School of Mass Communication and Media Technologies
Department of Mass Communication

Profile of Faculty

Prof. Dev Vrat Singh

 

Professor,
Department of Mass Communication

Cell: +919931960785
E-Mail devvrat.singh@cuj.ac.in

Educational Qualification:  
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication 
  • Masters in Mass Communication (MMC)
  • Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC)
  • P.G. Diploma in Radio & Television Journalism (IIMC)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Area of Interest   Indian Perspectives of Communication, Socio-cultural Impacts of New Media, Political Communication, Visual Media and Popular Culture, Broadcast News
Courses Taught  

Communication Technology, Media Laws and Ethics, Media History, Media Research, Television Production and New Media

Awards/ recognition:  

Appointed as Deputy Director (Eastern Region) of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC); A Philippines based professional organization of media educators

Brief Introduction :   Professor Dev Vrat Singh has been actively engaged in the media profession, teaching, training and research for the last 25 years. A professional-turned-academician, Prof. Singh earned his doctorate in Mass Communication. Presently, he is a professor of communication at the Department of Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi. He has also taught in Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana. Dr Singh has authored five books on Electronic Media History, Television Journalism, and Television Content. His research papers have been published by reputed research journals. He contributed chapters to more than a dozen books. He also writes for various newspapers and magazines. He has supervised more than 100 research studies including a doctorate, M.Phil. and Masters dissertations. As a media expert, he appears frequently on the national broadcasters. He is strongly committed to multimedia and a multi-platform approach to teaching media underpinned by a strong theoretical basis that emphasizes the importance of Asian perspectives of communication.
Administrative Responsiblities (with active period)  
  1. Dean, School of Mass Communication & Media Technologies (14/11/2014 to 13/11/2020)
  2. Head, Department for Mass Communication (22/11/2014 to 21/11/2020)
  3. Chief Communication Officer ((From 10/12/2015 to 25/10/2017)
  4. Nodal Officer, CUCET 2017
  5. Anti-Discrimination Officer of Equal Opportunity Cell (.. till date)
  6. Liaison Officer, Reservation Cell
Additional role/ responsibility:   Coordinating Officer, Community Radio Station and Audio-Visual Studio
Other Academic Positions  
  • Member of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Manila, Philippines
  • Life Member and Assistant Secretary of All India Communication and Media Association (AICMA), New Delhi
  • Member of Indian Association of Media and Communication Educators (IAMCE), Bhopal
  • Member of Editorial Board, Communicator, Research Journal of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
  • Member of Board of Reviewers, Mass Communicator, International Journal of Communication Studies, Quarterly Research Publication of the Department of Communication Studies, JIMS, New Delhi
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Amity Media and Journalism Review, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Lifetime member of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA)
Research Project  
  1. Major Research Project: D.V. Singh (Project Director) and R. Sarma (Co-Project Director) received a research Grant of Rs. 6,50,000/- from ICSSR on January 2018 for the Major Research Project titled “A Study about the Empowerment through Mobile phones among Oraons of Jharkhand” (Project Reference No.: F. No. 2/167/2017-18/RP Major; Duration 2 years; Status: Completed)
  2. Participated as a member of the team of The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) 2020 coordinated by Professor Padmaja Shaw in India. The objective of this project to analyze the content of the newspapers to find out the nature and extent of women’s presence in news media. (Status: Completed)
Articles Published  

