Science Writing Consultant, Current Science, October 2015 – Present
Writing a one page column titled In “This Issue”, contributing to other sections of the multi-disciplinary journal published from Bangalore, organising workshops on science writing
In-charge, Science Media Centre, Indian Institute of science Education and Research, Pune. 2011 June – June 2014
Capacity building of students, faculty, scientists and broadcast professionals to communicate scientific content through various mass media (print, radio, television and internet). Production of materials for popularizing and teaching science and for training future scientists.
Programme Manager, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2004 November – July 2010
Formulating projects to make the broadcast sector in the Asia-Pacific region more vibrant, responsive and responsible. Helping the Institute access funds for executing projects. Organising and conducting training workshops for broadcasters in member countries. Organising seminars and conferences related to issues in Broadcasting.
Joint Director (Software) Consortium for Educational Communication, NSC Campus, New Delhi. 1996 – 2004
Co-ordination and facilitation of educational TV productions in 17 media centres distributed in various universities and academic institutions in India. Supervision of scheduling and packaging of the programmes for telecast as UGC’s Countrywide Classroom through the National Network, Doordarshan. Organising and conducting workshops to improve productions and packaging quality.
Producer, Turning Point, Times Television, Times of India group. 1994 – 1996
Conceptualization, Design, Script editing, Supervision and Guidance to Production Staff to produce the popular science serial, Turning Point
Chief Producer, Medical Television, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi. 1989 -1990
Scripting, Directing and Production Co-ordination and Supervision of other Producers for producing programmes for continuing medical education, training of paramedics and patient education.
Director, Post Graduate Diploma Course in Science Journalism, MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.1988-1989
Formulation of Syllabus, Co-ordination of Guest Lectures, Teaching, Guiding students in Practical Work, Setting Questions, Evaluation.
Chief Producer, Jain Studios, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi. 1986 -1987
Scripting, directing and producing TV programmes. Interacting with clients. Coordination, Supervision and Guidance to Producers and other employees of the Studio.
Producer TV, Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi – 25. 1984 –1986
Interacting with subject experts, developing scripts, shooting and editing TV programmes for the UGC-INSAT transmission intended for enriching undergraduate education.
Professional Expertise beyond designations:
I have been working on a freelance basis, for some years – as can be seen from the gaps in the employment history given above. So besides the administrative and managerial skills developed by playing the designated roles, I have academic interests and experience in project formulation, management and execution. The details are given in other pages in the site.