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  • Faculty

    Name Designation Research Interests Phone*  (Prefix : +91-1596-25-)
    E-mail
    @pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in
    Web Page
    Dr. Devika Sangwan
    Head of the Department 
    Associate Professor  
    Feminism, Cinema, Language & Literature, Communication 
    5625   devika Personal Website
    Dr. Anil Rai Assistant Professor Appreciation of Music, Logic & Science of Music, Music and Spirituality 5604  anilrai Personal Website
    Dr. Sangeeta Sharma Associate Professor
    Advertising, Communication, ELT, Media Studies 
    5609   sang Personal Website
    Dr. Pushp Lata Associate Professor
    Business Communication, ELT, Soft Skills, Computer Mediated Communication, Film Studies 
    5612   plat Personal Website
    Dr. Kumar Neeraj Sachdev Associate Professor
    Normative  Ethics, Ethical Issues in Professions, Indian Philosophy 
    5390   kns Personal Website
    Dr. Sushila Shekhawat Associate Professor
    Film Studies, Feminism, Film & Fiction, Indian
    Writing in English, Media Studies
    5631   sula Personal Website
    Dr. Virendra Singh Nirban Associate Professor Educational Informatics, Governance Informatics,  Technology Adoption Behavior, Discourse Analysis of Computer-Mediated Communication, Cultural Studies 5380  nirban Personal Website
    Dr. S K Choudhary Associate Professor
    Phonetics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, ELT 
    5265  chskumar Personal Website
    Dr. G.S Chauhan
    Associate Professor
    Business and Advertizing Communication Applied Linguistics, Media Studies
    5626  gsc Personal Website
    Dr. Harikrishnan Gopinadhan Nair Assistant Professor History of Early Modern Hispanic-America, History of Political Thought, History of Universities, Gandhi Studies 5703   harinair Personal Website
    Dr. Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya Assistant Professor
    Postcolonial Literature and Culture, Indian Writing in English, Cultural and Literary Theories
    5876   kumar.bhattacharya Personal Website
    Dr. Tanu Shukla Assistant Professor
    Education, Applied Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Health Communication and Behavior, Leadership Studies
    5879  tanus Personal Website
    Dr. Rajneesh Choubisa Assistant Professor
    Positive Psychology, Online Behavioural Sciences, Work (I/O) Psychology (OB/HR), Health Psychology, Interventions Research, Psychometrics, Social Determinants
    5877   rajneesh.choubisa Personal Website 
    Dr. Mrs. Anupam Yadav Assistant Professor Western & Continental Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Science and Social Science 5726  anupam.yadav Personal Website
    Dr. Sunita Raina Assistant Professor
    Sociology, Social Studies of Science and Technology [STS], Development Studies, Globalization Studies
    5864 sunita.raina Personal Website
    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama Assistant Professor Development Studies, Political Science, Environment Studies, Gender and Empowerment
    5700  sailajan Personal Website
    Dr. Madhurima Das Assistant Professor
     Gender Studies,Sociology of Mothering and Family, Labour Market, Globalization and Qualitative Research
    5731  madhurima.das Personal Website
    Dr. Muhammed Afzal P Assistant Professor
    Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory, Marxism, Language Politics
    5760
     muhammed.p Personal Website
    Dr. Chintalapalli Vijayakumar Assistant Professor
    English (English Language Teaching)
    5845  c.vijayakumar Personal Website
    Dr. Veena Ramchandran Assistant Professor
    Political Theory, Political Sociology, International Relations Theory, China Studies
    5768 veena.r Personal Website
    Dr. Paul Mathew Assistant Professor
    Literature & Film; Popular Culture; Youth subcultures (graffiti, street art); Social Reproduction Theory
    5650 paul.mathew Personal Website
    Dr. Prateek Assistant Professor
    Theatre Studies, Ecocriticism, Gender Studies, Gothic, Digital Humanities, Film Studies, and World Literature
    5579 prateek Personal Website
    * For External Dialing, Prefix : +91-1596-25-

  • Research Scholar

    PhD Research Scholars

     

    Full Time (Institute Fellowship)

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Area of Research

    Funding

    1.

    Aswathy Chandragiri

    2020PHXP0036P

    p20200036@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Madhurima Das

    Borders, Migration, Masculinities and Nation State

    Institute Fellowship

    2.

    Merylin Das

    2020PHXP0033P

    p20200033@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Hari Nair

    History

    Institute Fellowship

    3.

    Vishal Kumar

    2020PHXP0030P

    p20200030@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Sanjiv Kumar Choudhary

    Science Education

    Institute Fellowship

    4.

