Association of Development Communication

Association of Development Communication

Association of Development Communication (ADC) is based in India and is the first of its kind multilateral forum in a developing country. It has evolved by adapting to the dynamics of the communication ecosystem – both nationally and globally. Nurtured and furthered by eminent communication scientists across the country, its activities are designed, planned, and executed by a team of enthusiastic researchers and academicians. The Association intends to become an international body through networking with communication professionals from across the world.

National Seminar

The Association in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, and UNESCO Chair on Community Media,  University of Hyderabad organized a National Seminar on August 27 – 28th 2019

Our Action Points


To mobilize the global communication and media community

to discuss and promote Development Communication.

To create an impact on a broad range of development communication fields

covering among others, the promotion of media pluralism, development of community media and organizations, and training of media professionals in development communication.

To realize effective development communication projects

that empower people to gain equitable access to knowledge and express themselves through free and pluralistic media.

Life Member

Annual Member

Student Member

Institutional Member

Be Part of The Change

An ADC Membership will benefit you in many way

Experts With Vision

Our Members

The members are leading academicians and researchers in the domain of communication. They have an average experience of over two decades and are engaged with multiple consulting activities enriching their expertise in the domain.


late Dr. Binod Agrawal

Binod C. Agrawal, (PhD-Anthropology,1970 University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA) is a …


Dr. Arbind Sinha

Dr. Arbind Sinha, M.Sc. (Anthropology), Ph.D. (Sociology) is currently Advisor at MICA, Ahmedabad where he …


Dr. Vinod Pandey

Dr. Vinod Kumar Pandey, a Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is Professor in Department …


Dr. Pradeep Mallik

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Mallik is Professor and Head of Department, Literature …

Joint Secreatary Gujarat

Dr. Ruchi Tewari

Dr Ruchi Tewari holds a PhD in communication management and has been teaching, training …


Prof. Manisha Pathak-Shelat

Manisha Pathak-Shelat, a PhD in Mass Communication from the University …


Dr. Punita Harne

Dr. Punita Arun Harne holds M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree in Journalism from Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad …


Dr. Komal H Shah

Dr. Komal H Shah (Ph.D., UGC-NET, Masters in Development Communication) is an Assistant Professor at the …