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Resume/ Profile : Advisory Board - Media and Harmony Chair

           Profile : Advisory Board - Media and Harmony Chair      

Father’s name:Late Amiya Kanti Mitra
Date of Birth:September 5, 1939

Educational Qualification: M. A. in Modern History and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism both from Calcutta University.

Proficient in reading, writing & speaking in Bengali,  Hindi & English.

Worked in Hindusthan Samachar (News Agency) as Sub Editor from 1962 to 1966.

Joined JUGANTAR, a Bengali daily of Calcutta, as Sub Editor on 01.03.1969 and
Continued till 31.12.1980.

Joined AAJKAAL, another Bengali daily of Calcutta, as Chief Sub Editor on 15.01.1981 and subsequently promoted to the post of Senior Assistant Editor. Retired from this
Newspaper on 05.09.1999.

I was Editor of Swastika, a Bengali news-weekly for two and half years and left the newspaper in 2002.

From sixties to early eighties I was regularly Writing for Panchajanya, Organizer, Tarun Bharat (Pune & Nagpur) Yugadharma, Vivek, Rashtradeep, Aalok, Sadhana etc. My weekly Newsletter used to appear in these newspapers under the Title: “Purbanchal ki Chiththi”.

Regular feature writer in different newspaper & Magazines. Worked as Calcutta Correspondent of INEP (India News in European Project, Brussels)

Guest Lecturer in Journalism in Calcutta University since 1993. Joined EIILM as Associate Dean of Mass Communication Department but left this job in March, 2006. Worked as Lecturer on contact in the department of Journalism & Mass Communication of TECHNO INDIA. Working as  Visiting Lecturer in Central University of Jharkhand, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Benaras Hindu University, Makhanla Chaturvedi University for Journalism & Mass Communication, Bhopal (M.P.),  IIMC (Dhenkanal,Orissa), Pune University, etc.
Trade Union Activities                
Involved in trade union movement of Journalism Since 1972.
Member, Palekar Award Implementation Committee, Government of India, 1985-86.
Member, Newsprint Advisory Committee, Government of India, 1989-90.
Member, Central Press Accreditation Committee, Government of India, 1993-95.
President, West Bengal Union of Journalists, Affiliated to NUJ (I), 1990-92, 2000-02 & 2008---
Secretary General, National Union of Journalists (India) 1996-98.
Member, Press Council of India, 1998-2001.
Member, Central Board of Film Certification, (Popularly known as Film Censor Board), 2004-05
Foreign countries like U.K, U.S.A., Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Thailand, Italy & Bangladesh on different assignments.

Received “Nachiketa Samman” for excellence in Journalism from hands of Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India in 2001.

Received Mumbai-based “Bapurao Lele” award for Journalism from Shri Ashok Singhal in 2005.

Done on “Changing Trends in Bengali JournalismSince Independence” under Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrakarita Aur Sanchar Visvavidyalaya, Bhopal, in 2001                                                       
Four Books. All in Bengali.
Jailed for three months for protesting against Censorship of print media during Internal Emergency of 1975 promulgated by the then  Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

Address: 13/B, S. N. Chatterjee Road, Kolkata-700038.
Phone: 033-2446-3318, 0-93310-95198, E-Mail

