Prof Sidharth Mishra
Professor Sidharth Mishra is a leading newspaper columnist and TV Panelist of Longstanding and presently working as Professor-Chairperson, VSJMC, IP University, New Delhi. He studied at Prince of Wales Royal (Now Rashtriya) Indian Military College, Dehradun and Kirori Mal College of New Delhi. Completing his masters degree in English from Delhi University, he started his career in journalism in 1992. He later completed a master degree in public administration.
Sidharth Mishra (b. 29 September 1967) studied at Prince of Wales Royal (now Rashtriya) Indian Military College, Dehradun and Kirori Mal College of Delhi University. He completed Masters in English Literature from Delhi University. Though his major interest is in democratic functioning at grassroots, he also takes interest in strategic, academic and civic affairs. In course of his reporting duties, he has travelled to the Gulf, Africa, Afghanistan, Taiwan and Ireland.
Presently he is Adjunct Professor-Chairperson, Media Studies, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (IP University), New Delhi. Prior to this assignment he was Consulting Editor, Millennium Post, where he was part of the launch of the paper in 2012 in New Delhi and continued his association till 2017.
Preceding that he worked as Associate Editor with The Pioneer, where he looked after news operations of Chandigarh, Dehradun and Ranchi editions and acting as a mentor for the City Bureau of the New Delhi edition. Between 2007 and 2012,he launched Dehradun, Ranchi and Chandigarh editions of the paper. He writes a very popular weekly column, Reporter’s Notebook, published every Wednesday. Presently he writes regular columns for The New Indian Express (Morning Standard) and News18.com. He started a think tank – Centre for Reforms, Development and Justice (CRDJ) – at New Delhi in 2011 to consolidate nation’s intellectual Capital. The centre publishes a high value academic journal The Discussant. Through the think tank he has edited/published important volumes like Company to Crown – Essays on Colonialism and Delhi Political 1947-2013 – An Oral History.
He was the Chairman of the Governing Body of Maharaja Agrasen College (Delhi University) for four years and thereafter of Shivaji College and subsequently of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College for three years each. He was also elected member of Delhi University Court and is presently Member, Governing Body, Shyamlal College, Delhi University. He was instrumental in the organization of MESD 2012, a three-day international conference on sustainable development, jointly organised by Shaheed Bhagat Singh (E) College, ICN School of Business France and Georgia Tech University, Atlanta. He has participated in a 15-day-long workshop organized by the UNAID on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The study trip gave him an opportunity to rub shoulders with policy makers in health sector. He is also an advisor with CFM-Global, a reputed NGO working in the field of sustainable development. He also helps CFM bring out a journal on sustainable development titled Samuday. Sidharth Mishra enjoys watching and discussing Indian cinema, dabbles in classical music, tries hand at playing golf and mentors young mass media professionals like documentary film makers.