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Research Interests

  • English Language Teaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Soft Skills
  • Cross Cultural Skills
  • Communication 
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Indian Writings in English 

Research Scholars

Ms. Suman Luhach
Topic: Scaffolding Writing Skills of College Students through Collaborative Learning Tasks on Online Forums
Completed &Awarded: Sep., 2016
 
Mr. Deepak Kumar    
Topic: Developing a Framework for Designing English Language Teaching Syllabus    for Secondary Classes with  Multimodal     Approach
Likely to submitted: Dec. 2020
 
Shivangi Priya
Topic: Language Policy and Linguistic Culture in India: A Case Study of the Maithili Language
Likely to submitted: May. 2020
Shivangi Priya Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in the University of Utah from       August    2016 to May 2017. Apart from that, she has taken two courses namely Writing for Publication and Ethnographic Research Methods. 

Books Reviewed

  • Reviewed a book entitled “ CLT: The Changing Face of ELT” edited by Dr. Sanjay Arora, Under the GOI Financial Scheme, by EFLU, Lucknow campus. 2014

Research Papers in Peer Reviewed International Journals

  • Lata, Pushp, Capacity Building through Cross Cultural Skills among Engineering Graduates of India: A Case Study of CCS Course at BITS Pilani, accepted for publication within a scopus-listed proceedings book (publishing group: Springer Nature), 3rd Indo-German conference on Sustainability in Engineering: Enhancing Future Skills and Entrepreneurship, during 16-17 September 2019, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus 
  • Lata, Pushp and Shivangi Priya. Enhancing Employability Prospects of College Students from Rural Background: A Case Study, Literary Voice, A Peer-Reviewed, Internationally, Literary Voice, Vol. 9 issue no1, 2018, pp.103- 109. A Peer-Reviewed, Internationally Indexed Journal. Indexed with Thomson Reuter, Web of Science, ESJI, EZOR, Cite Factor and COSMOS. (ISSN 2277-4521) URL: http://www.literaryvoice.in/
  • Pushp Lata and Suman Luhach, Digital Training for Language Teachers: An Exploration into Online Writing Tutorials, Conference Proceedings of ISERD International Conference (indexed in Scopus) Oslo, Norway, 3rd-4th October 2018, pp. 1-5
  • Lata, Pushp, Kaushik Ramesh Iyengar and Smiti Yadav. Intercultural Competence Of Indian Engineering Students: An Assessment And Need For Development Training. Conference Proceedings of ISERD International Conference (indexed in Scopus),  Oslo, Norway, 3rd-4th October 2018, pp. 6-10
  • Lata, Pushp and Suman Luhach, Redefining Pedagogy Using Technical Scaffolding for Teaching Advanced ESL Learners, Conference Proceedings ed (Peer- reviewed), Pixel. 9th Edition International Conference ICT for Language Learning, Florence, Italy 17-18 November 2016. pp 191-195. published by Libreria Universitaria with ISBN 978-88-6292-806-9. indexed in Google Scholar and also indexed in SCOPUS, ADEMIA.EDU. 
  • Lata, Pushp Sanjay Kumar and Sonal Bhagat, Tracing Variegated Streaks of Feminism in the French Lieutenant’s Woman through Pinteresque Jigsaw, Volume 18, Issue 1. Empowering Future Generations of Women and Girls: Empowering Humanity: The Journal of International Women’s Studies, an on-line, open-access, peer reviewed feminist journal Select Proceedings from the Second World Conference on Women’s Studies (Peer- reviewed), Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 2016. Pp293-306. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol18/iss1/18. The JIWS is currently indexed with the Library of Congress, the MLA International Bibliography, The International Bibliography of Social Sciences, EBSCO, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, Ulrich’s Periodicals, the Gale Group, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), SCOPUS, and ProQuest Bibliographical References.
  • Jain, Amit, Pushp Lata and Amita Raj Goyal , Socio-cultural impact of film celebrities on teenagers: an empirical study, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (Peer- reviewed), Vol. 11, No. 3, 2015, pp 308-22. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
  • Lata, Pushp, Umesh Dhyani and Suman Luhach, Inculcating Critical Thinking among Engineering Graduates through Public Speaking Course. Peer- reviewed International Association of Research in Foreign Language Education and Applied Linguistics ELT Research Journal 2013, 2(4), 156-166. ISSN: 2146-9814.pp 156-166  Available online at: http://www. ulead.org.tr/journal
  • Lata, Pushp, Transformation in Learning through Web 2.0 Interactive Instructional Materials for Enhancing Employability of College Students: A Need Analysis Approach, JSTF:JLSS(Journal of Law and Social Sciences. Vol 2.No.2. 2013. online (Peer- reviewed) journal
    http://dl4.globalstf.org/?wpsc-product=transformation-in-learning-through-web-2-0-interactive-instructional-materials-for-enhancing-employability-of-college-students-a-need-analysis-approach#more-6214
  • Lata, Pushp and Devika, Fostering Value - Based Education through Humanities Courses among Engineering Graduate.. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Pertanika Journals, Peer reviewed. JSSH Vol. 21 (3) Sept. 2013, ISSN: 0128-7702 @ Universiti Putra Malasia Press. 329-340
  • Lata, Pushp and Suman Luhach, Online collaborative language learning: opportunities and challenges, published in International Conference Proceedings on Empowering English Language Classroom organized by MNIT, Jaipur 8-9 2013, New Delhi : Excellent Publishing House, 2013, pp 105-117
  • Lata, Pushp Sanjay Kumar, Akash Dey and Onidrilla. Revisiting R.K. Narayan’s Guide on Silver Screen Language, Literature and Linguistics: 3L The South Asian Journal, Vol 18(1) 2012 the March issue  http://www.ukm.my/ppbl/3L/3LCurrentIssues.html

