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Associate Professor Dr. G. Naga Mallika


PhD (Communication), Hyderabad Central University
MCJ, (Osmania University)
MA ( Sociology) (Annamalai University)

Contact Details

Telephone:  +91 44 27689509


I completed my Ph. D in Mass Communication from Hyderabad Central University, (HCU) Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in 2001.

The topic of my thesis was “Print media analysis of coverage of communal riots in Hyderabad-1990”.

First research scholar to be awarded a doctorate in Mass Communication from the institution from the time of its inception.

A University Grants Commission (UGC) Junior and Senior Research fellowship accorded.

(1994) Completed my Masters in Communication and Journalism (MCJ), from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

(1992-94) Completed my Masters in Sociology, (MA) through correspondence, Annamalai University. (1990-92)


Currently Associate Professor, Department of Communication, EFLU.

Was Faculty at Osmania University, Hyderabad Central University & English and Foreign Languages University July/August 2007- 2009 before becoming a permanent faculty at EFLU.

Was an Associate Professor, Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal (2005-2007)

Was an Assistant Professor, Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal (2001-2005)

Was a Lecturer, Women’s Christian College, Chennai (2001-2002)

Was a Lecturer, University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad. (1998-2001).

Research Interests

Areas of research include Political Communication, News analysis of Print and television. Currently completing a UGC major research project on the Longitudinal study of negative news coverage in Telugu newspapers.

Part of an international project on the Media Systems in the BRICS countries.


Nagamallika, G., New Communication Technologies and News making process: A new discourse? Journal of Media and Development Volume 2, Issue 2. April-June, 2014. ISSN 2230-8244.

Nagamallika G., Communication Research in India: Status, Trends and Problems. In International Journal of Communication Development, August-December, 2014

Course material for Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad for MA Public Relations on Theory and principles of communication, journalism and public relations & Communication research. 2014

Awards and Memberships

Best PR Teacher Award in 2013 by the PRSI (Hyderabad Chapter)

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

Local Organising Committee member of a 5 day international conference International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). July 15-19, 2014.

Presented a paper titled ‘Understanding Online Journalism: redefining news coverage in India’ at IAMCR held in July 15-19, 2014, Hyderabad, India.

Presented a paper titled New Communication Technologies in news making processes: a new discourse? Held on 15-16 March, 2014, in Mysore at a National Seminar "Emerging Languages in Public Discourse and New Media” organised by AMIC India held at Central Institute of Indian Languages Department of Higher Education, Language Bureau Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Mysore.

Presented a paper titled ‘Exploring Journalism pedagogy in Andhra Pradesh’ at an international symposium on Contours of Media Governance held by Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi on February 25-27, 2013.

Presented a paper at an international conference on ‘India Media Symposium – Public Spheres, media and social change in India’ held in Brisbane, Australia titled ‘Public Spaces and power of television: Political campaigns of Andhra Pradesh’ between November 21-23, 2012.

Associate Professor Dr. M. Sujatha

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Assistant Professor Dr. Panthukala Srinivas


M.A Communication at University of Hyderabad (HCU)

Contact Details

Telephone:  040-2768540


I studied M.A Communication at University of Hyderabad (HCU) in 1999-2001 batches, Hyderabad.

M.Phil topic on “Jathara as a mode of Communication for Development” Under Supervision of Dr. Padmaja Shaw, Dept. of Communication and Journalism, OU, Hyderabad, awarded on July 2009.

Ph.D on “Political Economy of Media: The Rise of 24 Hours Television News Channels of A.P” under the supervision of Dr. Prakash Kona from the Dept. of Film Studies and Visual Communication at EFL University, Hyderabad, awarded on December 2014.

12 years experience in diverse streams of Mass Communication and Journalism discipline.

June 2001- June 2003: Communication Manager for DDS an grassroots NGO and Coordinated Community Radio and Video Projects based in Pastapur, Zaheerabad, Medak, Andhra Pradesh (India).

August 2003- December 2007: Reporter and Producer for Maa TV Telugu regional electronic media and produced special stories and news items. Successfully coordinated and delivered a weekly half an hour health programme and special stories for Maa Television Network Ltd, Hyderabad.

January 2008- September 2008: Put in place the Research and Reference(RRG) group(the backend support group for all the news programming) in HMTV and filed special and developmental stories for HMTV 24 hours News Channel, Hyderabad

September 2008- At present: I am working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, teaching M.A MCJ and M&C Programme courses at English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad.


As a Guest Faculty taught Television Production course for M.A Mass Communication at Telangana University, Nizamabad, Telangana State (India) in 2007.

As an Assistant Professor taught UG and PG courses in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Communication, EFL-University, Hyderabad since September 2008.

Research Interests

Mass communication and journalism, Television Studies and Political Economy of Media


I have presented a paper on “Jatara as a mode of communication for development” and published in Interface, half yearly journal published by the Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University, Hyderabad on 2009.

