Admissions 2020

Department of Languages

Anand K

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : MA, PGDTE, PGJMC

Email-ID : anand@rajagiri.edu

Mr Anand is a Post-graduate in English Language and Literature. He has also completed PGDTE and PGCTE from EFLU and PGJMC from IGNOU. He cleared UGC N.E.T in Dec.2014 and has a teaching experience of five years in reputed institutions like U.C. College, Aluva, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Govt. Polytechnic, Kalamassery, IGNOU etc. Apart from this, he works as a soft skill trainer in ASAP Kerala since 2014. He cleared IELTS in June 2018. He is a regular columnist in the Grihashobha Magazine, under the Delhi Press Group. He was in the syllabus making panel for both the UG and PG courses (English) in Maharaja’s Govt. Autonomous College, Ernakulam. He has participated and presented papers in various National and International seminars and has published research papers in peer-reviewed journals/magazines. He also served as Sub-Editor in the prestigious Daily Bulletin Team of International Film Festival Kerala 2009 (Tvm) under the Editorial board headed by Dr V. C. Harris.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE), the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, May 2020.
  • "IELTS (Academic), with overall grade ‘C1’ as per Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFL), conducted and certified by IDP IELTS, June 2018."
  • PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC), IGNOU, Dec.2017.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE), the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, Oct.2017.
  • National Eligibility Test (N.E.T.), Dec.2014.
  • M.A., English Literature, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 2011-13.
  • B.A., English Literature, Union Christian College, Aluva, 2008-11.
  • In Rajagiri-Since June 2018.
  • Two years of teaching experience in both UG and PG programmes, English, in Maharaja’s Government Autonomous College, Ernakulam.
  • One-year teaching experience in U.G. Programme, English, in U.C. College Aluva.
  • Six months of teaching experience in KMM College, Thrikkakkara.
  • One-year Teaching Experience as Academic Counsellor, Master’s Degree Programme, English, in IGNOU, Kaloor.
  • Four years of teaching experience as Soft Skill Trainer in Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), a state govt. Initiative.
  • One-year teaching experience in the Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery as a lecturer (Evening Batches).
  • Research/Project Works Guided
  • “Is there a Canon: a study of syllabuses of Universities and Autonomous Institutions across India”: Antony Jose, III B.A. English.
  • “Narratives of Quest, Fate and Victory: Hemingway and Coelho- Bridging Two Generations Apart”: Safna Shahjahan, III B.A. English.
  • “Portrayal of Women in Advertisements”: Anu Antony, III B.A. English.
  • “Indian and Greek Epics: Myth, Culture and Misogyny”: Indhuja V, II M.A. English.
  • “Not as straight as it seems? Subdued Homosexuality in The Great Gatsby”: Vishnu P.V., II M.A. English.
  • ELT
  • New Media
  • Post Colonialism
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • MOOCs
  • Drama and Theatre arts
  • Submitted dissertation titled “Language Learning Activities- a giant leap towards Learner Autonomy” as part of the PGDTE course, under the guideship of Dr. Suvarna Lakshmi, to the EFL University; bagged A+. (Aug. 2019)
  • “Through the Lens of Women: Is there a Sea Change in Malayalam Cinema”, in the two-day National Seminar on Women Directors: Struggles, Transition and Growth, organised by St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. (Feb. 2019)
  • “Contemporary Research trends on UG/PG dissertations and the status of Modern Literary Studies” in the international seminar titled “Modern Literary Studies”, organised by the Department of English, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam. (Jan. 2018), ISSN Publication pending.
  • Was a special invitee for the book release of “Hamlets for Harris” (Aug. 2018), a book published in collaboration with the Albertian Journal in St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam and he also delivered a talk on (Late) Dr V.C Harris and Hamlet. His article titled “Polonius’ Punctualities: A Protagonist-Probe” was published in the Albertian Review of Literature (Vol.5 Issue 1, July 2018) as a tribute to (Late) Dr V.C. Harris. (ISSN Publication)
  • ‘Nation of the Canon, Travel of the ‘sacred’ pilgrim, and the last page tribes! Revealing mimicry and faith tourism in travel magazines’ in the Two-day International Seminar on “Distanced Colonies and Made up Nations: Revisiting Travel Narratives” at St. Teresa’s (autonomous) College, Ernakulam. (Jan. 17), ISSN Publication pending.
