                      Vol II, Issue III, June 2014.


Advisory/ Editorial Board Member

·  Advisory Board Member, Communis, Bilingual, Bi annual Refereed, UGC approved Journal by Doaba College, Jallandhar. (Journal no- 45311) ISSN – 23483601

·  Advisory Board member, Researcher’s Voice, A Refereed Research Journal of KRCHE, affiliated to GGSIPU. ISSN no- 2231-6310.

·  Editorial Board of Social Onlooker: International Journal of Social Science, Journalism and Mass Communication. ISSN- 2394-2932

·  Editorial Board of Amity’s Journal of Content, Community & Communication, Gwalior.

UGC approved (48485) ISSN- 2395- 7514 (Print) 2456-9011 (online)

·  Editorial Board in the International Journal on Transformations of Media, Journalism & Mass Communication (IJTMJMC).ISSN- 2581-3439


·  Reviewer for International Communication Research Journal, A peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, AEJMC.

·  Reviewer IAMCR abstracts, 2015 for 2 sections (JRE and Political Economy). Reviewed 14 abstracts, 2016, 2017, 2018.

·  Reviewer for World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), Auckland, New Zealand, 14th to 16th July, 2016. Reviewed 07 abstracts

·  Reviewer for World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC), Paris July, 2019. Reviewed 04 abstracts

·  Reviewer for 2nd Annual World Conference on Media and Mass Communication, 21st to22nd April, Thailand, Bangkok, 2016 abstracts. Reviewed 12 abstracts

·  Reviewer, Media Mimansa, a Refereed Research journal published by Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. ISSN -

·  Advisory Board, Annual Refereed National Journal – “Researcher’s Voice” (ISSN - 2231 -6310).

                                               Published Research Papers/ Journals


·  Invited Research Paper titled “Real vs. Ideal Self: a Study of Identity Creation and Desired Images on Facebook” published in Special Issue of The Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies (Peer Reviewed) (Volume 5 .Issue 1, 2016) available at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=3032/, Page 85 onwards (ISSN: 20010818, Online ISSN: 20499531 ) (ESCI Accepted)

·  Research Paper titled “Editorial Freedom in India: An Oxymoron” published in Journal of Transnational “Words of Power”: Proliferation of Journalism and Professional Standards, by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vol. 1, No 1, 2015, by Edited by Prof Ibrahim Saleh, Chair, University of Cape Town, South Africa. ISSN: 2057-5866, Page 134 onwards.

·  Research Publications in Growing corporatization of the Indian media; economies of scale or 'bailing out' mechanism? published in Media Mimansa, A refereed quarterly Peer Reviewed Journal, Ap- June 2013- Oct- Dec 2015 Special issue published by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. ISSN no- 2229-5593.

·  Research paper “Online Media Watchdogs in India” published in Communication Today (ISSN 0975-217X), JulySept, 2014 issue. ( UGC Listed when Research Paper was published- UGC Sr no in the list- 49143)

·  Research paper ‘Paid News in the Indian Media; A Deep Rooted Malaisepublished in Intellectual Resonance (ISSN-2321-2594), Vol. II Dec 2013.

·  Research paper ‘Political ownership of media in Indiapublished in Intellectual Resonance (ISSN-2321-2594), Vol. I May 2013.

·  Research paper Line of control, published in Vidhura, Journal of Press Institute of India, April- June 2010.

·  Research paper Changing Management Practices in Media, published in Effulgence (ISSN -0972-8058), Jan-June 2010.

·  Research paper Real vs. Reel: Manipulations and Bias in News, published in Indian Journal of Social Enquiry (ISSN 0974-9012),Vol. 1, Number 2, June 2009.

·  Research paper Zee: A case study, published in JIMS 8 M: Journal of Indian Management and Strategy (ISSN 0973-9335), July-Sept,2009, available at www.indianjournals.com.

·  Research paper Managing Media: A case Study of BCCL, published in Mass Communicator(ISSN:0973-9688), July- Sept,2009, available at www.indianjournals.com

·  Research paper Journalism-A Journey From Mission To Profession, published in Tecnia Journal of Management Studies (ISSN-0975-7104) (Regn. no-DELENG/2006/20585, Vol. 3, no. 2 ,Oct 2008- March 2009

                                          Expert Committee Member/ Interview Boards/

Jury Member - Govt. Orgs/ Ministries/ Universities

·  Expert Committee Member of labs for life Phase III project, scheduled on 27.03.2019 NACO to finalize the action plan.( Develop and implement communication strategies and tools for HIV/TB towards improving access, quality, and uptake of services)

·  Jury Member for National Awards of Media Educators, 2018, felicitated by Exchange4Media, 17th Nov 2018 along with Sh Pritam Singh (Padamshree), Sh Alok Mehta, Sh Avinash, Sh Sajal Mukherjee and Sh Anurag Batra.

·  Judged the presentations of three groups of Team Leaders of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) on 21st Nov 2018 at Udaipur.

·  Nominated by Ministry of Human Resource Development as Interview Board member expert for Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Media for Commonwealth scholarship in the United Kingdom offered by UK Government ( 7thMarch 2018). Also for Israel Government Fellowship. ( January 2018)

·  Vigyan Prasar and DST

·  Interview Board member, Vigyan Prasar, for the position of Assistant Manager

( Editorial) held on 14th March 2019.

