Dr Shiv has never feared questioning the mighty and powerful. Through his article titled ‘GA GANESH KA SAMPRADAYIK AUR GA GADHE KA DHARMANIRPEKSH’. Dr Shiv has boldly put forth questions about those who wear the mask of secularism; through the article ‘Arundhati Roy se Asahmati ki Vajah’, he has exposed the real face of those who try to brighten their position in politics by putting obstacles in the path of development.

With over two decades of past history in leading media houses, he specializes in political system of India, Indian Constitution, current affairs and the social issues of the country. Dr Shiv regularly writes commentaries on issues of national interest in leading publications. He had a humble beginning in the print media, where he worked for industry leader such as ‘Nava Bharat’ and ‘Dainik Jagran’. He then switched over to take on the challenge of electronic media and worked with ‘Zee News’ by anchoring daily news shows, and went on to work with news channels like ‘Aaj Tak’ and ‘Doordarshan’. Besides anchoring, Dr Shiv has also produced a variety of current affairs programmes for various prominent television news channels. Dr Shiv also gave back to society by starting MERI JAATI BHARTIYA, Indian by caste campaign to promote national unity.

Dr. Shiv Kumar Rai holds a MA in Sociology, PGD in Journalism & Mass Communication and a PhD in Social Sciences. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce.  Dr Shiv’s research on Suicide is engaged with sociological reasons of SUICIDE. It was a first sociological study in Madhya Pradesh on Suicide. During PhD he worked in the Indian Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS) Shimla for research work.

Academic Profile

Master of Arts in Social Science

Doctor of Philosophy awarded by Barkatullah University formerly known as Bhopal University, for research on the subject ‘Suicide in Bhopal City: A sociological study’. This study was first of its kind in Madhya Pradesh.

Research work on Suicide in Indian Institute of Advance Studies, Shimla.

Research on occupational mobility among slum dwellers of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Presented paper in 22nd All India Sociological Conference in the year 1995.

National Integration Category

For the year 2010


 ‘Bhartendu Harishchandra Award 2010’ for his book, ‘ MERI JAATI BHARTIYA’, conferred by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan presenting the first prize of the Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards-2010, in National Integration to Dr. Shiv Kumar Rai, at a function, in New Delhi on December 28, 2011.

Social Science Category

For the year 1998

‘State Young Scientist Award 1998’ from Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science &Technology, Government of Madhya Pradesh.

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