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About NCSTC : Rashtriya Vigyan Evam Prodyogiki Sanchar Parishad (NCSTC) DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Training Programs (Workshops) Science 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.
Objectives of the Workshop
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.
Preparing the scripts for science communication through visual/digital media. Training young journalists in developing the video documentaries based on science information and enhancing their presenting skills.
Encouraging 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.


Medium of Instruction
7 days (Seven)
No registration fee. Food and
accommodation will be provided by
organization on complementary basis.
Science Graduates

Scientists & Journalists/ Journalism students with science background

Web and Portal designers

Professionals & Media Personnel

English / Marathi / Hindi
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.
About VidyaDeep Foundation

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 livelihoods.
Schedule of the Training Programme (Workshop)
1st Day
Welcome & Inauguration
2nd Day
Methods of Science and Technological Communication
3rd Day
Use of Sofwares for Science Communication through Digital Media.
4th Day
Interactive Script Writing and Use of Audio and Video.
5th Day
Use of Animations
6th Day
Project Design on “Historical Development of Scientific Innovations.
7th Day

Selection of Participants

The participants 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.
Organising Committee


Mentor & Principal Co-ordinator
Dr. Manoj Patairiya
Director, NCSTC, Govt. of India,
New Delhi.

Prof. Dipak Tatpuje, Founder-Secretary, VidyaDeep Foundation, Satara

Co-ordination Committee

Details available from

Shri. B. T. Wadkar
Shri. Mandar Tatpuje
Shri. Shreyas Phase

Prof. Dipak U. Tatpuje
Contact Details.