·  Screening Committee member for the Post of Senior Consultant (Media), Vigyan Prasar, Dec 2017.

·  Screening Committee Member, International Science Film Festival, Ministry of Science and Vigyan Prasar- Nov- Dec 2016.

·  Review Committee member for Vigyan Prasar for reviewing “Science Monitor: A weekly current affairs/ news based magazine”, Dec 2017.

·  IGNCA-Screening Committee Member for selection of Research Officer at Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts ( IGNCA) on 31st March 2017.

·  Member, Consultation meeting for Draft Communication Policy. Meeting held on 23rd Dec 2016 andRoundtable discussion on the National Communications Policy, held at Feb 20, 2017 (3 p.m.)

·  DAVP- Empanelment Advisory Committee Member, DAVP for empanelment of AV Producers, Ad Agencies and Sponsored Radio Programmes, Oct – Nov 2016 and Nov 2017

·  Ministry of Tourism/ Commerce/ Department of Finance.

·  Committee Member for making recommendations in Global Media Plan for “Incredible India” for Ministry of Tourism, Government of India- (For Print and Electronic Media). (July 2014 onwards). Committee Member for making recommendations in Global Media Plan for “Incredible India” Ministry of Tourism, Government of India- (For Online Media) held in2014, 2015 and 2016 from time to time.Committee member for evaluating presentations of Facebook, Condé Nast (UK), Fox Media, BBC, Twitter, Nat Geo, Outlook, in-flight magazines etc. Committee member for evaluating Media Plan of recruited Ad agency in May 2016 for taking forward “Incredible India Campaign”.

·  Technical Evaluation Committee Member in IndiaBrand Equity Foundation, Ministryof Commerce, Udyog Bhawan, for selecting Advertising Agency for “Branding India” on Jan 15th 2016 and Expert committee member for finalising online marketing for IBEF in June 2016.

·  Technical Evaluation Committee Member in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry for selection of a creative agency for “Startup India” in May 2016.

·  Member for selecting name (Jan Dhan) and slogan for Comprehensive Financial Inclusion Plan in Department of Financial Services, Department of Finance, Government of India. (August, 2014)

·  Aakashwani

·  Invited as a Jury Member in Aakashwani for selection of National Awards, 2013 for Children Programme category, held in October 2014.  Invited as a Jury Member in Aakashwani for selection of National Awards 2014, held from 17th -20th Nov, 2015.

·  SSC/ Various Universities

·  Selection Committee Member for Assistant Professors, Makhan Lal University, Bhopal (Dec 2015).

·  Interview Board member, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for Prasar Bharati. (April 2014).

·  Expert Committee Member and member of the Local Purchase Committee appointed by the Vice-President, South Asian University, (SAARC), Delhi.

·  Screening Committee member for the post of Associate Professor, IIMC.

·  Interview Board member, CJET, University of Delhi.

·  Interview Board member, NRI students, IIMC (Aug 1, 2014).

·  Interview Board member, Academic Associates.

Expert Committee Member of various Universities for Ph.D. (Thesis evaluation, Viva, coursework viva/Coursework paper moderation)/ Board of Studies

a)            Member,Board of Studies at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal.( Meeting held on 25th Feb 2017)

b)            APJ Satya University, Sohna Road.

c)            IK Gujral Punjab Technical University.

d)            Examiner ICSSR for evaluating Post Doc Reports of senior fellows.


Ph.D examiner-

e)            University of Mysore ( Evaluated thesis)

f)             Guahati University, Assam

g)            Anna University, Chennai ( Evaluated thesis and conducted viva)

h)            Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwara University, Maharashtra. (thesis evaluation and viva Panel and expert)  ( Conducted viva of Ph.D. Student)

i)Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtrya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, Maharashtra. ( evaluated thesis)

j)             APJ Satya University (evaluated thesis and conducted viva)

k)            University of Rajasthan, Jaipur ( paper setter)

l)Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Bhopal and Noida ( conducted viva for Course work)

m)          Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi ( Moderation for PhD course work)

n)           Jaipur National University ( Evaluated thesis)

Appointed Examiner

·  Moderation Committee

                External Moderator for Jamia Millia Islamia (MCRC)

                Moderator for University of Delhi and Delhi school of Journalism.

                Observer, DU

                University Representative, GGSIPU


·  Examiner/ Paper setter/ viva for various Universities- P.G., and U.G. courses.

o University of Delhi and Colleges- Paper setter, evaluator and moderator.


o EDCIL, TCS, YMCA, Kerela Public Service Commission.

o Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University ( Theory and Practical Panel)

o Kukukshetra University, Kurukshetra

o Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar

o Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Evam Sanchar Vishwavidyalaya, (Bhopal and Noida campus)

o Khushabhau Thakre University of Journalism, Raipur.

o Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

o Chaudhary Devilal University, Bhiwani

o  Nagpur University

o Sharda University

o Jiwaji  University, Gwalior and many others like TCS etc



Research Guidance

·  Guided two students from ASCO for Ph.D.with permission from IIMC authorities.

Jyoti Ahlawat (PhD Degree awarded) (Sonam Mahajan- pursuing)

·  Guided around 80 students of EJ and AdPR, IIMC for Research Dissertation(2014-19) Guided almost 40 students for Research dissertations of BA (H) Journalism, DU

                                                         Professional Membership


·  Member (Paper submitter) of International Communication Association (ICA) ( SACA) 2018.

