Dr. Durgesh Tripathi is the
founding faculty member of the University School of Mass Communication (USMC)
at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi. He has
completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Indian Council of Social Science
Research (ICSSR) in 2017. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Bhartendu
Harishchandra Award (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India)
for his academic contributions. His latest book is titled ‘Rethinking Media and
Socio-Cultural Change: India and the Globe in times of Pandemic’ (2021)
published by HP Hamilton Ltd., London, United Kingdom. ICSSR has also published
two books of his books on Media and Youth Studies. His MOOCs Course titled
‘Society and Media’ has been launched on SWAYAM Platform (Ministry of Education, Government of India) for the five
consecutive time. It is the only MOOCs Course launched by the Guru Gobind Singh
Indraprastha University, New Delhi under Government of NCT.
Recently, Dr. Tripathi has been associated with an international project titled ‘The Room Where It Happens’ aimed at imparting Media Literacy Skills to Gen Z duly sponsored by the US Department of State. Dr. Tripathi was among the very few Indian academicians selected for the project in 2021. His research contributions encompass seven major research projects with the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Four) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (Three). His latest project is titled ‘Open Education Resources and Impact Analysis: Study of Adaptive Learning Models Among Youth in Delhi’ (2021) was sponsored by ICSSR, Ministry of Education. He is the Co-Principal Investigator of ‘Communication and Media Studies’ for e-PG Pathshala, an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC.
Dr. Tripathi’s research interests include Communication Research, Youth Studies, New Media, and Political Participation. He has also been invited for extension lectures at Shanghai International University, China; Burapha University, Thailand; Hallym University, Seoul, The Republic of South Korea; University of Teknologi Mara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, University of Bonn, Germany. He has also chaired a session at the 4th European International Conference at Antalya, Turkey. Dr. Tripathi presented his understanding of Digital Media, Youth, and Political Participation at the House of Commons (Parliament of Britain, UK). He has presented his understanding at numerous universities across India and abroad including University of Luxembourg, Queen’s University, UK, University of Saint Louis, Brussels, Belgium, University of Oregon, USA, University of Liverpool, London, UK, University of York, American University, Washington DC, USA among others.
Dr. Tripathi has been
an ardent propagator of Online Education and Digital Inclusion in Higher
Education Institutions (HEIs) in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal 4
(Quality Education for All). He has conducted more than 50 workshops for the
Capacity Building of fellow academicians and research scholars in India and
abroad. His lectures focus on 3Ds of Online Education i.e., Design,
Development, and Delivery concept of MOOCs in prominent Higher Education
Institutions (HEIs) including NAAC, Bangalore; Jawaharlal Nehru University
(JNU), New Delhi; University of Delhi, New Delhi; MIT-ADT University, Pune,
Online University, Kyrgyzstan; Trinity University of Asia, Philippines; Asian
Congress for Media and Communication, New Zealand among others.