KALPANA RAO H Professor

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  • Department of English
  • School of Humanities
  • hkalp.eng@pondiuni.edu.in

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Post Graduate Diplom Translation Studies University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 1997
2 Ph.D Re-Shaping the Self: Feminine Identity in the Short Stories of Alice Munro and Shashi Deshpande (Part of Course completed at University of Alberta, Edmonton,Canada) Pondicherry University, Puducherry 1996
3 Post Graduate Diplom Project Work, Stylistics, Linguistics, Methods and Materials of Teaching English, Phonetics English and Foreign Languages University (formerly 1992
4 M.Phil The Predicament of Women in Select Novels of Anita Desai Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 1990
5 Post Graduate Certif Interpretation of Literature and Advanced Rhetoric, Linguistics, Methods and Materials for Teaching English, Phonetics English and Foreign Languages University (formerly 1990
6 MA English Literature Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1982

Area of Specializaion

Canadian Literature and Studies, American Literature, Women's Writing and Feminist Studies, Cultural Studies, New Literatures in English, and Literary Critical Theory

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Faculty Mobility Award INTERNATIONAL Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Ministry of Human Resource Development 2017 NIL
2 Visiting Researcher INTERNATIONAL University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2015 NIL
3 Best Teacher Certificate of Merit REGIONAL Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India 2011 NIL
4 Fulbright Study of Institutions INTERNATIONAL USEFI Fulbright Foundation, India 2007 NIL
5 Associateship NATIONAL Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India 2001 NIL
6 JRF NATIONAL Dept of Culture, MHRD, India 1999 one lakh
7 Graduate Research award INTERNATIONAL Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India 1993 NIL
8 3rd Rank in American Civilization Course NATIONAL ASRC now OUCIP, Hyderabad, India 1993 NIL
9 JRF NATIONAL UGC, New Delhi, India 1992 Stipend
10 3rd rank in PGDTE NATIONAL CIEFL now EFLU, Hyderabad, India 1992 NIL
11 Secured First Rank and Gold Meda In M.Phil STATE Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India 1990 NIL

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer (Guest Faculty) English Acharya Patashala College, Bangalore
2 Lecturer (Guest Faculty) English Tagore Arts College, Puducherry
3 Lecturer (Ad hoc) English Pondicherry University Pondicherry
4 Lecturer (Ad hoc) Women Studies Pondicherry University Pondicherry
5 Lecturer (Ad hoc) English Pondicherry University Pondicherry
6 Lecturer (Regular Service) English Pondicherry University Pondicherry
7 Reader English Pondicherry University Pondicherry
8 Associate Professor English Pondicherry University Pondicherry
9 Professor English Pondicherry University Pondicherry

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Ph.D Dept of English Pondicherry University and University of Alberta, Canada Canadian Literature and Comparative Studies
2 Associate NA Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India Feminist Studies and Indian Womens Writing
3 Professor Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religious Studies Gothenburg University Literature
4 Professor Department of English University of Western Ontario, Canada Canadian Literature
5 Professor Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada Canadian Studies

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks
1 Induction programme providing guidelines for students Students felt that it was useful as it provided information regarding university and department
2 Invited talks Research Good
3 Short Term courses New Areas of English Literature Extremely appreciated
4 Study India Programme International Collaborations Introduced short term courses and increased the number of visitors to the Universty
5 Alumni Association Created a website, forms for enrollment and communicated a e-newsletter First time seriously some work in the department was initiated
6 Invited talks International Collaborations and Outreach Increased awareness of Pondicerry University in Western University, Ontario,Canada, York University,

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Image and Textual Contexts in Indian Film Music H. Kalpana Appreception, Visvabharati Journal ISSN:2321-1261 (pp 56-64) 2018 5
2 Epic, Text, Author, Audience in Vishwambhara H. Kalpana Muse India Issue 75. ISSN: 0975-1815 (pp 219-22) 2017 4
3 Reading Identity and Culture: Postcolonial Perspectives in Select South Asian Fiction H. Kalpana Gandhigram Literary Review Vol 4 ISSN 2278-8190 (pp 40-56) 2015 3

