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Science Communication




There are lots of opportunities in the Science communication.It is specially for those people who are scholars of science and there communication skills are very good.These scholars should be very eagar to communicate science in the public.It is a kind os Science journalist .There are a plenty of job opportunities in this field as one can make his career as a science writer, science film maker, corporate communicator in the field of science &technology.There are many good institutions also in Idia which offer many courses in science communication.
There is a great needof it that the common people should be aware of basic knowledge of science and scientific inventions for the growth of a nation or for the increase of the demand of a particular product. So sucha people are required who can explain the things and give the technical information to the target group. In the words of Swaminathan “ Our universities should help in developing science communicators who can explain to the general public in local languages the significance of important scientific discoveries. Similarly issues of biodiversity bio technology, nuclear technology and nano technology need priority attention in efforts designed to bridge the scientist- social perception gap.”
Many Universities offer many courses in science communication .Some f them are the following-
1. Institute of Mass Communication in Science & Technology ,University of Lucknow ,Lucknow U.P.
Name of the course – M.Sc. in Mass communication in Science & technology
Duration – two years ( Four semesters)
No of seats – 30
Website – wwwlkouniv.ac.in
2. Department of Media Sciences , Collge of Engineering ,Guindy Ana University ,Chennai ,Tamilnadu.
Name of the course- M.Sc. Science and technology Communication
Duration – Two years ( Four semesters )
Eligibility – B.Sc./ B.C.A. /B.E. /B.Tech /B.A.(Journalism)
No of seats- 20
3. Centre for science Communication , school of future studies and planning- Devi Ahilya University Idore M.P.
Name of the course-M.SC. in Science communication
Duration – Two years
Eligibility – B.C.A. with atleast second division .
No. of seats- 20
This college offers a P.G. Diploma in Science Communication through distance education also.
4. National council of science Museum (NCSM)( In collaboration with BITS Pilani
Name of the course – MS in Science and communication
Duration – Two years
Eligibility – First Class bachelor Degree in Engineering or technology or first class M.Sc Degree in Physics ,Chemistry or Bio Sciece.
No. of seats- 15
Web site –www.ncsm.gov.in
Centre for development for imaging Technology (C-DIT) Thiruvanthapuram ,/kerala.
Name of the Course- Post Graduate diploma in Science & Development Communication
Duration –Two Years
Eligibility for Admission –Graduate Degree in any Subject .
No. of seats – 10
Website – www.cditcourses.org
6. National council of Sciences an Technology Communication (NCSTC) in collaboration with Indian Science Communication society (ISCOS ) Lucknow U.P.
Name of the course – Training course in science journalism
Duration – One Year (Correspondence and online education)
Eligibility for admission – Graduate in any subject with three year work experience in Science journalism or science writing
No of seats- 100 in each correspondence and online education.

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Trained science communicators are getting good placements as science reporter, copy editor and TV producer in
electronic and print media. They are getting attractive jobs in PR agencies, corporate houses, national &
international NGOs and other organizations working in the area of science, technology, environment, health,
agriculture, rural and development communication. Students may establish their own production house for
production of science documentaries as science film maker.

Answers Answered By: radha [2 Grey Star Level]
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