·  Member of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) (2017) associated with International Division and Advertising Division.

·  Elected Liason Chair for Academicians and Professionals, Country Representative for South Asian Communication Interest Group, (SACA) USA in 2017.

·  Member of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (2014, 2015, 2016). Associated with Journalism research and Education section and Political Economy section.

·  Member of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Singapore (2014, 2015)


Keynote Speeches/ Sessions Chaired/Co-Chaired/ Panelist – International

·  Chaired a session on “The Challenges between Journalism and Education” at Film Theatre, Attenborough, University of Leicester, UK, JRE Section, IAMCR Conference with participants from USA, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore on 30th July 2016. Slot Code JRESa1A from 9-10:30 in Film Theatre Attenborough room.

·  Invited Panelist for UNESCO Special session on “Safety of Journalists” at IAMCR 2015 conference held in Montreal, Canada from 12-16th July, 2015.


    Keynote Speeches/ Sessions Chaired/Co-Chaired/ Panelist – International (Held in India)

·  Distinguished Women Media Educators Panelist at Women Economic Forum at a conference 'Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity with Gender Equality' at Taj Vivanta on 13th April 2019. Indian Women Media Educators panel discussed ‘Women Impacting Media Education in India’ in the International conference held from 11th -16th April 2019.

·  Panelist for International Conference on New Media and Citizen’s Right to Privacy, ICSSR Seminar Complex, Jan 11-12, 2008.



Paper Presentation- International

·  Presented a paper in the 5th World Journalism Education Congress held at Paris-Dauphine University, Paris from 9th-11th July 2019 in a Conference Titled “Teaching Journalism during our disruptive age’. Title of the paper is “Journalistic Practices vs Media Education in India: What to keep, What to drop”.

·  Delivered a research power talk on Editorial Freedom in International Communication Association (ICA) in a session organised by South Asian Communication association (SACA) on 25th May 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic.

·  Presented a paper on “Ethical Issues Plaguing Journalism: A Case Study of India”  and  at  IAMCR Conference, on 29th July 2016, held at University of Leicester, UK form 27th - 30th July, 2016.

·  Two abstracts accepted in World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC) 2016, held at Auckland, and an abstract accepted by Future University, China on Big Data Strategies.

·  Presented “Messengers of Truth in India: Safe with their Mighty Sword?” (Poster) at UNESCO’s Research Conference on the Safety of Journalists, titled “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms- This is your Right!” jointly organized by UNESCO and the Government of Finland and the UNESCO Chair at University of Gothenburg, in cooperation with IAMCR, University of Sheffield, University of Tampere and University of Helsinki on World Press Freedom Day 2016, at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki (Finland) from 2nd to 4th May 2016.

·  Presented a paper on “Mapping Professional Needs of Indian Journalists: Curriculum vs. Skill Gaps” in JRE section at IAMCR 2015 conference held in UQAM, Montreal, Canada from 12-16th July, 2015.

·  Participated as an invited delegate in the roundtable workshop jointly organised by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at London on 9th January 2015. Presented the summary of Group discussion 1. Sponsored by ESRC, London.

·  Presented a paper on “BCCL: A Game changer” in 24thAMIC Conference titled “Communicating in e Asia: values, technologies and challenges” held in Dubai from 10th -13th June 2015.

·  Abstracts accepted for AMIC International Conferences, Bangkok, Thailand, 2014 (got cancelled).


Paper Presentation- International (Held in India)


·  Presented papers titled "Re-narrativising Indigenous Identity: New Initiatives and Mechanism of Dispensation"(1st Author)&  "Clean Energy Interventions for Inclusive Models of Development"(2nd Author) inthe conference on the theme "Narrativising Indigeneity – Looking to the Future" organised by Institute of Knowledge Societies in association with Deakin University, Centurion University, Indra Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Central University, Odisha, held at Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi, Odisha from 24th to 27th Feb 2016.

·  Presented a paper on “Editorial Freedom in India” in JRE Section at Annual International Conference themed “Region as a Frame: Politics, presence, Practice” organised by of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in collaboration with University of Hyderabad and EFLU, Hyderabad from July 15-19, 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “The Intricacies of Surrogate Media Ownership: A Case Study of News X” in International Conference on “Media literacy: Issues and Challenges” organised by Institute of Mass communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra on 29th-30th March, 2014.

·  Anchored and Presented an invited paper on “Pragmatics and Context in

Interpretation of Ambiguous Textese” in National Seminar on “Emerging languages in Public Discourse and New Media” organised by Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore and Asian Media Information and Communication centre (AMIC) on 15th-16th March 2014 at Mysore.

·  Presented a paper on “Filters in the Indian Media; News Makers or News Shapers” in International Conference on “Information and Communication Flow in the Third World” organised by Maharaja Agarsen College, University at Delhi on 21st-22nd Feb, 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “ Crony Journalism and Paid news; Protecting news quality or protectionism” in International Conference on “Crony Journalism; Redefining Journalistic Practices” organised by Centre for Journalism and mass Communication (CJMC), Vishwa Bharti University at Shantiniketan, West Bengal on 18th-19th Jan, 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “Growing Corporatization of the Indian media; Economies of Scale or “Bailing out” Mechanism?” in International Conference “New Media and Public Discourse”organised by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita University, Bhopal and AMIC, Singapore on 14th-15th Dec 2013 at Bhopal.