I have presented a paper on “SANGHAM RADIO: Dalit Women Control over Media” at the XXXII Indian Social Science Congress, Indian Academy of Social Sciences on “The Indian Republic at the Crossroads” conference of Indian Social Science Congress, on December 17-22, 2008, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. It had published in Conference proceedings book.

I have presented a paper and published in conference proceedings titled on “Understanding Ambedkar’s contribution to the upliftment of the disadvantaged: Reservations for Scheduled Castes in the context of Globalization”, in the National Conference on “Ambedkar’s Contribution for Upliftment of the Disadvantaged” organized by the Dr. Ambedkar Studies Centre, Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research and Social Action on September 2-3, 2010 at MGNIRSA, Hyderabad.

Awards and Memberships

Short Term Fellowship of Anveshi (Research Centre for Women’s Studies) Projects funded by Sri Ratan Tata trust, Mumbai, during 2006-07 worked for Dandora film script and produced the 60 minutes documentary film on SC Categorization issue in AP.

Media Professional Fellowship of Dalit Foundation, New Delhi, during 2007-08 have met Dalit Media professionals and collected the database for building the platform for bringing developmental issues in the mainstream media.

September 2007: I have attended three days of National Media Workshop on HIV/AIDS organized by Thomson Foundation at Shimla sponsored by Thomson Foundation.

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

20th October 2009: I have attended the international workshop on Dalit Rights and Development at Chennai organized by Madras Institute of Development Studies and School Oriental and African Studies.

25th to 27th January 2010: I have been invited as Guest Speaker for sharing experience and screened my documentary film “Dandora: Resonance of Betrayed Hearts” 45min/English/2010 in the screening and discussion session for a three day documentary film festival titled “Imaging Dalit Reality: Politics of Visual Representation” held at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai.

I have presented a paper on “Asian Games and Commonwealth Games on Indian Television: Its influence and impact on state and society”, at the 20th AMIC Annual Conference, “Taking Stock of Media and Communication Studies: The Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization, New Media and the Rise of Asia” on 24-27 June 2011, Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad, India.

I have presented a paper on “Changing face of Television as a Means of Communication in India”, at the International Conference on “What is Television? Past, Present and Future of TV”, organized by University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, USA on March 1-3, 2012.

I gave training cum lecture in the workshop for skill development to the faculty in writing and documentation organized by the Extension Training Centre, APARD, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad on May 11-13, 2011.

I participated in the International Conference on “Contours of Media Governance-Teaching, Disciplinarity, Methodology” organized by Centre for Culture Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, held on 25-27 February, 2013.

I presented a paper in the 17th Annual Conference of the Indian Political Economy Association on “TV Industry and Neo-Capitalism in Andhra Pradesh” organized by school of Economics at the university of Hyderabad on 9th November 2013.

Other interests

Documentary film productions in detailed list

Produced, directed and scripted a documentary film on the issue of reservations for Scheduled Castes and categorization titled ‘Dandora…daga padda gunde chappudu’/ 60 min/2006/Telugu & “Dandora…Resonance of betrayed hearts”48 min English in 2010

Directed and scripted a documentary film for ACTIONAID on the issue of Dalits titled ‘Dalit Samakhya’/ 18 min/2006/Telugu.

Executive Director for a documentary film for APFARMS and GVS on the issue of Ground Water Management titled ‘Sashyashamalam, Sujalam, Safalam’/ 45 min/ 2007/ Telugu.

Assistant Professor Dr. Ravindra Kumar Vemula


MA, PhD (University of Hyderabad )

Contact Details

Telephone:  +91- 27689558


I have been working in the area of development communication especially health communication for more than 15 years.

I have a master’s degree and PhD in Communication from the Central University of Hyderabad, India and a first class honours degree with distinction in Zoology.

I am currently the co-chair of Health Communication and HIV & AIDS Working group at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)


Communication and Development, Health Communication, Mass Communication Theory and policies, Communication Research Methods, Audience Research, Media Effects, International Communication.

Research Interests

Role of media in social change/ Communication strategies for HIV & AIDS prevention/ Media effects/International Communication, Media Systems Research



I. Vemula, Ravindra Kumar (2014), Teaching Development to the Communication students in India: Challenges and Prospects, International Journal of Communication Development , Vol.3, Issue 3, October –December 2013. ISSN 2331-2498

II. Vemula Ravindra Kumar (2012) Communicating Climate Change in India: The role of media in disseminating effective information to the various stake holders, International Journal of Communication Development , Vol.2, Issue 1, pp. 46-51, April-June 2012. ISSN 2331-2498

III. Vemula , Ravindra Kumar (2011) , Population Control and HIV/AIDS: Politics of Sexual Health in India, Media Asia, Vol. 38. pp 163-172. ISSN: 0129-6612

IV. Vemula ,Ravindra Kumar (2011), Sexual Health Policies in the Countries: Lessons for India, Journal of Creative Communications, 6(3) pp. 225-240. Sage Publications. ISSN: 0973-2586,

