Smita Jha - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Smita Jha
Smita Jha Professor
Professional Background
2007-01-01OngoingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology
2012-01-013 years Associate ProfessorHSS, IITR
1992-01-0115 years LecturerBihar University
Multiple Posts
2012-01-01OngoingO/C Time TableDepartment of HSS,IITR,Roorkee.
2012-01-01OngoingO/C Language Lab,Department of Humanities & Social SciencesIITR.Roorkee.
2009-01-011 year Member,Inreview CommitteeDepartment of Management Studies
2014-01-01Ongoingmember, Faculty Serach CommitteeFSC
2015-01-01OngoingNODAL OFFICERRastrya Avishkar Abhiyaan, MHRD
2011-01-01Member,Admission 1st yearIITR
2009-01-018 years Faculty coordinatorNational Service Scheme
2009-01-01OngoingProgramme Officer,NSSIITR
2010-01-01OngoingDepartmental Representative on Board of StudiesIIT,ROORKEE
2010-01-01MemberConvocation Committee,IIT,Roorkee
2010-01-011 year CO-COORDINATORCognizance,IIT,ROORKEE
2020-07-07Ongoing• Program Officer, NSS (National Service Scheme), IITR from 2009 to On Going. • Member, Inreview Committee, Department of ManaIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Gold MedalB.R.A Bihar University1986
Summer FellowshipAmerican Research Center, University of Dublin, Ireland.2009
Member, Editorial boardEnglish Language Teaching & Linguistics Studies international open-access journal published by Schol2022
Gold MedalB.R.A.Bihar University1988
Visiting Research FellowshipBritish Columbia Law School, New York2010
distinction StylisticsCIEFL,Hyderabad2020
• Distinction in PhoneticsCIEFL, Hyderabad1996
Blood Donation AwardGovernment Hospital2011
Brand AmbassadorIndian Medical Association2009
Best Humanitarian AwardIndian Medical Association2010
• Award of honor from IMA Indian Medical Association for organizing a blood camp making national record of Blood donation, 2012017
short-listed for Fulbright fellowshipNehru Fulbright Fellowship2013
Award of HonourNSS,IITR2011
• Short-listed for FellowshipInstitute of Advanced Study, Shimla 2012
Best Social WorkerUttarakhand Government2009
Educational Details
Ph.D, PGDTEEnglishCentral Institute of English and Foreign Language, Hyderabad2020
First in First Class (Gold medalist) B.A. Honours B.R.A.Bihar University 2020
First in First Class( Gold Medalist)M.A.B.R.A.BIHAR UNIVERSITY 2020
diplomaNeuro-linguistic programmingMiddlesex University , London 2016
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
International conf. on Humanities & social sciencesSRM,ModinagarICT2012-01
International Conference on Humor StudiesHoly Name University, OaklandInternational Humor Society2020-07
Global Research Forum on Diaspora and TransnationalismNew DelhiGlobal Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism2020-07
3rd International ELT CONFERENCELucknowAmity University2020-07
International Conference on The divine and the human: Early modern mystic poets of India and Spain JNUThe Centre for Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,2020-07
workshop on MelvilleUCD,Dublin,IrelandAmerican Research Centre2010-01
Space(Dis)locationGlasgow,UKGlasgow University2012-01
33rd Linguistics ConferenceChandigarhLinguistic Society of India2011-01
MELUSHyderabadAmerican Studies Centre2011-01
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesKarnatakaCommonwealth Association2009-01
National Conference on English Language TeachingJalandharUGC2011-01
Seminar on media and the new world orderDelhi UniversityUGC2011-01
South Asian Literary AssociationLos Angels,USASALA2011-01
Writing India: Revisiting Historiographies, Ideology, and GenreJNU, NEW DELHI, 2017JNU2020-07
perspectives on CosmologyIndian Institute of Science,BangloreIIS2010-01
• Workshop on Brain, Computation and LearningIISC, Bangaluru,2017IISC2020-07
Seminar on Text at workBhubneshwerUGC2010-01
Rakta PravahIndian Medical Association, DeharadunIMA2010-01
International conference• Center for Spanish language studies, JNU, New Delhi• Center for Spanish language studies2020-07
International conference on PartitionJamia Milia IslamiaJamia Milia Islamia2020-07
National Conference on Culture and Contemporary in the Modern Novel in English in IndiaB.R.A.Bihar UniversityUGC2003-01
two-days International Seminar on Higher Education through Mother-Tongue: Problems and Prospects, MAMARCH 7-8, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2017• UGC Sponsored 2020-07
47th All India English language conferenceLucknowAIETA2003-01
commonwealth conferenceIITRIITR2005-01
Commonwealth Literature and language StudiesBhubneshwerIACLALS2020-07
National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Indian Poetry in EnglishM.D.D.M College,BiharUGC2005-01
International Philosophical Congress 81st SessionDelhi UniversityPhilosophical Congress2006-01
World Philosophical CongressMumbai UniversityPhilosophical Congress2009-01
International Conference Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, March 22nd 2018Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, March 22nd 20182020-07
• International Conferences on Human RightsTexas Tech, Lubbock, USA, April, 2018.Texas Tech, Lubbock, USA, April, 2018.2020-07
