Faculty Profile

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

Contact Details:

Email: ramanjaney.upadhyay@gla.ac.in
Contact Number: 05662243699

Research Interest:

  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Socio-Pragmatics
  • Indian English(es)
  • Translation


  • UGC-National Eligibility Test, Linguistics (Dec. 2011)
  • PhD (Linguistics), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • MA (Linguistics), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • BA (Hons.) English Literature, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Work Experience:

  • Assistant professor, Dept. of English, GLA U, Mathura (2014- xxxx)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, GLA U, Mathura (2009-2012)
  • Project Resource Person at NTS, CIIL, Mysore (2008-2009)
  • Academic Instructor (English), IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (2008)

Publications/ Talks/ Conference presentations /Workshops 


  • Article- Upadhyay R. K., Kumari K, Hasnain S I, ‘Moving towards homogeneity? Study of linguistic preference of Gen-z in India’, Indian Linguistics, Publisher: Linguistic Society of India, Pune. 2018 (Accepted for publication).
  • Article- Kumari K, Upadhyay R. K.,‘Socio-cultural aspects of Angika’International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Publisher: Society for Dravidian Linguistics, Thiruvananthapuram. 2018 (Accepted for publication).
  • Article- Upadhyay R. K., Chaudhary S.C., In India, English for all, Language Forum, Publisher: Bahari Publishers, Delhi.vol. 44, No. 1-2, 2018 (forthcoming).
  • Book-review Article-‘Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching’ in Language and Language Teaching, (Azim Premji University). Vol. 7, No. 2, Issue- 14. Page- 53-54. 2018.
  • Book (Trans.) ‘bhArat mE videSI log evaM videSI bhASAE: samAj bhAShA-vaigyanik itihAs’ translation of ‘Foreigners and Foreign Languages in India: A Sociolinguistic History’ Foundation Books/Cambridge, funded by Centre for Continuing Education, IIT-Madras. Rajkamal Prakashan, New Delhi. 2018.
  • Book-chapter ‘Trans-creating’ Identity: Issues of identity projected by different texts’(p135-146) in ‘Linguistic Foundations of Identity: Readings in Language, Literature and Contemporary Cultures’ Rajesh Kumar & Om Prakash (ed.s). Aakar Books, New Delhi. 2018.
  • Conference Presentation- Translation: A tool to revitalize Languages presented at International Conference on ‘Endangered Languages of Delhi-NCR: The Northeast India Focus’ held at National Law University, New Delhi on May 8, 2018. 


  • Article- Upadhyay R. K., Hasnain S. I., Linguistic Diversity & Biodiversity, Lingua, Publisher: Elsevier, Science Direct. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2017.06.002 Vol. 195 pp. 110-123. 2017.
  • Conference Presentation- Locating mother-tongue of Gen Z presented at National Conference on ‘Language Diversity, Endangerment, and Vitalization: Agenda and Roadmap’ held at National Law University, New Delhi on January 21, 2017.
  • Workshop on‘Cognitive Science for Computational Linguists’ held at IIT- Patna, March 27 to 31, 2017.
  • Workshop (GIAN Course) on ‘Multilingualism: Social, Cultural and Literary Dimensions’ at Mangalore University, June 5 to June 16, 2017.
  • Invited Talks at the workshop cum training Program on Testing and Evaluation for Languages of Northeast at NEHU, Shillong, organized by NTS-India, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (MHRD, Govt of India), September 19 to 23, 2017.
  • AICTE Sponsored Short Term Course on, ‘Language Structure & Variation: Insights from Theoretical and Applied Perspectives’ at IIT Madras, Chennai, October 3 to 8, 2017.
  • Organizer & Conference Chair, International Conference on ‘Language, Culture and Identity’ held in Department of English, GLA U, Mathura in collaboration with Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Institute of MHRD), November 10 to11, 2017. 


