School of Masscommunication and Media Technologies
Centre for Masscommunication

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Dev Vrat Singh

Ph.D. in Mass Communication
Masters in Mass Communication (M.M.C.)
Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication (B.J.M.C.)
P.G. Diploma in Radio & Television Journalism (IIMC, New Delhi)
Bachelor of Laws (B.A.L.L.B.) 

Associate Professor & Head
Centre for Mass Communication

Cell: +919931960785
E-Mail vrat.dev@gmail.com

Area of Interest   Broadcast News, New Media, Television Production & Media Research
Courses Taught   M.A. Mass Communication and Ph.D.
Awards:  
  1. (2006) Research fellowship awarded by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal under History Project
  2. (2009) Text Book Writing Fellowship awarded by Makhalal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal under Text Book Writing Project
Brief Introduction :  
    Dr. Dev Vrat Singh has been actively engaged in media profession, teaching, training and research for the last 20 years. Professional-turned-academician Dr. Singh earned his doctorate in Mass Communication. He studied radio and television journalism at the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. He was actively engaged in television journalism with many national channels before joining media academics. He started his academic career from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. After that he joined Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University, Haryana. He taught at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana also. He has authored five books on Electronic Media History, Television Journalism, and Television Content. His research papers have been published by many reputed research journals. He contributed chapters in many books and more than 50 articles in various newspapers and magazines. He has written course material for Shimla University and Kota Open University, Rajasthan. He has been invited as resource person by All India Radio and Doordarshan in many programes. He has been appointed as Deputy Director (Eastern Region) of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), A Philippines based professional organization of media educators. He is founder-moderator of Media Educators - a Facebook Group of Indian media teachers since January 2011. Having membership of 800 scholars across India, this group is connecting media teachers and providing platform for useful interaction.
Administrative Responsiblities :  
  1. Dean, School of Mass Communication & Media Technologies
  2. Head, Centre for Mass Communication
  3. In-charge, Chief Communication Officer
  4. Liaison Officer, Reservation Cell
  5. Liaison Officer, OBC Cell
  6. Nodal Officer, CUCET 2017
PhD Guidance   Four Ph.D. Scholars (on-going)
Publications: Books:
  1. (2014) Television Production (Hindi), Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, 2014, Pages-167, Price- Rs. 175/- This book is outcome of Text Book Writing Fellowship awarded by M. C. National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, (ISBN 978-81-921355-5-7)
  2. (2013) Media Manthan (Hindi), Wisdom Publications, New Delhi 2013, Pages -267, Price- Rs. 650/- (ISBN: 978-93-81505-46-5)
  3. (2012) Indian Television: Content, Issues and Debate (English), Har-anand Publications, New Delhi, 2012, pages-320, Price-Rs. 495/- (ISBN 978-81-241-1690-6)
  4. (2009) Television Patrakarita- Ek Parichaya (Hindi) Natraj Publications, New Delhi, 2008 Pages-215, price- Rs.350/-. The co-author in this book is Ms. Kirti Singh. (ISBN 978-81-89997-20-5)
  5. (2007) Bhartiya Electronic Media (Hindi), Prabhat Prakashan, 2007 Pages-350, price – Rs.350. This is a book on the history of electronic media in India. This book was an outcome of Book Writing Fellowship awarded by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, (ISBN 81-7315-642-5)
  Chapter in the books
  1. (2017) Book Title: Vishwa Media Vimarsh, Edited by Kumar Kaustubh, Kalpna Prakashan, Delhi. Chapter: NirantarVistaar Path Par Bhartiya Media (Page 17-35) ISBN 978-93-83725-96-0
  2. (2016) Book Title: Media and Communication in Sustainable Development, Edited by Dr.Vikas Kumar and Dr. Pawan Gupta, Society for Education and Research Development (SERD), Haryana, Chapter: Public Service Broadcasting for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Doordarshan Kendra Ranchi (Page 32-42) ISBN 978-1-943438-84-6, Co-author in Ms. Neha Pandey
  3. (2013) Book Title: Naye Samay Mein Media, edited by Vinit Utpal, Yash Publications, Delhi, Chapter: Mobile Shishtachar Seekhana Bhi Zaroori, (Page 138-141) ISBN 978-93-81945-61-2
  4. (2011) Book Title: Media Shiksha – Mudde aur Apekshayein, Edited by Sanjay Dewedi, Yash Publications, Delhi, Chapter: Kaun Dega In Swalonke Javaab (Page 98-108) ISBN 978-93-81130-81-0
  5. (2010) Book Title: Web Patrakarita, Edited by Hansraj Suman and S. Vikram, Shri Natraj Publication, Delhi. Chapter: Web media ki nayee sambhavnayein (Page 46-52 ) ISBN 978-81-89997-69-4
  6. Book title: e-Journalism, New Media and News Media (2009), Edited by Prof. Kiran Prasad, B.R. Publishing Corporation Delhi. Chapter 17:Reality Television in India: New Format and New Implications (ISBN 10: 81-7646-643-3)
