Qualifications: M.A. Ph.D. M.A., I.E.L.T.S. and A.L.S (UK), CELTA (Cambridge)
Areas of Specialization: Indian Writing in English, Linguistics & Applied Language Studies, Cultural Studies
Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Latha Nair R
“I entered the portals of St. Teresa’s College as a student in 1980 and completed my graduation in 1986. A postgraduate in English with First Class from the University of Kerala, I completed my Ph.D. in English Language & Literature in the year 2000 from Mahatma Gandhi University. In 2005 I joined London Metropolitan University , UK to pursue my Second M.A in International English Language Teaching & Applied Language Studies and has also qualified CELTA ( Cambridge) in the year 2006 from UK. In 2014 , I have attended the training programme for teaching Science Fiction and creative writing at the Intensive Institute on SF Literature, State Kansas University in June 2014 . St. Teresa’s College has given me inner strength to walk through complicated terrains and face newer challenges. Teaching is a ministry of my utmost happiness. My Research interest include Critical & Literary Theories (Modernism, & post-Modernism, Body & Culture, Cultural Studies, Modern European Drama, Dalit studies & Language &Linguistics
I was able to contribute in the National Assessment and Accreditation of the College from 1999. I was a member of the Steering Committee for the third cycle and was responsible for drafting the third Cycle report which enabled the College to secure commendable score of 3.4 C.G.P A which became instrumental in securing autonomous status for the College in 2014 . Was nominated to the Governing Council of the College in 2014 and took initiative to begin several Need Based new Programmes for the College. As a member of the Team IQAC , played a pivotal in the scientific restructuring of the Curriculum 2015 under the guidance of Dr, N.J. Rao and Dr. Rajan Gurukkal . Facilitated the implementation of Learning Management System ( LMS) ,Outcome Based Education, supported the Faculty to produce 100 Short Learning Objective ( SLO’s ) and was also responsible for the implementation of the State of the Art Media Lab in 2018.
I am assisting the institution as the NAAC Coordinator for the Fourth Cycle Accreditation. I have held several important positions such as the Dean of Faculty , General Course Director2011, Course Coordinator for UGC Sponsored Innovative Programme for Undergraduates- B.Sc. in Apparel & Fashion Designing 2010- Book Review Editor of International Journal Teresian Journal Of English Studies 2009- , Course coordinator of Ph.D. Course work , Mahatma Gandhi University from 2011- , N.S.S Programme officer 2009-2012, Executive Committee Member of Alumnae British Scholars ( Affiliated to British Council ), Member Inspection Team Commission of Mahatma Gandhi University 2011- to assess the facilities of Un Aided Colleges Arts & Humanities Colleges to start New Courses ,Member, Monitoring Committee for P.G. Diploma CALT ( Computer Assisted Language Teaching ) 2011- Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Kalady, Kerala , India, Member Teresian Research and Consultancy Cell ( TRACC) , Member Research Ethics Committee.
It was my joint initiative with the Director Dr. Sr. Vinitha the Department of English at St. Teresa’s College became a Research Centre in 2007. I have collaborations with London Metropolitan University , The Richmond University , The American International University ( UK) , The State Kansas University ( U.S) and Deakin University Australia, NPTC Colleges , Wales , University Of West Scotland and ACCA (UK) for facilitating research initiatives , twinning Programme and initiate Value Added Programmes like B.Com with ACCA for Commerce Students with the support of ISDC . I was able to establish the Gunn Centre for Science Fiction Studies Affiliated to The State Kansas University to promote creative writing and Science fiction . Coordinated the first Accredited Summer Exchange Programme for the College with Richmond University , The American International University, and U.K. The First International Conference of the College was organized in 2009 with the support of London Metropolitan University U.K. I had the privilege of preparing the content for the Proceedings on International Meet on Trans National Education (2014) and also for The Global Education Meet ( 2016) organized by the Kerala Higher Education Council.”