About Department of English and European Languages

  1. Name of the Department: Department of English & Other European Languages

 

Year of Establishment         :           1946 (with the inception of the University)

 

Head of the Department     :           Prof. Nivedita Maitra

 

Contact Details                     :           +91-7582-264116

 

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  1. Brief Introduction of the Department

 

Department of English and Other European Languages is one of the first 28 Departments that came into being along with the founding of the University of Saugor. Professor S. R. Swaminathan, a theatre aficionado was the first Head of the Department. In the following years, eminent scholars like Prof. P.S. Sastri, Prof. Amaresh Datta, Prof. Mohan Lal, Prof. Mallikarjunan and Prof. R. S. Pathak joined the Department and made distinct contribution towards the development of the Department. Working in accordance with the vision of Sir Dr. Harisingh Gour, the founder of the University, the Department strives to impart an open and versatile training to the students, giving them sufficient knowledge in the new and promising fields  like Electronic and Print Media, Film and News Script Writing, Editing and Publishing Industry, Creative Writing, Content Writing for Business Firms, Call Centre Anchors and the like along with the mainstream Language and Literature, Indian and Western Literary Theories and the School and College/University Teaching.

Department has Facilities like: an independent building; individual faculty chambers with computer and internet facility; an open-air theatre; Seminar Hall, Library, Reading room and Language Laboratory. The Language Laboratory at the department was established in the year 1979. The course material of the same was procured from CIEFL Hyderabad. In 2013 the laboratory was modernized and multimedia facilities were provided. It was further updated in the year 2017 and at present we have a 30 console fully equipped and modernized Language Lab. In addition to it the library of the department is also equipped with ten computers for students with software for speech improvement and accent neutralization namely ‘ClaritySnet Language Lab Software’ on them. The multimedia facilities offered in the laboratory provide the students with material on English phonetics, sounds, and syllables along with lessons on English Grammar covering all the essential components as those of tense, connected speech and clear pronunciation. The software is also equipped with a wide variety of interesting features as Student Demonstration, Net Movie, Virtual Recording, Paperless Examination, and Group Discussion among others to enhance the teaching –learning process.

 

  1. Details of the Teaching Faculty:

Name

Designation

Qualification

Specialization

Prof. Nivedita Maitra

Professor and Head

MA , Ph.D

Women’s Writings, South Asian Literature

Prof. Bhavatosh Indra Guru

Professor, Dean School of Languages

MA , Ph.D,

Literary Theory, Indian Poetics and Comparative Literature.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Assistant Professor

Grade III

MA., Ph.D.

Contemporary Indian English Novels, Film Studies

Dr. Vandana Rajoriya

Assistant Professor

MA., Ph.D

Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, Indian English Literature

Dr. Prakash Joshi

Assistant Professor

MA., Ph.D.

Drama, Theory and Practice; Literary Theory

Dr. Prabha Shankar Dwivedi (Till 04/08/2017)

Assistant Professor

M.A

Indian Aesthetics and Poetics, Comparative Poetics, Indian Philosophy of Language

 

  1. Student Intake Capacity :           UG -50, PG - 37       
  1. Number of Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff in the department (during 2017-18) :  

Designation

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  
  1.  

1

1

Associate Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  
  1.  
  1.  

1

2

TCC 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

 

1

 

LSS 

  1.  

 

 

 

  1.  

 

  1.  

 

5

 

                                                         

  1. DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES OFFERED:

PROGRAMME

DURATION

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

SEATS

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

3 Years

10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Institution

50

MA in English

2 Years

Graduation in any Discipline

37

Ph.D

3-5 years with Course work of One Semester

Master’s degree in the

concerned/relevant/allied subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent CGPA

or equivalent Grade.

 

Certificate Course in Spoken English

1 Year

10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board/Institution

 

  1. Students Particulars:
  1. Number of publications: (2015-2021) (Annexure I)

Sl. No.

Name of Faculty

Research Papers Published

Books Published

Chapters in Books

Papers presented

Chaired sessions

Attended Seminars / Conferences

Invited Lectures given

1.

Prof. Nivedita Maitra

3

 

3

1

 

3

2

2.

Prof. B.I. Guru

 

4

   

3

 

4

3.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

17

1

 

13

 

3

2

4.

Dr. Vandana Rajoriya

10

2

8

5

2

2

24

5.

Dr. Prakash Joshi

10

1

 

7

 

3

13

 

Total

40

 8

11

26

11

 45

 

 

  1. STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES

 

  1. 19 February 2015, First Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Amitava Roy, President and Co-Founder, Shakespeare Society of Eastern India; Director, Shakespeare Centre for Advanced Studies; Shakespeare Professor of English, Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata; Visiting Professor, University of Calcutta; Visiting Professor, Burdwan University on Shakespeare, Tagore and World Theatre.

 

  1. 15 February 2016, Second Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Prof. M. Asaduddin, Professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia ( A Central University), New Delhi on Indian Literature- Translating Premchanda.

 

  1. 21 November 2016, Third Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Makarand Paranjape, Professor of English, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on ‘Nation(al), Literature, Culture’

 

  1. 20 March 2017, Prof. Mohan Lal Memorial Lecture by Prof. Kapil Kapoor, former Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English (from 1996) and was designated as Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on English Studies in India: Contemporary Situation and the Agenda for Future.

 

  1. 24-25 July 2017, Two day’s Lecture by Prof. Indra Nath Choudhary, Former Secretary to the Sahitya Akademi, ICCR First Tagore Chair at the Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Minister Culture and Director, The Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, from 1997 to 2000 on Philosophy and Aesthetics.

 

  1. 20th November 2017, Fourth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Awadesh Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Gujarat on Reign of Religion and Ethics of Literature

 

  1. 15 July 2019, Fifth Swaminathan Memorial Lecture by Professor Margaret Ch. Zama, Professor of English, Department of English, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram on Literatures of the North East.
  2. Student seminars, Debate competitions, Film shows, and Invited lectures by Teachers and Scholars of other Departments.

 

  1. EXTENSION ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE STUDENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Impersonate a character from the drama prescribed in the course or any other work of the prescribed author.

Students of the department impersonated characters from Macbeth, Paradise Lost, The Rivals, Abhigyansakuntalam, Uttaramacarita and the like.

 

  1. Short skits on the dramas prescribed for reading.

Students of the department in groups presented short adaptations and skits based on Kalidasa’sAbhijnana Shakuntalam’, Bhavabhuti’s, ‘The Uttarramcharita’, Ilango Adigal’s ‘The Book of Banci’, in Cilappatikaram: The Tale of an Anklet, Mcchakaikā of Śūdraka, Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, Chaucher’s, Wife of Bath’s Prologue, Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Samson Agonistes’, Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and Sheridan’s ‘The Rivals’, Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Ghasiram Kotwal’ etc were performed.

 

  1. Translation as an Art.

Students of the department compared, assessed and critically analysed translations and their originals in order to experience the problems and prospects of literary translations. Students studied different translations of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s stories and poems, Srilal Shukla’s ‘Raag Darbari’, Munib-ur-Reman’s ‘Tall Buildings’, Kedarnath Singh’s ‘On reading a love poem’, Ananthamurthy’s ‘Samskara’, Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Ghasiram Kotwal’ and the like.

 

  1. Creative Adaptation review.

Students of the department compared, assessed and critically analysed onscreen adaptations of literary classics like, Homer’s The Illiad, Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Samson Agonistes’, Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Eugene O'Neill’s ‘Mourning Becomes Electra’ Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and the like.

 

  1. BEYOND THE SYLLABUS SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

 

  1. 1. Workshop on Theatre, entitled From Text to Performance from 19 to 25 September 2015 by Ms. Abanti Chakraborti, Director, Kolkota Alchemy, winner ot the prestigious Ustad Bismilla Khan Yuva Award by Sangeet Natak Academy, Government of India. Students of the department participated in the Workshop and presented Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the Valedictory function of the workshop.

 

  1. Drama- Fire and the Rain by Girish Raghunath Karnad performed by the students of the Department of English and OEL in the Valedictory function of the Workshop entitled Literary Cultural History of South Asia organized by the Department of English, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 16th March to 22nd March 2015.

