Date of birth
Place of birth
Village Yenugonda of
403, Yashoda Residency
Hyderabad 500 013
Phone: 27400289 Mobile: 98490 62055
M.Sc. in (Cell Biology), Zoology
(Gold Medalist Top Ranker)
Ph.D. (Osmania) (Biochemical Genetics)
Senior Diploma in German
Telugu, Hindi, English
German, Urdu, Sanskrit (Fair acquaintance)
Tamil, Kannada (Familiarity)
Lecturer in Degree College
Science Officer in All India Radio, Hyderabad (Planning, Production and Administration of Science
Asst. Station Director AIR, Hyderabad (Planning
and administration of Programmes)
Station Director AIR, Adilabad
Deputy Director, Staff Training Institute, AIR Delhi
Deputy Director, AIR Hyderabad
awarded as “Best Science writer” by Visalandhra Prachuranalayam on the occasion of their 40th anniversary
in the year 1993
awarded “ Jammi Shakuntala memorial award for the best science writer” in the year 2007
in Soft Skill Trainings
Was associated with a few HRD groups
like Aura Leadership Foundation etc. as training consultant and conducted trainings for the officials of Companies like Coca
Cola, Tecumseh, Bharti Telecom, Asian Paints, Voltas, Dr. Reddy’s, Ivy Comptech, ICAI etc.
Participated as a resource person in training programmes of various Govt. and private institutions like NATFM, Sarva
siksha abhiyaan, Academic Staff College, OU, ANGRAU, UOH etc.
Conducted custom designed sessions for companies like KCP Sugars, Vasant Chemicals, Tupperware, Rane Group etc.
Conducted own sessions on various subjects at Literacy House AMS, with participants from major companies and also unemployed
(Inter personal, organisational, written, Telephone etc.)
Communication (Style analysis and flexing)
Presentation techniques (including Planning and preparation of presentations on computer and other media)
Listening (as a part of regular and remote and call centre communications)
Problem solving and Decision making
Customer relations (in various situations e.g. Industry, Sales, Office etc.)
Leadership and Management
Lean Management and 5S
Interviews (Conducting and facing)
Passion at work place
Training of the trainers.
Many other subjects as per the needs of the customer also dealt occasionally.
Training need analysis taken up for organisations and courses planned.
production and administration of science programmes at AIR Hyderabad. Was responsible for bringing up a special unit for science
popularisation in AIR Hyderabad and formulating various kinds of programmes at local, state and national level. Identified
as an accomplished broadcaster. Won acclaim and awards for programmes.
Radio Serials Vignana Padhati and Manavavikasam were the crowning glory in the service
rendered at AIR. Won national awards for programmes like Dhwani, Nissabdamlo Premanadalu etc..
Other popular programmes included The Dialogues in local dialect on Science for Rural Masses, Choppadantu Prasnalu
in children’s programme and the weekly science news and magazine programmes.
These are only a sampling from the vast work.
Also held positions as a programme manager and
trainer at national level. Headed the offices at AIR Hyderabad and Staff Training Institute AIR at Delhi. Undergone training
“Systematic approach to Training” in the Ministry of Human Resource Development GOI.
in planning and production of TV programmes for the government controlled and private channels as well as commercial establishments.
Coverage of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Annual Brahmotsavams for the
Devasthanam, Eenadu television and Gemini TV were widely acclaimed.
Participated as an anchor in the programme “Pursuit” on the UGC’s country wide class room which was
one of the best in their b’casts.
Contributed a number of series to ETV and Gemini TV. Was associated with the management of ETV in planning programmes.
My lessons for the science teachers on DD were well received
on content for a few specialised portals, one of them being
indian-scientist.com an interactive portal on science.
with DRS systems and services in executing their portal and call centre projects.
At present the personal home page http://vijagopalk.tripod.com is attracting many people particularly from the international
arena. My blog has been given 73/100 ranking by Indibloggers. The blog has apart from literature, translations, paintings,
music and book reviews.
Visualised and created a site Andhra arts.com for Strobe systems Pvt. Ltd.
I am collecting and converting Carnatic music and am lone uploader from AP to the international groups Sangeethapriya’s
Presented papers at various National and international conferences on the research topic “Human Biochemical Genetics”.
Published papers in National and International journals on the research work.
Currently involved in publication of computerized version of Brown’s Telugu to English Dictionary for Asian Educational
Working on the Communication Strategy for HIV/AIDS projects in AP on behalf of Parameswara Seva Samiti.
Published more than two dozen books in telugu, mostly in the category of popular science.
Columnist for Andhra jyoti, Andhra prabha (weekly) , Andhra prabha (daily) for more than five to six
years each. Contributed innumerable articles in these and other periodicals on science and other subjects on a regular basis
apart from the columns. The middle column in the Op ed page of Andhra Prabha was very popular. Daily Science column in Andhra
Bhoomi ran continously for more than a year. Chekumuki is printed a column.
