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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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    Dr. Melissa Helen, an alumni ofCentral University of Hyderabad (M.A. 1989), and Osmania University ( Ph. D. 2006), and EFLU ( PGDTE1990) joined the Department of English, Osmania University in 2013. Her long and illustrious career that started in 1990 includes working in several prestigious institutions such as CBIT, HCU and GITAM University. She was also a guest faculty for the IIT-Hyderabad in the year of its inception.

    Teaching for more than 25 years, helped her gain expertise in ELT, Literature and Soft Skills. Serving in various capacities in a number of committees, Board of Studies enabled her 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 her areas of research interest. She is currently doing 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, she has 18 publications( sole-authorship) in several journals and books. Being active on the circuit of Conferences, she has presented papers in 19 International Conferences, and 12 National Conferences.

    She is a content writer and producer for both the print and the electronic media. In addition to the contribution to the UG textbooks at Osmania University, she has contributed to UGC epgpathsala and UGC BA Honors, BRAOU modules and other materials in Osmania University CDE, and General English textbooks.

    She is also an external faculty examiner both in setting paper, evaluation as well as for PG and Ph. D. adjudicator for EFLU, ANU and other Universities and a certified British Council BEC trainer.

    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 sessionsin 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 evaluatorfor competitive tests like TOEFL and a proved trainerfor CAT, IELTS, BEC, etc. Her vast exposure to the corporate world helped her to instil 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. (Ph. D.)
    Assistant Professor(Contract)
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    A dedicated, committed and hard working teacher. Resourceful and innovative with zeal for teaching students and learning and evolving from the teaching-learning experience. Has over nine years of teaching experience at both Under-graduate and Post-graduate level. Completed Post-graduation in English from Nizam College in 1998. Qualified APSET in November 2013. Enjoys teaching students and looks forward to make a positive impact on them incorporating the spirit of fairness, tolerance and ability to look at diverse perspective about the world we live in. Translates Stories from Marathi and Hindi to English. She has published two papers and is currently working on her Ph. D ( Part-time). on ‘Representations of South Asian Diaspora: A Study of Select Novels and Films’

    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.