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 “Preparation of a Research Article for Publication H. Kalpana Vetri Education, Quarterly Journal (ISSN-0973-8614), Vol. X (No. 3), (pp 33 – 36) 2015 0
2 History and Nationalism at the Crossroads: A Review of Indian Writing in English H. Kalpana Kakatiya Journal of English Studies . . (Special Issue on Re-presentation of History in Indian Fiction in English) Vol 29.. (pp179-187) ISSN 0971-8877 2010 0.01
3 The Configuration of Masculinity in M. Mukundan’s “The Dance”. H. Kalpana International Journal of South Asian Studies Vol 2 (1) Jan-June 2009 (pp 131-138) 2009 0
4 History and Trauma in Bobbie Ann Mason’s ‘Shiloh” in . (pp 63-68) ISSN 1224-2020 H. Kalpana The Bulletein, Philology Series, University of Ploeisti, Romania Vol LX: No.2A/ 2008 2
5 Co-operative Learning and Teaching Poetry: Some Classroom Strategies H. Kalpana The Journal of English Language Teaching, vol 46. 6, (pp 9-12) ISSN 0973-5208 2008 0.02
6 “Literature and Literary Theory” in Leaves H. Kalpana Leaves , vol 1 issue 1 May-June, Bangalore,. (pp 61-64) 2004 0
7 Reviewing and Re-viewing: Kannada Women’s Fiction and The concept of Feminism” in H. Kalpana Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol IX, No 2, Winter 2002.( pp 79-90) (Refereed) ISSN 0972-1401 2002 1
8 Gender and Space in the Shimla Mall” H. Kalpana Economic and Political Weekly, June 2002 2403-2405 2002 2
9 Dialogism and Cultural Identity of Indian Women H. Kalpana Critical Practice ISSN 0972-4230 Vol IX, No 2, June 2002 (pp 118-127) ISSN 0972-4230 2002 0.01
10 “Resistance through Performance: A Study of Rana Bose’s Plays” H. Kalpana PUSH vol 1, nos 1 & 2, January and July. Pondicherry University, Puducherry 2000. (pp 51-60) ISSN 0972-35 2000 Nil
11 The Polemics of Postcolonial Writing: Marlatt’s Ana Historic and Nourbese’s ‘Discourse on the Logic of Language’ H. Kalpana Kakatiya Journal of English Studies vol 19. Kakatiya University, Warangal. 1999. (pp 144-151) ISSN 0971-8877 1999 0.01
12 “Re-defining the Minority: A Study of Select Canadian Short Stories H. Kalpana Critical Practice vol 6, No: 2. 1999 (pp 59-65) ISSN 0972-4230 1999 0.01
13 Journey Into Tomorrow: Science Fiction Writing in India” in Rencontre avec l’inde, vol 27, No 8, Indian Council For Cultural Relations, New Delhi H. Kalpana Rencontre Avec L’inde ICCR JOURNAL vol 27, No 8, ISSN 0970-4876 1998 1
14 Construction of The Indian Woman by the Indian Feminist Critics” in 26, No 3, 1997 brought out by Indian Council For Cultural Relations, New Delhi. H. Kalpana Rencontre Avec L’inde (commemorative issue on women’s status) ICCR JOURNAL 26, No 3, 1997 1
15 Ready? .... Set Go! Create Your Own Job: The Development of an Entrepreneurship Training Program for Women H. Kalpana & Reinhild Boehm Canadian Woman Studies (Winter 1994).(pp83-85) 1994 0.08

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Identity and Difference in Select South Asian Literature H. Kalpana . Multiplicity of Cultures in South Asian Literature. Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka. 26-31 2012