 

  1. Creative Adaptation- Rasa Nipatti, by the students of the department in the Valedictory function of the National Seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar, M. P. on 19-20th February 2018

 

  1. Creative Adaptation- ‘Rasa in Shakespeare’ performed by the students of the department in the Valedictory function of the National Seminar on “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda” organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 22nd and 23rd October 2019

 

  1. Aksharkulam, one week mega cultural festival from 25th February to 2nd March 2019. The event constituted of competitions like Poetry Writing, Poem Recitation, Debate, Story Writing, Graffiti, Poster Making, Solo Song, Group Song, Solo Dance, Group Dance and Short Film Making.

 

  1. Drama Mcchakaikā of Śūdraka was performed by the student of the department on the eve of Validectory function of the Aksharkulam festival on 2nd March 2019.

 

  1. Weekly Literary Activities under the auspices of the Literary Association of the department:- open - Lectures, Debate Competitions, Film Shows and Group discussions etc. Students enthusiastically participate in all activities.

 

 

  1. STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES (SWOC):

 

Strengths-

 

  1. The Department came into existence with the inception of the university and has now an impressive record of seventy-four years of functioning as an important department of the University. With its two distinct streams of study Language & Linguistics and Literature the Department has been able to cater to the pressing demands of skilled Language teachers at the local and national level. The Department prides itself for its 100% placement record.
  2. The Department with its independent building and vast area has ample scope for further expansion.
  3. The department has a library of its own which facilitates learning at the department.
  4. The Department with its worthy faculty having different specializations and global experience of teaching and learning provides the students unique opportunities of learning and research.
  5. Well-equipped Language Laboratory, smart classrooms, and talented students ever engaged in peer learning and literary activities further add to the strength of the department.

 

Weaknesses-

 

The understaffed position of the Department is a major weakness. The Department building requires immediate repairs and infrastructural additions and up-gradations. The classrooms badly need basic maintenance. The library needs to be upgraded. There is an urgent need of Lab Technician for upkeep and maintenance of the Language Laboratory. Department faces a lot of problems in organizing national and international Seminars and workshops because of its locational disadvantages, lack of air-port and poor rail connectivity.

 

Opportunities:

 

Scenic beauty of the Department and the vast University campus, situated on the hill provides the Students with a unique opportunity of studying at a peaceful place, favorable for reading and research..

Fully equipped Language Laboratory, Smart Classrooms, Seminar Hall, Department library, rich Central library and online support of JSTOR, Sage, Project MUSE etc. offer unique opportunities of fruitful teaching and research.

Being a small department in a provincial place, the opportunity of student-faculty interaction is better at the department of English and OEL, Sagar, in comparison to the Universities at the metropolitan cities. 24*7 Professors are available for guidance and counseling to the students.

The specialized research in the fields of Indian Poetics, philosophy and comparative literature as reflected in the teaching and research shows immense possibility of worthy research in future.

 

Challenges:

 

Many of the students who join the department at the level of Graduation and Post Graduation come from the remote areas where facilities of English education are not very good and therefore have poor language and literary skills. It poses a big challenge in front of the teaching faculty.  A lot of time and effort of the faculty goes into building of their language skills and poor literary competence which could have otherwise been utilized for more ambitious projects.

  1. FUTURE PLANS OF THE DEPARTMENT –

 

 

  1. The Department looks forward to throw open the vistas of knowledge to the students and shape their thoughts by introducing them to literatures and cultures of the world, from the antiquity to our time and from the margins of indigenous cultures to the urban centres so as to enable the students to meet the changing demands of the time. 
  2. Department is introducing diploma course in German and French languages this year with the intention of upgrading them to full degree courses in the near future.
  3. Department plans to introduce a PG Course in Comparative Literature in the coming years.
  4. Department also plans to introduce a separate facility for Translation Studies subject to the availability of funds.
  5. Department looks forward to coming up as a major center of study in the filds of Indian Poetics, Literature of the Indian subcontinent and The indigenous culture of the Bundelkhand region. It also intends to work towards the collection of regional Bundelkhandi folk literature and its translation.

As a Department, our vision is to enhance our reputation as a teaching and research institution of excellence in keeping with the contemporary standards. 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE  I

 

 

Name

Dr Nivedita Maitra

Date of Birth: 02/05/1960

Designation

Professor and Head

Date of holding Present Post

4/3/2020

Name of the Department and School

Department of English and OEL School of Languages

 

Contact Details

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: 9977304921

Additional Responsibility in the university, if any

Registrar, Dr H S G V V Sagar 2016--2018 Director, UGC-HRDC, HSGVV Sagar 2017-2019

Head, Department of Urdu and Persian 2017 onwards

Convenor, Internal Complaint Committee, Dr H S Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar 2019- onwards

Educational Qualifications (UG onwards)

MA -English PhD

Research Area/Specialization

Women’s Writings, South Asian Literature.

Awards/ Honors / Fellowship Conferred (With details thereof)

 

Summary of Publications (Number only) (2013-2020)

Research Papers

07

Books

--

Chapter in Books

02

Seminars/

Conferences Proceedings

05

Projects

nil

                           

 

PUBLICATIONS :

National Publications(Details of Research Papers):

Year (2013 to 2020)

(Name of the author(s), title, name of the journal, vol. no. , page no.,Month/year, ISSN and impact factor, if any)

2018

Santra, Mehuli ., Nivedita Maitra. “Turning Audibility into Visuality: Narratives in Ragamala Painting with Special reference to the Raga Bhairava and Raga Meghamallar”, in The Criterion : An International Journal in English, Vol.9, issue 5 .2018 ISSN 0976- 8165

2019

 

 

 

2019

Maitra , Nivedita. “Obscenity, Perversity or A Woman’s New Sense of Self: Treatment of Lesbianism in Chugtai’sThe Quilt” in

Jodhpur Studies in English , Vol.XVII,2019. P. 27-36. ISSN0970-843X

 

Maitra , Nivedita and Siddhi Tripathi. “The Untold Stories of Partition: An Analysis of Torn from the Roots” in The Criterion: An

International Journal in English, Vol.10, issue V .2019 ISSN 0976-8165

2020

 

International Publications(Details of Research Papers):

Year (2013 to 2020)

(Name of the author(s), title, name of the journal, vol. no. , page no.,Month/year, ISSN and impact factor, if any)

2013

Maitra, Nivedita and Shruti Dubey, “The Scintillating Indian Culture: Ethical Underpinnings and Scientific Affiliations” in SAARC Culture, Vol.4:2013, The Annual Journal of SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo. pp.40-59. ISSN 2012-922x.

2014

Maitra, Nivedita. “ Sulekha” in International Journal of English: Literature, Language and Skills, Vol 3, Special Issue 3, Short Story Special. P. 35-41, 2014. ISSN 22780742

Chapters in Books

Year (2013 to 2020)

(with author(s), title of chapter, title of the book with author name, name of publisher, year of Publication, ISBN)

2016

Maitra , Nivedita. “Globalization, Consumerism and Empowerment of Women in India”, Empowering Women Through the Prism of Social Justice ed. Kalpana Purohit and Mahesh Parihar, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jai Narain Vyas University ,Jodhpur and Books Treasure 2016, ISBN: 978-93-84385-23-1

2015

Maitra , Nivedita.” Reinventing Oneself: The Immigrant Dilemma in Manju Kapur’sThe Immigrant “, The Novels of Manju Kapur,-A Critical Study Ed. Farzana S Ali, 2015, Dattsons, ISBN 978-81-7192-107-2

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended)

Year (2013 to 2020)

(with topic, date and venue)

2013

National Seminar on Social Awareness in Modern Literature, Sep. 13 & 14 2013, organized by School of Comparative Languages and Culture, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore.

2016

National Conference on Empowering Women through Prism of Social Justice , 6 & 7 February 2016, organized by Centre for

Women’s Studies, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur.

