Department of Humanities and Social Sciences        

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur            

Kanpur  208 016  Uttar Pradesh  India

Dr. T. Ravichandran        Professor of English
Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow                        

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Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Current Teaching Interests | Current Research Interests

Academic Publications | Papers Presented & Participation in Seminars/Conferences/Workshops | Plenary Talks | Popular Publications

 Ph.D. Supervision | B. Tech. Project Supervision | Short-Term Course & Workshop Organised | Refresher Courses Attended 

Guest Lectures Delivered | Workshops Conducted | Courses Taught | Sponsored Projects | Membership in Professional Bodies 

Administrative Experience | External Examiner | Awards and Recognition | Honour Received | Extra-Curricular Activities | Photographs

 


 

 

 

Academic Qualifications:  7  

Ph. D. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, August 2000.
P. G. D. T. E.  Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages [Currently, The English and Foreign Languages University], Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, April 2000.
P. G. C. T. E.  Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages [Currently, The English and Foreign Languages University], Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, April 1997.
M. Phil. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, May 1989.
M. A. (MC&J) Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, October 2001.
M. A.    The American College,  Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, April 1988.
B. A.    The American College,  Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, April 1986.

 

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Professional Experience:  24 Years

 

December 2003--to date Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
July 2001--December 2003 Department of Humanities and Social  Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttaranchal.
September 1993--July 2001 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigad District, Maharashtra.
August 1991--August 1993 Vignan Degree College, [Currently, Vignan University], Vadlamudi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.
August 1989--March 1990 Department of Physical Education, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.
July 1989--December 1989 Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

 

 

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Current Teaching Interests

 

Contemporary Critical/Literary Theory, Modern/Postmodern Literature, American Literature, Indian Writing in English, English Language Teaching, Soft Skills, Global/Intercultural Communication

 

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Current Research Interests

 

Posthumanism, Cyberpunk, Postmodern Science Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Indian Writing in English, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Cybercriticism, Ecocriticism, Global/Intercultural Communication

 

 

 

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Academic Publications:  49

 

Articles in Foreign Journals, Proceedings & Chapters in Books:  10

 

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"Disordered Reality, Diseased Cities and Desperate Detectives in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice."  East-West Cultural Passage: A Journal of the "C. Peter Magrath" Research Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Vol. 10, July 2011, pp. 26-35.

 

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"More Real than the Real: Technocapitalism in Salman Rushdie's Fury.Meridian Critic, Vol. XVII, No. 2, 2010, pp. 41-55. (Co-authored with Adrene Freeda D' Cruz).

 

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"Chiba Consuming America: The Local Toppling the Global in Postmodern Science Fiction." From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies--Proceedings of the 43rd American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)'s International Conference.  Seoul: Seoul National University, 24-25 October 2008, pp.134-140.

 
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"Games Doctors Play: Remedy as Cybernetic Strategy in Postmodern Fiction." American, British and Canadian Studies (ABC Journal): Jubilee Edition Vol. 10, July 2008, pp. 198-208.

 
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"Green Dove in the Shrine: Ecoconcerns in Stephen Gill's Shrine."   The Stephen Gill Gazette, Canada.  On line publication.  January 2008. <http://www.stephengillcriticism.info/Ravichandran.%20Green%20Dove%20in%20the%20Shrine.htm>

 
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"The Mind and the Body Matrix in Cyberpunk," Kansei: Developments and Applications--Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT).  Tokyo, Japan: Kogakuin University (Tokyo Urban Tech), November 4 - 6, 2007.  pp. 9-12.

 
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"The Entropic California in Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49."  LITERA: Journal of Western Literature, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2006, pp. 59-70. [Issue published in July 2007].

 
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"Half a Life by V. S. Naipaul," South Asian Literature in English:  An Encyclopedia, ed.  Sanga Jaina. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2004,  pp.133-135.

 
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"Mimic Men  by V. S. Naipaul," South Asian Literature in English:  An Encyclopedia, ed.  Sanga Jaina.  Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2004, pp.207-209.

 
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"Teaching a Postmodern Text."  Academic Exchange - EXTRA. November 2002. <http://www.unco.edu/AE-Extra/2002/8/index.html>

 

 

Articles in Indian Journals:  17

 
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"Green Concerns over White Granules: The Relevance of Ecocriticism," Ed. Scot Slovic, Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies: Special Issue on Green Studies, Vol. IV, 2014, pp. 213-224.

 

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"Anthropocentric Approximation of 'Woods' and 'Wombs': A Green Look at Joseph Conrad's An Outcast of the Islands." Littcrit.  December 2013. (Co-authored with Sambit Panigrahi).

 

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"Locating India in Minority Dislocations: Representations of Hindu-Muslim Power Flux in Asif Currimbhoy's The Refugee and Girish Karnad's Tughlaq." Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, Vol. 12, No. 2, July-Dec 2012. pp. 29-40.

 

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"Cybercriticism: Theory@Virtual_Reality.Com."  American College Journal of English Language and Literature (ACJELL), No. 1, August 2012, pp. 30-38.

 

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"Mixing of the Mythical and the Hyperreal in Cyberhell: Fixing the Topology of Cybermancy."   Creative Forum, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 2011, pp. 71-76.

 

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"Whose Heart is it Anyway? Deconstructing the Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness."  The Icfai Journal of English Studies, Vol. II, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 36-42.  (Co-authored with Sambit Panigrahi).

 
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"Cybernetic Culture in William Gibson's Neuromancer." Creative Forum:  Special Issue on Popular Culture Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, January- December 2006, pp. 123-130.

 
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"Ingestion, Digestion and Revulsion of Food and Culture in Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting." Lucknow Journal of Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 1, January- June 2004, pp. 21-30.

 

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"Whose Untouchable is Bakha Anyway?--Appropriating the Alien Sensibility in Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable." Readings, Vol. 1, No. 2 , October 2003, pp. 22-29.

 

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"Entrapments at Home and Abroad in Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting." The Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol. XL 2002-2003, pp.115-124.  Republished in Studies in Women Writers in English, eds., Mohit K. Ray & Rama Kundu.  Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2004, pp. 188-197.

 

"Interpreting the Postmodern Maladies:  John Barth's 'Cosmopsis' and Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy,' " The Atlantic Literary Review.  Vol. 3, No. 3, July-September 2002, pp. 149-157. 

 

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"Anita Desai's Cry, the Peacock: A Male Point of View." Reflections, Vol. 1, No.1 & 2, January & July 2002, pp.67-75.  Republished in Studies in Women Writers in English, eds., Mohit K. Ray & Rama Kundu. Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2004, pp. 159-166.