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Psycholinguistics H. Kalpana Tamil Nadu Open University 2016 Text Book
2 Quilting Relationships: A Cruise through Comparative Literary Studies H. Kalpana Atklantic Publishers, New Delhi 2009 978-81-269-1087-8
3 Camus H. Kalpana DDE, Gauhati University 2008 Text Book
4 British Poetry H. Kalpana DDE, Pondicherry University 2005 Text Book
5 American Literature H. Kalpana DDE, Pondicherry University 2005 Text Book
6 New Literatures in English H. Kalpana DDE, Pondicherry University 2005 Text Book

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Image, Imagined, and Imagination in Silappadikaram H. Kalpana Introduction to World Literature Third Millennium bce to 600 ce Wiley 2019 9781118635193
2 History and Nationalism at the Crossroads: Review of Indian Writing in English H. Kalpana Postcolonial Indian English Fiction: Decentering the Nation Rawat Publications. Jaipur. New Delhi 2016 978-81-316-0758-9
3 Resisting the Feminist Stamp: A Critical Study of Marie N’Diaye’s Three Strong Women Ed by Nalini J.Thampi H. Kalpana Marginalisation et Resistance: Repenser La Femme Langers International. New Delhi 2016 978-93-85478-43-7
4 To Trend or Not”. The Problematic of Interpreting Indian Writing in English with Special Focus on Women’s Writing H. Kalpana Emerging Trends in Indian Writing in English. Iyal Publication, TN 2014 978-81-928646-3-1
5 The Art of Converging Fictionalized Selves in Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women H. Kalpana Convergence and Configurations of Disciplines: Canada and India Creative Books, New Delhi 2014 978-81-8043-106-7
6 Translation? Transgression? Transmutation: Negotiating Culture through Film and Dimensions. H. Kalpana, N. Chandra Translation Studies: Varied Perceptions M.S. University, Tirunelveli, TN 2013 978-93-81402-14-6
7 Neocolonialism in Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle & U. R. Ananthamurthy’s ‘Bara’: An Analysis” in Inter-Readings: Text, Context, Significance. H. Kalpana Inter-Readings: Text, Context, Significance Dept of English, Pondicherry University 2012 81-87300-52-3
8 Neocolonialism in Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle & U. R. Ananthamurthy’s ‘Bara’ An Analysis H. Kalpana Inter-Readings: Text, Context, Significance Dept of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. Versa Books 2012 81-87300-52-3
9 Playing with Words: Harryette Mullen’s Sleeping with the Dictionary H. Kalpana Sangama. School of Humanities. Pondicherry University. 2012 978-81-921348-0-2
10 Framing Indianness: A Study of Select Indian Cinema H. Kalpana Various Cultures, Various Readings Vol II Creative Books, New Delhi 2012 81-8043-093-6
11 Ethnicity and Identity in India and Canada: A Review H. Kalpana Ethnicity and Identity: India and Canada. New Delhi: Creative Books 2011 81-8043-060-X
12 The Short Study Genre, Postcoloniaism and Women writers H. Kalpana Postcolonial Readings in Indo-Anglian Literature Ed. K.V. Dominic New Delhi: Authorspress, 2009 978-81-7273-479-4
