Invited Talks, Lectures, Jury

Invited Speaker at SKIT University to teach a module on English and Communication Skills at the Tequip Sponsored National Workshop for students organized by the Rajasthan Technical University, from 20-22 March 2018.

Invited Speaker for the United States-based Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), and the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts, Dhaka, at the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice and Literature on 07-08 August, 2015.

Invited Speaker for the Fulbright Orientation conducted by the United States Educational Foundation for the year 2010-2011.

Invited speaker for the ACCESS foundation program for educational institutions, an American Embassy venture, in July 2011.

Core Member of Jury for the Institute Blues committee at IIT Jodhpur 2013.

Member for the Intra, Inter – IIT festival Varchas and Ignus respectively at IIT Jodhpur 2012-2013.

Member of Jury for SOCH – a state wide essay writing competition conducted on behalf of Parivartan at IIT Jodhpur 2013.

Member of the Jury for “Short and Sweet”, the Chennai Theater Festival organized by the Prakriti Foundation and The Hindu group of papers. 2010.

Resource person for a children’s film workshop organized by Satyam Cinemas in the year July 2007.

Resource person for a two week intensive visual communication program, organized by  the Department of Visual Communication, Loyola College April – May 2003.

Short term courses, Workshops, Seminars

Was awarded the GIAN grant to conduct a workshop with Professor Scott Slovic from the University of Idaho, Moscow, USA IN 2016. The program is deferred to the next year.

One of the three conveners of the Faculty Development Program organized for faculty members at IIT Jodhpur, December 2014.

Co-Convener of  the three day International workshop on Art, Culture and Heritage “Synthesizing Creative Spaces – From the Aesthetic to the Scientific” in December 2012 at IIT Jodhpur.

Coordinator of the Orientation program at IIT Jodhpur and organizer of the Popular Lecture series in June 2012.

Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Quantum Biology workshop at IIT Jodhpur, January 2013.

Member of the Organizing Committee for the Taj Conclave IIT Jodhpur workshop on Entrepreneurship – Low Cost Solutions on January 2013.

Worked as the student coordinator for the International Conference on Globalization at IIT Madras, held in the year 2006.

Co-coordinator of the committee for the UGC NAAC visit in Ethiraj College 2005.

The coordinator of the Placement Cell of the College organized a Fulbright orientation workshop with the USIEF for faculty and students at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai in the year 2005.

Coordinator of the College Placement cell was one of the organizers (from a team of three) for a two day career fair (for students) named “Bhavishya” for two consecutive years (2004, 2005).

Organized a one day workshop by (Katha – A translation workshop) for faculty members in April 1995 at the Ethiraj College for Women.

Film Scripts

As a freelance script writer the candidate has scripted three documentaries and several corporate films.

A film commissioned by the NFDC of India called Oru Izhaiyin Payanam – ‘The journey of a thread’- on handlooms produced in 2008 for the Department of Handlooms, Government of India.

The second documentary on the life of the great Indian and International educationist Kuruvila Jacob was screened for the Kuruvila Jacob centenary celebrations held in August 2005.

The documentary on Vijay Amritraj, the United Nations Ambassador for Peace was screened for an international audience in America in the year 2000.

News Articles:

Contributor to the New Indian Express school edition – The Express Group of Papers.  


Translation of a poem by Shiv.K.Kumar from English to Tamil in a vernacular literary journal called Kanaiyazhi. (2001)

  Other Academic Positions :

Student editor of the Indian Journal of Ecocriticism (IJE), a refereed international annual journal of ecocriticism for three issues. (2008-2011)

Copy editor for the TrumpeterAn International Journal on Ecosophy, Athabasca Press, Canada. (2006-2008)

Ad-hoc Reviewer for the The Trumpeter- An International Journal on Ecosophy, Athabasca Press, Canada.

Member, Editorial Board of the journal Restoration Earth: An Interdisciplinary Study of Nature and Civilization, Canada.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department and has conducted two Selection Committees for faculty recruitment at IIT Jodhpur.  2014-present

Senate Member of IIT Jodhpur. 2013 – Present

Chairperson for the Distinguished Lecture Series in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.  2014- Present

Chairperson of the Extra-Mural Lecture Committee at IIT Jodhpur. 2014-2015.

Editorial member for the News Letter of IIT Jodhpur.2013- Present.

Member of the core committee for the MHRD visit at IIT Jodhpur .2013.

Coordinator for the student activities for the MHRD team visit at IIT Jodhpur 2013.

Member of the core committee for the Convocation of IIT Jodhpur 2013.

Co-coordinator of the Orientation Program organized in June 2012 at IIT Jodhpur.

Officer in-charge of Foreign Students Affairs at IIT Jodhpur.2012.

Member of the Institute Annual Report Committee at IIT Jodhpur.2012

Core member of the Institute Governance Structure Committee at IIT Jodhpur.
Co-coordinator of the Student Counseling services at IIT Jodhpur.2102’

Coordinator of the Placement Cell in The Ethiraj College for Women for over a period of five years from 2000-2005.

Coordinator of the English Literary and Dramatics club in The Ethiraj College for Women from 1995- 2000.

Member of the presentation committee for the NAAC evaluation at the Ethiraj College for Women. 2005.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Ethiraj College Magazine for the year 2005.

Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Fench

Professional Memberships:

American Society for Literature and Environment (ASLE)

United State Educational Federation of India (USEFI)

The Fulbright Fellows Association of India.

The Rachel Carson Fellows Association, Munich, Germany.