Dr. Pradhan (b 28th Jan' 1968) has a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Benaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi(UP). Later, he completed Ph.D in Journalism from the BHU and his research topic was Print Media and terrorism (in special reference to Punjab problem).
Before joining IIMC faculty as Assistant Professor (Hindi Journalism) in 2003, he worked in News Services Division (NSD) of ALL INDIA RADIO as Asstt. News Editor. He briefly taught as Senior Lecturer at Centre for Media Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashtha University, Delhi between Aug. to Nov. 2007.
He returned in IIMC as Associate Professor of Feature Communication in Nov.'2007. He is also looking after IT department of IIMC.
He is regularly contributing opinion articles, news analysis and features to leading national dailies and other magazines.