Mr. Archan Mitra is a former Academic Associate (Communication Area) of Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (Institute of National Importance) and pursuing his doctoral thesis from Visva-Bharati Santiniketan, West Bengal (Central University of National Importance), in the area of Information and Communication logistical modeling for environmental sustenance. His other research interests include Science Communication (Certified by ISCOS), Environmental Communication (Reviewer Environmental Communication Division of International Communication Association), Human Information Behavior (Doctoral thesis), Environmental Information (Several Research papers to Credit), Animal Human Communication (Independent research in team) and New Media (Book chapter to his credit). He is a Professional Photographer (Profile: national geographic yourshot), Documentary Film Maker (Youtube Channel-Archan Mitra), Artist (padabi: Ankan Bibhakar), Graphics Designer (freelancer) and Junior Software Engineer (bonafied by NIELIT). He has worked as a Guest Teacher in Serampore College (Serampore, West Bengal) during the beginning of his academic career and later at Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya (Burdwan, West Bengal). Along with that he has been an Art Teacher at a School (Anka Shekha (Fine Arts Training Centre) Chandernagore, West Bengal). He has worked as a Supervisor in West Bengal to carry out Pre Poll Lok Sabha Survey 2014. This study was sponsored by Zee News and was undertaken by TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad.
He has been involved in social work for the past seven years, with noted contributions as a member of NSS (National Service Scheme) and GRFT (Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation) with experience in Rural Communication Survey and FIS (First Information Survey). He is trained by GRTF to conduct IGEMS (Information Gap Elimination Meet Series) experiment in rural areas for improving success rate of developmental programs launched by the government of India. He has worked as a part of the team of The World Bank project “Environmental Capacity Building in Southeast Asia” at IIM Kashipur. He was monumental in launching the online course (MOOC) for Green MBA for The World Bank (www.envedu.net). He has also been an official photographer for IIM Kashipur during several events. He has designed several banners for the website of IIM Kashipur with his knowledge of visual communication.
He has various certifications in respective subjects like, Social Digital Marketing from Northwestern University, New Media Games and Literature from Vanderbilt University, Science Journalism from Indian Science Communication Society (ISCOS), Photography and Videography from AnkaSekha Chandernagore Organization registered under society’s registration act government of India, Graphics Designing and Basics of Animation from 25FPS production house registered under society’s registration act government of India.
Science Journalism Environmental Communication
New Media Technology
Paper entitled “New Media and Convergence” published in the Global Media Journal–Indian Edition/ ISSN 2249-5835, Winter Issue / December 2012.
Paper entitled “Does Social Media Really Portray Democracy As A New Voice?” jointly presented with Sashi Subba in a Seminar on “Role of Social Media: A New Voice In Democracy”
Paper Entitled “Three-Tier Media Literacy for realizing Full communication Potential in Information Society” was published jointly with Prof. Biplob Loho Chowdhury and Kapil Kumar Bhattacharya in the book entitled “New Directions in Media
Paper Entitled “Environmental Inclusive Education and Communication System: A Sustainable Working Framework in Indian paradigm ”was published in a journal entitled “Amity Journal of Media and Communication Studies”
Paper Entitled “Environmental Crisis and Media Responsibility: A Study in the Indian Context” was published jointly with Kapil Kumar Bhattacharya in the book entitled “Public Policy Agenda Decrypting Sustainability for India”
Paper Entitled “Information and Communication for Environmental Sustenance- A study of Community Informatics in Smart Cities” was published jointly with Mr. Benoy Krishna Hazrain the Book entitled “Media & Communication in Sustainable Development”
Paper Entitled “Green Tourism Management in India- A 3D study of the Seven Sister States of North-East with Special reference to Eco-Tourism ” was published in the journal entitled “International Journal of Innovation Research in Science Engineering and Technology”
He has been Awarded certificate of merit by PRSI (Public Relations Society of India), Kolkata Chapter for securing highest marks in PR (Public Relations) in Masters Degree Examination 2012
Awarded Medal of Honor by Journalistic Club of Kolkata for securing highest marks in Mass Communication (PDGJMC) at Jadavpur University Department of Adult Continuation and Extension in the year 2011.
Wildlife & Nature Photography