Born on October 1, 1940
Academic Qualification
M.A. (English Literature), Harisingh Gaur University, Sagar
M.A. (Linguistics), Pt. Ravishankar Shukal University, Raipur
Professional Experience :
After a brief stint of two years in English teaching switched over to journalism in Hindi as
well as in English.
From April 1966 to November 1982 worked in regional Hind and English newspaper as
Assistant Editor
From April 1966 to March 1974 Yugdharma Hindi Daily, Raipur.
From April 1, 1974 to Dec 31, 1979 M.P. Chronicle (Now Central Chronicle) English Daily,
January 1980 to September 1982 Lok Swar, Hindi Daily, Bilaspur.
Chandigarh from January 1, 1983 to December 1988.
Joined Bhaskar Group of Newspapers on January 5, 1989 to take‐up field work, recruit
editorial staff and to select correspondents in all the districts of Chhattisgarh region for
launching a Hindi Editor of Dainik Bhaskar from Raipur. Worked with the group till
October 1989. It’s the edition was stalled because of some legal dispute left by October
Worked as Executive Editor Sunday Observer (Hindi Edition) New Delhi from November4
1, 1989 to October 31, 1992.
Worked as Editor Dainik Bhaskar, Raipur edition from July 1, 1993 to February 2001.
Worked Editorial Adviser till December 2001
Worked for two years as Resident Editor of The Hitavada, English Daily in its Raipur
edition 2001‐2003.
Edited literary and cultural Hindi monthly magazine Santulan from January 2004 to
December 2005.
Joined as Director, Chhattisgarh Rajya Hindi Granth Academy, Raipur 2006 and working
till date.
Was nominated by Govt. of India a Governing council member of Film and Television
Institute of India, Pune for a period of three years.
Was nominated by Governor of Chhattisgarh Member Executive Committee of Pt.
Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Pt. Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Bilaspur
and Member of Governing Council MATS University, Raipur.
Besh Journalist

N K Singh, 

General Secretary, Broadcast Editors’ Association (BEA)
 A little over three years ago nearly a dozen editors sat together and pondered over what ails Indian electronic news  media. This happened as a sequel to the then impending threat that under pressure from the public and politicians alike, the Government was contemplating to bring in a legislation to “shackle media into submission”. We got our acts together and cautioned the government against any such move which would be repugnant to democratic principles. Thus came into existence  the Broadcast Editors’ Association (BEA) . The body is committed to improving the content so as to make the profession and the electronic media a tool to positive change in society. But the BEA feels given the strong wasted interested the task is difficult though not insurmountable. I am its General Secretary.

At present I write articles on socio-political issues in country’s major newspapers and appear on news channels as political commentator and analyst.  

Over 33 years in journalism at various positions and with three newspapers besides ETV and Sadhna News. For over two decades I remained a field reporter for-- National herald, The Pioneer and Newstime/Eenadu -- English and Telugu dailies in various capacities like reporter, senior reporter, chief reporter, Chief Sub-Editor and Senior Special Correspondent. I have been in electronic journalism for over a decade as bureau chief and was the Political Editor of ETV—an organization with 12 regional channels including four Hindi channels and am now the editor of Sadhna News. I have acquainted myself deeply with almost all departments of journalism and production. I have remained involved in launching of most of the media ventures of both The Pioneer and the Eenadu/ETV group. Since I functioned as the senior-most person in the editorial set-up for all 12 –channels-- and thereby held a position next to Chairman-- my job entailed recruitment, training and directions related to editorial affairs.

I covered some major events on foreign soil. My investigative story written immediately after December 6, 1992 Babri demolition titled “The order that changed the course in Ayodhya events” found mention in various Central Government documents including white paper. It also found mention in subsequent parliamentary debates. Some of my stories did result in change of a few flawed Government rules and regulations. I stayed with lepers in a lepers’ home for a few days to do to a story on their plight and psychology. It was widely read and reacted upon. 

In my 33 years of professional career, I stayed with The National Herald for five Years, The Pioneer for Ten years, and Eenadu/ETV group for 16 years and at the Sadhna News. I do not believe in job-hopping because the set-ups I have worked for gave my utmost satisfaction and I also reciprocated the gesture with hard work, professional acumen and required loyalty.

Educational Qualification          M.A. (Philosophy) with Eng. Lit. and Sanskrit Lit.
                                                   at graduation level  

Ratan Mani Lal

Senior Journalist
Former Editor, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
& The Times of India, Lucknow

Ratan Mani Lal is a Journalist with more than 36 years’ standing in major English and Hindi newspapers, a television commentator, a media academician and an expert on contemporary subjects. He is a highly respected citizen of Lucknow in view of his focus on quality, human values, helpfulness and compassion. He is a prolific writer in many newspapers and magazines.

His opinion is highly regarded in view of his wide-ranging experience in the media industry and a clear, unbiased view of socio-political developments. He has been a highly active figure in the social scenario of the state, having been responsible for the landmark constitution of the Monitoring Committee on Civic Amenities in Lucknow. He is the recipient of Maulana Mohd Ali Jauhar Award for Excellence in Journalism and for promoting Social Harmony in 1999.

