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DR. ASHOK R. THORAT

Founder- Director
Institute of Advanced Studies in English


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Academic Qualifications

DegreeUniversitySubjectYearGrade/Class
Ph. D North Maharashtra University Discourse Analysis 1997 Thesis Published
M.A. Pune University English 1979 Second (B+)
B.A. Pune University English 1977 Second (Hons.)

Positions Held

DesignationInstitutionDuration
Principal Institute of Advanced Studies in English (Affiliated College) August 2004 Onwards
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Fine Arts University of Pune Feb. 1995 to Jan. 2006
President Forum for Culture Studies Oct. 2002 onwards
President Forum for Innovation and Transformmation Oct. 2010 onwards
Director Institute of Advanced Studies in English (Recognised Institute) Aug. 2003 to August 2004
Principal Shri Shahu Mandir Mahavidyala Dec. 1996 to March 2003
Head, Post – Graduate Dept. of English Institute of Advanced Studies in English (Affiliated College and Recognised Institute) Aug. 2003 onwards
Head, Post – Graduate Dept. of English Shri Shahu Mandir Mahavidyala, Pune 9 Dec. 1996 to March 2003
Head, Post – Graduate Dept. of English Shri Sanghavi Keshri College Chinchwad, Pune 38 July 1986 to Dec. 1996
Lecturer in English Annasaheb Waghire College Otur, Dist. Pune August 1979 to June 1986

Academic Participation

  • A. Teaching

    Taught English Linguistics and Literature at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various Institutions including Pune University Department of English for 32 years. Presently teaching Pragmatics and research methodology at M.A. and M. Phil levels in the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune. As a teacher developed some innovative teaching techniques and unconventional learning teaching material and participated in evaluation, examination reforms and syllabus designing at the college, university and state level. Earned the reputation of an innovative and dedicated teacher with a large number of successful students working in good positions within and outside India.

  • B. Seminars and Conferences

    Participated as a Resource Person, Chairman of Sessions, Panelist or as the Chief Guest for Inaugural or Valedictory functions of more than 250 University/State level, 90 National level and 21 International level Seminars/Conferences on different areas in English Language and Literature. Organized or co-organized four International, four National, two State and ten University level seminars/conferences (Annexure I). Unique organizer in India of national and international conferences on Pragmatics.

  • C. Speeches and Presentations

    International Level: Made eight Presentations/Speeches as Resource Person, Panelist or Chairperson in International Conferences. Made eight Speeches in different universities in Thailand and South Korea as invited speaker. (Annexure II)

    National Level: Gave more than 240 Keynote, Inaugural or Valedictory Addresses at International, National and State Level Seminars/ Conferences organised in different universities in India. As a Resource Person for UGC Sponsored Refresher and Orientation Courses, addressed the senior college teachers in more than 250 sessions in different universities in India. Made over 40 Presentations on different aspects of Higher Education on prestigious occasions like Executive Development Programmes for Principals, Centenary, Diamond or Silver Jubilee Celebrations of academic institutions, and Memorial Lecture Series.

    The main topics of speeches/ presentations are: Pragmatics; Teaching English in India; Teaching and Reading Literature; Research Methodology; Syllabus Designing and Materials Production; English as a Global Language; Language and Society; Language, Technology and Culture; Role of Teacher in the 21st Century and; Higher Education.

  • D. Syllabus Designing

    As the chairman, Board of Studies in English (1995 –2000 and from 2005-2010) and Linguistics (2000–2005) in the University of Pune, played the central role in rationalizing the syllabi of English from the first year B.A. to M. Phil. in English. Known all over Maharashtra as ‘Pune Pattern’, different universities have been trying to emulate this pattern. Several P h D and M Phil students have done or are doing research on these experiments. Participated in designing the syllabi of several Certificate and Degree Courses in Pune University like the six-month Certificate Course in Environmental Awareness, Certificate Course in Communication for Teachers and Bachelors of Education (English) (An Innovative Programme). In addition to these Pune University courses, designed and implemented more than 10 need-based courses in English including Teacher Enrichment Programme for schoolteachers teaching English in Pune Municipal Corporation schools. Made major contribution in designing syllabi and producing materials for UG and PG Courses in English in Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, North Maharashtra University Jalgaon, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Solapur University, Solapur and Mumbai University, Mumbai.

Research, Publications and Materials Production

  • A. Research

    Carried out doctoral research for four years on Pragmatics, the latest development in linguistics. The thesis was published by Macmillan Publishers and ran into three editions. CUP is now publishing the revised fourth edition. Completed two UGC sponsored Research Projects on Nativisation of English in India and Stylistics, respectively.

  • B. Research Guidance

    Successfully guided twenty nine Ph. D. students in English and eight students are presently working for Ph. D. These students represent different nationalities and their topics range from Pragmatics to Natural Language Processing. Successfully guided eighteen M Phil students in English. Most of the successful Ph. D. and M. Phil. Students are working in coveted positions within and outside India. (Annexure III)

  • C. Publications

    Authored, Co-authored or Edited six textbooks and seven reference books. The reference book on ‘Discourse Analysis’ is a unique book written by an Indian author and has been widely referred to by research scholars within and outside India. Prof. Jacob Mey, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and the leading Pragmaticist has written an introduction to the fourth edition being published by the CUP. Thirty-nine research papers on Pragmatics and higher education have been published in Journals (national & international) and reputed books (Annexure IV). Working as the Chief Editor (also Founder editor) of widely circulated and reputed journals titled ‘Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues’ and Asian Journal of English Studies. The first Journal has recently completed ten years.