 

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"India and V. S. Naipaul:  The Intervening Area of Darkness." Re-Markings, Vol. I, No.1, March 2002, pp. 56-66.  (Co-authored with P. Jha).

 

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"All for Gold and Sex:  A Thematic Analysis of Basavaraj Naikar's Short Stories." Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol. XXXIX 2001-2002, pp. 81-92.  (Co-authored with P. Jha).

 

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"Effective Communication." Indian Journal of Technical Education, Vol.23, No.2, April-June 2000, pp. 82-89.

 

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"CALL in the Perspective of Interactive Approach:  Advantages and Apprehensions," Proceedings: National Seminar on CALL, Anna University, Chennai, 10-12 February 2000, pp. 82-89.

 

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"On Friendship" (Reflection on Derrida's The Politics of Friendship). College English Review, April-June 1999, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 23-25.

 

 

Chapters in Indian Books:  21

 

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"Tradition, Modernity and Serpent in the Eden: A Study of Things Fall Apart." In Tapan Kumar Ghosh, Ed. Things Fall Apart: A Critical Study, New Delhi: Prestige Books International, 2012, pp.169-181. (Co-authored with Pashupati Jha).

 

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"Computer Assisted Language Learning."  Unlock their Future: A Skills-based Approach to Teaching and Learning English, eds. Viney Kirpal and Shridhar B. Gokhale.  New Delhi: Sterling Paperbacks, 2011, pp. 43-52. 

 

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"Rupturing Homogeneity: The Differential Nature of 'Fury' in Salman Rushdie's Fury."  Native Visions and Alien Voices: Essays on Commonwealth Literature, ed. G. Baskaran.  Virudhunagar: V. H. N. S. N. College, 2011, pp. 1-10.  (Co-authored with Adrene Freeda D' Cruz).

 

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"Beyond the New Critical Bias: Approximating the Partition Pain in Asif Currimbhoy's Refugee," Partition and Indian Literature: Voices of the Wounded Psyche: Vol. 1, eds. Neena Arora and R. K. Dhawan.  Delhi: Prestige Books, 2010, pp. 382-391. [First published in Flowering of Indian Drama: Growth and Development, eds. K. Venkata Reddy & R. K. Dhawan.  Delhi: Prestige Books, 2004, pp. 156-165.]

 

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"Towards a Self-Reliant Indian Consumer: Problems in Perspective," Consumers, Consumerism and Consumer Protection: Indian Context, eds. K. N. Bhatt, Suresh Misra and Sapna Chadah. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications, 2010, pp. 51-60.

 

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"Green Dove in the Shrine:  Ecoconcerns in Stephen Gill's Shrine," Discovering Stephen Gill: A Collection of Papers and Articles, ed. Nilanshu Kumar Agarwal. Delhi: Authorspress, 2008, pp. 25-34.

 

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"Grecian Urn in Garbage Can: The Postmodern Disabling of Ethics, Aesthetics and Axiology," Postmodernism, Globalisation and the Media, ed. A. F. Mathew.  Ahmedabad: MICA Publications, 2008, pp. 115-123.

 

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"All for Gold and Sex:  A Thematic Analysis of Basavaraj Naikar's Short Stories," Basavaraj Naikar: Trends and Techniques. Delhi: GNOSIS, 2008, pp. 53-64.  [First published in Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol. XXXIX 2001-2002, pp.81-92.]  (Co-authored with P. Jha).

 

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"Colonial Chromosomes and Postcolonial Genes: Hybrid Metros in the Making of India," The Indian Imagination: Colonial and Postcolonial Literature and Culture, ed. Somdatta Mandal.  New Delhi: Creative Books, 2007, pp. 144-153.  

 

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"The Subversions/Sub-versions of Text and Self in Susan Sontag's The Benefactor," Contemporary Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice: Vol. I, ed. N. D. R. Chandra.  Delhi: Authorspress, 2005, pp. 101-116.

 

"From Resistance to Acceptance:  A Wriggling Journey Between Despair and Hope in Rohinton Mistry's Such a Long Journey," Protest and Aftermath in Post-War Literature in English, eds. Urbashi Barat and Neelanjana Pathak.  Jaipur: Surabhi Publications, 2005, 160-170.

 
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"Beyond the New Critical Bias: Approximating the Partition Pain in Asif Currimbhoy's Refugee," Flowering of Indian Drama: Growth and Development, eds. K. Venkata Reddy & R. K. Dhawan.  Delhi: Prestige Books, 2004, pp. 156-165.

 

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"Postmodern Identity: De/Construction Versus Performativity," Identities: Local and Global, eds. Kailash C. Baral & Prafulla C. Kar.  Delhi: Pencraft's International, 2003, pp.112-119.

 

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"The Burial of the Dead and other Intertextual Connections in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things," Tradition and Modernity: Essays on Indian Writing in English, eds. Farhat Ullah Khan & Mohd. Asim Siddique. Aligarh: Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, April 2003, pp.37-56.

 

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"Cybernetic Identity in Thomas Pynchon:  From V To V-2," Studies in English Literature: Vol. V, ed. Mohit Ray.  New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2003, pp. 164-173.

 

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"Determining the Indeterminate: The Polysemy of Postmodernism," New Directions  in American Literature, ed. K. S. Iyer.  New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2003, pp. 52-59.

 

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"Teaching a Postmodern Text," Modern Criticism. eds. Christopher Rollason & Rajeshwar Mittapalli. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2002, pp. 11-24.

 

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"Bicultural Ethos and Conflicting Claims in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies," Jhumpa Lahiri: The Master Story Teller:  A Critical Response to Interpreter of Maladies, ed. Suman Bala.  New Delhi: Khosla Publishing House, 2002, pp. 68-85.  (Co-authored with P. Jha)

 

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"The Saga of Black Courage in Toni Morrison's Beloved," Toni Morrison's Beloved: A Reader's Companion, ed. Ayesha Irfan.  New Delhi: Asia Book Club, 2002, pp. 293-304.  (Co-authored with P. Jha)

 

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"All for Gold and Sex:  A Thematic Analysis of Basavaraj Naikar's Short Stories," Indian English Literature: Volume II, ed. Basavaraj Naikar.  New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2002, pp. 179-190.  (Co-authored with P. Jha)

 

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"Poetry of Protest among Indian Women Poets," ed. M. R. Verma & R. A. Agarwal. New Delhi:: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2002, pp. 121-128.  (Co-authored with P. Jha)

 

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"Local Habitation and a Name:  The Strange Case of Naipaul's Biswas," V. S. Naipaul: Critical Essays, ed. Mohit K. Ray.  New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2002, pp. 46-60.  (Co-authored with P. Jha)

 

 

Book Published:  1

 

Postmodern Identity.  Jaipur: RBSA Publishers, 2007.