    Supriya

    2019PHXF0450P

    p20190450@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sunita Raina

    Science and Technology in Society (STS)

    Institute Fellowship

    5.

    Ruchika Sharma

    2019PHXF0426P

    p20190426@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama

    Development Studies

    Institute Fellowship

    6.

    Virosh Singh Baghel

    2019PHXP0066P

    p20190066@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Anupam Yadav

    Existential Philosophy

    Institute Fellowship

    7.

    Abhijith Venugopal

    2019PHXP0035P

    p20190035@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Devika

    Transversal Competencies in Engineering Education

    Institute Fellowship

    8.

    Nikhil. R

    2019PHXP0033P

    p20190033@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr.  Muhammed Afzal P

    Literary and Cultural Studies

    Institute Fellowship

    9.

    Punita Raj

    2018PHXP0428P

    p20180428@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Devika

    Competencies in Selected War Adaptations

    Institute Fellowship

    10.

    Geoffrey Fernandez

    2018PHXP0425P

    p20180425@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr.K.S.Bhattacharya

    Video Games and Literature

    Institute Fellowship

    11.

    V Mounika Prashanthi

    2018PHXP0019P

    p20180019@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Tanu Shukla

    Education and Accountability

    Institute Fellowship

    12.

    Mayuresh Vijay Bhise

    2017PHXP0418P

    p20170418@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama

    Development Studies

    Institute Fellowship

    13.

    Nayan Jyoti Nath

    2017PHXP0401P

    p20170401@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Sangeeta Sharma

    Media and Healthcare

    Institute Fellowship

    14.

    Shrija Srinivasan

    2016PHXP411P

    p2016411@ pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Sushila Shekhawat

     

    Literature Studies

    Institute Fellowship

    15.

    Divya Dosaya

    2016PHXP410P

    p2016410@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Tanu Shukla

    Education and Psychology

    Institute Fellowship

    16.

    Shivangi Priya

    2014PHXP007P

    p2014007@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Pushp Lata

    Sociolinguistics- Language Maintenance and Shift

    Institute Fellowship

     Full Time (JRF)

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Area of Research

    Funding

    1.

    Anjali Punia

    2020PHXP0037P

    p20200037@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama

    Development Communication

    JRF

    2.

    Sakshi Yadav

    2020PHXP0035P

    p20200035@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sushila Shekhawat

     

    Film Studies 

    JRF

    3.

    Rajitha M

    2020PHXP0032P

    p20200032@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in 

    Prof. Devika

    Indigenous/Minority Language Films and their Role in Language Revitalization

    JRF

    4.

    Deepak Kaswan

    2020PHXP0031P

    p20200031@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Hari Nair

    Politics

    JRF

    5.

    Amit Kumar

    2020PHXP0029P

    p20200029@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Veena Ramchandra

    China and International Relations

    JRF

    6.

    Yeola Kalyani Rajendra

    2019PHXP0429P

    p20190429@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Veena Ramchandran

    Political Science, Tibetan Refugees in India

    JRF

    7.

    Aayushi Malhotra

    2017PHPX0042P

    p20170042@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama

    Development Studies

    JRF

    Full Time (Project)

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Area of Research

    Funding

    1.

    Deepanjana Chakraborty

    2019PHXP0416P

    p20190416@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.

    Dr. Tanu Shukla

    Education and Learning Outcomes

    Project

     Full Time (Self-Sponsored)

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Area of Research

    Funding

    1.

    Deepanky Gupta

    2020PHXP0034P

    p20200034@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Virender Singh Nirban

    Informatics and Education

    Self-Sponsored

     Part Time

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Area of Research

    1.

    Pankaj Bharti

    2020PHXP0114P

    p20200114@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Sushila Shekhawat

    Science Fiction Studies 

    2.

    Karthik Ramesh

    2020PHXP0113P

    p20200113@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in 

    Dr. Anupam Yadav

    Indian Philosophy and Culture

    3.

    Anjali Massey

    2020PHXP0112P

    p20200112@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Rajneesh Choubisa

     

    Organizational Communication

    4.

    Neetika Mahajan

    2020PHXP0111P

    p20200111@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in 

    Dr. Sailaja Nandigama

    Development Studies

    5.

    Chetna Gupta

    2019PHXP0504P

    p20190504@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Kumar Neeraj Sachdev

    Applied Ethics

    6.

    Jayant Sarkar

    2019PHXP0103P

    P20190103@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Dr. Anil Rai

    Appreciation of Music

    Musicology

    Music and Spirituality

    7.

    Umesh Mishra

    2018PHXP0107P

    P20180107@pilani.bits-pilsni.ac.in

    Prof. V.S Nirban

    Technology Usage and Acceptance in Public Services

    8.

