INAUGURATION of the JINDAL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & COMMUNICATION on 20 December 2016 at 5:00 pm at the India International Centre

05:00 pm – 06:00 pm Registration & Reception
06:00 pm – 06:10 pm Welcome Address and Introducing the Vision of JSJC
06:10 pm – 06:20 pm Inaugural Address
06:20 pm – 06:30 pm Special Address
06:30 pm – 06:40 pm Presidential Address
06:40 pm – 07:10 pm Distinguished Public Lecture
07:10 pm – 07:25 pm Discussion
07:25 pm – 07:30 pm Vote of Thanks
07:30 pm Dinner
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar
Founding Vice Chancellor
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
Professor Tom Goldstein
Professor & Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley Graduate School of
Journalism & Former Dean, Columbia Journalism School
Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal
Additional Secretary
University Grants Commission
Professor Peter H. Schuck
Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale University &
Chair, International Board of Advisors, JGU
Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai
Consulting Editor
India Today Group
Professor (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy

Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai
Professor Tom Goldstein
Professor Peter H. Schuck
Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal
Short Bios
Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist and author of the best-selling book, ‘2014: The Election that Changed
India’. With 26 years of journalistic experience in print and TV, Mr. Sardesai was Managing Editor of the NDTV
network before he set up the IBN 18 network with channels like CNN IBN as its Founder Editor. He began his career
with The Times of India and was the city editor of its Mumbai edition at the age of 26. He is presently a Consulting
Editor with the India Today Group and anchors a prime time show on India Today. Specialising in national
politics, Mr. Sardesai has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence including the prestigious Padma Shri
for Journalism in 2008, the International Broadcasters Award for coverage of the 2002 Gujarat riots, and the
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for 2007. He has also won the Asian Television Awards 2014 for
Best News Presenter in Asia for the coverage of the 2014 general elections. He has been News Anchor of the Year at
the Indian Television Academy for eight of the last ten years and his programme Big Fight won the Asian TV award
for best talk show twice in a row. He has been the President of the Editors Guild of India and was also chosen as a
Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000. Mr. Sardesai writes a fortnightly column
across several newspapers, including the Hindustan Times. An Oxford blue at cricket, he completed his Masters
and LLB from Oxford University after graduating in economics from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.

Professor Tom Goldstein

Professor Tom Goldstein is a professor of Journalism and director of the Media Studies Program at the University
of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He was also Chairman of the Admissions Committee for
the entire university at Berkeley during 2014-16. He has been a journalism educator for more than 20 years, first at
the University of Florida, then at Berkeley (where he served as dean from 1988 to 1996) and finally at Columbia
(where he served as dean from 1997 to 2002). Goldstein worked as a reporter at AP, Newsday, The Wall Street
Journal and The New York Times. He was press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward Koch. Goldstein has
written “The News at Any Cost,” “A Two-Faced Press” and co-authored “The Lawyers Guide to Writing Well.” He
edited “Killing the Messenger: 100 years of Press Criticism.” Goldstein is a graduate of Yale and Columbia’s law
school and journalism school. He is the West Coast editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. He has held visiting
professorships at Harvard and Stanford universities. He served as a Member of the Pulitzer Prize Board (1997-
2002) and Chair of the Dupont Columbia Prize for Broadcast Journalism.
Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal

Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) has been a Fulbright scholar
and holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. She has more than
three decades of experience in higher education, in the fields of policy planning and human resource
management. Dr. Mittal served as the Vice Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya (BPS), the
first university for rural women in North India. Dr. Mittal has presented her academic work in conferences and
faculty exchanges around the world, including North America and Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia. Dr.
Mittal has been a member of several committees and professional bodies including: Programme Advisory Board
and HRM Network Steering Committee on Human Resource Management of the Association of Commonwealth
Universities, London; Pay Review Committee for University and College teachers; Kerala State Council for Higher
Education; Rehabilitation Council of India; Haryana State Council for Higher Education; and Haryana
Innovation Council. She has published numerous papers, articles, and reports on issues relating to higher
education and women’s empowerment in national and international journals.

Professor Peter H. Schuck

Professor Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University. He has held this
chair since 1984, served briefly as Deputy Dean of the Law School, and took emeritus status in 2009. He is also the
Member of the Governing Body of O.P. Jindal Global University, India. His major fields of teaching and research
are law and public policy; tort law; immigration, citizenship, and refugee law; groups, diversity, and law; and
administrative law. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 1979, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for
Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977-79), Director of the
Washington Office of Consumers Union (1972-77), and consultant to the Center for Study of Responsive Law
(1971-72). He also practised law in New York City (1965-68) and holds degrees from Cornell (B.A. 1962), Harvard
Law School (J.D. 1965), N.Y.U. Law School (LL.M. in International Law 1966), and Harvard University (M.A. in
Government 1969)
About JSJC
O.P. Jindal Global UniverThe vision of the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) is to build a world class
institution in India that offers opportunities for education, research and capacity building in
media and communication studies. The mission of JSJC is to create the next generation of leaders
in the fields of media, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions, corporations and academic
institutions. In 2017, JSJC will offer a B.A. (Hons.) (Media & Communication) programme, which
gives students a rigorous understanding of journalism across print, broadcast, radio and new
media platforms. The programme will train students to read, think, write, visualise, produce, edit,
rewrite and ideate as journalists, editors, web editors, TV producers and anchors on global
problems and issues. JSJC will offer an M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) in 2019.
About JGU
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the
Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU was
established as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal in memory
of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. Recently, the O.P. Jindal Global University has been awarded the
highest grade ‘A’ by the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC). The mission of JGU
is to promote global courses, global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global
collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. JGU is situated on an 80-acre
state of the art residential campus. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:13
faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from different parts of the world with
outstanding academic qualifications and experience. JGU is a research intensive University,
which has established several research centres. JGU has established six schools: Jindal Global
Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs
(JSIA), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), Jindal School of Liberal Arts &
Humanities (JSLH), and Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC).
By Teennews1 Network Team

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