BINU ZACHARIAH Associate Professor

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  • Department of English
  • School of Humanities
  • binu750@yahoo.com

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 PhD Twentieth Century Fictional Characterizations of Christ Across Cultures University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 2003
2 M.Phil Comparative Literature University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 2000
3 M A English University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 1999
4 B.A. English Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 1997

Area of Specializaion

Communication Skills, Fiction, Comparative Literature

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

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Humanities & Social Sciences Pondicherry Engineering College, Pillaichavady, Puducherry
2 Assistant Professor English Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry
3 Associate Professor English Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 M.Phil Research Scholar Comparative Literature University of Hyderabad Comparative Literature
2 PhD Research Scholar Comparative Literature University of Hyderabad Comparative Literature

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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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 Careers and English: The Need for a Communication Skills Oriented Syllabus Binu Zachariah Bodhi International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Science Vol.1, Special Issue 14, pp. 80-85 2017 1
2 Reading from Online Sources: Strategies for Young Learners Binu Zachariah Language in India Vol.16 Issue 2, pp 10-19 2016 1
3 Developing Reading Skills in English: The Role of Motivation and Attitude Binu Zachariah The Journal of English Language Teaching Vol. 57 Issue 5, pp. 7-12. 2015 1
4 Literacy as an Interface of Religion and Colonialism: A Historical Perspective on the Development of Christianity in Kerala Binu Zachariah Contemporary Discourse Vol. 6 Issue 2, pp. 34-40. 2015 1
5 Varying Responses to Equivalent Depictions: A Case Study of The Last Temptation of Christ and Jesus Christ, Superstar Binu Zachariah International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research Vol 3, Issue 6(4) pp 138-147 2014 1
6 Literary Subversions of the Divinity of Christ: An Analysis of His Birth and Early Years Binu Zachariah International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research Vol 2, Issue 2(1) pp. 193-206 2013 1

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 Semantic Mapping: A Strategy for Enhanced Reading Performance Binu Zachariah Journal of English Language Teachers’ Interaction Forum Vol 7.1, Jan-Mar. 2016. pp. 30-34. 2016 1
2 Graphic Organizers as Tools for Developing Reading Skills Binu Zachariah Journal of English Language Teachers’ Interaction Forum Vol 6.2, Apr-Jun. 2015. pp. 25-30 2015 1

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 Developing Second Language Skills through Literature: Pedagogic Aspects and Strategies Binu Zachariah 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education Practices and Innovative Trends Vol. 2, organized by School of Education, Pondicherry University. (ISBN: 978-81-8094-242-6) pp. 487-491 2014
2 Enhancing Communicative Competence through Collaborative Learning: The Role of Group Discussions in Second Language Classrooms Binu Zachariah International Conference on Professional English organized by Vel Tech University, Chennai in association with English Language Teachers Association of India and University of Cambridge TESOL Examination (ISBN: 97881-89843-496) pp. 230-235 2012
3 Fictionalizing Biographies: Fading Borders between Faith and Fiction Binu Zachariah UGC sponsored First International Seminar on Changing Worlds: Reviewing and Reinventing Literature and Culture organized by the Post Graduate Department of English, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, in collaboration with School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala (ISBN: 978-81-920711-0-7) pp. 53-60 2012
4 Stepping Aside the Gospels: Interface between Belief and Artistic Imagination Binu Zachariah UGC sponsored National Seminar on Deconstructing Foundations: Post-modern Perspectives in Writing organized by the Department of English, Christian College, Chengannur, Kerala (ISBN: 978-93-80992-32-7) pp. 37-45 2011

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 • Twentieth Century Fictional Characterizations of Christ Binu Zachariah Lambert Academic Publishing, Saansbruck, Germany 2011 978-3-8443-3060-1

