M.Lib.I.Sc Admission 2021

Department of Languages

Anand K

Designation : Assistant Professor

Qualification : MA, PGDTE, PGJMC

Email-ID : anand@rajagiri.edu

Mr Anand K. is an Assistant Professor (English) in Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kerala. He was awarded the ‘Innovative Teacher Award-2020’ by the Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel for his innovative teaching methods in ELT. He has a teaching experience of seven years in reputed institutions like U.C. College, Aluva, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Govt. Polytechnic, Kalamassery, IGNOU etc. Apart from this, he has been working as a soft skill trainer in ASAP Kerala (a skill development initiative for the marginalised classes, by the state govt. of Kerala) since 2014. 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 and U.G. add-on courses in Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. 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. 

  • M.A. in English Language and Literature from Maharajas College, Ernakulam. (2011-13). (First Class)
  • B.A. in English Language and Literature from Union Christian College, Aluva. (2008-11). (First class)
  • Plus-Two (Humanities) from St. Albert’s HSS, Ernakulam. (2006-08). (First class)
  • SSLC from Rajagiri HSS, Kalamassery. (2006). (First class)

Additional Qualification

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching English (PGDTE) from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. (May 2020). (First Class, A+ for experiential Project on “Learner Autonomy”)
  • Cleared IELTS (Academic), with an overall score of 7.5/ C1 as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFL), conducted and certified by IDP Education. (June 2018)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication (PGJMC) from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Kaloor. (Dec. 2017). (First Class)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of English (PGCTE) from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. (Oct.2017). (First Class)
  • Cleared National Eligibility Test (N.E.T.) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E) in Dec.2014. (June 2015)

Teaching Experience (Full Time)

  • Assistant Professor (on-contract), English, Department of Languages, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery. (June 2018- Present)
  • FDP (Substitute), English, Maharaja’s Government Autonomous College, Ernakulam. (Oct.2015- June 2017)
  • Lecturer, English, Union Christian College, Aluva. (Aug.2014- Sep.2015)
  • Guest Lecturer, English, in KMM College, Thrikkakara. (Oct.2013-Feb.2014)

Teaching Experience (Part Time)

  • Academic Counsellor, Master’s Degree Programme, English, IGNOU, Kaloor.
  • Soft Skill Trainer, ASAP, Govt. HSS, Edappally. (Since Jan.2014)
  • Lecturer, Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, Evening Batches. (Sep.2015- Mar.2016)
  • Lecturer, English, Sunday batches, Queen Mother’s College, Aluva. (Feb.2014-Mar.2016)
  • Camp ‘Co-Director’ for Children’s Film making Camp conducted by District Children Welfare Board and Heart Light Association from 24th May to 30th May,2012.
  • Resource person for Short-Film Making workshops held at various colleges across Kerala.
  • Freelancer (Columnist, Teaching, N.E.T., Soft Skill Training, Translation, Subtitles, Proof- Reading etc.)
  • “Contemporary Research trends pertaining to UG/PG dissertations and the status of Modern Literary Studies” in the international seminar titled “Modern Literary Studies”, organized by the Department of English, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam. (Jan. 2018), ISSN Publication.
  • “Polonius’ Punctualities: A Protagonist-Probe” was published in the Albertian Review of Literature (Vol.5 Issue 1)  as a tribute to (Late) Dr. V.C. Harris. (Aug-2018), ISSN Publication.
  • ‘Rise of Women in Public Domain: Aristophanes’ Lysistrata’, in the Two-Day National Seminar “Celebrating Gynergy: Women in the Public Domain” organized by Amrita School of Arts and Sciences (Mar.2015), ISBN Publication.
  • ‘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.
  • Successfully completed two faculty development courses offered by the Regional English Language Office (RELO), under the American Embassy, viz. 'Teaching Academic Reading Skills' and 'Teaching Academic Writing Skills'. (July-Aug. 2020)
  • 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)
  • Was awarded the 'Innovative Teacher Award 2020', by the Rotary Club of Madras Coromandel.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Panel Discussant in the talk by Prof. Simon During, on “Religion and Culture” as part of the Erudite Lecture Series conducted jointly by the Kerala State Higher Education Council and the Department of English, U.C. College, Aluva. (Sep. 2019)
  • 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)
  • Curator, Edappally Carnival, organized by the ASAP students of Govt. H.S.S., Edappally. (Dec.2019)
  • Guest Lecture/Invited talk on Research Methodology and Academic Writing for the PG students of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. (July 2018)
  • 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, 2020-21)
  • Part of the syllabus making team (U.G. and P.G.) of the first Government autonomous college in Kerala.
  • Awarded Medal for ‘Best MA Dissertation 2012-13’. (Sep.2013)
  • 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”.
  • (Link of “Mirror”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04GozzC3lNY  ).
  • Adjudged ‘Best Screenplay Writer’ (in 2 categories- Short film and Documentary) in the Two-day Media workshop conducted by Bharat Matha College, Thrikkakkara. (2010)
  • Sub-Editor in the Daily Bulletin Team of International Film Festival Kerala 2009 (Tvm) under the Editorial board headed by Dr. V. C. Harris.