 

 

 

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Papers Presented in Foreign Conferences & Symposiums:  5

Presented a paper on "Disordered Reality, Diseased Cities and Desperate Detectives in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice" in the East-West Cultural Passage International Conference on Contact Zones in the Global World, 6-7 May 2011 organised by the Department of British and American Studies and C. Peter Magrath Research Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies of Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania.

 

Presented a paper on "Flight from South Asia to America: Towards Reconstructing a Multicultural Identity or Reclaiming a Mummified Reality" in the 25th Annual MELUS & USACLALS Joint Conference on Multi-Ethnic American and Postcolonial World Literatures, 7-10 April 2011 organised by the Department of English, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, the United States of America.

 

Presented a paper on "Chiba Consuming America: The Local Toppling the Global in Postmodern Science Fiction" in the 43rd American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)'s International Conference on From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies, 24-25 October 2008 at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

 

Presented a paper on "The Mind and the Body Matrix in Cyberpunk" in the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT) on Kansei: Developments and Applications held from 4 to 6 November, 2007 at Kogakuin University (Tokyo Urban Tech), Tokyo, Japan.

 

Presented a paper on "Games Doctors Play: Remedy as a Cybernetic Strategy in Postmodern Fictions" in the International Symposium on The Patient held from 20 to 21 October 2006 at the Bucknell University, Lewisburg, in conjunction with Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, the United States of America.

 

 

 

Papers Presented & Participation in National Symposiums, Seminars, Conferences and Workshops:  32

 

Presented a paper on "Posthuman/Transhuman: The Human Erasure or the Cyborgian Future?" in the plenary session of the 13th International MELOW Conference on In a Wired World: Literature in the Age of Information Technology during 21-23 February 2014 at the Department of English, University of Jammu, Jammu.

 

Presented a paper on "Green Concerns over White Granules: The Relevance of Ecocriticism Today" in the National Conference on Rethinking Nature: Relevance of Contemporary Green Studies, held at the Department of English, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Orissa, during 12-13 January 2013.

 

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Participated as the Vice-Chairman, IIT Kanpur, GATE 2012 in Educational Testing Services (ETS), Princeton, NJ, USA's  Workshop on "Testing & Evaluation Methodologies" held at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi on 18th November 2011; Coordinated by Prof. S. G. Dhande, Director, IIT Kanpur.

 

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Presented a paper on "Cybercriticism: Theory@Virtual_Reality.Com" in the Eleventh International Conference of MELOW & MELUS on In Search of Solutions: The Conventional, the Experimental and the Bizarre held in OUCIP, Hyderabad, India, during 22-24 September 2011.

 

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Presented a paper on "Nature Versus Nurture: An Ecocritical Reading of R. K. Narayan's The English Teacher" in the National Seminar on Revisiting the Classics: Text, Context and (Re)Interpretation at the Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, during 25-26 March 2011.

 

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Presented a paper on "Mixing the Mythical and the Hyperreal in Cyberhell: Tracking the Topology of Cybermancy" in the International Conference of MELOW/MELUS-India on Contemporary Issues: Literature and Culture since 1980 at Panjab University, Chandigarh, during 25-27 February 2010.

 

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Presented a paper on "Towards a Self-Reliant Indian Consumer: Problems in Perspective" in the National Seminar on Consumer Protection in India: Problems and Prospects at G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, during 25-26 February 2008.

 

Presented a paper on "Locating India in Minority Dislocations: Representations of Hindu-Muslim Power Flux in Asif Currimbhoy's The Refugee and Girish Karnad's Tughlaq" in the IACLALS International Conference on Performing the Post-Colonial: Imaging/Imagining India through Film, Theatre, Music and Dance held at the Department of English, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, during 28-30 January 2008.

 

Presented a paper on "De/Reterritorialising of Inner/Outer Ecosphere in Anita Desai's Voices in the City and Kiran Desai's Inheritance of Loss" in the Tenth International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory: Thinking Territory: Affect and Attachment towards Land in South Asia, held in Goa in collaboration with the Department of English, Goa University, during 16-19 December 2007.

 

Presented a paper on "Beyond Nation, Region, and Ideology: The Hyperreal Locale in Postmodern Films" in the National Seminar on Nation, Region and Ideology in Film held from 28 February to 2 March 2007 by ASIHSS Programme of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

 

Presented a paper on "Colonial Chromosomes and Postcolonial Genes: Hybrid Metros in the Making of India" in the Annual Conference of IACLALS on The Nation and the Postcolonial  held from February 3  to 5, 2006 at the Department of English and Other Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, Kolkatta.


Presented a paper on "Discrepancies in the Discourse of Oppositionality: De-Scribing the Exile Representations in Untouchable and Coolie" in the International Seminar on Mulk Raj Anand and the Early Indian Novel in English held from December 11  to 13, 2005 jointly organised by the Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad and Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS).


Presented a paper on "Grecian Urn in Garbage Can: The Postmodern Disabling of Ethics, Aesthetics and Axiology," The Second International Conference on Postmodernism, Globalisation and the Media jointly organised by the Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad, India, the University of Limerick, Ireland and Tokyo Urban Tech, Japan,  held from 5 to 7 March, 2005.


Presented a paper on "Food, Family, Culture and Power Structure in Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting" in the National Seminar on Familial Relations and Society in Contemporary Indian Writing in English organised by the Department of English, D. A. V. College, Kanpur, held from February 17 to 18, 2005.


Presented a paper on "From Resistance to Acceptance:  A Wriggling Journey Between Despair and Hope in Rohinton Mistry's Such a Long Journey" at the International Conference on Protest and Aftermath in Post-War Literature in English by the Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in English, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, held from August 20 to 21, 2004.


Presented a paper on "Alienation as Comedy in Upamanyu Chatterjee's English, August" at the Sixth International Conference on Rethinking Modernity organised by the Department of English, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, in collaboration with the Forum on Contemporary Theory, M. S. University, Baroda and Louisiana State University Shreveport, the U. S. A., held from December 14-17, 2003.

