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Francis Arackal, OP is a professor of Philosophy and Media. He has taught these subjects in many academic institutions and places of Religious formation. He was also a formator, spiritual director, writer, preacher, editor, parish priest, superior and director of Institute of Philosophy.

Academic Qualifications:       1. PhD in Social Sciences (specializing in Print Media) from the Gregorian and St. Thomas Universities in Rome in 2008. 2. Dip.J (Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism) from Griffith College, Dublin in 1995. 3. Ph L (Licentiate in Philosophy) from St. Thomas’ University, Rome in 1994. 4. M.A in Philosophy from Nagpur University in 1990. 5. BTh (Bachelor of Theology) from St. Thomas’ University, Rome in 1988.

Courses attended on Media:1. Certificate Course in Journalism conducted by Gokhale Institute of Communications & Media Studies and Research.2. Two credits course on Media Ethics from Gregorian University, Rome.3. A certificate course on Videography from Ishvani Kendra, Pune 4. Media Education course in Audio-visual and Film language organized by Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. 5. Seminar-Workshop on Audio-Visual Communications conducted by Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Commission ( KCBC) for Mass Media.

Professional Experience:1. Chairperson of the Department of Communications Media & Publications, St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur. 2. Professor of Media Studies at St. Charles’ Education Society, Nagpur.   3. Founder & Director of Catholic Media Forum (CMF), Nagpur. As Director of CMF conducted a Certificate Course in Journalism and Public Relations (three batches). 4. A month’s work experience in the Editing and Layout sections of an Irish Newspaper The Irish Catholic. 5. Went to Lisbon (Portugal) as a correspondent for The Irish Catholic. 6. Director Gyanadhara Institute of Philosophy, Candelem, Orlim, Salcette, Goa.

 

6. Contributes articles in periodicals such as The New Leader, The Catholic Times (London); in newspapers such as The Hitavada, Nagpur Times, Lokmat Times, The Indian Express, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Catholic. 7. Editor, The Christian Times, The Delhi Dominican, ICPA News, Managing Editor and consultant to Dominican Ashram and Carolian Sharing. 8. Joint Secretary, Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA). Editor, ICPA Newsletter.9. Member, SIGNIS INDIA (The Media body under the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India). 10. Visiting Lecturer at the National Institute of Social Communications Research and Training (NISCORT), New Delhi. 11. Director Gyandhara Institute of Philosophy.

 

Languages known:English, Malayalam, Hindi and Italian

 

Address:                                Satya Nilaya,

                                                4 M - 512, HRBR Second Block Ext.,

                                                Chelikere Ring Road

                                                Kalyan Nagar, P.O.

                                                Bengaluru - 560043

                                                Ph. 91-080-25437455

                                                Email: farackal@gmail.com ; franarac@live.com

 Organizations Founded:    Dominican Council of Youth (DCY) in India in July 1996. It is a Council of young people trying to live the Spirituality –Community, Prayer, Study and Mission - of the Dominican Order along with the other branches of the Order. It had six groups in Nagpur, Bangalore, Vaduthala, Dalmadi, New Delhi and Mumbai till 2004.

                                      Catholic Media Forum (CMF) in Nagpur in July 1997. It is an umbrella organization for all those lay people who are interested in  the Media and works in the Media.

Periodicals Founded:        DCY Voice in 1997, Christian Times in 1998 and The Delhi Dominican in 1999.

Websites Founded:             www.stdominicchurch.org ,

                                      www.veritasop.blogspot.com

Ministry Rendered:           Vocation Promoter for Kerala: 1988-1992

                                      Chaplain to Dominican Lay Association: 1988-1992

                                      Moderator for Seminarians: 1988-1992, 1995-1999

                                      Chairperson of Carolian Communication

                                      Centre:1995-1999

                                      Chairperson of Cultural Activities:1995-1999

                                      Promoter of Communications: 1996- 2004; 2008-

                                      National Co-ordinator, DCY: 1996-2002

                                      Professor of Philosophy St.Charles’:1988-1992,

                                      1995-1999

                                      Visiting professor of Philosophy: 1999-

                                      Parish Priest, St. Dominic’s Delhi: 1999-2002

                                      Superior, St. Dominic’s Delhi: 1999-2002

                                      Joint-Secretary, ICPA: 2001-2004

Books Published:             Thoughts for the Upper Room

                                      From the Upper Room to the Altar of the World

                                      The Indian Media: How Credible?

                                      

"I am the Way, the  Truth and the Life" - Jesus

   

 

 

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