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Dr KS Arul Selvan

Associate Professor

Dr. K S Arul Selvan is working as an Associate Professor with the School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU. Currently he is the Programme Coordinator for the School’s research degrees. Besides that he is developing an Appreciation Programme in Media and Information Literacy. This programme is going to be primarily for the new entrants to IGNOU’s undergraduate learners as well as a standalone for the general audience. He was part of UNESCO’s MIL South Asia training workshop (2010). In 2014 he was closely associated with the establishment of MILUNI (Media and Information Literacy University Network of India) which is affiliated with the GAPMIL of UNESCO. He has 13 years of academic experience with the Indian University based media education system. Prior to that he was associated with the BBC World Service Trust’s South Asian Online Journalism programme (2004-06) as a trainer, mentor and project coordinator. Besides that he was an Indian investigator (2006) for the International Federation of Journalists’ six country research programme on HIV/AIDS reporting. He is the recipient of Summer Doctoral Fellowship (2003) from Oxford Internet Institute of University of Oxford. Dr. Arul is managing a digital repository on MIL - www.medialit.in and more about his works in Google Scholar.
 
EDUCATION:
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Communication) 2004
Name of the University: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal
Discipline: Communication
Doctoral Research Topic: Online Religious Groups: Place of Dissonance - Content Analysis of Christian, Islam and Hindu Newsgroups
Academic Achievement: Received TMA Pai Fellowship for the Doctoral Studies. Received Summer Doctoral Fellow award from Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
Not Applicable
Master of Arts (Communication) 1995
Name of the university:M S University, Tirunelveli Discipline: Communication
PG Diploma (Distance Education) 2013
Name of the university: IGNOU, New Delhi
Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) 1992
Name of the university: M K University, Madurai Academic Achievement: Received NCSTC Fellowship
Bachelor of Arts (Zoology) 1991
Name of the university: M K University, Madurai

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam (April 2006 to June 2009)
  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU, New Delhi (June 2009 to till date)


INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Trainer and Project Coordinator, BBC World Service Trust Project on Online Journalism Training for Working Journalists (2004 to 2006)
  • Media Researcher, International Federation of Journalists Project on Six Country Research On HIV/AIDS Coverage (2006)


FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:

Sl.No
.
Name of the Fellowship/ Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1
TMA Pai Fellowship for Doctoral Studies
MAHE, Manipal
2000-2003
PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS: (Translated) = 1
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 17
  • Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 2
  • Chapters in Books: 6
  • Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 9
POLICY DOCUMENTS: 1
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL): 
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
School Board Member
SOJNMS, IGNOU
2009-2018
Doctoral Research Committee Member
SOJNMS, IGNOU
2009 onwards
School Board Member
SOL, IGNOU
2014-17

 

 

Official Address:
School of Journalism and New Media Studies (SOJNMS),
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29571605
  ksarul@ignou.ac.in