Dr. Francis Arackal


Dr. Francis Arackal

 

Address: (Temporary [present address for correspondence])

Satya Nilaya, 4 M-512, HRBR 2nd Block Ext., Chelikere Ring Road, Kalyan Nagar P.O, Bengaluru – 560 043, Phone: 9916896520;9689160705, E-mail: franarac@live.com; farackal@gmail.com

Education:

Ph D.  2008.  St. Thomas University, Rome, “Investigative Reporting in India: The Case of The Indian Express.”

Ph L.  1994. St. Thomas University, Rome, Italy

M. A.  1990. University of Nagpur

Teaching Experience:

Professor (Full Time)                March 2009 to present

Gyandhara Institute of Philosophy, Orlim, Goa

Taught Philosophy of Being and Media Studies

Professor (Full Time)                June 2002 – January 2005

Gynadhara Institute of Philosophy, Nagpur, India

Taught History of Ancient and Mediaeval (Western) Philosophy.

Professor (Full Time)                June 1995 – March 1999

St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Taught Philosophy of Being, Philosophy of God and Media Education.

Guest Professor                         July 1999, November 1999, July 2000, November 2000 (A month    each)

St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Taught Philosophy of Being and Philosophy of God.

Visiting Professor                      May, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003 (A month       each)

Montfort College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Taught a condensed course on Philosophy of Being and Philosophy of God.

    September 1997 (A month)

Heralds of Goodnews College, Khammam, Andhara Pradesh, India

Taught Philosophy of Man (Rational Psychology).

Director, Media Courses          May - June 1997, 1998, 1999 (Two months each)

St. Francis De Sales College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Directed the whole course and taught Media Ethics.

Lecturer (Full Time)                June 1988 – March 1992

St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur, Maharashtra,  India

Taught Indian Systems of Philosophy and Philosophy of Man.

Director of Media Education  August – December 1997, 1998

High Schools in Nagpur Education District, Maharashtra, India

Directed media education programmes for High School students and taught Media education.

Publications:

Book

Thoughts for the Upper Room. Mumbai: St. Paul’s Publications, 2005, Pages: 344.

From the Upper Room to the Altar of the World. Mumbai: St. Paul’s Publications 2010, Pages: 317

The Indian Media: How Credible?Mumbai: Better Yourself Books 2010, Pages: 336

Articles                                      

Actions Speak Louder 

Are we living in the last days?

Beauty spots of Vidarbha

Diwali and the Symbolism of Light

Farewells and Farewell

General Elections 2004: For the Soul of India

India in Golden Year: The Great Divide

New Year is a time for resolutions

Significance of Diwali

The all-pervading presence of the Media

The Economic question in International Relations

The Legacy of Mother Teresa

The Saint of a Thousand Images

Towards a Spirituality beyond Religion

Towards real Freedom

Vidarbha – Haven for Wildlife

Professional Memberships:

The International Association for Media and Communication   Research (IAMCR).

Working group Media, Religion & Culture.

International Communication Association (ICA).

UCIP (Union Catholic International Press), based in Geneva.