Organizer: School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

About the Webinar cum Workshop

  • When: 21ST-22ND FEBRUARY 2022
  • Free Registration
  • e-Certificates will be provided

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Event Details on 21st Feb. 2022

Prof Soubakeavathi (10. a.m – 11. a.m IST) – Professor and Head, University of Malaysia, Serawak

Souba Rethinasamy is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Language and Communication, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak(UNIMAS). She obtained her Ph.D. in Language Testing and Evaluation from the University of Roehampton, London. She has more than twenty years of experience in teaching the English language and related courses at the tertiary level. She pursues interests in language testing and evaluation, English medium instruction, ICT in language teaching, and education.

Dr Basavaraj P. Donur (11.15 a.m IST – 12.15 p.m) – Registrar I/C, Professor & Dean, School of Humanities and Languages Central University of Karnataka

Basavaraj is the Dean, School of Humanities and Languages, Registrar-in-charge of Central University of Karnataka. He has aPh.D. in Kannada and another Ph.D in English. He has been the member of the Jury for Kuvempu Bharathi Translation Award from 2011-2013, Member of the Jury for Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskara 2014 and Member of the Jury for K.K.Birla Foundation’s Saraswati Sanmana 2014.

Dr. Ganapathy S. (2.00 p.m – 3.00 p.m IST)- Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, VIT Chennai, India

Dr. S. Ganapathy is the senior Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, VIT Chennai. He has14 years of teaching experience and his research areas include Data Analytics, Data Security, Network Security, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing. He is recognized as one of the Top 2% of scientists of the world by Stanford University and Elsevier Survey. He has 104 publications and 1672 citations

Dr Jennifer Edmond (3.30 p.m – 4.30 p.m IST), Associate Professor, School Office Language Literary & Cultural Studies, Trinity College, Dublin

Dr Jennifer Edmond, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of Strategic Projects for the Faculty of Arts,Humanities and Social Sciences in Trinity College Dublin and the co-director of the Trinity Center for Digital Humanities. She holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literature’s from Yale University. Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for arts and humanities, DARIAH. Additionally, she represents this body on the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), which supports the European Commission in developing and promoting Open Science policies.

Session on 22nd Feb. 2022

Dr. Alan Godfrey A.(10. a.m – 12. p.m IST) Head & Assistant Professor, School of Social Work St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru,India

Dr. Alan Godfrey has five years of experience as a Social Work Educator and Field Work Coordinator. He is interested in Tribal Research, Public Health, Field Work Education in Social Work, gender and caste discrimination, and in the field of Community Development, Dalit and subaltern studies.

Dr Tim Allender (2 p.m – 3. p.m IST) Professor, University of Sydney

Tim Allender is Professor and Chair of History and Curriculum at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively on colonial India over the past 20 years. His most recent monograph Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932 (Manchester University Press, 2016) won the Anne Bloomfield Book Prize, awarded by the HES (UK). Tim has also since published three co-edited books on History Didactics (2019), Transnational Femininity (2021) and on Visual Educational History (2021). Has has beena Visiting Professor at the IIAS, Shimla (2016); JNU, New Delhi (2017); University of Birmingham, UK(2019) and at the NIE, Singapore (2020). He is currently writing a monograph on Roman Catholic Religiosity and Empire.

Organizing Committee


School of Social Sciences and Languages: The School of Social Sciences and Languages at VIT Chennai imparts state-of-the-art education and training in the field of English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. It offers Ph.D. Programs in these domains. The faculty of the school comprises qualified and goal-oriented members whose research expertise includes all frontier areas in Social Sciences and Languages.

About VIT Chennai (Recognized as Institution of Eminence, IoE)

Vellore Institute of Technology was founded by Dr. G. Viswanathan who is also the Chancellor of the Institute. Under the leadership of the Chancellor, VIT stands as a center of excellence in the higher technical education. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has emerged as one of the best institutes of India and is aspiring to become a global leader. Quality in teaching-learning, research and innovation makes VIT unique. The office of the ranking and accreditation (RAAC) prepares the strategic plan and sets goal to improve institutional ranking every year. VIT – IQAC plays a significant role to enhance quality in all academic and administrative processes as per Govt. of India accreditation and ABET, USA accreditation guidelines VIT has been ranked 28th in Overall Category, 15th in Engineering Category,16th in University and 55th in Management by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2020.VIT is ahead of all private engineering institutes as per the Govt. of India, NIRF ranking. VIT is also ranked by QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, QS and THE Asia Ranking, QS and THE BRICS Ranking, THE Young university ranking of the world universities and others. 10 engineering programs of Vellore and 4 engineering programs of Chennai campus are accredited by ABET, USA. VIT is the first institute of India to receive QS 4-Star rating in over all category and QS 5-Star rating in teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness. VIT Chennai is ably spearheaded by Dr. Sankar Viswanathan the Vice President, Chennai Campus, Ms Kadhambari S.Viswanathan the Assistant Vice President, Dr. Rambabu Kodali, the Vice Chancellor andDr. Kanchana Bhaaskaran V. S, the Pro-Vice Chancellor. They all share in the mission to make VIT aglobal educational center.


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