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Departmental Activities

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  • Environmentalism Workshop
  • Guest Lecture on Close Reading Fictional Texts
  • Guest Lecture on Ecocriticism
  • Guest Lecture on Ethics
  • Guest Lecture on Koodankulam
  • Open Day at Centre for Public History
  • Report of Events conducted for English Studies (UG): 2012-13
  • Report of Events conducted for Honours in English Studies - 2012-13
  • Report of National Seminar on English Language Teaching(29-30 Jan 2013)
  • Report on Mayabazaar: Re-viewing 100 years of Indian Cinemas
  • Report on Poetry writing workshop by Ms. Sharoon Sunny
  • Two-day Workshop on Artists and Art Movements
  • Introduction

    Vision : Towards critically reading Self, Society and the Imagined.

    Mission : The Department of English aspires to promote an intellectual climate through artistic creation, critical mediation and innovative ideation in a culture of reciprocal transformation.


    Literature is an important cultural product of a society. And the study of English literature offers insights into the worldviews of different societies. The Department of English at Christ University concentrates on providing an overview of Literature from aesthetic, linguistic, socio-political and cultural contexts. The students of literature are encouraged to develop a unique subjective objectivity that helps them in self-exploration and self realization.

    The curriculum for both UG and PG programmes develops the rich talents of students, offers near industry environment and is contemporarily relevant, connecting to every aspect of society. Headed by Prof. John J Kennedy and ably supported by a dedicated fraternity of teachers the department continues to strive, explore and achieve.

    Faculty Profile

    Name Padmakumar M M
    Designation Asst. Professor
    Qualification M.A (MC), M. A.(Eng), M.Phil
    Email id padmakumar@christuniversity.in
    Phone No +91-80-40129362
    UG St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, Trichy, Bharathidasan University BA English 2001
    PG PSG CAS, Coimbatore, Bharathiar University MA Mass Communication 2003
    MPhil Annamalai University M. Phil in English 2011

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

    Degree

    Year of Passing

    Institution/University

    MA in English

    2006

    Central Institute of English And Foreign Languages, Hyderabad

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    No. of Years

    Teaching

    Industry

    1year

     

    Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad

    6 years

    Christ University, Bangalore

     

    RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

           Date

                        Paper Title

                Presented at

    24/09/11

    Holocaust and Memory

    International Seminar on Holocaust Literatures: Memories and Losses, held at PES College, Mandya

    07/01/11

    Mysticism and Narrative Labyrinths

    International Conference on Mysticism Without Bounds, held at Christ University

    RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL SEMINARS

           Date

                        Paper Title

                Presented at

     26/09/12
     
     

    Narrativising a Department of English

    National Students' Conference on Literary and Cultural
    Studies (RAW.CON), Hyderabad Central University

    22/02/12

    Interrogating Common Grounds

    Christ University, Bangalore

    06/02/10

    Walling Dalits in Theory and Practice: Causes, Conveniences and Complexities

    Christ University, Bangalore

    25/11/08

    The Interplay of Feminism and Dalitism in Bama's Sangati - Conveniences and Complexities

    Andhra University, Vishakapatnam

    14/02/08

    Selfing the Other: Cine-Politics of Making Shivaji Rao 'Rajinikanth'

    Christ University Bangalore

    07/02/08

    Interrogating the Paternal Past of Larins Shahib in the Feminist Present

    Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram

    RESEARCH PAPER PUBLICATIONS (INCLUDING COAUTHORED)

    Year

    Title

    Name of Journal / Vol. No / Issue No / Page Nos / ISSN No

    2009

    An Exploration of the Betweens and Beyonds in the Student-Teacher relationship: Toward Pedagogic Progress

     

    Excellence Through Innovation: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, Research and Evaluation in Higher Education, A CEDBEC publication/108-113

    2007

    From Feminity to Feminism, a review of Provoked

    Artha journal of Social Sciences/ Vol.6/ No.1/129-130

    PUBLICATIONS IN: NEWS PAPERS / MAGAZINES

    Date

    Title

    June 9, 2008, The Hindu

    For the Sake of Knowledge (Educational Plus)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    The Crucial Meet of the Year (Career Chronicle section)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    The Recruitment Process (Career Chronicle section)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Essentials of Presentation (Career Chronicle section)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Learn from Your Mistakes (Workplace column)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Make Your Presence Felt (Work Station column)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    It's Time to Pull Up Your Socks (Work Station section)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Versatility is His Hallmark (Prakashraj interview - movies page)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Mansingh Plays Different Strokes (Citizens Page)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Share takes Care of Women (Features segment)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    They Love to Travel Together (Features segment)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    He Aims for the Stars (Citizens Page)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    'Be Honest to Yourself First' (VVS Laxman interview - My First Job segment)

    2003-2004, Deccan Chronicle

    Ireland Calling India (Educational Opportunities section)

    WORK SHOPS / FDP / TRAINING PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED/RESOURCE PERSON

    Name of the Programme

    Duration

    Co-organiser - Refresher Course on Trends and Transitions
    in Humanities and Social Sciences, held at Christ University

    10 days (25 April to May
    5, 2012)

    Co-organiser - Jabberwocky, English Literary Fest, held at Christ University

    1 day ( 17.08.2012)