  7. Book title: Media, Parents and Children (2009), Edited by Prof. Gurmeet Singh Maan, Publication Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala. Chapter 6: Children and Television: Learning from the experiences of western turn-off week in Indian context (ISBN 81-302—0197-6)
  8. Book title: Web Patrakarita (Hindi) (2010), Edited by Hansraj Suman and S. Vikram, Shri Natraj Publication, Delhi. Chapter 1: Web media ki nayee sambhavnayein (ISBN 978-81-89997-69-4)
  9. Book Title: Media Shiksha – Mudde aur Apekshayein (2011), Edited by Sanjay Dewedi, Yash Publications(ISBN 978-93-81130-81-0)
Research Papers  
  1. (2016)Using YouTube for Political Communication in India, Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication, (ISSN 2395-3810) 2016, Volume 3, Number 3, p. 48-57. Co-author is Ms. Rupa Kumari
  2. (2016) Visual Media mein Haryana ki Chhavi ka Vishleshan, Jan Media (ISSN 2277-2847), Volume -4, Number -46, January 2016, Publisher- Media Studies Group, Delhi
  3. (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, (ISSN 2395-3810) 2015, Volume 2, Number 1, p. 6-16
  4. (2015) Colour Bias in Visual Media – An Unfair Obsession for Lighter Skin in India, Mass Media (ISSN 2277-7369), Volume -4, Number -39, June 2015, Publisher- Media Studies Group, Delhi,
  5. (2015) Bharat mein Media Shodh – Ek Alochanatamak Samiksha, Jan Media (ISSN 2277-2847), Volume -4, Number -40, July 2015, Publisher- Media Studies Group, Delhi,
  6. (2015) Media Research in India: A Critical Overview’, Mass Media (ISSN 2277-7369), Volume -3, Number -36, 2015, Publisher- Media Studies Group, Delhi
  7. (2014) “Media Shikshan Aur Shikshakon ka Chayan”, Jan Media, Media Studies Group, Year-2 Issue-18, 2013, (ISSN 2277-2847)
  8. (2013) Mobile Ethics: Awareness among the mobile users, Media Mimansa, Bhopal, Vol. 5 No. 4 and Vol. 6 No. 1 (ISSN 2229-5593),
  9. (2013) Media Shikshan Aur Shikshakon ka Chayan, Jan Media, Media Studies Group, Year-2 Issue-18, 2013, (ISSN 2277-2847)
  10. (2013) “Mobile Ethics: Awareness among the mobile users” Media Mimansa, Bhopal, Vol. 5 No. 4 and Vol. 6 No. 1 (ISSN 2229-5593)
  11. (2011) “Celebrity Blog Revisited – A Content Analysis Applying Social Media Framework”, Media Mimansa, July-Sept. 2011, Vol. 5 No. 1, Co-author is Manisha Solanki (ISSN 2229-5593)
  12. (2011) “Citizen Journalists: A Case Study of CNN-IBN”, Communication Today, April-June 2011 (ISSN 0975-217X)
  13. (2011) “Television Ratings- Techniques, Issues and Debates”, Media Watch, July-December 2011, Vol.2 Number 2 (ISSN 0976-0911)
  14. (2010) “Researching New Media: Complications, Illusions and Challenges”, Media Mimansa, July-Sept. 2010, Vol-4 No.1 (ISSN 2229-5593)
  15. (2008) Presented a paper in national conference organized by Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab (March 2008). Title of the paper was ‘Children and Television: Let us learn from the experiences of west; Television Turn off Week in India context’ (Published in conference proceedings titled Media, Parents and Children (2009),
  16. (2008) Presented a paper in national young scientist conference organized by Vigyan Bharti and National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra on 28-30 December, 2008. Title of the paper was ‘Scientific Temperament and Media Content: Is media inculcating modern superstitions? (Published in proceedings)
  17. (2006) “Analysis of rural and developmental content in Indian television news”, Sanchar Shri, Lucknow (April-June 2006), The co-author is Prof. B.K. Kuthiala
  18. (2005) “A content analysis study of mobile messages” Sanchar Shri, Lucknow (Jan-March 2005). The co-author is Ms. Soundrya Laxmi.
  19. (2005) “Television and Indian Culture: Theoretical debate over India’s cultural negotiation in the age of globalization”, Journal of Communication Studies, Bhopal, Vol. 4, No. 3, July-Sept. 2005. The co-author is Dr. Shrikant Singh
  20. (2005) Gaon ki khabron par parda, Vidura, Press Institute of India, New Delhi (April-June 2005)
Research Experience:  
  1. Worked as Coordinator in a research project carried out by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. This project was titled आम भारतीयों का संवाद और विचार का संसार – एक सर्वेक्षण and it was conducted during Mahakumbh 2013 in Allahabad. (Completed)
  2. Worked as Principal Supervisor in a UNESCO Project named On Air: A Study of Three Operational Community Radio Stations in UP and MP conducted by UNESCO Chair on Community Media in University of Hydrabad (Completed).
  3. Worked as Research Supervisor in a UGC research project ‘Conceptual, motivational and mobilizational functions performed by print media for Indian freedom movement – a quantitative and qualitative analysis.’
  4. Worked as Project Coordinator in a study conducted by Centre for Mass Communication Studies for Rajya Shiksha Kendra, MP Government, Bhopal. This was ‘A study of the effectiveness of District Book Fairs’.
Participation in Conference/Seminar/Workshop:   Refresher courses
  1. One month UGC refresher course on 'Cinema and Popular Culture' in the Department of Film Studies, Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal (3rd Jan.2002 to 2nd Feb. 2002)
  2. One month UGC refresher course on 'Media Research' in Faculty of Media Studies, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, Haryana. (1st March 2003 to 22nd March 2003)

