Dr Mira K Desai
Name: Dr. Mira K. Desai
Organisation: SNDT Women's University
Role: Associate Professor
Mira is working as Associate Professor (Reader in Communication Technology) at the University Department of Extension Education, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai since July 1998. She has formal qualifications in Commerce, Development Communication, Distance Education, Extension Education, International Perspective in Participatory Research, Women’s Studies and gender and development. Her areas of interests are audience reception, research methodology, women’s studies / gender and development, sociology of technology and Indian television. She has professional experience in mainstream print (newspaper), television (researcher, scriptwriter and anchor), Internet (content provider), and alternate media (newsletter editor and documentary filmmaker) environments besides field experience in rural women’s empowerment programme for about five years before becoming an academician. She has held full time positions at DECU-ISRO, Mahila Samakhya Gujarat and EMRC Ahmedabad prior to joining SNDT Mumbai. Mira had received fellowships for participation in numerous national and international conferences and presented papers at IAMCR/AMIC/URAN/GCRA Conferences at Singapore, Barcelona/Spain, Sydney/Australia, Penang-Malaysia, and Manila-Philippines. She has number of publications to her credits including two books and Government of India recognition for her book manuscript for neo-literates besides being a member of University Grants Commission ninth plan review committee. She is a member for various academic professional bodies and one of the Vice Presidents of Global Communication Research Association.