International Conference on India in Canada and Canada in IndiaCordoba, SpainAEEII2009-01
• International Conference on Bicentenary year of Emily Bronte and Elizabeth GaskellCambridge,UKAnglia Ruskin University, Cambridge2020-07
International Seminar on Exploring Cultural Relocations & Hybrid IdentitiesJaipurIRJS2009-01
national symposium on Ethnicity, Identity and Contemporary Indian LiteratureIIT,RoorkeeSahitya Akademi2008-01
53rd All Indian English Teachers' Association ConferenceHardwarAIETA2008-01
• National Conference on Swachha Abhiyaan HyderabadNIREC2020-07
National Conference on Ethics and Aesthetics in Indian Literary PracticesUdaipurUGC2008-01
• International Conference of Linguistics SocietyIIT, GUWAHATILinguistic society of India2016-01
• International Conference on Women EmpowermentNew DelhiNiti Aayog2020-07
• International Conference of Linguistics India Society, MysoreIIOFLIndian Institute of Languages, Mysore 2020-07
National Seminar on Treatment of Socio-Cultural Issues in Contemporary Indian English Novel L.N.Mithila UniversityUGC2020-07
• 27th International Conference on Humour StudiesOakland, CA.Holy Name University2015-01
National Conference on Women liberation and Portrayal of Women in Modern English Literature ishMuzaffarpur,Bihar.University Grant Commission2006-01
39th All Indian English Teachers' ConferenceChennaiAIETA1990-01
National Seminar on Indo-Anglian FictionDharahmshalaUGC1990-01
International Conference on Contemporary IssuesChandigarhMelus2010-01
Seminar on ContemporaryPoetryaMuzaffarpurUGC2005-01
Rashtriya Hindi WorkshopIndian Institute of Technology,RoorkeeIITR2009-01
  • 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
Modern DramaIHS-05UGSpring
Technical CommunicationHS-101First YearSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Crime and Environment in the novels of Graham GreeneSresha YadavO2020-07
Feminism in the Novels of Gloria NayloreAnurag KumarO2020-07
The Poetry of H.L.V.Derozio:An AssessmentDivya DubeyO2020-07
Feminism in Manju KapoorReena ChauhanO2020-07
Dalit Studies Ms. Riya MukherjiO2014-01
Socio-politico Condition of Independent India: A Study SUNIL KUMARO2020-07
E.M.ForsterArchana KumariO2020-07
political history of Indian writing in englishSndhya RashmiO2020-07
Ecriture Feminism in Margaret AtwoodMs Rachna AroraO2013-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
SRM University,ModinagarGuest Speaker2012-01-01
Holyname University,OAKLAND, USATo interact with the research students 2020-07-07
Institute of Management Studies,Dehradunkey-note speaker2012-01-01
NIT,SuratSubject Expert2020-07-07
Institute of Technology,DehradunGuest Speaker2012-01-01
Stanford University, CA, USA.To interact with the students of social Service, , 20152015-01-01
University of CordobaChairperson/plenary speaker2009-01-01
NIT, NagpurFaculty Development Program2020-07-07
Indian Institute of ScienceGuest Speaker,Bagalore2010-01-01
Middlesex University, LondonTo attend a course and to interact with students of Linguistics in Middlesex University, London2016-01-01
JNUdeliver a talk2020-07-07
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridgeto deliver talk2020-07-07
Jamia Miliadeliver a talk2020-07-07
The Centre for Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in collaboration with GRISO, University of Navarra, Spain and the ICCRJNU2015-01
Spanish Hispanism • Center for Spanish language studies2018-01
• International Conference on Women EmpowermentNiti Aayog2018-01
• International Conference on Bicentenary year of Emily Bronte Cambridge2018-01
Indian DiasporaJamia Milia Islamia2018-01
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Macro Human Culture QIP, IITR2020-07
• workshop on performance management QIP2020-07
Research Methodology QIP, IITR2012-01
Fundamentals of Sociolinguistics QIP,IITR2014-01
• One-day Workshop on Semiotic Approach to Feminist Studies QIP,IITR2020-07
Significance of literary theory in Humanities & Social SciencesQIP,IITR2020-07
• Workshop on Research Methodology sponsored QIP, IITR,ROORKEE2020-07
• One-day Workshop on Translation in Post-colonial IndiaQIP, IITR2013-01
• One-day workshop on Challenges to ProfessionalismQIP,IITR2014-01
• One-Day workshop on Teaching English in India: Problem & Strategy QIP, IITR2016-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Workshop on Research MethodologyQIP,IITR,ROORKEE2020-07
SHORT TERM COURSE ON MACRO HUMAN CULTUREquality improvement programme,IITR2010-01
workshop on performance managementquality improvement programme,IITR2009-01
English Language Teaching In India: Problems & Strategies qip, IIT,Roorkee2020-07
SANKALPNSS, IIT,Roorkee2020-07
• Organized Global Initiative Academic Networking course (GIAN) on Semiotic Approach to Feminist StuGIAN2020-07
Special Lectures Delivered
Youth and Morality Women's college, Roorkee.2020-07
Art of TeachingJawahar Navodaya School, Roorkee2020-07
Indian PartitionJamia Milia Islamia2018-01
National International Collaboration
Organized GIAN in association with Texas Tech University, USA.Texas TechH University
Books Authored

