School of Masscommunication and Media Technologies
Department of Mass Communication

Profile of Faculty

Rajesh Kumar

 

Senior Assistant Professor
Department of Mass Communication

Cell:-7004911826
E-mail : rajesh.kumar@cuj.ac.in, head.cmc@cuj.ac.in

Educational Qualification:  
  • Ph.D. (Submitted), Title: Mapping Media Education in Universities of Eastern India, UGC (NET),
  • M. Phil., MMC, PGDJ (IIMC),
  • BA (Hons.) Geography
Awards/ Recognition:  
  • Best Research Paper Award in All India Media Educators’ Conference (AIMEC) 2016, joint organized by University of Rajasthan, Lok Samvad Sansthan, Media Initiatives and Amity University, Jaipur during 22-24 April 2016.
  • Letter of Appreciation in recognition for orchestrating all major events of Central University of Jharkhand on 31 July 2020.
  • Letter of Thanks in recognition for organizing Akhra-2013: Tribal India Festival on 05 November 2013.
  • Certificate of Honor for contribution as a Teacher by Taaza TV on 08 September 2013.
Areas of Interest   Print  Media, Web Media, Media Education
Courses Taught:  

 Introduction to Mass Communication; Theories of Communication; Communication Skills; Basics of Communication: Advance Reporting & Writing: Editing :Principles and Practices; Reporting: Principles and Practices; Writing for Media; International Communication; Development Communication; Computer Applications & Basic Multimedia Skills; Advertising : Theory & Practices; Corporate Communication; Indian Society, Polity & Economy; Social & Political Thoughts; Media Management; Regional Language Media; History of Media, Advertising & Public Relations; Web Journalism Dissertation, Research Project and Lab Journal-cum-Newsletter Production ‘CUJian Age’.

Additional Role/ Responsibility:  
  1. Coordinator, Department of Mass Communication
  2. Coordinator, CUJ COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign
  3. NCC Officer, 19 Jharkhand Battalion Ranchi
  4. Sports In-charge, Central University of Jharkhand
  5. Editor, Academia: Faculty Profile of CUJ
  6. Editor, Anveshan: Research Profile of CUJ
  7. Editor, Journey from Despair to Hope: A Silhouette
  8. Editor, CUJian Age: Newsletter of CUJ
  9. Member, Editorial Board, Vagmita: Annual Magazine
  10. Member, Editorial Board, Coffee Table Book
Brief introduction:  

Mr. Rajesh Kumar has been associated with the discipline of media education as a distinguished academician, researcher, administrator and media professional. He is at present ‘Coordinator’ of the Department of Mass Communication and is having more than one and half decades of experience in academia and industry. Mr. Kumar has submitted his Doctoral Research on ‘Mapping Media Education in Universities of Eastern India’ from CUJ, Ranchi has produced qualitative publications in SCOPUS, UGC CARE Indexed Journals and egyankosh as well. He is a recipient of UGC (NET) in Mass Communication and Journalism and has completed MA and M.Phil. Programs in Mass Communication and Journalism from GJUS&T, Hisar and TGOU, Dimapur respectively. He has supervised more than 25 Dissertations at Postgraduate level. Mr. Kumar is also an alumnus of IIMC, New Delhi and is the Editor and Editorial Member of multiple publications at university level. It includes Academia: Faculty Profile of CUJ, Anveshan: Research Profile of CUJ, Journey from Despair to Hope: A Silhouette, CUJian Age, Vaagmita: Annual Magazine and Coffee Table Book. He has also contributed more than 30 articles and has prepared layout, design and make up for more than 500 pages in print media during his association with the media industry as a Copy Editor/Sub Editor. Mr. Kumar has actively been engaged in Administrative and Extra-curricular activities and has contributed immensely for the development of a newly established university as an Administrative Warden, Proctor In-charge, Sports In-charge, NCC Officer, NSS Officer In-charge, Warden, Coordinators, Conveners and Members of cultural, sports, examination and hostel committees.

