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«Dr. G. Baskaran, M.A, M.Phil, PhD. Dean & Professor of English Gandhigram Rural Institute [Deemed University] Gandhigram – 624 302 India Phone: (O) ...»

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Dr. G. Baskaran, M.A, M.Phil, PhD.

Dean & Professor of English

Gandhigram Rural Institute [Deemed University]

Gandhigram – 624 302 India

Phone: (O) 0451-2452371 to 76 Extension No: 2011

Fax: 0451 - 2454466

Email: rgbaskaran@gmail.com



Father’s Name : R.Gavarappan

Date of Birth : 05.07.1961

Age : 53 years

Sex : Male Nationality : Indian Religion : Hindu J-7, Shanthi Sadan Apartments

Residence :

Kochadai Main Road Madurai – 625 016 INDIA Education Ph.D., 1995, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai M.Phil. (English), 1987, St. Joseph’s College, [Affiliated to Bharathidasan University], Trichy.

M.A. (English), 1985, VHNSN College, [Affiliated to M K University], Virudhunagar.

Teaching Experience Designation University/Institution From Date To Date No of Years Professor of GRI-DU 24.02.2013 Till Date 2years/6 months English (CAS) considering the past service Associate GRI-DU 24.02.2012 23.02.2013 1year Professor Reader/Associate VHNSN College, 27.07.1998 23.02.2012 14yrs/5Months/ Professor Virudhunagar 4Days Lecturer (SS) VHNSN College, 10.01.1995 26.07.1998 3yrs/6months/ Virudhunagar 16days Lecturer VHNSN College, 08.01.1988 09.01.1995 7 Virudhunagar Titles of Dissertation M.Phil. :“The Predicament of Individuals in Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock, Voices in the City and Where Shall We Go This Summer?

Ph.D. :“Indo-Anglian-Anglo-Indian Fiction: A Study of Motives and Methods”.

Academic Council Member:

• Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, 13.04. 2015 Madurai Kamaraj University Nominee, Kodaikanal Christian College, Kodaikanal. 2009 – 2011.

Areas of Specialization Indian Writing in English Comparative Literature Postcolonial Literature Communicative English American Literature English Language Teaching Commonwealth Literature Approved Guide Ph. D Program - Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram M.Phil Program - Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram Courses Attended

1. Refresher Course, Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry Theme: Commonwealth Literature and Theory, 1999

2. Course on American Civilization, ASRC, Hyderabad, Theme: American Liteature, History and Political Science, 1996

3. Refresher Course, Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry Theme: New Literatures,

4. Orientation Course, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, 1988


1. UGC sponsored Major Research Project on “Diaspora Discourses: Displacement, Displacement, Migration, and Cultural Exchange in the Post Rushdie Indian Fiction in English” 2011-13. Completed.

2. UGC sponsored Minor Research Project on “Gender Relations in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays” 2007-09 - Completed

Project Applied:

1. “Socio-Political Dimensions in Postcolonial Texts and Sub-Texts in Indian English Literature”. Proposal submitted to ICSSR, New Delhi.

2. “Of Dislocations and Suppressed Communities in West and USA: A Reading of Indian Diaspora with Special Reference to Women Writing in English”. Proposal submitted to UGC, New Delhi.

Seminars Organized

1. UGC sponsored Two Day National Seminar on “Indian English Fiction of the New Millennium” organished by the Faculty of English & Foreign Languages, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University on 11th & 12th February 2013.

2. UGC sponsored Two Day National Seminar:

University Grants Commission has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 60,000 for the conduct of a Two Day national Level Seminar on “Vision and Performance: Commonwealth Plays in English”. Order no: SEM-1709/11

3. UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Polemics of Post-colonial Studies”Cocoordinator, March 2007.

Workshop Organized

1) One day Workshop on “Teaching Second Language through Environmental Issues”, 24th August 2015. Conduct of Workshop by Prof N. Krishnaswamy, Former Professor of English, CIEFL (now FLU), Hyderabad and Ms. Lalitha Krishnaswamy, Former Principal, Hyderabad English School.

2) One Day International Workshop on “Soft Skills for Indian College Teachers,Professionals and Business Executives” 14th October 2010. Conduct of Workshop by Prof. M.S.Tirumalai, Dean of Academic Affairs, Bethany College of Missions, Minnesota, U.S.A.

