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Prof. Panchanan Mohanty

  • Professor & Head
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of English
  • Contact Details:

    Email : panchanan.mohanty@gla.ac.in

    Contact Number :9441270568

  • Experience

    39 years

  • Qualifications

  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed31

    Working-

  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed37

    Working-

Publications (Last Ten Years: 2010-)

2019

  • 1 Script Complexity in Indian Languages. Glottometrics, 49. (with Ioan-Iovitz Popescu & Gabriel Altmann).
  • 2 Odisha: The Hyphen in the North-South Contact and Convergence. In: Tribal Language, Literature and Folklore; Emerging Approaches in Tribal Studies, ed. by M. C. Behera. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • 3 English Translation of Paraja and Cultural Deviation. In: Tribal Language, Literature and Folklore; Emerging Approaches in Tribal Studies, ed. by M. C. Behera. New Delhi: Rawat Publications. (with Ramesh C. Malik)

2018

  • 1 Sanjoga-SiLpara Sutradha:ra : ODia Anuba:da Adhyayanara KramapariNa:ma (An Architect€™s Craft of Communication: A Chronological History of Odia Translation Studies), ed. with R. C. Malik. Cuttack: Friends€™ Publishers.

2017

  • 1 Issues in the Creation of Synsets in Odia. In: The WordNet in Indian Languages., ed. by Niladri Sekhar Dash, Pushpak Bhattacharyya & Jyoti D. Pawar. (with R. C. Malik & Bhimasena Bhol). Singapore: Springer.
  • 2 Why Conserve Mother Tongues?. In: Spheres of Indian Sociolinguistics (A Festschrift in honor of U. N. Singh). New Delhi: Lakshi Publishers & Distributors.

2016

  • 1 Bimodal Stimulation for Cochlear Implant Recipients: Speech Recognition Performance of Children with Cochlear Implant Using Binaural-Bimodal Stimulation. Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar)
  • 2 A Pilot Study of Walmiki and Its Present Status, Language Colonization and Endangerment: Long-Term Effects, Echoes and Reactions. Hungerford: Foundation for Endangered Languages.
  • 3 Benefits of Bimodal Stimulation in Children with Cochlear Implant: Role of Nonlinear Frequency Compression Strategy in Acoustic Hearing, International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, Vol. 6, Issue 3. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar)
  • 4 Benefits of Bimodal Stimulation in Children with Cochlear Implant: Role of Contralateral Residual Acoustic Hearing and Auditory Experience with Bimodal Stimulation, International Journal of Allied Sciences and Clinical Research, Vol. 4, Issue 1. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar)
  • 5 Conventional Speech Identification Test in Marathi for Adults, International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 2, No. 4. (with others)

2015

  • 1 Descriptiveness, Activity and Nominality in Formalized Text Sequences (with Peter Zörnig, Kamil Stachowski, Ioan-Iovitz Popescu, Tayebeh Mosavi, Emmerich Kelih, Ruina Chen, Gabriel Altmann). Lüdenscheid: RAM-Verlag.
  • 2 A Biography of a Unique Odia Word and Odisha€™s Cultural Past. In: Studies on Indian Languages and Cultures, ed. by G. K. Panikkar, B. Ramakrishna Reddy, K. Rangan and B. B. Rajapurohit. Thiruvananthapuram: International School of Dravidian Linguistics.

2014

  • 1 Word Frequencies in Indian Languages 1, Glottometrics 29 (with Ivitsu Popescu)
  • 2 Dravidian-Odia Contact: An Example from Sa:raLa: Maha:bha:rata. Indian Linguistics, Vol. 75, Nos. 3-4.
  • 3 On Two English translations of Faiz Ahmed Faiz€™s Poems. In: Poetry of Protest, ed. by A. R. Fatihi. Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing. (with P. Sarath Chandra)
  • 4 Issues in the Creation of Synsets in Odia: A Report. In: Proceedings of WILDRE-2: Second Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation. (with R. C. Malik & Bhimasena Bhol)
  • 5 bidyaaLaya starare oDiaa bhaashaa shikshaa, Jhankar, Vol. 66, No. 1.