Research Publications

  1. P. Kumari and D. V. Singh, 2021, Contextualizing Televised Ramayana: A Comparative Analysis of Characterization in Two Serials of Ramayana, Mass Communicator, International Journal of Communication Studies, Vol. 15, Number 2, April-June 2021, p. 13-19, ISSN: 0973-9688, DOI No. 10.5958/0973-967X.2021.00008.9
  2. N. Pandey and D. V. Singh, 2021, Framing Disability in Contemporary Bollywood Cinema, Communicator - A Journal of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Vol. LVI (1) January-March 2021, p. 52-61 (ISSN: 0588-8093) Indexed in UGC-Care List
  3. G. Hota and D.V. Singh, 2021, YouTube for Academics: Exploring Learning Habits of Post Graduate Students, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2021, p. 23-32 (Peer-reviewed Journal)
  4. V. Rajurkar and D.V. Singh, 2021, Theatre Communication: Revisiting Bharatmuni’s Natyashashtra, Theatre Street Journal, Volume 5, Number 1, 27 March 2021, ISSN 2456-754X, p.36-58 (Peer-reviewed Journal)
  5. R. Kumar and D. V. Singh, 2020, Examining Status of Media Education in Universities of Eastern India, SAMPRITI, Sampriti Publications, 6(2), pp. 629-647, UGC-Care List Indexed, ISSN 2454-3837
  6. N. Kumari and D. V. Singh, 2020, Visual Merchandizing of a Social Taboo called the Periods: A Study about TVCs of Sanitary Napkins in India, Centurion Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 10(1), pp. 29-52, ISSN 2395-6216
  7. D. V. Singh and R. Sarma, 2020, Mobile Phone and Emerging New Digital Culture Among Oraon Community of Jharkhand, SAMPRITI, Sampriti Publications, 6(1), pp. 275-288, UGC-Care List Indexed, ISSN 2454-3837
  8. N. Pandey and D. V. Singh, 2019, Functionality and Effectiveness Analysis of BJP and INC Websites, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, 6 (1), pp. 5-15, ISSN 2395-3810
  9. D. V. Singh and R. Kumari, 2016, Using YouTube for Political Communication in India, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, 3(3), pp. 48-57, ISSN 2395-3810
  10. D. V. Singh, 2015, Socializing Online: Case Study of Media Educators -a Facebook group of media professors in India, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2(1), pp. 6-16, ISSN 2395-3810
  11. D. V. Singh, 2015, Colour Bias in Visual MediaAn Unfair Obsession for Lighter Skin in India, Mass Media, 4(39), pp. 4-12, ISSN 2277-7369)
  12. D. V. Singh, 2015, Media Research in India: A Critical Overview’, Mass Media, 3(36), ISSN 2277-7369
  13. D. V. Singh, 2014, Media Concentration and Diversity in Media, Mass Media, 3(31), ISSN 2277-7369
  14. D. V. Singh, M. Solanki, 2011, Celebrity Blog Revisited – A Content Analysis Applying Social Media Framework, Media Mimansa, 5 (1), ISSN 2229-5593
  15. D. V. Singh, 2011, Citizen Journalists: A Case Study of CNN-IBN, Communication Today, April-June, ISSN 0975-217X
  16. D. V. Singh, 2011, Television Ratings- Techniques, Issues and Debates, Media Watch, 2 (2), ISSN 0976-0911
  17. D. V. Singh, 2010, Researching New Media: Complications, Illusions and Challenges, Media Mimansa, 4 (1), ISSN 2229-5593

Books

  1. D. V. Singh, Television Production (Hindi), Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, 2014, ISBN 978-81-921355-5-7
  2. D. V. Singh, Media Manthan (Hindi), Wisdom Publications, New Delhi 2013, ISBN: 978-93-81505-46-5
  3. D. V. Singh, Indian Television: Content, Issues and Debate (English), Har-anand Publications, New Delhi, 2012, ISBN 978-81-241-1690-6
  4. D. V. Singh and K. Singh, Television Patrakarita- Ek Parichaya (Hindi) Natraj Publications, New Delhi, 2009, ISBN 978-81-89997-20-5
  5. D. V. Singh, Bhartiya Electronic Media (Hindi), Prabhat Prakashan, New Delhi 2007, ISBN 81-7315-642-5

Book Chapters

  1. V. R. Raj and D. V. Singh, 2020, Theatre Communication Traditions in China and its Relationship with India’s Nāṭyaśāstra; In: Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in India and China, B. B. Biswas, Indu Book Services Pvt. Ltd. Pp. 239-250, ISBN 978-93-86754-61-5
  2. D. V. Singh, 2018, The Indian Media. In: Understanding World Media; K. Kaustubha, Ajitabh and M. Agnihotri, K. K. Publications, New Delhi. pp. 20-34. ISBN 978-81-7844-326-3
  3. D. V. Singh, 2017, Nirantar Vistaar Path Par Bhartiya Media; In: Vishwa Media Vimarsh, K. Kaustubha, Ajitabh and M. Agnihotri, Kalpna Prakashan, Delhi. pp. 17-35. ISBN 978-93-83725-96-0
  4. D. V. Singh and N. Pandey, 2016, Public Service Broadcasting for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Doordarshan Kendra Ranchi; In: Media and Communication in Sustainable Development, V. Kumar and P. Gupta, pp. 32-42. ISBN 978-1-943438-84-6
  5. D. V. Singh, 2009, Reality Television in India: New Format and New Implications; In:e-Journalism, New Media and News Media, K. Prasad, B.R. Publishing Corporation Delhi. pp. 329-343, ISBN  10: 81-7646-643-3
  6. D. V. Singh, 2009, Children and Television: Learning from the experiences of western turn-off week in Indian context; In: Media, Parents and Children, G. S. Maan, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala. ISBN  81-302-0197-6
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation:  

