A  Gold  Medallist in  Mass communication and journalism from  University of Kashmir , Showkat Shafi  after completing   his TV  Production and film appreciation course  from Jamia Milia Islamia  New Delhi in 1992 ,  joined  Media Education Department  of Kashmir University  (MERC)  as a faculty in  May 1993  and served there  for ten long years.

Showkat has a vast experience in print and electronic media. He remained on the editorial board of the  Kashmir based broadsheet newspapers the  Kashmir Monitor,  the Kashmir observer , , the Mirror of Kashmir , tabloids like Srinagar flash, Kashmir images, Focus , Media times a KU publication and magazines like  Mountain valley Kashmir  published from Srinagar.

Showkat shafi remained associated with the prestigious department of mass communication and journalism KU  as a faculty for 10  years  and taught news editing and reporting , communication theories, advertising and public relations,  and film appreciation  to PG students . He was  the founder  student editor of the prestigious Media times  a publication of the MERC KU which is now an annual feature of the department. Showkat is a free lance anchor with Door Darshan  (PBBCI)  from the last 20 years and has so far anchored  and scripted tens of award winning DD programmes including   the prominent ones Subahi Subhai (morning show )  which got the national award. He  has  written  or directed  tens of  programmes for Door Darshan including the few  very popular “ waliv soocav”(let us think) , Kathe paend  ( talking point ) commissioned programmes like  , Yehee hai Zindagi ( this is life ), Mehmood Gami     ( commissioned two  episode serial) .  He  has also  anchored  the famous environment programme of Door Darshan ( PBBCI)  “ ye saeen Kaynaat ( This , our universe) for 3 years.

 Showkat  was associated with the very popular radio programme Shaherbeen , at the time when famous broadcaster Naeema Ahmad Mehjoor was its editor. Showkat continues to write his columns for the local dailies and magazines on issues confronting our society and especially our youth.. He  was awarded with Harmuk 2011,   Khilat Harmuk 2010, Khilat Shahbaaz  2016,  and Sonzal awards  2009, 2010 and 2011 for his outstanding contribution to Kashmir  media , literature  and  for promoting Kashmir art and culture .

Showkat  Shafi has presented   number of research papers  at various seminars  and conferences on the themes  concerning  society , Media and Kashmir culture , art and literature .  He has  been a regular panel with Radio Kashmir and participates in various discussions on social.

Showkat shafi is also associated as  member with writers organization for research development (WORD) and member mass communication professional guild (MCPG), Kashmir foundation  for  art and culture (KFAC) and  Kashmir Education Initiative .He has served as  member sub advisory committee  of  prestigious Shiekul Alam chair university of Kashmir.

Shafi believes in a simple life and a very strict and honest work culture and looks forward  to  the evolution of a value based society ,  free from corruption  and full of avenues and opportunities for our youth.