  • D. Materials Production

    Wrote six textbooks of English, which are prescribed in about eight universities in India including Pune University. Wrote seven reference books, three of them, i.e. ‘Discourse Analysis’, ‘Spectrum of Criticism’ and ‘Research Methodology’ which have been prescribed in various universities run into the third edition each. Produced an Interactive Course in English for beginners in the form of six CDs and twenty-four cassettes, which are being distributed in different countries in Asia and Africa by Acoustic Engineers, Pune. Edited two books as a part of the Self-Instructional Material produced by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. The book entitled ‘Towards Better English’, specially designed for Teacher Training Programmes is in the print.

Administrative Profile

  • A. Contribution as a Principal

    Worked as Principal for Sixteen years, initially of Shri Shahu College, Pune and now of the Institute of Advanced Studies in English (Affiliated College). As the Principal of Shahu College, secured substantial development and research grants from various sources including the UGC. Established well equipped Computer, Geography, Psychology and Language Laboratories. Started new courses like B.C.S., M. A. English & Economics, Geography and Psychology Special, Vocational Courses like Functional English and Computer Applications. Successfully completed the procedure of assessment and earned B++ Grade of NAAC for the college. Introduced several innovative courses, programmes and administrative policies. By bringing in automation, transparency and professionalism, changed the work culture of the college, which helped the college build an unprecedented image.

    As the founder of the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, successfully played a pioneering role in the field of self-financed education. Played the main role in helping the Institute emerge into a model and source of inspiration for English teachers all over India. In a short span from its inception the institute has emerged as a leading research institute in English in the Asian continent. It is the only institute in English in India regularly organizing National and International conferences in the emerging areas in Linguistics. Professional managerial practices and innovative teaching techniques coupled with flexible, future centric and learner-centered approach have taken the Institute on a higher pedestal reflecting into the rush for admissions. The students represent about sixteen nationalities, half the States of India and almost all the districts of Maharashtra. The alumni are spread in twenty four countries.

  • B. Contribution as the Dean

    Performed the central role in rationalizing syllabi of different subjects and in instituting degrees like Ph. D. in Music, Dance, Drama and Painting. Played a pioneering role in textbook production in different subjects and in introducing innovative courses like B. Ed. (English), M.A. (Buddhist Studies) and M.A. (Sanskrit Linguistics and Epistemology). Played the major supportive role in establishing the Department of Performing Arts in the University of Pune and in the establishment of B. V. College of Fine Arts, the first College of Fine Arts affiliated to the University of Pune. Drafted the widely discussed, researcher friendly and quality oriented rules governing the processes from registration to the award of the Ph. D. degree in Pune University and introduced courses in effective communication for the administrative staff of the university. Worked as Chairman or member on almost all the important bodies and committees of the University of Pune like the Senate, Academic Council, BCUD, BOE, Extra-Mural Board, Student Welfare Board, Library Committee, Publications Grant Committee, Research Stipend Committee, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal Committee, Committee for Chancellor P. C. Alexander Elocution Competitions, State Level Best Teacher Award Committee, Standing Committee for Reservation Cell, Lapses Committee, Unfair means Committee, Foreign Student Advisory Committee, EDUSAT Committee, Admissions Committee, Eligibility Committee, various Research & Recognition Committees and many more. As a result of a long duration (11 yrs) and academic and administrative contribution of a high quality, is known as one of the most successful Deans of the University of Pune.

  • C. Contribution as the Director, IASE

    Established the Institute of Advanced Studies in English (IASE) at Aundh, Pune. It is the only Institute of its kind solely engaged in the post-graduate studies and research in English. As the Founder Director of the Institute, introduced innovative managerial practices, maximum automation and an effective system of teaching. The students get instant service for twelve hours on all the working days, the reading room is open for 24 hours and the faculty is assigned teaching strictly according to their specialization. IASE is the only Institute regularly organizing International Conferences in Sociolinguistics. For these and many more reasons, the Institute has emerged into one of the biggest research Institutes in India attracting students at the national and international levels. Developed links with colleges all over Maharashtra by way of promoting and providing concrete help in organizing conferences, teacher training programmes, various need-based courses, designing syllabi and teaching modules. The Institute has been collaborating with several reputed Institutes within and outside India like US Education Institute South Korea, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, Pune Municipal Corporation, Sarda College, Ahmednagar and S M Joshi College, Pune.

    As a result of highly innovative and challenging programmes undertaken by the Institute, the academically fruitful relations/collaborations, and sound student-teacher relations as well as student-friendly administration, the Institute has emerged as a favourite academic destination of students from within and outside India. The Institute has maintained an excellent tradition of examination results at M A, M Phil and Ph D levels. The topper in the University of Pune Examinations is normally from the Institute. 90% pass outs of the Institute are well placed and feel proud of their association with the Institute.

