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1. Personal Information

  

Name

Dr Mantri Venkata Raghuram

Designation

 Professor of English & Head of the Dept.

Qualification

 M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Department

 Sciences and Humanities

Email

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Phone Number

+91 8500450220

 

2. Academic Information

 

Name of the Degree

Name of the College

Name of the University

Year of Passing

Specialization

 B. Sc.  VRS&YRN College, Chirala Nagarjuna University, Guntur  1987  GMP 
M.A.   Pedanandipadu College of Arts and Science  Nagarjuna University  1990 English 
M.Phil.  Presidency College, Madras  Madras University  1992  ELT
Ph.D. Dept of English North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2003 English

 Qualified in UGC NET & APCSC SLET in 1993

Particulars of Research Guidance

Ph.D. scholars guided:  Awarded: Six (6)

No

Name of the Research Scholar

Title of the Thesis

Year of Award of Ph.D.

University / Institute

Supervisor / Co-supervisor

1

Ms Bikki Anupama

Cultural and Social Conflicts in selected novels of Arun Joshi

May 2016

Acharya Nagarjuna

Supervisor

2

Mr Sujit Kumar Rath

Defining strands of existentialism in select works of Anita Desai, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Jhumpa Lahiri: A comparative study

Jun 2016

Dravidian University

Supervisor

3

Mr P Krishnamurthy

ELT Using Information Systems:  An Integrated Approach to Designing Material and Teaching Methodology for Rural Learners of A P

Dec  2016

Acharya Nagarjuna

Supervisor

4 Ms A V Rajyalakshmi  Dialectics of Culture in Contemporary Indian English Writing; Chetan Bhagat: A Critical Study Jan 2018 Acharya Nagarjuna Supervisor
5 Ms D Sravana  Jyothi Ruskin Bond’s Short Stories: A Critical Stud Oct 2018 JNTUK Supervisor
6 Ms I V Kumari ELT in India and developing reading skills in class-X students of Telugu medium in Andhra Pradesh”. May 2019 Acharya Nagarjuna Supervisor

Ph. D. scholars guided: Submitted: One (1)

No

Name of the Research Scholar

Title of the Thesis

Year of Submission of Ph.D. Thesis

University / Institute

Supervisor / Co-supervisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D. Scholars presently working:  Four (4)

S No

Name of the Research Scholar

Area of Work

Year of Registration

University / Institute

Supervisor / Co-supervisor

1

Mr V Rajendra

ELT – Communicative Skills

2013

Rayala Seema

Supervisor

2

Mr Y Ramu

Speculative Fiction

M. Phil Extension

Acharya Nagarjuna

Supervisor

3

Ms Aparanji

ELT – Curriculum Analysis

M. Phil Conversion

Acharya Nagarjuna

Supervisor

4 Mr U Madhavaiah ELT - Materials 2016 Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences Supervisor

 

M. Phil Theses supervised: Twenty Two (22)

S. No

Name of the Scholar

Title of the Thesis

University

Month & Year

Mr Kaja Surendra Babu

Selected Works of Mulkaraj Anand – A Thematic Study

MS University

Aug 2007

2

Mr K S Ranganayakulu

A Comparative Study of Male Protagonists in The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure of Thomas Hardy

MS University

Nov 2007

3

Mr B Bhavana Rushi

Mark Twain’s Satire and Humour – A Critical Approach

MS University

Nov 2007

4

Mr W K Moses

Symbolism in Henry james’ The American  and The Ambassador

Periyar

Dec 2007

5

Mr Raja Ambedkar M

 Romance and Religion in the Novels of Willa Cather

Periyar

Dec 2007

6

Mr P Raja Sekhar

Emptiness and Loneliness in Samuel Becket’s  End Game and Happy Days

Periyar

Dec 2007

7

Mr G Mani Babu

The Perils of Technology in the Works of Arthur Clark

Periyar

Mar 2008

8

Mr Prabhakar V

Symbolism in the Poetry of Margaret Atwood

Periyar

May 2008

9

Mr R Sudhakar

Magical World of Bradbury Ray

Periyar

May 2008

10

Mr Sk Mohammed Ali

Feminist Approach to Tennessee William’s A Street Car Named Desire, The Glass Managerie