  • ‘MOOCs and Digital Humanities- Switch to Future Learning’, in the Two Day International Seminar on ‘Digital Humanities: Current Trends and Challenges”, at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Nov.2015)
  • ‘Adaptations of the Bard: Cultural Appropriations, Gaps and Silences with reference to Hamlet’, in the Two Day UGC Sponsored National Seminar, at Aquinas College, Edakochi. (Sep.2015), ISSN Publication pending.
  • ‘Rise of Women in Public Domain: Aristophanes’ Lysistrata’, in the Two Day National Seminar “Celebrating Gynergy: Women in the Public Domain” organised by Amrita School of Arts and Sciences (Mar.2015), ISBN Publication.
  • ‘Recounting the Kappiri’s Land: A study of S K Pottekkatt’s Kaappirikalude Naattil’, in One Day National Seminar organised by Department of Collegiate Education, on ‘Travel Narratives: Exploring New Frontiers’, at Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Dec.2014)
  • ‘Media Literacy in Question: with specific reference to Njan Steve Lopez and Munnariyippu’, in UGC Sponsored National Seminar, at St.Xavier’s College, Aluva (Sep.2014), ISSN Publication.
  • ‘Bond Movies- Spy-fi or Sci-fi’, in ‘International Conference on Popularizing Science Writing and Celebrating Science Fiction’, at St.Teresa’s College, Ernakulam (Feb.2014), ISBN Publication.
  • ‘Revelations of a Bottled Nemo: In Pursuit of Resistance’, in the National Seminar sponsored by the Directorate of College Education, Government of Kerala, and organised by the Departments of English, Hindi and Malayalam of Government College, Thripunithura. (Jan 2014)
  • ‘Cyber Feminism: As ‘She’ Likes it…’ as part of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar: “Sights of Resistance: Theory and Praxis”, organised by Sree Sankara University of Sanskrit, Kalady. (Dec.2013)
  • Participation
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Mastering the Techniques of Teaching”, organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery. (May 2018)
  • Annual Academic Retreat- “BODHI 2018”, hosted by the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences at Rajagiri Valley and Munnar. (April 2018)
  • National Workshop on Translation titled ‘Negotiating Cultural Distances’, at Government College, Tripunithura. (Oct.2017)
  • International Workshop on ‘International Research Methods and Academic Skills’, at St.Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. (Aug. 2017)
  • National Seminar on ‘Digital Literature’, conducted by the Department of English and Centre for Research, St.Teresa’s College, under the UGC/CPE scheme. (Sep. 16)
  • DCE Sponsored National Workshop on ‘English Language Teaching in Rural India: Challenges and Innovations’, at SARBTM Govt. College, Koyilandy, Kozhikode. (Mar.2016)
  • A two-day seminar on ‘Higher Education: New Concepts in Teaching-Learning and Research’ organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Feb.2016)
  • Two-day National Seminar on ‘Remapping Border Discourses in the Postcolonial Space’ organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College, Ernakulam. (Feb.2016)
  • A two-day workshop on ‘Higher Education and Autonomy: Challenges and Perspectives’ organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Dec.2015)
  • A two-day workshop on PG Syllabus Restructuring organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College. (Nov.15)
  • A two-day workshop on UG Syllabus Restructuring organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College. (Oct.15)
  • ‘National Level Orientation Programme in Academic Research’, organised by the Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell/TRACC. (Sep.13)
  • Two-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Translation Studies: Texts in Context’ conducted by the Department of English, U.C.College, Aluva, in collaboration with DC Books, Kottayam. (Sep.2012)
  • UGC Sponsored National Workshop on ‘Film Theory and Appreciation: The Dynamics of Popular Cinema’ conducted by the Department of English, U.C.College, Aluva, in collaboration with Kerala Chalachitra Academy. (Mar. 2012)
  • Achievements