Workshops

  1. Ten-day International Summer Course on Communication for Development (C4D) organized by Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam )
  2. One week short term course on 3Dmax and Photoshop conducted by National Institute for Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh (20-24 Oct. 2008)
  3. Two-day Workshop on Animation organized by Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology, Kurukshetra University and Digital Folks, Pune (9th -10th February 2008)
  4. Workshop on Script Development for Video Programmes organized by Technical Teachers’ Training Institute (TTTI), Bhopal (14-25 July 2003)

 

    Conferences
  1. Singh, Dev Vrat & Pandey Neha (2017), Framing Disability: Representation of Disabled in Bollywood Cinema between 2001-16, 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,
  2. Singh, Dev Vrat & Pandey Neha (2016), Public Service Broadcasting for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Doordarshan Kendra, Ranchi, International Conference on Media and Communication in Sustainable Development (MCSD 2016) during 24-25 October 2016 at Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) and Society for Education and Research Development (SERD)
  3. Singh, Dev Vrat & Pandey Neha (2016) Media Persons through the eyes of Bollywood: An Ethical Perspective, paper presented and abstract published, Second All India Media Educators’ Conference (AIMEC) held during 22-24 April, 2016 in Jaipur. Theme of the conference was Media Ethics and Responsibility – Need for Introspection
  4. Singh, Dev Vrat & Rupa Kumari (2015), Using YouTube for Political Communication in India, presented a paper and abstract published in the annual conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) on the topic India, Asia and the West: Comparing Communication Reality and Perspectives, 23-24 November 2015, T.H.K. Jain College, Kolkata.
  5. Singh, Dev Vrat (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. Vidyapeeth, Varanasi and University Grant Commission, New Delhi on 15-17 February 2013.
  6. Singh, Dev Vrat (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 on Diversity and Plurality in Media Reflections of Society during 27th and 28th December, 2011 organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
  7. Singh, Dev Vrat (2008), The Truth and visual metaphor created by Indian media, presented a paper in national conference organized by Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology (IMC&MT), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana on Truth and Media (7-8 March, 2008)

