Historic Collaboration: Newspaper Association of India (NAI) and K.R. Mangalam University Join Forces for Academic and Research Enhancement

In a historic development, the Newspaper Association of India (NAI), the largest media organization in the country, and K.R. Mangalam University have formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to usher in a new era of academic and research collaboration. This groundbreaking partnership signifies a pivotal moment in the convergence of academia and journalism, with the aim of fortifying relationships between these distinguished institutions and facilitating joint initiatives in education and journalism.

Newspaper Association of India (NAI), founded in 1993, is a colossal media organization representing a diverse range of newspapers, journalists, owners, publishers, and editors from every corner of the country. With over 10,000 members across India, NAI has been dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the interests of journalists for nearly three decades. Their mission is to fortify the fourth pillar of democracy by standing alongside every journalist in the nation, addressing the unique challenges faced by the media industry. On the other hand, K.R. Mangalam University, authorized to award degrees under the UGC Act, 1956, is a prestigious state private university situated in Gurugram, Haryana, India.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was formalized in a ceremony attended by key representatives from both institutions. Dr. Vipin Gaur, General Secretary of Newspaper Association of India, along with Secretary Ananth Kumar and Executive Secretary Vikas Sharma, represented NAI, while K.R. Mangalam University was represented by C.S. Dubey, Vice-Chancellor, Praveen Mahajan, Registrar, and Dean Neeraj Khatri, among other faculty members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at KRMU.

The MoU outlines a comprehensive scope of collaboration across several key areas: Academic and Research Collaboration: This partnership will promote academic and research collaboration in areas of mutual interest, with the expectation of leading to collaborative research projects, joint publications, conferences, workshops, seminars, and more.

Research Collaboration: Faculty members from both institutions will engage in joint research activities, ensuring the proper administration of research projects and activities. Faculty Collaboration: Faculty exchange programs will be initiated, allowing professors and experts from both institutions to deliver guest lectures, organize Faculty Development Programs (FDPs), and jointly guide research projects.

This historic collaboration represents an important milestone in promoting synergy between the realms of education and journalism, facilitating growth, research, and knowledge sharing within India’s vibrant media landscape. Both K.R. Mangalam University and the Newspaper Association of India are dedicated to working together for the betterment of their respective communities and the nation as a whole. The MoU stands as a testament to the shared vision of both institutions, and it is anticipated to lead to transformative outcomes in academia and journalism in India.