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25 Years of Science Communication in India: Lessons from Kumbh Mela Studies

22 May 2014
12:15 - 13:30

Date: 22 May 2014

Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 13H30

: Professor Gauhar Raza Head, Department of Science Communication through Multi-Media (SCM) National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), CSIR, INDIA, and Honorary Director, Jahangirabad Media Institute

Professor Gauhar Raza  will reflect on the progress of research in the area of science communication in India over the past twenty years. He is an electrical engineer by qualification, a scientist by designation, a communicator  and a poet by passion who initiated research on Public Understanding of Science (PUS) in India.

His team conducted a number of large scale PUS surveys. His area of expertise includes Science Communication and Cultural Studies, with almost 30 years of experience in conceiving, formulating and executing national and cross-country research projects. He  disseminated research results through books, papers, popular articles, TV broadcasting and other media channels.

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