Friday 18 December 2015

Samvad – A Faculty Forum

A Presentation in Research Pursuit
A session under
Samvad – A Faculty Forum
In the knowledge century, discourse is the defining aspect of creation, dissemination and celebration of knowledge. In the case of education, discourse assumes even deeper significance because education is primarily and fundamentally the site for knowledge exchange. The quality of the knowledge exchange rests on the dialogue and discourse of the teachers engage in and inspire in their students. In the 21st century, teachers need to engage in discourse over the key issues of the domain unlike ever before. A faculty forum is an expression of a systematic platform for discourse of the teachers and researchers. Samvad organizes dialogue sessions in two categories i.e. 1) session on pedagogical practices and 2) session on research being pursued.

Research Pursuit:
Pursuit of knowledge can be better materialized by research. Research is one of the foremost goals of higher education. But for a researcher, it is essential to share with and receive ideas from others. Through dialogue, a researcher may get better depth of one’s field. But for that one needs to have a systematic platform for it and A Presentation in Research Pursuit, a session under Samvad – A Faculty Forum provides the platform to the researcher.

Theme: Ph.D. Topic:

Romantic Literary Influences on the Rise of Indian Poetry in English
Indian Poetry in English rose during the nineteenth century when India was a colonised country. Forgotten for a century, today, this poetry has generated new interests with stimulating questions as: what could be reasons and sources that gave birth to completely a new realm of poetry which did not have any predecessors? What could be influences that had positively impacted and enriched the art of poetry writing in a foreign tongue?
With hypotheses to the questions, the present research commences with three major discussions: firstly, discussing the birth of Indian Writing in English, its historical development and its nomenclature. Secondly, by drawing contemporary parallels between India and Europe. Lastly by exploring theoretical aspects of Influence Studies of Comparative Literature. After such prefatory discussions, it closely and critically studies three major Indian poets and their poetry in English in detail. These poets are Henry Derozio, Michael Madhusudan Dutt and Toru Dutt. Each of these poets has completely been studied with the contextual approach leading to highlight English literary influence of Romanticism in individual chapters. The major Romantic perceptions/elements that are highlighted in the Indian poetry are Nature, Supernaturalism, Mysticism, Love, Separation, Medieval and Hellenism, Nationalism, Humanism and Freedom along with the stylistic features of the Romantic poets.

The first generation Indian poets were successful in expressing their passions in a foreign language but they were largely under the dominative spell of English Romanticism. English Romanticism supplemented the rise of Indian poetry in English with their themes and narrative techniques and thus aided it to achieve the poetic excellence.

Dr. Bhavdip Chavda
Department of Communication Skills,
Marwadi Education Foundation’s Group of Institutions - Rajkot

Research Presentation:
The speaker will present the research pursuit for 40 minutes.

Open Defense
Presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A session with the Audience.

18th December, 2015

11:00 am to 12.00 pm

Board Room, MC 301

We shall look forward to having you among us.

                                                                                                Department of Communication Skills
                                                                                                                 MEFGI - Rajkot

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Call for Papers - ‘Innovative ELT Practices in Technical Education’

International Journal of Humanities in Technical Education
Vol. 2, Issue 1
January 2016

Invites papers on
‘Innovative ELT Practices in Technical Education’

Sub-themes for the January Issue of IJHTE are as follow:

Communicative Language Teaching in Technical Education: papers based on practicing CLT in technical education.

Innovative integration of ICT with ELT: papers based on use of innovative ICT tools (e.g. social networking sites) in enhancing the ELT practices in technical education.

Using Literature/Music: papers studying approaches, techniques and methods of using literature/music to develop language proficiency of technical graduates.

Action research and teacher reflections: papers based on the classroom teaching or teacher's reflections of his/her innovative teaching. These can be case studies of a particular experiment or innovation effectively implemented in the classroom.

Theatre in ELT: papers dealing with the effective use of drama for the students of tertiary education. 

Developing Indigenous Teaching Contents: papers highlighting experiences and insights on designing indigenous teaching contents which can support ELT practitioners in technical education.

Designing Innovative Tasks: paper exploring creative tasks supporting the prescribed syllabus on one hand, opening new vistas of language learning on the other.

Practices of Blended-learning: papers dealing with blended learning exclusively for technical education.

Post-method Pedagogies: papers introducing the pedagogies that are emerging as a result of method-fatigue in ELT.

Book reviews: review of recently published ELT books that are relevant for teachers of English, particularly in technical education. Reviews should consist of a brief introduction of the author and the relevance of the book along with a short summary of contents. It should also contain comments on its significance to the researchers and practitioners. Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words including references.

Format: As per the Author Guidelines given on

Kindly send your paper/s at:

The last date for sending the papers is December 31st, 2015.