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Date of Birth July 2nd 1961
Sex Male
Present Position Press Relations Officer and
Part time Faculty Member in the Department of
Journalism and Mass Communication,
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
Phone: + 910891 754871 Ext.317.
Fax : + 910891 755547
Mailing Address Dr. Ramakrishna Challa, Ph.D.
L 7, University Quarters,
Visakhapatnam 530 017.
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Ph.: + 910891 746976
Fax: + 910891 706712
Email: ChaIla39@Yahoo.Com
Passport Particulars PASSPORT NO. A3960812
Republic of India
Date of Issue 16 10 1997
Ph.D. Thesis "Historical Perspective of Freedom of
Press with Reference to India An
Analytical study"
Area of Specialization Media Studies, Editing, Reporting,
Developmental Journalism, Media Laws,
Public Relations, History of Journalism
and Print Journalism.

Press Freedom in India: A Historical
View, (Andhra University Press and
Publications with U.G.C. financial
assistance) (in Press)
Articles Above 30 Articles
Experience Part time Faculty Member in the
Departament of Journalism and Mass
Communication, Andhra University since 1995.
Press Relations Officer, Andhra
University since 1993.
Staff Reporter, Deccan Chronicle, English
Daily, from 1987 - 1993.
Teaching Experience Teaching as a Part time Faculty Member in
the Department of Journalism and Mass
Communication, Andhra University, since
Guiding the students of MJMC in bringing
out lab Journals and also dissertations.
Journalistic Experience Worked as Journalist (Staff Reporter Cum
Sub Editor) in Deccan Chronicle,
Visakhapatnam (1987 1993).
Academic Qualifications 2000 : Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University.

1997 : Qualified in SLET (State Level Eligibility Test) for Lecturership in Journalism, conducted by Andhra Pradesh College Service Commission.

1994 : Master of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC), Andhra University.

1993 : Master of Arts in Political Science, Andhra University.

1990 : Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations (PGDPR), Andhra Pradesh State Open University.

1987 : Bachelor of Law (B.L.), Andhra University.

1982 : Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Nagarjuna University.
Research Experience Over 6 years (Guiding Post Graduate Students of Journalism and Mass Communiction for dissertations).
Conferences & Seminars
"Role of Press in THbal Development",
October 27 28, 1991, Organised by the
Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists.

"PR and Press". Organised by Public
Relations Society of India, 1992.

"Trends in Journalism". Jointly organised by the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University and Vizag Journalists' Forum, 1993.

"Entry of Foreign Newspapers into India and its Impact", Jointly organised by Andhra University and Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists.

Acted as Resource Person in group discussion on the role of PR in NSS during 35th Orientation Training for National Service Scheme Programme Officers Organised by Andhra University.

Participated in the National Public Relations Conference of Public Relations Society of India, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1995.

Participated in the Three day Workshop on "Professionalism in Journalism", February 3 5, 1996, Organised by the Indian Institute of Professional Studies and Vizag Journalists' Forum.

Participated in the National Conference of the Public Relations Society of India Ooty, February, 1997.

Participated in one day Seminar on "PR and Media" Organised by PRSI in Visakhapatnam on 30 11 1997.

Participated in the "Orientation Programme on Positive Approach and Communication Skills" organised by IPSM from 27 to 29 May, 2000.

Delivered a Lecture on "Historical Perspective of Press Freedom in India" at the Meeting of the Andhra University Research Forum on 16th October, 2000.
Memberships and Honorary
Positions in Professional Bodies , Member, Research Forum, Andhra University

Member, Board of Studies in Journalism & Mass Communication, Andhra, University.

Vice Chairman, Public Relations Society of India, Vizag Chapter.

Associate Editor, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Newsletter,

Founder Member, Vizag Journalists' Forum, Visakhapatnam.

Member, The Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism & Communications (CAEJAC).

Chairman, Communication & Journalism Research Forum, Andhra University.

Member, Railway Consultative Committee, Visakhapatnam Railway Station.

Secretary, Alumni Association of Journalism and Mass Communication, Andhra University.

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