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Dr. Shikha Rai

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shikha Rai has an experience of around a decade and a half in teaching and communication research. She has undertaken projects with corporate organizations such as Indian Oil Corporation and Grey Worldwide Advertising.
 
Her teaching and research areas include communication theories, communication research, communication management and media marketing. A university merit holder at the graduate and post graduate level, she is also a gold medalist in Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE). She was also awarded the COL (Commonwealth of Learning) fellowship for Post Graduate Diploma in E- Learning (PGDEL).
 
She teaches Research Methodology and Communication Theories in Ph.D. coursework and was a part of PhD programme coordination team of the School. She is the programme coordinator of Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and co-coordinator of MA programme in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has been the core team member of curriculum designing and expert committees of the academic programmes of the School. She has written modules like Society and Media: a conceptual understanding and Youth Media and Cultural Consumption for MOOCs like Society and Media which are currently running on Swayam. She has been the teleconferencing coordinator of the School in the past and her lectures are regularly presented live on Gyan Darshan channel and Gyan Vani radio.
 
She has participated in a number of national and international conferences with publications in national and international journals. She also coordinated ‘Train the Trainer’ workshops for working journalists in collaboration with Deutche Welle, Germany. She has also taken sessions in Orientation Programmes for newly joined teachers in HRDC, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. Her current training interests include communication research methodology, train the trainer, personality development and communication skills.
                                                
EDUCATION: 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the University: Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana
Discipline: Mass Communication
Doctoral Research Topic: Management of Communication for Expanding Media Reach: a study of four leading dailies of India (year 2011)
Academic Achievement: Ph.D. in Mass Communication
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
NA
 
Master of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana
Discipline: Mass Communication
Academic Achievement: University merit holder in M.Sc. in Mass Communication (year 2004)
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Academic Achievement: University merit holder in B.Sc. (year 2002)

WORK EXPERIENCE: 14 years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
• Coordinator, IGNOU- Deutsche Welle Training Programmes (2012).

FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
CEMCA fellowship for Post grad Diploma in E-Learning
Commonwealth of Learning (CoL)
2013
2.
Gold Medal in Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
IGNOU
2011
 
PUBLICATIONS:
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED:
  • Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 11
  • Chapters in Books: 3
  • Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 20
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member
 
School Board, SOJNMS
2010-14, 2016-18
Member
School Board, SOH
2014-16
Member
Doctoral Committee, SOJNMS
2011 onwards
 
Member
School Council, SOJNMS
 
2011 onwards
Member
Expert committees of various academic programmes of SOJNMS
2009 till date
Member 
 
Course design committees of all academic programmes of SOJNMS.
2009-till date
 

 

 

Official Address:
SOJNMS,
IGNOU,
 Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29571608
  shikharai@ignou.ac.in