Conferences and Round Table

  1. D. V. Singh, 2021, WJEC-IIMC-UNESCO Roundtable on "Journalism Education in India: Issues and Challenges" on 10-11 August, 2021 at IIMC, New Delhi, Presented in the online Roundtable Plenary-II, Topic: Reinventing Journalism Education in the Digital Age: Emerging Technologies and Formats
  2. Presented a paper on the topic Mapping Media Research in Universities of Eastern India at International Web-Convention, Hundred Years of Media Education, Decoding the South-Asian Mystique held during 19-20 December 2020 at Guwahati, Assam. First author of the paper is Mr. Rajesh Kumar.
  3. D. V. Singh, 2019, Digital Empowerment through Mobile phones: A Study about Oraon Tribal Community in Jharkhand, paper presented and abstract published in Annual Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Conference organized by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok during 17-19 June 2019.
  4. V. R. Raj and D. V. Singh, 2019, Tracing a Possible Framework for Asia-centric Model: A Meta-analysis of studies on Asian perspectives of communication, paper presented and abstract published at the Annual Conference of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) organized by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand during 17-19 June 2019.
  5. D. V. Singh, 2019, Mobile Phone and Emerging New Digital Culture among Oraon Community of Jharkhand, paper presented and abstract published at 3rd National Media Conclave organized by KIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha during 21-23 November 2019.
  6. D. V. Singh, R. Sarma and S. Chaudhury 2019, Does Mobile Phone Contribute in the Development? A Study about Oraon Community,paper presented in the ACMC India Chapter Second International Conference organized by Visva Bharti, Shanti Niketan, West Bengal during 11th -13th February 2019.
  7. V. R. Raj and D. V. Singh, 2019, Theatre Communication Traditions in China and its Relationship with India’s Natyashashtra, paper presented and abstract published in the International Conference organized by Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi in collaboration with ICSSR, New Delhi and Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi during 21st -22nd February 2019
  8. R. Kumar and D. V. Singh, 2018, Presented a paper titled Role of Teachers in Quality Media Education in Jharkhand at the National Seminar on Role of Teachers in Quality Education organized by Department of Education, School of Education, Central University of Jharkhand on 18th September 2018.
  9. D. V. Singh and N. Pandey, 2017, Framing Disability: Representation of Disabled in Bollywood Cinema between 2001-2016, paper presented and abstract published in International Conference on Dis/ability Communication – Perspectives & Challenges of 21st Century organized by Mumbai University, Jonkoping University, Sweden and Indian Council of Social Science Research during 9-11 January 2017.
  10. D. V. Singh and N. Pandey, 2018, Public Service Broadcasting for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Doordarshan Kendra Ranchi, paper presented and abstract published in International Conference on Media and Communication in Sustainable Development organized by Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) and Society for Education and Research Development (SERD) at Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh during 24-25 October 2016.
  11. D. V. Singh and N. Pandey, 2016, Media Persons through the eyes of Bollywood: An Ethical Perspective, paper presented and abstract published. Paper presented and abstract published in the Second All India Media Educators’ Conference (AIMEC) held in Jaipur during 22-24 April, 2016.
  12. D. V. Singh and R. Kumari, 2015, Using YouTube for Political Communication in India, paper presented and abstract published in the Annual Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) in Kolkata during 23-24 November 2015.
  13. D. V. Singh, 2013, New Media – A Study of its Nature and Challenges. Presented a paper in the National Seminar on Print & Social Media – Challenges and Prospects organized by M.M. Malviya Institute of Hindi Journalism, M.G. Vidyapith, Varanasi and University Grant Commission, New Delhi on 15-17 February 2013
  14. D. V. Singh, 2011, Media Concentration and Issues of Diversity- A study of Indian media ownership patterns in the context of diversity debate, paper presented and abstract published in the International Conference organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal during 27th and 28th December, 2011

Workshops

  1. Attended one-day workshop, Manthan – Impeccable Academia, A programme to integrate media and entertainment skills into degree education, organized by MHRD and Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) organized by Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad during 23rd September 2019
  2. Attended a workshop organized by MHRD on Importance of Social Media – Use and Effect on 10th April 2018 at AICTE Hall Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  3. Attended Academic Leadership Training Programme (Type-I) organized by School of Education, Central University of South Bihar under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India during 13-16 December 2018.
  4. Attended a five-day workshop on the preparation of Glossary of New Media (English & Hindi) as a member of technical term selection committee under the Scheme of National Terminology of the Commission, MHRD, Government of India during 6th to 10th November 2017 at Centre for Mass Communication, Rajasthan University, Jaipur.
  5. Attended Ten-day International Summer Course on Communication for Development (C4D) during 6-16 June 2016 organized by Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, Assam sponsored by UNICEF, Assam and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India under Global Initiative of Academic Networks

