Vice Chancellor’s Biography
Shri Deepak Tiwari is an acclaimed award winning journalist, with over 26 years of experience in media as Sub-editor, Correspondent, TV presenter, Radio Announcer, Media Consultant, Author and Political Analyst. Born in a Bundelkhand village in 1970, Shri Tiwari is a Gold Medalist from Dr Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, in Bachelor of Mass Communication and Journalism. He also possesses a first class post-graduate degree in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Prior to joining as the Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism (MCU) Bhopal, he had worked as Central India Correspondent of The Week magazine for 20 years. As a practising journalist for over two decade, Shri Tiwari has worked with Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Free Press Indore, Central Chronicle Bhopal, All India Radio, Sagar and New Delhi. He had also been associated as Media Consultant to projects of European Commission, UNICEF and DFID (UK).
During his journalistic career Shri Tiwari had won many awards including prestigious Sarojini Naidu Prize for best reporting on women in Panchayati Raj of Rs Two Lakh in 2002. He received United Nation Development Program (UNDP) Media Award in 2007 for his stories on missing tribal girls from central India. Along with numerous awards and accolades he is also the recipient of Makhanlal Chaturvedi Puruskar of 2006.
As a journalist Shri Tiwari has reported stories from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. He has also covered news stories from United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Shri Tiwari is known for his stories on the issues of human rights, development, rural distress and uncovering atrocities on weaker sections of society. A feature film Devaki, 2004, was based on one of his many cover stories on women issues in The Week magazine.
As an author Shri Tiwari holds the unique distinction of being the only writer to produce two volumes on political history of Madhya Pradesh. His books — Rajneetinama Madhya Pradesh, Congress Yug (1956-2003) published in December 2013 and second volume Rajnitinama Madhya Pradesh – Bhajapa Yug (2003-2018) have earned the best-seller title. Currently the books are under reprint.
An avid advocate of Indian constitution and democracy, Shri Tiwari is a firm believer in secular values. Apart from his media background he is a keen scholar of Ramcharitmanas, Upanishads, Indian history and World Wars.