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Dr. PAYEL DUTTA CHOWDHURY
Professor & Director, School of Arts & Humanities
Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury is designated as Professor and Director, School of Arts and Humanities. She has 15 years of teaching and administrative experience. She was awarded with Doctoral Degree by Assam (Central) University in 2007 for her research on "Portrayal of the African American Community in the Novels of Gloria Naylor". Under the guidance of Dr. Dipankar Purkayasta, she had made a thorough survey of the representation of the community in African American women's writings from the slave narratives to the contemporary writers like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou and others, to understand the shift from issues of race to class and gender, as dealt by Gloria Naylor.
Her interest in various fields initiated her to pursue studies in many inter-disciplinary subjects. She holds Masters Degrees in English Literature, Journalism & Mass Communication, Business Administration (HRM), and is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in Women's Studies. Her areas of specialization include American & African American literature, Indian Writings in English, literature in translation, and Gender Studies.
She has published 30 single-authored research papers in national and international journals and edited books. Her research focus is primarily on gender studies. At present she is involved in research projects on North-East Indian literature and translation studies. She has translated a collection of short stories by eminent author, Rajendra Yadav from Hindi to English. She has presented several research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. She is a consultant book reviewer for Deccan Herald newspaper and her reviews and articles are regularly published in the newspaper and may be accessed at www.deccanherald.com/archives.php The reviews have been compiled and printed under the title "Assorted Medley". She takes great interest in contemporary Indian English fiction, specifically the various features of the genre, and her book reviews bring about the immense development in IWE to her readers. Prior to joining REVA University, she has served as HOD-Languages and Vice Principal at Garden City College, Bangalore. She has participated in training programs related to soft skills, innovative techniques in teaching-learning, new methodologies in teaching, etc. She has conducted trainings to staff and students on communication skills, voice culture, soft skills, teaching methodologies, research methodologies, etc. She has organized orientation programs for students and staff and delivered talks on various language components, media studies, communication skills, etc. She has been proactive in organizing conferences and workshops for teachers and students and has always shown active interest in theatrical skills and other performance arts.
She is a member of the Textbook Committee for Optional English of Bangalore University and has been instrumental in bringing out four textbooks (Literary Vistas, I – IV) for the B.A. students. She has authored the study material on "Gender Studies" for M.A. students and "Literatures of India: An Introduction" for 3rd year B.A. Optional English students of Bangalore University (DDE).
She is an active member of All India English Teachers' Association, Association for English Studies in India, MELUS, and ELTAI, and is on the editorial board of various reputed journals.
 
Dr. Sonia V. Oberoi
Professor
Dr. Sonia V. Oberoi has done Ph. D. in African-American Literature from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India. She has qualifiedUGC NET in English Literature in the year 2000. With a strong academic background and 16 years of teaching experience she is quite passionate about her profession. She is a gold medallist, and a rank holder of the university. Her interest in co- curricular activities has led to many accomplishments, such as winning Best Singer Best NCC cadet and Best Outgoing Student.She has also completed a PGCTE degree from RIE, Chandigarh and a Certificate Course in Business Communication from Symbiosis, Pune.Dr.Oberoi has presented and published many insightful papers in various National and International Conferences and Journals. She has been invited as the chairperson to many National and International Conferences. Her areas of interest are: African-American Writing, Diasporic Writing, Feminism, Post-Feminism and Film Criticism. Her key strengths are: positive attitude, sincerity, perseverance, communication skills and people skills.She believes that education is the power and knowledge is the mantra using which one can make this world a better place to live and succeed. Her objective in life is to ignite young minds and to motivate them to think out of the box. Currently she is a Professor of English at REVA University, Bengaluru.
 