Administrative responsibilities (with active period):  
  1. NCC Officer, 19 Jharkhand Battalion Ranchi
  2. Sports In-charge
  3. Member, Central Placement Cell
  4. Member, Counseling, Guidance and Placement Cell
  5. Member, Departmental Academic Purchase Committee
  6. Member, Editorial Committee, Annual Magazine Publication
  7. Member, CUJ Admission Committee
  8. Member, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Program
Other Academic Positions:  

Professional Membership of Institute of Scholars (InSc)

Collaboration:  
  1. Department of Mass Communication (Formerly Centre for Mass Communication) collaborated with Information & Public Relations Department, Govt. of Jharkhand for celebration of 100 years of Indian Cinema ‘Suhana Safar-Ranchi Film Festival’ from 12 to 15 September 2012. (Member, Organising Committee, Ranchi Film Festival).
  2. Department of Mass Communication (Formerly Centre for Mass Communication) collaborated with Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Science &Telecommunication, Govt. of India for organising Community Radio Workshop for Eastern India from 08 to 10 November, 2011. (Member, Organising Committee, Ranchi Film Festival).
  3. Department of Mass Communication collaborated with Seven Media Departments of various Universities located in Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan for National Lecture Series 2021.
Articles Published/ Accepted:  

Research publications (Journals)

