Mervat Abou Oaf Received Guest of Honor Award from India's Chandigarh University

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Mervat Abou Oaf '88, '02, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, received a Guest of Honor Aaward of Recognition and Appreciation as a media scholar and expert at Chandigarh University's eight round of the International Faculty Development Program for media studies faculty.

Abou Oaf delivered a speech at the opening ceremony, hosted by India's Ministry of Education, and presented two sessions during the program: “What is Legal and What is Ethical in Digital Media,” and “Media Literacy in Contemporary Communication Practices in the Digital Age.”

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Abou Oaf also received a certificate for reviewing the Chandigarh University's  BA, MA, and PhD syllabi, programs, and the Media Studies Sector curricula.

Chandigarh University is among the youngest universities in India to be accredited with an A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, thereby reaching the top 5 percent of higher education institutions in the country. University programs have also received accreditation by India's National Board of Accreditation. The university became the youngest university in the world to achieve the best debut in the QS World University Rankings and is ranked third among Indian private institutions and 21st amongst all Indian universities that are ranked by QS.