    Co-organiser - Kunchamela - An Art Exhibition-cum-Workshop,  held at Christ University

    3 days (July 20, 21, 22, 2011)

    Convenor: National Symposium on Thinking Subjectivities,  held at Christ University

    2 days ( February 9-10, 2011 )

    Panelist: Panel Discussion on The Role of Literature in Journalism, organised by Department of English, Christ University

    1 day ( September 20th, 2007)

    Discussant: Film Festival, National Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution: A Search Through Dialogue, organised by Department of Psychology, Christ University

    1 day ( 4th February, 2010)

    Judge: Extempore Event, Techno-Cultural Festival, '8th Mile', R.V. College of Engineering

    1 day ( 28-30 March, 2008)

    Judge: Regional Inter-School Declamation Competition, organised by Karnataka ICSE Schools Association, at Acharya Pathasala Public School, Bangalore

    1 day ( 29th July, 2011)

    WORK SHOPS / FDP / TRAINING PROGRAMMES ATTENDED

    Name of the Programme

    Duration

    Organized by

    Facilitator Certification in Human Resource Development ( Training Programme)

    10 days ( 13 May - 22 May 2007)

    AIM INSIGHTS, The HRD Group, Mangalore

    THE CUT BANGALORE 9 Theatre Workshop)

    2 days ( 30 - 31st May, 2009)

    Evam Entertainment Private Limited

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2006)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2007)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2008)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2009)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2010)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2011)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    Faculty Development Programme

    1 day (June 2012)

    CEDBEC, Christ University

    CONFERENCES / SEMINARS ATTENDED

    Name of the Programme

    Dates

    Organized by

    International Seminar on Media as a Reflection of Society

    06/02/09

     

    Department of Media Studies, Christ University

    Oral History and the Sense of Legacy

    19/07/11

    CPH, Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology


    Ariticles in Periodicals

    Sl.No. Title
    Name of Periodical / Vol. No / Issue No / Page Nos
    ISBN No
    1 Engendering Gender Studies   Deccan Herald - DH Education / / / 4 - 4   

    Conference Presentation

    Sl.No. Name of Conference
    Presentation
    Place
    Month Year
    1 Researchers at Work Conference - National Students' Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies   Padmakumar MM, Gaana Nair and Mohan K Pillai   Hyderabad Central University   
    2 Literature and Ethics   Padmakumar M.M.   Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore   
    3 Christ University Forum for Humanities and Social Sciences   Padmakumar M.M. and Anil Joseph Pinto   Christ University   

    Invited talks

    Sl.No. Title
    Name of Conference
    Place
    Month Year
    1 Panel Discussion on Sports-Writing as Literature      Bangalore   February 2013
    2 Panel Discussion on Language as a Medium of Communication      Christ University   January 2013
    3 Panel Discussion on Media and Subjectivity      Christ University   March 2012

    List of Faculty  
    Name           
    Qualifications
    1
    Arul Prabaharan Gaspar BA.,MA.,MPhil
    2
    Bhavani S. MA, PGDTE, M.Phil.
    3
    Biju Itukkapparakkal M.A., PGCES
    4
    Daniel Gnanaraj S M.A, M.Phil
    5
    Dr. Abhaya N B M.A, Ph.D
    6
    Dr. Arya Aiyappan BA.,MA.,MPhil.,Ph.D
    7
    Gaana J M.A.,M.Phil
    8
    Gnanashekar M. M.A., M.Phil.
    9
    Immanuel V BA.,MA.,MPhil
    10
    Indira Ramaswamy M.A., M. Phil.
    11
    Jeremy Savio DCruz M.A,M.phil,PGJMC
    12
    John Joseph Kennedy P. M.A., PGDES., M.Litt., Ph.D (Pursuing)
    13
    Joseph Edward Felix M.A. PGCTE
    14
    Joshua G. M.A., M. Phil., B.Ed.
    15
    Nanjundappa MA, M.Phil
    16
    Padmakumar M M M.A (MC), M. A.(Eng), M.Phil
    17
    Randolf Jacob M.A., PGCTE
    18
    Renu Elizabeth Abraham MA, M.Phil., PGD Journalism
    19
    Shobana Mathews M.A., M.Phil
    20
    Sreelatha R. MA, M.Phil
    21
    Sreyashi Dhar BA.,MA.,MPhil
    22
    Suma Kodandaram MA, M.Phil.
    23
    Sushma V. Murthy M.A.

    Courses Offered

    Doctoral Programmes (Ph.D.)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English

    M Phil Programmes
      Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in English Studies

    Postgraduate Programmes
      MA in English with Communication Studies

    Undergraduate Programmes
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism, Psychology, English
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, English
      Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Performing Arts,English,Psychology
    Festivals

    Jabberwocky



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    Department of English
    Economics
    History
    Languages
    Media Studies
    Performing Arts
    Philosophy and Theology
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Social Work
    Sociology
    Theatre Studies
     
    Contact
    Head of the Department,
    (hod.english@christuniversity.in),
    Department of English,
    Christ University, Hosur Road,
    Bangalore - 560029,
    Karnataka, India
    Phone Numbers: +91 80.4012.9100, +91.80.4012.9012 (IVRS)
    Fax:+91.80.40129000
    Email: mail@christuniversity.in
    Website: www.christuniversity.in