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Dr OP Dewal

Associate Professor

Dr. Dewal is currently the Director of the School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU. He has around four decades of experience in Radio and Television, especially in the area of education. He has worked as Joint Director (Software) (2005-06) at the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), University Grants Commission (UGC) and Deputy Director (1999-09) at the Electronic Media Production Centre (EMPC), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
 
Worked as UNESCO Consultant in Kabul, Afghanistan for Content Creation and Capacity Building, for the Italian funded project 'Development of Educational Radio and TV for Teacher Training in Afghanistan' during 2011.

Was instrumental in the formation and establishment of JICA Alumina Associations’ Forum of SAARC Countries at Dhaka, during 2008 and 2017.
 
He has also worked as Senior Producer (1996-99) and Producer (1988-96) at IGNOU. He has worked as Transmission Executive in All India Radio (1980-88). He has been a Teacher, Trainer, Course Writer, Paper-setter, Examiner and Visiting Faculty for media- related courses for various institutions and universities of repute.
 
Dr Dewal produced a number of Radio and TV programmes. He wrote more than 100 scripts (of different formats) for Radio and Television. He has been a regular Broadcaster for Radio and Television.
  
He has done professional courses / trainings from NHK, Tokyo (Japan); Space Application Centre, ISRO; FTII, Pune; Manipal Institute of Communication; and IIMC. He was given awards for creative writing and for contribution in the area of Distance Education.
 
He was a National Jury Member for CEC-UGC Video Competition and AIR Annual Awards Competition. He supervised special projects like Gyan Vani, Gyan Darshan, Agriculture Channel, North-East Media Focus etc. and conducted tele-conferencing and Interactive Radio-Counselling sessions at IGNOU.
                                                
EDUCATION: 
 
Doctor of Philosophy:-
subject / year
 
Educational Media
(March 1999)
Name of the University: University of Rajasthan
School of Social Sciences
Doctoral Research Topic: Management Strategies for Production and Utilization of Educational Broadcasts in Distance Education.
  
Master of Arts:-
subject / year
1.      MSc. Geology (1979)
2.      PG Diploma in Journalism (1982)
3.      Hindi Literature (1985)
 
Name of the university:
1. University of Rajasthan
2. University of Rajasthan  
3. ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur
Bachelor of Arts:-
subject / year
BSc. Geology (1977)
Name of the university:
ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur
 
WORK EXPERIENCE: Total 39 Years
  • Associate Professor, School of Journalism and New Media Studies, IGNOU:- 10 years
  • Joint Director (Software) at CEC, UGC (2005–2006):- 1year
  • Deputy Director (1999–2009) Senior Producer (1996–1999) Producer (1988–1996) at the Electronic Media Production Centre, IGNOU:- 20 years
  • Transmission Executive in All India Radio (1980–1988):- 7.5 years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Worked as UNESCO Consultant in Kabul, Afghanistan for Content Creation and Capacity Building, for the Italian funded project 'Development of Educational Radio and TV for Teacher Training in Afghanistan' during 2011.
  • Was instrumental in the formation and establishment of JICA Alumina Associations’ Forum of SAARC Countries at Dhaka, during 2008 and 2017.
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.       
Special award and appreciation
International Association of Educators for World Peace (affiliated to UN and HQ at Alabama, USA) and The Global Open University, Nagaland, India, for contribution in the area of Distance Education.
December 2007
 
PUBLICATIONS: 
RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED: 21
  • Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 03
  • Chapters in Books: 06
  • Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 12
POLICY DOCUMENTS: 1
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member
Academic Council, IGNOU
November 2016-2018
Member
School Boards of :
SOJNMS
SOTST
SOITS
SOPVA
SOL
 
2010 till date
Dec. 2011-13
March 2012-14
Nov.2014-Nov. 16
March 2012-14
Member
Departmental Advisory Board of Vocational Education, National Institute of Open Schooling
2013-2015
Member
Board of Studies, Sharda University
2013-2015
 

 

Official Address:
School of Journalism and New Media Studies(SOJNMS),
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29571603
  opdewal@ignou.ac.in