 

Attended the 21st Annual Convention of SIS and Conference on New Challenges in Information Management and E-Learning in the Age of Globalisation--Issues and Opportunities held on 9-11 April, 2003 organised by the Central Library,  IIT Roorkee and Society for Information Science.

 

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Presented a paper on "Confused Narrative Voices and Displaced Humanism  in Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable" at the 47th All India English Teacher's Conference held on 27-29 December 2002 by the Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

 

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Presented a paper on "Postmodern Identity: De/Construction versus Performativity" at International Conference on Constructing Identity: Local and Global jointly organised by Forum on Contemporary Theory, MS University Baroda and CIEFL, Regional  Centre, Shillong, 15-18 December 2002.

 

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Presented a paper on  "The Burial of the Dead and other Intertextual Connections in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things" at the National Seminar on Indian Writing in English: Tradition and Modernity held on 26-27, October 2002, by the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

 

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Presented a paper on "Entrapments at Home and Abroad in Anita Desai's Fasting, Feasting" in the Seminar on Feminist Voices and Dominating Cultures: Canada and India (27-28 September 2002) at the Centre for Canadian Studies, the Department of English, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.

 

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Participated in the National Workshop on Integrating Human Values in Technical Education held at IIT Delhi from March 14 to 16, 2002.

 

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Attended the Conference on Human Values in Technical Education held on 11 March 2002 organised by the QIP Centre of IIT Roorkee, Roorkee.

 

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Attended the National Conference on IPR Issues and Opportunities in Research and Education held at IIT Roorkee during 16-17 February 2002.

 

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Presented a paper on "Interpreting the Postmodern Maladies: John Barth's 'Cosmopsis' and Thomas Pynchon's 'Entropy' " in All India English Teacher's Conference, Bilaspur, held between 24 and 26 Jan. 2002.

 

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Worked as a Member of Organising Committee, National Workshop on Applied Philosophy and Professional Ethics held on November 18-20, 2001, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee.

 

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Presented a paper on "Disintegration as Fulfillment: The Actualisation of Abstract Death Imagery into Concrete Reality in Anita Desai's Cry, the Peacock," in the Seminar on Women Writers in English organised by the Department of English, Tuljaram Chaturchand College, Baramati, 22 March 2000.

 

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Presented a paper on "CALL in the Perspective of  Interactive Approach:  Advantages and Apprehensions," National Seminar on CALL organised by the Department of English, Anna University, Chennai, 10-12 February 2000.

 

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Participated in the Workshop on Synergogy conducted by Ion Exchange India Limited and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, held from 16 to 18 August 1999.


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Participated in the Fourth Workshop on Educational Technology by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras,  Chennai,  from 17 to 19 December 1998.

 

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Attended the All India Conference on Networked India in Year 2000 organised by SHON Romar Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd., Pune, at Khandala from 29 to 30 October1998.

 

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Participated in the Seminar on Major Trends in Modern English Poetry at the Department of English, Abeda Inamdar Senior College for Girls, Pune on 21 February 1998.

 

 

Plenary Talks: 4

 

 

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On "Posthuman/Transhuman: The Human Erasure or the Cyborgian Future?" in the plenary session of the 13th International MELOW Conference on In a Wired World: Literature in the Age of Information Technology at the Department of English, University of Jammu, Jammu, during 21-23 February 2014.

 

 

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On "Green Concerns over White Granules: The Relevance of Ecocriticism Today" in the National Conference on Rethinking Nature: Relevance of Contemporary Green Studies, held at the Department of English, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Orissa, during 12-13 January 2013.

 

 

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On "Nature Versus Nurture: An Ecocritical Reading of R. K. Narayan's The English Teacher" in the National Seminar on Revisiting the Classics: Text, Context and (Re)Interpretation at the Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, during 25-26 March 2011.

   

 

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On  "The Mind and the Body Matrix in Cyberpunk," in the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT) on Kansei: Developments and Applications held from 4 to 6 November,2007 at Kogakuin University (Tokyo Urban Tech), Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

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Popular Publications:  20

 

On Current Research Interest:  2

   

"Netiquette: Learning Etiquette of Computer Mediated Communication," Directions. Kanpur: IIT Kanpur R & D Publication, 2010, pp. 84-88.

 

"Story of the Week: Cyberpunk Literature,"   On line publication at IIT Kanpur Website, 2007.

 

Article in Reminiscence:  1

   

"A Look Back in Wonder," The American College-125 Years: Witness to an Era.  Ed. Premila Paul.  2006, pp. 175-176. 

 

 

Personality Development Articles:  2

 
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"Love in the Time of Pentium III," Abiyanthriki 2000, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere. 2000, pp. 8-11.

 

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Poems:  10

 
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"Journey of the PGCTEs," Reaching Out, CIEFL, Hyderabad.  Jan.-Dec. 1996. Vol. 4, No. 1-12, pp. 12-14.

 

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"A Poetry of Nollocations," Reaching Out, CIEFL, Hyderabad.  July-Dec. 1996.  Vol. 3, No. 7-12, pp. 13-14.

 

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"Reserved Moods," Kavya Bharati, SCILET, Madurai.  July 1992.  Vol. 4, pp. 49-50.

 

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"Nature," The American College Magazine, Madurai, 1987-'88.

 

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"Rediscovery of India," The American College Magazine, Madurai 1987-'88.

 

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"Autumn is the Season," Pegasus-88: Souvenir, The American College, 1987-'88.

 

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"Haiku," The Indian Express, Madurai.  9 January 1987.

 

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"Youth," The American College Magazine, Madurai 1986-'87.

 

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"American College," Pegasus-87:  Souvenir, The American College, Madurai, 1986-'87.

 

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"Just a Month: An Elegy," The American College Magazine, Madurai, 1985-'86.

 

 

Letters to the Editor:  2

 

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"Nina's Outpourings," The Indian Express, Mumbai.  2 May 1999.

 

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"Incorrect Caption," The Indian Express, Mumbai.  5 August 1994.

 

 

Magazines Edited:  3

 

Abiyanthriki 2000, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, 2000.

Abiyanthriki 94-95, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, 1995.

Vignan Vipanchi,  Vignan Degree College, Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh, 1993.

                                                       

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Ph. D Supervision: 10

Degree Awarded: 6

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Adrene Freeda D' Cruz,  Modes of Excess in Don DeLillo's Novels, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. August 2011.

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Shweta Saxena, Historicity/Fictionality of History in Contemporary Indian Writing in English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.  May 2011.