  1. R. Kumar & D. Singh*, 2020. Examining Status of Media Education in Universities of Eastern India. ‘SAMPRITI’, Sampriti Publication, Guahati University Campus, Vol.- VI, Issue-II, September 2020, ISSN: 2454-3837. UGC-CARE Listed Group I in Social Sciences Serial No. 246.
  2. A. Kumar, R. Sarma & R. Kumar, 2021. COVID-19, MASS MEDIA AND SOCIAL LIFE OF MIGRANTS IN INDIA. AUT AUT Research Journal, Vol. XII, Issue II, Feb. 2021. 23(2): 322-335. ISSN: 0005-0601. UGC CARE Listed Group II (Scopus Indexed).
  3. R. Kumar, 2018. Media Education in North Indian Central Universities: A Study of Teacher-Student Ratio and Research Journal Publication’ in the peer reviewed journal titled Communicator- Journal of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, ISSN 0588-8093.UGC-CARE List Group I in Social Sciences Serial No. 59.
  4. R. Kumar, 2018, Mapping the Landscape of Journalism Education in Indian Languages in the peer reviewed journal titled Communicator-The Journal of Indian Institute of Mass Communication, ISSN 0588-8093.
    UGC-CARE List Group I in Social Sciences Serial No. 59.
  5. R. Kumar, 2017. Media Education in North East Indian Central Universities: A Study of Media Programs and its Nomenclatures’ in the peer reviewed journal titled ‘Journal of Content, Community and Communication’, published by Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, Volume-6, Year-3, December 2017, ISSN: 2395-7514. UGC CARE Listed Group II (Scopus Indexed)
  6. R. Kumar, 2019, ‘State of Media Education in North-East India: A Study of Central Universities’ in a Peer-Reviewed journal ‘Indian Journal of Communication Review (IJCR) published by Department of Mass Communication, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), ISSN: 2454-9339.
  7. R. Kumar & D. Singh, 2019, बीसवीं सदी में भारतीय मीडिया शिक्षा, in a Peer-Reviewed journal titled ‘Jan Media’, Year-8, Issue 89, published by Media Studies Group, New Delhi, ISSN 2277-2847.
  8. R. Kumar, 2015. Media Education Policy in India: A Historical Perspective. in a Peer-Reviewed journal titled Mass Media- Journal of Media Studies Group. Volume 4, Number 38,pp 4-12, ISSN 2277-7369, www.mediastudiesgroup.org.in
  9. R. Kumar, 2015. UNESCO’s efforts in the development of media education in India, in a Peer-Reviewed journal Media Communique- NIU Journal of Media Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 52-66, ISSN: 2395-3780.
  10. R. Kumar, 2015, भारत में मीडिया शिक्षा नीति एक ऐतिहासिक सन्दर्भ, in a Peer-Reviewed journal titled Jan Media- Journal of Media Studies Group, Volume- 40, pp 13-21, ISSN 2277-2847, www.mediastudiesgroup.org.in
  • Online Course Content/ Book Chapters
    1. R. Kumar, 2020. Newsroom Setup and Functions: Print and Online Media, Reporting Techniques, Block-1, Unit-3, Content Writer for MA in Journalism & Mass Communication (Course: MJM-021) at School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi. Web Link: http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/59512/1/BLOCK1.pdf
    2. R. Kumar, 2020. News Concepts, Reporting Techniques, Block-1 Preparation Team for MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
      (Course: MJM-021), at School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi. Web Link: http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/bitstream/123456789/59512/1/BLOCK1.pdf
    3. S. Rani, R. Verma & R. Kumar, 2020. Communicating Culture Through Tribal Art: A Case Study of Sohrai and Kohvar Paintings in Jharhkand. Indian Folk Studies - Lore of the People (Accepted and In Press).
    4. D. Singh &  R. Kumar*, 2020. झारखंड में मीडिया शिक्षा : अवसर और चुनौतियां. A Special Issue on 100 Years of Media Education, Communication Today, Accepted. In Press.
    5. R. Kumar, 2014, Peet Patrakarita. In Visheshikrit Patrakarita, D. Pathak and M. Lal (eds.), University Publication, New Delhi, pp 54-73, ISBN: 978-81-7555-656-0.
    6. R. Kumar, 2014, Peet Patrakarita. In Visheshikrit Patrakarita, D. Pathak and M. Lal (eds.), University Publication, New Delhi, pp 54-73, ISBN: 978-81-7555-656-0
  • Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation:  
    1. R. Kumar. Ministry of Education Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Academic Writing jointly organized by Teaching Learning Centre Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and Dharma Samaj College, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh during 18-24 Feb. 2021. 
    2. R. Kumar, 2020. Invited as a speaker in Zoom Meeting on COVID-19 Prevention, Awareness and Role of Student Community, by UNICEF Jharkhand and Central University of Jharkhand on 23 May 2020.
    3. R. Kumar & D. Singh, 2020. Mapping Media Research in the Universities of Eastern India, Paper presented in the International Web Convention ‘Hundred Years of Media Education Decoding the South Asian Mystique’ jointly organized by The Institute for International Journalism, Ohio University, USA, Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati, Institute of Media Studies in association with Global Risk Journalism Hub, University of Melbourne, South Asia Communication Association (SACA), Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), Public Relations Council of India and 36 Indian Universities as Academic Collaborator on 19-20 December, 2020.
    4. R. Kumar, 2019, Discourse on Media Education in India and China: A Policy Perspective. Paper presented in the International Conference on Soft Power and Public Diplomacy in India and China, jointly organized by Central University of Jharkhand in collaboration with Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi during 21-22, February, 2019.
    5. R. Kumar, 2018, Exploring Journalism Education in Indian Languages: A Status Report. Paper presented and abstract published on page 08 of the Proceeding of National Seminar on The State of Indian Language Journalism & Training organized by Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in collaboration with Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi during 29-30 October, 2018.
    6. R. Kumar & D. Singh, 2018, Role of Teachers in Quality Media Education in Jharkhand. Paper presented in National Seminar on Role of Teachers in Quality Media Education organized by Department of Education under School of Education at Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi on 18 September 2018.
    7. R. Kumar, 2019. AICTE Training and Learning Program (ATAL) Faculty Development Program on Cyber Security organized by Department of Computer Science & Technology, Central University of Jharkhand during 16-20 September 2019.
    8. R. Kumar, 2018. Participated in National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences jointly organized by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, Central University of Jharkhand and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi from 21 to 30 March 2018.
    9. R. Kumar, 2017. Media Education in Eastern India: A Study of Central Universities. Paper presented in International Conference on Social Media: The Changing Communication Environment, organized by Xavier School of Communication, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar from 15 to 16 December, 2017.
    10. R. Kumar, 2017.Attended in Workshop on Referencing Tools at Central University of Jharkhand from 27 to 28 November 2017.
    11. R. Kumar, 2016. Attended One-Week Workshop on Media Research organized by Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand from 16 to 22 November, 2016.
    12. R. Kumar, 2016. Media Education in North India: A Study of Central Universities. Paper presented and abstract published on page 20 of the Proceeding of All India Media Educators Conference 2016, organised by Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Amity School of Communication, Amity University Jaipur, Lok SamvadS ansthan & Media Initiatives, Jaipur India during 22-24 April 2016.
    13. R. Kumar, 2016. Participated in National Seminar on Truth and Media organised by Makhanlal National University of Communication & Journalism, National Institute of Social Communication, Research & Training and IAAN School of Mass Communication, Noida during 25-26 April 2016.
    14. R. Kumar, 2015, Workshop on Writing for Media, Resource Person in Five-Day Workshop, organized by Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, during 02-06 November 2015.
    15. R. Kumar, 2014, National Workshop on Media Writing, Coordinator in Seven-Day Workshop, organised by Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe during 17-23 November 2014.
    16. R. Kumar, 2014, participated in UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Film and Other Media in Historical Contexts, organised by Jadavpur University, Kolkata during 03-23 December 2014.
    17. R. Kumar, 2014, Media Education: A Historical Development of Discipline in India. Paper presented in 6th International Seminar on Human Resource, organised by Institute for Social Development & Research, Ranchi during 01-03 November 2014.
    18. R. Kumar, 2013, participated in 75th Orientation Programme, organised by UGC-Academic Staff College, Ranchi University, Ranchi during 11 November- 08 December 2013. 
    19. R. Kumar, 2012, participated in regional seminar on RTI: A Potent Weapon Against Corruption, organisedby Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) & Jharkhand RTI Forum, Ranchi during 19-20 February 2012.
    20. R. Kumar, 2011, participated in Workshop on ‘Understanding Cinema’ organised by Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand during15-18 October 2011.
    21. R. Kumar, 2006, participated in ‘Workshop on Online Journalism’ organised by BBCHindi.com and WebDunia.com at IIMC, New Delhi.
    Programs Organised :  

