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Dr N Bhaskara Rao, Chairman CMS (Honorary Advisor)
nbrao@cmsindia.orgDr. N Bhaskara Rao

Dr. N Bhaskara RaoA pioneer of social research in India and an eminent mass communication expert with 40 years of distinguished background, Dr N Bhaskara Rao is founder Chairman of well known and prestigious independent Centre for Media Studies (CMS). He is also founder chairman of prestigious market research and forecasting outfit, Marketing & Development Research Associates (MDRA) and BREAD. Earlier, he had built up ORG as its CEO. Dr Rao is the author and proponent of Social Audit concept/approach to appraise public utilities/services along with two former chief justices of India. Dr Rao pioneered Role Model Awards at National level. He pioneered psephology based election studies in India, 30 years ago.

Dr Rao could easily be credited for giving birth to Applied Social Science Research in India with his innumerable research studies of significance on a variety of subjects. He is credited for large-scale sample surveys in India. Dr Rao had high academic achievements having three masters degrees and a Ph.D from two Indian and two US Universities.

Dr Bhaskara Rao is an acknowledged expert in public opinion, feedback and market research methodologies. Dr Rao made a mark on futures studies in India starting in 1975 with "India 2001", India 2020 in 1986 and he was the Coordinator of Vision 2020 Andhra Pradesh. His books/monographs/writings over three decades had profound impact on policies, programmes and perspectives of more than a couple of sectors. Dr Rao has done extensive research in India on television effects, including on children and was responsible for benchmark studies on media and television policies.

Dr. Rao held senior advisory positions with the Government and international agencies. He is founder-Director of more than a couple of research agencies.

Ms Annu Anand, Honorary Advisor
annuanand@cmsindia.orgAnnu Anand

Annu is a senior development journalist with over 25 years of experiences and has worked in newspapers, magazines and new agencies in different capacities. The last stint she had with Press Institute of India(PII) as Editor of Grassroots, a monthly journal devoted to development issues, and Vidura -India's leading Media Journal.

Her more than 1000 articles published on development and social issues, women's, child right, education, environment and grassroots governance issues in national and regional newspapers.She is also a leading journalism trainer, communicator and educator. She has conducted several training programmes for Indian and South Asian journalists; and had attended 'Train the Trainer' programs at the University of Manila.

Anand A. Jha, ENVIS Coordinator
anand@cmsindia.orgAnand A Jha

Anand A Jha, currently in position as the Senior Manager, CMS VATAVARAN, New Delhi and Co-ordinator of CMS ENVIS Centre, a project of Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India. He is Post Graduate in Library & Information Science, with specialization in Information Research. With a decade of experience in publishing newsletters, publications and journals for various organisations. With his passion and interest in developmental issues, he is also plays an important role in content generation and management of the extensive database in CMS-ENVIS Website. He is a regular contributor of articles in his professional field and areas of interest in Journals, conference proceedings and publications. He is well known as a efficient organiser of seminars, conferences and workshops on professional skills development.

Dipendra B Mishra, Sr. Programme officer (IT)
dipendra@cmsindia.orgDipendra Mishra

Mr. Dipendra Mishra holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications(MCA) and has more than 9 years of experience in website designing, remote server management and network management. He leads the IT and Systems team at CMS and his job profile includes managing websites, remote servers and softwares. In addition, he is an expert in hardware troubleshooting, database backup, archiving, content filtering, mail server management, and disaster & recovery tools.

Preeti Kashyap, Programme Officer
preeti@cmsindia.orgPreeti Kashyap

Preeti Kashyap holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication Advertisement & Journalism and diploma in Computer Science. She has experience of working on graphic design software (Corel draw, Photoshop) HTML and DTP. Graduated from University of Delhi. At present she is working as prorgamme officer at CMS ENVIS Centre since March, 2013.

Ms Sakshi Aggarwal, Programme Officer

Sakshi Aggarwal has done Masters in Climate Science and Policy from TERI University. She has over two years of experience in research, program coordination and outreach programs. Her interest areas includes Air Pollution, Public Health and Climate Change. She is working as an Executive in Centre For Media Studies since September 2016.