Dr Mishra is a government & strategic communication expert. An accomplished professional with immense knowledge and hands on experience of government and strategic communication, Dr Mishra joined the Indian Information Service in 1973 and served for 26 years in the Cadre. He held various critical positions in the government information system including as Principal Director General, heading the Press Information Bureau (PIB), national network of Ministry of I & B; Director General, DAVP; Director General, News Services Division, All India Radio; Head, Information & PR Division, Ministry of Defence; Director, Publications Division; Professor & Head, Indian Institute of Mass Communication; Director, PIB and Regional Officer, Film Censor Board, Cuttack; Director PR, Ministry of Railways; OSD Ministry of Railways and so on. A Doctorate from Utkal University, Dr Mishra has also been a Consultant to India News group of TV Channels and Aaj Samaj group of newspapers, Delhi. A Communication Expert on Panels of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Central Vigilance Commission, Dr Mishra is invited by many Universities and institutions as an expert.
Dr Umakant Mishra