    Adventure  Sports Activities Co-ordination

    1. National Trekking Expedition 2013, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh from 01 to 13 January 2013.
    2. National Trekking Expedition 2013-14, Goa from 21 December 2013 to 03 January 2014.
    3. National Trekking Expedition 2013-14, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh from 21 December 2013 to 03 January 2014
    4. National Trekking Expedition 2011, Goa from 23 December 2011 to 06 January 2012.

    Sports Events Co-ordination at National Level

    1. 35th National Games, Kerala in February 2015.
    2. President Cup National Karate Championship 2015, Delhi from 21 to 22 March 2015.
    3. 24th National Senior Wushu Championship 2015, Chandigarh from 25 to 30 December 2015.
    4. National Annual Fest ‘Parakram 2016’ Dhanbad, Jharkhand from 12-14 February 2016.
    5. National Wushu Championship 2014, Jaipur from 06 to 10 February 2014.
    6. 37th National Yoga Championship 2013, Hossierpur, Punjab from 09 to 13 February 2013.
    7. National Wushu Championship 2012, Jammu from 27 to 31 March 2012.
    8. Sports Events Co-ordination at Zonal Level

    1. East Zone Inter University Cricket Tournament 2015, Darbhanga from 17 to 20 December 2015.
    2. East Zone Inter University Volleyball, Tennis & Chess Tournament 2014, Bhubaneswar, Odhisa from 27 September to 01 October 2014.
    3. 3rd East Zone Wushu Championship 2013, Dhanbad from 18 to 20 January 2013.
    4. East Zone Inter University Volleyball (Men) Tournament 2011, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh in November 2011.
    5. East Zone Inter University Badminton Tournament 2013, Ranchi from 05 to 10 November 2013.

