DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
MA: Journalism, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
Worked as: Journalist at Hindustan Times (MINT), The Indian Express, The Economist Intelligence Unit
I have chosen DCLead because:
Through my professional work over five years, I acquired intimate insights into the consequences of how issues of politics and information flow affect the human grassroots; being an active witness to the proliferation of digital media causing fundamental paradigm changes socially. The integral role played by digital media in forming public opinion has increased exponentially, and continues to escalate today. I chose the DCLead programme because of its comprehensive curriculum that will enable me to understand the interplay between changes and design of digital media technologies on the one hand, and transition in the ways the citizens adopt and use this media in their everyday life, on the other. I think the structure of the course will also allow me to pursue a focussed academic study on the interconnections between society, governance and communication. Furthermore, studying amongst other internationally represented Erasmus Mundus scholars will be invaluable for my contact with various cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.