Former DG of IIMC K. G. Suresh Joins Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication as Emeritus Professor - WorldHRDiary

August 19, 2019

Former DG of IIMC K. G. Suresh Joins Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication as Emeritus Professor

New Delhi, India, August 19, 2019- Delhi-based Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC), a prominent name for media and mass communication studies in India, has appointed K. G. Suresh as Professor Emeritus. Prof. K. G. Suresh, an active media professional with over three decades of professional experience, has hold responsible positions at reputed media organisations, industries and academic institutions.

Prof. K. G. Suresh
Prof. K. G. Suresh has worked as Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication; Senior Consulting Editor with Doordarshan News, India’s public news broadcaster; Editorial Consultant with Asianet News Network; Chief Political Correspondent with Press Trust of India and Group Media Advisor to Dalmia Bharat Enterprises Ltd.

As DG, IIMC, Prof Suresh gave a major push to Indian language journalism at the institution by introducing Marathi and Malayalam Journalism from its Amravati, Maharashtra and Kottayam, Kerala campus respectively, besides upgrading the certificate programme in Urdu at Delhi campus to a full-fledged Post Graduate Diploma Programme. In collaboration with the Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, IIMC has now introduced a three month Advanced Certificate Programme in Sanskrit Journalism.

Prof Suresh is also Member of the Academic Council and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Society of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute.

As Senior Consulting Editor with Doordarshan News, Prof Suresh played a pivotal role in introducing innovative programmes including Speed News, Vaartavali- The world’s first Sanskrit Television News Magazine, Good News India – positive news from across the country, India First – A strategy and defence based programme and ‘Do Touk’ – a political debating platform, besides DD’s first android enabled App.

Serving PTI in different capacities for over a decade including as Chief Crime Reporter, Deputy Chief Reporter, Special Correspondent and Chief Political Correspondent, Prof Suresh has travelled across India and the world to cover developments.

Prof. Suresh is also a Resource Person for the Training Programmes at Indian Institute of Public Administration, Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education, Delhi University, National Institute of Disaster Management & Indian Aviation Academy.

With a rich professional cross media experience of about three decades, Prof Suresh is the recipient of Prem Bhatia Fellowship for Research in Media by Young Journalists. A post-Graduate in Mass Communications, Prof Suresh successfully completed a Public Health Journalism Experiential Course at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

A TEDx Speaker, Prof Suresh was a Member of the prestigious feature film jury & non-fiction jury of Indian Panorama 2018 & 2017 respectively for the International Film Festival of India, headed by well known film makers Rahul Rawail & Sudhir Mishra, Feature film section of National Film Awards Jury 2017 headed by noted film maker Priyadarshan and the Chairman of its Northern Regional Jury. Suresh was on the international jury for the Plural+ International Youth Video Festival 2012, organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organisation for Migration. He was the first Indian to be nominated as a jury since the inception of the festival in 2009.

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