SV University

May 2008

11

Mr K Sivakoteswara Rao

A Package to Develop English Communication Skills among Non-native (Tamil) Adult Students

Periyar

Dec 2009

12

Ms E Rathna Kalyani

Perspectives on Nissin Ezekiel – A Critical Study

Periyar

Dec 2009

13

Mr N Rajesh

Domestic Drama in the Novels of Barbara Delinsky

Periyar

Dec 2009

14

Ms B Chandana

Immigrant Identity in Indian Fiction with special reference to Anita Desai’s Bye. Bye, Blackbird

Acharya Nagarjuna

Apr 2009

15

Mr Y Ramu

A Comparative Study of Raja Rao’s Novels

Acharya Nagarjuna

Feb 2010

16

Ms D Sridevi

Modern Man and the Dilemma of Time: A Study of Eugene Ionesco’s Absurd Plays –The Chairs and Rhinoceros

Acharya Nagarjuna

May 2010

17

Mr P Sekhar

Family Drama in the Novels of Anzia Yezierska

SVU

May 2012

18

Mr Raju Soosai

Death in Life and Life in Death as a Manifestation of Faith – A Critical Study of Novels of Willa cather

Dravidian

May 2012*

19

Ms A V Rajyalakshmi

The Study of Women in Anita Desai’s Cry, The Peacock, Where Shall We Go This Summer, Bye, Bye, Blackbird 

Acharya Nagarjuna

Sep 2012

20

Ms D’Cunha Candida William

Existential Dilemma in Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting

Acharya Nagarjuna

Sep 2012

21

Mr K Sreekanth

Indian Writing in English

Periyar

2013

22

Ms V Madhavi

A Comparative Study of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Volga’s Sahaja

Acharya Nagarjuna

2014

3. Experience (Teaching/Industry/R&D)

 

S NO

Period

Designation

Name of Organization

Experience

From

To

1 Apr 1992 Jan 1996  Part-time Lecturer City Colleges, Hyderabad 3 y 9 m 
2 Jan 1996 Apr 2003 Assistant Professor CIEFL-NEC, Shillong 7 y 3 m
3 May 2003 May 2004 Instructor EOL 1 y
4 Aug 2004 Aug 2007 Associate Professor Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla 3 y
5 Aug 2007 till date Professor This organisation 10 y
Total Experience 25 years
 
 

 

4. Publications

 

International Journals

 

SNO

Title

Year

Name of Journal

Issue No

Vol No

Page No

ISSN/ ISBN NO

1 “Quest for Identity in Jhumpa
Lahiri’s the Namesake.”

Jun 2011

 Cyber Literature  1  4  1-5  0972-0901
2 "Loneliness and nostalgia among women characters in Jumpha Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies." Dec 2011   Cyber Literature  2  4  67-72  0972-0901
3

A Perspective into the Paradoxical Existence of Women in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart

