Dr.K.Sandhya

Asst. Professor and HOD,

Reader in English, Maris Stella College (Autonomous)

Educational Qualifications

• Ph.D.-Acharya Nagarjuna University
• MA-University of Hyderabad,Hyderabad.
• PGDTE-CIEFL,Hyderabad

Teaching Experience

37 yrs(As Reader 15years) 1980-81-Hyderabad,Vivek Vardhini Kanya Shala, 1981-till date-Maris Stella College, Area of Specialization: American Literature, Topic of Research: A Structural Analysis of Hart Crane’s The Bridge Awarded Ph.D.-2002.

Areas of Interest:Comparative Literature,Contemporary Literature,Women’s Writings,English Language Teaching,Phonetics &Linguistics,Translations.

Research Recognised Supervisor for :Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU Regular/Part time,Center for Distance Education),Madurai Kamaraj University,University of Madras,JNTUH,Dravidian University.

Adjudicator for Ph.D.,M.Phil.English for other uiversities

S.No Name University Topic  Year of Award
1. Dr.Afsha Jamal ANU Strategies to Enhance VocabularyAmong Students Of Engineering &Technology in Andhra Pradesh-A Study 2014
2. Dr.P.Rama Dev ANU Communicative Language Teaching at  Secondary Level in the Government Schools in the Sultanate of Oman and in Andhra Pradesh State govt.Schools in India-A Comparative Study 2015
3. Kanchana Sundaram Dravidian Culture in Orhan Pamuk’s Select Novels:Istanbul,Snow and The Black Book Awarded
4.     Select Novels of Anita Desai,Shashi Deshpande,Manju Kapur and Anita Nair:A Comparative Study  

M.Phil. Awardees:

S.No Name University Topic Year of Award
1. N.Purnima ANU A Thematic Analysis of the Short Stories of Nisha Da Cunha 2016
2. N.V.Siva Kumari ANU Portrayal of Love and Desire in The Vine of Desire by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni-A Study 2014
3. B.Sarala Kumari ANU A Saga of South Kamrup by Indira Goswami:A Social Perspective 2009
4. T.Murali Krishna ANU Strategies to Promote Communication Skills in English in Rural Schools 2010
5. Afsha Jama ANU Techniques to Improve Communication Skills in Students of Colleges of Technology for Better Placement 2009
6. Kanchana Sundaram Univ.of Madras An In Depth Study of Nisha Da Cunha’s Short Stories 2008
7. B.Santhi Sree MKU Thematic and Stylistic Analysis of Ayoni and Woman Unbound 2011
8. T.Kezia Mary  ANU Evolving Simple Techniques for Elementary School English Educatio 2012
9. B.Vijaya Raju ANU The Kingdom  Teachings of Jesus Christ and  Tagore’s Gitanjali:A Comparative Study 2011
10. Afeera Khanam MKU A Thematic Analysis of Tehmina Durrani’s Blasphemy 2010
11. G.Sundari MKU A Thematic Analysis of Prasanna Sree’s Poetry 2010
12. N.Anupama MKU Thematic Analysis of Manju Kapur’s Novels:Difficulat Daughters and A Married Woman 2008
13. A.Ratna Malathi ANU Portrayal of the Girl Child in the Short Stories by Select Indian Women Writers 2010
14. P.Usha ANU Sister of my Heart   by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni:An Analytical Perspective 2010
15. P.Sree Mahalakshmi Devi  MKU Search for Inner Light in Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes; A Study  
16. A.Rama Devi ANU Pankaj Mishra’s The Romantics:An Analytical Study 2011

Pursuing for Ph.D. ANU- 7, JNTUH-2

Award: Andhra Pradesh State Best/Meritorious Teacher’s Award-2007

Consultancy:

A. BoS Member:
PB Siddhratha College,Vijayawada-2002-2004,
Montessori Mahila Kalasala,Vijayawada-2002-2007,
SV Vedic University,Tirupati-2010-2011,
JKC College ,Guntur-2011-2017,
ANU PG BoS -2006-2010,
Krishna University PG BoS-2016-