2017

National Workshop on Teaching of English in Indian Classes: The Innovative Methods, 7th Jan. 2017 organized by Government

 

 

Girls’ College Bina,

2018

National Seminar on Education and Culture , 4 & 5 April 2018, organized by Vivekanand College for Women , Barisha, Kolkatta

 

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Organised)

Year (2013 to 2020)

(with topic, date and venue)

2014

National Seminar organized on Narratives of Violence in Postmodern Literature ,27-28 February 2014

2015

National workshop organized on Literary and Cultural History of South Asia , 16th---22nd March 2015

2015

Students’ Workshop 19th to 25th Sep. 2015

Invited Lectures delivered (Outside University) with title, date and place:

Year (2013 to 2020)

 

2016

“Learning and Teaching of English in India: changing Challenges on the Function and Use of English Globally”., on 10 March 2016 in National Seminar on English Teaching, Learning : Problems and Promises organized by Swami Vivekanand University Sagar.

2018

“ ChangingImage of Women in Indian English Novels” in National Seminar on Women in the Indian English Novels, on organized

by Swami Vivekanand University Sagar.

No. of Ph.D.           03

Awarded: 13 (between 2000-2020)

No. of Ph.D. Scholars working: 06

 

No. of Foreign Visits : 02

Year (2013 to 2020)

Name of the country, Date, Place, Purpose of visit, duration, etc.

2017

Germany , 19/7/2017 to 11/1/2018. Stuttgart, Purpose : personal (to visit my daughter)

2019

Europe , Visit

Memberships in Academic Bodies:

·         Life Member of Association of Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

·

·         Life Member of Indian Women Association

·

Other Academic Achievements :

(i) Membership of Editorial Boards: National/ International (With details of the journal(s) and duration)

·         Madhyabharti : Research Journal of Dr HSGVV Sagar

(ii) Reviewer of the Journal(s) (With details of the journal(s) and duration)

·         Dialogue: A Journal Devoted to Literary Appreciation , ISSN 09745556

(iii) Membership of the Board of Studies/School Board / Academic Council/ Executive Council (Within/ outside the university)

·         Member of Executive Council, Dr HSGVV Sagar

·         Member of the Academic Council, Dr HSGVV Sagar

·         Chairperson School Board , School of Languages.

·          Board Of Studies of English , Dr H S Gour V V Sagar

·          Board Of Studies of English ,Barkatulla University, Bhopal

·          Board Of Studies of English , Mata GurjiMahilaMahavidyalaya, Jabalpur ( 2018-2021)

··                  Board Of Studies of English , Pt. Ravishankar Shukla Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, (2015-2017)

         

 

FACULTY PROFILE

 

Name

BhavatoshIndraGuru

Date of Birth:August 20, 1968

Designation

Professor

Date of holding Present Post

January 01, 2012

Name of the Department and School

English and Other European Languages

 

Contact Details

Email :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile:09425171824

Additional Responsibility in the university, if any

Dean, School of Languages and Joint Proctor, Dr. H.S. Gour V.V., Sagar

Educational Qualifications (UG onwards)

Ph. D. in English Literature, Centre for English Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

M. Phil

MA (English), MA (Linguistics) BA(English Honors)

Research Area/Specialization

Aesthetics and Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Indian Poetics, Philosophy of Language,Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British life and letters

Awards/ Honors / Fellowship

Conferred (With details thereof)

1991- Fellow, American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad.

Summary of Publications (Number only)

Research Papers

23

Books

03

Chapter in Books

05

Seminars/ Conferences

Proceedings

NIL

Projects

01

 

Best Five Research Publications

·         Structures of Signification and Conceptualization in Indian Poetics and Western Criticism’, in Critical Practice,

Vol. XIII, No. 1&2, 2006, pp. 1-28

·         Vakya-artha According to Bhartrhari’ in the Journal of Asiatic SocietyVOL.XLVIII, No. 1, Jan. – June, 2006,  pp. 63-74.

·         Rasa and Impersonal Theory of Poetry’, in Creative Forum Vol. 2, Issue -1, 2005, pp. 01-37.

·         Reinventing Idioms for Poetics: Dhvani as a Contemporary Model’, in Jadavpur Journal of Comparative

Literature Vol. 42, 2004-2005, pp. 15-46.

·         Meaning as Conceptual Structure in Indian Poetics and Western Criticism’, in Odyssey, Vol. 5-6, 2004, pp. 14-44.

                           

 

Research Projects (Completed and Ongoing):

S.No.

Title

Funding Agency

Duration

Sanction order No. & Date

Amount in Rs. Lakh

Completed/ongoing

1.

Meaning as Conceptual Structure inIndian Poetics and Western

Criticism

UGC, New Delhi

2001-2003

 

Rs. 250000

Completed

 

PUBLICATIONS - 2013 onwards :

National Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2013

IndraGuru,Bhavatosh.Towards a Theory of Syntax in Indian Knowledge Systems.New Delhi and Shimla:D.K.Printworld and IIAS,Shimla,

2014

IndraGuru, Bhavatosh, Interpretative Absolutes and Configurable Universals in Literary Theory: A Study in Relation to Indian Poetics and Russian Formalism, Critic, JNU, New Delhi, No. 14, pp. 172-176, 2014,

2015

IndraGuru,Bhavatosh,Conceptual Structures in Rasa.Philosophical Quarterly.Vol.XX,No.2Amalner:Centre of Philosophy

International Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2017

Indra Guru,Bhavatosh.Divine,Divinity and Devotion:Configuring Knowledge and Experience in Mirabai,St.John of the Cross and

St.Teresa of Avila.The Divine and the Human.Early Modern Mystic poets of India and Spain.Barcelona:Univ.of Barcelona Press,2017

Books Published - 2013 onwards

2019

Indraguru, Bhavatosh. Morphology of Meaning in the Earliest Indian and European Narrative Discourses. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, 2019. ISBN: 978-81-246-0918-7

2013

Conceptual Structures of T.S.Eliot’s Critical Theories and Sanskrit Poetics.Germany:Lambert.ISBN 978-3659262692

 

2013

Multicultural Studies of Creation of Meaning in Poetry:Dhvani and Structuralist Poetics.New Delhi:D.K.Printworld.ISBN978-81-246- 0634-6

International Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

2014

·         Presented a paper on “Plato, Aristotle and Indian Aesthetics: Reinventing a Theory of Universals and Absolutes”, at an International Conference on “Greek Studies: An Indian Perspective”, in February 2014, organised by the Greek Chair, JNU, New Delhi.

·         Presented a paper on “Formal Methods and Figural Form in Aesthetic Conceptualisation: Art, Experience and Universality in Indian and Japanese Aesthetics”, at an International Conference on “Japanese Literature”, in November 2014, organised by the

Centre for Japanese Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

2015

·         Presented a paper on “Divine, Divinity and Devotion: Configuring Knowledge and Experience in the Artistry of Mirabai, St. John of Cross and St. Teresa of Avila”, at an International Conference on “The Divine and Human: Early Modern Mystic Poets from India and Spain”, in February 2015, organised by the Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, JNU,

New Delhi.

2016

·         Chaired a session on Upanisads and the Greek Philosophy and Aesthetics,Centre for Greek          Studies.JNU,New Delhi, December 2016

2017

·         Chaired a session on the Doctrine of Maya and the Nativity of Aesthetico-Philosophical Discourses In the Western World.Centre for Greek Studies,JNU,NewDelhi,January 2017

2018

·         Chaired a session on India and W.B.Yeats,Centre for English,School of Language.Literature and Culture Studies,December 2018

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Organised - 2013 onwards)

2018

·         UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics on February 19-20, 2018 at Department of English and Other European Languages, Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, M.P.

2019

·         ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar onNationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda, October 22-24, 2019 atDepartment of English and Other European Languages, Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central

University), Sagar, M.P.

