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MUKUT KANTI SAHA Tel: +91 923 923 9000 E-mail: Web : Click here to mail me/ Click here download my extended resume ( in text /pdf format) or click here to go to my webpage Objective: To design cutting edge Web Pages integrating text, video, imagery and audio for a major metropolitan newspaper or a news channel, whichever is applicable and Maintain, edit and handling quality control of text as well as streaming content for the same. SYNOPSIS  Experienced web page designer & graphic illustrator with extensive programming and graphic skills. Proficient in Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Shockwave, JavaScript, Perl, Java and various end user software and Internet access programs. Can function independently on multiple projects. I also possess excellent management and communication skills. Nine years of experience developing standalone software and web applications for multiple database platforms. Five years of software experience, which includes web based internet/intranet, eCommerce and Shopping online and database application development using ASP, HTML/DHTML, VBScript and JavaScript; also MS-Access and MS-SQL as backend databases and Adobe Photoshop. Worked for a number of reputed news dailies and news channels. ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS PGDMC,2003, Scottish Church College, Kolkata. Under University Of Kolkata, 2001. Higher Secondary ( 1st div.63 %,WBCHSE),1998 Secondary ( 1st div. with star marks, 89 %,WBBSE ),1996. Was among top 50 out of 5 lacs examinees throughout West Bengal Won national scholarship. ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE Joined Bharatsamoy(of RSD Media) in 2010 as Internet edition in charge. Joined Bartaman Patrika as Internet edition in charge in 2006 {The newspaper having Average daily paid circulation 4,26,871 (for Jul-Dec.2007,Audit Bureau of Circulation, India)} Was responsible for the design, content and publishing on the whole of the website months after joining, it witnessed a sharp rise in terms of regular viewer ship. (up 235 %). Architected, designed and developed the system in 3 tiers. Covered State budget, stock market, events involving almost all the major industry regulatory bodies like ASSOCHEM, NASSCOM, SEBI, TRAI. Switched over to Dainik Statesman as a Sub-editor. Was responsible for the entire North Bengal edition, co-ordinating with the district reporters for forward planning Dainik Statesman Sub editor, North Bengal edition in charge. Reported on a variety of stories citywide. Provided daily coverage of major local events and covered leading international conventions. The Statesman, Kolkata Edition , 2004. Brought out Kolkata pages. Reporter,2002, The Times Of India, Kolkata edition. News reporter, covering political and social issues in Kolkata. Had a number of by-lines, many in page 1. Radio jockey, 2002. All India Radio Hena Films ( Atn World ), Chief Copy editor in 2001. Kolkata, West Bengal. Job highlights: Have been in the main news desk throughout my career . Forte: Very strong on visuals, graphics and layouts. Changed the entire layout of page 2 & 3 in the Dainik Statesman. Designed graphics for page 1. Brought out page 1, edit page & the sports page simultaneously. Even brought out 5 pages in a single edition single-handedly. Worked through college by contracting web design projects for Kolkata area clients. Created pages for area legal firms and medical practices. Donated abilities and time to area not for profit entities that required technical abilities in creation of web pages. Focus was primarily to distribute data. However, I did implement on line contribution ability and follow up email programs for prospective contributors. On the dot: I am also well-known for my deadline and visual sense and my organization appreciates this from the top. Covered the Central and State budget 2005-06 in BARTAMAN PATRIKA. I have learnt a lot and specially being a member of the launch team of THE TIMES OF INDIA and DAINIK STATESMAN was a great challenge. Technical knowledge: Quark-xpress, Abode Image ready,Abode Flash cs4, Corel Draw, C, C++ News pro 2.1,Freehand, Illustrator. Proficient in various web design programs & languages including HTML, PhotoShop, asp, php, java, css, Shockwave, Dreamweaver, Perl, FrontPage and others. Extensive use and knowledge of end user programs and browser integration problems for web page design. Experienced graphic illustrator and designer. Hardware and software abilities. Knowledge of LAN technology with experience on various platforms including Windows 98/2000,XP. Excellent planning and communication skills.Natural presentation and sales skills, particularly in areas of technical data and e-commerce issues. Special assignments: I have over 300 bylines ( many in page 1, edit page, sports page etc.) till date. I have excellent contacts in the entertainment (TV) and the political circuit. Took a number of exclusive interviews of celebrities from different walks of life like Amartya Sen, Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza, Guntar Grass, Puja Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan,Sunidhi Chauhan and many more. Covered several elections. Apart from these I’ve excellent contacts with media giants like the Star group, Zee group, Discovery ( including Animal planet and travel and living), Axn etc. Was invited by the Zee Group as special media advisor to the jury in THE GRAND FINALE OF ZEE SAREGAMA, Mumbai,2006. Have excellent contacts with reputed media giants like Bbc World, Discovery,Axn, National geographic and helped them with inputs in various occasions. Assigned various duties including web page maintenance and design of Different WebPages. Assisted programmers in implementation of video and imagery onto site. Research experience: Researched on Purulia focusing on lifestyle, culture, activities and struggle of Tribal people,2005. Web projects Projects included creating new database driven websites, maintaining and enhancing the websites developed by the company. Was involved in the development /enhancements of several websites. Responsibilities: Extensive client interaction for requirements gathering, system analysis and design. Developed, enhanced and maintained websites using Java . Developed applets using Java. Developed customizable online presentations. Designed multimedia presentations for various events. Member: Asia Media Forum Indian Journalist Association. South Asian Journalists Assosiation. Web design & developers association International webmasters association The html writers guild Highly versatile writer and editor, with extensive experience in politics, economics and fashion. Have worked in the industry for over six years, writing for publications large and small, national and local. During my time as a freelance journalist built up an impressive network of contacts in the fields of entertainment and current affairs. was closely involved in a dotcom startup bringing broadband quality programming to a targeted youth audience. PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth : 13.11.1980 Address : Radha Appts, 53, Baguiati road, Kol-28., W.B, India



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