Dr. A.V.S. Jaya Annapurna
Professor
Dr. A.V.S. Jayannapurna has 21 years of prolific teaching experience. She holds two Doctorate degrees from prominent universities namely Andhra University and KL University.’ While the first focused on Gandhian Studies the second concentrated on Indian Autobiographies. She has made a magnificent study on non - violent transformation as well as social and human relations. She has completed her M.Phil degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Post graduated from Andhra University. She has published 32 Research papers on ELT & Literature in National and International Conferences published in various journals and books. Her work is quite diverse and includes stints at in K L University as language expert for M. Tech Seminars, Associate Professor for Placements and Training at NRI Institute of Technology, Vijayawada. Inspired by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission she chose to work Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and carry on the pursuit of knowledge as Head of the Department of English, PG. Her areas of interests include Indian Writings in English and Autobiographical Writings. Currently she is a Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, REVA University.
Dr. SREENIVAS MURTHY. K
Senior Assistant Professor
Dr. Sreenivas Murthy . K , Senior Assistant Professor in Commerce and Management, holds Ph. D. in Hindi from Bangalore University. He also holds an M.A (Hindi) degree and PG Diploma in Translation from Bangalore University. He has a teaching experience of 15 years at the UG Level. He worked as an Assistant professor and then as a HOD in AIMS Bangalore for 11 years, He has also worked as a HOD in REVA institute of Science and Technologies, Ganganagar Bangalore for 2 years. His teaching experience includes working as Faculty in Sambhram Academy of Management Studies, Bangalore for 2 years. He has authored and co-authored 2 books on poetry- OOHALA ODILOO and KAVITHA TARANGALU. He has participated in many workshops and has presented a number of papers in National and International conferences. He is also a member of the HINDI Association (Jnan kiran) of Bangalore University.
Dr. C. CHAMUNDESHWARI
Assistant Professor
Dr. C. Chamundeshwari, Assistant Professor, School of Arts & Humanities, holds Ph. D. in 'English Language Teaching' from Anna University, Chennai. Her doctoral thesis focused on 'A Study on Computer Assisted Language Learning', she also holds a M. Phil. in Sociology and MA in English Literature and MA in Sociology with B. Ed. She has 14 years of teaching experience and One year of Industrial Experience. She has published 4 research papers in international journals and presented 6 papers in international conferences and one paper in national conference. Her areas of interest include: English Language Teaching (ELT) and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL).
Ms. Charitra HG
Assistant Professor
Ms. Charitra HG, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities has an MA in English Literature from Bangalore University. She has 4.5 years of teaching experience. She has published six research papers in reputed journals and presented papers in national and international conferences. She has received 'Three' gold medals from Bangalore University for scoring the highest marks during the course of her master's program.She has completed her 'E-Script Writing Course for Films and Television' organized by St. Xavier College, Kolkata in collaboration with UGC-CEC in 2006. Her areas of interest are British Literature, Critical Theory, Feminist Writing, Industrial Psychology and Journalism. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Bangalore University.
Mr. Lingappa B.M
Assistant Professor
Prof. Lingappa B.M, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, has a vast teaching experience of 32 years. He holds M.A. degree in Kannada with Linguistics as specialization. He is a passionate pursuer of literature learning and teaching. He started his career in 1984 as Asst. Professor in Kannada in SJR College and since 2009 he is working in REVA University. He was also presented with the Best Teacher Award from REVA University. He is a multi-faceted personality adored by his students. He has also been a resource person in many national and international conferences and workshops. He is an active member of the Text Book and Question papers framing committees of many universities. He is enthusiastically involved in organizing the cultural events for the students and strives for their excellence.
Ms. NASREEN GHANI
Assistant Professor
Ms. NASREEN GHANI is an Assistant Professor at School of Arts and Humanities. She has a Masters degree in English and has been teaching the subject for the past 20 years in reputed institutions. She has presented and published several papers and articles in reputed national and international journals and conferences. Her interest in translation led her to publish a short story that was translated from Tamil to English. Besides teaching she has worked in different capacities namely, a paper setter, reviewer and examiner for Bangalore University and CMR College. She was one of the members of the Board of Examination for CMR college and REVA University. She has chaired sessions at international conferences, conducted various workshops, and has been actively involved in literary and cultural activities.She has been the recipient of the Appreciation Award from Presidency College for three consecutive years. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D degree at Rayalaseema University.
Mr. Prasad Gowda T S
Assistant Professor
Prasad Gowda T S, a proficient lecturer in English, is serving in Reva for the past three years in PU and UG, teaching literature and linguistics. He has obtained his MA degree from Bangalore University, and currently pursuing his Ph.D in the same university. This young enthusiast has played a vital role in the making of the movie on food wastage named "Shudh" produced by REVA University and is a part of social awareness club in REVA. His areas of interests are Culture Studies, Gender Studies, and British Literature. He has attended a number of national and International seminars on language, literature, and criticism.
