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Dr. Kasturi Sinha Ray

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of English
  • Contact Details:

    Email : kasturi.ray@gla.ac.in

    Contact Number :+91-9648758013, 8515030548

  • Experience

  • Qualifications

    • January 2020: Enrolled for MA in Women and Gender Studies from IGNOU.
    • Courses Taught at GLA University:
    • English Language Skills for Communication (2019)
    • Communication and Personality Development (Jan 2020)
    • Introduction to Gender and Women Studies (Jan 2020)
    • March 2020: Provisional PhD degree awarded. Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi.
    • July 2019: PhD thesis submitted at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    • January 2018: Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) in English for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
    • August- December 2016: Taught Compulsory Course on Communicative and Comprehensive English at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
    • June 2014: Master of Arts in English. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    • June 2012: Bachelor of Arts in English Honours. University of Kalyani. West Bengal.

     

Work Experience & Academic Profile

  • Supervising Phd. (NET qualified researcher joined GLA University- March 2021)
  • Training under Professor Panchanan Mohanty to host Asia TEFL conference in India.
  • Translating a book from Bangla to English. (Publication expected by September, 2021)
  • 6th January to 22nd January 2020- Coordinated the value addition course “Introduction to Appreciation of Literature 1: Novels” in GLA University, Mathura.
  • 15th February 2020- Organized and coordinated a gender equity program
  • 26th September to 11th October 2020- taught a value education course “Developing Writing Skills,” to the students of GLA University, Mathura.
  • July 2020: Online Certificate Course ‘Learning to Teach Online’ from University of South Wales, Australia.
  • January 2020: Enrolled for MA in Women and Gender Studies from IGNOU. (Appeared for First Semester Exam)
  • A. Courses Taught at GLA University:
    • English Language Skills for Communication (2019-July 2020)
    • Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies (Jan 2020- July 2020, February 2021-present)
    • Communication Skills and Personality Development (Jan 2020-July 2020)
    • Effective Communication and Personality Development (July 2020-present)
    • Communication Skills Theory (September 2020-February 2021)
  • B. Developed online content including study and reference materials, activity and practice sheets, quizzes and assignments. Designed syllabi of (ii) and (iv)
  • March 2020: PhD viva-voce conducted. Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi. Provisional Certificate received.
  • July 2019: PhD thesis submitted at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • January 2019: Joined GLA University as Assistant Professor at Department of English
  • January 2018: Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) in English for Lectureship conducted by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  • August- December 2016: Taught Compulsory Course on Communicative and Comprehensive English at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
  • June 2014: Master of Arts in English. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • June 2012: Bachelor of Arts in English Honours. University of Kalyani. West Bengal.

Publication in Refereed & Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Memory and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Novels: A Review”. The Literary Herald: An International Refereed English e-Journal.pg 292-309. Vol. 2(4). March. 2017. 31st March, 2017. ISSN 2454-3365.
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Kathy H’s identity and The Reader’s Role in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never let Me Go”. International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts. 1 st January, 2018. ISSN 2320-2882. Pp 284-288.
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Manipulating Reading: A Detailed Study of the Mnemotechniques in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, a Love Story.” International Journal of English literature, Language in Humanities (IJELLH) 6.1. pp770-784. January 2018. Web. ISSN: 2321-7065
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Indian Women and Education: A Contextual Study of Sudha Murthy’s ‘How I Taught My Grandmother To Read’.” International Journal of English literature, Language in Humanities (IJELLH) 6.2. pp 432-441. February 2018. ISSN: 2321-7065
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Personal and Professional: Exploring the Father- Son Relationship in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day.” American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS). 22(1), March-May 2018. Pp 33-37. Web. ISSN (Print): 2328-3734, ISSN (Online): 2328- 3696.
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Paulo Coelho’s Women and Indian Mysticism.” American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS). 24(1), September-November, 2018 pg. 58-61. Web. ISSN (Print): 2328-3734, ISSN (Online): 2328-3696.
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Androids, Surveillance and Evil: An Overview of Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld.” Pal’arch. 17.6. December 2020

Papers communicated:

  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “ Violence on Women and Its Resistance: A comparative study of Bapsi Sidhwa’s The Bride and Mahasveta Devi’s ‘Draupadi’.”