2013

  • 1 Speech Characteristics of Children with Hearing Impairment: An Acoustic Analysis. Deutschland: Lambert Academic Publishing. (with S. G. R. Prakash) 
  • 2 Word Length: Aspects and Languages. In: Issues in Quantitative Linguistics, ed. by Reinhard  Koehler & Gabriel Altmann. Luedenscheid: RAM-Verlag. (with others)
  • 3 Translating Indian Language Proverbs: What do they contribute to translation theory? In: Translation and the Accommodation of Diversity: Indian and non-Indian Perspectives, ed. by J. Peeters and J. P. Rao. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang
  • 4 Prolegomenon to Bhil and Pawra Identities in West Khandesh (Nandurbar): Reassessment of Evidence for an Early Substratum. Indian Linguistics, Vol. 74, Nos. 1-2. (with Sonal Kulkarni-Joshi & S. Imtiaz Hasnain)
  • 5 Linguistic Equality and the Issue of Language Endangerment in the Indian context. In: Language Endangerment in South Asia, Vol. 1, ed. by M. Ganeshan M. Annamalainagar: Annamalai University.
  • 6 Death by Disowning: An account of words and expressions that will die. In: In: Language Endangerment in South Asia, Vol. 2, ed. by M. Ganeshan. Annamalainagar: Annamalai University. (with Tariq Khan)
  • 7 Tribute to A. Chandrasekhar. Indian Linguistics, Vol. 74, No. 1-2.

2012

  • 1 Nouns in Odia: An Ontological perspective. In: 6th International Global Wordnet Conference Proceedings. Matsue, Japan: Global Wordnet Conference.
  • 2 Speech Recognition Performance of Adults: A Proposal for a Battery for Telugu. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar).
  • 3 Speech recognition Performance by Children: A Battery for Telugu. Indian Linguistics, Vol. 73, No. 1-4. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar)
  • 4 English Pronunciation and Spelling: Mysteries and Revelations. In: Phonetics and Spoken English, ed. by D. Murali Manohar. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors.
  • 5 Speech recognition Performance by Children: A Battery for Telugu. Indian Linguistics, Vol.  73, No. 1-4. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar)
  • 6 A Unique Odia Word, Its Cousin and Their Dravidian-Munda Ancestry. In: Vaagartha, ed. by S. Padikkal & T. Khan. Hyderabad: Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad.

2011

  • 1 English at the Primary Level: A Study in Teaching Vocabulary. In: Problematizing Language Studies: Cultural, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives (Essays in Honor of Ramakant Agnihotri), ed. by S. Imtiaz Hasnain and Shreesh Chaudhary. Delhi: Aakar Books.
  • 2 Why Minor Languages Must Survive (Chairperson€™s Address in the Linguistics Research Committee of the XXXV Social Science Congress). XXXV Social Science Abstracts. Allahabad: Indian Academy of Social Sciences.
  • 3 Oriya: A Confluence of Aryan, Dravidian and Munda. In: Indo-Aryan Linguistics, ed. by Omkar N. Koul. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages. 
  • 4 The bridegroom€™s companion in Odia: A study in socio-cultural semantics, Journal of  Language and Culture, Vol. 2, No. 12.

2010

  • 1 WordNets for Indian Languages: Some Issues. In: Principles, Construction and Application of Multilingual WordNets, ed. by Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen. New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House
  • 2. On Polysemy in Tamil and other Indian Languages. In: Principles, Construction and Application of Multilingual WordNets, ed. by Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Christiane Felbaum and Piek Vossen.New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House. (with S. Arulmozi)
  • 3 A Common Source for Language and Culture: Evidence from the Sora Kinship and Tense Systems. In: Austroasiatic Linguistics, ed. by K. S. Nagaraja and Kashyap Mankodi. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages.
  • 4 Development of Segmental Phonology: A Case Study of Two Oriya Speaking Children. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2.
  • 5 Speech Recognition Performance in Children with Cochlear Implants Using Bimodal Stimulation. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 62, No. 4. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar & S. G. R. Prakash).
  • 6 Continuity and Change: A Case Study of the Oriya Language (Chairperson's Address in the Linguistics Research Committee of the XXXIV Social Science Congress). In: Social Science Abstracts, Vol. XXXIV. (2010)
  • 7 Aspiration in Oriya: A Duration-Oriented Instrumental Study. Osmania Papers in Linguistics 36. (with S. B. Rathna Kumar).
  • 8 puri o nitia:ni: gabesaNa:ra abhimukhya. Jhankar 62:7.