13 Reconsidering Orientalism: A Study of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Interpreter of Maladies” in Vol II Ed.r. , 2006 (pp 289-297) (co-author, S. Sujaritha, R H. Kalpana & S. Sujaritha The Expatriate Indian Writing in English, Ed. Dr. T. Vinoda, New Delhi: Prestige Books 2006 81-7551-182-6
14 Reviewing and Re-viewing Expatriate Criticism: Women’s Voices H. Kalpana The Expatriate Indian Writing in English, Ed. Dr. T. Vinoda, New Delhi: Prestige Books 2006 81-7551-181-8
15 Marriage and Domesticity in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice H. Kalpana & Vidya M. Gangadharan Perspectives on Indian English Fiction Ed. Jayadipsinh Dodiya New Delhi: Sarup & Sons 2006 81-7625-639-0
16 Translating Orality into Verse: First Nations Women’s Poetry H. Kalpana Beyond Resistance: Critical Essays on Canadian First Nations Writing Ed. Prof. M. Dasan, Calicut: Calicut University Press 2003 81-7748-058-8
17 Women, Violence and Resistance in Canadian and Indian Literary Writing. H. Kalpana Voicing Gender: Echoes from Canada and India Ed. Dr. G. Chandrika Centre for Canadian Studies, History Department, Pondicherry University 2002 81-900166-7-9
18 Feminist Theory in Pedagogy, H. Kalpana Women’s Studies in India: Contours of Change” Ed. Malashri Lal, & Sukrita Pal Kumar Shimla: IIAS 2002 81-7986-016-7
19 “An Interpretation of Sri Aurobindo’s Critical Opinions in the Future Poetry” H. Kalpana Perspectives on Sri Aurobindo’s Poetry, Plays and Criticism Ed. Jayadipsinh Dodiya New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2002 81-7625-263-8
20 Politicising the Body: Re-Reading Mahasweta Devi's "Stanadayini” H. Kalpana Mahasweta Devi: Critical Perspectives Ed. Nandini Sen New Delhi: Pencraft India 2001 978-81-909416-7-9
21 The Narrator as Reader in Anita Desai’s Cry The Peacock” . Ed. , New Delhi: 2001 (pp33-41) ISBN H. Kalpana Critical Essays on Anita Desai’s Fiction ed. Jayadipsinh Dodiya Ivy Pub House,New Delhi 2001 81-7625-158-5
22 “Multiculturalism and Nationalism in Rana Bose’s Plays” in Canadian Diaspora: Asia Pacific Immigration. Ed. Jameela Begum & B. Hariharan, New H. Kalpana Canadian Diaspora: Asia Pacific Immigration. Ed. Jameela Begum & B. Hariharan, Creative Books: New Delhi. 2001 81-86318-86-0
23 Gender, Subject, and Context Women’s Texts” H. Kalpana Gender, Text and Context:Canadian and Indian Creative Books: New Delhi. 1999 81-86318-70-4
24 “Destiny of Women in the Novels of Anita Desai , Kalyani Publishers: New Delhi 1999 (pp38-48) ISBN H. Kalpana Contemporary Indian Literature in English: A Humanistic Perspective” Ed. Mithilesh K. Pandey Kalyani Publishers: New Delhi 1999 81-7663-151-5
25 “Alice Munro and the Short Story Genre in a Postcolonial Context” H. Kalpana New Literatures Ed. Prof. Rampal & Dr. Rita Saldanha, 1998 Dept of English, Jammu University, Jammu Jammu University, Jammu 1998 pp37-43) 1998 81 207 1831 3
26 2. “The Search for Expression in Marlene Nourbese’s Poetry H. Kalpana Canadian Studies: New Perspectives ed. Prof. Ramachandran Nair Creative Books: New Delhi. 1998 81-86318-50-X

