Prof. Shivaji Sarkar
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
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.
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
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 travelled widely and participated in many international conferences and