·  Rapporteur in International conference on ‘Contours of Media Governance- Teaching, Disciplinarity, Methodology, Organised by Centre for Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, February 2013.

·  Presented paper titled “Diversity: A key to Strengthen Human Capital of Media  Oganisations” in International Conference on Diversity and Plurality in Media: Reflections in Society on Dec 27-28, 2011 Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita University, Bhopal.

·  Presented paper titled “Role of Organisational Restructuring in strategic positioning of a media organization: A Case Study Analysisin International Conference on Changing Global Paradigms of Mediascape" from October 21 to 23, 2011, Centre for Advanced Media Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala.

·  Presented paper titled “Changing Strategic Management Models of Top Media Industry in Indiain AICTE, CSIR, DMA sponsored International Conference on Strategies and Innovations For Sustainable Development in Organisations, University school of Management Studies, GGSIPU, 4th -6th March 2011.


Keynote Speeches/ Sessions Chaired/Co-Chaired/ Panelist- National


·  Chaired Technical Session 1 (VC’s Panel) on “Hiatus between Praxis and Media Education in India” in Media and Media Education Summit 2018 (E4M Summit) held at India International Centre on 22nd Nov 2018.

·  Chaired a session on “Regional Media, Language and Identity” in National Seminar on “ The State of Indian Language Journalism and Training” on 29th-30th October 2018. Anchored the Inaugural Session too.

·  Moderator, Media Maha Summit- a Panel discussion on “Digimedia: Transforming Media ecosystem in India” on 17th Feb 2018. Panelists: Dr Chandan Mitra, Mr Shashi Shekhar Vempatti, Mr K G Suresh, Mr Deepak Chaurasia, Mr Sanjay Singh, Ms Navika Kumarand Ms Nidhi Kulpati.

·  Panelist in Scientific Session I : Panel Discussion Emerging Worldview on India’s Scientific Wisdom in  17th Indian Science Communication Congress (ISCC 2017) “Communicating India’s Scientific Wisdom: Changing Paradigms” Organized by CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), (IIMC) ,(ISWA) (VIBHA) (SIS) and (ISCOS)

·  Keynote speech on “ Role of  Communication: From Ancient Age to Digital Age” in UGC Sponsored National Seminar organised by Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata on  7th February, 2017

·  Keynote Speech on “Understanding Media Literacy” in a National Conference on “Media Literacy: Progression and Challenges in Developing Countries” at Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, on 19th March 2016.

·  Chaired a session at Amity School of Communication, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior in a National Seminar on New Media in India: Current Trends and Future Prospects on March 30, 2016.

·  Session Chair for 1st Technical Session on 3rd April in “All India Media Educators Conference” held at Jaipur from 2nd to 4th April 2015.

·  Chaired a session on Development and Change: Ways Forward at Countrynama organised for Foreign Journalists from Developing countries from Cuba, Kenya, Madagascar and Nepal on March 31st, 2015.

·  Chaired a session at National Seminar on “Role of Media in Nation Building” organised by Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on March 27th, 2015.

·  Chaired a session on Online Journalism and New Media in National Seminar on Journalism for Positive Change organised by Centre for Journalism and Mass Communication, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Shantikunj, Haridwar on Nov 1 & 2, 2014.

·  Co-Chaired the session (III) ‘Media and Women Empowerment’ at ICSSR sponsored National seminar on “Media Governance and Youth” by University School of Mass Communication, GGSIPU on 21st and 22nd May 2013.



Paper Presentation- National/ Regional

·  Presented as a Key speaker on “Ethical Challenges in Teaching New Forms of Journalism” at E4M Media and Media Education Summit, 22nd Nov 2018 at IIC.

·  Presented a paper on Curriculum vs New Job Roles in Indian Media Industry at Dept. of Mass Communication & Journalism, Tezpur University on 25th March in a conference on ‘Communication Education 3.0: Synergizing Technology and Development’ during 25-26 March 2017.

·  Rapporteur  for National Seminar on “Establishment of Communication University” at PIB Hall, Shastri Bhawan, Ministry of I&B on May 14, 2015.

·  Paper selected for “Self and the Presentation of Self” in an International Conference jointly being organised by Otago University, New Zealand and Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Madras on 17th-18th Dec 2014. (All SpiceJet flights cancelled on 17th March)

·  Presentation and recommendations on “International publications for researchers - Quality of content, peer review, international recognition, impact factors” in the ICSSR sponsored two-day  Round Table Conference on ‘Journalism Education: Problems, Challenges and Prospects’ Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai, in association with the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad on 29th and 30th of September 2014. Drafting Committee member for Mumbai Declaration/ Charter submitted to Govt. of India. Principal Convenor- Prof Sudhir Gavane.

·  Presented a paper on “Box Office Success: A Rat Race for Crores” in National Conference on “Cinematic kaleidoscope: Approaches and Dimensions” organised by Department of Journalism and Mass communication, Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional Campus, Jallandhar, on 27th-28th March 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “Historical Perspectives of column Writing: A Case Study of Khushwant Singh” in UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Intersections: History and Literature”, organised by Department of English, DCAC, University of Delhi On 11th-12th March, 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “Corruption, Corporatisation and Cronyism; Egregious Manifestations of the Ills of Media” in National Conference on “Values in Journalism” organised by Department of Communication management and Technology, GJU, Hisar on 8th March 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “Indian Media Cartels; Trends and Challenges” in National Seminar on “Media Issues and Social transformation” MIST, organised by Vivekananda School of Journalism and Mass Communication, VIPS, ( GGSIPU) Technical session IV, on 10th-12th Jan, 2014.