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 MOOC UGC 1 year 1.5 lakhs 2019
2 SPARC MHRD 2019-2021 70 lakhs 2019

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Major Research project UGC 3 years 4 lakhs 2007
2 JRF Dept of Culture, MHRD 3 years 1 lakh 2002
3 Associaeship IIAS, Shimla 3 years NIL 2001

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.A. 04 English
2 2018 M.A. 03 English
3 2016 M.A. 01 English
4 2014 M.A. 03 English
5 2013 M.A. 04 English
6 2012 M.A. 03 English
7 2011 M.A. 03 English
8 2010 M.A. 06 English
9 2009 M.A. 04 English
10 2008 M.A. 04 English
11 2007 M.A. 04 English
12 2006 M.A. 04 English
13 2005 M.A. 03 English
14 2004 M.A. 04 English
15 2003 M.A. 05 English
16 2001 M.A. 03 English
17 2000 M.A. 02 English
18 1999 M.A. 03 English
19 1998 M.A. 02 English

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Nishna. K 27.08.2013 1300109004 Towards a Multicultural Exotic: A study of Select Travel Narratives of Pico Iyer YES 2019-12-21 NO
2 S. Djeabalan 27-06-2005 NA The American Gothic: A Study of Select Novels of Joyce Carol Oates YES 30-04-2012 YES 11-09-2013
3 Jochibed Vincent 25.09.2014 1400109008 TRANSLATION STUDIES AND LITERATURE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SELECT NICOBARESE FOLKTALES NO NO
4 Shivnath Sharma 21-09-2015 1500109009 To be finalised NO NO
5 Koyel Chanda 21-09-2015 1500109005 To be finalised NO NO
6 Saniya Hamza Abdullah 21-09-2015 1500109008 To be finalised NO NO
7 Leenu Lenus 2020-01-28 1900109008 To be Finalised NO NO
8 Athira.G 15-09-2014 1400109001 PROBLEMATIZING THE CONCEPT OF ‘INSPIRATION’ IN SELECT DISABILITY NARRATIVES NO NO
9 N. Chandra 14-08-2006 NA Configuration of Masculinities in Indian Fiction: A Select Study YES 18-04-2011 YES 11-05-2012
10 K. P. Rajeesh 13.08.2012 1200109001 The Need for the Superhero: A Study of Power Dynamics in Select Graphic Novels of Alan Moore YES 2019-08-03 NO
11 Gayatri Devi.M.K 13-11-2006 NA A Study of Domesticity in the Select Novels of Jane Austen and Triveni. YES 11-05-2012 YES 10-04-2014
12 Lahari Behera 11.01.2011 Politics of Silence and Voice: A Study Of Rape Narratives by Select Women Writers From The Indian Subcontinent YES 07-11-2014 YES 06-05-2016
13 Shanthi. P 10.08.2011 Reconceiving Conflicted Spaces: A Scapic Study of Nationalism in Select Literature YES 19-01-2017 YES 29-01-2018
14 Manu C. Skaria 09-09-2009 Cultural Implications of Popular Fiction: A Reading of Jeffrey Archer’s Select Novels YES 19-02-2015 YES 03-03-2017
15 Soukarja Ghosal 06-08-2010 Performing Acts of Decolonization: A Study of Resistance and Protest in Select Chicano and Hispanic-American Plays YES 12-09-2016 YES 11-09-2017
16 S. Sujaritha 06-07-2005 NA Diasporic Chronotope in Women’s Fiction: A Select Study YES May 2009 YES 22-03-2010
17 Parimala. M 04-09-2008 NA Mimicry and Stereotype: A Study of American Ethnic Families in Select Fiction YES 07-10-2012 YES 11-09-2014
18 S. Vijayalakshmi 03-08-2006 NA Transcribers of African American Heritage: A Select Study of Women Poets YES 30-01-2013 YES 06-04-2015
19 Major Ashok 2019-09-20 1900109004 To be Finalised NO NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year
1 The Novel in India and Neoliberalism” at Society for Novel Studies NIL Travel allowance Society for Novel Studies, Pittsburgh, USA May 13 May 14 2016