  • Led teacher training programme on ‘how to handle soft skill classes’ for the faculty members of Rajagiri Viswajyothi college, Vengoor. (29 June 2019)
  • Plenary Speaker; delivered a talk on “Universal appeal of Shakespearean Literature” as part of the British Council activity at Viswajyothi CMI Public School. (July 2019
  • Chief Moderator and Interactive Discussant in the “Film Critics Interactive Session”, as part of Celluloid Ceiling, a two-day film festival and academic conclave, in Union Christian College, Aluva. (Feb. 2019)
  •  Curator, Edappally Carnival, organised by the ASAP students of Govt. H.S.S., Edappally. (Dec.2019)
  • Successfully completed an Online FDP course offered by Ramanujan College, New Delhi, sponsored by MHRD on “Managing Online Classes and Co-creating MOOCs” with 92% marks. (April-May, 2020)
  • Participated in One Week Faculty Development Programme on “Moodle”, organized by Department of Management, SBJITMR in association with Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT, Bombay. (May 2020)
  • Attended a three week contact cum examination programme in the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English (PGDTE) course; bagged A+ for the project report titled “Language Learning Activities: a giant leap towards Learner Autonomy”. (Nov 2020)
  • Attended a four-week contact-cum-examination programme, held at the EFL University, Hyderabad as part of the P.G.C.T.E. Programme. (June-July, 2017)
  • Participated in the three day ‘Training of Trainers Programme’ conducted by Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) and Department of Higher Education. (Dec.16)
  • Trained under the “Thousand Splendid Stars” programme as Skill Development Executive for four weeks, and cleared British Council’s “APTIS” test with 87% marks. (2013)
     
  • Participated in a two-day National Conference titled “Phonetics: Theoretical Underpinnings and Research Explorations” organized by the Department of Phonetics and Spoken English, EFLU, Hyderabad. (Nov 2020)
  • Participated in a One Day ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop led by Prof. Andrew Steele, organized by IDP Education. (Sep. 2019)
  • Faculty Development Programme on “Mastering the Techniques of Teaching”, organised by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery. (May 2018)
  • Annual Academic Retreat- “BODHI 2018”, hosted by the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences at Rajagiri Valley and Munnar. (April 2018)
  • National Workshop on Translation titled ‘Negotiating Cultural Distances’, at Government College, Tripunithura. (Oct.2017)
  • International Workshop on ‘International Research Methods and Academic Skills’, at St.Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. (Aug. 2017)
  • National Seminar on ‘Digital Literature’, conducted by the Department of English and Centre for Research, St.Teresa’s College, under the UGC/CPE scheme. (Sep. 16)
  • DCE Sponsored National Workshop on ‘English Language Teaching in Rural India: Challenges and Innovations’, at SARBTM Govt. College, Koyilandy, Kozhikode. (Mar.2016)
  • A two-day seminar on ‘Higher Education: New Concepts in Teaching-Learning and Research’ organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Feb.2016)
  • Two-day National Seminar on ‘Remapping Border Discourses in the Postcolonial Space’ organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College, Ernakulam. (Feb.2016)
  • A two-day workshop on ‘Higher Education and Autonomy: Challenges and Perspectives’ organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam. (Dec.2015)
  • A two-day workshop on PG Syllabus Restructuring organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College. (Nov.15)
  • A two-day workshop on UG Syllabus Restructuring organised by the Postgraduate Department and Research Centre of English, Maharajas College. (Oct.15)
  • ‘National Level Orientation Programme in Academic Research’, organised by the Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell/TRACC. (Sep.13)