·  Presented a paper on “Status of English Journalism Education in Delhi” (session 3) at First National seminar on “National Language Journalism Education Summit” at Hansraj College, University of Delhi, on 15th Oct 2013.

·  Presented a paper on “Media Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility of Indian Media Organisations” (session 1) at ICSSR sponsored National seminar on “Media Governance and Youth” by University School of Mass Communication, GGSIPU on 21st and 22nd May 2013.

·  Presented a paper on “Indian Media Industry: Growth, Issues and challenges” in ICSSR sponsored National conference on “Freedom of Expression: Ethical Parameters and Market Forces in Media Industry”, organised by Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, 8-9 March 2013.

·  Presentation on Corporatisation and Politicisation of Indian Media during refresher course at Jamia Millia Islamia, Feb, 2013. Presentation  on “Strengthening Indo Japanese Relationship; Opportunities and Threats”, in a National seminar organised by Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita University at Malviya Samriti Bhawan, New Delhi on Jan 16, 2013.

·  Presented a paper on “Environmental Issues, Challenges and the Green pen” in National conference on ‘Environment Communication in Modern Age”, organised by TIAS, GGSIPU, on 23rd March, 2012.

·  Presented paper titled “Revamping Higher Education in India: Emerging issues and challenges” in UGC-sponsored National Conference on Restructuring Higher Education: Constraints and Possibilities, by DCAC, DU, 16th-18th March 2010.

·  Presentation on “Enhancing Leadership Skills CPDHE, ILLL, University of Delhi, Feb 2009.

·  Presented paper titled Changing Management Practices in Media and its content.UGC-sponsored National Conference on Globalisation and Multiculturalism: Contemporary Trends in Language, Literature and the Media, Organised by DCAC, University of Delhi, New Delhi, March 12-14, 2008.

·  Presented paper titled Manipulations and Bias in News,National Seminar on “Truth and Media”, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, March 7th - 8th, 2008.

·  Presented a paper on “Dimensions of Corporate Governance,” in National Seminar on Corporate Governance Practices in India: Challenges and Issues, Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Affiliated to GGS IPU, April 25th, 2005.

·  Presented a paper on “Globalising India: Exploring New Horizons” in National Seminar on India: Towards Economic Renaissance, Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Affiliated to GGS IPU, Nov 24, 2004.


Organising Seminar/ Conference

·  Co Convenor, Media and Media Education Summit 2018, Exchange4Media and Media Educators Awards, 2018 with Dr Anurag Batra at India International Conference 22nd Nov 2018.

·  Coordinator, All India Mass Communication Students’ congress to be hosted by PRSI at IIMC on 16th March 2018.

·  Organised National Level Media Fest as Festival Director/ Convenor- Media Mahakumbh on 16th and 17th Feb 2018 at IIMC. Students from nine states participated.

·  Nodal Officer, IIMC for 28th “State Information Officers Conference”- SIMCOM by Ministry of I & B on 9th and 10th December 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan.

·  Organised Community Radio consultation meeting on 11th July 2016 at 2.30 pm at IIMC for setting up Community Radio Empowerment Centre.

·  Member, Seminar Committee, Golden Jubilee, IIMC, 2015

·  Organizing committee member and Anchor for ICSSR sponsored International Conference on “Whither Indian Democracy and State: Towards General Elections 2014, organised by Department of Political science. (April 15-17, 2014)

·  Festival Ambrosia- Festival Convener and Event Organiser, DCAC, 2012

·  Organizing committee member and Anchor for UGC sponsored National Conference on “ Restructuring Higher Education: Constraints and Possibilities, by DCAC, DU. (March 2010)

·  Convenor for organising National Seminar on ‘Facing the Challenges” in Media, Banking and Insurance industries, KRCHE, 21st April, 2006.

·  Organized in collaboration with Centre for e-Governance, Ministry of Communications and IT, International Conference on “Rethinking Development Paradigms for the New Communication Era” February 15th-16th, 2005 at India International Centre with invited speakers from UK, Italy, Thailand, Korea and Philippines.

·  Seminar coordinator for National Seminar on Corporate Governance Practices in India: Challenges and Issues, TIAS, GGSIPU, 25th April, 2005.

·  Member of Organising Committee for organizing AICTE sponsored National Seminar on IT and Human Development on 16th -17th April 2004.

·  Convenor for organizing in collaboration with Business Standard a one day National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Indian Media at TIAS on 20thMarch, 2004 with invitees from Press Institute of India, and other media organizations and institutes.


Select participation in Conferences/ seminars


·  Participated as a delegate in AEJMC Conference in Chicago in 2017.

·  Participated as a delegate by Chief Secretary of Government of Madhya Pradesh at International Convention on Women Empowerment at Simhastha, Ujjain organized from 12th to 14th May, 2016. Write up submitted on “Vignettes From the life of Women Journalists”

·  Participated in UNESCO conference on ICT, New Delhi.

·  Participated in National seminar on Equal Spaces organised by National Commission for Women, Hyatt, New Delhi in August 2015.

