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Faculty Profile

Ramanjaney Kumar Upadhyay
Asstt. Professor
Institute of Applied Science & Humanities

Contact Details:

Email: ramanjaney.upadhyay@gla.ac.in

Contact Number: 8006360003

Education:

  • PhD, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (Contd.)
  • UGC-NET, Linguistics (Dec. 2011)
  • MA, (Linguistics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • BA (Hons.) English Lit., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Work Experience:

  • Assistant professor, Dept. of English, GLA University, Mathura, (2013-contd.)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, GLA Group/University, Mathura, (2009-2012)
  • Project Resource person at NTS, CIIL, Mysore, (2008-2009)
  • Academic Instructor, IMS Learning Recourses Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, (2008)

Research Interest:

  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Indian English
  • Socio-Pragmatics
  • Translation

Book/contribution to book/journal:

  • ‘Trans-creating’ Identity: Issues of identity projected by different texts book chapter in the book titled, ‘Linguistic Foundation of Identity: Readings in Language, Literature and Contemporary Cultures’ Ed. Dr. Om Prakash & Dr. Rajesh Kumar (forth-coming from Aakar books, Delhi)
  • Bhram se JAgo Sone Walon’ (2014), (ISBN 978-93-82742-21-0), Yogi Impressions, Mumbai,Translation of ‘Stop sleep walking through Life’ by Devdas Menon (IIT-Madras)
  • ‘BhArat me VideshI Log evam VideshI BhAshAen: SAmAj BhAshA-VaigyAnik ItihAs’ translation of ‘Foreigners and Foreign Languages in India: A Sociolinguistic History’ (ISBN 978-81-7596-682-4) by Shreesh Chaudhary (IIT-Madras), CUP/Foundation Books, funded by Centre for Continuing Education, IIT-Madras. (in press with Rajkamal Prakashan, New Delhi)
  • ‘Linguistic Diversity & Biodiversity’ (co-author S. Imtiaz Hasnain) (communicated to Lingua, Elsevier)
  •  ‘A Study of Gender Based Language Differences in India’paper published in Aligarh Journal of Comparative Language, Literature & Culture, p- 124-131 Vol. 1, No. 1 (Co-Author)

Material Development/Content writing :

  • Developed a module titled, ‘Speech Event Analysis’ for UGC e-PG PATHSHALA (co-author) 2016
  • Material Development for verbal Ability & Oral skills classes for Senior Engg. Graduate students. (2015-16) at GLA University, Mathura
  • GRE, CAT Material development and assessment for Valued Episemics Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • GRE, CAT material for IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Freelance Consultancy:

  • CCE, IIT-Madras
  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd.
  • Oil & Maritime, Mumbai
  • Valued Episemics Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

Book(s) under work:

  • Multi-media book on English Language-learning (Co-author)
  • Translation of ‘Negation and licensing of negative polarity items in Hindi syntax’, (outstanding dissertation in Linguistics Series, Routledge)  (ISBN978-0-415-97646-6) by Rajesh Kumar, IIT-Madras  (funded by CCE, IIT-Madras)

Other responsibilities:

  • Program Coordinator- B.Tech- II Year English Program
  • Content Development for Verbal Ability & Oral skills classes for Senior Engg. Graduate students. (2015-16) at GLA University, Mathura
  • Coordinator- CDC (Curriculum Development Committee) session 2015-16, GLAU, Mathura
  • Department-Coordinator, Accreditation committee, (NAAC) (2014-15, & 2015-16)
  • Coordinator and organizer, Students’ Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-7) held at Dept. of Linguistics, AMU, Aligarh (Feb, 2013)
  • Edited the daily newsletter ‘Show Daily’ for Petrotech-2012 (a Conference & exhibition organized by IOCL, under the aegis of Oil & Natural Gas Ministry) published by Oil & Maritime, an Austral Asian Group (2012)
  • Coordinator, Certificate Course in French (CCF) at GLA University (2011-12)
  • Designed various Syllabi for B. Tech & BBA/BCA courses on Soft skills, Language in practice and Remedial English at GLA University, Mathura. (2012)

Presentation:

  • Shabda: as a linguistic utterance: a paradigm for studying Language presented at 29th All India Conference of Linguistics, Annamalai University from 12th to 14th Dec 2007
  • Language and Gender presented at National Conference on ‘World within words’, Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University from 6th to7th Feb 2010 (co-author)
  • Invited speaker on ‘Overlapping Areas and Linguistics’ Students’ at SCONLI-06 held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from 17th-19th Feb. 2012
  • Cross-Cultural Variation in perception of Impoliteness: A case study of impoliteness Events presented at 34th All India Conference of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 1st-3rd Nov 2012 (co-author)
  • Communication Courses in Technical Institutes & Universities: A Critical Appraisal presented at International Conference on ‘Outcome Based Teaching and Learning of English’ Department of English, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai from 1st to 2nd March, ‘13
  • Revisiting the Impoliteness in Cross-Cultural Context  presentedat Internanational Seminar on ‘Pragmatics of Cross-Cultural Communication in Multi-cultural Settings’ AMU, Aligarh from 14th to 16th September, 2013
  • ‘Trans-creating’ Identity: Issues of identity projected by different texts presented at National Conference on ‘Language, Identity and Society: Centrality of Language in Formation of Identity in Contemporary Society’ held at Gautam Buddha University, Noida, U.P. from 30th to 31st October, 2015
  •  Trans(re)lation Vs. Transcreation presented at National Seminar on‘Remapping Translations: 1857 and After’ under DRS-I (SAP) UGC, held at Dept. of English, AMU, Aligarh 4th and 5th March, 2016 

Workshop attended/organized:

  • Summer school ‘New Linguistic Survey of India’ at CIIL, Mysore from May 21st to June 30th 2007
  • Workshop on Advanced Computational Linguistics, Dept. of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics, Dravidian University, Kuppam, from 16th to 25th Mar 2008
  • Workshop ‘Acoustics Phonetics’ organized by DHSS, IIT-Madras from 4th to 6th September, 2014.
  • Organized workshop on ‘Phonetics and Phonology of English’ from 7th to 9th of July, 2015 at GLA University, Mathura. Resource Person- Prof. Peri Bhaskararao, IIIT-Hyderabad
  • Workshop on, ‘Development of Diagnostics Test for Student-assessment’ held at GLA University, Mathura from 31st July to 1st August, 2015.

Training:

  • ‘Campus 2 Career’ training Program by Wipro & McGraw Hill at Wipro, (January, 2012)
  • ‘Star Prime: Train the Trainer’ program by Infosys from (May, 2011)
  • Management Training by IMS Learning Recourses Pvt. Ltd. (June, 2008)

Membership/Association:

  • Life Member, Linguistic Society of India, Pune
  • Member, English Language Teachers’ Association of India, Chennai
  • Member, Dravidian Linguistic Association, Thiruvanantpuram
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