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Department Of English

The Department of English, Nizam College is as old as the college itself, being one of the first departments to start functioning in 1880.

The Department of English, Nizam College is one of the strongest Departments of the College. The Department offers courses in General English and English Literature optional for B.A/ B.Com /B.Sc/ B.B.A and B.A. (ML) students at the U.G level. At the P.G level, it offers papers in ELT: Linguistics and Phonetics; Literature: British, American Indian Literature other World literatures, and, Papers in Literary Criticism and Film Studies. The Department through its vital English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) has been regularly conducting Communication and Soft skills courses.

Faculty Profiles

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    not availableDr. Melissa Helen. M. A., Ph. D. , PGDTE
    Assistant Professor
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    I, Dr. Melissa Helen , an alumni of Central University of Hyderabad (M.A. 1989), and Osmania University ( Ph. D. 2006), and EFLU ( PGDTE 1990) joined the Department of English, Osmania University in 2013. My long and illustrious career that started in 1990 includes working in several prestigious institutions, including CBIT, HCU and GITAM University. I was also a guest faculty for the IIT-Hyderabad in the year of its inception.
    With an experience in teaching for 30 years, I have gained expertise in ELT, Literature and Soft Skills. Serving in various capacities and in a number of committees including Board of Studies has enabled me to develop good administrative skills as well academic insights.
    African American Literature, Indian Writing in English, Women’s Writing and Literature of the Marginalized groups are my areas of research interest. I have completed a Minor Research Project sanctioned by the UGC in 2017 on Designing Course Material to impart and enhance the Communication Skills of Telugu medium students from the rural area studying at Nizam College- Hyderabad.
    Besides publishing a book, Black Feminist Drama: Origin And Growth, 2010, I have also 20 publications (sole-authorship) in several journals and books. Being active on the circuit of Conferences, I have presented papers in 20 International Conferences, and 15 National Conferences. I have been involved in developing content for both the print and the electronic media. In addition to the contribution to the UG textbooks at Osmania University, I have contributed to UGC epgpathsala BA honors modules , BRAOU and other materials.
    I have been an external faculty examiner both in setting paper, evaluation as well as Ph. D. adjudicator for EFLU, ANU and other Universities. I am also a supervisor to Research Scholars in both Literature and ELT.

    not availableDr.Mrudula Lakkaraju
    Assistant Professor
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    Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju is an alumnus of Osmania University, topping the University in MA (English) in years 1994-1996. She pursued Post Graduate Diploma in English Studies (PGDES) from EFLU (Formerly CIEFL). She registered for PhD under the supervisor ship of Professor Rama Nair in ‘Postcolonial Literature’. The title of her PhD dissertation is ‘The Concept of Self Identity in Select Fiction of Achebe, Soyinka and Coetzee’. She was awarded PhD in October 2009.

    She started her career at Vijay Rural Engineering College in 1998 and continued there as an assistant professor until 2006. In 2006, she joined Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology and served the Institution in the capacity of Associate Professor, In charge, Training and Placements, In charge, Cultural committee and Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Cell till 2012. From 2012 to 2013, she worked as a professor at Narayana Institution of Civil Services, a flagship enterprise, under the direction of Mr. A K Mohanty in designing a course for Civil Services Aspirants.

    She has founded an International Journal of English: Literature, Language and Skills with ISSN 22780742. It has a strong International presence with subscriber base of 6000 and articles from USA, Canada, Malaysia, Nepal, Yemen, Oman, Bangladesh and some other countries. The journal is in its 8th year of publishing with 32 regular issues and 9 special issues.

    She has presented 18 papers in International conferences, 9 papers in National Conferences and 28 papers published in various International Magazines and journals. She also contributed nearly 30 articles to Trainers Forum, a national group of trainers with more than 5000 members.

    She has conducted 20 workshops as a resource person and has attended workshops for professional development. She has completed a 3 month online course on research methodology from CCRM and has secured a silver medal.

