Bidu Bhusan Dash

Dr. Bidu Bhusan Dash, PhD is trained as an academician from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (PhD), Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (MPhil) and Utkal University (Masters). He has worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune during 2016-17, Academic Associate in Communication Area of Indian Institute of Management Kashipur during 2013-16 and Communication Expert in ActionAid India, Bhubaneswar during 2007-08. He has extensively done fieldworks in backward regions of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra during various research assignments. He has published his research papers in Asia Pacific Media Educator, Journal of Development Communication and other international repute publications. He has also presented his research papers in the International Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands), University of Kelaniya (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Indian Institute of Advanced Study (Shimla, India) and University of Warwick (Warwick, United Kingdom). He was CRY National Child Rights Research Fellow (2013-14) and Charles Wallace Fellow at SOAS, University of London (2015-16). Dr Dash’s research interest includes Development Communication, Communications Management and Media in everyday life.

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Educational Qualification
MA, MPhil, PhD

Research Interests
Community Media, Social Media and New Movements, Journalism Education in South Asia

Administrative Responsibility
Student Affairs & Extra-curricular Activities, Research, Events

Awards & Honours
Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at SOAS, University of London in 2016

Board of Studies Member at Ravenshaw University and Fakir Mohan University, Member of All India Media and Communication Association (AICMA)
Journals/Conferences :
Dash, B. B. (2015). Community Radio Movement: An Unending Struggle in India. The Journal of Development Communication, 26(1), 88-94. ISSN: 0128-3863.
Dash, B. B. (2014). Decency Movement (Sovaniya Andolan): Timeless movement from Odisha, India. Journal of Social Sciences – Sri Lanka, 6(3), 155-168.
Dash, B. B. (2013). Temple Entry in Odisha by the Dalit: An Ethnographic Study of Media Articulation. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 23(1), 63-84. ISSN: 1326-365X.
Satpathy, B. & Dash, B. B. (2011). Community Forestry and Sustainable Livelihood in Rural India: A Critical Review. Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies, 9(2), 4339-4351. ISSN: 0973-8444.

Books :
Dash, B. B. (2021). ‘Dalits and Adivasis in Community Radio: Understanding Representation and Participation in Bundelkhand’. In F. Ullah, A. Monteiro & K. P. Jayasankar (Eds.) Unheard Voices, Unseen Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India. New Delhi: Sage. ISBN: 978-93-91138-46-2.
Dash, B. B. (2020). ‘Grassroots Democracy via community radio: a case study in rural India’. In K. K. Malik & V. Pavarola (Eds.) Reclaiming the Airwaves: A Handbook on Community Radio in South Asia (pp. 253-265). New Delhi: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-55853-3.
Dash, B. B. & Islam, K. M. B. (2018).‘The Delhi Rape Case: The Role of Social Media in Protests and Policy Change’. In J. Dee (Ed.) From Tahrir Square to Ferguson: Social Networks as Facilitators of Social Movements. New York: Peter Lang. Pp. 357-368. ISBN: 9781433129391.
Dash, B. B. (2015). ‘Exploring Media Life of Saharia Tribe in Bundelkhand’. In Y. S. Sisodia & T. K. Dalapati (Eds.) Development and Discontent in Tribal India. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, pp. 299-308. ISBN: 978-81-316-0731-2.

Newsletter Articles
Dash, B. B. (2018). Two major communities, one community radio station: Sagor Giri. CR News, 9(2). Retrieved from
Dash, B. B. (2016). Going Desi in London. CR News, 7(2), 2.
Dash, B. B. (2014). KVK for Farmer, CRSs for Farmer’s Family. CR News, 5(3), 8.
Dash, B. B. (2013). Lavanya Lives Her Dream as RJ in Radio Active. CR News, 4 (3), 2.
Dash, B. B. (2013). Pantnagar Janvani- Not Just A Farmer’s Radio. CR News, 4 (2), 9.
Dash, B. B. (2012). Bikesh’s Dream and Nazir’s Reality. CR News, 3(2), 9.

Working Paper
Arora, V., Malik, K. K., Pavarala, V., Dash, B. B. & Bhatnagar, N. (2017). Working Paper on Documentation, Research and Evaluation. In Strengthening Community Radio in India: A National Consultation. Hyderabad: UNESCO Chair on Community Media.