  • Conference Presentation- Translation Vs. transcreation paper presented at a National seminar on ‘Remapping Translations: 1857 and after’ held at Dept of English, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, March 4 to 5, 2016.
  • Workshop (GIAN course) on ‘Intercultural Communication in Global Virtual Environments’ held at IIT- Kharagpur, from May 16 to 20, 2016.
  • Conference Presentation- Communication Challenges in Heterogeneous Class-rooms presented at National seminar on ‘English Studies in India: Changes and Challenges’ held at Dept. of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, November 17 to 18, 2016. 


  • Organized and attended workshop on ‘Phonetics and Phonology of English’ at GLA University, Mathura. Resource Person- Prof. Peri Bhaskararao, IIIT-Hyderabad July 7to 9, 2015.
  • Workshop on, ‘Development of Diagnostics Test for Student-assessment’ held at GLA University, Mathura, July 31 to August 1, 2015.
  • Conference Presentation- ‘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. , October 30 to 31, 2015.


  • Book (Trans.) ‘bhram se jAgo sone walO’ (ISBN 978-93-82742-21-0), Yogi Impressions, Mumbai, Translation of ‘Stop sleep walking through Life’ by Devdas Menon, funded by Centre for Continuing Education, IIT-Madras. Yogi Impressions Books, Mumbai.  2014.
  • Workshop‘Acoustics Phonetics’ organized by DHSS, IIT-Madras, September 4 to 6, 2014. 


  • Article- Upadhyay R. K.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). 2013.
  • Coordinator and Organizer, Students’ Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI-7) held at Dept. of Linguistics, AMU, Aligarh in collaboration with Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Institute of MHRD),  February 6 to 8, 2013.
  • Conference Presentation- 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 March 1-2, 2013.
  • Conference Presentation- Revisiting the Impoliteness in Cross-Cultural Context  presentedat International Seminar on ‘Pragmatics of Cross-Cultural Communication in Multi-cultural Settings’ AMU, Aligarh September 14 to 16, 2013. 


  • Conference Presentation- 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, November 1 to 3,  2012 (co-author).
  • Training, ‘Campus 2 Career’ training Program by Wipro &McGraw Hillat Wipro, (January, 2012)
  • Invited speaker on ‘Overlapping Areas and Linguistics’ at SCONLI-06 held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, February 17 to 19, 2012.


  • Training, ‘Star Prime: Train the Trainer’ program by Infosys (May, 2011).


  • Conference Presentation- Language and Gender presented at National Conference on ‘World within words’, Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Feb 6 to 7, 2010  (co-author).


  • Workshop on Advanced Computational Linguistics, Dept. of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics, Dravidian University, Kuppam, March 16 to 25. 2008.
  • Training by IMS Learning Recourses Pvt. Ltd. (June, 2008).


  • Summer school ‘New Linguistic Survey of India’ at CIIL, Mysore from May 21st to June 30th 2007.
  • Conference Presentation- Shabda as a linguistic utterance: a paradigm for studying Language presented at 29th All India Conference of Linguistics, Annamalai University Dec 12 – 14, 2007. 


  • Oil & Maritime, Mumbai
  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai 

Administrative and Academic responsibilities:

Administrative responsibilities

  • Assistant Head, Department of English, GLA U, Mathura (Sept 2016- xxxx)
  • Program Coordinator (2015-xxxx) 

Academic responsibilities

  • Member- IQAC, and departmental NAAC Committee GLA U, Mathura
  • Member- Central Library Advisory Committee GLA U, Mathura
  • Coordinator- CDC (Curriculum Development Committee) session 2015-16  at GLA-U, Mathura
  • Course modules and content Development for verbal Ability & Oral skills course at GLA University, Mathura(2015-16)
  • 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)
  • Designed various Syllabi for B. Tech & BBA/BCA courses on Soft skills, Language in practice and Remedial English at GLA University, Mathura. (2012) 

Professional Memberships:

  • Life Member- Linguistic Society of India, Pune, MH
  • Life member- Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Member, Forum for Teachers of English Language and Literature (FORTELL), New Delhi
  • Member, English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI), Chennai
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