With a doctorate from Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Media, Dr Abhay Kumar Chawla is indeed an expert on New Media, teaching New Media at the SJMC.
He is also a visiting faculty in Delhi University where he teaches Mass communication. Dr Chawla has presented papers in national and international conferences on various aspects of media. He also writes for magazines and ezines on various disparate subjects. His journalistic endeavours also include running a magazine on ageing “NAVTIKA” and the starting the first News Website for Haryana in the year 2000.
Dr Chawla’s second area of competence is social development for which he had also been engaged as National Consultant with UNDP for a Green city project in Gurgaon as well as been a consultant with Haryana AIDS Control Society and Govt. of Haryana for the Total sanitation project of the Ministry of Rural Development.
He did his Electronics and Communications Engineering from the prestigious IIT Varanasi. After engineering, he worked in the Information Technology sector for a decade in companies like Tata Motors, Hewlett Packard and IBM in senior management positions.