Mar 2012 The Criterion 1 3 1-5 0976-8135
4 "Thematic representation of marital discord in the larger subtext of asymmetric treatment of the women protagonist in Kamala Markandya’s A Silence of Desire.” Dec 2012 Cyber Literature 2 5 1-14 0972 - 0901
5 “Attitudinal barriers for learning English as Second language: A Problem Analysis.” Aug 2013 International Journal of English Language and Literature (IJELL) 1 1  30-35 2321 - 8584
6 “Empathy: Developing People Skills In Language Laboratory." Nov 2014  International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research(IJSER)  11  5  1448 - 54  2229 - 5518
7 “Teaching English for Industry Specific and Academic Needs.” 2014 International Journal of English Language, Literature & Translation Studies (IJELR) S1 1 70-73 2349-9451
8 “Integrated Approach to English Language Teaching in L2 Classroom: A Conceptual Framework.” 2015 Journal of English Language and Literature (JOELL) 4 2 101 - 04 2349 - 9753
 9 “Depiction of India in Ruskin Bond’s Writings: An Exploration of Selected Short Stories.”  Feb 2015  Research Spectrum  1  6  131 - 39  0976-5694
10 “Artefacts in SF” Mar 2015 Multifacets, ELK Asia Pacific Journals  Spl Spl   79-84 978-81-930411-2-3
11 “Ruskin Bond’s Touch and Tone: Study of Human Relations in Selected Short Stories.” May 2015 International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, (IJELLH) 3 3 36 - 43 2321-7065
12 “Role of Artefacts in Indian Speculative Fiction.” July 2015 ICSSR Spl Spl 315 - 19 978-93-83191-12-3
13 “Role of Online English Teachers- Material Design.” Sep 2015 International Journal of Innovative Research and Development (IJIRD) 10 4 196 - 98 2278 - 0211
14  “History of Subaltern: An overview and a short introspection of Ruskin Bond’s A Room on the Roof.”  Dec 2015  IJETMAS  2  3  63 - 67  2349-4476
15 “English for Employability: The need for English speaking graduates in India.” Mar 2016 JOELL Sp1 3 69 - 74 2349-9753
16 “Scripter in league with nature: An ecocritical perspective on Ruskin Bond.” Jun 2016 Indian Chronicle of English Literature 6 3 32 - 36 2321-0818
17 "The Strange Case of Billy Biswas: Two conflicting realities Sep 2017 Journal of English as a Foreign Language (JEFL) 2 7 159-181 2502-6615
18 "Subaltern Studies: An Overview" Sep 2017 Language in India: Building a Global Village (GV) Through Inter Dialogue 9 17 46-49 1930-2940
19  "Alternate History" Sep 2017  Language in India: Contemporary Literary Perspectives  9 17 86-89  1930-2940
20 "Remedial Measures to Improve English Language Proficiency of Slow Learners in Telugu Medium Schools of Andhra Pradesh: A Case Study" Sep 2017 Language in India: Language Learning and Teaching 9 17 179-182 1930-2940
21 A Comparative Study of Prominent Teaching Methodologies in First Year Undergraduate Engineering Programme: A Case Study Nov 2018 Research Journal of English (RJOE) 4 3 105-110 2456-2696

 

International Conferences

 

SNO

Title

Year

Name of Proceedings

Name of Institution Organized

1 “Critical Linguistics and Legal Discourse.”  9 Jan 1997 South Asian Language Analysis Round Table XVIII JNU, Delhi.
 2

“Women in Indian Cinema.”    

15 Dec 2002  

International Seminar on Constructing Identities: Local and Global

CIEFL, Shillong.
 3 “Mapping Identities and Tracing Representation of Women in Indian Cinema.” 15-18 Dec 2002 5th International Convention of the Forum on Contemporary Theory. FCT, Shillong. 
4 “Explorations into Contemporary Teaching of Literature.”  25 Mar 2009 Explorations into Contemporary Teaching of Literature Dravidian University, Kuppam.
5 “Mixed Ability Classes and Mixed Perspectives.”  7-9 Aug 2009 Fourth International and Fourth Annual Conference. ELTAI Chapter, Chennai.
6 “Personal Legend and Adventure: A Psychiatric Inquiry into selected works of Paulo Coelho.”  7-9 Sep 2009 UGC Interdisciplinary Global Seminar on Understanding and Interrogating Fourth World Literatures   ANU, Guntur.
7 “Remedial Measures to Improve English Language Proficiency of Slow Learners in Telugu Medium Schools of Andhra Pradesh: A Case Study.”  2015 International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Language, Literature, Cultural Studies & Knowledge Resources Vignan University, Guntur.
8 “Alternative History: A Particle in Speculative Fiction.”  5-6 Feb 2015 LLCSKR 2015

Vignan University, Vadlamudi.

