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School of Media Studies
Department of Convergent Journalism
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Prof. (Dr) Shahid Rasool Professor & Dean

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Prof. (Dr) Shahid Rasool

Professor, Convergent Journalism, 

Dean, School of Media Studies, 

Director, Media and Public Relations Centre, Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal, Kashmir, J&K.


US Fulbright Fellow, Syracuse University, New York

Director, CEMCA, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada.

Director, EMRC, University of Kashmir

Media Advisor, University of Kashmir

State Coordinator, for UTs of J&K and Ladakh (for 70th year Celebrations of Indian Constitution)

Head, Media Education Research Centre, UoK.


Significant Academic Achievements

       US Fulbright fellow in Communication Technology; Ms in Communication, Syracuse University, USA.; Ph.D. Masters in Mass Communication and journalism, University of Kashmir, Srinagar

       32 years of experience in teaching, research, production, and direction of educational films/ e-Content and Multimedia. 

       Guided research at M.Phil. & PhD level at the University of Kashmir. Examiner for evaluation of PhD thesis and paper setter for entrance examinations .

       Authored 16 research papers/policy reports/articles, one Book, Produced and Directed over 300 ETV films including 5 National level Award Winning films.

       Chief editor of publications Journal Media Times, Weekly MERC Times and CEMCA Newsletter.

       Chief Producer weekly QUEST –Video Digest on DD Srinagar and weekly KURD –Radio Digest, AIR, Srinagar.

       Co-PI for development of e-Contents in 6 UG subjects -850 e-content/multimedia modules and over 1000 Learning Objects. development of MOOCs for CEC/MHRD under NME-ICT project.

       Member MHRD standing committee for econtent development and dth (SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha).

       Delivered lectures/keynote speeches at various places in the country and presented papers in various national/ international conferences in India and abroad.

       Organised over 20 workshops/film festivals/orientation programmes etc.  

       Provided consultancy to Universities/Colleges to launch UG/PG courses in mass communication and develop curriculum and infrastructure for the same.. Also guided EMRC’s across country, create infrastructure and develop programmes. 

       Member of various academic bodies at national level. The most recent is member UGC’s High Powered Academic Advisory Council on MOOCs; Expert on UGC SAP programme at CCMG, JMI University and Madras University; NAAC Subcommittee for developing a tool for assessment and accreditation of ODL institutions; and also Served as member on various selection committees for academic positions in various Universities in the country.

       Served as a member/chairperson on BOS/DRC/Academic Council and various committees at the university of Kashmir. Was instrumental to launch regular research programme at MERC, University of Kashmir

Administrative Experience

       Director, CEMCA (–a UN Diplomatic Mission in New Delhi for 8 Commonwealth Asian Countries), Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver Canada (From June 2016- May 2019)

       Director EMRC, University of Kashmir from June 2007 to May 2016 and June 2019 to July 2020 (Plus two years as in-charge 2005-07)

       HoD, MERC, University of Kashmir – April 2008 to January 2012.

       Academic Coordinator SIT –virtual classroom at KU.

       Executive Director, for 2 year for BBC-WST project for promoting social affairs reporting.

       Chairman/member –media advisory committee/central purchase committee etc. at KU for over 15 years.

       Chairman CEC/UGC committee for revision of staffing pattern of CEC and MCs and Chairman DPC CEC. Member board of management of various media centres.

       Member governing council/governing board/technical advisory committee, finance committee, coordination committee of cec/ugc.

       Member on UGC committee for sanction and establishment of new media centres in india

       Member on development of guidelines for outsourcing e-contents at CEC/UGC

       Member of Standing Committee for development of e-Content and DTH Channels at MHRD.

       Member on UGC’s High Power Academic Advisory Council, to consider and approve the course Coordinators and MOOCs proposals


My Mission: “To light candles of knowledge everywhere”