Extension Work

Apart from regularly delivering speeches on a wide range of subjects ranging from higher education to the role of communication in fostering peace and harmony, designed and implemented a few novel programmes in different schools and colleges. The most effective and noticed was the Teacher Enrichment Programme. Specially designed for schoolteachers teaching English in Marathi Medium Schools, the programme was initially implemented in the schools managed by the Pune Municipal Corporation. Over 2400 teachers were trained under this programme. Subsequently it was implemented in different places like Shirpur, Dist. Dhule, Solapur, Amravati and Majalgaon, Dist. Beed. Organised a programme for the development of communication skills in English for jailors from Maharashtra from 20 February to 20 June 2008. Has been regularly participating as a resource person in the officers’ training programmes organized by the NABARD and the Reserve Bank of India. Designed and implemented one-semester course in communication skills in English for IISER students in Pune for two years in 2006-7 and 2007-8.

As the Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies in English, has been regularly organizing Workshops on NET/SET. Organised Special Training Programme in Communication Skills in English for Section Officers in the Finance and Accounts Department of Pune University in July-August 2001. Organised an Intensive Orientation Programme for Pune University Officers from 20 December 2001 to 19 March 2002.

Institutional Recognition

  • Recipient, Best Teacher Award by Pune Municipal Corporation (1997).
  • Recipient, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Award by Dalit Sahitya Academy of India, New Delhi (2002)
  • Recipient, Best Teacher Award by the National Students Union of India (1991)
  • Nominated as an expert member on the Research and Recognition Committee in English in Shivaji University from 2005 to 2015
  • Nominated as an Expert Member of the Board of Studies in English of Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2005-10), Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune (2000-2010), North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (2005-10), Sholapur University, Sholapur (2005-10) and Mumbai University, Mumbai (2010-15).
  • Nominated as a Member of the Faculty of Arts & Fine Arts, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in English, University of Pune
  • Member, Senate and Academic Council, University of Pune
  • President, Forum for Culture Studies, Pune
  • President, Forum for Innovation and Transformation, Pune
  • Member, Student Welfare Committee, Pune
  • Member, Central Admissions Committee for Pune City
  • Member, International Pragmatics Association
  • Life Member, Linguistic Society of India
  • Member, Academic Board, VIT, Pune
  • Nominated as an Expert by the University Grants Commission for evaluating the proposals for research projects and conferences.
  • Nominated as a member of the selection committees (Assistant Professors and Professors) by the Governor of UP and Central Ministry for Agriculture
  • Nominated as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Multicultural Discourse published by Routledge Publishers from Colchester, UK
  • Nominated as a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal named Pragmatics and Society published by John Benjamins Publishing Company from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Notable Achievements

  • Known as the pioneer of Indian Pragmatics as a result of the seminal work done in this field in the form of valuable research work (including guidance) and rare publications and successful organization of national and international conferences in Pragmatics.
  • Established a self-financed Research Institute named Institute of Advanced Studies in English imparting instruction/ guidance for the courses of M. A., M. Phil. and Ph. D. in English of the University of Pune. Within a short span of three years of its existence, the Institute enjoys the status of one of the biggest Research Institutes in English in India with over 150 research students representing more than 16 nationalities.
  • Enjoyed the rare privilege of holding the position of the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Fine Arts, University of Pune for 11 years (1995-2006). Elected unanimously, enjoyed the full trust and confidence of the entire faculty. Introduced several courses, reforms, innovations and practices that will remain in the memory of the faculty members for the next few decades.
  • Worked with eight Vice-Chancellors as Chairman or Member of various important committees in the University of Pune, won their confidence and appreciation. Most of these Vice-Chancellors are internationally known scientists.
  • Drafted the widely discussed and recognized Ph. D. Rules and the Perspective Plan (2002-2007) of the University of Pune. The new Ph. D. rules are looked at as a new leaf in the field of research at the university level.
  • Substantially contributed in drafting the Master Plan for Pune University from 2002-07 and then Vision Document for twenty years from 2007 onwards.
  • Launched two International Journals titled ‘Asian Journal of Contemporary Issues’ and ‘Asian Journal of English Studies’. The journals have earned high reputation and are being distributed in about eight countries.
  • Appointed as a Special Expert by the University Grants Commission of India for the assessment of proposals of research projects and conferences/seminars received in the SRC.
  • Nominated as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Multicultural Discourse published by Routledge Publishers.
  • Contributed a paper by invitation (the only Indian expert in Pragmatics) to the Jacob Mey festschrift volume.
  • Participated as an invitee in the interaction with the Yash Pal Committee appointed by the MHRD, Government of India to review the functioning of UGC and AICTE and Strengthening of Higher Education System in the country.
  • Appointed as an Expert on the UGC Committee to assess XI Plan College Development Proposals from the Colleges Affiliated to Gujarat University (WRC).
  • Shortlisted and interviewed for the post of Vice-Chancellor, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.

