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Mr. Amitabh Ranjan

Gender : Male
Department : Communicative English And Media Studies
Educational qualification:
  • Masters in Economics (First Class) from Patna University
  • PG Diploma in Journalism (First Class) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi
  • UGC-NET qualified in Economics
Professional qualification:
  • 21 years in print journalism with newspapers like The Tribune (Chandigarh); The Indian Express (Chandigarh & Delhi); The Statesman (Delhi); Hindustan Times (Chandigarh & Delhi); and Today (The India Today Group, Delhi). The last position held was of Senior Editor, The Indian Express (Delhi)
  • Over two years with MSL, a PR firm, as Bihar Media Adviser for their account, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the largest philanthropic organisation in the world
  • Media consultant with Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna, for their two mega events – the Global Seminar marking 25 years of the Institute and the Global Seminar on Karl Marx
  • Helped develop and arrange content for the Bihar government’s projects like district gazetteers, an encyclopaedia of state’s flora, text panels for Patna and Bihar museums, etc.
Present engagement:
  • Guest Faculty with Patna Women’s College, Patna: Engage Honours classes in the Departments of Communicative English and Media Studies (CEMS) and Bachelor in Mass Communication (BMC). Also engage classes of add-on courses for Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Public Relations in the Department of Economics
  • Work as Chief Operating Officer of Extra-C, a registered NGO working in the field of promoting learning-based co-curricular activities across the country
  • Senior Adviser with Etchers Pvt Ltd, a public affairs and communication consultancy firm
  • Visiting faculty for Corporate Image Building and Crisis Management at the Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM), Ranchi
  • Write for the Book Review page of the Sunday edition of The Financial Express (FE Sunday)
Core strengths:
  • Media insight, a relic of looking after daily editions of newspapers and meeting deadlines
  • Editing (News, features, book drafts, etc.)
  • Page layout
  • Written communication (English)