  • Two-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Translation Studies: Texts in Context’ conducted by the Department of English, U.C.College, Aluva, in collaboration with DC Books, Kottayam. (Sep.2012)
  • UGC Sponsored National Workshop on ‘Film Theory and Appreciation: The Dynamics of Popular Cinema’ conducted by the Department of English, U.C.College, Aluva, in collaboration with Kerala Chalachitra Academy. (Mar. 2012)
  • Achievements
  • Led teacher training programme on ‘how to handle soft skill classes’ for the faculty members of Rajagiri Viswajyothi college, Vengoor. (29 June 2019)
  • Plenary Speaker; delivered a talk on “Universal appeal of Shakespearean Literature” as part of the British Council activity at Viswajyothi CMI Public School. (July 2019
  • Chief Moderator and Interactive Discussant in the “Film Critics Interactive Session”, as part of Celluloid Ceiling, a two-day film festival and academic conclave, in Union Christian College, Aluva. (Feb. 2019)
  •  Curator, Edappally Carnival, organised by the ASAP students of Govt. H.S.S., Edappally. (Dec.2019)
  • Plenary Speaker, National Webinar on “Language and Literature as Resource and Refuge”, organized by Aurora College, Hyderabad. (June 2020)
  • Resource Person, Workshop on “Research Methodology” conducted by the PG Department of English, CMS College, Kottayam. (June 2020)
  • Debuted as a freelance columnist in the Grihashobha family magazine under the Delhi Press Group. The column has been titled Aanandham Writeups shall follow every month. (May 2020)
  • Resource Person for the one-day external mentoring class for the first year UG Students of Al-Ameen College, Edathala, as part of the Scholar Support Programme, a Kerala State Higher Education initiative. (Jan 2020)
  • A column titled "The Different Hues of Onam" got published in the Deccan Chronicle newspaper. (Sep. 2019)
  • Innovative teaching practices appreciated in the Edex, educational pull-out in the New Indian Express, titled “On Clerihew’s trail of words”. (July 2019)
  • Plenary Speaker; delivered a talk on “Universal appeal of Shakespearean Literature” as part of the British Council activity at Viswajyothi CMI Public School. (10 July 2019)
  • Nominated as Subject Expert (English) to the Board of Studies of the Certificate Course in Communicative English and IELTS, Department of Foreign Languages, Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous), Kothamangalam. Attended the first Bos meeting. (Oct 2020)
  • Resource Person, for “American Literature”, in the NTA-UGC NET orientation programme, conducted in Sacred Heart College, Thevara. (Dec.2018)
  • Was invited to deliver a session on Research Methodology and Academic Writing, for the PG students of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. (July 2018)
  • Gave a talk and presentation on ‘A Journey through the History of Indian Films’ to a mixed delegation of students and faculty members from Shenzhen University, China, and Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Cochin. (Feb.2018)
  • Subtitles, (English) for “Samakalikam” a short film by Safwan K Bawa.
  • Trainer of the Trainees, twenty-one-day Communicative English Trainer Programme (C.E.T.) of A.S.A.P, held at St. Teresa's College (Autonomous), Ernakulam, during the months of April-May, 2017.
  • Jury Panel member, Union Bank of India. (2017-18)
  • Coordinator, Elocution and Debate Club, Maharaja’s College. (2016-17)
  • Part of the syllabus making team (U.G. and P.G.) of the first Government autonomous college in Kerala.
  • Delivered online lectures as part of the student development programme conducted by the Cluster of Colleges, Ernakulam.
  • Cleared British Council’s ‘APTIS’ test with 87% marks. (2013)
  • Awarded Medal for ‘Best MA Dissertation 2012-13’. (Sep.2013)
  • Scripted She, a short film, directed by Greeshma Munnu, which won Media Appreciation. 
  • Won the ‘Best upcoming Director’ Award in ‘Sign Short Film Fest’, March 2012, for scripting and directing “Mirror”, a short film on Child Labour and “Free and Compulsory Education Act”.
  • Sub-Editor in the Daily Bulletin Team of International Film Festival Kerala 2009 (Tvm) under the Editorial board headed by Prof. V. C. Harris.