Annexure I

PARTICIPATION IN SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES (NATIONAL& INTERNATIONAL)

Sr. No.NameOrganiser & VenueDatesRole
1 35th All India English Teachers’ Conference University of Pune Dec. 1-3, 1984 Participant
2 Teacher Training Workshop Overseas Development Agency, British Council, Pune June 27-30, 1988 Participant
3 37th All India English Teachers’ Conference Shivaji University Kolhapur Nov. 24-26, 1988 Participant
4 1st Annual Conference of India Society For Commonwealth Studies University of Pune Jan. 27-29, 1989 Participant
5 Workshop on Teaching material Overseas Development Agency, British Council, Pune Nov. 3, 1992 Participant
6 Workshop on Empowerment of Women NIEPA, New Delhi Pune Dec. 9-10, 1995 Participant
7 8th Commonwealth Studies Conference University of Pune Pune Nov. 21-23, 1996 Panelist
8 XXXI Annual Conference of Indian Association for American Studies University of Pune Pune Dec. 4-6, 1997 Participant
9 International Seminar on Brecht Maxmuller Bhawan Pune Feb. 5-7, 1998 Participant
10 All India Conference on Changing Perspectives: ELT Publishing in India British Council Chennai Mar. 4-6, 1998 Panelist
11 National Seminar on ‘Vakya’ Sahitya Academy & CASS Pune Mar. 19-21, 1998 Panelist
12 Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies University of Pune, Pune Jan. 11-13, 1999 Participant
13 National Seminar on Speaker’s Intention and Verbal Understanding CASS, Pune Apr. 8-10, 1999 Panelist
14 National Seminar on Marathi Literature in the 21st Century Indrayani College, Talegaon, Dist. Pune Jan. 21-22, 2000 Inaugural Address
15 International Workshop on Mapping Multiculturalism: Literary and Aesthetic Perspectives Canadian Studies’ Centre Pune Mar. 9-10, 2000 Participant
16 National Seminar on Poetics and Aesthetics CASS, Pune Sep. 4-6, 2000 Panelist
17 World Congress on World Languages in Multilingual Contexts CIEFL, Hyderabad Jan. 3-6, 2001 Participant
18 National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Quality Assurance and Performance Evaluation of Higher Education Institutions NAAC, Pune Aug. 9-10, 2001 Co-organiser
19 National Seminar on Sanskrit Writing in Post-Independent India CASS, Pune   Chairman Inaugural Session
20 National Seminar on Syllabus Designing KTHM College, Nashik Mar. 25-26, 2002 Inaugural Address
21 National Seminar on Pragmatics Shri Shahu College, Pune Mar. 28-29, 2002 Organiser & Panelist
22 The Gole Memorial Seminar on Drama University of Pune, Pune Apr. 10, 2002 Valedictory Address
23 National Seminar on Effective Translation Poona College, Pune Jan. 4-5, 2003 Chairman, Inaugural Session
24. National Seminar on ‘Sanchar Madhyamomein Hindi Ka Prayog, T J College, Kirkee, Pune Jan. 28-29, 2003 Panelist
25. National Seminar on English Studies Karmala College Dist. Solapur Feb. 14-15, 2003 Keynote Address
26. English in Indian Contexts A. Inamdar College, Pune Feb. 27-28, 2003 Keynote Address
27. National Seminar on Post-Modernism and Urdu Literature Poona College, Pune Mar. 8-9, 2003 Inaugural Address
28. National Seminar on Indian Intellectual Tradition Sahitya Academy & CASS, Pune Mar. 21-22, 2003 Panelist
29. 35th Annual Conference of ELTAI Anna University, Chennai Feb. 5-7, 2004 Panelist & Chairman
30. Annual Conference of North Mah. University English Teachers’ Association Shirpur College,
Dist. Dhule
Feb. 17-18, 2004 Keynote Address
31. Seminar on Research Methodology Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara Mar. 2, 2004 Keynote Address
32. International Seminar on Conflict in Shakespeare’s Plays Pune University Department of English, Pune Aug. 12-14, 2004 Valedictory Address
33. Annual Conference of Shivaji University Teachers’ Association Mudhoji College, Phaltan Dec. 3-4, 2004 Keynote Address
34. International Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning CASS, Pune Dec. 21-23, 2004 Panelist
35. National Seminar on Indian Writing in English KTHM College, Nashik Jan. 10-11, 2005 Keynote Address
36. International Conference on the Non-native Phenomena of English IASE, Pune Feb. 24-26, 2005 Sole Organiser &Panelist
37. Seminar on ‘Can India Export Education?’ Modern College,      Pune Mar. 17-18, 2005 Panelist
38. National Seminar on ‘Bharatiya Bhashatil Dalit Sahitya’ Indrayani College, Talegaon, Dist. Pune Mar. 17-19, 2005 Inaugural Address
39. Workshop on the Implementation of Healthy Practices and Effective use of IQAC for Quality Enhancement NAAC & Gogate College, Ratnagiri Mar. 24-25, 2005 Plenary Speaker
40. First National Language Congress and Conference Pratap College, Amalner Sep. 23-24, 2005 Panelist & Co-organiser
41. National Level Executive Development Programme (EDP) for College Principals AICPA, Mumbai Nov. 28-Dec04, 2005 Resource Person
42. National Seminar on Indian Ethos in Indo-Anglian Literature Govt. Arts & Science College, Durg Oct. 21-22, 2005 Resource Person
43. Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Job Sector and the Need for Revamping of the Conventional Courses’ Ex-Fergussonian Associan, Pune Nov. 16, 2005 Panelist
44. Marathi Bhasha Parishad K. S. Wani Institute, Dhule Dec. 9-10, 2005 Valedictory Address
45. National Seminar on ‘Sant Sahitya’ Indrayani College, Talegaon, Dist. Pune Jan. 23-25, 2006 Chairman Inaugural Session
46. National Seminar on ‘Language, Science and Mathematics: Interrelations’ Institute of Education, Pune 2-4 Frbruary 2006 Panelist
47. International Conference on Pragmatics IASE, Pune 15-17 Dec 2006 Organiser & Panelist
48. National Seminar on Assurance and Enhancement of Quality in Higher Education Shankarrao Mohite Colege, Akluj 22&23 Dec 2006 Plenary
49. 51st All India English Teachers’ Conference Shivaji University, Kolhapur 27-29 Dec 2006 Plenary & Co-organiser
50. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Linguistic Approaches to the Teaching of English in the Rural Areas Arts, Commerce and Science College, Sonai, Dist. Ahmednagar 23-24 Feb, 2007 Keynote Address
51. National Seminar on Pragmatics K B P College Pandharpur 09-10 March, 2007 Plenary
