Mr. Nimish Kapoor is a science communicator and scientist working in Vigyan Prasar from last 13 years and heading Science Film Festival Division. He is associated as convener and coordinator of International and National Science Film Festivals & Competitions; National Workshops on Science Film Making / Science Communication and resource material development.
Earlier to Vigyan Prasar Mr. Kapoor associated with various television channels as anchor, writer, reporter and producer. He Produced & directed approx. 1000 hours television programmes for ETV Network (2001-2004); Research and Reporter for more than 60 episodes of science and society based TV programmes DASTAK and India’s Most Wanted aired by ZEE TV (2000-2001); Anchored live shows and written scripts for scientific / environmental themes for fiction and non-fiction programmes aired by Doordarshan & All India Radio; scripted documentaries for Discovery Channel (1998-2001). Written popular science articles / talks for print and broadcast media; and presented / moderated science programmes on All India Radio-News Service Division, National & International broadcasts, FM Gold, FM rainbow etc. Many of films (scripted) were aired by DD National, DD Lucknow and science radio plays aired by Vividh Bharati. Regular contributor of popular science articles to Vigyan Pragati, Avishkaar, Kurukshetra (monthly magazines). Chapters and review papers on various aspects of science communication are published in national and international journals / books.
His work of science communication includes (i) conceptualization, planning, designing & coordination of science film festivals and capacity building programmes on various aspects of science and technology communication and (ii) content development & dissemination of resource material like training material, films, multi-media software etc.
Mr Kapoor got recognitions in the field of popular science & environmental communication: (i) Gold Medal 1997 by Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow; (ii) Dr. Gorakh Prasad Memorial Award 2000 by Vigyan Parishad Prayag, Allahabad; (iii) ISWA National Award 2001 by Indian Science Writers’ Association, New Delhi; (iv) Bioved Best Journalist Award 2010 by Bioved Society, Allahabad; (v) Vigyan Chetna Samman 2012 and 2013 by Vigyan Chetna Samiti, Uttar Pradesh; (vi) Vigyan Parishad Centenary Award 2013 by VigyanParishad Prayag, Allahabad (vii) Distinguished Service Award 2013 by the Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, Allahabad