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Interim Advisory Council
University of Delhi has constituted an Interim Advisory Council for Delhi School of Journalism. The Interim Advisor Council consists
of the following members:
Shri Ram Bahadur Rai (Chairperson)
Prof. Iftekhar Ahmed (Member)
Dr. Swapan Dasgupta (Member)
Shri Satish K. Singh (Member)
Dr. Jadadish Upasane (Member)
Shri Rajat Sharma (Member)
Dr. Prafulla Ketkar (Member)
Prof. Pushpesh K. Pant (Member)
Shri Vijay Kranti (Member)
Smt. Supriya Sahu IAS (Member)
Prof. Tom Goldstein (Special Invitee)
Dr. A. Surya Prakash (Member)
Prof. J.P. Dubey (Member)
Dr. Manasvini M. Yogi (Member Secretary)
Mr. Kapil Aggarwal
Finance Officer (Acting)
K.G. Suresh is the Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. He is a senior journalist, communication
strategist and media trainer for more than two decades of experience. Mr. Suresh worked with Doordarshan News and Press Trust
of India in senior editorial positions.
Dr. Swapan Dasgupta is a Member of the Parliament (Rajyasabha) and Padma Bhushan Awardee (2015). He has held senior editorial positions
at The Statesman, The Times of India, The Indian Express and India Today. Prior to his illustrious journalistic career, Dr. Dasgupta
served as Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
Shri Satish K. Singh, Consulting Editor of News 24 is a senior journalist and political commentator with more than two decades of
experience. He has worked with DD News, NDTV and Zee News in senior editorial capacities. Mr. Singh also served as member of
BEA and NBSA.
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed is the Director of Mass Communication and Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia and former Dean (Television
Production), at FTII, Pune. He started his career with Doordarshan in 1982, and now considered as an expert in Television Studies
Dr. Arun Kumar Bhagat is a writer, journalist and professor of Journalism at Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal. He is a well-known
political commentator appearing in Hindi News Channels. Before entering into academics, he worked with Hindustan, Amar Ujala, and
Dainik Bhaskar for a decade.
Dr. Jagdish Upasane is Group Editor of Organiser and Panchjanya, and Vice Chairman, Hindustan Samachar. He is former Director of Noida
Campus, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal. Dr. Upasane also serves member of various statutory bodies of different universities.
Prafulla Ketkar, is the Editor of Organiser and has experience of over 15 years in media research, and academics. He is an expert
in International politics and foreign policy. He has worked at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi, as a
Shri Rajat Sharma is the Chairman and Editor-in Chief of India TV and is best known for his popular show 'Aap Ki Adalat'. Sharma,
an alumnus of Delhi University (SRCC) has been awarded with Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 2015 in the field of Literature
Prof. Pushpesh K. Pant, a noted academic, food critic, columnist and historian is a retired Professor of Diplomatic Studies, Centre
for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. The Government
of India awarded him the Padma Shri in 2016.
Smt. Supriya Sahu IAS is the Director General of Doordarshan andthe vice-president of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union since
2016. She is a leading environment activist known for 'Operation Blue Mountatin' a path-breaking campaign to make Nilgiris plastic
free - which was recognized by the UNDP.
Padmashree Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, a veteran hindi journalist is former Editor of Jansatta and Navbharat Times. Now he serves as the
chairman of Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts(IGNCA) and the Nominee of the Visitor - Hon'ble President of India - to the Executive
Council of the University of Delhi.
Dr. A. Surya Prakash is currently the Chairman of Prasar Bharati. He is an acclaimed author and columnist and a leading commentator
on Indian constitutional and parliamentary issues, with more than four decades of experience. He was Editor, Zee News and Executive
Editor, The Pioneer.
Prof. Tom Goldstein a graduate of Yale and Columbia's law school and journalism school, is an internationally acknowledged media educator.
He was Dean of Columbia School of Journalism, as well as professor director of the Media Studies Program at Berkeley and worked with
AP, WSJ and NYT.
Shri N.K. Singh Editor of Sadhna News is a columnist and political commentator with over three decades of experience. He has worked
with ETV, National Herald, The Pioneer and Newstime in senior reporting and editorial positions. Mr. Singh has keen interest in Investigative
and Development Journalism.
Prof. Dubey is Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi. For a decade, he taught the course - 'Communication Management
for Development' at the post graduate level, and also supervised doctoral researches in media and communication related areas
in University of Delhi.
Prof V. K. Kaul is Dean of Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities (FASSH) and Head of the Department of Business Economics
of University of Delhi. As dean of FASSH, Prof. Kaul has experience of overseeing the examination related affairs of BA
(H) in Journalism in Delhi University.
Dr. Manasvini M. Yogi is the OSD of Delhi School of Journalism. She has been working as the Coordinator of BMMMC course at Indraprastha
College for Women, University of Delhi, for 18 years. She is a Gold Medallist in Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha
University, New Delhi.
Vijay Kranti is an Indian journalist and photographer who has been associated with the Tibetan Causes for more than 40 years. He also
worked as a reporter for India Today and Zee TV and other Television news channels.
Shri Harish Khare is the Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune and former Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of India from 2009 to 2012.
Khare - a senior journalist has worked with The Hindu as Resident Editor and Chief of Bureau in New Delhi and Times of India and Hindustan