Kanta Kaveri Sonowal

Kanta Kaveri Sonowal
Kanta Kaveri Sonowal
Assistant Professor
Journalism & Mass Communication



  • M. A. Communication and Journalism, Gauhat University
  • Ph. D: Pursuing, Topic: Women in the Profession of Journalism in Assam
  • Others: UGC-NET (June 2012) in Journalism and Mass Communication

Academic Performance Indicator

  1. Attended Workshop on Development of Self Learning Materials (SLM) for Open and Distance Learning organized by Tezpur University on 6-7 March, 2018
  2. Written SLM for M.A. Mass Communication, Module III & IV: Introduction to Communication and Media, Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL), Tezpur University
  3. Presented paper entitled Christian Missionaries, Printing Press and Communication under British Administration in Assam, during the National Seminar: Revisiting Colonial Assam, organized by Department of History, Dibrugarh University on March 29-30, 2018
  4. Presented paper entitled Impact of Electronic Media on School Going Children during the National Seminar on Media Literacy in the Age of Convergence organized by Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University on January 30-31, 2017
  5. Presented a paper on Impact of Traditional and Folk Media in the National Seminar on Communication for Development: Scope, Strategies and Policies organized by Department of Communication and Journalism, Gauhati University in association with UNICEF held on September 29-October 1, 2016 at Gauhati University
  6. Presented paper entitled ‘Transition of Women: A Sociological Study about New Dress Habits of Girls Students in Higher Learning Institutes in Assam’ during  National Seminar on Transformation from Tradition to Modernisation: Need of the Day for Change and Development’ organised by Tinsukia Commerce college on 24th and 25th September, 2016
  7. Participated Seven-day Research Methodology course organized by Department of Sociology, Dibrugarh University from May 23-29, 2016
  8. Presented paper on Gender inequality and development during the National Seminar on Poverty, Inequality, and Economic Development in India organized by Department of Economics, Dibrugarh University on 29th March, 2016
  9. UGC sponsored Refresher Course (Inter Disciplinary) under HRD Centre Allahabad University from January 9-29, 2016; Grade Achieved: A
  10. UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Media Studies & Governance securing ‘Grade A’, organized by UGC- Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi from January 10-31, 2015
  11. Presented Paper on ICT in Higher Education during the National Seminar organized by Department of Education, Dibrugarh University on April 29-30, 2015
  12. Presented Paper on Performing Arts in an era of Globalization during the International Seminar organized by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts, Dibrugarh University on February 23-25, 2015
  13. Presented a Paper  titled Ethics in Marketing in the National Seminar held on 13th & 14th February, 2015 on Ethics in Management: Trends & issues organized by Centre for Management Studies, Dibrugarh University
  14. Presented a Paper on Media of North East India-Prospect and Challenges in the National Seminar organized by Dept. of Communication & Journalism, Gauhati University & Media Management and Research Association, Guwahati in association with DIPR, Assam held on November 29-30, 2014 at Gauhati University

Administrative assignments (at present)

  1. Warden New Girls Hostel (N.G.H.), Dibrugarh University (DU)
  2. Member, Hostel Management Committee, DU
  3. Member, Wardens Council, DU             


  1. Mentor, MAMC student (2015-2017) from Zambia, Harriet Mwinga
  2. Editor, DU Gazette (biannual publication of Dibrugarh University) Autumn issue 2015

Previous Experience (Teaching)

  1. Assistant Professor, Mass Media, Jaipur National University (JNU), Rajasthan Feb.2014- Sep., 2014

Previous Experience (Non-Teaching)

  1. Assistant Warden, SADTM Campus,  JNU, Rajasthan  Feb.-Sep. 2014                                                         

Experience in Print and Broadcast Media

  1. Monitor, Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India I.P. Estate, New Delhi  Sep. 2012- March 2013
  2. Casual News Reader cum Translator, All India Radio, Delhi, Aug. 2011-2014
  3. Casual News Analyst cum Reporter and Translator, PIB, Guwahati 2007 – June 2012
  4. Staff Reporter, The Sentinel (a Guwahati based English daily) May 2009-May 2010  
  5. Worked as a casual Production Assistant for PPC (NE) Doordarshan, Guwahati   Sep.2007-Oct.2007  
  6. Participation in News based Programmes (Live & Recorded) of DDK & PPC, Guwahati

International exposure

  1. Experience of working as a Media Work Room Supervisor, Press   Operation, Commonwealth Games, Delhi 2010, employed by Press  Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India  Sep. 1-Oct. 15, 2010

Media Fellowship (2009):

  1. From ACTIONAID in association with Guwahati Press Club to Study on Climate  Change and Disaster Risk Reduction                                                                                                                        

Resource person

  1. Talk shows in Doordarshan Kendra, Dibrugarh
  2. Career based programs, All India Radio, Dibrugarh

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