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Science Media Centre, IISER Pune in association with Vigyan Prasar

are happy to announce

Workshop on Writing Science (WoW Science'19)

Workshop title:

Workshop on Writing Science - 2019 (WoW Science ‘19)

Conducted by:

  1. Dr. T. V. Venkateshwaran (Science Communicator, Vigyan Prasar)
  2. Dinesh C. Sharma (Managing Editor, India Science Wire)
  3. Joseph M. Pinto (Science Journalist, editor, and a teacher)
  4. Kollegala Sharma (Science Communicator, Central Food Technological Research Institute)


The objective of this workshop is to improve the quality and quantity of reports and features with scientific content in print media, by strategically empowering those who are interested in the cool tools, tricks, and tips needed to engage the public with written text, photographs, and pictures. The workshop will have lectures, presentations, discussions, role-play, demonstrations, hands-on practice, feedback, mentoring and highly interactive sessions.
Over 13 days, participants will learn to plan, schedule, do research, write, edit, rewrite and layout reports, feature articles, and columns with visual materials designed to attract the eye, mind, and heart of different target groups. By the end of the workshop, a dummy science magazine will be produced by the participants.

Key highlights of the workshop:

  • Clarifying the structure of primary information sources in Science, Technology, Innovation.
  • Widening and Deepening the scope of science writing to cover developmental issues as well as policy issues.
  • Preparing the ground by examination of primary and secondary information resources and their limitations.
  • Improving accessibility to new knowledge. Learning to distinguish between the stages of searching, researching, reading, reflecting before writing.
  • Writing articles; introduction to structure and style; basics of editing and rewriting.
  • Tips, tricks, and tools for search, research, note-taking and organizing information, writing and sub-editing – individual and group work with mentoring and feedback.
  • Demonstrating the need to double-check: what is projected as being scientific – To underline the need for a critical attitude.
  • Cognitive tools to structure the ideas for better impact.
  • Building skills and confidence in storytelling, providing basic tools of language


Start date: 09 December 2019       End date: 21 December 2019                               
Registration open until 15 November 2019

Other details:

Accommodation and food during the entire duration of the workshop will be provided. The traveling allowance will be provided for train -AC-III or bus.


This workshop is open to Post Graduates and PhDs in any branch of science, as well as to postgraduates in Mass Communication/Journalism, aspiring to contribute scientific content to print media in English and other languages of India.

Supported by:

The workshop, catalysed by Vigyan Prasar, will be organised in the research-rich environments of the IISER Pune.


For Registration, please visit the following website:




# Name Gender Email ID Phone Number DOB Need Accomodation?
7 Sheebu Nair Male nair.sheebu@gmail.com 9890128464 May 3, 1972 No
13 Dr. Prasanna G D Male prasannagd@gmail.com 9845238106 Oct. 25, 1984 Yes
21 Sudhir Verma Male sudhirvermazoology@gmail.com 9873566090 Jan. 6, 1985 Yes
25 SANDEEP CHAVAN Male ictrcdrugresearch2016@gmail.com 9975611176 June 25, 1982 No
38 Debashmita Banerjee Female piyas61@gmail.com 8287892195 March 1, 1994 Yes
39 EMIL BINNY Male emil.binny@gmail.com 9847560235 April 21, 1995 Yes
42 Hridika Roy Female roy.hridika@gmail.com 9674498952 Feb. 25, 1997 Yes
44 Shraddha Gargatti Female shraddha@iiserpune.ac.in 9604593427 May 13, 1985 No
46 Rajasree VR Female rajasreenairbgs@gmail.com 8660202361 Nov. 1, 1977 Yes
52 Manohar G M Male manohara.gm@gmail.com 9480418264 March 20, 1981 Yes
54 Konoya Das Female konoya.das@students.iiserpune.ac.in 8605321542 March 8, 1994 No
63 Deepak Khushalani Male deepakkhushalani.dk@gmail.com 9766252853 May 30, 1997 Yes
64 Chitra Upadhyaya Female chitrau.r@gmail.com 6364711159 Feb. 10, 1988 Yes
69 Richa Mishra Female richam@iiserb.ac.in 9755409539 Dec. 31, 1987 Yes
70 Pragya Mishra Female pragya.login@gmail.com 9205026116 March 26, 1988 Yes
73 Koushika Vaiyapuri Palanimuthu Female koushi.254@gmail.com 9442765632 April 25, 1996 Yes
79 Monica Pandey Female monicapandey05@yahoo.com 9493584320 Oct. 5, 1991 Yes
82 ArulGanesh ArulGanesh S S Male arul@hbcse.tifr.res.in 8699244643 Oct. 22, 1992 Yes
94 Roopkatha Bhattacharya Female roopkatha.1989@gmail.com 8777488108 March 17, 1989 Yes
96 Gargi Deshmukh Female gargidd14@gmail.com 9595067657 Jan. 14, 1994 No