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Updated on 28 Aug, 2019


Dr. Amit Kumar

Associate Professor

Dr. Kumar has more than 10 years of experience in media teaching and educational content development. His area of interest is audio-visual communication which encompasses television journalism, digital photography, radio, multimedia production, documentary filmmaking and audio-visual production for online platforms. He has been involved in teaching, curriculum designing and production of audio-visual educational content in these areas. He regularly delivers live lectures through Gyan Darshan (TV Channel) and Gyan Vani (FM Radio Channel) on different topics of audio-visual communication. He has coordinated master and bachelor level programmes in electronic media and 3D animation & visual effects respectively. Currently he is developing a PG Diploma programme in electronic media. He has been associated with Star News, Ram Lal Anand College (University of Delhi), Care Campus (NGO) and Amity University, Lucknow.
 
He has been awarded the Media Star Fellowship by Star India Pvt. Ltd, PTI Award by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Super Brain Youth Award by the popular magazine Competition Success Review (CSR). He was the university topper (University of Delhi) of bachelor degree in Hindi Journalism. He is also the co-author of a book, 'Hindi: Tab AurAab'. He has presented papers in a number of national and international conferences and has publications in national and international journals.
                                           
 EDUCATION:
 
Ph.D. (Journalism & Mass Communication), 2018
Name of the University: Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Doctoral Research Topic:-Selection and Presentation of News Content: A Comparative Study of Hindi and English Television News
Channels.
 
M. Phil. (Journalism & Mass Communication), 2007
Name of the university: Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Haryana
Dissertation Topic: Role of Community Radio in Rural Development
Master in Mass Communication (2006)
 
PG Diploma in Hindi Journalism (2005)
Name of the university: GJUST, Hisar, Haryana
 
 
Name of the university: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi
Academic Achievement: Gold Medal
B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Journalism (2004)
Name of the university: University of Delhi
Academic Achievement: Gold Medal
WORK EXPERIENCE: 11 Years
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
Media Star Fellowship
 Star India Pvt. Ltd
 2005
2.
 PTI Award
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
 2005
3.
CSR Super Brain Youth Award
Competition Success Review (CSR)
 2005
  
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS: 1 (Coauthored)= 1
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 6
  • Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 6
  • Chapters in Books: 2
  • Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 9
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Membership of Statutory body
School Board, School of Journalism and New Media Studies
07/05/2012 to 30/04/2014 & 22-10-2018 to till date
Membership of Statutory body
School Board, School of Education
17/04/2014 to 31/03/2016
 
 

 

Official Address:
SOJNMS IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29571609
  amitkumar@ignou.ac.in
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