Type search text      
Dr. Pradipto Bandyopadhyay presents his credentials...
Writer, Editor,Broadcaster,Administrator and  Communicator in the field, Dr. Pradipto(Pradip) Bandyopadhyay holds a Ph.D degree in Social Anthropology. He had initial  grounding and a Post-Graduate degree in English Literature, and so he brings multi-disciplinary approach in discussions and analyses on various cultural and social issues. He has over thirty four years of experience in various mass media units in India and abroad.

Essentially a Researcher and a Poet, Dr.Bandyopadhyay has developed special interest in Mass Media and Communication-its theory and application at the grassroots and vice versa.
Dr.Bandyopadhyay has performed Quasi-Judicial functions (1987- 1992) in the Central Vigilance Commission. He has a fair amount of knowledge of Rules,Regulations, Statutes and concerned legal provisions. He has also worked in the areas of Public Administration.
Dr.Bandyopadhyay has specialised in the tribal societies of several parts of North-eastern India and contributed to the understanding of the peculiar problems of transition and development in those societies. In fact, he is one of the few writers who have carried out research and written extensively on socio-cultural and related issues pertaining to his home state, West Bengal,North eastern states and the neighbouring country, Bangladesh.

NAME                                     -Dr. P.K. Bandyopadhyay

POST HELD RECENTLY     - Advisor, News Services Division, All India Radio, New Delhi
                                                   after superannuating as Director General,News Services
                                                   Division, All India Radio, New Delhi.
                                                   Press Registrar, Govt. Of India.

DATE OF BIRTH                  - 20th January, 1949 as obtained from the official  records.

PERMANENT                     a)-  Flat No. UD060704, Udita Complex,
ADDRESS                            1050/1 Survey Park,KOLKATA-700075.
.                                            b) Dakshinpara,
                                                      Via Pandooah
                                              District: Hooghly

E-MAIL                                -  bandyopk@yahoo.co.in

MOBILENo:                         - 09433337026/   09811188855
TelNo.                                 - 03324188472

EDUCATION              -  B.A (Honours in English):
                                               -  M.A. (English Literature)
                                               -  Ph.D. (Social Anthropology).
                                               -  Passed first and second level examinations in Sanskrit  
                                               -  Completed Executive Development Programme in
                                              IIPA,New Delhi.
                                               -  Completed training in Mass Communication    
                                               in the Indian  Institute of  Mass Communication, New Delhi.                          
                                           - Completed training in Financial management and Auditing in  
                                               the Institute in Simla.

MEMBERSHIP:          Life member,North East India Council for Social Science  
                                       Research  (NEICSSR), Shillong.

Dr.Bandyopadhyay was born  in the farm house of  his maternal grandfather  at BAJEBUJONG village near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of West Bengal.He appeared at the Indian Administrative Service Etc, Examination in the year 1973 and on successful completion  he was allotted  Central Information Service(later christened Indian Information Service) in the year 1974.
Before joining Government Service Dr.Bandyopadhyay taught English language and Literature in two colleges under the University of North Bengal—Mathabhanga College in Coochbehar district  and Siliguri College in Dajeeling district.
                 As stated in the foregoing paragraphs, Dr. Bandyopadhyay has got interest in multiple areas and disciplines. .  He has an abiding interest in the northeastern states, mass media and communication studies,socio-anthropological subjects, History of Bengal, Folk Lore , Indology. Natha Cult, literature, poetry and music and Santali language. He has edited and reprinted some of the important books written by his Grand father, Dr. Prabhas Chandra Bandyopadhyay

During his long tenure in Government service  Dr.Bandyopadhyay advocated for greater media coordination both at the field and headquarters levels to ensure better impact. While working as Director General(News) in All India Radio his singular achievements include introduction of News Bulletins in BHOJPURI language from Gorakhpur and Varanasi Stations of All India Radio.  This was widely appreciated by the speakers of the language in India and abroad. He introduced many changes in content generation, format and in the process a lot of new initiatives in news broadcasting.  Even the number of news bulletins in various regional languages and dialects was increased at many AIR Stations throughout the length and breadth of the country. But the most significant initiative was perhaps the evolution of a comprehensive STYLE BOO for AIR News.

He runs a Trust in memory of his Grandfather, called PRABHAS CHANDRA MEMORIALTRUST FOR DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH to promote the ideas and lifetime achievements of Dr. Prabhas Chandra Bandyopadhyay. In different fields.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay has got several publications to his credit. Details available in the Link (Books)
           Dr. Bandyopadhyay joined the Indian Information Service (IIS) in 1974 after a teaching stint of about four years in English Literature in colleges under the University of North Bengal.He has had multi-media exposure as given below:
Worked in All India Radio ,General News Room, New Delhi as Asst. News Editor/ Correspondent upto November, 1976. During the  Period compiled News Bulletins and worked in the pool desks( Home and   Foreign). As Correspondent in New Delhi covered various events and functions.Duringthe period also compiled News Bulletins for Jalandhar Station of Doordarshan .In those days the bulletins were prepared in Delhi and sent to Jalandhar Station for telecast  

