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Faculty Members

Faculty Members

Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury
Dr. Payel Dutta Chowdhury
Professor and Director, School of Arts and Humanities
Dr.Payel Dutta Chowdhury is Professor and Director, School of Arts and Humanities. She is also the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She was awarded with Doctoral Degree by Assam (Central)University for her dissertation on African American women's writings. She was First Rank Holder and Gold Medalist in M.A. English from Assam (Central) University.
Her interest in various fields initiated her to pursue studies in many inter-disciplinary subjects. She holds Post-Graduate Degrees in English, Journalism & Mass Communication, and Business Administration (HRM). Her areas of specialization include Gender Studies, Indian Writings in English, Translation Studies and Revisionist literature.
She is the author of the book Dynamics of Self, Family and Community(ISBN: 978-3-330-05991-7) published by LAP, Germany in 2017. She has published 40 research papers in reputed national and international journals and edited books. She has presented several research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. She is consultant book reviewer for Deccan Herald newspaper and her reviews and articles are regularly published in the newspaper. She has been selected as an Associate in Indian Institute of Advanced Studies(IIAS), Shimla for the term 2018-2020 to carry out her post-doctoral research. At present she is involved in guiding seven Ph. D. research scholars.
She was 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 "Literature of India: An Introduction"for 3rd year B.A. Optional English students of Bangalore University(DDE).
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 delivered talks 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 six International conferences and several workshops for teachers and students and has always shown active interest in theatrical skills and other performance arts.
She is an active member of English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELTAI), International Association of Teachers of English asa Foreign Language (IATEFL), All India English Teachers' Association,Association for English Studies in India, MELOW and is on the editorial board of various reputed journals.
Dr. Sreenivas Murthy .K
Dr. Sreenivas Murthy .K
Associate Professor
Dr. Sreenivas Murthy .K , Associate Professor in Arts and Humanities, holds PhD in Hindi from Bangalore University, and He also holds M.A (Hindi), PG Diploma in Translation from Bangalore University and B.Ed from DBHP Sabha Chennai. He has 18 years of teaching experience at UG level. He worked as Assistant professor and HOD in AIMS Bangalore for 11 years, worked as HOD in REVA institute for since and Technology, Ganganagar Bangalore for 2 years. He has also worked as Faculty in Sambhram Academy of Management Studies Bangalore for 2 years. He has authored 3 books namely “SRILAKSHMIKANT VARMA KE KATHA SAHITYA ME JANVAADI CHETANA” (ISBN: 81-7868-071-8), OOHALA ODILOO and KAVITHA TARANGALU. He participated many Seminars, workshops, presented and published papers in international conferences. He is a member of HINDI Association (Jnankiran) of Bangalore University.
Email-ID : sreenivasamk@reva.edu.in
Dr. C. Chamundeshwari
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
Ms. Charitra H .G.
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. Charitra HG
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
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
Ms. Radha D. R.
Assistant Professor
Ms. Radha D. R, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Humanities, holds an MA degree in English from Kuvempu University along with PG Diploma in Translation studies. She has 5 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching Technical English, Communicative English and General English for engineering students. She has attended National level and International seminars and has published the research papers. She has attended various workshops.Her interested areas are Indian writing in English and Feminist writings. She has published the article in reputed journals. She has further translated Chaduranga’s Kannada short stories into English. Besides Reva University she worked in Nitte College as Assistant Professor, worked for yearly magazine. She even prepared study materials for the B tech students. She is much interested in cultural activities like dance and music, she has completed junior level in Karnataka classical music. She is also interested in Kannada Literature. She iscurrently pursuing Ph. D. in Literature from REVA University, Bangalore.
Mr. Rajaneesh Kumar H.V
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. Vijayalakshmi Sam
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.
Mr. Manjunath M
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.
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.
Mr. 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.
SHYLA ABRAHAM
Ms. Shyla Abraham
Assistant Professor
Shyla Abraham is a double postgraduate in English Literature, a trained teacher and a certified counsellor with over18 years of teaching experience.She has been a member of the Board of Examiners for various universities like Bangalore University, CMR and REVA and for autonomous colleges like Indian Academy. She is also on the Board of Studies of REVA University. She has presented papers on ELT and Literature at various National and International conferences and has published papers in many National and International Journals of repute. She is also a member of ELT@I and has conducted workshops and delivered guest lectures in various colleges. A passionate teacher, she has received various certificates of appreciation for her teaching and was the recipient of the Best Teacher Award from REVA University in 2016
