International e-Conference On “Media Education and National Education Policy-2020:A Trans-Disciplinary Global Perspective”

Organizer: Department of Mass Communication, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, India IN COLLABORATION WITH Department of Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
– University School of Mass Communication Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, – Department of Mass Communication, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, India , – Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, India

About the Conference

  • When: 15th -16th November 2021- Monday and Tuesday
  • Platform: Google Meet, Zoom
  • Free Registration
  • Call for Papers
  • Paper Presentation Awards

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Theme of the Conference

The Indian National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) outlines a new education system to keep pace with the rapid changes occurring in the world and knowledge landscape. Transformation of the education system is inevitable for a developing country like India. And, a vibrant media ecosystem is much needed to enable citizen participation in the development process. Providing a comprehensive framework from elementary to higher education along with vocational training in both rural and urban India, the NEP 2020 aims to transform India’s education system by 2040.
If media education in the country is to serve its purpose, it needs to be re-configured and re-contextualized in the ever-changing times and social needs to develop critical thinking based on Indian ethos. Such democratization of media education should focus on issues of marginality, communicative equality, power and justice, gender, caste and class hierarchies with the aim of charting new avenues in the study of social change communication. The proposed two-day international e-conference will have the following objectives along with the expected learning outcome for adding quality to media education and charting out its new pathways that are aligned with the visions of NEP 2020.


The proposed two-day International e-Conference on “Media Education and National Education Policy-2020: A Trans-Disciplinary Global Perspective” (MEDUNEP-2021) intends to sensitize the different stakeholders of a robust media education in India in the light of the visions envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020. This necessitates revisiting the media education scenario in the country. The specific objectives are:

  • a. To provide an academic platform to key stakeholders to assess problems and prospects of media education in India in the light of the visions envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020.
  • b. To revisit the history of media education in India and help craft a new future trajectory for high quality media literacy education keeping in tune with the reformative goals of the NEP 2020.
  • c. To review approaches to media education in terms of different parameters like courses, curricula and regulatory framework to help meet aspirations of younger generations of a global citizenry.
  • d. To identify key parameters for re-configuring and re-contextualizing media education in various sectors of society for social empowerment to help meet the needs of a nation pursuing self-reliance and global leadership.
  • e. To re-state media education with emphasis on communication for social change through integration of local community media and digital media thereby enhancing media literacy education.
  • f. To engage proactively the media educators, practitioners, academia and researchers as key stakeholders of quality media education for realizing the vision of the new NEP 2020 to evolve a self-reliant India.
  • g. To explore newer participatory perspectives communication education or media education related specifically to communication and social change.


The main theme of the MEDUNEP-2021 “Media Education and National Education Policy-2020 : A Trans-Disciplinary Global Perspective” aims to assess problems and prospects of media education in India in the light of the visions envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020. Apart from its main theme, the e-conference will cover aspects of media education in India and the following sub-themes:

  • Media Education and Research
  • Media Education and Knowledge Society
  • • Community Media and Education
  • • Media Education Quality
  • • Media Education and NEP 2020
  • • Media Education and Nation Building
  • • Media Education and Social Empowerment
  • • Education and Social Empowerment
  • • History of Media Education
  • • Future of Media Education
  • • Decolonization of Media Education Space
  • • Social inclusion and Plurality in Indian Media
  • • Media Education, Caste and Class hierarchies
  • • Media Education and Research in 21st Century
  • • Media Literacy: Imperatives and Challenges
  • • Indian News Media and Hypes
  • • Online Communication: Trends and Challenges
  • • Media Activism
  • • The Fake News Conundrum
  • • Media Education and Artificial Intelligence
  • • Media Education and Augmented /Virtual Realities
  • • Crony Journalism
  • • Media Framing & Priming
  • • Television TRP War
  • • Human Rights and Media
  • • Social Media: Boon or Bane
  • • Mass Media and Indigenous Knowledge System
  • • Marginalized Communities and Media
  • • Social Change Communication
  • • Communicative Equality
  • • Media Education, Power and Justice
  • • Gender and Media
  • • Media and Identity Politics
  • • Media and Youth Empowerment
  • • Vocal for Local: Multimedia Platform
  • • Digital and Online Advertising
  • • Digital Divide
  • • Digital India Campaign
  • • Health Communication
  • • Communication Rights
  • • Environmental Communication
  • • Media Education and Climate Change
  • • Media Education and Sustainable Development

Call for Papers

Papers intended for presentation along with an abstract of about 300 words containing title of the paper, Key Words, author(s) name(s) with affiliation(s), mobile number and email ID may be sent to the Convener via E-mail. Abstracts and Papers may be submitted at with a copy to

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration: Starts from 8 October (Friday), 2021
  • Last Date of Abstract Submission: 5 November (Friday), 2021
  • Intimation of Acceptance: 6 November (Saturday), 2021
  • Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: 14 November (Sunday), 2021
  • International e-Conference and Paper Presentations: 15-16 November (Monday and Tuesday), 2021

Instructions to the Authors, Paper Presenters and other Delegates

  • Every candidate interested in attending the e-conference has to ensure his or her registration as per dates specified.
  • Interested candidates across all the disciplines and professions would be allowed to participate in the e-conference
  • Every paper presenter will have to submit full paper to be shortlisted for the award. Selected papers will also be published in an edited Volume
  • Every paper presenter will have to submit paper in both the MS Word and PDF formats written in Times New Roman, 12 font size with space of 1.5 and APA reference style {word limit: 3000-4000 words}
  • Every candidate would be given 5 minutes for paper presentation and 5-minute discussion

Paper Presentation Awards

This International e-Conference also envisions recognizing the conscious efforts and contributions of the participants. These awards have been designed to induce positive reinforcement on the part of academia and researchers for an active and effective participation to the programme and thereby ensure quality of brainstorming and churning on the present status of media education in India for striving for quality media literacy in the country aligned with NEP 2020. A Review Team comprising senior academicians from host institution will ensure transparency and credibility in selecting deserving participants on specified parameters. All the full papers on the basis of their contents will be divided under following broad domains and three best papers (Full Papers and not just Abstracts) under each Domain will be recognized through following awards:

  • Domain: Media Literacy: Imperatives and Challenges

Title of Award: Media Visionary Award
No. of Award: 03

  • Domain: Media Education, Power and Justice

Title of Award: Eye Opener Award
No. of Award: 03

  • Domain: Decolonization of Media Education Space

Title of Award: Inclusive Media Education Award
No. of Award 03

  • Domain: Community Media and Education

Title of Award: Media Glocal Award
No. of Award: 03

  • Domain: Media Education and Vulnerable Sections

Title of Award: Right & Justice Award
No. of Award: 03

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