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Profile : Advisory Board - Media and Harmony Chair
ASIM KUMAR MITRA
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 15.01.1981and 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
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.
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,
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
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,
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
• From April 1966 to March 1974 Yugdharma Hindi
• 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
• 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
• Worked for two years as Resident Editor
of The Hitavada, English Daily in its Raipur
• Edited literary and cultural Hindi
monthly magazine Santulan from January 2004 to
• Joined as Director, Chhattisgarh Rajya
Hindi Granth Academy, Raipur 2006 and working
• 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)
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
At present I write articles on socio-political issues in country’s
major newspapers and appear on news channels as political commentator and
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.
M.A. (Philosophy) with Eng. Lit. and Sanskrit Lit.
at graduation level
Ratan Mani Lal
Former Editor, Hindustan Times,
& The Times of India,
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.
Editor (Lucknow) - Hindustan
Times, The Times of India,
Editor - Dainik Bhaskar
Previously worked - Free Press
Journal, The Pioneer, National Herald
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
His mobile no. is: +91 8294921252; and
postal address is: Centre for Mass Communication, Central University of
Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi - 835205.