SUDESHNA DAS
Ms. Sudeshna Das
Assistant Professor
Sudeshna Das has completed her M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from Tezpur Central University, Assam and holds an M.Phil. Degree from Christ University in Bangalore, Karnataka. Besides this she is also a UGC NET degree holder. Her area of specialization includes print media, development communication & film studies. Her prior teaching experiences include the position of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies, Garden City College, Bangalore. She has been instrumental in organizing several film festivals, seminars and conferences, workshops, photography exhibitions, guide for dissertations etc. during her stint. She has been a BOS Member and external examiner for other universities in Bangalore. Besides devising the syllabus components for Journalism and Mass Communication her main core focus is in Lab Journal Production, Film Screening and Appreciation Sessions to Wall Magazine Productions and Research activities. She has presented over 10 research papers in national and international seminars and conferences and won the Best Paper Award for the paper titled ‘An Exploratory Study of Youth Awareness of Propaganda Aspect in War Films’. Prior to this, she has also interned with esteemed newspaper organizations like ‘The Hindu’ and ‘he Assam Tribune’ and regional TV News Channel ‘Newslive’. Presently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. from DOS in Journalism and Communication, University of Mysore, Karnataka.
Dr. HEMANTHA KUMAR V<
Dr. Hemantha Kumar V.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Hemantha Kumar V has completed his M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology) and M.Phil. in Psychology and is qualified in UGC-NET/JRF following which he pursued his Ph.D. in Psychology. Besides this, he has also completed a PG Diploma in Human Resource Management from Bangalore University and has more than ten years of teaching experience and organizational experience as a Clinical Psychologist. He has participated and presented research papers on various topics like Coping Strategies, Anxiety and Depression in Adolescent students etc. in National and International Conferences across the country. His research papers have received wide recognition and he has been awarded with the BEST SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD in many National and International Conferences. His key strengths are Guidance and Counselling, Mental Health, Research in Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology, and Adolescent Mental Health etc. His research papers were published in National and International Journals. He is also the BOE Member of Bangalore University and a question paper setter for other private universities. The areas of his academic interests are – Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Psychotherapy and Counseling, Criminal Psychology, Adolescent psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology and Human Resource Management.
AJESH C
Mr. Ajesh C.
Assistant Professor
Ajesh C has over nine years of experience in teaching. He holds a Masters Degree in English and his area of specialization includes American Literature, Indian Literature in English and English Language Teaching. He is passionate about teaching and making significant and lasting impacts in the lives of his students. He has secured President’s Academic Merit Award for scoring the highest marks for English in the Mangalore University Examination during his BA in English from Crossland College, Udupi. Prior to teaming up with REVA University, he has worked with Pre-University Colleges, Degree colleges and NGOs.
Dr. Abhisarika Prajapati
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.
Mr. Ogi Reddy Shivakumar
Mr. Ogi Reddy Shivakumar
Assistant Professor
Mr. Ogi Reddy Shivakumar has completed his M.Sc. in Electronic Media from Bangalore University. He is an experienced cinematographer, photographer and Video Editor. He has been working in this field for the past five years. His main areas of interest are Cinematography, Photography and Video Editing. He has professional experience as Photographer in Product, Food, Wildlife, Fashion, Events. As a Cinematographer and Video Editor, he has experience in production of Documentaries, Short Films, E-Learning, Ads, Serials, Films, and Corporate Event Coverage etc. with the skills of Direction, Designing, VFX and Animation.
SWATHIKA Y. S.
Ms. Swathika Y. S.
Teaching Associate
Swathika Y. S. completed her M.A. in English Literature from Jain University. Being a literary enthusiast by nature, her areas of interests include Critical Theories, European Literature, Cultural Studies, Psychology and Myths. She has presented research papers in National and International Conferences and is entitled to publications in various reputed international journals. She is actively involved in student activities and has exceptional organizational skills.

Guest Faculty Members

Mr. Ishwar Daithota
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
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
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
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
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.