K G Suresh Appointed As The Director General Of Indian Institute Of Mass Communication
Dated: March 31, 2016
K G Suresh has been appointed as the new Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication for a period of three years. The name of Suresh, who is now senior consulting editor with Doordashan news, was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.
Suresh, who has worked with the PTI, was a freelance journalist who had contributed columns to newspapers before his assignment with the Doordarshan and in-house publications. The post of IIMC DG fell vacant last November after Sunit Tandon completed his tenure.
After a selection process, the IB ministry forwarded Suresh’s name. But his candidature hit a roadblock after the Cabinet Secretariat reportedly opposed it, citing Suresh’s lack of “administrative experience”. The ministry’s view, however, appears to have prevailed with the ACC.
"It is a time that Indian Journalism is looking at innovations in the methods of training the new generation to cope with the challenges of Digital India! The need for speed in delivery of news is effecting the credibility. Basics of Journalism are often forgotten! The appointment of Mr. K.G. Suresh as the new Director General of IIMC will surely make a difference. I am sure that he will bring back the glory of IIMC in no time." said Mr. Shajan C Kumar, an expert in New Media Design.
IIMC considers communication as an imperative for development and is committed to serving society by providing world class teaching, training and research, thus preparing students to take on the challenges of a highly competitive world. IIMC training programmes have been tailored to meet the needs of developing countries and this is what makes IIMC different from other centres of mass communication training in this country and elsewhere. This also gives a different identity and character to our alumni.