Two Sikh academics awarded MCMC research grants

| Putrajaya, Malaysia | 12 Aug 2016 | Asia Samachar |
WELL DONE: (L-R) MCMC Academy director Ahmad Nasruddin Atiqullah Fakrullah, Dr Kiranjit Kaur, MCMC Adviser Mr Toh Swee Hoe and Dr Sarjit Singh – PHOTO / ASIA SAMACHAR

Two Sikh academicians from Malaysian universities have secured research grants from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Prof Dr Kiranjit Kaur from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Associate Prof Dr Sarjit Singh Gill from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will lead their respective research teams for the Networked Media Research Collaboration Programme (NMRCP).

“There were more than 100 entries. The selection process was pretty robust,” a person involved in the programme told Asia Samachar.

Prof  Kiranjit is Malaysia first  Professor in Public Relations in Malaysia. Dr Sarjit was one of the academics roped into an independent external committee to investigate the fiasco surrounding the faulty reference materials used in the teaching of “Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia” (Titas) subject at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) recently.

The award ceremony was held at MCMC office in Cyberjaya, Selangor, yesterday (11 Aug 2016).

NMRCP was established to enhance and promote knowledge and research in communication and social science research in the use of networked media and its impact on the population.

The programme is a collaborative initiative whereby the award of research grants to institutions of higher learning to conduct research in focus areas is undertaken with a view to generating the required knowledge resources to support policy and regulatory decision-making, according to information available at the MCMC website.

Prof Kiranjit will be researching on digital inclusion of marginalised communities and an audit of the Pusat Internet 1Malaysia.

Dr Sarjit, a social anthropologist, will look at developing an ICT model adoption and its impacts on cultural identity amongst the native people in Sabah.



PHOTO: (L-R) MCMC Academy director Ahmad Nasruddin Atiqullah Fakrullah, Dr Kiranjit Kaur, MCMC Adviser Mr Toh Swee Hoe and Dr Sarjit Singh 


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