Was associated with Literacy House AMS in planning their functional literacy programmes.
Worked on the editorial board of Computer Vignanam a telugu monthly and contributed a number of articles
Taught radio and net journalism at Rachana journalism college.
Worked with Children's film society of AP in their film appreciation programmes. Attended the international
festivals of Childrens films as a delegate.
Contributed scripts for the sky shows of BM Birla Planetarium right from the inception till date.
Acted as judge for the annual competition of NCERT children’s books.
Acted as a referee for selecting and correcting manuscripts for National book trust.
Acted as member governing body of AP Science centers.
Was associated with Late Sri PRRRao, a leading documentary maker as script writer. Wrote scripts for many documentaries
he produced. Andhra Kalavaibhavam, one such series (10 parts) was b’cast on DD four times. The research script is being
published by Telugu University in the form of a research book. Translated another Book “Magnificence of Indian Art”
which will be published by a leading national publisher soon.
Lectured extensively on various topics (Science, communication, Literature etc) in prestigious organisations
like the Engineering Staff College of India, State Resource Centre (Adult Education), Yuva Bharati, Jana Vignana Vedika, and
at many national level meets.
Participated as anchor in the very successful programme “Pursuit” in UGC’s country
wide class room programme on Doordarshan.
Wrote lyrics for the campaigns on girl child, early child education and popular science etc which
were issued as music cassettes.
Wrote poetry and short stories for some leading Telugu periodicals like Andhra Prabha, Andhra Jyoti,
Published ( Swati Monthly) a series of ten translated stories on the theme of death selected from
various languages of the world.
Translated material for publication for many leading periodicals like Yojana etc. The articles on
Human Genome project was appreciated a lot.
Contributed articles on subjects related to films for Sitara weekly
Contributed Science column and other material for children's magazine Balachandrika for a period of
over a Year.
Contributed lyrics for All India Radio’s light music programmes. Wrote science lyrics for the
programmes. The Burrakatha as a part of the Mnavavikasam serial was a hit.
Translated selected Telugu short stories into English for the anthology of Telugu University and one
such collection is under process for publication. Translations of works of Kandukuri, Tatacharlu etc are featured on the website.
Translated scripts for many documentaries, cartoon films etc for Doordarshan and private TV channels
on various subjects like science, culture, health and others.
Wrote scripts and produced language versions of many successful international programmes including
the Guinness Book of World Records and Gillette World Sports etc for ETV.
Associated with the Dancers like Shobha Naidu and Raja & Radha Reddy in script and choreography
work of some of their ballets.
Visualised and produced a number of ad films, 3D graphics in association with Ad agencies and media
Associated with many classical music Sabhas as a connoisseur of classical music and helped in planning
Wrote reviews of concerts and casettes in classical music for leading publications.
Writing book reviews in many dailies and weekly magazines in English and Telugu including Indian Literature.
Participated as resource person in many major seminars and workshops for the state government departments,
academic institutions and voluntary organisations.
Acted as consultant to many educational and media groups like Andhra Mahila Sabha etc.
Was involved in commercial copy writing for a few agencies for ads and ad films etc.
Translated the Tele series Andhra kala Vaibhavam which was b’cast on DD three times.
Wrote the Telugu Script for the 13 episode serisl Andhra Natya Reethulu
Translated the book Andhra Kala Vaibhavam (Under Publication by Telugu University)
Translated the book Bharatiya Kala Vaibhavam (Under print)
Translated the Book The Conflict by RP Narnerkar
Marikonni Science sangatulu
Inkonni Science sangatulu
– Mana arogyam
Jeevitamlo Bhoutika sastram ( in 2 Volumes)
rangam Naadu – nedu
Vignana Sarvaswam ( 3 Chapters of the encyclopaedia)
Paryavarana Vidya ( A Hand book for teachers)
Trees in twin cities
Batuku batalo Puli
Jekyll Mr. Hyde
(Some of these books are translations from English and Hindi)
of programmes contributed to Eenadu Television
series of 28 epiosodes about the animals in the mediterranian.
Guiness book of world records ( 52 episodes)
for the anchor and translation of the commentary for the world famous series.
Forts of india
version of the famous DD serial.
series of 26 episodes each dealing with a specific subject of science.
of 105 episodes of travel and tourism taking viewers around the world.
Wonders of the world ( 28 episodes)
highly apprecited series of discovery channel rendered into Telugu.
serial translated into telugu.
programme of house hold hints. (16 episodes)
Programme ( 13 Episodes)
Contributed to ETV2 (more than 1000 episodes)
world sport for more than three years
Grand Prix 3 Seasons
Spectrum ( Continues)
Strange but True
Turners Wildlife challenge
for the Kill
bio data is not really exhaustive. I have done a lot more work and am continuing to do so.