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Introduction to Chaos theory. Plenary E-Conference on Contemporary Trends in Literature Department of English, Munger University, Bihar National 11 July 13 July 2020
2 The Idea of India in Indian Writing in English Indian Themes in Indian Literature in English : Perspectives and Challenges sahitya Akademi and Rathinam College, Pollachi National January 7 January 7 2020
3 Valedictory Address Indigenous Literatures The School of English and FL, Gandhigran Rural Institute National January 5 January 6 2020
4 Gender and Travel Writing. Plenary Travel Writing Confernce Amrita Vishva Vidyalaya. Kochi Campus 24-25 January. 2019 National January 24 January 25 2019
5 The Binding of Literature with Culture, The Binding of Literature with Culture Confernce KG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore National 10 March 10 March 2019
6 Contextualising Gender and Popular Music. Feminist and Gender Studies: Global Perspectives: Media, Literature and Performance Namaste Educational Academy and Sahitya International 21 february 23 February 2019
7 Cultural Studies: Cultural Confluence in Literature Cultural Studies: Cultural Confluence in Literature PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore, TN National 16-02 16-02 2018
8 Gender Studies and Indo-Canadian Literature Gender Studies and Indo-Canadian Literature Dept of English Kakatiya University Warangal Telengana National 26-02 27-02 2018
9 The Binding of Literature with Culture The Binding of Literature with Culture KG College of Arts and Science. Coimbatore, TN National 10-03 10-03 2018
10 Introduction to Select Contemporary Theories. Refresher Course. Academic Staff College. Madras University University 26-09-2017 26-09-2017 2017
11 Postcolonialism Field Study Programme of University of Gothenburg, sweden Namaste Educational Academy International November 21 November 21 2017
12 Canadian Multiculturalism The Salad Bowl: Experiencing Canadian Multiculturalism. Shankara College of Arts and Science. Kalady National 27-09 27-09 2017
13 Feminism and Diversity Feminism and Cultural Diversity Dr. R. K. Shanmugam College of Arts and Science. Kallakurichi National 01-09 01-09 2016
14 Redefining Gender and Environmental Ethics: A Discourse on Green Literature ICSSR sponsored conference Redefining Gender and Environmental Ethics: A Discourse on Green Literature Dept of English, Annamalai University, AnnamalaiNagar, Chidambaram, TN National 03-03 03-03 2016
15 Addressing Questions of Divergence and Postcolonialism Divergent Indian Voices: New Contours in Postcoloniality PG department of English, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam dist, Kerala National 22-02 22-02 2016
16 New Literatures in English New Literatures in English Department of English, Government Arts College, Sivakasi National 19-02 19-02 2016
17 Identities and Realities: Texts and Contexts in Post Colonial Literatures UGC National Seminar on Identities and Realities: Texts and Contexts in Post Colonial Literatures PG and Research Dept of English, Jamal Mohammed College, Trichy National 12-01 12-01 2016
18 Identity and Culture: Postcolonial Perspectives in Select South Asian Literature Special Lecture University of Gothenburg, Sweden International and University 10-06 10-06 2015
19 Religion, Literature and Freedom of Speech: Focus on Perumal Murugan’s One Part Woman (Report publ Special Lecture (reported in Innehåll i Karavan nr 2 2015 (Sommarnummer) University of Gothenburg, Sweden International and University 29-05 29-05 2015
20 American Poetry American Literature Department of English, Madurai Sivakasi Nadar Pioneer Meenakshi Women’s College, Madurai. National 22-01 22-01 2015
21 New Literary Theories for the New Millennium New Literatures for the New Millennium Department of English, Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women, Madurai National 23-01 23-01 2015
22 Whatsapping with English: Evolving Tentacles of Language, Communication and Culture UGC National Seminar: Translocating English: New Perspectives on Evolving Cultural Practices. Department of English and Research Center, KMM Government Women’s College, Kannur. Kerala National 15-10 16-10 2015