Invited Lectures/Session Chair

  1. Delivered a plenary talk on the topic of Indian Communication Traditions at Three-day National Conference on the theme Indian Cultural and Communication Traditions organized by Rabindranath Tagore University, Bhopal, MP during 7-9 July 2021.
  2. Delivered an Expert Lecture in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, JECRC University, Jaipur, Rajasthan on the topic The New Digital Media: Concepts and Challenges on 13th March 2021 via Zoom platform.
  3. Moderated a plenary session on Generalism Vs. Specialization: New Vibes in Media Education at the International Web Convention on Hundred Years of Media Education: Deciding the South Asian Mystique on 19th -20th December 2020. This convention was jointly organized by the Institute of International Journalism (IIJ), Ohio University, USA, Institute of Media Studies and Research, Bengaluru, Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati.
  4. Delivered a talk on the topic Status of Indian Media in Covid 19 Times in UDGAM 2020, A National Virtual Conference of Behavioral Sciences organized by Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore during 3-4 December 2020.
  5. Delivered a talk on the Importance of Integrating Skill-Oriented and Apprenticeship Embedded Media and Entertainment Programmes in Higher Education in the Virtual Manthan organized by the Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India on 20th November, 2020.
  6. Delivered a two-hour lecture on the topic Social Media and Communication Skills in an online workshop via Google Meet organized for the Police Officers of Jharkhand Police on 28th October 2020.
  7. Delivered a plenary talk on the topic Indian Media amidst Corona Times in an International Webinar organized by the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow on 21 October 2020.
  8. Delivered an invited lecture in webinar organized by Press Information Bureau and Regional Outreach Bureau, Ranchi, Ministry of Information of Broadcasting, Government of India on the topic Mahatma Gandhi and Journalism on 20th October 2020 via Google Meet.
  9. Delivered an invited lecture in Ranjit Guru Memorial Series organized by Jawaharlal Nehru College, Cuttack, Odisha on the topic The Status of Indian Media in the times of Covid19 on 20th September 2020 via Google Meet.
  10. Chaired a technical session in a Two-day International Digital Conference on Best Practices in University Governance, Academic Leadership, Research and Quality Enhancement organized by University of South Asia (USA), Lahore Pakistan on11th September 2020.
  11. Delivered a lecture in the webinar on the topic Awareness about Corona Virus organized by Vishwas News, Jagran Group on 5th September 2020.
  12. Chaired a technical session at Two-day National Seminar at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya on the theme of Media Discourse and Indian Security: Perspectives on Social Concerns during 5th – 6th March 2020.
  13. Invited as a speaker in the National Colloquium on Using Media Technology for Promotion of Scientific and Technical Issues organized by Assam Science and Technology University and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Guwahati University, Guwahati on 27th September 2019
  14. Chaired a technical session at the ACMC India Chapter Second International Conference on Media & Communication in Sustainable Development held in Visva Bharti, Shanti Niketan, West Bengal during 11th -13th February 2019.
  15. Chaired a session themed Soft Power and Security at the International Conference on Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in India and China held during 21st -22nd February 2019 and organized by Department of International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi in collaboration with ICSSR, New Delhi and Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.
  16. Delivered one lecture as resource person in the ICSSR sponsored Ten-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Folklore Studies organized by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Culture, School for the Study of Culture, Central University of Jharkhand 21st to 30th March 2018
  17. Delivered lecture as resource person in a Communication and Social Media Training for DPRO, IPRD on the topic of Introduction of Measles –Rubella (MR) Vaccine in Jharkhand on 7th July 2018 at Suchana Bhawan, Ranchi Jharkhand
  18. Moderated two technical sessions at 3ndInternational Conference on Social Media – The Changing Communication Environment at Xavier School of Communications, Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha during 15 -16 December 2017
  19. Moderated a technical session at the 3rd International Conference on at Xavier School of Communications, Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha during 26-26 November 2016
  20. Chaired a Technical Session on Gender and Media Studies at the All-India Media Educators’ Conference (AIMEC) held during 22-24 April, 2016 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Theme of the conference was Media Ethics and Responsibility – Need for Introspection
  21. Delivered lecture as resource person in the ICSSR sponsored Ten-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Folklore Studies organized by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Culture, Central University of Jharkhand from 01-10 February, 2016.
  22. Delivered lecture as resource person in the ‘One-week National Workshop on Media Writing’ organized by Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand from 17th November 2014 to 23rd November 2014
Any other information  

Dr. Dev Vrat Singh is founder-moderator of Media Educators - a Facebook Group of Indian media teachers since January 2011. Having membership of 900 scholars across India, this group is connecting media teachers and providing platform for useful interaction.

Updated as on  

August, 2021