3) One Day International Conference on “Research Methods in English Literature and Language” 15th March 2010. Conduct of Workshop by Prof. Ravi Sheroy of Oklohoma State University, Stillwater, USA

4) One Day Workshop on “Academic Writing for Researchers” 14th December 2009.

Conduct of Workshop by Prof. N. Ram from Erithiria and Dr. S. P. Dhanavel, Anna University,Chennai.

5) Two Day National Level Workshop on “Application of Statistical Tools in Social Science Research” sponsored by IQAC, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar on 9th & 10th October 2009.

6) One Day Workshop on “Effective Thesis Writing in English” 5th October 2007 Conduct of the Workshop by Prof. F. A. Rahim, Annamalai University, Chidambaram and Dr.S.P.Dhanavel, Anna University, Chennai.

Village Placement Programme Organized 7 Day Village Placement Programme for I & II M A (E & CS) GRI-DU students at Tirumalaikeni from 7th December to 13th December 2013.

TEFL Webinar Course

1. Attended TEFL WEBINAR COURSE “Shaping the Way We Teach English”, organished by Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of educational & Cultural Affairs, U S Department of State, U S Embassy, New Delhi. 5th October -30th November 2011.

2. Attended TEFL WEBINAR COURSE “Shaping the Way We Teach English”, organished by Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of educational & Cultural Affairs, U S Department of State, U S Embassy, New Delhi. 13 July – 7 September 2011.

Administrative Experience

1. Dean, FEFL, GRI-DU, 13 April 2015 Officer on Special Duty, Publication Unit, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram – 624 302. August 2012 –

3. Co-ordinator, English Language Lab, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar. 2005 – 2012.

4. Observer at St. Xavier’s College of Education, Palayamkottai 23&24th September 2010.

5. Additional Superintendent nominated by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai at PSR College of Education, Sivakasi June 2008.

Responsibilities at GRI-DU

1. Member, eNews, since 2015Member, GRI Society, since 2015Member, SPACE Committee, since 2014Member, Website Management Advisory Committee, since 2014Member, Dr. G. Ramachandran Library Committee, since 2014Member Secretary, Gramsruthi : Students’ Magazine since 2013Convener, Unassigned Grant for Publication of Books, since 2013

8. Convener, Calendar Committee since 2013Convener, Printing & Publications, Convocation Committee, since 2013Member, Annual Report Committee since 2013Member, GRI-DU News Committee since 2013Member, GRI-DU Newsletter since 2013Member, IQAC News since 2013Extension Activities

1. Doctoral Committee Meeting at Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal; Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli; Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Anna University Chennai.

2. “Communicative English for Teacher Education Students”. 45 Day Program Conduct at M S P College of Education, Virudhunagar. September – October 2010.

3. “English for Beginners” 45 Days Program organished by The Language Lab, VHN Senthikumara Nadar College, March 2010.

4. “Spoken English for Children”. 30 Day Program organished by The Language Lab, VHN Senthikumara Nadar College, Summer 2008.

5. One Day Orientation Programme for Research Guides in Colleges, Yadava College, Madurai, 06.10.2003

6. Short Orientation Programme on “Communicative English”, M.K.University, Madurai, 06.08.1998 and 07.08.1998

7. FIP Inservice Training/English Languages, Directorate of Collegiate Education, Tamilnadu, Jan. 1991

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences Attended

1. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Fourth World Literature: The Voice of the Marginalised” organized by MTN College, Madurai on 29th August 2015. Chaired a session.

2. UGC Sponsored International Conference on “Language, Literature and Culture” organised by the Faculty of English & Foreign Languages, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 6 & 7th February 2015. Chaired a session.

3. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “American Literature Movements and Representations” organized by Department of English, Annamalai University, Chidambaram on 28 and 29 March 2014.

4. Workshop on Re-Interpreting Gandhi for the Modern Times, organished by Department of Gandhian Thought and Peace Science, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Dindigal on 22nd March 2014.

5. UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Human Rights: Challenges and Responsibilities” Organised by IQAC, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar on 29th and 30th September, 2011.

6. Two day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Issues and Challenges in Teaching English to Rural Students” organized by the Department of English, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on 29th &21st December 2010.

7. Two day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Literatures of marginality : A Study of Dalit Writings in India and Afro-American Writings in Africa and America” organized by the Research Centre in English, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar on 30th & 31st March 2009.