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Sambit Panigrahi, Patriarchy Against Nature/Woman:  A Green Study of Joseph Conrad's FictionDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. June 2010.

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Mohd. Ashraf Bhat, Identities in Transition: Changing Language Roles in the Kashmiri Speech Community,  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. June 2010. (Co-supervised with Prof. A. K. Sharma)

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Sumana Bandyopadhyaya, Indianisation of English: An Analysis of Linguistic Features in Selected Post 1980's Indian English Fiction, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, November 2007.

bullet Rashmi Gupta, The Emergence of New Women in the Novels of Shobha De, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,  Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, July 2005. (Co-supervised with Prof. P. Jha).

 

Thesis Submitted: 1

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Vinod Kumar Rawat, Knowledge-Power/Resistance in Indian Campus Fiction, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. August 2014.

 

In Progress: 3

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Sona, U. M., Postmodern Literature, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

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Pooja Agarwal, Ecocriticism, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

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Nibedita Bandyopadhyay, Animal Studies, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

 

Co-Supervisor: 1

 

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Co-Supervisor for the Ph. D. Programme of C. K. Sanjoy from 25 July 2011 to 24 July 2012, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

 

 

Programme Coordinator: 1

 

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Programme Coordinator for the Ph. D. Programme of Ansu Louis from 25 July 2011 to 8 December 2011, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

 

 

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B. Tech. Project Supervision: 2

 

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Ritesh Bhatt, Ecocritical Analysis of Selected Works of J. M. Coetzee, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. April 2011. (Co-supervised with Prof. R. Sankararamakrishnan).

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K. Diana Devi. Posthumanist Ecocritical Reading of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. April 2011. (Co-supervised with Prof. R. Sankararamakrishnan).

 

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Short-Term Course & Workshop Organised:  2

 

Co-ordinated a Workshop-cum-Seminar on E-Learning and Creative Communication conducted by Mr. Gaurav Chadha (Business Manager, NIIT, New Delhi) and Mr. S. M. Nafay Kumail (Head, QA Processes and Systems, Infopro, Noida) on 19th April 2005 on behalf of the Centre for Creative Writing and Publication, The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

Co-ordinated a Short-Term QIP Course, with Prof. Lilavati Krishnan, on Communication Skills for Engineers, sponsored by the AICTE, held between 18th and 23rd of October 2004 at IIT Kanpur.

 

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Refresher Courses Attended:  2

 

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On English Language and Literature at the Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, held from 9 to 30 November 1998. 

 

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On American Studies at the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad, held from 25 January to 20 February 1999.

 

 

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Guest/Invited Lectures Delivered, Participations in Roundtable Discussion/Brainstorming Session:  25

 

In Foreign Countries:  2

 

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Discussed as one of the five selected discussants for a Roundtable Discussion on The Future of American Studies in a Glocalised Context in the 43rd American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)'s International Conference on From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies  from 24 to 25 October 2008 at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

 

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Delivered an Invited and Sponsored Lecture on Postmodern Textual Complexities and Advocated Curatives at Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan on 3 November 2007.

 

 

In India:  37

 

In Academic Institutions:  35

         

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A lecture on "Communication Skills for Effective Teaching" delivered on 12 July 2014 in the Faculty Development Programme at Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly from 11 to 12 July 2014.

 

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Two Lectures on "Developing Positive Attitutde" and "Time and Stress Management" delivered on 2 July 2014 to the participants of the Short Term Training Programme on Professional Communication held at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal from 30 June-4 July 2014.

 

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Two Lectures on "Non-Verbal Communication" and "Netiquette" delivered on 24 June 2013 to the participants of the Short Term Training Programme on Business Communication held at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal from 24-28 June 2013.

 

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Two Lectures on "Current Approaches to English Studies: Understanding Ecocriticism" and "Practising Ecocriticism" delivered on 18 December 2012 to the participants of the ASC UGC Refresher Course in English on Translation and English Studies held at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from 3-22 December 2012.
 

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Two Lectures on "Current Approaches to English Studies: Understanding Cybercriticism" and "Practising Cybercriticism" delivered on 17 December 2012 to the participants of the ASC UGC Refresher Course in English on Translation and English Studies held at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from 3-22 December 2012.

 

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A lecture on "Contemporary Research Trends in English" to the Research Scholars of the Department of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, on 17 December 2012.

 

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Two Lectures on "Facing Job Interviews" in the Workshop on Developing Soft Skills,  20-21 January 2012, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat.

 

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Two Lectures on "Communication Across Cultures" and "Netiquette" to the participants of the Workshop on Soft Skills held on 18 September 2010 by the Department of English, Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology and Management, Lucknow.

 

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Two Lectures on "Cross-Cultural Communication" and "Non-Verbal Communication" to the participants in the QIP Short Term Course on Culture and Communication held from June 21 to 25, 2010 at the QIP Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee.

 

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Discussant in a two-day Brainstorming Session for launching a Communication Skills Initiative at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar held from February 20 to 21, 2010 at IIT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad.

 

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Two Lectures on "Non-verbal Communication" and "Interview Skills" to the participants in the MHRD/AICTE sponsored Summer School on Functional English for Science and Engineering Teachers held from July 14 to 20, 2009 in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

 
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A Lecture on "Future Trends: Cybercriticism" on 2 August 2008 during the Short Term Course on Literary Theory: Theories of Reading and Writing organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur from 1 to 4 August 2008. (Photos)

 
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A Lecture on "Future Trends: Ecocriticism" on 2 August 2008 during the Short Term Course on Literary Theory: Theories of Reading and Writing organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur from 1 to 4 August 2008. (Photos)

 

A Lecture on "Success in Interviews" on 11 August 2007 during the Workshop on Interview Skills organised by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, IIT Kanpur.

 
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Lectures on "Listening Skills," "Reading Skills," "Telephone Skills" "Netiquettes,"  "Oral Presentation," "Successful Interviews" to the Korean participants of the Summer Course on Organic Electronics 2007 held between 25 June and 20 July 2007 organised by Samtel Centre for Display Technologies, IIT Kanpur.

 

A Lecture on "Non-Verbal Communication" on 14 October 2005 to the participants of the QIP Short Term Course on Recent Trends in Advanced Composites at IIT Kanpur.


A Lecture on "Interview Skills" on 18 September 2005 during VAARTA 2005--A Dialog on Careers, organised by the Career Counselling Cell at IIT Kanpur. 


A Lecture on "The Problems of Communication" to the participants of Staff Development Coordination Workshop on Supervision and Managerial Effectiveness held on 12 March 2005 at IIT Kanpur.


