Mr Venkatesh Shukla, NIT Bhopal and MIT (USA) educated Dynamic Entrepreneur, Ex Global Chair, TiE, recently inaugurated the TiE Madhya Pradesh Chapter. He Exclusively talked to Mr Shiv Harsh Suhalka, Editor in Chief,

2 December 2017

MetroMirror:Do you think unemployment problem could be solved only through Entrepreneurship ?

Venkatesh Shukla:Yes. Only through promoting Entrepreneurship. It is not the job of the Government to run Hotels,Airlines and other Commercial activities. Government should focus on primary Education, Health, Law and Order, Defence and other Non-commercial activities.

MetroMirror: What are your suggestions to the India and MP Government to create strong atmosphere for Business and Entrepreneurship in all areas-Manufacturing and Services.

Venkatesh Shukla:I am happy that we have achieved a lot in Ease of Doing Business rankings. India should improve Legal and Court related Systems and Procedures. It should be very fast and Transparent to help Entrepreneurs focus on their main Business activities without losing Time and Money. Also, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups should have good Mentoring and Networking opportunities to learn from the successful Entrepreneurs and grow in their venture

MetroMirror: Are you satisfied with the Ease of Doing Business in India ranking? How it could be improved.?

Venkatesh Shukla: Govt has Big Role to play- Focus should be on Small Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups. For Government procurements there should not be Turnover conditions for MSMEs and Start-Ups, both for Products and Services. To promote Entrepreneurship in Big way government should start Entrepreneurship/ Start-Up Awards and various Entrepreneurship related Forums/ Initiatives specially for the MSMEs.


28 November 2017

Discussed on various vital issues with Sh NK Tripathi ji, exDGP and VC Vindhyachal University. He said its unfortunate to file defamation cases against Journalists and Cartoonists. He said Media is free but Journalists and Editors are not free to publish what they want.There is always pressure from Media owners and influential persons including Politicians and Bureaucrats. He also said that sting operation should be done keeping in mind the Public interest, not for TRP and creating sensations. Mr Tripathi still believes that Print Media is more credible than Electronic. He however said that Digital Media is emerging Powerful with fast increasing Readership and Advertising revenue. He also suggested that all government officials and Public Representatives should be ready to hear the problems of Public on 24x7.He said all citizens can talk, Email or WhatsApp any government officials at anytime, its their duty to serve the Public on priority. Photo:

Interview with Shri K.G Suresh , Director General, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

9 May. 2017

MetroMirror:What is your vision for IIMC?

KG Suresh:My vision is to turn IIMC into India’s global Think tank for which we have to include competent Professionals and Thinkers from various knowledge areas

MetroMirror: Which new courses have been planned or launched as per the need of the industry?

KG Suresh: We have launched Urdu,Marathi and Malyalam Journalism courses keeping in mind the needs of various Regions of India.State governments have provided land for these Centres

MetroMirror: - What about Practical Training and Placements?

KG Suresh: - IIMC is a Great Brand. We train the students and Government officers from various States and Central government departments providing them the right skills required by the employers. We don’t have placement problems, our students of the last batches had good packages highest being 13 lakhs for Advertising and PR, 9.75 lakhs for Radio/TV and 4 lakhs for English Journalism courses

MetroMirror: New Centres /expansion planned?

KG Suresh: Yes we have planned to launch New Media courses and centre from the year 2018-2019.We have established a world class National centre for Animation and Gaming at Mumbai.

MetroMirror: - Any collaboration with industry?

KG Suresh: Not yet

MetroMirror: - What initiatives have been taken relating to the Medals and Scholarships with the help of industry?

KG Suresh: Many Medals and Scholarships sponsored by the industry. We definitely like that more Industry/Media organizations should come forward to sponsor/offer Medals and Scholarships to the talented students of IIMC.

MetroMirror: - Brainpower Media Group-Publishers of leading Newsmagazine Since 2003 and Media / PR Consulting /Training Division would like to offer a Silver Medal, Citation and Rs 5000/- to the Best student of English Journalism and New Media courses every year. Please accept our offer to recognize the IIMC’s talented students.

KG Suresh: Thanks,we appreciate your gesture and accept offer in principle

MetroMirror:-What are your special achievements since you joined as IIMC Director General?

KG Suresh:We have acquired land for new centres at Jammu, Amravati. Construction began in Jammu and at Kerala 60% construction is over. We have started Community Radio Empowerment and Resource Centre to train the Community Radio Professionals. We have revived two journals of IIMC-Communicator and Sanchar Madhyam quarterly. We have also upgraded Urdu Certificate into PG diploma. We have also launched PG diploma in Marathi and Malyalam. Our another achievement is National Centre for Excellence in Animation, Visual effects and Gaming at Mumbai. At this centre Bachelor and Masters degree would be awarded -Yoga and alternative Medicines centre for Delhi. -Renamed all buildings after freedom fighters and Media Icons. Hostel re named on APJ Abdul Kalam as they inspire students. Also, park renamed to Swami Vivekanand. -I&B Ministry has approved the proposal submitted for the Deemed University status for IIMC.

MetroMirror: Your Hobbies and Interests?

KG Suresh: - IIMC is now my World , Interest and Hobby. I Enjoy Watching Movies, Reading and love Travelling around the World.

MetroMirror: Your suggestions to the Media and Media Entrepreneurship?

KG Suresh: - Media should be more Positive, good things should be highlighted. Good People and good work should be praised. Real Entrepreneurship in Media should be encouraged. Media should definitely have Advertisement support from Govt and Private , but not for just Advertisements only..

MetroMirror: Thanks for your time KG Suresh.

KG Suresh: -- Its my pleasure to have talked to MetroMirror.