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Dr. Santosh Kumar Tewari, M.Sc., LL.M. (both from Lucknow University), Ph.D.(from Cardiff University, U.K) is retired of Professor of Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi. He joined CUJ as Professor in 2011. He was also HOD and Dean there.
Before joining CUJ, He was HOD and Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), Vadodara. He was Professor in MSU from 1997 to 2011.
Prior to joining MSU, he was Professor, founder Head of the Department of Mass Communication and founder Dean of the School of Information Sciences at the Assam Central University, Silchar, Assam. He joined Assam University as Professor in 1996.
Before that, I was Reader (Associate Professor) and Chairman of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
Due to my seniority, he has been in charge vice chancellor several times at Central University of Jharkhand and M.S. University of Baroda.
He worked as Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication for more than two decades.
Prior to joining academics, I worked in different newspapers and magazines for about two decades.
He is a recipient of three foreign scholarships – two British and one Canadian.
In 1982 he was awarded a Thomson Foundation Scholarship to do an advanced course in print journalism at London School of Printing, London, UK.
In 1989 he was awarded an FCO-University of Wales Postgraduate Research Scholarship for conducting the full-time doctoral research at Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. The Scholarship was for three years, i.e. from 1989 to 1992. His doctoral thesis is on Press Self-regulation: A Study of British and Indian Experience.
In 2001 he was awarded a Canadian government scholarship for undertaking his research at the Faculty of Film and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada. There he conducted research on press self-regulation in Ontario.
He was a member of the University Grants Commission’s expert committee which developed model curriculum in the discipline of Journalism and Mass Communication for Indian universities.
He also helped Indira Gandhi National Open University in launching its PG Diploma programme in Journalism and Mass Communication. He edited as well as wrote some course material for the programme.
His research papers, as well as his articles and research papers, have been published in different journals and publications in India and abroad.
His book A Study of Free Speech vs. Hate Speech was published by IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan. The university also awarded a fellowship for conducting research for the book.