    3L is a Peer- reviewed and indexed in Scopus, Linguist List, Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System (MyAis), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Ulrichs Web Serials Directory, EBSCO Host, Open J-Gate, MLA International Bibliography, MLA Directory of Periodicals and Language, Siri Malaysia and Linguistics Behaviour Abstracts (LLBA).

  • Vats, Shreyas and Pushp Lata, The Role of Gender in Interpreting Subtleties of Facial Expressions, Journal of Arts and Culture, a BioInfo Journal (Peer- reviewed),  ISSN: 0976–9862 & E-ISSN: 0976–9870, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.-87-91, 2012.Impact value 4.69
  • Lata, Pushp, Articulating Protest against mass hysteria and senseless violence train to Pakistan and a debt to pay, Literary Voice, Vol. 1 issue 2, 2012, A Bi-Annual Peer-Reviewed International Journal pp20-32. ISSN 2277-4521. URL: http://www.literaryvoice.in/
  • Lata, Pushp and Abhishek Sayal, An Exploratory Investigation on Effective Risk Handling Attitudes of Top Business Leaders in Relation to Their Approaches Towards Innovation, co-authored and published in International Journal Of Research In Computer Application & Management, A  Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International E-Journal - Included In The International Serial Directories, Volume No. 1 (2011) , ISSUE NO. 9 (NOVEMBER) ISSN 2231-1009  www.ijrcm.org.in 
  • Lata, Pushp, Streak of Alienated Identification in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Works, Atlantic Literary Review, Vol.11 No.1 (January-March 2010), Peer-Reviewed International Journal New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2010 pp 81-88.

Research Papers in Peer Reviewed National Journals

  • Lata, Pushp, Creating a User- Generated Learning Environment through Flipping Classroom: An Experiential Pedagogy, Published in The Journal of English Language Teaching (India), Vol. LX, Number 3, May-June, 2018, pp. 44-47. ISSN 0973-5208
  • Luhach, Suman and Pushp Lata,  Devising a Paragogical Framework for Integrating Online Writing Tutorials at BITS Pilani , Focus on English Language Teaching (FELT) Peer- reviewed UGC Approved Journal, Vol 33, No.1-2, 2017, ISSN 0976-1306
  • Gupta, Piyush and Pushp Lata, Embedding Collaborative Teaching in an ESP Course: A Case Study Published in The Journal of English Language Teaching(India), Vol. 50, Number 1, Jan-May, 2012, pp. 1-6
  • Lata, Pushp and Sanjay Kumar Technology Enabled Teaching of Professional Communication Courses: Problems and Perspectives Published in The Journal of English Language Teaching(India), Vol. XLIX, Number 3, May-June, 2010, pp. 29-34.
  • Lata, Pushp, Public speaking course for university students, New Delhi: University News Vol.47. No.8 Feb23-March 01, 2009, pp18-19
  • Lata, Pushp, Public Speaking: An Empowerment Tool for Managers and Technocrats, A Bilingual Journal of Communication Today published by Jaipur: Department of Journalism , University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Vol. 10 No.3, July –September 2007 (13-21)