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 From Reading for Learning to Reading for Life: Newspapers in the ESL Class Bhaskaran Nair & Panch Ramalingam Teaching of English: Experiments and Experiences Puducherry Co-operative Book Society 2013 81-87299-72-10
2 Re-reading Robert Graves: A New Historical Approach S. Pannerselvame, et al Sangama School of Humanities, Pondicherry University 2012 978-81-921348-0-2
3 Representation of Christ in Contemporary Malayalam Literature: A Comparative Study of Select Texts S.Murali and Clement Lourdes Inter-readings: Text, Context, Significance Dept. of English, Pondicherry University and Versa Books, Chennai 2012 81-87300-52-3
4 Critical Introduction George Eliot Middlemarch DC Books, EC Media and Wink Classics 2011 978-81-264-3145-8
5 Developing Strategic Competence through Group Discussion: A Support System Developed for Second Language Classroom Bhaskaran Nair & Panch Ramalingam Teaching of English: Issues, Inquiries and Innovations Puducherry Co-operative Book Society 2010 81-87299-50-9
6 Fictional Portrayals of Christ—A Comparative Study of Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Last Temptation of Christ and Jose Saramago’s The Gospel According Clement Lourdes Comparative Discriminations: Studies in Literature Versa Books, Chennai 2010 81-87300-51-5

Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

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Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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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. 4 English
2 2018 M.A. 4 English
3 2017 M.A. 4 English
4 2016 M.A. 5 English
5 2015 M.A. 4 English
6 2014 M.A. 3 English
7 2013 M.A. 3 English
8 2012 M.A. 4 English
9 2011 M.A. 4 English
10 2010 M.A. 4 English
11 2009 M.A. 3 English
12 2008 M.A. 3 English
13 2007 M.A. 2 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 Abin Sojan 21-09-2015 1500109001 Freedom Under Surveillance: Subjectification and Agency in Contemporary Surveillance Fiction YES 18-12-2019 NO
2 Rina Rajbanshi 12-06-2013 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2012-13/782 Rewriting Mythology: A Critical Study of Select Indian Fiction YES 09-07-2019 YES 13-03-2020
3 Finitha Jose 11-09-2012 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2012-13 Seducing Histories: Amar Chitra Katha and the Extension of the Colonial Heritage in India YES 20-12-2016 YES 22-02-2019
4 Maria Lisa Mathew 10-08-2011 PU/CE/E9/PHD/2011-12 English Language Reading Anxiety: The Effect of Semantic Mapping Strategy on Secondary School ESL Learners of Puducherry YES 25-07-2016 YES 03-02-2017
5 Prachand Narayan Piraji 02-09-2011 R26694 Experience and Imagination: A Portrayal of Dalits by Dalit and Non Dalit Writers YES 20-02-2019 YES 31-10-2019

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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

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E-Lecture Details

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Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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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 Writing as a Research Skill: The Mechanics of Academic Writing Four-Day National e-Workshop on Research Methodology and Academic Writing St. Xaviers College for Women, Aluva and The Kerala State Higher Education Council, Trivandrum National 21-07-2020 24-07-2020 2020
2 Write Right: Effective Academic Writing Practices Two-Day International Webinar on Research Matters Research and International Programmes Centre, Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu International 27-06-2020 29-06-2020 2020
3 Research Oriented Writing Skills: Concerns and Suggestions Two-Day International Webinar on Fostering Academic Research and Writing Skills Department of English and Research Centre, Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Chunkankadai, Nagercoil, International 12-06-2020 13-06-2020 2020
4 Writing Skills: Some Areas for Improvement UGC-Refresher Course in English Human Resource Development Centre and Dept. of English, Pondicherry University National 05-09-2018 25-09-2018 2018
5 Writing Skills and Research National Workshop on Research Methodology in Literary Studies PG and Research Department of English, Voorhees College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu National 24-10-2017 24-10-2017 2017
6 Contemporary Literary Theory National Conference on Literary Theory and Practice Annai Women’s College, Karur, Tamil Nadu National 28-02-2017 28-02-2017 2017
7 The Relevance of Tourism and Accessibility National Workshop on Accessible Tourism Dept. of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University National 16-09-2016 16-09-2016 2016
8 Writing Skills and You: Formal Writing Training Program Dept. of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University University 04-11-2016 04-11-2016 2016
9 Writing Skills and Careers Training Program Dept. of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University University 13-11-2015 13-11-2015 2015
10 Developing Reading Skills: The Scope of Online Materials National Seminar on 21st Century English Classroom: Perspectives and Challenges Bishop Moore College, Mavelikkara, Kerala National 23-10-2014 24-10-2014 2014
11 Developing Written Communication Skills in Academic Contexts Teacher Training Program Achariya Engineering College State 12-08-2013 12-08-2013 2013
12 Developing Professional Writing Training Program Dept. of Social Work, Pondicherry University University 26-07-2013 26-07-2013 2013
13 Proficiency in Advanced Technical Writing Teacher Training Program Achariya Engineering College State 07-08-2013 07-08-2013 2013
14 Introduction to Phonetics 3-day Training Programme on Teaching of Phonetics State Training Centre, Directorate of School Education, Govt. of Puducherry National 25-02-2011 25-02-2011 2011

