Student Profiles

Department of Media Sciences
College of Engineering, Guindy
Anna University, Chennai, India

Dr I Arul Aram MSc,MPhil, PhD, PDF (London), FICER
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
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Phone: 91-44-2235 8231, 91-9789072466

Dr. I. Arul Aram was the Coordinator of M.Sc. (Science and Technology Communication) in the Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, Chennai. He held additional charge as Director of UGC's Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) in 2010-2011. He headed the Dept. of Media Sciences in 2012-2014. He is formerly a Chief Sub-Editor with The Hindu newspaper. He had also served as the President of the Madras Press Club. He has been a resource person for UNESCO training programmes on Media. He had presented papers in several national and international conferences, and published 81 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 (Lambert Academic Publishing 2011). He specializes in the areas of Environmental Science, science communication, and communicating climate change. He has done peace-building courses from Transcend Peace University, Romania, and Eastern Mennonite University, USA. He was a post-doctoral fellow of the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Environmental Research. He now teaches Environmental Science and Climate Change in Anna University.