·  Invitee for participation in 4th National Summit on Mergers and Acquisitions,“The Changing Landscape of Corporates” organised by ASSOCHAM, The Leela  palace, Dec 2015.

·  Participated in International Conference on “South Asia looking East” organised by East West Centre, USA and co hosted by IIMC and Jamia in Sept 2016.

·  Participated in 5th CII Big Picture Summit, 2016: Accompanied a team of 10 IIMC students was sent to attend and cover the 5th CII Big Picture held on 25th-26th October, 2016 at Le-Meridian, New Delhi. ‘Convergence the new multiplier of M&E’s USD 100 billion vision’ was the topic of the conference.

·  CMPP seminar on 'Terrorism, Kashmir and Media': Accompanied a team of 15 IIMC students and DG IIMC to attend a seminar on 'Terrorism, Kashmir and Media' organized by CMPP at the Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri on 22nd October. 



Invited Lecture/ Resource Person

·  Invited to deliver two special lectures on 22nd June 2019 to the participants of UGC-HRDC in Refresher Course in Media and Language being organized from 22nd June – 6th July 2019 for University and College teachers at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. Topic of the lectures are  “Current trends of Media Management  and Ownership patterns in Media”

·  Invited to deliver two special lectures as a Resource person at IIM Rohtak in July 2019 The participants are from Power Grid. Topics- PR and Crisis Communication and Communication skills.

·  Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on ‘Business Models of Indian Media Behemoths’ on Feb 7, 2019 at the workshop organized by Department of Journalism, Savitribai Phule Pune University in a workshop on Media Management  ‘Indian Media Industry: Forces, Trends and Practices’ scheduled from Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, financed by the Teaching Learning Center (TLC) approved by MHRD

·  Delivered a lecture on the topic “Social Media Strategies for Government Organizations” for 89 IAS Officers (Participants of the 120th Induction Training Programme) at Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussorrie on 20th July 2018.

·  Delivered a lecture on the topic “Media Industry Management & Image Building” at Department of Communication and Journalism for students of MA in Journalism and Public Relations, University of Mumbai on 2nd August 2018.

·  Interacted with students of Journalism, Madras University, Chennai on 23rd August, 2018.

·  Resource Person for Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE) in  Refresher Course in Journalism and Mass Communication for the University and College teachers. Delivered two special lectures in the Refresher Course on “The Indian Media Industry” and “Media Management” on 9th July and 17th July 2018 respectively. 

·  Delivered an invited lecture for the core staff members of Honorable Minister Sh Jual Oram (Ministry of Tribal affairs) on “Media Relations Management” in an eight day smart communication, Media and Social Mobile Management Training Programme on 20th April 2018.

·  Key speaker and Resource Person for “Media Scenario in India and Image Building Imperatives” in Media Relations Management session in SCOPE Corporate Communication Summit, on 7thDec 2017.

·  Special lecture for PG students of Department of Communication and Journalism, Guwahati University, Assam on 17th May 2017.

·  Special lecture on “Changing Ownership Patterns in Indian Media” for International Scholars at Ohio University, USA, 2017.

·  Participated as a delegate in Brainstorming Meeting regarding “Indian Science News Feature Service” at Vigyan Prasar on 21st March, 2016. Presented on “Bridging the gaps between Scientists, Public and Journalists”.

·  Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on Organizational Strategic intent and Media Management on 05 October 2016 from 11:15 to 12:45 p.m. at UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia Training Programme for CRPF PROs from 03 October to 07 October 2016.

·  Resource Person for a workshop on Social and Behaviour Change Communication through Folk Art, organised by UNICEF and Deptt of Communication & Journalism, Guwahati University from 2nd to 4th Sept.2016. Presented on the topic “Communication for Development through Folk Media” on September 4, 2016.

·  Resource Person for a session on “Media Persons in the Emerging Scenario:
Issues and Prospects" on 18.04.2016 (2.30 P.M-5.00 P.M) in a training programme on "Leadership Development Programme for Media Sector"  by V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India held from 18th to 22nd April, 2016.

·  Delivered a Special Lecture on ‘Media Management’ at Gujarat Vidyapeeth, Ahmedabad on 8th Jan, 2016.

·  Invited as Resource Person by Chhattisgarh state Child Rights Protection Commission, Mahila Samanwaya and Khushabhau Thakre University of Journalism to speak on “Women Safety and Role of Media” on March 18th, 2015 in a National Level Programme held at Raipur.

·  Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Journalistic Standards and Value System” on 19th Feb, 2015 in a 3 day National Workshop (18th- 20th Feb,2015) on “Understanding the Code of Professional Ethics in a Workplace” at KRCHE, GGSIPU, Narela.

·  Delivered a Special lecture on “Media Management” for students of MA in Mass Communication (MAMC) on March 19th, 2015 at Khushabhau Thakre University of Journalism, Raipur.


Course Director for Short Term Courses


·  Course Director for course on Media relations Management for SSB Officers from 29thJanuary to 2nd Feb 2018.

·  Course Director for a short term course on Media Management for Corporate Communication Managers of TATA Steel at TATA Center , Kolkata 22nd-23rd June 2017.

·  Course Director for Special Course on “Enhancing PR Skills” for Assam Government PR Officers 20th-24th March 2017.

