Dr. Pushp Lata

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Film Studies, ELT, Computer Mediated Communication, Business Communication, Soft Skills
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.
Dr. Pushp Lata has been associated with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani since 1994. She did her P.G.D.T.E. from CIEFL, Hyderabad and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan. 
She did her Ph. D. on A Critical Evaluation of English Language Teaching Materials Provided to the First Year Degree Students: A Case Study of Kota Open University awarded in 1992. 
In her academic career spanning over 26 years she has held various teaching and administrative positions at BITS, Pilani. 
Prof. Lata always opts for an interactive teaching style that encourages participants’ involvement and enthusiasm. She loves meeting young minds and is always inspired with their passion and energy they exhibit at whatever they do. She develops syllabi for new courses, and teaching models and strategies to facilitate need -based learning. She is an avid researcher and has been working in the fields of English Language Teaching, Computer Mediated Language Learning and Teaching, Syllabus Designing and Designing Teaching Materials for both Classroom and beyond Classroom teaching.
She is an accomplished academic and has completed one UGC Major Research Project. As regard to guiding Ph.D, one of her students has been awarded and other two scholars are pursuing their research under her guidance.  She has acted as the Head, Department of Languages at BITS, Pilani from August 2010 to September 2012. She has delivered talks and lectures at several workshops on Effective Communication, Managerial Communication, Soft Skills, Group Discussions, and Job Interviews. She organized an International Conference on Interfacing Language, Culture and Technology on 8-9 October 2012. She has acted as subject Expert on various selection committees. She has been the editor of BITSCAN, a semester magazine from 2008 to 2014. She has got 48 research papers and articles published in various anthologies and national and international journals. She has attended various national and international conferences and workshops. 
Prof. Lata has authored 15 books. Some of the titles are Communication Skills and English Language and Communication Skills published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi, Communicate or Collapse, Communicate to Conquer published by PHI, Soft Skills: Cornerstone for Professional Success, Interfacing ELT with Culture and Technology and Integrating Web 2.0 Technology and Culture in ELT by Jain Brothers, Delhi.