Prof. Shivaji Sarkar is a combination of a professional journalist and media academician for over 40 years.
He was Course Director of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi for over 13 years of his 19 years. He retired from IIMC Delhi recently.
He was also course coordinator for Distance/Online/Broadcast programme of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi and associated with many universities. He had given IIMC the concept for making it university in 2008 and did many studies. He is in Board of Studies of many state and central universities.
His research presentation for Vivekanand International Foundation (VIF) on Cross Media Ownership virtually became the base paper for Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI).
He is witness to developments in Indian political and economic scenario for decades.
He has many news breaks including the oil finds in the country. He was Consultant to Hindusthan Samachar news agency.
His columns on politico-socio-economic issues are regularly read in over 40 newspapers across the country and appreciated for the vision it gives. He also writes in Hindi. He is expert commentator with All India Radio, Lok Sabha TV, Doordarshan, Gulf News, Voice of America, Deutsche Well Radio and Indo-Europe News Project of EU. As editor his books on Development of Security of Islands and Coastline and Demonetisation- A Historial Review,was widely appreciated.
He has held key positions in a number of newspapers including The Financial Express as Senior Editor and chief of national states’ bureau, National Herald, The Pioneer, and redesigned Patriot, and Northern India Patrika.
He has traveled widely and participated in many international conferences and workshops.