B.Resource Person for UGC Refresher Course
APSCHE Train the Trainer Program for English Faculty

C.Subject Expert for FIP Selection Committee

D. Panel Memeber for All India Radio ,Vijayawada  RJs and Comperes ,FM and AM

E. Jury for Indian Posts  Annual National Week Celebrations
Jury for TCS Annual  Essay Writing Contests,
Jury for other extra mural academic and cultural competitions,

F. Coordinator for Round Table Discussiions for National Women’s Parliament held at Pavitra Sangamam by Govt.of AP ,10-12 th February,2017.

G. Mana TV Live Telecaster for Programmes conducted by Collegiate Commission,Govt.of AP-2007-2011     Recorded programmes retelecast  every year till date

H. All India Radio Broadcaster-Around 50 talks/interviews etc.

Publications:

Single Author.
1. A Saga of South Kamrup:English Translation of the Assamese NovelUne Khowa Howda by by Indira Goswami:A Cursory Study JOELL.Vol.4.SI,2017 2349-9753.
2..Preface to William Blake in the Telugu book ‘William Blake Kavitwam’by LSRPrasad,Srujana Lokam,Warangal.2015.
3. ‘Chains by GBPrabhat: A Diasporic Dimension’in the International Peer Reviewed Journal JOELL,Vol.2.Issue.1.2015 ISSN 2349-9753
4. ‘Voices of Women in Select Works of ndian Women Writers in English-An Overview’in the Special Issue on New Directions in English Language &Literature,Indian Chronicle of English Literature,a Peer Reviewed &Refereed International Journal ISSN 2321-6828,2015
5.Salient Echoes from Echoes Silent by KVRaghupathi,Veda’s Journal of English Language and Literature (JOELL)-An International Peer Reviewed /Refereed Journal.Vol.3.Issue.1.2016 .ISSN 2349-9753
6.Aadhunika andhra,angla saahityaallo Streevad kavitwa dhoranulu:vihanga veekshanam.Mahila Sahitya Vikasam,ARC Conferences,March,2015,ISBN978-81-930837-1-0
7.’Telugu Dalit Voices in English Translations:A Sample Reading,JOELL,Vol.2.Issue.2.2015.ISSN 2349-9753
8.Poem Published in Chants of Peace ,Authors Press,2016 ISBN 978-93-5207-350-4
9.Translated a Radio Documentary Feature Safai-Swacch Sepayi-for Akashvani National Awards,2016
10.Translated a Radio Documentary Feature ,Bapu baatalo into English for All India Radio National Award Contest .The feature won the first place among all the entries.2015
11. ‘Human Relationships’in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Short Stories:A Study in Indian Women Writing in English:New Perspectives,Sarup &Sons,New Delhi,2005 ISBN 81-7625-578-5
12. ‘Tehmina Durrani’s Blasphemy from a Multiple Perspective’ Alien Among Us.Reflections of Women Writers on Women Sarup &Sons,New Delhi,2008 ISBN 978-81-7625-843-2
13.India as Revealed in VS Naipaul’s India:A Wounded Civilization and Peggy Payne’s Sister India.Commonwealth Literature –Past & Present,Sunrise Publishers,Jaipur,2009 ISBN978-93-80207-02-5
14. ‘Flexibility’-the Key Word for Quality in Higher Education Perspectives on Quality Enhancement in Higher Education.Serials Publications ,New Delhi,2012 ISBN 978-81-8387-536-3
15.The Short Stories of Mulk Raj Anand and RK Narayan,indian English Poetry and Fiction:Critical Elucidations,Sarup & Sons ,New Delhi.2006 ISBN81-7625-730-3
16.Nisha Da Cunha’s Select Short Stories:Psycho,Socio and Cultural Perspectives SV University Journal of English Studies,Vol.2,2006
17.Ruminations on New Oral Language Skills and Process of Learning,English Language Teaching-New Perspectives,Atlantic Publishers,New Delhi,2011ISBN 978-81-269-1479-18.
18.Exploring Fourth World Literature Vol.I, Dignity of African Women in Margaret Ogola’s Place of Destiny’, Prestige,New Delhi,2011 ISBN 81-7851-081-2
19.‘A Comparative Thematic Study of Contemporary Women Writing in India-An Overview’New Lights on Indian Women Novelists in English, Sarup &Sons, New Delhi,2005.ISBN 81-7625-604-8
20.Book Review on Superstitions & Science,in Telugu ,Grandhalaya Sarvaswam,Vol.59.Issue-9,Dec.,1998
21.The Dramatic Craft of Uma Parameswaran:A Study of Her Select Works, Indian English Drama(A Critical Exploration),Sunrise Publishers & Distributors,Jaipur,2012,ISBN 978-83-80207-17-9
22.Foreword to Prasanna Sree’s Shades of Silence, Susheet Publishers,Hyderabad,2004
23.The Social Work Organizations-A Blessing in the Present Day Societal Scenario,Dept.of Social Work,Maris Stella College,2005
24.Equations Unequal,An Anthology of Poems,Surya Books,Vijayawada,2005
25.Indian Short Stories in English :Critical Explorations,Sarup Book Publishers Pvt.Ltd.,New Delhi,2008,ISBN 978-81-7625-885-2
26.Stanislaw Baranczak’s Translations :An Overview,Post-colonial Literatures-Discourses on the Praxis & the Pedagogies ,Prestige,New Delhi,2008,978-81-906183-6-6
27.Teaching Poetry,Prose and Plays to PG Students of English:A Personal Perspective,MAJELL,Vol.2,No.1,March2010.ISSN0974-9268
28.Research from the Perspective of Quality in Higher Education,Educationwatch,May-June,2008,ISSN,0972-7078.