Published Creative Writings

  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “The Storm.” Volcano: An Eruption of Literary Lava. Department of English, Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi. 2013. Print. ISSN: 2278-8069
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Sting Like a Bee.” Langlit. An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. 23 May 2018. Vol. 4 Issue 4. ISSN: 2349-5189
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “The Professor.” Langlit. An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. 23 May 2018. Vol. 4 Issue 4. ISSN: 2349-5189 Impact Factor: 4.23
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Burning Through Time.” Journal of Literature and Aesthetics: An international peer-reviewed journal devoted to critical and creative writing in English. Vol. 18 No. 2 July-Dec 2018. UGC approved journal. Ser.no 342 ISSN: 2278- 523X < http://jlaindia.com/recent.html>
  • Sinha Ray, Kasturi. “Incomplete Conversations.” Langlit. An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. Vol 6.3. Feb 2020. ISSN 2349-5189

Presentations in National/International Conferences & Seminars

  • National Seminar on English Studies in India: Changes and Challanges And Alumni Meet, organized by B.H.U. Paper title ‘Mapping the Steps towards Female Education in India with Sudha Murthy’s How I Taught my Grandmother to Read’. 18th November 2016.
  • International Conference on Language Culture and Identity organized by GLA University, Mathura, in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, India. Paper title: ‘Working Up Kathy H: A Character’s Quest for Identity and the Readers’ Role in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go’. 11th November 2017.
  • 17th Indian Science Fiction Conference: Impact of Science Fiction on Science & Technology,’ organized by Indian association of Science Fiction studies, Bangalore; Indian Science Fiction Writers’ Association, Faizabad and Malviya Centre of innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT (BHU) at Varanasi. Paper title: “Fictions of Kazuo Ishiguro”. 15th December 2018.
  • International Conference on Role of Language, Literature, and Culture in Nation Building, organized by NIT, Raipur. Paper title: “How to Sell a Feeling?” 22-23 February 2020.
  • 19th Annual/ 5th International Science Fiction Conference (Virtual). 7th to 10th Dec 2020 organized by Bangalore University in collaboration with Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies.
  • Participated as a listener in 42nd ICOLSI organized by the Linguistic Society of India 9th to 12th December 2020.

Workshop/Talk

  • (attended) “Creative ways of Teaching Vocabulary and Language Skills” organized by Department of English, GLA University, Mathura. 30th November 2016.
  • (attended) “Writing for Mindfulness: A Creative Odyssey” organized by the Department of English, St. Xavier’s College, Department of English, Burdwan University. Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Robert Masterson, City University of New York. USA. Duration: Date: 8 January 2018
  • (attended)“Weaving Stories through Arts Workshop” organized by Campskill at IIT BHU. Varanasi. Date: 20th January 2018
  • (attended)“Teaching Grammar and Oral Skills to UG Classes.” A five-day intensive Faculty Development Program organized by the department of English, Institute of Applied Science and Humanities, GLA University, Mathura. 23. September 2019.
  • (attended)Five-days Seminar on faculty Development Program. “Teaching Grammar and Oral Skills to UG Classes.” Department of English, GLA University, Mathura. 23-27 July 2019.
  • Delivered a talk on everyday English Words in a workshop: “Winter School-Basic Courses in Communication” organized by Department of Computer Engineering & Application at GLA University, Mathura. Jan 2020
  • (attended)Five-day Seminar on Faculty Development Program. Department of English, GLA University, Mathura. 26-30 January 2020.
  • (co-organizer/attended) International Workshop-cum-Discussion on ‘Rethinking a Model of Language Policy’. Department of English, GLA University, Mathura. 18 November 2020.
  • (attended) Workshop on “Research Paper Writing “. October 30th-November 1st, 2020. Department of English. GLA University

Extracurricular Activities

  • YouTube -er, Channel: Kasturi Vaani. Content: English Language & Comm.
  • Mentor and Coordinator of Poetry Club GLA University managed by the Department of English. Event coordinated “Qafila: kaviyon ka”: the annual celebration of the World Poetry Day in GLA University Mathura on 21. 04. 2019 and GLAU Poetry Club Orientation Program on 21.09.2019 and two Poetry meets.
  • Directed three plays: Sheridan’s The Rivals, Shaw’s Arms and the Man, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (twice performed) Acted in three plays: The Rivals (English), Twelfth Night (English), Jean Paul Sartre’s Men Without Shadows (Hindi) (staged at Patna, Varanasi and Lucknow under the banner of Rangshala Theatre Society), One Act Plays and Tagore’s Chirokumar Shobha (Bengali).
  • Won 2013 Sanskriti: The Annual Intra-Faculty Group Dance Competition of Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University Participated in Spandan: The Annual Inter-Faculty Cultural Competition organized by Banaras Hindu University.
  • Won the Inter Battalion Championship, organized by the Kalyani Group at Kanchrapara NCC Camp, West Bengal. Awarded NCC ‘C’ Certificate. 9 Bengal Battalion, Kalyani Group, West Bengal, India. 2012.
  • Contributed Bengali poems to a Little Magazine ‘Taranga’.