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Updated on 06 Sep, 2019


Dr Kiron Bansal

Member

Dr Kiron Bansal, (Associate Professor, SOJNMS) has twenty five years of experience in media education and research. She joined IGNOU in 1996 as Lecturer in Communication, Electronic Media Production Centre. Prior to that she worked with the Centre for Women’s Studies &
Development (CWSD), BHU, Varanasi.

At IGNOU she has been involved in the design and development of academic programmes and research and training activities in media and communication. She has launched an academic programme- Post Graduate Diploma in Audio Programme Production and is developing an MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) programme. She also coordinated PhD in Journalism & Mass Communication and served as the Director of SOJNMS during Feb. 14, 2013 – 2016. Her areas of specialization include: Communication Research, Development Communication, Gender and Media Studies.
 
She has been awarded four Gold Medals for her various academic achievements, including the first Gold Medal for Best Research Paper by IGNOU in 2004. She has presented research papers in various international conferences at Glasgow; UNESCO, Paris and Syracuse University, USA and has a number of publications to her credit in prestigious national and international journals.
                                                
EDUCATION:
Doctor of Philosophy (1995)
Name of the University: Banaras Hindu University
Discipline: Journalism & Mass Communication
Doctoral Research Topic: The Role of Electronic Media in Maternal and Child Health Care: A Field Study of Varanasi District
Master of Arts (1990)
Name of the University: Banaras Hindu University
Discipline: Journalism & Mass Communication
Academic Achievement: Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1st Division and 1st position
Bachelor of Arts (1989)
Name of the University: Banaras Hindu University
Academic Achievement: Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1st Division & 1st position

WORK EXPERIENCE:
23 years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
  • Member, Core team of the Project on Quality Assurance on Multimedia Learning Materials undertaken by Commonwealth of Learning-CEMCA, supported by the MHRD and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Oct. 2007-2010.
  • Member, Global Distance Education Network (GDENet), CEMCA, March 2006-2008
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
S. No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
  1. 2.
1st University Gold Medal 2004 for Best Research Paper
Indira Gandhi National Open University, sponsored by Indian Bank
2004
  1.  
Gold Medal for securing highest percentage of marks in Master of Journalism
Banaras Hindu University
1990
  1.  
Gold Medal for securing highest percentage of marks in Bachelor of Journalism
Banaras Hindu University
1989
  1.  
Late Sampadak Acharya Pt. Ambika Prasad Bajpai Gold Medal
Banaras Hindu University
1989
  1.  
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award for securing first rank in BJ, 1989
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
1989
 
PUBLICATIONS:
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED:
  • Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 15
  • Chapters in Books: 3
  • Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 15
POLICY DOCUMENT: 1
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL / STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL)
Membership of Professional/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member
International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT)
2000 onward
Member
International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
1997 onward
Life Member
Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS)
1995 onward
Member
Research Council, IGNOU
Dec. 2018-20
Member
Academic Council, IGNOU
July, 2012-14
Member
Academic Council Standing Committee, IGNOU
July 2013-14
Member
School Board of School of Journalism & New Media Studies, IGNOU
Nov. 2018-20
Chairperson
School Board of School of Journalism & New Media Studies, IGNOU
Feb. 2013-16
Member
School Board of School of Humanities, IGNOU
Sept. 2012-14
Member
School Board of School of Journalism & New Media Studies, IGNOU
May 2012-14
Member
School Board of School of Journalism & New Media Studies, IGNOU
Nov. 2009-11
Member
School Board of School of Journalism & New Media Studies, IGNOU
Nov. 2007-09
Member
School Board of School of Social Sciences, IGNOU
 
Nov. 2005-07
Member
School Board of School of Education, IGNOU
Oct. 2005-07
 

 

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