Senior journalist and former IIMC general director Professor K G Suresh was appointed vice chancellor of the National University of Journalism and Communication of Bhopal, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, an institution funded by the Madhya Pradesh government, on Monday.
Professor Suresh was appointed by Prime Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in his capacity as Chairman of the University’s General Council for four years.
Suresh is currently Dean of the School of Modern Media at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) in Dehradun. Previously, he was Director General of the Indian Institute for Mass Communication (IIMC) – the country’s premier media training facility. and also as a senior consultant editor at the public broadcaster Doordarshan News. Suresh is a member of the academic council of the renowned Jawaharlal Nehru University. Society of the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata and Research Committee of the Indian Council for Social Science Research.
He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Delhi School of Journalism at Delhi University. Academic Council, Central University of Himachal Pradesh and Abanindranath Tagore School of Creative Arts and Communication Studies, Assam University, Silchar.