52. International Seminar on Indian Studies Association of Indian Studies, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea 02 June 2007 Plenary
53. International Conference on Language and Literature Studies Dr BAM University Aurangabad 03-05 Jan 2008 Plenary
54. 52nd All India English Teachers’ Conference Indian Association for English Studies and RTM Nagpur University 08-10 January 2008 Plenary
55. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Issues in the Teaching of English S B College, Aurangabad 02 March 2008 Plenary & Valedictory Address
56. National Conference on Emerging Literary Trends (Marathi, English, Hindi) North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon 04-05 March 2008 Plenary & Valedictory Address
57. National Conference on Literature as Social Discourse Abeda Inamdar College, Pune 10-12 March, 2008 Plenary and Valedictory Address
58. National Conference on Subaltern, Subculture and Criticism: Issues in Postcolonial Studies Georai 22-23 August 2008 Keynote Address
59. National Seminar on Pragmatics Sonai 19-20 Sept 2008 Keynote Address
60. National Seminar on New Trends in Modern and Postmodern Fiction in English Mudhoji College, Phaltan, Dist Satara 20-21 Sept 2008 Plenary
61. National Seminar on Difficulties in Acquiring Communicative English in Rural India A S C College, Nampur, Dist Nashik 25 Sept 2008 Keynote Address
62. National Seminar on Recent Trends in Linguistics (Marathi) B D Kale College, Ghodegaon, Dist Pune 26-27 Sept 2008 Plenary & Valedictory Address
63. National Seminar on Globalisation and English Studies in India Ahmednagar College 06-08 Sept 2008 Plenary & Valedictory Address
64. National Seminar on New Trends in Modern and Postmodern Fiction in English Mudhoji College, Phaltan, Dist Satara 20-21 Sept 2008 Plenary & Valedictory Address
65. National Seminar on the Impact of Globalisation on Indian Languages New Arts, Sc& Com College, Ahmednagar 19-20 Nov 2008 Plenary
66. National Seminar on Skill Development for Enhancing the Employability of Arts and Commerce Students Modern College, Pune 53 4-6 Dec 2008 Plenary
67. National Seminar on Linguistics and Literature A S C College Nandgaon, Dist Nashik 12-13 Dec 2008 Plenary
68. National  Seminar on Indian Writing in English Dept of English University of Pune
Pune
25-27 Feb 2009 Guest of Honor for the Inaugural Session
69. National Seminar on Modern Trends in Indian Writing in English Azad College, Ausa 26 Feb. 2009 Keynote Address
70. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Language and Literature Bidar 7 March 2009 Keynote Address
71. The 12th International Conference on Dialogue Analysis Pompeau Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain 15-18 Sept 2009 Presentation
72. National Seminar on the Teaching of English in the 21th Century Smt H R Patel Arts Mahila College,Shirpur, Dist. Dhule 24-25 March 2009 Valedictory Address
73. 54th All-India English Teachers’ Conference Shri Shivaji Arts College, Amravati 14-16 Dec 2009 Plenary
74. National Seminar on the Contribution of Major Indian Women Novelists in English SGM College Karad 16-17 Dec 2009 Valedictory Address
75. Eighth International Conference on The Humanities University of California, Los Angeles, US 29 June-02 July 2010 Presentation
76. National Seminar on the Contribution of Major Indian Women Novelists in English SGM College Karad 16-17 Dec 2009 Valedictory Address
77. National Seminar on Rethinking Feminism: A Literary Perspective Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 02 March 2010 Plenary
78. National Seminar on Communication Skills: Challenges & New Horizons C K Thakur College, New Panvel, Mumbai 21-22 January 2011 Plenary
79. National Seminar on Feminism in Literature Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Uran-Islampur, Dist Sangli 28-29 January 2011 Plenary & Valedictory Address
80. National Conference on The Role of Languages in Mass Media  Vivekanand College Kolhapur 04 Feb 2011 Plenary & Valedictory Address
81. National Seminar on Postcolonial Literature: An Emerging Area in Literary Studies Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 09 Feb 2011 Plenary
82. National Seminar on Postcolonial Indian Languages SVM Arts, Sc & Com College, Ilkal 14-15 March 2011 Keynote Address
83. National Seminar on The Problems of Teaching English Language in Rural and Urban Areas and Remedies Shree Shivaji College Rajura Dist Chandrapur 14 March 2011 Plenary
84. 12th International Pragmatics Conference International Pragmatics Association, Manchester , UK 3-8 July 2011 Panelist
85. National Seminar on Research Methodology Shahu College, Kolhapur 03 Sept 2011 Keynote Address
86. National Seminar on Teaching of English in India Dawangere 29-30 Sept 2011 Plenary
87. National Seminar on Literature, Science and Politics Muktanand College, Gangapur 29-30 Dec 2011 Keynote Address
88. National Seminar on Research Methodology Balbhim College, BEED 26 Feb2012 Keynote Address
89. National seminar on Capitalism Era is Over: In search of Alternatives Unique Institute of Management, Kondhva, Pune 46 20-21 Feb 2012 Veledictory Address
90. National Seminar on Dynamics of Shifting Paradigm: Reading into Postcolonial Literature Shivaji University, Kolhapur 6-7 Mar 2012 Plenary and Valedictory Address
91. ISBA National Conference on Business Incubation: The Greatest Innovation for Societal Development STP, Pune & Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India at Hotel Marriott, Pune 17-19 March 2012 Participant
92. National Seminar on the Man Booker Award Winner Indian Novelists ASC College, Ichalkaranji, Dist Sangli 24-25 March 2012 Inaugural Address
93. International Conference on Language and City  Freer University, Berlin, Germany 21-24 August 2012 Presentation
94. National Seminar on Syllabus Designing  Chiplun October 2012 Plenary
95. International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture  FIT & IASE, Pune 15-17 Dec 2012 Organizer and Key speaker                    