Invited Lectures delivered (Outside University) with title, date and place - 2013 onwards:

2016

·         April 2016 Invited Lecture on Jurisprudence according to Nyaya system of Indian Philosophy.India International Center, New Delhi

2017

·         December 2017 , Six Invited Lectures on Indian Philosophy and Western Aesthetics, UGC-HRDC, JNU, New Delhi

·         June 2017, Four Invited Lectures on Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy and Literary Theory, Guru GhasiDas University, Bilaspur

2018

·         May 2018, Six Invited lectures on Plato’s Theory of Knowledge and Aristotle’s Poetics and Metaphysics, Greek Chair, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, New Delhi

2019

·         December 2019,Delivered Six lectures on Hinduism and Western Thought,UGC-HRDC,GGD University,Bilaspur,Chhattisgarh

No.of Ph.D. Awarded

10

No. of Ph.D. Scholars working:

06

Memberships in Academic Bodies:

·         Lifetime membership of Linguistics Society of India

·

Other Academic Achievements :

(i) Membership of Editorial Boards: National/ International (With details of the journal(s) and duration)

·                              Creative forum, Bahri Publications, New Delhi

·                              Language Forum, Bahri Publications, New Delhi

(ii) Membership of the Board of Studies/School Board / Academic Council/ Executive Council (Within/ outside the university)

·                              Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, M.P.

         

 

FACULTY PROFILE

 

 

Name

Dr.Rashmi Singh

Date of Birth:22.10.1974

Designation

Assitant Professor Stage-III

Date of holding Present Post

21.06.2007

Name of the Department and School

Department of English & Other European Languages, School of Languages

 

Contact Details

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile:9406519469

Additional Responsibility in the university, if any

Member of Sports Committee, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Member of Election Committee(2015 & successive years)

Member of Discipline Committee(2015 & successive years) Member of flying scott

Member of Editorial Board of University News Bulletin

Educational Qualifications (UG onwards)

Ph.D

Research Area/Specialization

Contemporary Indian English Novels & Film studies

Summary of Publications (Number only)

Research Papers

24

Books

01

Chapter in Books-

 

Seminars/ Conferences Proceedings- National Sminars

International

09

 

 

 

10

Projects

 

                           

 

PUBLICATIONS - 2013 onwards:

National Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2013

Dr.Rashmi Singh, “The Relationship of Finite with Infinite: An Appreciation of Tagore’s Gitanjali” Literary Perspectives, Vol. 8, no.2, Page no.82-86, on 2 JUIY 2013,ISSN 0974-0368

2014

1.                Dr.Rashmi Singh, Children’s Literature: Nature and Significance, Madhyabharti,Vol.LXVI, Page no. 114-118,Jan.2014, ISSN 0974-0066

2.                Dr.Rashmi Singh,Cinematic Adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Literary Confluence: A Global Journal of English and Cultural Studies, Peer Reviewed, Page no. 147-156,Jan.-June 2014, ISSN 2349-6509

3.                Dr.Rashmi Singh,Kamala Markandaya’s A Silence of Desire The Conflict of Tradition and Modernity”, The Discourse, Vol.3 Issue 2 Peer Reviewed, Page no. 75-81,April-June 2014, ISSN 2278-0920

4.                Dr.Rashmi Singh,Interrogating Marital Harmony in Karnad’s Naga-Mandala: A Critical Study” The Discourse, Vol.3 Issue 3&

4, Peer Reviewed, Page no. 35-40,July-Sep.,Oct.-Dec.2014, ISSN 2278-0920

2016

1.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,Confronting The Problems of Indian Marriages in Shashi Deshpande’s The Binding Vine ,Global Journal of Engineering Science & Social Science Studies, Vol.02,Issue-10,the Refereed Journal, Page no. 1-7, Oct.2016, ISSN:2394-3084 (online)

2.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,Towards A Paradigm for Indian (Ness) of India: A Contemporary Reading of R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days in his Short Stories,Global Journal Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.5, Issue-11, the Refereed Journal, Page no. 14-20, Oct.2016, ISSN: 2348-0459

3.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, Indian Philosophy & Woman Discourse in Aurobindo’s Savitri,South Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies SAJMS , Vol.2,no.9, the Refereed Journal, Page no. 1-7, Oct.2016, ISSN: 2395-1079

4.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, Gandhian Philosophy of Non-Violence &Contemporary Time, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.iv, Issue-11,the Refereed Journal (a double-blind peer reviewed monthly,Page no. 52-54,Oct.2016, Online ISSN: 2321- 8819, Print: 2348-7186

5.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,Class Discrimination: An Observation of Indian Society in Arvind Adiga’sThe White Tiger,Asian Journal of

Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.4, Issue-12, theRefereed Journal,Page no. 73-76,Nov.2016, Online ISSN: 2321-8819, Print: 2348-7186

2019

1.                Dr.Rashmi Singh,Video Games as a Performative Art Form,Creative Forum, Vol.32 no.1-2, Page no. 52-60, UGC listed,Jan.- Dec. 2019, ISSN 0975-6396

2.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,Film Adaptation and Film Aesthetics: A Study of The Blue Umbrella in Print and Screen, Intellectual Quest

Vol.-11,Page no. 166-176,UGC listed journalJune 2019 ISSN 2349-1949

3.                Dr.Rashmi Singh,Social Hypocrisy in Partition Narrative: A Study of Pinjar and its Visual Narration, Littcrit- An  Indian Response to Literature Vol. 45, No. 1, Issue 87, Page no.7-14, UGC listed journal June 2019, ISSN 0970-8049

International Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

 

2015

1.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,on Psychology of Aggression in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable, Quote Unquote an International  Journalof Language, Humanities & Management, Vol.3, No. 1-2, Page no. 75-82, Jan-Dec 2015, ISSN 2320-8759

2.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, on Socio-cultural and Gender Oppression in Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard,The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Vol.6, Issue-VI, Page no. 121-127,Dec. 2015,ISSN: 0976-8165

2016

1.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, Childhood: A Struggle for Identity in Arvind Adiga’sThe White Tiger, IJELL-International Journal of English Language & Literature, Chennai, India Vol.-4,Issue 15, peer reviewed International Journal refereed,Page no. 69- 78,June- Sep.2016 Online ISSN:2321-1164, Print ISSN: :2347-2642

2.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, The Idea of Nation, Cultural Spaces & Gender in Diasporic Bollywood Cinema, IJER International Journal of English Research, Vol.2, Issue-4,the Refereed Journal,Page no. 64-70,Jul.2016 ISSN: 2455-2186

3.         Dr.Rashmi Singh, Cultural Spaces: A Thematic Reading of Jhumpa Lahiri’sThe Namesake IJER International Journal of English Research Vol.2, Issue-5,the Refereed Journal, Page no. 29-31, Sep.2016 ISSN: 2455-2186

4.         Dr.Rashmi Singh,  Social Epistemology & Feminism: Reading Feminized Episteme in Mira Nair’s The Namesake,International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Development Vol.3, Issue-10,the Refereed Journal,Page

no.74-76,Oct.2016. Online ISSN: 2349-4182, Print ISSN: 2349-5979

2019

1.     Dr.Rashmi Singh, Child psyche and Childhood in Anita Desai’s Selected Works, International Journal of Innovative Knowledge Concepts, Vol.- VII, issue-3, Page no. 203-208,UGC listedentitled. March 2019 ISSN No. -2454-2415

Books Published - 2013 onwards

2016

Dr.Rashmi Singh, Women In Hardy’s Novels, Reference Book,GJMS Publication International Publisher Oct.2016, ISBN: 978- 93-85384-79-8

Chapters in Books - 2013 onwards

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended)

2013

1.      Stress and Health Management,on Stress Management in the poems of Kabir, 1-02 Feb. 2013 Organized by Dept. of Psychology & Home Science, Govt. P.G. College of Excellence, Sagar (M.P.)

