Journalist-turned-Journalism teacher, Mrinal Chatterjee (born-1961) is a complete media person who has
worked in almost all media with Úlan.
He did his Masters in Mass Communication, Public Administration and English. He did his PhD from Berhampur University in 2007. He received two weeks trainer's training on 'Conflict
Reporting' by Thomson Foundation in Cardiff, Wales at Cardiff, Belfast and London from 28 January-12 February, 2006.
He started his career as a Lecturer in English in 1983, joined Sambad, an Oriya daily in 1984 as
sub-editor and became Edition-in-Charge of Sambad's North Orissa edition in December 1996. As a Journalist Mr. Chatterjee has written extensively on Environment. He has been awarded the prestigious K.K.Birla Foundation Fellowship
(1996) and Journalist Fellowship by Centre for Science and Environment (1991 and 1992).
He joined Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanl as Associate Professor in February 1999. He became Professor and head
of the Eastern India campus of IIMC located in Dhenkanal, Orissa in June 2008.
Dr. Chatterjee is a very popular columnist in Orissa. An accomplished fiction writer, he has published five novels and four short story
collections and has won many awards for his creative writing. Besides fiction, he has published two books on Journalism and Mass communication in Oriya.
He has also extensively worked in radio and television initially as
Announcer and Newsreader for over 7 years, and then in content development domain. He has written the story and screenplay of many successful tele-serials and anchored many radio and television programmes.