Professor Nalin Mehta is Dean, School of Modern Media, UPES; President, EDGE Metaversity and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University Singapore. He is an award-winning political scientist, journalist and author who has held senior leadership positions in major media companies; international financing institutions like the Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland; taught and held research positions at universities and institutions in Australia (ANU, La Trobe University), Singapore (NUS), Switzerland (International Olympic Museum) and India (Shiv Nadar University, IIM Bangalore).
He was previously Executive Editor, The Times of India-Online, where he led a number of AI-led tech innovations to redefine digital news media. He has also served as Managing Editor, India Today (English TV channel) and Consulting Editor, The Times of India. Mehta is the author of six best-selling and critically acclaimed books. His latest book, The New BJP’, has been hailed as a ‘seminal’ work and remained No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists for 16 consecutive weeks in 2022. His other books include India on Television (winner of the Asian Publishing Award for Best Book on Asian Media, 2009), Behind a Billion Screens (Longlisted as Business Book of the Year, Tata Literature Live, 2015), and Dreams of a Billion (2020), co-authored with Boria Majumdar.