 

Annexure II

INVITED SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS (INTERNATIONAL)

Sr.NoInstituteOccasion / AudienceTopicDates
1. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok Campus International Programme Indian Higher Education (Interactive Session) 15 Dec. 2005
2. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Phitsunalok Campus Monk and Laymen students Opportunities for Thai students to Study in India 16 Dec. 2005
3. Naresuan University Naresuan Province Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Planning English Studies (Interactive Session) 17 Dec. 2005
4. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Phitsunalok Campus Teacher Training Programme How to be a Good Teacher 17 Dec. 2005
5. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Phitsunalok Campus Meeting with the Administrators Possibilities of Collaboration (Interactive Session) 17 Dec. 2005
6. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Chiang Mai Campus Monk students Opportunities for post-graduate studies & Research in English in India 18 Dec. 2005
7. Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, South Korea International Programme Indian English 02 June 2007
8. Buriram Rajabhat University, Buriram, Thailand Masters  students and faculty members Pragmatic Competence 27 December 2010

 

Annexure III

RESEARCH GUIDANCE: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph D)

 
Sr.No.Name of the ResearcherNationalityTopic of ResearchDate of RegistrationRemarks
1. Al Raymi Mohammad Yemen The Teaching of Cohesive Devices in English to Arab Learners 29.12.1997 Degree Awarded on 04.02.2002
2. P T Ronghe India Turn-taking in Absurd Plays 14.11.1998 Degree Awarded on
16.11.2002
3. Nozar Niazi Iran A Study of Speech Acts with Special Reference to Ernest Hemingway’s Novels 12.12.2000 Degree Awarded on 
30.08.2003
4. Lafi Ali Wannas Iraq A Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Ambiguity in Charles Dicken’s Novels 24.12.1999 Degree Awarded on 09.10.2003
5. Charu Gidwani India Depiction of Childhood in the Works of Rabindranath Tagore 24.12.1999 Degree Awarded on 15.05.2004
6. Amin Shayea Yemen Developing Listening Skills of Yemeni Learners f English 10.07.1999 Degree Awarded on 14.08.2006
7. Sabiha Shaikh India A Study of Politeness in Indian Fiction in English 09.09.2000 Degree Awarded on 31.11.2006
8. Munira Lokhandwala India A Study of Nativisation in Five Indian Novels in English 09.09.2000 Degree Awarded on 14.12.2006
9. Wirat Poothongoen Thailand The Problems of English Language Learning- Teaching in Higher Secondary Schools: A Case Study in Yangtalat District, Kalasin Province, Thailand 06.04.2004 Degree Awarded on
05.04.2007
10. Maryan Haji Sayed Javadi Pajouhi Iran A Study of Politeness and Cooperativeness in Conversation with Special Reference to the Selected Novels of William Faulkner 22.07.2004 Degree Awarded on 30.06.2007
11. Arjun Jadhav India A Study of Speech Acts in Mulkraj Anand’s ‘Untouchable’ and ‘Coolie’ 25.07.2004 Degree Awarded on
11.01.2008
12. Mojgan Yarahmadi Iran A Comparative Study of the Effect of Text-Generation on Incidental Vocabulary Learning in EFL and ESL Contexts 09.09.2004 Degree Awarded on 
14.02.2008
13. Madhuri Gokhale India The Verb Phrase in Indian English 20.09.2004 Degree Awarded on 
01.09.2008
14. Phramaha Khunakorn Khongchana Thailand Thai-English Code – Mixing: A Case Study of the Use of English by Thai Students Studying in the Faculty of Humanities at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok Province, Thailand 21.06.2005 Degree Awarded on 
19.03.2009
15. Aziza Saleh Mabrook Al-Zabidi Yemen A Linguistic Analysis of Errors Made in Written by Yemeni Students 07.05.2004 Degree Awarded on 13.07.2009
16. Ahmed Abdelrahman Ahmed Hussen Sudan A Study of the Process of Teaching and Learning Vocabulary Within the Second Language Context 15.09.2005 Degree Awarded on 26.09.2009
17. Sameer Hameed Ahmed Saeed Yemen Reassessing Translation Programs in Yemeni National Universities Towards a Model Translation Program 29.08.2005 Degree Awarded on 15.06.2010
18. Muayyad Omran Chiad Iraq Conventional Correspondances and E-mails: Distinguishable Text Types: A Comparative Study 17.08.2005 Degree Awarded on 26.04.2011
19. Shinde Vaishali Jayaprakash India Linguistic Analysis of Advertisements in Print and Audio-Visual Media: A Comparative Study 21.01.2009 Degree Awarded on 10.09.2011
20 Almarfadi Saleh Ahmed Yemen The Image of Imperialism in English Literature with Special Reference to the Selected Novels of Joseph Conrad and Chinua Achebe 18.06.2007 Degree Awarded on 29.10.2011
21. Yomyao Adisak Thailand A Critical Study of English Language Teaching in Higher Vocational Schools in Chiangrai Province 23.05.2007 Degree Awarded on 28.11.2011
22. Husein Musa Kadhim Iraq A Semantic Study of ‘Purpose’ in Modern Standard English and Modern Standard Arabic: A Contrastive Analysis 29.01.2009 Degree Awarded on 14.12.2011
23. Patil Nivrutti Namdeo India A Study of Speech Situations in Rama Mehta’s Inside the Haveli, Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss 22.11.2007 Degree Awarded on 10.03.2012
24. Manaal Jassim Muhammad Iraq The Use of Rhetorical Structure Theory in Pilitical Editorials: A Contrastive Study of Text Analysis with Special Reference to its Application as Text Based Generation 23.08.2007 Degree Awarded on 10.04.2012
25. Bhattacharjee
Krishnanjan
India English Discourse Analysis and Information Categorization: A Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) Based Semantic-Pragmatic Analysis 30.06.2004 Degree Awarded on 08.11.2012
26. Ahmed Salih        
26. Bushra Nima Iraq Cohesive Devices In English and Arabic with Analysis of Two of Hemingway’s Novels and Their Translations 07.08.2007 Degree Awarded on 12.02.2013
27.   Ahmed Salih Iraq    