9 “Subaltern Studies: An Overview of Ruskin Bond’s Short Stories.” 5-6 Feb 2015 LLCSKR 201 Vignan University, Vadlamudi.
10  “Artefacts (Artifacts): The reputation in Science Fiction.” 26-27   Mar 2015 Two-Day UGC sponsored National Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Literatures in English and English language  Al-Ameen Arts, Science & Commerce College,  Bangalore.
11 “Indian Writing in Speculative Fiction: An Overview.”  11-12 Sep 2015  International Conference on Comparative Literature and Culture.   NAGPUR, India.
12 “The role of ICT in the Teaching of English Language and Literature.” 26-27 Aug 2016 4th Annual International Conference on Teaching English Languages and Literatures: Innovative Methods and Practices. ELTAI Chapter, Tirupati.
13 “Principles of Pedagogy in Teaching English Literature and language: A Critical Study.”  31Mar-1 Apr 2017 ICCET 2017 International Conference on Contemporary Engineering and Technology.  Vijayawada , India.
14 “Bhagavad Gita: A Source of Soft Skills.” 7-8 Apr 2017 5th Annual International Conference on Teaching English Languages and Literatures: Innovative Methods and Practices  ELTAI Chapter, Tirupati.
15 Indo Canadian Queer Perspectives: A study of Vivek Shreya's Selected Writings 30-31 Aug 2018 International Conference on Convergence and Divergence: Indian Writing in Global Context - Canadian and Indian Perspectives Central University of Pondicherry and Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi

 

National Conferences

 

SNO

Title

Year

Name of Proceedings

Name of Institution Organized

Current Trends in Teaching English at Undergraduate Levels. 29-30 Mar 1995  National Seminar on Teaching English  CIEFL, Hyderabad
“Understanding Oral Narratives.”  8-12 Sep 1997 National Seminar on Translation: Regional and Tribal Folklore and Literature  CIEFL(RC), Shillong
3 “English and Opportunities in the 21st Century.”  Sep 1998 National Seminar on Foreign Language Learning: Advantages and Opportunities in the 21st Century. CIEFL(RC), Shillong
4 “Text, Meaning and Interpretation.”  18-20 Oct 2000  National Seminar on Interpretation of Texts CIEFLNEC, Shillong
5 “Technophobic and Technophile Literature.” National Seminar on Language, Communication and Information Technology, 17 Nov 2001, CIEFL, Shillong 17 Nov 2001 National Seminar on Language, Communication and Information Technology CIEFLNEC, Shillong
6 “Indian Women Novelists in English.”  9 Oct 2009  UGC Seminar on Indian Writing in English Noble College, Machilipatnam
7 “Developing Communication Skills through Cooperative Teaching Method.”   2010 UGC Seminar on ELT   SVU, Tirupati
8 “Toward the Elimination of the inability to Speak and Write Effectively, A Research Perspective.”   28-29 Nov 2014  National Seminar on Effective Methods of Teaching English Sri VRK Memorial College, Nagaram.
9 “Teaching English for Industry Specific and Academic Needs: A Case Study of English in Engineering Colleges of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh.”   28-29 Nov, 2014 UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “English Language Teaching at Undergraduate Level in India  Sri VRK Memorial College, Nagaram
10 “India in Ruskin Bond’s Writings: An Analysis of Selected Short Stories.”   13-14 Feb 2015  UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'New Directions in Language and Literature.'   ANU, Nagarjunanagar
11 “Identification of Root Cause - Is There a Way to Enhance Telugu Medium Slow Learners of English Language.”  13-14 Feb 2015  UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'New Directions in Language and Literature.’  ANU, Nagarjunanagar
12 “Alternative History: A Need for Literary Research.” 13-14 Feb 2015   UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'New Directions in Language and Literature.’   ANU, Nagarjunanagar
13 “Women in Patriarchal Society: An Overview.”  22-23 Feb 2015 UGC sponsored National Seminar on Women Writings in India PB Sidhardha College of Arts and Science, Vijayawada.