Two Lectures on "Miscommunication" and "Body Language" during the Short-Term QIP Course on Communication Skills for Engineers held between 18th and 23rd of October 2004 at IIT Kanpur. 


Two Lectures on "Effective Communication" during the Short-Term Course on Communication Skills on 10 July 2002 at the IIT Roorkee under the QIP Centre.

 

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A Lecture on "Teaching Human Values: A Profession or Mission?" during the  Short-Term Course on Human Values and Professional Ethics held from March 18 to 22, 2002 under the QIP Centre at IIT Roorkee.

 

In Corporate Sector:  2

 

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Two Lectures on "Overcoming Barriers to Communication" and "Body Language" on 10 March 2006 at Polplyex Corporation Limited, Noida. 

 

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Workshops Conducted: 2

 

 
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Resource person for a one-day Workshop to Revise the Syllabus of English and Communication Skills at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, on 1 July 2011.

 
 
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Conducted a one-day Workshop on Group Discussion and Interview Skills at the Institute of Technology of Nirma University, Ahmedabad, on 24 March 2011.

 

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Courses Taught23

 
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In IIT Kanpur:  15

 

Course Title

Level (UG/PG)

Number of Times

Whether Developed by Self

ENG 123: Introduction to Literature 

ENG 112 C: English Language & Communication Skills

ENG 112 S: English Language & Composition Skills

ENG 112 N: English Language & Composition Skills

EC 101: English and Communication (for IIT Rajasthan)

COM 200: Communication Skills

ENG 451: Global Communication

ENG 441: International Business English

ENG 441: International Business English--SC

ENG 442: Professional Communication

ENG 445: Literature and the Individual

Preparatory English

ENG 713: Themes and Values in Modern Literature

ENG 749: Postmodern Theory and Literature

ENG 751: Contemporary Critical Theories and Literary Praxes

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

  UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

PG Level

PG Level

PG Level

Four

Four

One

Two

One

Three

Three

One

One

One

Five

Seven

Two

Six

Four

 Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

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In Other Institutes:  8

 

Course Title

Level (UG/PG)

Number of Times

Institute

Technical Communication

Technical Communication

Basic/Advanced English

Communication Skills

Introduction to Humanities

B.A./B.Sc.--Part II English

B.Sc.--Part II English

Elizabethan Drama

PG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

UG Level

PG Level

Four

Four

Four

Sixteen

Four

Two

One

One

 HSS, IIT Roorkee

HSS, IIT Roorkee

Dr. B. A. Technological University

Dr. B. A. Technological University

Dr. B. A. Technological University

Vignan Degree College

PED, Pondicherry University

Eng. Dept., Pondicherry University

 

 

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Sponsored Projects:  4

 

 

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Title: Video Course on Communication Skills

 

Sponsored Agent:  NPTEL, MHRD, India

 

Sanctioned Amount:  Two lakhs and fifty thousand rupees (2.5 lakhs)

 

Period:  Three years from June 2009 to June 2012

 

Status:  Completed

 

 

 

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Title: Web Course on Communication Skills

 

Sponsored Agent:  NPTEL, MHRD, India

 

Sanctioned Amount:  Two lakhs and fifty thousand rupees (2.5 lakhs)

 

Period:  Three years from June 2009 to August 2012

 

Status:  Completed

 

 

 

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Title: A Study of English for Engineers in the Perspective of Global Communication and Competitive Exams

 

Sponsored Agent:  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur

 

Sanctioned Amount:  One lakh and seventy thousand rupees (1.7 lakhs)

 

Period:  Two years from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2006

 

Status:  Completed

 

         

 

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Title: A Minor Research Work on Cyberpunk Literature

 

Sponsored Agent:  Narayana Murthy Fund, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur

 

Sanctioned Amount:  Twenty thousand rupees (Rs. 20,000/-)

 

Period:  Five months from 6 November 2006 to 31 March 2007

 

Status:  Completed

 

           

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Membership in Professional Bodies:  11

 

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Life Member: Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), Keene, New Hampshire, USA.

 

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Member, The American Center, USIEF, New Delhi.

 

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Life Member, Journal of Literature, Culture and Media Studies, India.

 

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Life Member, Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (IASFS), India.

 

Life Member [4469], Osmania University Centre for International Programmes  (formerly Indo-American Center for International Studies/American Studies Research Centre-ASRC), Hyderabad.  

 

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Life Member, MELUS-India (The Society of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States of America, India Chapter), Chandigarh.                                   

 

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Life Member [2005-L87], Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS), Delhi.

 

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Life Member [FOS], Study Centre for Indian Literature in English and Translation (SCILET), Madurai.

 

Life Member, Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda.

 

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Life Member [IN 004], The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Asia TEFL). 

 

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Life Member, Indian Association for English Studies, Delhi.

 

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Administrative Experience:  32

 

Convener, Department Library Committee (DLC), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, one year from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014.

Vice-Chairman, GATE/JMET/JAM 2012, Indian Institute of Techonology Kanpur, Kanpur, from 3 August 2011 to 26 July 2012.

Faculty Advisor, Tae-Kwondo Club, Indian Institute of Techonology Kanpur, Kanpur, from 2 September 2011 to 1 September 2013.

Foreign Language Programme (FLP) Coordinator, Indian Institute of Techonology Kanpur, Kanpur, three years from 28 May 2009 to 31 August 2013.

In-Charge, Language Laboratory, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur since 25 April 2007.
Warden In-Charge, Hall of Residence No. 5, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, 25 August 2009 to 30 April 2011.
Coordinator of HSS Department, IIT Kanpur for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), June 2009 - December 2011.
Convener, Department Post-Graduate Committee (DPGC), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, one year from 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010.
Member, Brochure and Invitations Committee for the President of India's visit to IIT Kanpur, Kanpur on 22 February 2010.
Member, HSS Open House Committee for the Golden Jubilee Open House held at IIT Kanpur, Kanpur during 13-14 February 2010.
Convener, Department Under-Graduate Committee (DUGC), IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, one year from 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009.
Convener, Convocation Brochure Committee [Five Times]:  Convocation 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur. 
Member, Diplomas and Awards Committee [Four Times]:  Convocation 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur. 
Warden, Hall of Residence No. 5, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, from 5 May 2008 to 24 August 2009.
Member, Committee for inviting fresh tenders from Courier Companies to be deployed in the Institute, April-June 2009.
Member, Curriculum Development and Monitoring Committee (CDMC) for PHI 140 IIT Kanpur, Kanpur: March 2011
Member, Curriculum Development and Monitoring Committee (CDMC) for PHI 141 & 142 IIT Kanpur, Kanpur: [Twice]: March 2011 & April 2007--March 2009.
Convener, Computer Committee [Twice]:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 & 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006.

