Professor, Dept. of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai-25
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Dr. I. Arul Aram is Professor, Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai. He was Director of UGC's Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) during 2010-2011. He headed the Department of Media Sciences during 2012-2014. He was coordinator of M.Sc. (Science and Technology Communication) offered with the support of DST.
He is formerly a Chief Sub-Editor with The Hindu newspaper, in Chennai and in New Delhi. He had also served as the President of the Madras Press Club. He has been a resource person for UNESCO training programmes on Media in Jaffna. He had presented papers in several national and international conferences, and published 138 papers. He has published five books: Television in Education (Orient Longman 1993), Understanding News Media (Vijay Nicole 2006), Understanding Development Communication (Media House 2007), Media, Technology and Society (UELCI-ISPCK 2008), and Communication Strategies for Coastal Communities (Academic Publishing 2011).
He specializes in the areas of Environmental Communication, and Communicating Climate Change. He was a post-doctoral fellow of the London School of Economics. Sixteen scholars have gained their Ph.D. under his supervision. He had undertaken projects funded by UKIERI, UGC, UNICEF, UNESCO, MHRD, IGCAR, ICSSR, DST and ISRO.