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Pradeep Nair, Phd
Dean, School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media

Head, Department of Mass Communication and Electronic Media

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Biographical Information
Pradeep Nair (Ph.D., University of Lucknow) is presently the Associate Professor and Dean in School of Journalism, Mass Communication and New Media at Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala. He worked as Senior Scientist (Communication Research) at Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK-MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia before joining the Central University of Himachal Pradesh, where he coordinated the Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) and Post-Graduate Program in Development Communication. He worked with Amity School of Communication, Amity University as Assistant Professor (Reader Scale) and has coordinated the PG program in Mass Communication. He worked as lecturer with Kanpur University and has worked as a Faculty with University of Lucknow.

Pradeep started his career as a Communication Expert, with Directorate of Health, State of Uttar Pradesh in a National Health Program funded by World Health Organization and World Bank.

His teaching interests include New Communication Technologies, Communication Research, Development Communication, ICT based Health Governance, and Humanities and Social Science Interface with New Media. He has published on topics – participatory communication, health governance, media education and cost-effective communication technologies for development. His work has appeared in peer reviewed journals –Health Management (SAGE); Asia Pacific Media Educator (SAGE); Health and Technology (Springer); Social and Economic Development (ISEC); Educational Technology Development and Exchange; Eastern Anthropologist; Electronic Government; Indian Journal of Social Work.

Dr. Nair was appointed in the Editorial Board of International Peer Reviewed Journals – Asia Pacific Media Educator (APME) published by SAGE and University of Wollongong, Australia and Research in Health Science (RHS) published by Scholink Inc. USA. He was appointed as Reviewer for the peer-reviewed Journal Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning published by SAGE and Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), Washington DC and Inquiry published by SAGE and John Hopkins University, USA.

Peer Reviewed Published Work (2014-16)

  1. Nair, P. & Sharma, S. (2016). Tibetan Children in Exile: Institutions of Child Care. Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond, 3 (2): 215-222. DOI: 10.5958/2349-3011.2016.00016.5
  2. Nair, P. (2016). Children in India: Growing Young, Urbane and Liberal with Digital Games. Indian Anthropologist, 46 (1): 79-92.
  3. Sharma, S. & Nair, P. (2016). Democracy for a Territoryless and Stateless Polity: The Elections of Tibetans-in-Exile. Journal of Comparative Politics, 9 (2): 77-84.
  4. Nair, P., & Sharma, N. (2015). Ideological Neutrality (!) The Difficulty in Teaching Political Journalism to Students Who Want to Be Advocates. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 25 (2): 164-170. DOI: 10.1177/1326365X15604251 (SAGE & University of Wollongogn, Australia)
  5. Nair, Pradeep, Harikrishnan, B. & Sharma, N. (2015). Genesis and Dissemination: Some thoughts concerning Journalism as Knowledge. Journalism Education, 4 (1): 91-97. (Association for Journalism Education, UK - Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool)
  6. Nair, Pradeep & Sharma, N. (2015). Media Anthropology: an emerging discipline in India. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, 29 (1), 7-25.
  7. Nair, Pradeep & Harikrishnan, B. (2015). The Emerging Interface of Healthcare System and Mobile Communication Technologies. Health and Technology, 4 (4): 337-343. DOI 10.1007/s12553-014-0091-x (Springer and IUPESM).
  8. Nair, Pradeep & Mishra, Harsh. (2014). Mobile Advertising The Indian Perspective. In June Wei (Ed.) Mobile Electronic Commerce Foundations, Development and Applications (pp. 241-264). ISBN 978-1-4665-9090-8, DOI 10.1201/b17686-19, CRC Press -Taylor and Francis.
  9. Nair, P. & Sharma, N. (2014). Connect Exchange Programs: A Critical Component in Media Studies for Indian Media Schools. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 7 (1): 33-48. Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET), Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.
  10. Nair, Pradeep. (2014). Practising Cost-effective Connectivity Solutions for Rural Empowerment: A Case-study of AirJaldi Wireless Broadband Initiative at Dharamshala. Journal of Social and Economic Development, 16 (1): 37-58. (ISEC, Bangalore)
  11. Nair, Pradeep. (2014). ICT based Health Governance: The Indian Experience. Journal of Health Management, 13 (1), 25-40. DOI 10.1177/0972063413518678 (SAGE).

Work Phone: 91-1892-237285 Ext. 208
Work Email: pradeepnair@cuhimachal.ac.in