Course author and teacher:
Dr. Suruchi Mazumdar

O. P. Jindal Global University - India

Big Data and Digital Media Reform in EU and India (Spring semester)

EURASIA Thematic Areas: EU Itself; Cultural Issues

Number of Credits: 4
Level: UG and PG


The course content has been elaborated as a result of Dr. Mazumdar’s participation in the second EURASIA training round held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 3rd - 12th December, 2018.
The course has been peer reviewed and validated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teodor Sedlarski, Faculty of Business, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
The course has been subjected to accreditation procedures at O. P. Jindal Global University - India and is prepared for piloting as a cross-listed elective course open to BA, MA, and PhD students from the Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC) - O. P. Jindal Global University – India.

Learning ObjectivesLearning Outcomes Envisaged teaching methods and techniques
• To get an understanding of media and politics in Europe and the challenges of digital media technologies;
• To get an overview of media policy and reform in EU and how such policies address global challenges in technology and big data;
• To gain an overall understanding of contemporary challenges to digital democracy on issues such as online disinformation for political purposes;
• To understand the responses of the EU to contemporary issues such as misinformation, privacy and data protection;
• To learn about the history of media pluralism and democracy in EU in a comparative perspective.
For students to develop their
• media literacy in relation to global challenges in the arena of the digital media and big data;
• critical comprehension and analytical skills;
• historical knowledge of media and digital development in the EU.
• Classroom lectures
• Select guest lectures on skype
• Film / documentary screening
• Student Presentations
• Class Debates and Discussions.