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Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar , M.A ,M.J, PhD rkdoon@gmail.com

 Prof.(Dr.) Rajesh Kumar is presently working as Professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) New Delhi, an autonomous institution under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India. Currently, Prof. Kumar is the Head of the Department of Development Journalism. He is also discharging the responsibility of Director (Admission & Examination) at IIMC. His teaching & research interests are -- Communication for Development & Social Change, Political Economy of Communication and International/Global Communication. He has more than two dozen research publications to his credit in national and international  peer-reviewed journals, including in some highly acclaimed international journals, viz., Global Media & Communication (Sage Publications), Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture (Intellect UK), New Media and Society (Sage Publications) and Media Asia (Routledge). He has also contributed several book chapters in national and international publications including in The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics and The Routledge Handbook of Communication and Bullying. He has six research projects/consultancies to his credit sponsored by different funding agencies such as Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India, GIZ Germany and ILRI Nairobi. Before joining IIMC,   Prof. Kumar worked as Head of the School of Media & Communication Studies, Doon University, Dehradun, India.

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