Single Authored

1. Jha, Smita. Nativization of English Prose: A Study of Indianism, Dialogue, Translation, Transcreation,Transliteration and Coined Words in the Novels of Arun Joshi, Jain Brothers, New Delhi,2010.

2.Partition: A Historical and Litearay Perspectives:( The Horrors and Brutalitites of Indian Partition),VDM Publishing House, Mauritius, 2010.

3. E.M.Forster as Biographer,Lambert Academic Publication, Germany,2011.


  1. Nawale,Jha Smita & Anandita Chatterjee,Ethics & Identity in contemporary Indian English Writing,Autthors Press,2012
  2. Indian Aesthetics/Poetics and Reading of Indian English Literature(editor:Dr.Smita jha published by Yking Press, Jaipur, India. 
Refereed Journal Papers

1. Jha, Smita.The Comic Stance: A Study of Malgonkar's Short Stories,  Points of View, Vol.VI.No. 1, Summer 1999, Ghaziabad, pp.103-109.

 2. Jha, Smita.Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tides: Mythology of Discovery, Points Of View, Vol. XII,No.1, Summer 2005, Ghaziabad,pp.83-80.

 3. Jha,Smita. Quest for Identity in Chinua Achebe's The African Triology, Re-Markings, Vol.2, No.1, March2003, Agra, pp.106-112. 

 4. Jha, Smita. Doris Lessings: An Overview, Re-markings,Vol.7,No.1, March2008, Agra,pp.88-89.

 5. Jha, Smita. Religion in Graham Greene, Journal of Philosophical Congress (78th Session, October 17-20, 2003, pp.36-39. 

 6. Jha, Smita.  Literature and Philosophy, The Quest, Vol.23, No.2, December 2009, Ranchi,pp.22-27..

 7. Jha, Smita.  Ethnicity and Identity: An Approach to Jhumpa Lahiri's the Namesake, ICFAI Journal, Vol.I, No.2, November2008, Hyderabad,pp.39-43.

 8. Jha, Smita.  Loss of Human Values: An Approach to The Inheritance of Loss, The  Atlantic Critical Review, Vol.8No.3, July-September,2009,New Delhi,pp.95-101.

9. Nagendra & Smita Jha. Chinua Achebe's A Man Of People: A Critique, Cyber Literatute, Vol.xix &xx, no.I& II, January & December 2007, Patna, pp.75-84.

10. Jha, Smita. Things Fall Apart: A Study by Chinua Achebe, International African Journal (IRCLAC,2009)pp.96-110.

11. Jha, Smita. Crisis of Identity in Chinua Achebe's A Man of People, Journal of African Literature, no.7, 2010, Philadelphia, pp.111-128.

12. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Character Analysis of Andrews in Graham Greene's The Man Within, Language In India, vol.10: 12 December, 2010, pp.227-233.

13. Jha, Smita. Shakespeare's Soliloquies: A Cognitive Analysis, published in 32 nd All India Conference, Linguistic Society of India, pp.222-225.

14. Jha, Smita. Q & A and The White Tiger: A Postcolonial and Global Perspective, World Image Music, Vol II, July2010,pp.150-162.

15. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  A Framework for Author's Identification of Questioned Documents: Forensic and Linguistic Convergence, MJAL: An International Journal, 3:1, Winter 2011,pp.1-7.

