Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (NCSTC)
DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Communication through Digital Media
21th century is the world of digital science. Internet/ Websites and
T.V. Channels are totally ruling the world. Any news can be
passed on to anywhere across the globe within seconds and the whole
society will react to that. In this scenario, there is a huge demand
for science writers who can communicate through digital media to
meet the requirements of this modern era. Availability of
softwares for film editing and other post production process
and the possibility of filmless recording using digital
cameras, make handling of audio-video, visual media quiet handy for
those with creative spirit. Equipping the young
graduates and journalists with effective skills of science reporting
and communicating through digital media has become highly necessary.
With this background, VidyaDeep Foundation has conducted
Five regional workshops
on Science Communication through Digital / Visual Media. Five
workshops were successfully completed at Satara, Nanded, Kolhapur,
Chiplun and Nashik. All these workshops are sponsored by National Council for Science &
Technology Communication, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
To train young
journalists and science graduates with the skills of science
communication in the Audio- Visual and
Digital Media. (Like TV, E-Journalism and
Web portal) and to encourage them to take
up career in this area.
To identify the
young science communicators in digital media and to give them in
depth training in popular science communication.
To arrange debates
and discussions with experts in the field of digital
and visual science communication, for
the benefit of the science
communicators in visual media.
scripts for science communication through visual/digital media.
Training young journalists in developing the video documentaries
based on science information and enhancing their presenting
scientists to prepare some scripts and programmes for general
public and present through the visual/digital media.
To encourage editors
of print and electronic media to provide more space/time for
science communication and provide a platform for
presentation of this idea.
To design animated
movies on “History of Scientific Innovations”.
To create multimedia
contents on science and technology communication.
7 days (Seven)
No registration fee.
Food and accommodation will be provided by organization on
The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC)
was constituted in 1982 by the Ministry of State for Science &
Technology, Govt. of India for popularization of science
communication. NCSTC has played a pioneering role and blazed new
trails on the Indian science popularization scene. The major
emphasis of NCSTC has been on development, adaptation, promotion and
use of different communication methodologies. Various media,
traditional and non-traditional, being utilized for the purpose
include print, audio/radio, video/TV and folk-forms like songs,
dances, street-plays, puppetry, etc. NCSTC is the organization that
has taken a whole lot of steps and actions to prepare science
communicators of different kinds at different levels, for different
purposes in almost all States. The ultimate objective is that every
State/UT of India would have enough good quality science
communicators to undertake and carry out a wide variety of science
popularization activities and programmes in the entire state,
including training of more resource persons.
VidyaDeep is established in 1998 and registered in 2004. It is
one of the well reputed social organization of Western Maharashtra.
It has identified thrust areas as Scientific Awareness,
Entrepreneurship Development, Science and Technology Communication
and Technology Innovations. We have a good liaison with Government
and national level organisations for Quality improvement in the
Education. Since 1998, VidyaDeep Foundation is also contributing
significantly in the area of Information Technology and research.
Foundation has contributed significantly in the area of E-Learning
and successfully completed UNDP - DST Skills Project. Web and
Multimedia integrated learning materials are found useful to impart
technological skills amongst the rural youths for sustainable
Schedule of the
Training Programme (Workshop)
Welcome & Inauguration
Methods of Science and Technological Communication
Use of Sofwares for Science Communication through Digital Media.
Interactive Script Writing and Use of Audio and Video.
Use of Animations
Project Design on “Historical Development of Scientific Innovations.
will be selected from all over Maharashtra State and preference will
be given to those who are in the beginning of their career as
popular science communicators.
Mentor & Principal Co-ordinator
Director, NCSTC, Govt. of India,
Prof. Dipak Tatpuje
Shri. B. T. Wadkar
Shri. Mandar Tatpuje
Shri. Shreyas Phase
Details available from:
Prof. Dipak U. Tatpuje
80-A, Yadogopal Peth,
Satara - 415 002 (Maharashtra)
Phone : (02162) 284284,
Mobile : 9422038403,
at : www.vidyadeep.org