Ms. RADHA D. R
Assistant Professor
Ms. Radha D. R, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, holds MA degree in English from Kuvempu University. She has 3 years of teaching experience. She has attended National level seminars on the topic "Teaching English through classroom Activities" and has published the research paper on the same. She is currently pursuing Ph. D. in ELT from REVA University, Bangalore.
Mr. RAJANEESH KUMAR H.V
Assistant Professor
Mr. Rajaneesh Kumar. H.V, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, holds an MA degree in English Literature from Bangalore University and M. Phil. Along with an Advanced Diploma in HRM from Azac Management Consultants, Bangalore. He has 9 years of teaching experience and one year of Industrial experience. He was an online tutor for US and UK students in Tutor Vista and TWWI. He has presented papers in international & national conferences. His areas of interest are: English Literature, Critical Theory and Modern Linguistics.
Ms. SUZAN KARKERA
Assistant Professor
Ms. Suzan Karkera, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, holds MA in English Literature .She has obtained her CELTA certification (Cambridge English Language Training for Adults) from the British Council, Chennai, in association with Cambridge ESOL, UK. She has been training international students from Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels, Academic skills, and communication skills for about eight years. She is involved in training students for British Council Certified Tests like IELTS. She attended the 9th International ELTAI (English Language teachers Association of India) Conference held in Jaipur. ). She is currently pursuing Ph. D. in ELT from REVA University, Bangalore.
Ms. VIJAYALAKSHMI SAM
Assistant Professor
Ms. Vijayalakshmi Sam, Assistant Professor of English, School of Arts and Humanities , a University Rank holder and a Gold Medalist in her Graduation BA and MA. She completed her PGDELT (Post Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching) and M. Phil in English Language. She is currently pursuing Ph. D. in ELT from REVA University; Bangalore She has been teaching Optional English, Functional English, General English, Business Communication skills, Literature and ELT for the last 11 years. She is a Cambridge University Certified BEC Higher (Business English Certificate) Trainer. She is also associated in training students with various Cambridge University Exams like KET, PET, FCE and British Council examinations Like IELTS and TOEFL. She has membership with professional bodies like Cambridge English Teacher(British Council), Cambridge English Language Assessment and Matthew Stock well; Cambridge ESOL. She has presented 12 research papers in National and International conferences on various topics. She had completed Two projects : one on preparing lesson plans with specific objectives for Macro Teaching Practice which is called ELTEM and the other on Editing "A studial approach to writing expository essays" (both reading and writing).She has further translated Hindi Short Stories "Saranaagath" and "Chotta Jadugar" by Jai Shankar Prasad into English rendering.
Ms. Violet McHardy
Assistant Professor
Ms.Violet McHardy is an Assistant Professor of English in the School of Arts and Humanities, with five years of experience. She holds a Masters Degree in English and her area of specialization includes American Literature and English Language Teaching. She has varied interests and is a voracious reader of English Language & Grammar, English Literature, Common Wealth and American Literature, Linguistics, Psychology, History, Poetry and Prose, Literary Theories and Criticism, Journalism, Gender Studies, Additional English, General English. She has published various articles in reputed journals and presented papers at National and International Conferences. She is currently involved in a translation project, that revolves around Hindi feminist writings. Besides Reva University, she has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Garden City College. She has a keen eye for language and creativity, and has trained students on Creative Writing Skills, creating modules and conducted two sessions of a short-term course on Basics of Creative Writing. She was on the editorial board of the ISSN journal, Luminaire, an annual Refereed journal of the Dept. of Languages, Garden City College, as well as the monthly magazine GCC World and journal GCC Élan. She has been an integral part of organizing and conducting Seminars for the Department of Languages. She has also been a part of a translation project, namely short stories of RajendraYadav. She even prepared Study Material for BA III Year for the Directorate of Correspondence Courses and Distance Education, Bangalore University. In her formative years, she has worked as an English Lecturer at Jamshedpur Women's College, where she trained students in Language and Soft skills as well as Literature. An ardent enthusiast of Classical British Literature, and Indian feminist writings she Ms.Violet is a collector of old books and an avid blogger. Currently she is pursuing a PhD degree from Reva University.
Mr. Manjunath M
Assistant Professor
Mr. Manjunatha, Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities (Media Studies), holds a M. Sc. and M.Phil. degree in Electronic Media and Mass Communication from Bangalore University. With a professional experience spanning more than a decade, he has contributed majorly in every aspect. His areas of interest cover everything from reporting, print media, electronic media to international communication, political communication and media research. He has published numerous research papers in national and international journals. Besides that, he has also directed and produced several Documentary and Corporate Movies on social and political issues. His association with ISRO, PRCI and Universities across India as Committee member as well as a Board member only enhances the various commendable qualities that he possesses.
 