16. Jha, Smita.  Anita Desai, Margaret Atwood and Gloria Naylor: A Study of Female Psyche, Search: A Journal of Arts, Humanities & Management, vol.ii, Dec.2009,DDCE, Bhubneshwar,pp.80-91.

17. Kumar, Anurag & Smita Jha. A Saga of Female Bonding, Journal of the African Literature Association,(JALA).,Philadelphia,PA,March,pp.111-121.

18. Jha, Smita. Theory of Impossibility of Knowledge: A Study of The Calcutta Cromosome, Dialogue, no.19 (Autumn 2010), pp.136-148.

19. Kumar,Anurag & Smita Jha.  The Women of Brewster Place, The Atlantic Literary Review, vol.12 no.1, January-March 2011,pp.1-12.

20. Jha, Smita.  E-Women Indian Interview: , Chicago July, 2011.

21. Jha, Smita. The Dark Dancer: A Critique, Illuminati, Journal, Vol.II, 2011, Atlantic Publisher,New Delhi. 

22. Kumar Anurag & Smita Jha. From Margin to Centre: Reading Gloria Naylor's Baily's Cafe, Atlantic Critical Review, vol11, October2011.

23.  Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  Exploring Criminological Perspectives in Anita Desai's Cry the Peacock, IUP Journal of English Studies, Vol.,vi no3,pp.51-55, September,2011.

24. Sinha , Babita, Smita Jha & Nalin Negi. Migration and Empowerment: The Experience of Women in Households in India, Journal Gender Studies, Francis & Taylor,Mortimer Street, London, U.K.,Routledge,27 March.2012, vol.21, no 1,pp.61-76.

25. Jha, Smita.  Book Review on Sangya Balya, Impression On line, 2012.

26. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Major Trends of Criticism regarding Graham Greene’s Novels, The Atlantic Review, Vol.13 , November 2, April-June 2012, pp.38-51.

27. Jha, Smita.  A Historical Survery of Indian Novels in English, Serach: A Joournal of Arts, Humanities & Management. VolII July 2012.  

28. Krishna, Niyathi & Smita Jha. In search of sexuality and spirituality: The unveiled womanhood in Sarah Joseph’s The scent of the other side accepted by Atlantic Critical Review.

29.  Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha. Victim of Fate or Choice: A Study of Greene’s The Heart of the Matter,  3L: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies – Vol 18(4): 159 – 166

30. Jha, Smita. Revisiting the Classics: A Case Study of Moby Dick, Middle Flight, Vol.2 OCTOBER 2013 No.1, pp.210221.

31. Jha, Smita. Pragama Discourse Analysis of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, The Atlantic Literary Review, January-March 2014, Vol. 15 No. 1, PP 1-8.New Delhi

32. Mukherji, Riya & Smita Jha, “Locating the subaltern otherness”: Politics of identity in select Dalit Autobiographies” Social Action, Indian Institute of  Dalit Studies, 2014,New Delh,pp.28-35i.

33. Muhkerjee, Riya & Smita Jha: The Consciousness of Dalit Selfhood: Narration of History in Dalit Autobiographies' The Indian Journal of Social WorkTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

34. Jha, Smita: Linguistics and cognitive Paradigm in Meena’s Alexander’s Manhattan Music to Atlantic journal, New Delhi. 

35. Mukherjee,Riya & Smta jha Differential citizenship: questioning the dalit claim to equal citizenship through a projection of difference, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, : 17 Jul 2016.ISSN: 1350-4630 (Print) 1363-0296 (Online), pp1-15, Routledge Taylor & Francis. 

36. Smita Jha, The Sinner-Saint Syndrome in Graham Greene’s Novels, Volume 8, Number  1 2016 January-March, Rupkatha journal . 

37.  Mukherjee, Riya & Smita Jha. Locating the Subalterns Otherness: Politics of Identity in Select Dalit Autobiographies, Social Action: A quarterly Review of Social Trends, July September 2014, vol64 no.3,pp-294-308.

38. Jha, Smita,  Pragna-Discourse Analysis of Aristotle Rhetoric, The Atlantic Literary Review, Vol.15, No.1 ( January-March2014) pp.1-9. 

39.Arora, Rachna, and Smita Jha. Women’s Body as the site of Encroachment: A critical Study of Amrita Pritam’s Novel Pinjar". Social Sciences Review, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2016.

40 Jha, Smita. The Sinner-Saint Syndrome in Graham Greene’s Novels.Rukatha journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, V8N12016.PP 161-168.Link: 

41. Mukherji, Riya , and Smita Jha. “Narrative of Protest: Interrogating the Aboriginal Identarian Ethos in Alice Nannup’s When the Pelican Laughed Asian Quarterly IASE, Vol5 no3   Pune, August, 2016.pp 5-19.