V. Ingle, Hrishikesh Sudhakar & Vemula, Ravindra Kumar (2012), Representation and Social Construction of HIV and AIDS in the mainstream Hindi Cinema in India: A study on the discourses of normative sexual health. Journal of Global Communication, Vol. 5, No. 2, July-Dec 2012. ISSN: 0974-0600

VI. Vemula, Ravindra Kumar (2005) Communicating Sexual Health in street Children: A model for Behaviour Change Communication, Indian Anthropologist. Vol. 35 (1& 2), pp. 153-164. ISSN 0970 0927


Vemula, Ravindra Kumar (2014), Communicating HIV & AIDS prevention in India: Identifying appropriate health management policies for sustainable development. Healthcare Management and Communication in Developing Countries: Challenges and Solutions. (Eds). Lexington Books. NY. ISSN 978-0-7391-8566-7

Awards and Memberships

I. Co-Chair HIV/AIDS and Communications Working Group, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

II. International Communication Association (ICA)

III. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

IV. Member of the Local Organizing Committee, IAMCR conference in Hyderabad (2014)

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks


• Presented the paper “Locating ‘Indian identity and ideology’ in the international media systems: India- a case study at International Moscow readings conference. Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia (November 2013)

• Presented the paper “Communicating HIV & AIDS prevention in India: Identifying appropriate health management policies for sustainable development” at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Dublin, Ireland. (June2013).

• Presented a paper for the panel “Critical analysis of EE interventions in developing countries: India- a case study” at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Dublin, Ireland. (June2013).

• Presented the paper “, Population Control and HIV/AIDS: Politics of Sexual Health in India, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Durban, South Africa. (June 2012).

• Presented the paper “Diffusion & Adoption of an e-society: The myths & politics of ICT for poor in India." at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference at Istanbul, Turkey. (July 2011).

• Presented the paper "Representation and Social Construction of HIV/AIDS in the Mainstream Hindi Cinema in India: A Study on the Discourses of Normative Sexual Health, at the International Association for Media and Communication Research(IAMCR) Conference at Istanbul, Turkey (July 2011)


• Presented a paper “Public health care in Private hospitals: A critical analysis of Arogyasri Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh” at the International Conference on Managing Health Communication (ICMC-2014). Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) (February 2014).

• Presented the paper “Climate Change in India: Negotiating communication messages in the information age” at the National Seminar on Climate change: Effects of sustainable livelihoods. Andhra University ((March 2013).

• Presented the paper “Teaching Development to the Communication students in India: Challenges and Prospects”, at the National Seminar on Media Education, Dept. Of electronic media and communication, Pondicherry University (Dec 2011)

• Presented the paper “Communicating Climate Change in India: The role of media in disseminating effective information to the various stake holders” at the National Seminar on Climate Change: 2010, M S University, Baroda (Oct 2010).

Assistant Professor Dr. Suchitra Patnaik

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Assistant Professor Dr. T. Ranjith


Ph.D. Communication (University of Hyderabad)
Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ), (University of Kerala)
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan)
BSc. Chemistry (University of Calicut)

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Born in Cherpu, Thrissur district (Kerala) and based in Delhi, I am a Journalist-turned-academic presently associated with this University in the capacity of Assistant Professor. Prior to this, I was Assistant Professor with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and worked as sub-editor and reporter with various dailies.


Assistant Professor, EFL-U, Hyderabad (2010 till date)

Assistant Professor, IGNOU, New Delhi (2006-2010)

Research Interests

Media Studies, Journalism Cultures,Print History, Television Culture, Indian Cinema, Dalit Literature, Digital Publics, Sports Studiesand Cultural Studies


• ‘Life, History and Politics: Two Autobiographies of Kallen Pokkudan and the Print Imaginations of Dalit in Keralam’, in Misrahi-Barak, Judith and Abraham, Joshil K. ed. 2015. Dalit Literatures in India. UK: Routledge, pp. 192-203 (ISBN: 978-1-138-89194-4)

• Politics of Media, New Delhi: Kalpaz, 2015 (ISBN: 978-93-5128-165-8)

• ‘Debating Community, Print and Dalit in Kerala’,Rajagiri Journal of Social Development, Volume 7, Number 1, June 2015, pp. 3-14(ISSN: 0973-3086)

• ‘Visual Representation of the Northeast in South Indian Cinema’, Journal of North East Region (JONER), Annual interdisciplinary research journal, Vol.3, No.II, June 2015, pp. 95-98 (ISSN: 2321-0583)

• ‘Social Justice and Dalit Resistance: Dalit Human Rights Movement in Kerala’, NIU International Journal of Human Rights, Vol.1, Issue,1, December 2014. (ISSN 2394-0298)

Invited Talks

• Dalit Publics and Print in Kerala: A Cultural History, an invited talk in the Department of Cultural Studies, New Academic Building, The English and Foreign Languages University, 29 October 2014, 3pm

• Post-Industrial Society, live talk on Gyan Darshan Educational Television channel, organised by School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, 21 July, 2008)

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