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Ashmit Kumar

Ashmit Kumar

Special Correspondent

Ashmit Kumar, a Deputy Editor with the network, has called CNBC-TV18 home for over 10 years.

He has been profiled as India’s Top 40 journalists in English Media, below the age of 40 years.

He is responsible for guiding the reportage of the channel on all things legal.

He also pilots Tech + Telecom Policy coverage.

Given the wide jurisdictions of Indian Courts and an active judiciary, the fate of a whole host of policy, regulatory, corporate, political and social issues have been decided on the floor of courtrooms, over the last 10 years.

Leading the network’s reportage has allowed him a bird’s eye view across some of the biggest issues to have affected the country in a decade.

He hosts “The Court Corner” on CNBC-TV18.

The show aims at a meaningful and simplified deep-dive into sensitive and intricate legal proceedings, which directly impact not just investors and balance sheets, but also policy and masses.

He is also responsible for decoding policy maneuvers affecting the health and growth of the Telecom sector.

Having shouldered young India’s aspirations into the 21st Century, the sector stands at an inflection point.

Ashmit helps viewers stay ahead of the curve on the sector.

He also engages at length with stakeholders, issues and policies on data security and privacy – ranging from SC’s Puttaswamy verdict to evolution of Data Protection Regime.

He has dealt with industry’s perspective on balancing concerns on data sovereignty with need for regulation.

After graduating from St.

Columba’s School in New Delhi, he pursued Journalism in Delhi University.

He chose to further hone his craft through a Master’s program at Asian College of Journalism in Chennai.

Ashmit has also completed a Certificate Program in Public Policy from Blavatnik School of Government in University of Oxford..


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