23 Women’s Trials and Tribulations: Literature and Society UGC National Seminar: Women in Tests, Trials and Triumph in Literature and society. Department of English, Rabiammal Ahamed Maideen College for Women. Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu National 12-09 12-09 2015
24 Emerging Trends in Indian Writing in English Trends in Indian Writing in English Dept of English Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women Perambalur National 12-02 12-02 2014
25 Fasten Your Seatbelts, we are travelling through the world of Myth: Seeking to Empowr through Mythos Recontextulaising of Mythos in Contemporary Art and Literature PG Dept PMSO college Tirur National 19-02 19-02 2014
26 Perspectives on Indian Cinema with special focus on Lagaan Training Programme Denver Metropolitan University, Denver, USA International and University 18-06 18-06 2014
27 Post Millenium Literary Theories Life and Literature in the Post 9/11 World Dept of English, St. Thersa College Kozhikode Kerala National 23-09 23-09 2014
28 Cultural Studies ke safar me guss jate hain: Gender: Perpective on Cultural Studies and Culture Literature and Language International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation National 15-11 15-11 2014
29 Creative Creativitiees: Movements and Schools of Poetry The Vineyard of Poetry: A Sojourn Government College, Maddapally, Kerala National 18-12 18-12 2014
30 Trends in Contemporary Indian English Fiction Trends in Contemporary Indian English Fiction Dept of English, Government Arts and Science College Calicut Kerala National 19-03 19-03 2013
31 Exploring the Works of Expatriate Writers Diasporaand Culture Dept of English Periyar EVR College, Tiruchi National 27-12 27-12 2013
32 Eco-Feminist Perspectives in Literature UGC Sponsored Seminar Eco Feminst Perspectives in Literature Government College for Women, Madurai National 01-03 01-03 2013
33 Identity and Diference in Select South Asian Literature Multiplicity of Cultures in South Asian Literatures Dept of English Tumkur University National 31-08 31-08 2012
34 Theorizing Select Sri Lankan Poetry UGC SAP Seminar on Diaspora Studies: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangaldeh Institute of English, Kerala University Thiruvanthapuram National 09-09 10-09 2012
35 i. Feminism, ii, Science Fiction Special Lecture Dept of English Gandhigram Rural (Deemed) University University 01-03 01-03 2012
36 Seeking the Eye of the I in Confessional Poetry UGC sponsored seminar Annamalai University, Chidambaram, TN National 21-02 22-02 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Kala pani Crossings #2: Diaspora and Gender across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans FEBRUARY 26-27, 20 Pondicherry University, Pondicherry Dept of English & Dept of French,Pondicherry University, Puducherry International Conference february 26 february 26 2020
2 Feminism: Popular Culture, Media, Literature & Performance Pondicherry University Dept of English & Dept Of French,, Pondicherry University, Puducherry National February 5 February 5 2020
3 Contexts of Canadian Literature. Sept 3-7, 2019. Course Instructor: Dr. Judit Molnar, Associate Prof SICI Dept Of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry University Level 03-09-2019 07-09-2019 2019
4 “Literature, Culture and Society in the Age of Post-Truth IACLALS. Pondicherry University, Puducherry International Conference February 6 February 8 2019
5 Exhibition on India and the Great War. Compiled by Dr. Prabhjot Parmar, University of Fraser Valley, Dept of English, Centre for European Studies, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University University Level 26 March 29 March 2019
6 Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writings in a Global Context Pondicherry University Pondicherry University CCC International 15-3-2018 16-03-2018 2018
7 Convergence and Divergence: Indian Literature in a Global Context: Canadian and Indian Perspectives Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi Pondicherry University CCC International 30-08-2018 31-08-2018 2018
8 Tagore in Indian Languages and Literatures Pondicherry University Pondicherry University CCC National 22-03-2012 23-03-2012 2012

