REV. DR. D. SAMUEL SOUNDARARAJ SINGH

Associate Professor
B.Com., B.D., M.Th., M.A.,(JMC) M.Phil., (JMC) B.L.I.S., Ph.D., (Annamalai University)
Church Affiliation: Church of South India - (Madras Diocese)
Contact Number: +919884238371
Email: dsamuels4@gmail.com

Biography:

Rev. Dr. D.  Samuel Sounderaraj Singh is an ordained presbyter of the Church of South India, Madras Diocese, currently fulfilling the role of Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Gurukul. With a rich tapestry of experiences, Dr. Samuel S. Singh has dedicated the past six years to the academic landscape of Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, contributing to the growth and development of knowledge in the communication field, holding the full responsibility of GLTC MEDIA and college website.

 Dr. Samuel S. Singh’s theological journey began with BD studies at Serampore College, Serampore, followed by an enriching pursuit of knowledge with an M.Th from Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai. His passion for communication led him to achieve M.A. and M.Phil degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication. He further solidified his academic standing by completing the PhD at Annamalai University as a regular research scholar, delving into the intricacies of Rural Mass.

Over two decades, Dr. Samuel S. Singh has honed his pedagogical skills, serving as a Lecturer at ITS, Avadi, and Southern Asia Christian College, Chennai. This extensive teaching experience has allowed him to mentor and guide numerous Post-Graduate students over the past six years. Dr. Samuel S. Singh’s doctoral research work, marked by its interdisciplinary approach, has made a significant contribution to the field of Rural Mass. The culmination of this effort was the conferment of the doctoral degree by the then esteemed Tamilnadu Governor, Banwarilal Purohit. Rev. Dr. Samuel S. Singh also takes pride in having presented papers and published articles in various national and international academic journals, showcasing his commitment to advancing scholarly discourse. He continues his theological journey in academic, remains dedicated to fostering a vibrant learning environment and nurturing the intellectual growth of seminary students and for the D.Min (Doctorate in Ministry, under Senate of Serampore College (University) Students as thesis guide. 

Research Interests

  1. Information and Communication Technology for Rural Development
  2. New Media 
  3. Journalism and
  4. Alternative Journalism

Academic Publications

  • Managing Climate Change in Rural Areas using ICT with reference to Thiruvallur District, Tamilnadu, International Journal of Management Research and Social Science, Vo;.1, Issue1, October-December 2014. ISSN 2394-6407. https://irdp.info/ijmrss
  • A Study on the Impact of ICT for Sustainable Rural Development in India, Indian Streams Research Journal, 4 Issue-12 Jan 2015. ISSN 2230-7850.mpact Factor : 5.1651 (UIF) [Yr. 2016] www.http//oldisrj.lbp.world. 
  • Use of ICT for Climate Change in Rural Areas with Reference to Vellannor Village, Thriuvallur District, Tamil Nadu-A Study, published in Global Climate Change: issues, challenges and policy implications, Government First Grade College, Malur, Karnataka, ISBN: 978-93-84869-69-4, Excel India Publishers, August, 2015, New Delhi 110067.

National Level Seminar Paper Presentations

  • Paper presented in Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapuram (A.P) on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: Challenges and Responses under the UGC, entitled Managing Climate Change Using ICT with reference to Kovilpadagai Village, Thrivuallur District, Tamilnadu. March 2014.
  • Paper presented in Annamalai University, Centre for Rural Development, ICSSR programme entitled GPS and its impact on Eco-Environment for sustainable rural Development special reference to Thiruvallur District. March, 2015.
  • Paper presented in the Department of Economics, Annamalai University on Challenges of Human Development in India, UGC-SAP-DRS-I, entitled ICT and Human Resource Development in Rural Areas, October, 2016.

Articles (Selected)

  1. Reclaiming Children’s Life in the Changing Media World, Gurukul Summer Institute, Gurukul Publications, 2019.
  2. New Media: A Caregiver for the Aged, in “Ageing Perspectival Explorations Towards Theo-gerontology”, Gurukul Publications, 2020.
  3. Computer-Mediated Competencies for Theological Education During Pandemic in “Pandemic and Faith”, Gurukul Publications, 2021.
  4. Information and Communication Technology: A Space for Emotional Wellbeing in “Emotional Wellbeing: Perspectival Explorations towards Theology of Emotion,” Gurukul Summer institute, Gurukul Publications, 2022. 
  5. Media Diversity in Indian Democracy, in Gurukul Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. XXVIII, October 2022. 
  6. Reimagining Coloniality: Re-minoritisation against Deminoritisation of Indigenous Religious Identities, Joint Authors, unpublished article for Gurukul Summer Institute, 2023.

National Level Research Methodology CERTIFICATES

  1. UGC Sponsored Research Methodology Interaction Programme for Research Scholars, University of Madras, February 2014.
  2. ICSSR Sponsored Research Methodology, Annamalai Univeristy, January 20014.
  3. National Institute of Rural Development Research Methodology, Hyderabad, May 2013.

Skills

  • Photography 
  • Camera Lighting & videography 
  • SPSS Software for Data Analysis