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Dr. Aaqib Anwaar Butt

Assistant Professor, Mass Communication


Dr. Aaqib Anwaar Butt is an Assistant Professor in School of Art, Design and Media Studies at Sharda University. Dr. Aaqib holds a doctorate from Centre for Culture Media and Governance Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. A gold medalist in Masters in Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dr. Butt has served as a Research Fellow with Department of Science and Technology (DST) Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He has also been a research fellow with the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) and has worked on several ICSSR funded research projects. He has published several national and international papers and presented papers at various national and international conferences, seminars, research programmes across India. Dr. Butt has also contributed for e-PG pathshala- MOOCS programme of HRD ministry.

  • 4 Years
  • Ph.D.
Award & Recognition

  • Fellow Dept. of Science and Technology ( DST)- Govt. of India
  • Fellow Indian council for social science research- ICSSR
  • Gold Medalist in Master of Mass Communication- GGSIPU- New Delhi


  • Worked on ICSSR major project as Project Associate on Impact of social Networking Sites on Youth: A comparative Analysis of Impact of social networking sites on Youth in metro and remote areas.
  • Published paper in International Journal of communication development titled- “Media and Democracy: A comparative study of growth of television news media in India and Pakistan”. ISSN-2231-2498, Vol.8- January to June 2018 issue.
  • Published paper in International Journal of Information Movement titled “News Discourse and Politics: An Analysis of dawn Television news coverage on Jammu and Kashmir”Vol.2 Issue XII (April 2018). ISSN: 2456- 0553)
  • Published paper in International Journal of communication development titled “Media Habits of Youth, “A study on Media Habits of Jammu and Kashmir students studying in Delhi”. ISSN-2231-2498, Vol.2- July- September 2012 issue a UGC referred Journal
  • Working as a sub editor in International Journal of communication and development.
  • Working as a content writer for Media Youth and society subject under E pathshala Received Rajat Jayanti Vigyan sancharak Fellowship 2011 from the ministry of science and Technology for working on a project titled- Popularizing science among the youth in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of one year.


  • Wrote and presented paper titled News Diversity- Media and Politics,” A comparative study of ETV Urdu and DD Urdu” published in Souvenir a national seminar on Media Governance and Youth conducted by ICSSR in GGSIPU on 21-22 may 2013
  • Wrote and presented paper in International conference in Hyderabad titled “Media and representation- A critical discourse analysis of article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir” held on 17 and 18th march 2015.
  • Wrote and presented paper titled Representation in Urdu media in a national seminar on All India Media educators conference held in Rajasthan University Jaipur in the month of April 2015.
  • Presented a paper titled “Representation of Women in Television news” in a national seminar organized by Indian council for social science research at GGSIPU New Delhi in March 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled News Diversity-Media and Politics in national seminar on media, Governance and Youth sponsored by ICSSR held in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi.
  • Participated as a Rappoutoer in National workshop on Teaching Public Policy, Media and Law organized by Central University of Rajasthan in collaboration with CCMG Jamia Milia Islamia on 1st and 2nd November 2012 at Kishangarh Rajasthan.
  • Participated in ten days research methodology programme from 19th to 28th February 2013 by ICSSR
  • Participated in conference on Risk Communication and Development in Indian National Science Academy New Delhi held on 17-21 December 2012 as a former fellow with ministry of Science and Technology
  • Participated in International conference on ‘Contours of Media Governance- Teaching, Disciplinarity, Methodology
  • Participated in refresher course held in Jamia Milia Islamia as a organizing committee volunteer
  • Participated in International ten days training programme by UNDP on communication strategies for legal awareness for senior Govt. officials of Afghanistan from 23rd September to 4th October as rapporteur.
  • Participated in a research methodology workshop on MOOCS and e- Learning a first workshop on MOOCS in India held at GGSIP University New Delhi.

Area of Interest

  • Media and conflict
  • Television News Media and Public opinion Formation
  • News Media and Representation
  • Media and Democracy