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Dr Shahid Rasool, a former US Fulbright Fellow in Communication Technology (1998-99); M.S. from Syracuse University, USA joined as Director CEMCA on June 1st, 2016.
He has over 24 years of experience in teaching research, production, and direction of educational films besides development of e-Content. He has produced and directed over 300 films including 123 Educational Television, and produced and directed 5 National Award winning films. He has also co-ordinated development of around 500 e-content multimedia modules and over 1000 Learning Objects. Besides this, he has developed two MOOCs for CEC/MHRD under NME-ICT project.
His research papers have been published in reputed journals and he also authored a book titled: “Educational Television in India” along with various reports and policy papers for national level agencies. He has delivered lectures at various places in the country and abroad and presented papers in various national/ international conferences.
He has served as a member on various national level academic and professional bodies and consultative committees including being a member on prestigious Governing Board of CEC-UGC, Technical Advisory Committee of CEC and Expert Committee for e-Content and DTH at MHRD.
His areas of interest are Television and New Communication Technologies / Educational Technologies, Development and Delivery of OER and Media Studies.
He served University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), and the University of Kashmir in various capacities including Head of the Department of Mass Communication. He was Director EMMRC, for over 10 years, before joining CEMCA.