Convener, Space Committee:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008.

Elected Member, Consultative Committee for DOSA SelectionDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, April 2008.
Convener, English Discipline ActivitiesDepartment of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from 1 Sept. 2006 to 31 August 2007.
Member, Review Committee for COM 200: Communication Skills, IIT Kanpur, March 2006.
Convener, Faculty Meetings:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.
Convener, Web Committee:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.
Faculty Counsellor for a UG Student Group, Counselling Service:  IIT Kanpur, Kanpur from April 2004 to March 2005.
Elected Member, Consultative Committee for DORD Selection:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, October 2004.
Elected Member, Consultative Committee for DOAA Selection:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, October 2004.
Member, Curriculum Development and Monitoring Committee (CDMC) for ENG 122:  IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, October 2004.
Officer-in-Charge, Computer Lab: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee from 13 August 2001 to 13 Dec. 2003.
Officer-in-Charge, Language Lab/Communication Research and Training Lab: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee from 9 January 2002 to 13 December 2003.
Faculty Advisor for Information Management Group:  Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee from 13 August 2001 to 13 December 2003.
Member-Secretary, Board of Studies: Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere from  23 August 1996 to 26 July 2001.
Member-Secretary, Training and Placement Committee: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere from August 2000 to July 2001. 
Library-in-Charge: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere from 8 April 1996 to 13 July 2000.   

     

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External Examiner:  37

 

 

In Interview Committees and as Outside Expert:  6

 
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Selection Committee Member for Lecturer Post in English, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur, June 2008.

  
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Evaluator of PGCTE/PGCTE Assisgnments for the Department of English Studies, School of Distance Education, The English and Foreign Languages University [formerly, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL)], Hyderabad, since January 2001.

 

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Paper Setter and Evaluator for the Post-Graduate Department of English, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, since September 2005.

 

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Paper Setter and Evaluator for the Department of English, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur, since January 2006.

 

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External Member, Evaluation Committee for MBA Admissions [Thrice] 2004, 2006 & 2007 at the Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur.

 

Panel Member, Interview Committee for the Selection of Student Guides, Counselling Service, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 2004-2005.

 

 

Ph.D. Theses Evaluated:  19

 

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S. Kokila's Cultural Divisions in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh.   Anna University, Chennai, June 2014.

 

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S. Jayanthi's Mystical Aspects in Sri Aurabindo's Savitri and Manikkavasagar's Tiruvacakam.   Anna University, Chennai, May 2013.

 

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B. V. Manjula's Writing as Resistance: A Study of the Cultural Patterns in Ruldolfo A. Anaya's Fiction Kannur University, Kannur, May 2013.

 

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Johney G. Vadakel's English as a Second Language at the Higher Secondary Level in Kerala: A Constructivist Analysis.  Kannur University, Kannur, May 2013.

 

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C. L. Shilaja's Retrieving the Self from Oblivion: A Study of the Selected Novels of Toni Morrison and Louise Erdrich, Satyabama University, Chennai, February 2013.

 

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P. Roopana's The Novels of Anita Desai: Narratives through Foils, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Trinelveli, December 2012.

 

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T. Gangadharan's Displaced and Dispossessed Voice: Diasporic Sensibilities in V. S. Naipaul's Select Fictions, Periyar University, Salem, June 2012.

 

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G. Dharmaraja's Gender and Family Relations in Mahesh Dattani's Plays: A Study, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, February 2011.

 

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Sureshika Dishani Piyasena's En-Gendering Women and War: Representations of the Sri Lankan Woman Combatant, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, November 2010.

 

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Marie Josephine Aruna's Patriarchal Myths in Postmodern Feminist Fiction: A Select Study, Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, October 2010.

 

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N. Samuel's Social Reality in the Works of Bhabani Bhattacharya, Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, October 2010.

 

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Kishore Kumar Das's The Question of Leadership: A Critical Analysis of the Novels of Chinua Achebe, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, June 2010.

 

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A. Yuvaraj's Teaching English as a Second Language to Young Learners in Select State-Run Schools in Tamilnadu: A Critical Study, Anna University, Chennai, May 2010.

 

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K. Sathya Sai's Spirituality in the Poetry of Sri Aurobindo and that of Western Romantics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, December 2009.

 
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V. Ramesh's Feminism in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya and Anita Desai, Periyar University, Salem, September 2009. 

 
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Soney Bhageeradhan's Caliban Narratives: Post Colonial Matrices in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie and Shashi Tharoor, University of Kerala, Thrivananthapuram, April 2009.

 
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V. Gilbert Camillus's Decolonising Human Consciousness: A Study of the Selected Novels of Nadine Gordimer, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, February 2009.

 
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M. Chandrasekaran's Vision of Indian Children in the Writings of Ruskin Bond, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, July 2008.

 

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M. A. Lalitha Kumari's A Study of Faction in the Works of Shashi Tharoor, University of Calicut, Kerala, November 2007.

 

 

Ph.D. Preliminary Thesis Evaluated:  1

 

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C. G. Shyamala's The New Women: Interpretations on Masculinity in the Novels of Anita Desai and Sobhaa De, Kannur University, Kannur, May 2012.

 

 

M. Phil Theses Evaluated:  4

 
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Vaineeza Ali's Revisiting Catastrophe of 9/11: Literary and Cinematic Representation.  Amity University of English Studies & Research, Amity University, May 2013.

 

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Neha Puri's  Foregrounding Modernity of Antiquity: A Study of Indian Woman Consciousness in Ramayana and Mahabharata.  Amity University of English Studies & Research, Amity University, May 2013.

 

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Kamal Kumar Raul's Representation of Tribal Life: A Study of Gopinath Mohanty's Paraja amd Dadibudha, Jamia Millia Islamia--Central University, New Delhi, August 2007.

 
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Dipanwita Banerjee's Representation of Man and Society in Tennyson's Poetry, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai, October 2006.