42. Mukherjee, Riya and Smita Jha. “The Consciousness of Dalit Selfhood: Narration of History in Dalit Autobiographies”. Indian Journal of Social Work: Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Vol. 76 No. 4. Pp 507-520. 2015. (SSCI Indexed).


Chapters in Books:

1. Jha, Smita. Pidgins and Creoles, English Language Teaching, ed. Meenakshi Raman, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, pp.199-206.

2.Jha, Smita. E.M.Forster and the theme of Self-Perpetuation, Studies in Literature in English, Atlantic Publishers, 2006, Vol.XII, PP.66-80.

3. Jha, Smita.  A River With Three Banks: A Prtition Novel, Perspetives on the Partition Fiction of the Indian Sub-continent, ed Tejinder Kaur &N.K.Neb, Nirmal Publication, Jalandhar, 2007,pp.195-202.

4. Jha, Smita. Honing Skills for Performance Management, Soft Skills, Jain Brothers, New Delhi,2009,pp.366-374.

5. Jha, Smita. Literature and Philosophy, Reflections on English Studies, Darbhanga, 2009,pp.109-115.

6.Jha, Smita.  Loneliness in Anita Desai's Female Characters, Erasing Barricades: Women in Indian Literature, Delhi, 2010, pp.84-90.

7. Jha, Smita. Ethics and Identity in Contemporary Indian English Poetry in Ethics and Aesthetics: Essays in Indian Literature eds. Seema Malik & Seema Kashyap, Creative Books: New Delhi, 2010, pp.198-204.

8. Jha, Smita. Crisis of Indian Secularism: A Study of Untouchable, Waiting for Mahatma and Train to Pakistan, Indo-english fiction: New Perspectives,ed. Dr. Nawale, Aadi Publication, Jaipur,2011,pp.23-32.

9. Jha, Smita. Midnight’s children: A Study in Myth and Realism, Booker Prize Winner Indian English Novels, ed. Dr. Nawale and Dr. Bite, Avishkar Publications, Jaipur, 2011,pp.12-19.

10. Jha, Smita. The Inheritance of Loss: Perspective on Post Colonial and Globalization Approached. Dr. A.k.Saini, Pointer Publication, Jaipur, 2011, pp.29-37.

11. Jha, Smita. Gender Perspectives on Women in India: Trials and Triumphs ed. Dr. Sweta Prasad, New Delhi, 2011pp.88-96. 

 12. Jha, Smita. Vedantic Aspect of the Albigensian Philosophy: A Study of the Serpent & the Rope, Global Responses to Indo-English Literature, ed.Dr. Nawale & Prof. Amrendra Sharma, Jaipur,2012,pp-56-67.

13. Jha, Smita. Indu in Dilemma: A Critical Analysis Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows, Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction: A Study ed. By Vishwanath Bite, Department of English, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Maharastra, 2012,pp.34-45.

14. Jha, Smita. Magic of Words: An Art to enrich Vocabulary, CT & ELT: Prospects and Perspective, Lambert Publishing, Germany, 2012, ed. Dr. Ashok K. Saini. Deptt. of English Language,State Council of Educational Research & Training, Uttarakhand, pp-25-36.

15. Jha, Smita. A Thematic Study of The Calcutta Chromosome ,Amitav Ghosh, ed. Vivekananda Jha, BRPC Publication, New Delhi,2012, pp.55-67.

16. Jha, Smita. English Language Teaching in India: Problems and Startegies, Teaching of English: New Dimensions, New Delhi, 2011,pp-318-25.

17. Yadav, Sresha & Smita Jha.  Reshaping Mind and Behaviour: Media and Its Impacts in Media and the New World Order, Wisdom Publications, Delhi: 2012, pp.194-199. 

19. Jha, Smita. Indian Sensibility and Identity in the Poems of Ezekiel, Ramanujan and Parthasarthy, ed Ethics & Identity, Authors Press, New Delhi, pp-8-16, 2012.

20.  Merging Diversity: Transnationalism in Bharati Mukherjee's Wife in Discursive Passage (An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism) Yking Books Vol.II,PP 229-240( ed.  by Bishun Kumar & Ajay K. Chaubey)

21.  Linguistic & Cognitive Paradigm in Meena Alexander's Manhattan Music:Transnational Passages(An Anthology of Diaspora Criticism)Yking Books Vol.I,PP 229-240( ed.  by Bishun Kumar & Ajay K. Chaubey) pp. 209-220.


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