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Rev Dr Richard Rego SJ

Associate Professor,

Faculty Details

Academic Degree Subject University Address of the University Rank/ Medals
Postdoctoral Research Communication and Journalism Seattle University Washington, USA
Postdoctoral Research Communication and Journalism University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
PhD Kannada Cinema Pune University India
MA Film and TV Studies University of Warwick United Kingdom
MS Communication MS Communication Bangalore University India
PG Diploma Details
Programme Name Main Subject University Name Start Date End Date Mark / Grade Obtained
PGDCA (Computer Application) Computer Application St Joseph's College 01-05-2014 01-05-2015 -
PhD Details
Title of Thesis University / Institution University Address Date of Registration Date of Completion Details of papers published Current Status
Themes, concerns, and Values in the Films of Girish Kasaravalli pune India 01-06-2005 01-05-2008 NIL Awarded
Title Journal Name Year DOI/URL Your authorial position How many authors Clarivate IF
What's Up and What's Down: The Use of WhatsApp and its Influence on Family, Friends, and Relations Himachal Pradesh University Journal. 2021 1st and corresponding 1
Media Education for Democracy in India Communication Today 2021 1st and corresponding 1
Nationalism, Online Slug-fests and the Secular: The Use of Facebook and Contested Constitutional Ideals Reinventing Nationalism, Secularism & Plurality: Media Discourses & Deconstruction. 2019 1st and corresponding 1
Changing Forms and Platforms of Misogyny: Sexual Harassment of Women Journalists on Twitter. Media Watch 2018 1st and corresponding 1
Identity, Alterity and Social Media: Coercing Silence Journal of Dharma 2018 1st and corresponding 1
The Role of Print Media in Building a Democratic Society: A Case Study of the News Coverage of Burhan Wani Killing in Kashmir Communication & Journalism Research 2017 1st 2
New media technologies in teaching and learning in higher education Media Watch 2017 1st and corresponding 1
Casteism in Girish Kasaravalli's Films Journal of Creative Communications 2013 1st and corresponding 1
Title of Project Category Level Department Current Status Principal Investigator Funding Agency Project Start Date Project End Date Amount
Use of new media technologies in higher education Minor National Communication Completed REV DR RICHARD REGO SJ BJES 01-06-2015 31-05-2016 10,178 INR
Communication needs of a local community in Mangalore Major National Communication Completed REV DR RICHARD REGO SJ Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society 01-06-2007 31-05-2008 100,000 INR
Utilization of Media Content in Enhancing the Information Level of Students in Secondary Schools Major National Communication Completed REV DR RICHARD REGO SJ UGC - Major Research Project 01-06-2007 31-05-2009 4,08,200 INR
Konkani Communities in Golden Karnataka: Cultural Celebrations (Konkani) Major National Communication Completed REV DR RICHARD REGO SJ Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Govt of Karnataka 01-06-2006 31-05-2007 7,06,915 INR
Title of Paper Title of Seminar/Conference Organized by Level Start Date Place Country Duration
Regional Media and Language Diversity of Karnataka Pre-Seminar Christ (Deemed-to-be-University; Bangalore) National 23-05-2023 Bangalore India One day
EDUCATION IN PERIL- ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS OF KARNATAKA All India Save Education - Karnataka committee's webinar - National 15-02-2022 Bangalore India One day
Participation (Seminar, Conference, Workshop)
Title of Event Type of Event Level Organized by Start Date Place Duration
Reigniting the Research Spark: Exploring New Methodologies and Perspectives Others National St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai 15-03-2021 Mumbai (online) Six days
International Awareness on Misinformation: Intervention Strategies and Ideas Seminar National University of Calicut, Kerala 19-02-2021 Two days
National Workshop on Research Methodology Workshop National Girls P.G. College of Excellence, Sagar (MP) 01-02-2021 Seven days
• 18 Cognitive Biases that Cloud our Decision Others National Surendranath College for Women, West Bengal 28-11-2020 -
Research Methods in Social Sciences Workshop National St Joseph’s College Autonomous, Bengaluru 07-10-2020 -
Excellence in Peer Review: How to be an Effective Peer Reviewer Training Program National Taylor & Francis Reviewer Training Network 18-09-2020 -
Writing Research Proposal and Handling Qualitative Research Data Using RQDA and Deducer Text Others National Nodal Office, Christ (Deemed-to-be-University), Thiruvananthapuram 11-04-2020 Thiruvananthapuram Three Days
Membership (Research body/Professional Association)
Name of the Body Position Level Start Date End Date Any other Information
Board of Studies, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) Member, Board of Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Others 01-05-2022 31-05-2024 Nominee of Bangalore University (North)
Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Karnataka Expert Committee Member, Syllabus formation for Visual Communication under NEP(K) State 01-05-2021 31-05-2024
Board of Studies, Jyothi Nivas College (Autonomous) Member, Board of Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Others 01-05-2020 Nominee of Bangalore University (Central)
Board of Studies, Goa University Member, Board of Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Others 01-05-2019
Board of Studies, Christ (Deemed-to-be-University) Member, Board of Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Others 01-05-2018
Awards, Achievements
Name of Fellowship/ Award/Achievement Level Awarded by Place Date Duration of Fellowship
Founder-Director, Institute of Communication & Media Studies Others St Joseph's College Autonomous Bengaluru 01-06-2021 -
Chair, Academic and Administrative Audit Others St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Bangalore 01-05-2021 One year
Former HOD, Dept of Communication Others St Joseph’s College & St Aloysius College Bengaluru 01-06-2020 -
IIAS Associateship National Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla 01-05-2018
Visiting Professor International Seattle University Washington, USA 01-01-2016
Launched two UG and one PG Programmes Others St Joseph’s College Bengaluru 01-05-2014
Founder-Director, Research Centre Others St Joseph’s College Autonomous Bengaluru 01-05-2014 Six years
Academic Visitor International University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom 01-05-2013
Established Community Radio SARANG 107.8FM - St Aloysius College Community Radio (2009) Others St Aloysius College Bangalore 01-05-2009 Three years
Established Post Graduate Department of Communication at St Aloysius College Others St Aloysius College Bangalore 01-06-2008
Library Fellowship National Centre for the Study of Culture & Society (CSCS) Bengaluru, India 01-05-2007
Guideship Details
Serial Number Name of the Candidate Department University Title of the thesis Date of Award of Degree
201812 Ms. Lekshmi Vimala Communication NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Previous Experience
Designation Institution Name Start Date End Date
Associate Professor St Aloysius College 08-01-2001 04-01-2014
Faculty Development Program
Title of Event Type of Event Level Organized by Place Date From Date To
Re-igniting the Research Spark: Exploring New Methodologies and Perspectives FDPs attended Online St Xavier’s College, Mumbai Mumbai 15-03-2021 20-03-2021
Research Methodology in Social Sciences Refresher Courses HRDC HRDC, Kumaon University, Nainital. (Offline) Nainital 10-10-2018 02-11-2018
Communication for Development FDPs attended HRDC UGC-HRDC at Dept of Journalism & Communication, Guahati University, Assam with UNICEF Guahati University, Assam 23-10-2017 12-11-2017

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