2.                Myth, History, Tradition & Modernity in Indian English Drama, on “Re-inventing Paradigms for Modernity in Girish Karnard’s

Naga-Mandala, 4-6. Feb.2013, Organized by Dept. of English, Govt. Auto. .P.G. College. Chhindwara( M.P)

3.         Social Awareness in Modern Literature, on “Social Consciousness in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable”,13 & 14 September 2013

Organized by School of Comparative Languages and Culture , Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore (M.P)

2016

1.                Gender, Power, Patriarchy and the Status of Women in India, on “Gender Oppression in Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard”, 25-26 February, 2016 organized by Department of Political Science& Public Administration, Dr. HarisinghGourVishvavidyalaya, Sagar,MP

2.                Neo-Vedanta, on A Woman Discourse in Neo-Vedanta through Aurobindo’s Savitri,9-11 March, 2016, Sponsored by ICPR,

New Delhi, organized by Department of Philosophy, Dr. HarisinghGourVishvavidyalaya, Sagar,MP

2015

Workshop on Literary Cultural History of South Asia,16-22 March 2015 Organized by Dept. of English & Other European

Languages, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar M.P.

2017

SHORT  TERM  COURSE:      on Research Methodology, 31 July-06 August 2017, organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Dr.HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya, (A Central University) Sagar, MP

2018

1.         Inclusive Education: Issues and Challenges, on Gandhian Concept of Inclusive Education, 31 January-1 February, 2018, Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development,New Delhiorganized by Centre for Professional Development of Teacher Educators(CPDTE) School of Education Doctor HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya, (A Central University) Sagar, MP

2.         Interdisciplinary Refresher Course, on ‘Culture Studies’, 17th Sep. to 7 Oct. 2018, UGC- HumanResource Development Center. Dr. HarisinghGourVshwavidyalaya, (A Central University) Sagar, MP

3.         National Seminar on Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in Indian Culture, Socio-cultural Aspects in Manu Bhandari’s Apka Buntti”18-19 Dec. 2018, organized by Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Doctor HarisinghGourVshwavidyalaya, Sagar, MP (A Central University)

2019

1.     Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda on“TroublesomeIdentity of Women in the times of National Conflicts in the Context of Amrita Pritam’s Pinjar”, 22-24 Oct.2019 organized by Dept. of English & Other European

Languages Dr. HarisinghGourGourvishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar MP

2020

2.     NATI Empowering Women through Literature: Issue and Challenges, on “Voicing the Silence of Women: A Reading of Rama

Mehta’s Novel Inside the Haveli”, 10-11 Feb.2020, organized by School of Studies in English, Vikram University, Ujjain MP

International Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

2013

1.         The Journey of Comparative Literature: India and beyond: XIth Biennial InternationalConference of The Comparative Literature Association of India, on”Transcendentalism and Modernism: A Contemporary Reading of Kabir and John Donne” 16 - 18 Jan.2013, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

2.                Literature to Cinema :Appropriation, Adaptation, Adulteration, on “ Chetan Bhagat, Literature & Film”,1-3 JUNE 2013 organized by Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, India

2014

1.                Diasporic Indian Cinemas and Bollywood on The Diaspora: Re-Imaging and Re- Possessions, on “Diasporic Identity and Cultural Diversity: A Study of the Film Adaptation of JumpaLahiri’sThe Namesake”22-24 January 2014 organized by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes& Centre for Advance Studies in India, Hyderabad

2.                Reading/Understanding Fiction in Contemporary Times, on “Towards an Understanding of Diaspora in JumpaLahiri’sThe Namesake5-6 March 2014 in collaboration with Sahitya Academy & ICSSR, New Delhi, at Dept. of English, BHU, Varanasi

     

 

2015

1.                Writing India: Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Fiction, on “A Social Satire: A Reading of Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the guava Orchard in the Post-modern Perspectives”,16-17 Jan. 2015organised by Department of English, Ravenshaw University

2.                Indian Diaspora & Cultural Heritage: Past, Present and Future, on “Indian Diasporic Consciousness & Transnational Cultural Spaces: A Thematic Reading of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum (K3G) and Pardes”, 11-13 February 2015organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India held at India International Centre, New Delhi

3.                Culture, Arts and Socio-political Movements in South Asia: Comparative Perspectives on “The Idea of Non-violence: A Comparative Reading of Gandhi and Tolstoy” 1-4 March 2015 organised by Center for Rajasthan Studies and Dept. of Urdu and Persian University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

2017

1.     Language, Literature and Culture, on“Narrative Techniques and Visual Aesthetics: A Study of The Blue Umbrella” 15-17 December, 2017 organized by Institute of Advanced Studies In English Aundh, Pune, India

2018

1.     Indian Diaspora & Cultural Heritage: Past, Present and Future, on “India in the Theme of Partition: A Study of Amrita Pritam’s

Pinjar and its Film Version Pinjar” 18-20 January, 2018 organized by The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

2020

1.     INTE Woman Empowerment & Sustainable Development, on “Women Empowerment Through Technical Knowledge: A Study of Kavita Deswani’s Betrayed”, 6-7 March 2020, organized by School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Devi Ahilya

Vishwavidyalaya, Indore MP

Invited Lectures delivered (Outside University) with title, date and place - 2013 onwards:

2016

National Seminar- Problem of Pronunciation and Accent Neutralization, on “English Teaching, Learning: Problems and Promises”,

10 March, 2016, organized by the Department of English , Swami Vivekanand University, Sagar,MP

2017

1.                National Seminar- The Uses of English, on“Uses of English Language through Films”,Feb. 4, 2017 in theoninSwami Vivekanand University, Sagar (M.P.)

2.                Short –Term Course-Communication Skills and Personality Development , on “Enhancement of Communication Skills through Pictures, Video clips and Songs”,March 22,2017, Organized by The UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya, (A Central University)Sagar (M.P.)

No. of Ph.D. Awarded:

01

No. of Ph.D. Scholars working:

01

Memberships in Academic Bodies:

·         Member of Academic Council for three years

·   Member of Board of StudiesinDept. of English

·         Member of School Board for three years

·   Member of Board of Studiesin Dept. of Sanskrit

·         DUGC

·   Member of UG & PG Councilling Committee

·         Member of DPGC

·   Member of M.phil/Ph.dInterview Committee

Other Academic Achievements :

(i) Membership of the Board of Studies/School Board / Academic Council/ Executive Council (Within/ outside the university)

·                              Member of Academic Council for three years inDr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)

·                              Member of School Board for three years in School of Languages, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)

·                              Member of Board of Studies inDept. of English& Other European Languages, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)

·                              Member of Board of Studies in Dept. of Sanskrit, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)

       

 

FACULTY PROFILE

 

Name

Dr Vandana Rajoriya

Date of Birth: 19/01/1981

Designation

Assistant Professor

Date of holding Present Post

28 May 2013

Name of the Department and School

Department of English and OEL, School of Languages

 

Contact Details

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: 8989458538

Additional Responsibility in the university, if any

Department Coordinator, IQAC.

Member, Board of Studies and School Board

Educational Qualifications (UG onwards)

BA , MA and PhD

Research Area/Specialization

Comparative Literature, Indian English Literature and Literary Theory

Awards/ Honors / Fellowship Conferred (With details thereof)

 

Summary of Publications (Number only)

Research Papers

20

Books

04

Chapter in Books

11

Seminars/

Conferences Proceedings

 

Projects

 

Best Five Research Publications

·         Rajoriya Vandana, From Śṛṅgāra to Śānta: Poetry of John Donne in Light of Indian Aesthetics. POETCRIT. An International Bi- annual Refereed Journal of Literary Criticism & Contemporary Poetry. Maranda. H.P. India. Vol. 33 No. 1 January-June, 2020. pp. 1-8. 2020. ISSN 0970 2830.