    She prefers the designation of a trainer and a writer. She has presented several academic articles to international and national seminars, conferences, journals, and magazines. Casual and creative writing is also her forte. She is a prolific reader and writer. Her areas of interest are Post colonial Literature, Gender Studies, Film Studies, English Language Teaching, Contemporary Literature and Communication Skills.

    not availableDr.J.Madhavi M.A. M.Phil., Ph.D.(OU) PGCTE, PGDTE (EFLU)
    Assistant Professor &I/C Head, since August 2020
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    Dr.J.Madhavi is working for Osmania University as Assistant Professor in English. Presently she is I/C Head of the Department of English in Nizam College. Her qualifications are M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D (OU); PGCTE & PGDTE (EFLU). Her areas of work/specialization are English Language Teaching (ELT), American and British Literature, Soft skills, Employability Skills, Personality Development. Recently she was honoured with ‘Excellent Educationist Award’ by ‘The Society of Innovative Educationalist & Scientific Research Professional”, Chennai, India, accredited by ISRP, Malaysia. She was involved as a Subject Expert and a Presenter for E-learning scripts made for Web Hosting (EMMRC-EFLU). She had been an invited Resource person for FDPs, Workshops and Training programs conducted in RGUKT-IIT, Industries, Govt. Schools, Junior Colleges, etc.; Chaired sessions in conferences conducted at Vellore University, OUCIP, etc.; Subject Expert in recruiting lecturers; Chief Examiner for Group-I exams; delivered Guest lectures on English Language and communication skills, soft skills and personality development in Kakatiya University, Palamuru University and other different Degree, Engineering and Business Management institutions. She, as the Coordinator for English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), has contributed a lot in enhancing the communicative competence of the students by conducting courses for not only Nizamians but outsiders too; and generated funds for the development of the college. She is the Research Supervisor with a good number of publications in both national and international journals to her credit. She had been an efficient evaluator for competitive tests like TOEFL and a proved trainer for CAT, IELTS, BEC, etc. Her vast exposure to the corporate world helped her to instill confidence in her students to secure better jobs.

    not availableDr. A. Sreedevi, MA. M Phil., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
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    Dr. Anumula Sreedevi is an Assistant Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad. She specializes in American and African American literatures, especially that of the Harlem Renaissance period. She teaches poetry, drama of Renaissance and Romantic period she has so far published 12 articles in various national journals. She had been on a minor project at OUCIP updating the library holdings. She was a NAAC committee member, from 2014 to 2018. She is an adjunct professor at VBIT, Hyderabad, and renders services at various academic and administrative levels. She has chaired sessions at international and national seminars. As the Head of the department of English Nizam College during 2016-18, she had initiated academic courses at UG and PG level. Besides writing and publishing critical essays on English literature, she also writes and published Telugu fiction and poetry and English poetry.

    not availableMr. A. Srinivas MA.,PGCTE.,PGDTE(CIEFL).,CSS.,(Ph.D in ELT-OU).,
    Assistant Professor (Contract)
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    He has been working as an Assistant Professor (C) in the Department of English since December 2000. He is a Coordinator for Equal Opportunities Cell since October 2013 and coordinates coaching classes for the entry level services for SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) and Minorities as per the UGC guidelines. He arranges classesfor Group II services, VRO, VRA examinations, IBPS examinations .And for entrance examinations for Post Graduation courses in collaboration with ELTC. He has been facilitating in conducting Spoken English, Communication Skills for ELTC, Nizam College as a course coordinator for a decade. He has been a facilitator in ELT for general and foreign students (CCFS) at ELTCs of University College of Arts, OU, CELT, PG. College of Secunderabad, PG. College of Saifabad and University College for Women, OU, Koti. He is a subject expert (English) for TSAT Mana TV channel (a Govt. of Telangana channel-Vidya and Nipuna), gave many live- phone in sessions and recorded sessions for Gurukula teachers (TET and TRT). He is also a Resource person for All India Radio-phone in Interactive session for MA English program of IGNOU. He is a Mess Warden for UG and PG Hostels of Nizam College since 2015. He was a General Warden for UG and PG Hostels of Nizam College 2013, 2014. He was a Placement and Training Officer for Nizam College in 2015. He served as a Placement and Training Officer for PG College of Law, OU, Basheerbagh Hyderabad for a period of four years. He is a Resource Person on ELT and Soft skills for various institutions especially for Central Prisons of Cherlapally and Chenchalguda representing Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad. He is a Student counsellor for UG General English and ML, MA English, PGDELT courses of Dr B. R. Ambedkar Open University, PGRRCDE, and IGNOU for the past one decade. Conducting JAM sessions, Group Discussions, Debates, Elocution, Public speaking sessions, and Quiz at state level are his ‘forte’. His hobbies include ‘Calligraphy,’ ‘Water Colour Painting’ (he holds national award), Pencil Sketching, Philately and Numismatics etc.,

    not availableDr. D. Parameshwari, M.A. M. Phil. Ph. D.
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    Dr. D. Parameshwari has been rendering her services to the Dept. of English from the year 2007 till date. Her expertise is in the area of Film and Literature. She has thirteen years of teaching experience to her credit handling both U.G &P.G courses. Also handled classes for Spoken English (House Wives, Health care Professionals) She worked for Baavita pvt ltd as a proof reader. She has also been a content writer for a Course designed for medical students for a private organization. She had been an English Trainer for Axis Pvt Ltd. Her expertise is also in dealing with Law Course, MBA & MCA Soft Skills, Healthcare Course as a teacher. She has a few International and National Papers published in various Journals.