Viva Awaited

 28.                Mohammad Naji     Iraq                                                                                                                                                                              Viva awaited

                      Hussein                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 29.                Phra Kittisak          Thailand                                                                                                                                                                        Viva Awaited

 30.                Shruti Choudhary   India                                                                                                                                                                             Viva Awaited  

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (M Phil)

Sr. No.Name of the CandidateNationalityTopic of ResearchDate of RegistrationRemarksGrade
1. Zeenat Merchant India Feminine Consciousness in the Poems of Nissim Ezekiel and Jayant Mahapatra August 1994 Degree Awarded on 31.12.1999 ‘O’
2. Madhuri Gokhale India Perfective in Indian English August 1999 Degree Awarded on 28.07.2003 ‘O’
3. Gargi Saha India A Study of Indirect Speech Acts With Special Reference to the Selected Novels of R K Narayan August 2003 Degree Awarded on 26.07.2006 ‘O’
4. Jahnavi Patankar India Language Landscape of Kothrud with Special Reference to Language Profiles August 2003 Degree Awarded on
13.11.2006
‘O’
5. Shahil Hussein India A Study of Code-switching and Code-mixing among Assemese Bilinguals August 2004 Degree Awarded on
09.04.2008
‘A’
6. Sayali Godbole India Teaching of Prepositions August 2005 Degree Awarded on
30.12.2008
‘A’
7. Nooshin Selselehjoo Iran A Stylistic Analysis of Mrs Dalloway August 2006 Degree Awarded on
24.02.2009
‘O’
8. Satish Lakade India Violation of Cooperative Principle in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice August 2006 Degree Awarded on 11.05.2009 ‘O’
9. Sandeep Gawate India Use of Powerpoint in Teaching of English August 2006 Degree Awarded on
24.02.2009
‘A’
10 Bhagwat Biradi India A Study of Discourse Deixis with Special Reference to Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana August 2007 Degree Awarded on
01.10.2009
‘A’
11 Padmashree Khomane India Speech Act Analysis of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana August 2007 Degree Awarded on
27.06.2009
‘O’
12 Swagat Patel India Transformation of Fiction into Film: The Guide into ‘Guide’ August 2008 Degree Awarded on
16.07.2010
‘O’
13 Samson Pialtu India The Problems of English Language Teaching at College Level in Mizoram August 2007 Degree Awarded on
13.08.2010
‘A’
14 Anupama Kulkarni India Teaching Semantic and Pragmatic Variation of Action Verb with the Help of Multimedia December 2010 Degree Awarded on 13.12.2010 ‘A’

 15        Ghodke B D                       India                 Pragmatic Study of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger                                                           Degree Awarded on      'A' 

                                                                                                                                                                                                             29.06.2013

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Annexure IV

PUBLICATIONS (BOOKS)