    Sports Events Co-ordination at  State Level

    1. 11th Jharkhand State Wushu Championship 2015, Ranchi on 08 November 2015. .
    2. 9th Jharkhand State Senior Wushu Championsip 2014, Ranchi on 18 January 2014.
    3. 10th Jharkhand State Wushu Championship 2014, Ranchi on 14 September 2014.
    4. Jharkhand Indoor Badminton Tournament 2012, Ranchi from 25 to 26 February 2012.
    5. Jharkhand State Senior Wushu Championship 2012, Ranchi on 15 September 2012.
    6. Jharkhand State Yoga Championship 2012, Ranchi from 24 to 25 November 2012.
    7. Jharkhand State Inter University Chancellor Trophy (Men) Cricket Tournament 2012, Kolhan University, Chaibasa from 07 to 09 April 2012.
    8. Jharkhand State Senior Wushu Championship 2011, Deoghar on 15 September 2012.

    Sports Events Co-ordination at University Level

    1. CUJ International Yoga Day Celebration on 21 June 2016.
    2. CUJ Foundation Day Celebration on 01 March 2016.
    3. CUJ Trekking Expedition on 11 April 2015.
    4. CUJ Run for Unity on 31 October 2014.
    5. CUJ AC-AD Cricket Tournament in April-May 2014.
    6. CUJ Annual Sports Day Celebration on 23 March 2013.

    Cultural Events Co-ordination

    1. National Youth Week Celebrations 2016: Commemorating Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda from 08 to 14 January 2016
    2. Tribal Folk Games during ‘Akhra-2013: Tribal India Festival’ from 28 to 30 October 2013.
    3. Celebration of 100 Years of Indian Cinema Suhana Safar-Ranchi Film Festival 2012 from 12 to 15 September 2012.
    4. Art of Living Students’ Induction Program from 25 to 27 September 2018.
    5. Yoga Based Motivational Class for Easy Living in Busy Life from 11 to 17 September, 2017. (Participant)
    6. Audio-Visual Show & Education Tour for ‘Lokmanthan 2018’ from 26 to 30 September 2018

    Education / Industrial Tour Co-ordination

    1. Dainik Bhaskar Industrial Tour, Ranchi in February 2016.
    2. Investor Awareness Programme, 2015-16 at CUJ.
    3. School Education Tour from Bokaro to CUJ, 2015.
    Any other information:  

    Industrial Experience

    1. Worked as Copy Editor in AAJ SAMAJ newspaper.
    2. Worked as Sub Editor in AMAR UJALA newspaper.

    Special Lectures

    1. Delivered special lectures on ‘Newspaper Front Page Designing’ at Department of Journalism, Loreto College, Kolkata.

    Doordarshan (DD) Panel Expert

    1. Invited as an expert for DD Programme Manthan on ‘Career in Mass Communication’ in May 2012.  
    2. Invited as an expert for DD Programme on Rail Budget 2015 in February 2015.

    Web portal Columnist

    1. Uploaded articles for Media Education based web portal http://www.newswriters.in

    Web Blog

    1. Uploaded my poems on various socio-political and cultural issues on https://awaazz.blogspot.com/

    Newspaper Publication & Production

    1. More than 30 articles/features published in newspapers.
    2. More than 100 pages designed for newspapers.

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    1. सत्ता का मोह नहीं मुझे, अभ्युदय पत्रिका, Hindi Cell, CUJ
    2. एक स्वप्न सहेजे मन में हूँ, सखुआ पत्रिका, DMC, CUJ
    3. भाषण प्रतियोगिता, द्वितीय पुरस्कार, हिंदी पखवाड़ा, 2015
    4. निबंध लेखन, तृतीय पुरस्कार, हिंदी पखवाड़ा, 2012
    5. अन्त्याक्षरी, द्वितीय पुरस्कार, वार्षिक उत्सव 2012
    6. काव्य पाठ, द्वितीय पुरस्कार, हिंदी पखवाड़ा, 2015
    7. टिप्पणी लेखन, तृतीय पुरस्कार, हिंदी पखवाड़ा, 2012
    8. अन्त्याक्षरी, प्रथम पुरस्कार, हिंदी पखवाड़ा, 2011
    Updated On:  

    03 May 2021