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Workshop on Bridging Literature Language, Culture & Global Citizenship: Cosmopolitanism, Translation MHRD-SPARC Dept of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry University February 20 February 20 2020
2 Short Introductory Course on Indigenous Writing from Canada and Australia Pondicherry University Dept of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry University 26 March 29 March 2019
3 Developing Global Citizenship through the Pedagogy of Literature MHRD-SPARC Dept of Eglish, Pondicherry University, Puducherry International October 18 October 18 2019
4 Contexts of Canadian Literature Pondicherry University Dept of English, Pondicherry University, Puducherry International 03-09-2018 07-09-2018 2018
5 Interactive Session on Crossing Cultures: Postcolonialism, Gender, Education and Public Policy NIL Dept of Eglish, Pondicherry University, Puducherry International February 6 February 6 2018

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Member, Board of Studies Pondicherry University 03 years Curriculum and Syllabus Design
2 Member, Advisory Board Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed university) 02 Review of Research
3 Examiner Calicut University 2002-present Adjudication o Thesis
4 Examiner Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed university) 2002-present Adjudication of Thesis
5 member UG and PG Board of Studies Member 2003-2006; 2011-2014, 2017-2020 Advisory
6 Member Board of Studies Member, School of Humanities. Pondicherry University. 2009-2012 and 2017-2020 Advisory
7 Member UG and PG Board of Studies Member, English. Thevani Ammal College, Villupuram 2009--2013 Advisory
8 Member Selection Board, Don Bosco College, Karaikal. 2016-17 Selection
9 Paper Setter and Evaluator Examination Board for Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, (PG); Calicut University, Calicut 2002-Present Paper setting
10 Examiner Andhra University, A.P; Calicut University, Calicut; E & FLU, Hyderabad, Telangana; Hyderabad Centr 2002-present Adjudication of Thesis
11 Resource person ASC-UGC, Mysore University , Madras University, Kerala University , Pondicherry University 2002-present Knowledge Dissemination
12 Woman’s Representative Faculty Grievance Cell, Pondicherry University, Puducherry. (2006--2009) Faculty Grievance Cell, Pondicherry University 2006--2009 Monitoring grievances
13 Coordinator Study India Programme, Pondicherry University 2012-2014 International Collaborations
14 Alumni incharge Dept of English, Pondicherry University 2008-2014 Alumni coordination
15 AV equipment in charge Department of English, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry (2007-2012) Dept of English, Pondicherry University 2007-2002 Distribution and Upkeep
16 Member of Editorial Board Pursuits, Mercy College, Pallakad; Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature, an online 2012-2014 Editing
17 Editor Literaray Section, Muse India 2018-Present Editing
18 Coordinator MOOC swayam Course 2018-2019 Creating Course Content
19 Paper Setter and Evaluator UPSC 2012-Present Examination Work

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 South Asian Literary Asociation, USA Member 2016
2 The World Asociation of Global Diaspora Studies (WADIS), Korea Life member 2013
3 Australasia Studies in Asia Member 2012
4 The English Language Teacers Association, India Life Member 2012
5 South India America Studies Network, India Life Member 2004
6 Indian Asociation for Science Fiction Studies, India Life Member 2004
7 Indian Association for Commonwealth Studies, India Life Member 2000
8 Indian Association for Women Studies, India Life Member 1992
9 Osmania University Centre for International Programs (formerly ASRC), India Life Member 1992
10 Indian Assocation for Commonwealth Literature and Languages, India Life Member 1992
11 Indian Association for Canadian Studies, India Life Member 1992
12 Modern Language Association, USA Member 1992

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, Study India Program 2012-2014 Faclitating semester teaching programs in PU for International students and scholars; conducting short term programs and initating MOUs
2 Co-ordinator, Alumni Association, 2008-14 Department of English coordinating past students details and running a brief alumni newsletterdetails of the department
3 In Charge of Audio-Visual Equipment 2007-2012 Mamaging the Audio-Visual Equipment of the department
4 Honorary Consultant 2015- Providing suggestions and advice for the academic programs of Namaste Educatioal Academy. Pondicherry
5 Co ordinator, MOOC Swayam Course 2018 Content and Visuals preparation for course on Diaspora Studies
6 Member of Editorial Board, Pursuits Research Department of English, Mercy College, Pallakkad 2015- Review of literary material
7 Board Member, BOS 2011-2014 and 2017-2020 UG and PG Board of Studies, Dept of English, PU
8 Board Member 2009-2013 UG and PG Board of Studies, Dept of English, Thevani Amal Colege, PU
9 Woman Representative 2006-2009 Faculty Greviance Cell
10 Chairperson 2018-2019 DDE Examinations (English Courses)
11 Guest Editor Muse India E Journa 2018 (http://www.museindia.com/Home/ViewContentDat Reviewing articles, Editing and Proofreading

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 Dr. Christina Professor Avinashalingam University NATIONAL Designing Course Material or open online course 05-05-2018 11-09-2018 NIL NIL Prepared Course Content for week one
2 Namaste Educational Akademy Consultant Education NATIONAL Advisory 2015 Present 2016 2018 Organised two conferences and provided consultancy for international collaborations

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date