       Worked as Regional Officer ( North East), Directorate of Field Publicity in   Shillong from December 1976 to July 1980. During the said assignment , he  was in charge of Field Publicity Units spread over Assam,Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh. In addition to various administrative tasks, he was engaged in mass communication work at the Grassroots level in a multi-ethnic and multi-media situation.      
Was also the Chairman of the Inter- Media Publicity Coordination  Committee (IMPCC) for proper coordination and supervision of media activities in the Region.
Did special assignments of CONTENT ANALYSIS of newspapers in Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram at the behest of the Second Press Commission.
  Guest Speaker in a number of Institutes in the North Eastern Region on Mass  Media.
               Posted as Public Relations Officer with the Ministry of Defence in Shillong  from July 1980 to February,1984.
               Was responsible for multi-media coverage of defence assignments Including Internal security duties being carried out by the Army and the Air Force in various parts of the North East during the period.   In addition to routine coverage, conducting Press Parties, writing features etc., did various special assignments on defence activities specially in the border areas, and civic action programmes and air dropping operations by the Indian Air Force in hilly and inaccessible areas.
               Posted as Joint Director(Defence) in New Delhi from February 1984 to October1987. Many special media related assignments were handled.
   Contributed features/ background material on defence for the Armed  Forces Corner being published during the period in the Times of India; and the Hindu in all their editions once a month.
            Organised Doordarshan programmes on the Armed Forces being telecast by DDK, New Delhi under the heading’Sainikon Ke Liye’ .Important activities of the armed forces--Army, Navy, and the Air Force and the   Ministry of Defence were covered in the said programme.
Wrote scripts for these programmes.
          Worked as Coordinator for the Special Army Day Number of ‘Sainik Samachar’, the Armed Forces Pictorial Weekly.  Also edited Sanik Samachar ,whenever the incumbent Editor in Chief was on leave .
Contributed a number of articles on defence matters in the said  Weekly both in English and Bengali.
          Posted as Commissioner for  Departmental Inquiries in the Central Vigilance  Commission from October 1987 to October 1992.
          During the said period heard a large number of disciplinary cases in various Government departments, public sector undertakings and nationalised Banks.
          Wrote more than 300 ( three hundred) judgements during the same period.  
           Delivered a large number of lectures and key-note addresses on vigilance matters , disciplinary proceedings and related legal aspects in various Institutes throughout the length and breadth of the country . This includes the Railway Staff Training College at Baroda.
          Also functioned as Media Coordinator for various events/ Seminars etc organised by the Central Vigilance Commission.
           While posted in the Press Information Bureau in New Delhi looked after various assignments which include photo publicity, features, graphic information,media feed-back, press clipping and vigilance work in the Organisation.                
          Delivered lectures on vigilance,evidence and related case laws and also mass media and communication on request from various Institutes.
          Posted as Director, Public Relations,Ministry of Railways (1994-95) The duties included media coverage in respect of the Ministry of Railways and various organisations under the Ministry.
           Special Correspondent of All India Radio and Doordarshan (later Prasar Bharati) and attached with  the Indian High Commission,Dhaka (October, 1995---May, 2000).
           Worked as Addl. Director General, News in the News services Division,All India Radio, New Delhi (June , 2000 to February, 2001).
          Posted as Addl. P.I.O, DPR Defence  Looked after the media work for the entire Defence Set-up including the  Armed Forces. Was administrative and publicity head of the twenty five Branch Offices under the DPR Set-Up (February 2001 to August,2003).
  Posted as Addl. P.I.O./ Dy. D.G.,PIB, Kolkata. Responsible for media work in
respect of the Central Ministries and Organisations (2004-06).
Chairman of the Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee ( IMPCC), West Bengal Region.                
Organised several Public Information Campaigns (PIC) in the region        
12)  PRESS REGISTRAR, Registrar of Newspapers. Govt.Of INDIA.
Worked as Director General (News),All India Radio, New Delhi from December-2006 to January-2009.
Also  posted as Advisor, News Services Division, All India Radio, in New Delhi.
from February to June 2009.
           Attended and participated in a number of international Seminars on Mass Media,Reporting and Media Ethics in Dhaka and Kolkata.
           Looked after media coverage of ESCAP International conference in New Delhi in1994.
           Delivered a lecture on Media Ethics at a seminar organised by P.R.S.I in Guwahati in 2002.
          Delivered Samar Basu Memorial Lecture in Kolkata in Sept.2007.
           Was Chief Guest at a Seminar on Globalisation and Media in the department of Mass Communication in the University of North Bengal ( 2010).
           Was Chief Guest at a Seminar on Communication and Development in Assam University , Silchar, Assam (2011).
GUEST SPEAKER:  ( in different sessions)
a)    University of Calcutta (Departmentof Journalism)
b)    University of Burdwan (Department of Journalismand Mass Communication)
c)    Vishwabharati University,Santiniketan (Deptt. of Journalism & Mass Communication).
d)    NorthEastern Hill University (NEHU), Deptt. Of Continuing Education.
e)    Indian Institute of  Mass Communication , New Delhi
f)     Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi and Kolkata Branches.at different sessions
g)    Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad,Kolkata

P K Bandyopadhyay

Lecture at Delhi

AIR Workshop, Kolkata The Chairman, Press Council, Justice G. N. Roy, the Director General (News), All India Radio, Dr. P. K. Bandyopadhyay, Head of the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Calcutta, Dr. Tapati Basu and the former Director General (News), All India Radio, Shri D. C. Bhowmick at the inaugural session of Orientation Workshop for the Pass-time Correspondents of Prasar Bharati (West Bengal Zone) and PIB, Kolkata on September 17, 2007.

Page: 1 of 1