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National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) is one of the premier institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) engaged in the field of science communication for the past more than sixty-five years. The Institute brings out 18 research journals for the scientific community and 3 popular science magazines targeted at the masses.

About the Course

Science writing encompasses a wide variety of niches that can include writing for newspapers, mass-market magazines, trade publications, broadcast media, and newsletters, among many other avenues. Science writers play an essential role in advancing the social and political conversation about science and communicating an independent assessment of research discoveries.

Broad Course Content

  • Why Science Communication?
  • Science Communication & Popularization Efforts in India
  • Choosing a Topic: Sources of Scientific Information
  • Effective Science Writing for Magazines, Newsletters & Newspapers
  • Formats of Writing: Letter, Article, News, Report, Interview
  • Editing & Rewriting
  • Publishing, Copyright & Plagiarism
  • IT Tools in Science Communication

Interested Academicians, Science Communicators, Researchers and students may send their application to training@niscair.res.in. The application form and other details can be obtained from http://www.niscair.res.in

The course fee for Indian participants Rs. 5,000 (Without Accommodation) and Rs. 7,500 (With Accommodation) is to be paid through NEFT/ECS/IMPS only to NISCAIR bank account as given below: Alc no.: 9029 216 0000079 (NISCAIR, New Delhi)

Bank: Syndicate Bank, Pusa Campus, IARI, New Delhi-110012 IFSC: SYNB0009029

Participation certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the training.

For more details contact:

 Mr. Mukesh Pund, Sr. Principal Scientist (9868628874) , Mr. Salim Ansari, Sr. Technical Officer (7838149298)

Venue : CSIR-NISCAIR, Vigyan Suchna Bhawan, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi-110067

Last Date of application: October 22, 2018