CUO is organizing a 2-day meeting on communication research

A two-day international workshop was organized by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Odisha Central University (CUO) here for PG students and researchers on December 14-15.

The workshop was opened by the Vice-Chancellor, CUO, Prof. SK Palita in the presence of visiting professors from the department, Prof. Akshay Rout and Prof. Sunil Kanta Behera. Chief I / C and Chairman Dr Pradosh Kumar Rath welcomed guests to the stage. Professor Palita in his inaugural address stressed the importance of organizing regular activities in the department to make students competent and employable.

Assistant Professor, DJMC and organizer of the international workshop, Dr Sourav Gupta, explained that the purpose of organizing the workshop was to expose students and researchers to the latest concepts and recent trends in research in communication and rigor associated with quality research.

Dr Gupta thanked Professor SK Palita for being the inspiration behind the workshop. Prof. Akshay Rout and Prof. SK Behera wished the workshop great success and said it was a good decision of the department to have a workshop of this magnitude with eminent resource people. Dr Sony Parhi, Faculty, DJMC proposed the vote of thanks for the inaugural session.

On December 14, Prof. Srinivas R Melkote, Emeritus Professor, School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, Ohio participated in a session on Quantitative and Qualitative Paradigms of Research, followed by a session by Prof. Vinod Pavarala , former dean and head of the department. of Communication, SN School and UNESCO Chair in Community Media, University of Hyderabad on Research Theory-Based Approach. The next day, Professor Biswajit Das, Founding Director, Center for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, gave a talk titled Imagining Research and Professor Mohan J Dutta, Dean, Professor and Director, CARE, Massey University, New Zealand spoke about the culture-centered approach. All sessions included a comprehensive interactive session between resource persons, faculty members and students.

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