Qualifications: M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Areas of Specialization: American Literature, Post-Colonial literature and Cultural Studies
“I have been teaching in the Dept. of English at St. Teresa’s college since 1988. Being a student of the College, I have been moulded by the systems, values and charisms instilled by the Foundress and other eminent teachers which has made St. Teresa’s one of the most sought after and reputed colleges in the state. I am a natural learner and a conscientious teacher and I believe like my predecessors in providing quality education and a selfless approach for the overall development of my students. My academic and research interests have played a pivotal role in my occupying strategic positions in the college where I have been able to contribute a major part to its formation as an autonomous college. I have taken the roles of IQAC Coordinator during 3rd Cycle NAAC Accreditation, Academic Dean, Academic Council Member, Head of the English Dept, Board of Studies Member etc. I teach my students in the Undergraduate Programme Prose, Poetry, Postcolonial and American Literature. My Post graduate students are introduced to Literary and Critical Theories, American Literature, Indian Writing, Literature of the 19 century and Writings of the Renaissance.
I am a resource person for conferences, and have published papers in National and International journals. My UGC minor project on Remedial Strategies in Communication skills in the English Language has helped me to improve the employability of my students. I visit other colleges and departments as a subject expert and academic auditor. Innovative measures taken by me as Head of the Department includes introducing National/International Seminars every year for PG and M.Phil. students, PTA Prizes to best UG/PG projects, Flagging off Lecture Series, UGC NET coaching, Rural Outreach Program (TROP) etc. ‘Panache’, a literary/Cultural Fest was spearheaded by me in 2011 to be organized by the UG students. As IQAC coordinator, a system for data compiling reporting and archiving was introduced in 2011. I led the document compilation for granting of Autonomy and for the third cycle NAAC accreditation which led to the securing of ‘A’ Grade and for being awarded the ‘Centre with Potential for Excellence’. For the first time in the college history a NAAC sponsored Seminar was organized and the Consultancy Cell TRACC was launched.”