·  Course Director for course on Public Relations for National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)(PR Officers) from 16th – 20th January 2017

·  Course Directorfor course on Public Relations for National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) (PR Officers)from 13th – 17th February 2017.

·  Course Director for Special Course on Media and Communication for students and Faculty of KVM College, Jallandhar in March 2017.



Special Lectures for Defence Officers/ Govt Officials at IIMC


·  Delivered a Special lecture on March 9th, 2015 in Refresher course for Officers of National Disaster Response Forces held from 9th-13th March 2015.

·  Special Lecture on Role of Mass Media Communication in Public Health to Faculty members and students of Family Health and Welfare, Mumbai (in Delhi) on 10th Nov 2014 in Special Training Session by Department of Communication Research.

·  Special Lecture on Listening Skills and Body Language to Indian Forest Officers on 23rd July in Special Training Course in Communication and Presentation Skills, organised at IIMC from July 21-25, 2014.

·  Delivered a  Special lecture on Interpersonal Communication and Social Media on

 8th December, 2014 in Refresher course for Directorate of Field Publicity heldfrom Dec 8th to 12th, 2014.

·  Special Lectures on Ownership Issues in Indian Media in Special Media Communication Training Courses for Defence officers


·  Lecture delivered for Indian Defence Officers (Brigadier/Colonels/Equivalent) in Media Communication Course for Senior Officers


·  Lectures delivered for Officers on Media and Staff Appointments/ PRO/Instructors in Media Communication Course (From 2014 till date ) Atleast 30 lectures.


·  Special Lecture on Advertising Campaign in Faculty Development Programme(FDP) at IIMC on 16th June 2017.


Lectures for CEC/ EDUSAT


·  Reviewer for 4 lectures, CEC Programmes. (2018)

·  Delivered Five special lectures recorded at Consortium for Educational Communication popularly Known as CEC, one of the Inter University Centre of UGC (through EDUSAT). These programmes were telecast on 24/7 satellite channel dedicated to Higher Education, called “Vyas”

·  Growth of Indian Media Industry: An Overview (11.11.14)

·   Changing Ownership Patterns in Indian Media (10.12.14)

·   Conceptualising Communication (11.12.14)

·   Intrapersonal Communication (6.2.15)

·   Interpersonal Communication (12.2.15)


Trainings/ Workshops Conducted

·  Conducted a workshop on communication skills and Media Management for GMs and AGMs of NTPC at The Fern, Gir Forest Resorts, Sasangir, Gujarat on 8th and 9th March 2019.

·  Trainer for “Social Media and Protection of Child Rights” at the Dept. of Mass Communication, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University in collaboration with UNICEF India, Bhopal Region in a 5 Day Training programme for 30 Working Journalists of Madhya Pradesh Region in  the areas of Development Journalism on 4th Feb 2019.

·  Organised and conducted two days CAS workshop on Health Journalism in association with UNICEF on 21-22 January 2019. Certified as trainer from UNICEF.

·  Organising three days workshop on “Journalism and Emerging Technologies” from 28-30th January 2019. The workshop focused on Drone Journalism, MOJO, AI, AR/VR and live video platforms.

·  Trainer and Distinguished Panel Expert with Mr Prahlad Kakkar and Judged the presentations of three groups of Team Leaders of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) on 21st Nov 2018 at Udaipur. Spoke on “Communication Strategies for Branding BPCL.

·  Conducted a workshop on “Media Management and Media Ownership” at Centre for Culture, Media and Governance (CCMG), Jamia Millia Islamia. On 27th April (under UGC-supported CPEPA Programme), in a Two Week Capacity Building Workshop on Media and Communication Studies from 17th to -29th April 2017 for Assistant Professors and PhD scholars.

·  Conducted a workshop for Ph.D. and M.Phil (Mass Communication) students of Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism And Mass Communication on “New Dimensions of Communication Research” on March 19th 2015.

·  Conducted and Organised (committee member) workshops for Journalists and media practitioners on Biosafety in Delhi (3), Mumbai, Chandigarh etc.

Chairperson/ Resource Person/ Workshops conducted for Delhi Judicial Academy conferences/ Law graduates, Delhi


·  Conducted a workshop on “Art of Writing” for all law students (183, all years) at VIPS, New Delhi on 15th September 2018.

·  Conducted a workshop on “Judgement Writing Skills” for Metropolitan Magistrates (Traffic Courts) on 31st January, 2015 (with HMJ Manju Goel) at Delhi Judicial Academy, Dwarka, New Delhi.

·  Chaired a session on “Nuances of Judgement Writing” along with Sh. H S Sharma, Chairman, Delhi Co-operative Tribunal, Delhi in a conference titled ‘Strengthening Justice Delivery System” for CMMs/ACMMs and MMs at Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi on 21st Feb 2015.

·  Resource Person for the Judicial Conference on Law Procedure and Core Judicial Skills held on 27th and 28th Feb 2015. Delivered a lecture on “C’s in Judicial Writing” for SCJ-cum RC/JSCC cum ASCJ cu GJ/ACJ/CCJ/RC/Civil Judges at Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi on 28th Feb, 2015.

·  Chaired a session and presented on “Malapropism and Judgement Writing” along with HMJ Mukta Gupta, Judge, Delhi High Court in a Judicial conference on Law, Procedure and Core Judicial Skills titled ‘Strengthening Justice Delivery System” for ASJ- Fast Track Courts (Sexual Offences) at Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi on 21st March 2015.

