Dr. Debarati Dhar has done her doctoral thesis on New Media and Gerontology. She completed a research orientation programme at the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University, Wales, UK (2015) under UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership Programme. She has presented papers in a number of national and international conferences/ seminars and also participated in various national consultation programmes and workshops. She has several publications in reputed journals under her name. She has also been a part of the UGC Epg-Pathshala Project/ 2017/ under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India and has authored 27 modules for Media and Communication Studies. She has also prepared online teaching-learning material for Refresher Programme in Teaching under UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Dr. Dhar has research interest in the areas of New Media and Society, Ageing Studies, Development Communication, Media and Creative Industry.