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 Towards the Subaltern in Knowledge: Literature, Nature, Culture, Society & Media Pondicherry University Pondicherry University, Two Days National 04-10-2018 05-10-2018 2018
2 National Seminar on Literature, Language, Communication Department of English, Pondicherry University Department of English, Pondicherry University National 27-03-2008 28-03-2008 2008

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Seven Day International e-Workshop on Contemporary Critical Trends in Literature Department of English, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University, 7 Days International 22-06-2020 28-06-2020 2020
2 3-Day Workshop on The Revised Curricula of the UG Courses in English Department of English, Pondicherry University Department of English, Pondicherry University State 28-09-2010 30-09-2010 2010

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 English Language Teachers Association of India Member 2011
2 English Language Teachers Interaction Forum Member 2010

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Co-ordinator, P.G.Diploma Program in Professional Communication in English 2010 to present Handling evening classes for post-graduate diploma students,, co-ordinating classes with other faculty, creating and updating syllabus, conducting exams, etc
2 Co-ordinator, Functional English 2010 to 2015 Handling classes for integrated students, co-ordinating classes with other faculty, creating and updating syllabus, conducting exams, etc
3 Liason Officer and Grievance Redressal Officer (Persons with Disabilities), Pondicherry University 2019 to present Looking after and facilitating the welfare of PwBDs (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities)
4 VC's Nominee, Dept. of French 2020 Participating in Program Committee Meetings, etc.

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of English, Pondicherry University 2010- Updating and verifying syllabus
2 Co-ordinator, MA English, DDE 2009-11 Co-ordinating and conducting classes
3 Member, Exam Committee, Dept. of English, Pondicherry University 2015- Supervision and conduct of exams
4 Observer, DDE Examination 2009-12 Overseeing the conduct of exams in external centres
5 Faculty for MA English (Personal Contact Programme), DDE 2016-18 Conducting classes for MA English students
6 Member, Convocation Committee, Pondicherry University 2014- Proof reading and correcting
7 Member. Advisory Committee on PwBD 2020- Suggesting and developing policy framework for persons with disabilities

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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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
1 International FDP on Contemporary ICT to Facilitate Constructivist Learning of Digital Natives Auxilium College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India and Nizwa College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman Online Seven Days 22-05-2020 28-05-2020 2020
2 Assessing Writing Online Cambridge Assessment English Online One Day 02-06-2020 02-06-2020 2020
3 Strategies and Tips for Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment During the Lockdown EBSCO Information Services Online One Day 05-05-2020 05-05-2020 2020
4 How to Publish with Oxford Journals Oxford University Press and EBSCO Information Services Online One day 11-06-2020 11-06-2020 2020
5 How to Publish with Oxford Journals Oxford University Press and EBSCO Information Services Online One day 11-06-2020 11-06-2020 2020

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

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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