·         Rajoriya Vandana, Contemporary Relevance of the Myth of Decolonization. Rockpebbles. A Peer Reviewed International Literary Journal, Naranpur, Post Kodandapur, Via Devidwar, Jaipur, Orissa, India, Vol. XXIII No. III. September 2019. pp. 13-19. 2019. ISSN 0975-0509. UGC CARE List at Serial

No. 168 in Group D

·         Budhwani Sonal and Vandana Rajoriya, Vedantic Philosophy and the Matrix Trilogy. Literary Perspectives, Journal of Language and Literature, Lucknow, U.P. India. Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2018. pp. 65-75. 2018. ISSN 0974-0368

·         Budhwani Sonal and Vandana Rajoriya, Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: Vedantic  Cyborgs and the Postmodern World. Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) A

Peer Reviewed (Refereed) International Journal. Vol. 6 Issue 4. pp. 6-13. 2018. ISSN:2395-2636

·         Rajoriya Vandana, The Other Side of This/That: A Study of Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli in the

Postcolonial Context. LITERARY MISCELLANY, Vol. 06, No. 2, Jul-Dec 2017 pp. 84-101. 2017. ISSN

2230-7451

                           

 

PUBLICATIONS - 2013 onwards:

National Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2013

·         Rajoriya Vandana,Understanding Karuna Rasa in the light of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Some Other English Poems, POETCRIT, An International Bi- annual Refereed Journal of Literary Criticism & Contemporary Poetry. Maranda. H.P. India, Vol. XXVI. January 2013. pp. 61-65. 2013. ISSN 0970 2830

·         ---,Conception of Vîrata and Vîra Rasa in Indian Aesthetics.Vedic Path, Quarterly English Journal of Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya. Haridwar, India. Vol. LXXXVII (No.3&4) Jul.-Sep./Oct.-Dec.2013, pp. 106-116, 2013, ISSN 0970-1443

·         ---, Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers in the Technical Education in the 21st Century, Thematics Journal of Education (A Peer Reviewed International Research Journal) Vol. 2 Issue 4, Aug. 2013, pp.43-46. 2013. ISSN 2249-9022

2014

·         Rajoriya Vandana, Music of Śṛṅgāra (Erotic) in Poetry of Baudelaire and Rimbaud. Madhya Bharti. Research Journal. Dr. H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P. Vol. LXVI. January 2014, pp.134-139. 2014. ISSN No. : 0974-0066

2017

·         Rajoriya Vandana, A review article entitled The New Women in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe:                            An Overview Literary Perspectives, Journal of Language and Literature, Lucknow, U.P. India. Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2017 issue. 2017, ISSN 0974- 0368

·         ---, The Other Side of This/That: A Study of Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli in the Postcolonial Context. LITERARY MISCELLANY, Vol. 06, No. 2, Jul-Dec 2017 pp. 84-101. 2017. ISSN 2230-7451

2018

·         Budhwani Sonal and Vandana Rajoriya, Vedantic Philosophy and the Matrix Trilogy. Literary Perspectives, Journal of Language and Literature, Lucknow, U.P. India. Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2018. pp. 65-75. 2018. ISSN 0974-0368

·         Budhwani Sonal and Vandana Rajoriya, Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: Vedantic Cyborgs and the Postmodern World. Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) A Peer Reviewed (Refereed) International Journal.

 

 

Vol. 6 Issue 4. pp. 6-13. 2018. ISSN:2395-2636

2019

·         Rajoriya Vandana, Depiction of Female Characters in Manoj Das’s A Tiger at Twilight, Contemporary Vibes, English Quarterly Peer Reviewed Refereed Research Journal of Literary Criticism and Creative Writing for Free Flow of Thought, Vol. 14, Issue- 56, July-Sept, 2019 pp. 40-43, 2019. ISSN 0975-1750

·         --- Contemporary Relevance of the Myth of Decolonization. Rockpebbles. A Peer Reviewed International Literary Journal, Naranpur, Post Kodandapur, Via Devidwar, Jaipur, Orissa, India, Vol. XXIII No. III. September 2019. pp. 13-19. 2019. ISSN

0975-0509. UGC CARE List at Serial No. 168 in Group D

2020

·         Rajoriya Vandana, From Śṛṅgāra to Śānta: Poetry of John Donne in Light of Indian Aesthetics. POETCRIT. An International

Bi- annual Refereed Journal of Literary Criticism & Contemporary Poetry. Maranda. H.P. India. Vol. 33 No. 1 January-June, 2020. pp. 1-8. 2020. ISSN 0970 2830.

Books Published - 2013 onwards

2013

·         Rajoriya Vandana, Serious Timings Beautiful Rhymings: A Collection of Poems. Adhyayan Publishers and Distributers. New Delhi. 2013. ISBN 978-81-8435-366-2

2016

·         Rajoriya Vandana, Tiny Droplets: A Collection of Poems. Adhyayan Publishers and Distributers. New Delhi. 2016. ISBN 978- 81-8435-442-3

Chapters in Books - 2013 onwards

2013

·         Rajoriya Vandana, "The zest for life and struggle for existence in The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh". The Fiction of Amitav Ghosh ed. Dr. Vivekanand Jha, Atlantic Publishers & Distributers. New Delhi. 2013. pp. 106-119, ISBN 978-81-269-1793-8

·         "Information and communication technology in English Language Teaching: Position and Proposition". (In) The Impact of ICT on ELT: An Innovative Methodology: ed. Dr. Satendra Kumar, Yking Books, Jaipur, 2013, Chapter 11, pp. 110-127, ISBN 978- 93-82532-12-5

·         ---"Essential Features of Marathi Dalit Translation Literature". (in) Nation Translation and Bhasha Literatures (Anthology of Seminar Papers on Redefining the Nation through Translating Bhasha Literatures: Problems, Perspectives and Prospects) ed. Harbir Sigh Randhawa, Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, Chapter 15, pp.176-186, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7625-908-8

·         ---"Struggle for identity and existence in Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe". (In) Great Indian Authors in English: Critical Ruminations ed. Bashisth Choubey & Amarnath Prasad, Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, Chapter 15, pp.145-156, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7625-920-0

·         ---"Kiran Desai as a Post Colonial Indian Women Novelist". (In) Great Indian Authors in English: Critical Ruminations ed. Bashisth Choubey & Amarnath Prasad, Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, Chapter 21, pp.207-222, 2013, ISBN 978- 81-7625-920-0

2014

·         Rajoriya Vandana "Poetry of Arun Kolatkar". Aesthetics in English Literature, ed. Satendra Kumar, Jaipur, India: Yking Books, Chapter 5, pp. 36- 47, 2014 ISBN: 978-93-82532-59-0.

·         "Women in Amitav Ghosh's The Glass Palace: A Study in Theme" The Critical Heritage of English Literature, ed. Satendra Kumar, Jaipur, India: Yking Books, Chapter 8, pp. 72- 79, 2014. ISBN : 978-93-82532-61-3.

2015

·         Rajoriya Vandana. Rama Mehta as a Post Colonial Indian Women Novelist with reference to Inside The Haveli, fictional transformation: SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD WINNING NOVELS IN ENGLISH, ed. Dr. Vivekanand Jha and Dr. Rajnish Mishra. New Delhi: Authors Press. pp 232-247. 2015. ISBN 978-93-82647-05-8.

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

2016

·         The New Indian Women in Literature: A Study in relation to Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace and Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupe, National Seminar on Gender, Power, Patriarchy and The status of women in India, 25-26 Feb. 2016, organized by the Dept. of Pol. Sc. & Pub. Admn. Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P.

·         Journey Towards Santa: A Study in Relation to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, National Seminar on Drama and Society Since Shakespeare, 17-18th March 2016 organized by the Department of English, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education,

Bhopal, M.P.

2017

·         From Indian Writings in English to Indian English Literature: An Urgent Need of an Alternative Nomenclature, National Seminar on New English Literature of the Decolonized, 21-22 March 2017 organized by the Department of English, Hawabagh

Women’s College, Jabalpur, Sagar, M.P.

2018

·         Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: A Study of Avatar and The Day the Earth Stood Still in relation to the Principal Upanisads at National Conference entiled Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Department of English and OEL, Dr.

H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 19th February 2018

2019

·         “Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in the Changing Scenario” in the National Seminar on “Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in Changing Scenario : A Discourse” organised by the S.R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. on 8th March 2019

·         “Never Say Die” Spirit in the Poems of Atal Bihari Vajpayee” in the National Seminar on “Contribution of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Nation Building” organised by the Dept. of Political Science & Public Administration, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar, M.P. on 22 and 23rd Feb 2019.