·  Chaired two sessions and presented on “Brevity in Judgement Writing” along with Mr. Ahmed, Delhi High Court in a conference on ‘Strengthening Justice Delivery System” for Addl. Session Judges at Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi on April 18th 2015.

·  Chaired two sessions and presented on “Judgement Writing and Communicating Effectively” with Justice Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, ASJfor the Judicial Conference on Law Procedure and Core Judicial Skills for SCJ-cum RC/JSCC cum ASCJ cu GJ/ACJ/CCJ/RAC/Civil Judges at Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi on April 25th, 2015.

·  Resource person for “Judgement Writing Skill” in a conference on ‘Strengthening Justice Delivery System for CMMs/ACMMs/MMs on 4th July 2015 at Delhi Judicial Academy, Dwarka, New Delhi.


Training/ Workshops Attended

·  Participated as an invited delegate in the roundtable workshop jointly organised by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) at London on 9th January 2015. Presented the summary of Group discussion 1. Sponsored by ESRC, London.

·  Participated in ‘Train the Trainers’ Critical Appraisal Skills Programme- A workshop conducted by UNICEF and Thomson Reuters in “Health Journalism” from 8th -10th June 2017.

·  Participated in an International workshop “Train the Trainer” conducted by IGNOU and DW Akademie, Germany, under trainer Thorsten Karg, Germany,  from Aug 6th-14th , 2012.

·  Participated in a workshop on Capacity building for ICT organised by Institute of Lifelong Learning, ILLL, University of Delhi.

·  Participated in a workshop on Sports Marketing and Production in APJ, Dwarka on December 13, 2014.

·  Participated in 12th edition of We Care Film Festival organised by UNESCO International Conference “From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities” in Nov 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

·  Participated in national event on the theme “Let Journalism Thrive: Television and Media Freedom” organised by UNESCO and UN Information Centre and Prasar Bharati in observance of World Press Freedom Day on May 8th, 2015.

                                                  Refresher and Orientation Courses

·  UGC –ASC sponsored 3 weeks Refresher course in Media Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi.  Feb 15th, 2013- March 7th, 2013. (Presented a seminar paper on corporatization and politicization in Indian Media at JMI )

·  UGC–ASC sponsored 3 weeks Refresher course in Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Sept. 26th, 2011- Oct 15th, 2011.

·  UGC sponsored Orientation Course (OR-58), organised by Centre for Professional Development and Higher Education, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi, Jan 21st-Feb 18th, 2009.

·  UGC-ASC sponsored 3 weeks Refresher Course in Environmental Sciences, organised by Centre for Professional Development and Higher Education, Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Delhi, Feb.25th- March 17th,2008.


                                                        Select Radio/ TV Expert Panelist

·  Panelist on Portrayal of woman in media, AIR recording done on 19th April 2016 and broadcast on 20th April 2016 in Spectrum Program (English) for the audiences of national level.

·  LSTV Panelist in programme Insight at 1.00 to 2.00 pm on 21 April 2017.

                                                      Extra- curricular Activities

·  Vice Chairperson, All Ladies League, Delhi Chapter- For positive news.

·  Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and Cultural Committee member at IIMC. Organised Media Mahakumbh- Media Fest on 16-17 th Feb 2018. Organise events/ lectures every Friday.

·  Union Advisor to students of DCAC, 2011-12. Organised Ambrosia- Annual Fest and organisedvarious events- SCOOP.

·  Certificates of Merit in Debate, Declamation, Group Discussion, Calligraphy, JAM, Badminton, Chess, Volleyball and Table Tennis at College and University level.

·   Success Star in Junior Essay Writing Contest (contest no-469, 471, 477, 478) in Competition Success Review, June and August 1994, Jan and March 1995.

·   Attended a ten-day camp at village Seeswala, Hissar of National Service Scheme held under Mass Programme for Literacy, April 20th-29th,1995.

·   Attended a ten-day camp at village Harikot, Hissar of National Service Scheme, May 5th -14th ,1998.

·  Active member of Spic Macay- Hissar Chapter (94-98).



Some Initiatives at IIMC

·  As a Course Director, I revised the entire syllabus of English Journalism with inputs from academia and Industry and introduced new concepts like Artificial intelligence, MOJO, Drone Journalism, Media management etc. Conducted and organized various workshops for the students on these innovative topics. For instance A workshop was organized on drone journalism in association with Indian Air Force Pilots and Drone Training instructors.

·  Inhouse Publications (2018-19) – Odyssey ( Interviews of Indian Journalists), Reflections (Collection of Short stories, Lab Journals- Special issues- The Custodian (Defence) , The Catalyst ( Science), The Global Post( International issues), Umang (Child Rights and Public Health), Unnati ( development stories)

·  As Course Director, ADPR, I tied up with Ministry of Road Safety for doing campaigns on Road safety. My students won an award of Rs 1 Lakh from the Ministry.

·  As Dean Students Welfare, I tied up with Google Newslabs and organized Media Mahakumbh, The biggest Media Fest in India with participation from 57 Univerties/ institutes from nine states. As Placement Incharge, record Placements were done that year.

                                                           Personal Dossier

·  Born on: Nov 20, 1977

·  Hobbies : Travelling, Reading, Photography

·  Personality Traits: Hardworking, sincere, optimistic and good team worker




Prof. (Dr) Surbhi Dahiya