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CSIR - CENTRAL FOOD TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, GOVT. OF INDIA,
MYSURU - 570020

Sharma K V S A S

Chief Scientist

M.Sc.

Email : sharma@cftri.res.in

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Expertise

Science Communication, Popular Science, Community Radio 1. Katha Prize for best translation of fiction, 1996, Awarded by Katha 2. Best Writer of Science and Technology Award, 2010-2011, A state level award instituted by the Karnataka Science & Technology Academy for the book Marala Melina Hejjegalu, 28.2.2011 3. State Level Best Science Communicator Award for the year 2011, instituted by the Vision Group of Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka.

Area of interest

Zoology (Genetics) Work experience in the area of science communication - 25 years

Awards and Certificates

1. Published more than 1600 popular articles in Kannada and English 155 Radiodrama scripts for Radio serials 2. Trained script writers, artists and technical personnel and managed Radiomaths, a DST sponsored mathematics radio drama serial for the community 3. Coordinated during 2008-2013 production of Science Radio serials produced jointly by Prasar Bharathi and Vigyan Prasar 4. Challenges of Communicating Science in Regional Languages: Experiments in Kannada, published in Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India, Eds: Pallava Bagla and V. V. Binoy, Chapter 23, pP325, Springer, 2017