·         “Conception of Rashtra in Ramayana and Mahabharata” in the National Seminar on “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda”organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya

(A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 22nd and 23rd October 2019

International Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

2018

·         Modern Mind Wedded to the Pure Consciousness: A Study of Avataar and The Day the Earth Stood Still in Relation to the Principal Upaniṣad, International Seminar on ‘World in Sanskrit and Sanskrit in World’ organised by the Department of

     

 

 

Sanskrit, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 14th and 16th March 2018.

·         ‘Moving ahead of the Politics of Marginalization: A Study of science Fiction Film Avatar and The Day the Earth Stood Still in Relation to Principal Upanishads’ at International Conference on Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation organised by the Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan on 15th and 16th November 2018.

·         “Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: Vedantic Philosophy and Science Fiction” at Haridwar Literature Festival (14 to 16th December 2018), jointly organized by the Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar and The Antah Pravah Society,Haridwar at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand on 15 Dec 2018.

·         “Truth in the World of Maya: Contemporary Science Fiction Films in Relation to the Principle Upaniṣads” International Conference on Debating the Post-truth Phenomenon: Indian Literature, Culture and Critical Discourse” organized by the

Department of English, DAV PG College Varanasi on 19th and 20th December 2018.

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Organised - 2013 onwards)

2014

·         Member of the Organizing Committee of the Seminar entitled: Narratives of Voilence in Postmodern Literature organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya Sagar, M. P. from 27-28 February 2014.

2015

·         Member of the organizing committee of the Workshop entitled Literary Cultural History of South Asia organized by the Department of English, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 16th March to 22nd March 2015

2018

·         Organising Secretary of the National Seminar entitled Philosophy and Aesthetics organised by the Department of English and other European Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)Sagar, M. P. on 19-20th February 2018.

2019

·         Member Organising Committee of the International Seminar on ‘World in Sanskrit and Sanskrit in World’ organised by the

Department of Sanskrit, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 14th and 16th March 2018.

International Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Organised - 2013 onwards)

2018

·         Member Organising Committee of the International Seminar on ‘World in Sanskrit and Sanskrit in World’ organised by the Department of Sanskrit, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 14th and 16th March 2018.

Invited Lectures delivered (Outside University) with title, date and place - 2013 onwards:

2015

·         DeliveredLecture on "Polite behaviour" on 11 March 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised by S. R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. under Madhya Pradesh Government under dristhi patra 2018.

·         DeliveredLecture on "Time Management" on 12 March 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised S. R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. under Madhya Pradesh Government under dristhi patra 2018

·         DeliveredLecture on "Polite Behaviour" on 13 March 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised S. R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. under Madhya Pradesh Government under dristhi patra 2018

·         DeliveredLecture on "Time Management" on 14 March 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised S. R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. under Madhya Pradesh Government under dristhi patra 2018

·         DeliveredLecture on “Polite Behaviour” on 24th August 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised by the S.R. Government Polytechnic College, Sagar, M.P. under the Madhya Pradesh Government’s dristhi patra 2018.

·         DeliveredLecture on "Time Management" on 27th August 2015 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised by the S.R. Government Polytechnic College, Sagar, M.P. under the Madhya Pradesh Government’s dristhi patra 2018.

2016

·         Teaching English with Technology, National Seminar on English Teaching, Learning: Problems & Promises, 10th March 2016 organized by the Department of English, Swami Vivekananda University, Sagar, M.P.

2017

·         Use of English in Translating Bhasha Literatures, National Seminar on Uses of English, 4th Feb. 2017 organized by Department of English, Swami Vivekananda University, Sagar, M.P.

2018

·         DeliveredLecture on "Life Management Skills" on 27th August 2018 in the Capacity Building Programme for the Government Employees organised by the S.R. Government Polytechnic College, Sagar, M.P. under the Madhya Pradesh Government’s dristhi patra 2018.

·         Delivered a Plenary Lecture entitled Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: A Study of Avatar and The Day the Earth Stood Still in relation to the Principal Upanisads at National Conference entitled Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 19th February 2018

·         Delivered Plenary Lecture. Mythic Encounter of Science with the Sacred: Vedantic Philosophy and Science Fiction at Haridwar Literature Festival (14 to 16th December 2018), jointly organized by the Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar and The Antah Pravah Society,Haridwar at Haridwar, Uttarakhand on 15 Dec 2018.

·         “Truth in the World of Maya: Contemporary Science Fiction Films in Relation to the Principle Upaniṣads” International

Conference on Debating the Post-truth Phenomenon: Indian Literature, Culture and Critical Discourse” organized by the Department of English, DAV PG College Varanasi on 19th and 20th December 2018.

2019

·         Delivered an Expert Lecture entitled Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in the Changing Scenario in the National Seminar on “Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in Changing Scenario : A Discourse” organised by the S.R. Govt. Polytechnic College Sagar, M.P. on 8th March 2019

·         Delivered Invited Lectures entitled ‘Interview Skills and Personality Development’, in the Workshop on Language

Competence, Soft Skills and Confidence Level Development organised by Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, M.P.

 

 

under EAP- TEQIP- III dated 12/08/2019

·         Delivered Invited Lectures entitled ‘How to Improve Language Proficiency’ in the Workshop on Language  Competence, Soft Skills and Confidence Level Development organised by Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, M.P. under EAP- TEQIP- III dated 12/08/2019

·         Delivered Invited Lectures entitled ‘Confidence Building’ in the Workshop on Language Competence, Soft Skills and Confidence Level Development organised by Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, M.P. under EAP- TEQIP- III dated 12/08/2019

·         Delivered Invited Lectures entitled ‘Presentation Skills’ in the Workshop on Language Competence, Soft Skills and Confidence Level Development organised by Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, M.P. under EAP- TEQIP- III dated

12/08/2019

·  Delivered Invited Lecture entitled “Conception of Rashtra in Ramayana and Mahabharata” in the National Seminar on “Nationalism, Identity and Sanskrit: Text, Context and the Contemporary Agenda” organised by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 22nd and 23rd October 2019

 

 

2020

·  Delivered invited Lecture entitled “Profile of Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P.” in the Interdisciplinary Refresher Course on Data Analysis using Statistical Methods from 06/08/2020 to 27/08/2020 organised by the UGC HRDC Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 06/08/2020.

·  Delivered invited Lecture entitled “Crafts, Concerns and Charisma of Geeta Mehta in Snakes and Ladders: Glimpses of Modern Indian”  in Webinar on Geeta Mehta organized by ROCKPEBBLES (Indian Journal of Literary Studies) in collaboration with Ekamra College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 20th September 2020.

·  Delivered Lecture entitled ‘Maxims of Effective Teaching’ in the AICTE ATAL Sponsored Workshop on Capacity Building for Teaching Effectiveness organized by the Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P. on 09th October 2020.

·  Delivered invited Lecture entitled “Methods of Teaching in the Virtual Environment” in the Short Term Course on "E-Content Development and Online Pedagogy" from 28th Oct to 05 Nov 2020 organised by the UGC HRDC Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University) Sagar, M.P on 29th October 2020.

 

No. of Ph.D. Awarded:

02

Other Academic Achievements :

(i) Membership of Editorial Boards: National/ International (With details of the journal(s) and duration)

·         Member, Board of Editors, Rockpebbles. A Peer Reviewed International Literary Journal, Naranpur, Post Kodandapur, Via Devidwar, Jaipur, Orissa, India. pp.84-94. ISSN 0975-0509 From 2014 to till date

(ii) Reviewer of the Journal(s) (With details of the journal(s) and duration)

·         Reviewer, inLiterary Perspectives. Journal of Language and Literature, Lucknow, U.P. ISSN 0974-0368

(iii) Membership of the Board of Studies/School Board / Academic Council/ Executive Council (Within/ outside the university)

·         Member, School Board, School of Languages, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, M.P.

·         Member, Board of Studies, Department of English and OEL, Dr. H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, M.P.