    not availableMs. Padma Patwari. M.A. (English), PGDTE
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    Padma Patwari is a committed and hard working professional with zeal for teaching. She has a post graduate degree in English from Nizam College, Osmania University and PGDTE from EFLU (then CIEFL). She has cleared APSET in the year 2013.

    not availableDr. K. Kiran, MA. B.Ed., Ph. D
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    He has been working an Assistant Professor (C), Department of English, Nizam College since 2012. He worked as an Assistant Professor in various Engineering Colleges form 2006 to 2012. Worked as a Language Trainer in Equal Opportunity Cell at Arts College, from the Osmania University from 7th January to 25th February 2013. Worked as a Language Trainer in Sundarya Vignan Kendram, Hyderabad from 6th May to 19th June 2013. Worked as a Soft skills Trainer in Sundarya Vignan Kendram, Hyderabad from 10th July to 28th August 2013. He got qualified in State Eligibility Test for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States (SET-TS & AP-2014). Currently he is one of the NSS program officer at Nizam College.

    not availableDr. Jeevan Paladugu
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    Dr. Jeevan Paladugu, has been working as an Assistant Professor (PT) in the department of English at Nizam College, Osmania University. He has 12 years of teaching experience and 7 years of research experience so far.
    He has published 12 research articles in the prestigious National and International journals and presented 15 research papers in various National and International conferences.

    not availableB. Shirley Grace,M.A. (M.Phil)
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    "Shirley Grace B. has joined Nizam College in 2021 on transfer from UCW,Koti as an Assistant Professor (c), in the Department of English. She has been a part of the Osmania University since 12 years and going on, teaching General English and Modern Language ( English Literature) for the Undergraduate students and Literature for the Post Graduate students. She has completed her Masters in English Literature and has submitted her M.Phil Pre- Submission paper on ' Representation of the Other' in Joseph Conrad's selected works. Her specialization is British Literature She has got 14 years of teaching experience taking Spoken English classes for college students and House Wives; Communicative Skills for B. Pharma students for a Semester at Reddy College; Communicative Language for TV9 Fresh Journalist recruits."

    not availableDr Parimala Kulkarni,MA NET Ph D
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    "Dr. Parimala Kulkarni is Associate Professor in the department of English in Osmania University, and is at present posted at Nizam College, Basheerbagh. She completed her Masters from the University of Hyderabad and obtained her Ph. D. from Osmania University. In the last 30 years, she has taught English (language as well as literature) to students of intermediate, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervising doctoral candidates.. She has conducted Research Methodology Workshops and has been a Resource person in Orientation and Faculty Development programmes for teachers of English. Besides delivering guest lectures, she is a regular resource person in the training programmes for judicial officers at the Telangana State Judicial Academy, technical scientists at the Research Centre Imarat under the Ministry of Defence, and college and university teachers at the UGC-HRDC, OU. She has coordinated a UGC-HRDC Refresher Course in Humanities. Besides published papers in books and research journals, she has co-edited journals and a book on Contemporary British Literature. Her area of specialization is Women’s Writing. Her research interests include English Language Pedagogy, Indian Writing and Cultural Studies. From 2015-2017, she was on a UGC Research Award, a two year postdoctoral research fellowship, working on a project titled - Theorizing Singlehood: Images of Single Women in Indian Fiction. She was Head of the department and Vice Principal, University Postgraduate College, Osmania University Secunderabad. "

    not availableSaraswathy R H,M.A., PGDES, M.Phil
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    Saraswathy is passionate about teaching. Her literary pursuits include editing 14 books for various publications. She has also translated from telugu to english a collection of short stories and a novel, which received rare reviews from reputed english dailies from Hyderabad. She has lectured extensively at AP Judicial Academy (APJA), Hyderabad.

    not availableDr M Vandana Roshni,MA,Ph D
    Assistant Professor
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    Dr M Vandana Roshni,M.A (ENG) B.ED (ENGLISH) Ph.D (English Literature),From English and Foreign Langauge University Hyderabad

    not availableD Sudarshan
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    I would like to share few things about my self, I have been in teaching more than a decade. I have teaching experience from various educational institutions in all levels of teaching, UG and PG level. Currently I'm working in Nizam college in the Department of English. And also doing my duties as NSS officer for unit-II. I'm much interested in academic realated programs.