Other Contributions

  1. Coordinated one-day visit of documentary maker Mr. Ashutosh Pathak to the centre along with his entire team on 16th November 2016. The entire team interacted with the students and screened a documentary film at the centre.
  2. Coordinated one-day interaction session of filmmaker Nitin Chandra with students of the Centre for Mass Communication. He was invited to deliver a special lecture on Bhojpuri Cinema: Present Status and Challenges on 8th August 2016.
  3. Initiated the participation of a dozen students and research scholars in an interaction programme Rising Jharkhand organized by Zee Purvaiya television channel at Hotel Radisson Blu on 25th March, 2017.
  4. Initiated the participation of 25 students in the grand event Momentum Jharkhand organized by State Government, Jharkhand during 16th -17th February, 2017. During this event media students supported the Media Cell managed by IPRD at Khel Gaon, Ranchi
  5. Coordinated one-day workshop on ‘Awareness about Census 2011’ organized by Census Department of India in the university campus on 28th January 2016.
  6. Coordinated Special Lecture by Prof. B. K. Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal on 3rd March, 2016. Topic of special lecture was ‘Digital India and Samras Bharat’
  7. Arranged one-day Canon workshop on advanced photography ‘Joy of Photography’ on 28th February 2016
  8. Coordinated special lectures by Ms. Madhulika Jonathan, Health Expert and Ms. Moira Dawa, Communication Officer, UNICEF, Ranchi, on 20th November 2015 and eminent documentary maker Prabal Mahto and television journalist Ibrahim Sharif,

Chaired a session and invited lecture

  1. Chaired a Working Session on China and Extra Regional Powers at the International Seminar on Internal Changes in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities on 21st April 2017 organised by Centre for International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
  2. Moderated a Technical Session at 2nd International Conference on The Role of Media in Democracy at Xavier University during 25-26 November, 2016 organised by Xavier School of Communications, Xavier University of Bhubneswar
  3. Chaired a Technical Session on The Print Media and Sustainability Reporting at International Conference on Media and Communication in Sustainable Development (MCSD 2016) during 24-25 October 2016 at Army Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh organised by Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC) and Society for Education and Research Development (SERD)
  4. 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
  5. Invited to deliver two lectures as Resource Person in the Workshop on Documentary Film Making held during 10-19 April 2016 organised by the Centre for Indigenous Culture Studies, School for the Study of Culture, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
  6. Invited to deliver lecture as Resource Person in the ICSSR sponsored Ten-day National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences for Folklore Studies during 01-10 February, 2016 organised by the Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Culture, Central University of Jharkhand
  7. Delivered two lectures 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
  8. Invited to deliver lectures and presentation as Resource Person to conduct a single resource person Four-day Workshop on Television Production during 28th April – 1st May 2013 at the Department of Management, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
  9. Invited to deliver lecture as Resource Person at the Two-day National Seminar on Community Radio during 6-7 September, 2012 organised by Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamuna Nagar Haryana

Research Experience

  1. Worked as Coordinator in a research project carried out by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal. This project was titled आम भारतीयों का संवाद और विचार का संसार – एक सर्वेक्षण and it was conducted during Mahakumbh 2013 in Allahabad. (Completed)
  2. Worked as Principal Supervisor in a UNESCO Project named On Air: A Study of Three Operational Community Radio Stations in UP and MP. This research project has been conducted by the UNESCO Chair for Community Media established at School of Communication Studies, University of Hyderabad. (Completed)
  3. Worked as research supervisor in a UGC research project ‘Conceptual, motivational and mobilizational functions performed by print media for Indian freedom movement – a quantitative and qualitative analysis.’ (Completed)
  4. Worked as project coordinator in a study conducted by Centre for Mass Communication Studies for Rajya Shiksha Kendra, MP Government, Bhopal. This was ‘A study of the effectiveness of District Book Fairs’.(Completed)