Books Edited:

Co-ed: 1.Perspectives on Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, Serials Publications,New Delhi,2012,ISBN 978-81-8387-536-3
2.World Literatures in English Translations,JOELL,ISSN 2349-9753

In Triveni-A Cultural & Literary National Journal:

1.Bonsai Culture 2005
2.Enlightenment 2006
3.On Being Numbered Vol.75,No.2 ,2006
4.How Soft Are our Soft Skills?2008
5.A Journey into SelfVol.78,No.1 2009
6.Objevtive Correlative,Triveni,2005

Co-authored:

1‘Interlacing of Cultures in Turkey:A Multicultural Perspective’,Indian Literature and Culture New Delhi: Prestige Books,2016 ISBN 978-93-82186-82-3
2‘Women’s Voices for Privileges across the Globe’IJELL,Vol.III,Issue II,May,2015 ISSN 2321-8384
3.‘English Language Learning through Active Teaching Methods’English Language Teaching and Learning:Problems and Remedies Aavishkar Publishers,Jaipur,2016 ISBN978-81-7910-511-5
4. ‘Women in Anita Desai and Toni Morrison:A Reference to Select Novels’International Journal of Advanced Research,IJOAR,Vol.3.Issue 5,May 2015,Online:ISSN 2320-9151 2015.
5. ‘Language Learning in Engineering Colleges of Andhra Pradesh’Research Journal of English and Literature(RJELAL) Vol.1.Issue.3,2013 ISSN 2321-3108
6. ‘Quest for Minority and Gender Identities with Reference to Attia Hosain’s Sunlight on a Broken Column ‘Scholar Critic’Triannual Refereed Open Access Online & Print Journal,Vol.1.Issue 2,ISSN 2348-6945
7.Major Motifs in the Novels –Difficult Daughters and a Married Woman by Manju Kapur,JOELL.Vol.3.Issue 2, 2016. ISSN 2349-9753
8.N.Scott Momaday-an Inspirational Voice of Native American Literary Renaissance,New Directions in Postcolonial Literature,Prestige Books International,New Delhi,2016-ISBN 978-93-82186-99-1
9.Loneliness and Alienation in Nisha Da Cunha’s Select Short Stories, New Directions in Postcolonial Literature,Prestige Books International,New Delhi,2016-ISBN 978-93-82186-99-1
10.Marginalization of Women in the Selected Novels of Manju Kapur and Anita Nair:A Study New Directions in Postcolonial Literature,Prestige Books International,New Delhi,2016-ISBN 978-93-82186-99-1
11.Micro Teaching Skills Based Second Language Learning,Research Scholar,an International Refereed Journal of Lterary ExplorationsVol.3.Issue.1,Sept.,2016ISSN 2320-6101
12. Translating Orhan Pamuk:ChallenegesJOELL.Vol.4.SI,2017 2349-9753
13. Translation Of Telugu Short Fiction into English:Some Observations,JOELL Vol.4.SI.2017 ISSN 2349-9753
