Amitava Bhattacharya Profile
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Qualification : Done Basic television production and Technical Operation from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune in 1980.
    Done Television Sports Production from Asia Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia in 1982.
    Done Specialization Course for News and Current affairs of Six months duration from B.B.C. World Television in 1985.
Awards : Best corporate film award for the film on Hindustan Copper Limited for the year 1995 in Public Sector Organization under Standing Committee of Public Enterprises (SCOPE).
    Best promotion film for the Tourism Sector in India for the year 1996 on Palace on Wheels produced for Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation & Ministry of Railways.
Work experience and Achievements
  • 34 years in TV.
  • Specialization in Programme Production, Technical & Operations.
  • Past work experience of 18 years with Doordarshan ("DD") Official India Broadcaster,
  • British Broadcasting Corporation ("BBC"),
  • United Nations ("UN").
  • 723 Documentaries and Corporate Films.
  • Headed A.T.N news section in Moscow for 6 months in the year 1995.
  • Head programming & Technical : Shakti TV
  • Head Operations: S1 News channel ( countries 1st Regional Hindi News Channel)
  • Head: Operations: R-Plus Channel, Kolkata (Popular Regional Bengali News Channel)
Association with Overseas Broadcast Organizations
  • BBC
  • CNN
  • ABC
  • French TV
  • German TV
  • Nippon TV
  • SKY TV
  • Worked for a film on Copper Production in India which was shown on the occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration of Hindustan Copper Limited, is in English as well as Hindi, was shown in the National Network by Doordarshan and was also awarded the best by SCOPE authority.

  • Made two films For French T.V. One on Dances of India which was shown one day before the festival of India started in Paris. The 2nd film on Pt. Ravi Shanker the World's best Sitarist which was shown in Channel II of French T.V.

  • In February 1994 made a film for UNICEF on Bihar Education Project.

  • In October 1995 made a film for UN/ESCAP Division of Industries, Human settlement, Bangkok, which was shown at the United Nation's Headquarters in New York.

  • From 1980 to 1993, worked with Indian Television (Doordarshan, India), Government of India, in the News Division. During the time was asked to work with Prime Minister’s office for official day-to-days coverage’s with Mrs. Indira Gandhi Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Shri V.P. Singh, Shri Chandra Shekar and Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao.

  • Covered many important events/disasters like the Blue Star Operation, the Black Thunder Operation, the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and Coup Attempt in Republic of Maldives

  • Worked with many companies in India and abroad such as B.B.C., A.B.C., French T.V., German T.V. APTN TV, Nippon TV, SKY TV & CNN.
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