    Kanupriya Arya

    2016PHXP504P

    p2016504@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Devika

    Literature Studies

    9.

    Abhay SD Rajput

    2016PHXP102P

    P2016102@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

    Prof. Sangeeta Sharma

    Science Communication

    10.

    Deepak Kumar

    2013PHXP508P

    deepak.kumar@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in 

    Prof. Pushp Lata

    English Language Teaching

     Graduated

    S.No.

    Name, ID no. and email of the Scholar

     

    Name of the Supervisor

    Title of the Thesis

    Year of Thesis Defense

    1.

    Namita Ruparel

    2017PHXP0005P

    Dr. Rajneesh Choubisa

    Re(Thinking) Positive Workplace/s: A Multisectoral Cross-sectional Investigation

    2020

    2.

    Seema Sinha

    2015PHXF0101P

    Dr. K.S. Bhattacharya

    Celebrating the Marginals : Reading the Selective Others in the Mahabharata

    2020

    3.

    Shubha Dubey

    2013PHXF0012P

    Dr. Rajneesh Choubisa

    Role of Psychological Capital in Relation with Employees' Perceptions of Organizational Virtuousness of Employee Performance

    2020

    4.

    Priyanka Kumari

    2013PHXF0432P

    Prof. Virendra Singh Nirban

    Intercultural Communication Competence at Workplace : An Investigation of Employers’ Requirements and Employees’ Perception in Indian Information Technology Sector

    2019

    5.

    Vidhi Agarwal

    2013PHXF431P

    Dr. Hari Nair

    Fostering Dialogical Governance : The Role of the Jan Sunwai in the People’s Movement towards Transparency (Rajasthan, circa 1993-2012)

    2020

    6.

    Dolly Seehra

    2012PHXF0421P

    Prof. Geetha B

    Tracking Narrative Patterns and Film Elements within the Selected Short Fictional of Mira Nair : An Empirical Study

    2019

    7.

    Swarupa Deb

    2012PHXF0407P

    Dr. Hari Nair

    Contesting the Gender Binary : A Study on the Changing Status of Transgender Communities in Tamilnadu, Karnatka, West Bengal and Tripura (circa 1990 and 2016)

    2018

    8.

    Mohit Sharma

    2012PHXF003P

    Dr. Umesh Dhyani &

    Prof. Kumar Neeraj Sachdev

    Understanding Managerial Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in a Public Sector Undertaking : An Empirical Study

    2017

    9.

    Neerja Vyas

    2012PHXF002P

    Prof. Sushila Shekhawat

    Narrative Forms of Selected Hindi Biopics : An Empirical Study of Style and Structure

    2017

    10.

    Chasul

    2012PHXF0001P

    Prof. Virendra Singh Nirban

    Internet Based Technology Acceptance among Students of Communication Skills Courses in Technical Higher Education

    2018

    11.

    Rajni Singh

    2011PHXF406P

    Prof. Sanjiv Kumar Choudhary

    An Empirical Study on the Predictive Role of Socio-demographic and Socio-psychological Factors on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Learning ESL

    2017

    12.

    Piyush Gupta

    2011PHXP046P

    Prof. Devika

    Dhananjaya’s Dasarupa : The Analysis of Plot, Character and Rasa in Shakespearean Hindi Film Adaptation (Omkara, Maqbool and Angoor)

    2016

    13.

    Suman Luhach

    2011PHXF032P

    Prof. Pushp Lata

    Scaffolding Writing Skills for Indian College Students through Collaborative Learning Tasks Using Online Forums

    2015

    14.

    Arun Kumar Poonia

    2011PHXF031P

    Prof. Gajendra Singh Chauhan

    Communication Strategies for Promoting Tourism : Discursive Analysis of Television Campaign Khushboo Gujrat Ki

    2016

    15.

    Geetika Shree

    2010PHXF417

    Prof. Kumar Neeraj Sachdev

    An Empirical Study of Effects of Online Social Networking  on  Wellbeing of Indian Users

    2016

    16.

    Madhushmita Das

    2009PHXF403P

     

    Prof. Sangeeta Sharma

    Portrayal of Women in Indian Television Advertisements : An Exploratory Study

    2016

    17.

    Poonam Vyas

    2007PHXF001

    Prof. Sangeeta Sharma

    A Comparative Study of Traditional & Multimedia Supported Techniques for Imparting Communication Skills at the Tertiary Level

    2014

    18.

    Ruchika Sharma

    2006PHXF406P

    Prof. Sangeeta Sharma

    Linguistic Deviations in Advertising Messages of Chocolates and Beverages: Its Impact Measurement on the Psychology of Children in India

    2016

     

               

     

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