     

 

FACULTY PROFILE

 

Name

Dr. Prakash Joshi

Date of Birth:10 September 1967

Designation

Assistant Professor

Date of holding Present Post

3 June 2013

Name of the Department and School

Department of English & OEL

School of Languages

Contact Details

Email :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile:9479983965

Additional Responsibility in the university, if any

Have worked on the following committees: (a) Member Annual Report Committee 2014-15 (b) Member IQAC from 2014-16, and 2018-19 (c) Editorial Board, University Newsletter 2018 (d) Member, Placement Cell from 2015 onward

Educational Qualifications

B. A.; M.A.; Ph.D.(2006)

Research Area/Specialization

Literary Theory; Indigenous Literatures & Cultures; Modern Indian Drama; ELT

Awards/ Honors / Fellowship Conferred (With details thereof)

Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer at Queens College, the City University of New York, USA, in 2012

Summary of Publications

Research Papers

15

Books

01

Chapter in Books

01

Seminars/ Conferences Proceedings

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Projects

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PUBLICATIONS - 2013 onwards :

National Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2014

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Epistemolizing the Empiricality: A Deconstructionist Appraisal of Steven Pinker’s ‘The Better Angels of our Angel’”.Madhya Bharti. Issue 67, 2014, pp 194-200. ISSN: 0974-0066

2015

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “From Vancouver to Toronto through Town and Country: Foregrounded Patterns of Town Subculture in Alice Munro’s ‘Dear Life’”. Jodhpur Studies in English: A Journal of the Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. Vol.xiii, 2015. pp 48-57. ISSN: 0970-843X

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Theologizing Folklore: Patterns of Tibetan Buddhism in ‘The Snow Lion’s Turquoise Mane’”. Journal of Rajasthan Association for Studies in English.Vol. 11, 2015. pp. 01-13. ISSN: 0975-3419

2016

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “A Culture Dying in Exile: The Chronicles of a Tibetan Paradise Lost in Freedom in Exile and Born in Lhasa”. The IACLALS Journal. Vol. 02, 2016. pp. 75-83. ISSN: 2395-1206

2017

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Eunuchs and Constructs of Third Gender Roles in Shakespeare’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and Dryden’s ‘All for Love’. English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University, Assam. Vol. 05, 2016-17. pp 44-58. ISSN: 2279-0446

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Theorizing the Indigenous: A Theoretical Analysis of the Cultural Patterns in the Khasi Legends in Kynpham Sing’s Around the Hearth”. Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature. Vol. 43, No. 02. pp. 67-76. ISSN: 0970-8049.

International Publications(Details of Research Papers - 2013 onwards):

2016

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Objectifying Jewish Consciousness: The Matter of the Politics of Antisemitism and Zionism in Howard Jacobson’s ‘The Finkler Question’ Journal of Contemporary Thought (A Journal Published by the Forum on Contemporary Theory in Collaboration with International Lincoln Centre, Louisiana State University, USA. No. 43, Summer 2016. pp. 123- 133. ISSN: 0971-4731.

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “Revalidating Theory as a Component of Cultural Studies”. Setu: A Bilingual Journal from Pittsburg, USA.Vol. 01. No. 07, 2016. NA (Web publication without page numbers). ISSN: 2475-1359.

2017

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “’Morality and Caste Hierarchy, ‘Honour’ and Misogyny, ‘Tribal Justice’ and Law: The Intersecting Layers of Violence Against Women in Mukhtar Mai’s In the Name of Honour”. Lapis Lazuli: An International Literary Journal. Vol. 07, No. 02. pp. 86-93 (web). ISSN: 2249-4529.

·         Dr. Prakash Joshi. “The ‘Pulp’ and the Cult of ‘Feminist Romance Fiction’: A Contextual Appraisal of Sujata Parashar’s In Pursuit of Infidelity”. LangLit: And International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal. Vol. 03, No. 03 pp. 11-14 (web). ISSN: 2349-5189.

Books Published - 2013 onwards

 

Dr. Prakash Joshi. Tennessee Williams: Paradoxes of Nonconformism and Genre Recreations. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi. 2016. ISBN: 978-81-269-2162-1.

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

 

·         National Conference on ‘Learning from the Masses: Exploring the Folklore’. 1st and 2nd November 2014. Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur.

     

 

International Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Attended - 2013 onwards)

 

·         XVII International Conference on ‘Re-Imagining Theory: New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences’ organized by the Forum on Contemporary Theory in collaboration with The International Lincoln Centre, Louisiana State University, USA, from 21st to 24th November 2014, at IIS University, Jaipur.

·         XXVIII International Conference on ‘Globalization, Environment, Education and Culture: India and Canada’,organized by the Indian Association for Canadian Studies & the University of Allahabad, from 5th to 7th January 2015, at the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

·         The IACLALS Annul Conference on ‘Space, Place, Travel, Displacement, Exile’, organized by IACLALS, from 12th to 14th February 2015, at BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

·         International Conference on ‘Shakespeare in Indian and European Languages: A Postmodern Perspective’, organized by the

Department of English, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, from 16th to 18th November 2015.

·         International Conference on ‘(Re)Envisaging India’s Northeast: Ethnicity, Identity, Culture and Literature’ organized by the

Department of English, Assam University, Silchar, on 8th and 9th September 2016.

·         XIX International Conference on ‘Materialities: Objects, Matter, Things’ organized by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, from 18th to 21st December 2016 at the Department of English, Doon University, Dehradun

·         International Seminar on ‘The Future of Humanities: Challenges and Prospects organized by the Department of English,

Banaras Hindu Universty, Varanasi, on 30th and 31st March 2018.

·         International Conference on ‘Gendering Literature and Culture: Australia and The Asia-Pacific’ organized by the Department of

English, University of Madras, Chennai, on 20th and 21st January 2020.

National Seminar/Conference/Workshops (Organised - 2013 onwards)

 

·         Organizing Secretary for the National Seminar on ‘Narratives of Violence in Postmodern Literature’, organized by the Department of English, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, on 27th and 28th February 2014.

·         Coordinator for the College and University Teachers’ Workshop on ‘Literary Cultural History of South Asia, organized by the

Department of English, Dr. HarisinghGour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 16th to 22nd March 2015.

·         Coordinator for the Students’ Workshop on ‘Text to Performance’, organized by the Department of English, Dr. HarisinghGour

Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, from 19th to 25th September 2015.

Invited Lectures delivered (Outside University) with title, date and place:

Year (From 2013 to

2020)

(A)     International (abroad)

·         An invited Lecture entitled “Modern Drama: Trends and Directions” on 20th September 2018 at the Open University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

·         A series of for invited lectures on “Aspects of Creative Writing” on 21st and 22nd September 2018 at the International

Conference themed ‘Heaven of Freedom’ organized by the President’s Fund for Creative Writing under the auspices of the

Ministry of Arts and Culture, the Government of Mauritius, Mauritius.

·         An invited lecture entitled ‘The Making of a Good Writer’ on 24th September at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius.

(B)     National

·         A Series of ten lectures and presentations at the ‘Five Day Workshop on Theatre’, from 22nd to 26th August 2013, organized by the Banasthali Institute of Design, Banasthali Vidyapith (A University for Women), Rajasthan

No. of Ph.D. Awarded:

04

No. of Foreign Visits :

 

·         The Republic of Mauritius, from 19th to 26th September.

·         Purpose of visit: Invitation by the President’s Fund for Creative Writing under the auspices of the Ministry of Arts and Culture, the Government of Mauritius, to deliver a series of lecture at a conference organized by the President’s Fund and at two events at two universities. The invitation also included the recording of two interviews at Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.

·         Places where the Invited talks (mentioned above) were delivered: (a) The Open University of Mauritius (b)  Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis, Mauritius (c) Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius

·         Place where the interviews were recorded: Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

 

 

Memberships in Academic Bodies:

·         Life Member, Forum on Contemporary Theory (FCT)

·   Life Member, The Indian Association for Common wealth Literature and Language Studies

·         Life Member, Indian Association for Canadian Studies

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Other Academic Achievements :

(i) Membership of the Board of Studies/School Board / Academic Council/ Executive Council (Within/ outside the university)

Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of English, for 2013-14