 

 

Ph.D. Viva-Voce Conducted:  8

 

As the External Examiner for S. Jayanthi's Mystical Aspects in Sri Aurabindo's Savitri and Manikkavasagar's TiruvacakamAnna University, Chennai, May 2013.
As the Internal Examiner for Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi's Representationalist Theories of Subjectivity: A Critique, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, February 2014.
As the External Expert for C. L. Shilaja's Retrieving the Self from Oblivion: A Study of the Selected Novels of Toni Morrison and Louise Erdrich, Satyabama University, Chennai, 16 March 2013.
As the External Expert for Marie Josephine Aruna's Patriarchal Myths in Postmodern Feminist Fiction: A Select Study, Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, 27 January 2011.
As the External Expert for A. Yuvaraj's Teaching English as a Second Language to Young Learners in Select State-Run Schools in Tamilnadu: A Critical Study, Anna University, Chennai, 30 August 2010.
As the External Expert for Kishore Kumar Das's The Question of Leadership: A Critical Analysis of the Novels of Chinua Achebe, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 12 July 2010.
As an Internal Expert for Srirupa Chatterjee's Joyce Carol Oates's Cultural Politics of Psychosexual Violence: A Study of her Late Novels, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, January 2010.
As an Internal Expert for V. Sathyaraj's "Mapping the Margins": A Study of Ethnic Feminist Consciousness in Toni Morrison's Novels, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 2008.

 

M. Phil Viva-Voce Conducted:  1

 

As the External Expert for Kamal Kumar Raul's Representation of Tribal Life: A Study of Gopinath Mohanty's Paraja amd Dadibudha, Jamia Millia Islamia--Central University, New Delhi, August 2007.

 

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Awards and Recognition:  39

 

Awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship for 2014-15 for Research/Teaching at Duke University, North Carolina, USA, for nine months.

 

Academic Activities:  28

 

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Best Instructorship/Tutorship/Director's Commendation Letter for the following courses taught at IIT Kanpur-- 

 

ENG 451 Global Communication Instructor Twice: (Year 2010-11, Semester II, Score 3.53/4), Tutor (Year 2010-11, Semester II, Score 3.5/4)

ENG 112C English Language and Communication Skills Four Times:  Instructor (Year 2013-14, Semester I, Score 3.87/4), Tutor (Year 2013-14, Semester I, Score 3.71/4); Instructor (Year 2009-10, Semester I, Score 3.68/4), Tutor (Year 2009-10, Semester I, Score 3.55/4); Instructor (Year 2006-07, Semester I, Score 3.62/4)

ENG 445 Literature and the Individual Seven Times: Instructor (Year 2013-14, Semester II, Score 3.5/4); (Year 2012-13, Semester I, Score 3.53/4); Tutor (Year 2012-13, Semester I, Score 3.5/4); Instructor (Year 2009-10, Semester II, Score 3.53/4); Tutor (Year 2009-10, Semester II, Score 4/4); Tutor (Year 2008-09, Semester II, Score 3.55/4); Tutor (Year 2007-08, Semester II, Score 3.50/4)

ENG 751 Contemporary Critical Theories and Literary Praxes Four Times: Instructor (Year 2013-14, Semester II, Score 4/4); (Year 2012-13, Semester II, Score 4/4); Instructor (Year 2007-08, Semester I, Score 4/4); Tutor (Year 2007-08, Semester I, Score 4/4) 

ENG 749 Postmodern Theory and Literature: Instructor (Year 2006-07, Semester II, Score 4/4)

ENG 713 Themes and Values in Modern Literature Twice: Instructor (Year 2004-05, Semester II, Score 4/4); Instructor (Year 2006-07, Semester I, Score 4/4)

ENG 441 International Business English: Instructor (Year 2004-05, Semester II,  Score 3.82/4)

ENG 112S English Language and Composition: Instructor (Year 2003-04, Semester II, Score 4/4)

 

Awarded the Gold Medal for the Best Ph. D. Thesis in English (2000), Pondicherry University, Pondicherry.

 

Qualified the UGC--National Eligibility Test for Lectureship, New Delhi.

 

Twice the Recipient of Teacher Research Grant to study at the American Research Study Centre, Hyderabad.

 

Conferred Merit Scholarship on the basis of the best performance in Ph. D. entrance test and interview, Pondicherry.

 

Conferred Merit Scholarship on the basis of the best performance in M. Phil. entrance test and interview, Pondicherry.

 

Awarded the A. V. Tilak Prize for standing First among the M. A. candidates during the academic year 1986-'88, The American College, Madurai, Tamilnadu.

 

 

 

Extra-Curricular Activities:  5

 

Poetry Competitions:  3

 

Won the First Prize--Gold Medal for Verse Writing, Zonal Youth Festival, 1987, GTN Arts College, Dindigul, Tamilnadu.
Won the First Prize in Kaviarangam, Reflections 1986, Mahatma Montessori Matriculation, Madurai, Tamilnadu.

Won the Third Prize for Verse Writing, IX Youth Festival, 1987-'88, Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam, Tamilnadu.

 

English Literary Quizzes:  2

 

Won the First Prize in Quiz Competition, PEGASUS-'86, U. G. Literary Association, The American College, Madurai, Tamilnadu.

Won the First Prize in Quiz Competition, PEGASUS-'85, U. G. Literary Association, The American College, Madurai, Tamilnadu.

 

 

Honour Received:  5

 

Academic:  3

 

Advisory Board Member for Literary Paritantra (Systems): An International Journal on Literature and Theory since December 2008.

 

Guest Editorship for Creative Forum: Special Number on Cyberpunk Literature, Jan.--Dec. 2011.

 
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Delivered the First Plenary Talk in the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT), at Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, on 3 November 2007.

 

Social Service:  2

 
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Elected President for the Tamil Mandram during 1 April 2008-31 March 2009 at IIT Kanpur, Kanpur.

 
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Elected Chief Advisor for Dr. BATU Alumni Association & Career Network (BAACAN) since March 2005.

 

 

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Photographs

 

Personal:

 

Profile Pictures

 

Family Tours:

 

1. Darjeeling-Pelling-Gangtok, India, May 2010    2. New Delhi, India, 1 June 2010

 

Short-term Courses:

 

1. Communication Skills at IIT Kanpur     2. Future Critical Trends at IIT Kharagpur

 

Conference Trips:

 

1. U. S. Trip October 2006   1. (A). U. S. Trip 2006     2. Tokyo, Japan, November 2007     3. Seoul, South Korea, October 2008     4. Florida, USA, 5-6 April 2011

 

5. Orlando, USA, 10 April 2011   6. Sibiu, Romania, 6-7 May 2011    7. Sibiu, Romania, 8 May 2011

 

 

 

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