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, Deepak and Pushp Lata, Using Multimodal Tools for Teaching Multiliteracies in in Indian ELT Classrooms. Interdisciplinary, eds Virendra Singh Nirban et al. New Delhi: Bloomsbury.2019.  pp 98-106 ISBN 978-93-88630-94-8
  • Lata, Pushp, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Effective Teaching of Communication Skills, Innovation and Education, eds. J N Govil etal, New Delhi: Studium Press India. 2017 pp 71-85 ISBN 978-93-85046-04-9
  • Lata, Pushp, Concept Note on Creating a user-generated learning environment through Flipping Classroom: An Experiential Pedagogy at National Convention at Current Practices and Future of Classroom Teaching at Higher Education Level held on 30 September-1October 2016 at BITS, Pilani organized by Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences.Opportunities and Challenges in Classroom Teaching: A few Reflections, Vol.1 edt. Sanjeev Choudhary, etal. pp127-130, Jain Brothers, New Delh
  • Lata, Pushp and Suman Luhach, Integrating Web 2.0 Tools for Enhancing Collaborative Writing Skills: Challenges and Prospects in Interfacing ELT with Culture and Technology: New Direction for New Classroom, Eds. Pushp Lata etal, New Delhi: Jain Brothers, 2013, pp. 83-90.
  • Lata, Pushp and Rajni Singh, Enhancing the Learner Autonomy through Self Instructional Materials in Interfacing ELT with Culture and Technology: New Direction for New Classroom, Eds. Pushp Lata etal, New Delhi: Jain Brothers, 2013, pp. 83-90.
  • Kumar, Sanjay and Pushp Lata, Understanding the Impact of Advertising on Children and Redefining the Laws of Living in India. Published in Pester Power Effect of Advertising on Children, Eds. Sangeeta Sharma, J.P.Sharma and Raghuvir Singh, Jaipur: Centurion Institute of Professional Studies, 2009, pp.21-30.
  • Lata, Pushp, Postcolonial Displacement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake and Radhika Jha’s Smell, In Studies In Women Writers In English edited by Mohit K. Ray & Rama Kundu ISBN10 :8126912588 ISBN13 : 9788126912582 New Delhi : Atlantic Publishers, 2009
  • Lata, Pushp and Gunjan Soni, Soft Skills for Enhancing Visibility of the New Recruits, Soft skills: Cornerstone for Success, Ed: Meenakshi Raman et al, Conference Proceedings for International Conference on Softskills for Professional Success at BITS, Pilani, Sep 9-11, 2008, New Delhi: Jain Brothers, 2009 pp26-43
  • Lata, Pushp and Shweta Shree, Emotional Intelligence: A Must for Effective Leadership, Soft skills: Cornerstone for Success, Ed: Meenakshi Raman et al,   Conference Proceedings for International Conference on Softskills for Professional Success at BITS, Pilani, Sep 9-11, 2008, New Delhi: Jain Brothers, 2009pp283-289
  • Lata, Pushp, Enhancing Your Employability Skills Part I, Future Education Supplement of The Hitavada English Daily Maharashtra on February 10, 2009 p1
  • Lata, Pushp, Enhancing Your Employability Skills Part II, Future Education Supplement of The Hitavada English Daily Maharashtra on February 10 and February 17, 2009
  • Lata, Pushp, Pedagogical Implications of Using Multimedia Language Lab and Internet, Contemporary Interactions: Language and Literature edited by Sunita Agrawal, Jaipur: Book Enclave, 2008 pp 98-109
  • Lata, Pushp, Signaling Victory through Smile, The Souvenir Interface 2k8, Management Association BITS, Pilani pp4-5, 2008
  • Lata, Push,p Postcolonial Displacement in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake and Radhika Jha’s Smell, In Studies In Women Writers In English edited by Mohit K. Ray & Rama Kundu ISBN10 :8126912588 ISBN13 : 9788126912582 New Delhi : Atlantic Publishers, 2009
  • Lata, Pushp, Striving Ahead Against All Odds: Rural Women Entrepreneurs, Souvenir from Department of Journalism released on A Convention on PR in Business, Centre for Mass Communication, University of Rajasthan brought out in November, 2007, p 11-16
  • Lata, Pushp, Two Distance Teaching Modules on Tennyson and Mathew Arnold, For M. Phil students, Published by Vardhman Open University, Kota, Dec. 2007
  • Lata, Pushp, From Clarity to Chaos: A Complex Pattern of Journey in Manju Kapoor’s Difficult Daughters. Indian Writings in English, Ed: Binod Mishra and Sanjay Kumar, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2006 pp 198-204
  • Lata, Pushp, Treatment of Sin, Isolation and Purgation in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Critical Perspectives in American Literature ed by Dr. Meenakshi Raman Atlantic Pubs. New Delhi 2005 (pp 11-19)
  • Lata, Pushp , Modern Indo-Anglion Women Writing: Quest for Equality, Studies in Women Writers in English ed. by Mohit K. Ray and Rama Kundu, Atlantic Publishers 2005 (pp133-145)
  • Lata, Pushp, Effective Communication Skills, Management Development Program by Management Studies Group BITS, Feb. 2004.
  • Lata, Pushp, The Conceptual Validity of Learner-Centred Approach in Distance Education for ELT, ELT Anthology. Ed. Meenakshi Raman, New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers Dec.2004 pp.73-85
  • Lata, Pushp, Combating Nervousness, Interface, Feb 2004BITS, Pilani pp15-18
  • Lata, Pushp, Effective Communication Skills, in Management Development Programme Manual for Rajasthan Bank Employees, 2004 pp 28-31 
  • Lata, Pushp, A Protest against Patriarchal in Shobha De’s Works, The Fiction of Shobha De An Anthology Ed. Jayadipsinh Dodiya 2000 pp 62-69
  • Lata, Pushp, Detachment and Objectivity in R. K. Narayan’s Works, Indian Writings in English Vol. 7, An Anthology Ed. Manmohan K. Bhatnagar and M.Rajeshwar, 2000 pp 57-65
  • Lata, Pushp, A Comparative Study of Shobha De’s Sushila’s Screte and Balwant Gargi’s The Tiger Skin, Comparative English Literature, An Anthology Ed. Manmohan K. Bhatnagar, Atlantic Pubs. New Delhi 1999 pp 101- 106

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