Dr. A. Pradeep Kumar

Assistant professor

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Dr. A. Pradeep Kumar is an active academician, erudite researcher and a literary critic. He completed his Ph. D from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has 23 years of vast teaching experience at higher/professional level. Besides, he has 15 years of experience in academic administration as well. Presently, he is working in the position of Associate Professor of English at Anurag University. Previously, he worked as Head, Department of General Sciences & Humanities and I-B. Tech Coordinator at Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science, Karimnagar for 10 years. He has also worked as a coordinator of various committees for the smooth functioning of academics. Presently, he is fulfilling the responsibility of coordinator of NAAC and IQAC, pertaining to Department of English.
He has 30 research publications to his credit. They were published in edited books, national and international journals. He has presented many research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. His research interests include Postcolonial Literature, Partition Fiction, Eco-Crtical Studies and English Language Teaching (English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, Use of Technology in ELT and Soft Skills). Apart from being a teacher, he has excellent training skills. As an Infosys-Certified Soft Skills Trainer, he has imparted soft skill training to the students in view of campus placement drives. As a resource person, he has given talks in many workshops in other engineering colleges. He has organised many academic events/functions in the colleges where he worked earlier. He has been invited as a panelist for the selection of English faculty members in other engineering colleges and colleges of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of Board of Studies, Department of English, Anurag University. He is a Life Member of English Language Teachers Association (ELTAI), Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP) and Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).

Research Interests

Postcolonial Literature, Diaspora Studies, Partition Fiction, Subaltern Studies, Eco-Critical Studies, Literary Theory, Communicative Language Teaching, Soft Skills, Business English, English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes and Use of Technology in ELT

Teaching Interests

English Language Teaching, English Language Projects, Business Communication, Soft Skills & Personality Development, Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism

Selected Publications

  1. BOOK CHAPTERS:1. The book chapter entitled “Shiv. K. Kumar’s Poetry: The Praxis of His Poetic Premises in Losing My Way” n an edited book (ISBN: 978-93-89615-24-1) entitled Contours of Shiv. K. Kumar’s Poetry (Authors Press Publishers 2019) edited by P.V. Laxmi Prasad and Sr. Candy D’ Cunha, pp 75-85.
  2. The book chapter entitled “Poetry as Social Commentary: A Thematic Study of T. Vasudeva Reddy’s Quest for Peace” in an edited book (ISBN: 978-1-61599-371-0) entitled The Poetry of T.V. Reddy: A Critical Study of Humanistic Concerns (Published by Modern History Press, ANN Arbor, Michigan, USA in 2018) edited by P.V. Laxmi Prasad, pp 56-65.
  3. The book chapter entitled “Feminist, Political and Sociological Perspectives in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters” was published in a special Anthology with ISBN: 978-93-82630-88-3 entitled The Spirit of Age and Ideas in the Novels of PCK Prem (Aadi Publications 2016) edited byP.V. Laxmi Prasad, p.183-195.
  4. The book chapter entitled “The Epistolary Novel and Adiga’s Use of It” was published in a book titled “Insights into Indian English Fiction and Drama” (Author Press 2012), pp.43-55, ISBN: 978-81-921254-3-5edited by Capt. Arvind M. Nawale.
  5. The book chapter entitled “Importance of English Language and Effective Communication Skills at Engineering College Level: Problems and Remedial Measures” was published in Book of Research Papers ‘Teaching of English: New Dimensions’ (Alfa Publications 2012), edited by Vijay Kumar Roy, ISBN: 978-93—81465-69-1, pp.77-107.
  6. .The book chapter entitled “Swami Vivekananda’s Spiritual Message to the World: A Perennial Source of Inspiration” was published in book or Research Papers ‘Contemporary Indian Spiritual Poetry in English: Critical Explorations’ (Alfa Publications 2012), ISBN: 978-93—81465-69-1 edited by Vijay Kumar Roy, pp.99-128.
  8. The research article entitled “Role of English Language in Improving the Employability Skills of Undergraduate Engineering Students” was published in The Global Journal of English Studies: A Peer-reviewed International Research Journal, ISSN:2395-4795, Vol.II, Issue 1in February 2016
  9. The research article entitled “Portrayal of Political Issues and Historical Trauma in Chaman Nahal’s Azadi” was published in Contemporary Discourse: A Peer Reviewed International Journal (ISSN 0976-3686) Volume-7, Issue-1, January 2016 pp.103-108.
  10. The research article entitled “Theme of Partition in Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters” was published in Literary Insight – A Refereed International Journal (ISSN 0975-6248) Volume-7, January 2016, pp.185-190.
  11. The research article entitled “Quest for Identity in ShashiDeshpande’sThat Long Silence” was published in Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL)- A Peer-reviewed International Research Journal with ISSN 2249-4529 Vol.3, Issue 3 (July-September) in 2015, pp.185-190
  12. The research article entitled “Postcolonial Perspectives on Partition in Indian English Fiction: A Study of Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice Candy-Man (Cracking India)” was published in Lapis Lazuli-An International Literary Journal-a refereed/Peer-reviewed Bi-annual Indexed Open Access e-journal of emerging Literary and Linguistic perspectives in the contemporary literatures in English, Vol.4, No.2, Autumn 2014, ISSN 2249-4529, pp.137-149.
  13. . The research article entitled “Phonetics as the Mode of Effective Communication” was published in International Journal of English Language & Literature (IJELL), in the edition of Summer 2010. This journal is the official biennial refereed research journal of ICLLC (International Congress of Language, Literature, and Culture). Vol1, No.1, ISSN: 0976-5581, pp.31-36.
  14. “Bridging the Gap between industry and academia: The Significant Role of Employability Skills Training for the Prospective Engineers” Research Journal of English Language and Literature/Vol 5. ISSN: 2395-2636(P)
  15. “The Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita for Professional Development” The Bhagavad-Gita: To Become The Best Teacher/ELT@I, Tirupati Chapter ISBN: 978-93-5268-196-9
  16. “Importance of Campus Recruitment Training for the Prospective Engineers: Employers Expectations” Teaching English Language and Literature: Innovative Methods and Practices/ELT@I, Tirupati Chapter ISBN: 978-93-5171-101-8

Selected Awards and Honors

External Profile Links

  • M.A (English), Ph.D (English), APSET-Qualified
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