Sr.NoTitle of the BookRoleStatus of the bookPublisher
1. A Discourse Analysis of Five Great Indian Novels in English Author Reference Book (fourth edition in print) Macmillan India Ltd Mumbai
2. Enriching your Competence in English Co-author Prescribed by the University of Pune for T.Y.B.A. Compulsory English Orient Longman Mumbai
3. Poetry and Minor forms of English Literature Convenor Editorial Committee Prescribed by the University of Pune for F.Y. B.A. General English Oxford University Press
4. English for Practical Purposes Co-author Prescribed by the University of Pune for S.Y. B.A. Compulsory English Macmillan, Mumbai
5. Developing your English Member, Editorial Committee Prescribed by the University of Pune for F.Y. B.A. Compulsory English Frank Brothers, New Delhi
6. Discourse Skills in English Member, Editorial Committee Prescribed by the University of Pune for S.Y. B.Sc. English Frank Brothers, New Delhi
7. Spectrum of Criticism Co-author Reference Book Frank Brothers New Delhi
8. The Non-native Phenomena of English Editor Reference Book IASE, Pune
9. Towards Better English Co-author Reference Book (in print) Viva Books
10. Approved Voices Co-editor Anthology of Indian Poetry prescribed in Shivaji University Dastane Publishers
Pune
11. Pragmatics Editor Reference Book IASE, Pune
12. Introduction to Research Methodology Co-author Reference Book Cambridge University Press
13. Enriching Oral and Written Communication Co-author Reference Book Orient Blackswan

 

Annexure IV

PUBLICATIONS (PAPERS)

Sr.NoPaper/InterviewPublisherDetails of Publication
01. Twice-Born Language:
Speech Functions in Post Sixty Indian English Novels
Prestige Books Commonwealth Review, New Delhi November 1996 issue
02. Greetings: A Vital Phenomenon in Polite Behaviour Rayat Shikshan
Sanstha
Research Journal, Satara
1996 issue
03. Blessings: A Culture – specific
Politeness Strategy
Rayat Shikshan
Sanstha
Research Journal, Satara
1997 issue
04. Devices of Cohesion and Coherence Prestige Books
New Delhi
Book published in April 1999
05. Metaphor within the Scope of Linguistics Pretige Books
New Delhi
Book published in April 1999
06. Multi Culturalism in Indian English Literature A. Inamdar College, Pune Book entitled ‘Multiculturalism in Indian English Literature’ published in 2000
07. Interview of Prof. Pillai,
Director, NAAC
Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues: 1.1 (May 2003)
08. Indian Higher Education at the
Crossroad
Modern College
Pune
‘Dashapadi’ Published in 2003
09. Indian Higher Education Academic Staff College, Pune University In ‘Manthan’ published in October 2003
10. Higher Education in India –The Emerging Scenario Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 1.1 (November 2003)
11. Interview of Dr. Ashok Kolaskar, Vice-Chancellor, Pune University Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 2.5-6 (August 2004)
12. Interview of Rajendra Sigh, An eminent Sociolinguist, Canada Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 1.1-2 (August 2005)
13. Emerging Job Sector and Need
for Revamping the Syllabi of Conventional Courses
Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 3.3-4 (February 2006)
14. Interview of Jayant Mahapatra
Leading Indian English Poet
Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 3.3-4 (February 2006)
15. Social Meaning of Politeness: A Study of Address Terms and Greetings Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 4.2 (Aug. 2006)
16. Interview of M L Tickoo, An Eminent ELT Expert Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 4.2 (Aug. 2006)
17. Cooperative Principle and Politeness Principle Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 4.3 (November 2006)
18. Whose English? Daily ‘Sakal’
All Editions
Commissioned Article on 19 January 2007
19. English in Indian Contexts Abeda Inamdar College, Pune In the Book titled ‘English in Indian Contexts’ published in February 2007
20. Interview of Prof. Jacob Mey Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 4.4 (February 2007)
21. Indian English: Refraction Phenomenon Association of Indian Studies, South Korea Journal of Indian Studies
Vol 12 No 2 (November 2007)
22. Indian English: Acculturation of an Alien Language Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 5.3 (November 2007)
23. Emergence of Pragmatics Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues (in Print)
24. Intercultural Pragmatics Dr BAM University, Aurangabad Proceedings of the International Conference
25. Language and Society Rajaram College, Kolhapur Barrister Khardekar Memorial Lecture
26. Literature as Social Discourse Abeda Inamdar College, Pune Proceedings of National Conference on Literature as Social Discourse.
27. Pragmatic Competence and Socio-psychological growth Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 5.4 (February 2008)
28. Code-Switching and Code-Mixing: Terminological Problems Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 6.3 (November 2008)
29. Booker, Adiga and the Anti Hero Forum for Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 7.1 (May 2009)
30. Cultural Reflections in Address Terms and Greetings: An Indian Example Emerald Group Publishers Ltd Language in Life and a Life in Language: Jacob Mey – A Festschrift Volume (2009)
31. Code-Switching: A Study of Intertextual Operators Forum For Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 7.3 (November 2009)
32. Distinguishing Research Topic from Research Area Forum For Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 8.2 (August 2010)
33. Code-Mixing: An Indian Way of Organising Meaning Forum For Culture Studies, Pune Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues 8.3 (November 2010)
34. Reading Literature Pragmatically: Bridging the Gap Between Literary Creativity and Everyday Creativity Forum for Innovation and Transformation Asian Journal of English Studies Issue 1.2 (April 2012)
35. Need for Undertaking Discourse Analysis of Indian Fiction in English Abeda Inamdar College, Pune Book with ISBN
June 2012