Dr. Premalatha S.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Premalatha holds Ph.D in Indian Feminist Literature from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Her Doctoral thesis focused on Evolution in the Portrayal of Women Characters in the works Indian women writers. Her M.Phil thesis focused on African-American and Dalit writings. She holds M.Sc in Psychology and has 13 years of Teaching Experience. She has published research papers in various journals and presented papers in International as well as National Conferences. She has attended workshops conducted by Infosys ‘Campus Connect Soft Skills’ and has organised a two day Faculty Development Programme at Sambhram College of Management Studies. She has taken Personality Development classes for UG students and has taught cultural studies as a part of a bridge course to Afghan students at Brindavan College. Her areas of interests include African American Literature, Translation Studies, Partition Literature, Gender Studies and Diasporic Writings. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, REVA University, Bengaluru.
 
Prof. Jagadeesh Y.C.
Assistant Professor
Prof. Jagadeesh Y.C. has teaching experience of four years. He has an M.A. degree in Kannada. He is very passionate pursuer of literature learning and teaching. He is a multi-faceted personality adored by his students. He has participated in and presented papers in many National and International Conferences and workshops. He is an active member of the Text Book and Question papers framing committees of REVA University. He has also worked as Research Assistant on a project, “Language Development Program”. He is enthusiastically involved in organizing cultural events for students and constantly strives for excellence. He is also pursuing his Ph.D at Kuvempu University. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities, REVA University.
 
Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati
Assistant Professor
Dr.AbhisarikaPrajapati has worked as a Lecturer at the Utter Pradesh Government Organization besides many reputed educational and professional institutes. She has a Master’s degree and a Ph.Din English Literature from the University of Allahabad.Her topic of research was “Theme of Violence in British Drama from 1956 to 1960 with Particular reference to the Plays of John Osborne.”Besides this Sheisalso qualified the UGC-NET in English.She has presented several scholarly research papers in International and National Conferences and Seminars and has many research publications to her credit.Her immense experience has been recognized and she has been invited as the as a Question-Paper setter for Bangalore University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Literary Confluence and Creative Launcher. Her strong academic background earnedher the National Scholarship of Merit in her pre –university class which continued till she graduated. She was selected for Lectureship for the Public Service Commission of Uttar Pradesh after securing the 2ndrank. According to her, teachingdemands high creativity, presence of mind and clear communication so that the students are motivated to perform better. Her areas of interest for research work and study are primarily Gender Perspectives in Literature and fictional writings by young writers of the day, Theatre and Film Studies, Russian Writers and LGBT literature. She is equally enthusiastic to study Hindi Literature as well. Currently she is an Asst. Professor of English at Reva University, Bangalore.

Guest Faculty Members

Mr. Ishwar Daithota
Assistant Professor
Mr. Ishwar Daithota studied Journalism and Mass Communication at Universtiy of Mysore and Press Foundation of Asia, Philippines. His varied education and immense experience only served to impress the wide readership in the top five dailes in English and Kannada. While Mr. Daithota is deeply experienced in journalism he has many varied interests. Development Communication, Media Management, Media Laws and Ethics are some of his fields of specialisation.
Mr. Umesh Prasad
Advertisement Guru
Mr. Umesh Prasad, has a degree in B.E. and M.B.A. Creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of his career that spans over three decades. He has an in- depth knowledge and experience in the field of Advertisement and Public relations in various reputed Advertisement agencies. He is also an Artist, sculptor, visiting professor, trainer. Currently he holds the office of the CEO at Different Strokes Creative Learning & Activity Centre.
Mr. Shirahatti
Former Director, Doordarshan
Mr. Umesh Prasad, has a degree in B.E. and M.B.A. Creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of his career that spans over three decades. He has an in- depth knowledge and experience in the field of Advertisement and Public relations in various reputed Advertisement agencies. He is also an Artist, sculptor, visiting professor, trainer. Currently he holds the office of the CEO at Different Strokes Creative Learning & Activity Centre.
Mr. Ulganathan
Former Editor, Deccan Herald
Prof. Ulganathan, Former Editor of the Deccan Herald. Known for his creative & innovative professionalism he has an experience of 30 years in print media, handling entire journalism activities, editorial operations in large newspapers; supervising design, writing, editing & reporting. A major portion of his career has been spent in writing and editing for prestigious English dailies in India such as The Indian Express - as the News Editor for Hyderabad edition and later as Acting Editor for Bangalore/Karnataka editions - and The Deccan Herald, Bangalore. He has also led a large team of editorial/ reporting staff in both news section as well as features sections.
Mr. Ravendra Sathvick
BCCI TV
Prof. Ravendra Sathvick is an experienced cinematographer from BCCI TV. He has been working int his field for the past twenty - five years. Cinematography and Direction are his main areas of interest. Mr. Sathvick has professional experience in reality show production, Soap Operas, Corporate Movie Making and Sports Coverage.
Mr. Chandhan
Mr. Chandhan has a degree in MSc. He main passion however is animation, which he turned into career. He has been working in the Animation industry for the past 10 years. Mr. Chandhan has a good Professional and Accademic record