Professional Career

Newspapers -
Editor (Lucknow) - Hindustan Times, The Times of India,
Editor - Dainik Bhaskar (Bhopal, Chhattisgarh)
Previously worked - Free Press Journal, The Pioneer, National Herald

Television -
Expert commentator on socio-political issues for channels such as NDTV India, NDTV 24X7, ETV Uttar Pradesh, News Express, Aaj Tak, Sahara Samay, Mahua News Line, CNEB and other agencies.

Academics –
Founder-Director of the School of Mass Communication in the Jaipuria Institute of Management
Conducted training programmes for CSRI-NBRI, NTPC, NABARD, BIRD, Lucknow Management Association, IGNOU, Lucknow University, Kushabhau Thakre Journalism and Mass Communication University, Raipur, All India Radio, Doordarshan. Created audio/video teaching material for Govt. of India’s National Mission for Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT)

Social work-
A series of reports written by him led the formation of the High Court Monitoring Committee on Civic Affairs in Lucknow that did landmark work to improve Lucknow from 1995 onwards.

Award for Excellence in Journalism by Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in 1994 presented by the then UP Governor Motilal Vora
Avadh Ratna Award in 2001
Aijaz Rizvi Memorial Award for Excellence in Journalism, presented by the then U P Governor Vishnu Kant Shastri in September 10, 2003
Teachers’ Day Honours by Lions Club International, 2005
Chairman of the Lucknow Chapter of Public Relations Society of India (PRSI)
Member of the Executive Committee of Lucknow Management Association (LMA) 2003-2007
Member of the Club of Lucknow (2005-2007)
Organised series of seminars on Right to Information in 2006

Education and background-

He completed M.Sc. from Lucknow University in 1975 and in 1976 joined the famed newspaper National Herald, under the Editorship of legendary Editor, (late) M.C. Chalapathi Rao in Lucknow.
Present assignment-
Heading Media & Communication Research Foundation (MCRF), handling media facilitation activities, publication, training and media consultancy, regular writer of news analysis and editorial columns for Free Press Journal (Mumbai), Governance Now, Lokayat (New Delhi), Press Vani (Jaipur) and others.

Personal details-
Age - 57 years (Date of birth September 24, 1955)
Address - 7/3, Dalibagh Colony, Tilak Marg, Lucknow-226001, U.P.

Professor S.K. Tewari
Dean (School of Mass Communication & Media Technology)
Head of the Department (Centre for Mass Communication)

Professor Santosh Kumar Tewari, M.Sc., LL.M. (both from Lucknow University), Ph.D. (in Journalism from Cardiff University, U.K.) is HOD and Dean of the School of Mass Communication and Media Technologies, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), Ranchi.. Before joining CUJ, he was HOD and Dean Faculty of Journalism and Communication, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), Vadodara. Prior to joining MSU he was Professor, founder Head of the Department of Mass Communication and founder Dean of the School of Information Sciences at the Assam Central University, Silchar, Assam; and before that he was Reader (Associate Professor) and Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
Prior to joining academics, he worked on different newspapers and magazines in New Delhi and Lucknow for more than one and a half decades.
He is also recipient of three foreign scholarships – two British and one Canadian.
In 1982 he was awarded a Thomson Foundation Scholarship to do an advanced course in print journalism at London School of Printing, London, UK.
In 1989 he was awarded an FCO-University of Wales Postgraduate Research Scholarship for conducting the full time doctoral research in Journalism at the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. The Scholarship was for three years, i.e. from 1989 to 1992.
In 2001 he was awarded a Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Fellowship for undertaking research at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
He was a member of the University Grants Commission’s expert committee which developed model curriculum in the discipline of Journalism and Mass Communication for Indian universities.
He also helped Indira Gandhi National Open University in launching its PG Diploma programme in Journalism and Mass Communication. He edited as well as wrote some course material for the programme.

He may be contacted on His mobile no. is: +91 8294921252; and postal address is: Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi - 835205.

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