8. Three Day National Workshop on “Translation: Theory and Practice” hosted by The MS University of Baroda, Vadadora, March 3, 4, 5, 2005.

9. Two Day Seminar on Ethnicity-Multi-Cultural Problems Sponsored by IACS, National College, Trichy, March 19, 20, 2005.

10. One Day Seminar on “Promotion of Research and Quality Improvement in Colleges”, organized by IQAC, Arul Anandar College, Madurai, 9 Oct 2004.

11. Seminar on “The West in the Indian Imagination 1857-1947” sponsored by Sahitya Akademi, IACLALS, American College, SCILET, on 10-12 Sep 2001.

12. Indian Association of American Studies, XXXIII Session, June 2000.

13. Indian Association for Canadian Studies and UGC sponsored workshop / Seminar, Annamalainagar, March 2000.

14. National Seminar on “English Novelists on India” ICASEL, Mysore, 8-10 February 1999.

15. Seminar on “Makers of Indian English” Dhuvanyaloka, Mysore, June 1998.

16. Five Day Seminar on “New Literature”, M.S. University, Tirunelveli, March 1998.

17. National Seminar on “First Nation Peoples: Canada & India”, University of Calicut, Calicut, Jan. 1998.

18. Seminar on “Indian Writing in English” Union Christian College, Alwaye, Feb-Mar.

19. Workshop on “Post-Modern Criticism”, Lady Doak College, Madurai, November 1997.

20. National Seminar on “Indian English Women Writers”, Gulburga University, Gulburga.

Jan. 1996.

21. Seminar and Orientation in “New Literatures”, M.S. University, Tirunelveli, 1995.

22. National Seminar on “Social Justice and Indian Christian Literature”, University of Madras, November 1995.

23. National Seminar on “Canadian Studies”, IACS & University of Calicut, Thalaicherry, March 1995.

24. Regional Seminar on “Canadian Studies”, IACS & University of Calicut, Thalaicherry, March 1994.

25. Workshop on “Canadian Studies”, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, 1994.

26. Seminar on “Indian Fiction in English”, AIACHE, The American College, Madurai, 1992.

27. Seminar on “The Concept of Family in Indo-Anglian Poetry”, M.K.University, UGC – ICSR, March 1990.

28. Seminar on “Indo-Anglian Fiction”, ICC, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, March 1988.


1. UGC Sponsored National Conference / Symposium on Indo – Anglian Literature and the Indian Ethos Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Feb. 2-4, 2000.

2. All India English Teacher’s Conference, Sri Krihnadevaraya University, Ananthapur, December 1992.

3. All India English Teacher’s Conference, University of Madras, Madras, December 1990.

4. All India English Teacher’s Conference, Andhra University, Vishakapattinam, December 1989.

International Conference

1. International Conference on Canadian Literature: Dialogue across Cultures, at Holy Cross College, Trichirappalli – 620 002. 31st Jan & 1st Feb 2006.

2. Indian Association of Canadian Studies sponsored Conference, Univ. of Madras, Dec-Jan 2006.

3. International Seminar on ‘English Grammar’ at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.

Dec. 2004.

4. Indian Association of Canadian Studies Sponsored, at University of Calicut, January 2001.

5. Indian Association of Canadian Studies, at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, April 2000.


1. Symposium on English Language Teaching, Applied Linguistic Forum, Madurai, 1988.

Membership of Professional Societies

1. Life Member, American Studies Research Centre.

2. Life Member, Indian Association of Canadian Studies.

3. Member, All Indian English Teacher’s Association.

4. Indian Association of American Studies.

5. English Language Teacher’s Association of India.

6. Life Member, Society for Educational Technology, Research & Development.

7. Life Member, South Indian American Studies Network.

Selection Committee Member/ Subject Expert

1. Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore – Subject Expert – Staff Selection for Constituent Colleges, 8th June 2015 & 7th July 2015.

2. Arulmigu Palaniandavar College of Arts & Science for Women, Subject Expert, Staff Selection, 23rd December 2014.

3. Tamilnadu Teachers’ Recruitment Board, Subject Expert (University Representative), Asst Professors of English Selection for Government Colleges, Tamilnadu, 16th & 17th October 2014.

4. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - Subject Expert – Staff Selection. June 2014.

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