14. ‘ Diasporic Writings:India & Abroad’ in Diasporic Writings in India &Abroad,Sunrise Publishers,Jaipur,2010.ISBN 978-93-80207-11-7
15. ‘The Concept of ‘Fmilial Sisterhood’Made Universal in English Novels’ Contemporary Research in India-a Peer Reviewed Multi-Disciplinary International Journal,Vol.1,Issue-4.Dec.2011.ISSN 2231-2137
16.Anti novels of Diaspora Women Writers between Continents:A Comparative Study,The Criterion-An International Journal Vol.III,Issue,II,June,2012 ISSN 0976-8165
17.Nergis Dalal’s Skin Deep:Sister Knot in Conflict?The Criterion,Vol.II.Issue I,2011 ISSN 0976-8165
18.Information and Communication Technology-Its Impact on Language Teaching@World Wide Web Authors Press,New Delhi.2012ISBN 978-81-7273-570-8
19. Teaching of English in the Cyber Age, Horizon,A Bi-annual Interdisciplinary Research Journal, I Special Issue,2012,ISSN 2229-4554
20.‘Intricacies in Teaching English to Multilingual Learners’ Contemporary Indian Writers in English: Critical Observations, Sarup Book Publishers Pvt.Ltd.,New Delhi,2011,ISBN 978-81-7625-752-7
21.ST Coleridge:The Man &His Works ,Re critiquing Coleridge, Sarup & Sons, New Delhi,2007,ISBN 81-7625-815-6
22.Anita Desai’s Short Fiction,Anita Desai-the Novelist Par Excellence,Sarup Publishers,Pvt.Ltd.,New Delhi,2011,ISBN 978-81-7625-751-0
23.SMS Language-Innovation or Infection:A Perspective,Teaching of English,APH Publishing Corporation,Delhi,2011,ISBN978-81-313-1032-8
24,Psychology in Literature-An Overview,New Orientations in English Literature & Language,Dept.of English,OU,Hyd .ISSN 2321-6549
25, ‘ Indian Women’s Poetry after Kamala Das’ Rhyming with Reasons,Access Author Press,New Delhi,2012,ISBN 978-81-921254-4-2
26. Theme of Buildiningsroman in Women Writers’ Novels in ISSN 2321-7065 VOL 5 ISSUE 5,May 2017,IJELL.

Seminars Attended & Presented Papers

International-15
National-50
Regional/State-20
Workshops-20

Seminars Organized:
National Level – World Literatures in English Translationan-Jan,18th,2017
2(1 IQAC sponsored by NAAC) July,2011
State Level Workshop on Enhancement of Quality in Higher Education, Nov.2014

Additional Responsibilities held:

IQAC Co-Ordinator-2003-2005,2008-2016,On Steering Committee for NAAC 2005
On Examination Committee,Chief Examiner.
Special Women Flying Squad for ANU,2003-2004
Vice – President,Secretary,Alumni Association,Maris Stella College President,Staff Association-2003-2006,2009-2013 Editor for the College Magazine,News Letter,AQAR