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The department attempts at integrating human values and social concerns with technical education. It undertakes teaching and research programmes in the areas of English, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, IPR , Fine Arts and related interdisciplinary subjects over the years, it has grown into a full-fledged and dynamic department, teaching core and elective subjects across B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, MBA and MCA classes.


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Smita Jha

 
 
Associate Professor
runalfhs[at]iitr.ac.in
Ph No: +95-1332-285899(O)
 
   

Areas of Interest

  • Linguistics, Indian writing in English/Commonwealth Literature, Contemporary literary theory, Indian Writing in English: A Critical Study of Manohar Malgonkar's Short Stories

Professional Background

FromToDesignationOrganisation
2007On GoingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology
19922007LecturerBihar University

Honors and Awards

AwardInstituteYear
Brand AmbassadorIndian Medical Association2009
Award of HonourNSS,IITR2011
Blood Donation AwardGovernment Hospital2011
Best Humanitarian AwardIndian Medical Association2010
Best Social WorkerUttarakhand Government2009

Educational Details

DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D, PGDTEEnglishCentral Institute of English and Foreign Language, Hyderabad

Administrative Background

FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2012On GoingO/C Time TableDepartment of HSS,IITR,Roorkee.
2012On GoingO/C Language Lab,Department of Humanities & Social SciencesIITR.Roorkee.
20092010Member,Inreview CommitteeDepartment of Management Studies
20112011Member,Admission 1st yearIITR
2009On GoingProgramme Officer,NSSIITR
2010On GoingDepartmental Representative on Board of StudiesIIT,ROORKEE
20102010MemberConvocation Committee,IIT,Roorkee
20102011CO-COORDINATORCognizance,IIT,ROORKEE

Participation in seminars

NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International conf. on Humanities & social sciencesSRM,ModinagarICT18-04-2012
workshop on MelvilleUCD,Dublin,IrelandAmerican Research Centre11-07-2010
Space(Dis)locationGlasgow,UKGlasgow University24-05-2012
33rd Linguistics ConferenceChandigarhLinguistic Society of India01-10-2011
MELUSHyderabadAmerican Studies Centre24-09-2011
National Conference on English Language TeachingJalandharUGC26-02-2011
Seminar on media and the new world orderDelhi UniversityUGC05-02-2011
South Asian Literary AssociationLos Angels,USASALA07-01-2011
perspectives on CosmologyIndian Institute of Science,BangloreIIS02-12-2010
Seminar on Text at workBhubneshwerUGC09-11-2010
Rakta PravahIndian Medical Association, DeharadunIMA12-08-2010
National Conference on Culture and Contemporary in the Modern Novel in English in IndiaB.R.A.Bihar UniversityUGC19-11-2003
47th All India English language conferenceLucknowAIETA27-12-2003
commonwealth conferenceIITRIITR13-10-2005
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesBhubneshwerIACLALS16-02-1009
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Indian Poetry in EnglishM.D.D.M College,BiharUGC20-12-2005
International Philosophical Congress 81st SessionDelhi UniversityPhilosophical Congress15-12-2006
World Philosophical CongressMumbai UniversityPhilosophical Congress24-12-2009
International Conference on India in Canada and Canada in IndiaCordoba, SpainAEEII29-07-2009
International Seminar on Exploring Cultural Relocations & Hybrid IdentitiesJaipurIRJS15-08-2009
national symposium on Ethnicity, Identity and Contemporary Indian LiteratureIIT,RoorkeeSahitya Akademi31-03-2008
53rd All Indian English Teachers' Association ConferenceHardwarAIETA18-12-2008
National Conference on Ethics and Aesthetics in Indian Literary PracticesUdaipurUGC24-09-2008
National Seminar on Treatment of Socio-Cultural Issues in Contemporary Indian English Novel L.N.Mithila UniversityUGC2007-05-05
National Conference on Women liberation and Portrayal of Women in Modern English Literature ishMuzaffarpur,Bihar.University Grant Commission27-05-2006
39th All Indian English Teachers' ConferenceChennaiAIETA28-12-1990
National Seminar on Indo-Anglian FictionDharahmshalaUGC14-03-1990
International Conference on Contemporary IssuesChandigarhMelus25-02-2010
Seminar on ContemporaryPoetryaMuzaffarpurUGC20-12-2005
Rashtriya Hindi WorkshopIndian Institute of Technology,RoorkeeIITR24-09-2009
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesKarnatakaCommonwealth Association16-02-1009

Memberships

  • Indian Philosophical Congress, Life Member
  • IACLALS (Indian Association for Commonwealth Lit. & Lang.), Life Member
  • All India English Teachers Association, Life Member
  • All India Linguistics Association, Life Member
  • Melus-Melow, Life Member
  • International Linguistics Association, Life Member

Teaching Engagements

TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION501HS-501Autumn
Modern DramaIHS-05UGSpring
English001PreparatorySpring
LinguisticsIHS-12UGSpring
Technical CommunicationHS-101First YearSpring

PHDs Supervised

TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Crime and Environment in the novels of Graham GreeneSresha YadavO1
Feminism in the Novels of Gloria NayloreAnurag KumarO1
The Poetry of H.L.V.Derozio:An AssessmentDivya DubeyA1
E.M.ForsterArchana KumariA1
political history of Indian writing in englishSndhya RashmiA1
NOVELS OF NAYANTARA SehgalSUNIL KUMARA1

Visits to outside institutions

Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
SRM University,ModinagarGuest Speaker17-03-2012
Institute of Management Studies,Dehradunkey-note speaker18-04-2012
Institute of Technology,DehradunGuest Speaker17-02-2012
University of CordobaChairperson/plenary speaker29-06-2009
Indian Institute of ScienceGuest Speaker,Bagalore10-12-2010

Courses or Conferences Organised

Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Workshop on Research MethodologyQIP,IITR,ROORKEE15-11-1012
SHORT TERM COURSE ON MACRO HUMAN CULTUREquality improvement programme,IITR07-06-2010
workshop on performance managementquality improvement programme,IITR26-09-2009

Books Authored

Theme of Self Perpetuation in the Novels of E.M. Forster
By: Smita Jha
Published by: Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi Page No: (Vol ) year: 2004
Language Learning : Secong Language Acquisition
By: Smita Jha
Published by: Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi Page No: (Vol ) year: 2004
Indianisons and Dialogue in Arun Joshi's Novels
By: Smita Jha
Published by: Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi Page No: (Vol ) year: 2006
Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide: Mythology of Discovery
By: Smita Jha
Published by: Points of View, Ghaziabad Page No: (Vol ) year: 2005
Doris Lessing : An Overview
By: Smita Jha
Published by: Remarkings Page No: (Vol ) year: 2008

Refereed Journal Papers

Graham Greene's Novels: A Search for Religion
By: Smita Jha
Published in: The Philosophical Congress Souvenir Vol: 47th Session 2003 Date: 2003
The Dark Dancer: A Critique
By: Smita Jha
Published in: Indian Journal of English Studies, New Delhi Date: 2004
Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People : A Critique
By: Smita Jha
Published in: Cyber Literature Journal Vol: (Pg ) Date: 2007