 

5. Membership in Professional Bodies

 

SNO

Name of Professional Society

Membership No

Membership Info (Life/Fellow/Ordinary)

1 IAENG  169167 Member 
2 IRED (UAAMP) SNM10100056355 Fellow Member (Apr, 2019)
3 JAAR   Editorial Review Board
4 ELTAI 30009759. Life Member
5 Bapatla Engineering College up to 2017 Member, Board of Studies for English
6 Research Journal of English (RJOE, Oray's Pub) from 2018 Editorial Review Board
7 IJO- International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research 2018 Editorial Review Board
8  Alford Council of International English and Literature Journal (ACIELJ)  2018 Editorial Review Board

 

6. Training/Conferences/Seminars/Workshops attended

 

SNO

Year

Title

Conducted At

Other Information

 1 1998 Workshop on General Linguistics in the Old World CIEFL, Hydearabad Participant
 2 1998 Workshop on CD-ROM Databases in Social Sciences ICSSR, Shillong Participant
 3 2005 UGC-NAAC Invited Lectures, Dept of English BAS College, Bapatla Resource Person
 4 2006 TEQIP, National Workshop on Industry Institution Interaction MHRD & Dept of Tech Edu. AP Participant
 5 2006 UGC-NAAC Invited Lectures, Dept of English VRS & YRN College, Chirala Resource Person
 6 2009 National Workshop on Teaching Literature in English: Contemporary Trends Dravidian University, Kuppam Participant
 7 2011 Train the Trainer Workshop, Star Prime Infosys, Hyderabad Participant
 8 2011 Workshop on NBA – SAR PVP SIT, Vijayawada Participant
 9 2012 Workshop on Outcome based engineering education JNTUK, UCV, Vizianagaram Participant
10 2013 Workshop on English for engineering students JNTUK, Kakinada Participant
11  2014 Workshop on developing English communication skills of CEC faculty CEC, Chirala Resource Person
12 2014 UGC-NAAC Invited Lectures, Dept of English CEC, Chirala Resource Person
13 2015 UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'New Directions in Language and Literature,'   ANU Chaired 2 sessions
14   2015 International interdisciplinary conference,  LLCSKR 2015 on ‘Language, Literature, Cultural Studies and Knowledge Resources  VFSTR (Vignan deemed to be University Chaired 2 sessions
15 2016 National Conference on Communication Skills for Professional Excellence PVPSIT Chaired a session
16 2017 National Workshop on "Need Based Curriculum in ELT: Perspectives and Possibilities" KL University, Vaddeswaram Attended
17 2017 National Workshop on "Academic Writing: New Facets" KL University, Vaddeswarama Attended
18 2018 1 week course on "Self Awareness, Higher Goals in Education" (SAHGE2018) IIT Madras, Chennai Participant
19 2019 A two day national conference on "Regional Literature in Translation: Global Perspectives" (15&16 Feb) VFSTR (Vignan deemed to be University Chaired 2 Sessions

 

7. UGC Refresher Courses/Summer School/Winter School Attended

 

SNO

Year

Title

Duration

Sponsoring Agencies

1994 Natural Language Processing 7 weeks IIT Kanpur
2 1998 International Summer Institute in Syntax 4 weeks CIEFL, Hyderabad
3 1999 International Summer Institute in Morphology 4 weeks CIEFL, Hyderabad
4 2001 UGC Refresher Course in English (Language) 3 weeks CIEFLNEC, Shillong
5 2001 UGC Refresher Course in English (Literature) 3 weeks CIEFLNEC, Shillong

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