Keynote, Plenary, Presentation, Participation, and Chairing in National/International Conferences, Workshops, Seminars & Meetings (Last Ten Years: 2010-)

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1. Plenary Lecture “Why Preserve Mother Tongues?” in National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Endangered and Indigenous Languages of India: A Philosohic o-Anthropological Investigation with Special Reference to North-East India Dept. of Linguistics, Assam University, Silchar & North-Eastern Council, Shillong February 15-17, 2010
2. Chaired the Session on “Dalit Space in Literature” in National Seminar on “Theorizing the Margins and the Other” Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad February 17-19, 2010
3.  Plenary talk on “Milestones in Oriya Phonology” in National Seminar on Linguistic Studies of the Oriya Language Institute of Oriya Studies, Cuttack February 28, 2010
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Chairman, Section on “Linguistic Unity and Diversity”, XXXIII Indian Social Science Congress Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad March 10-14, 2010
5. Resource Person, Workshop on Translating Knowledge Texts into Regional Languages-Telugu. National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore March 11-16, 2010
6. Resource Person, Workshop on Classical Telugu Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore April 29-30, 2010
7. Plenary Lecture on “To Go or to Come: That’s the Dilemma” in National Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Deixis in Indian Languages Dept. of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong & Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore October 14-15, 2010
8. Participant, Workshop on Indradhanush: Integrated WordNet for Seven Indian Languages Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur December 8, 2010
9. Resource Person, People’s Linguistic Survey of India Workshop Bhasha Research Centre, Baroda December 10-13,
2010
10. Keynote Address on “Why the  Current Odia Grammars are not Grammars of the Odia Language” in Annual Seminar of the Oriya Department Kujang College, Kujang, Orissa December 15, 2010
11. Chairperson’s Address on “Continuity and Change: A Case Study of the Oriya Language”, Linguistics Research Committee, XXXIV Indian Social Science Congress Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad and Gauhati University, Guwahati December 27-31, 2010
12. Presented a Paper on “Odia-Dravidian Contact: An Example from Sa:raLa: Maha:bha:rata”, SALA 29 (29th South Asian Language Analysis Roundtable) Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore January 6-8, 2011
13. Resource Person, National Workshop on “Revisiting Cultural Cartographies of Indian Languages” Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh January 24-26, 2011
14. 6th Golden Jubilee Lecture on “Dialects as Significant Resources of Culture”, Dept. of Modern Indian Languages and Literatures Dept. of Modern Indian Languages and Literatures, University of Delhi, Delhi February 22, 2011
15. Plenary Lecture on “The Bridegroom’s Companion in Oriya: A Study in Socio-semantics” in International Seminar “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Semantics” Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh February 24-26, 2011
16. Coordinator, National Workshop on “Tribal Languages of South India” Centre for Endangered Languages & Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hyderabad & Bhasha Research Centre, Baroda March 2-3, 2011
17. Inaugural Address on “The Future of Translation Studies in India”, Seminar on Translation Studies and Language Technology Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad March 28-29, 2011
18. Resource Person, People’s Linguistic Survey of India Workshop on the Languages of Orissa Bhasha Research Centre, Baroda April 19-21, 2011
19. Member of the Indian Delegation on “A Policy Dialogue on Multilingualism and Quality Assessment” to European Union at Brussels and Warsaw Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India May 25-27, 2011
20. Member, Expert Group Meeting on “Towards UNESCO Guidelines on Language Policies: A Tool for Language Assessment and Planning” UNESCO, Paris May 30-June 1, 2011
21. Coordinator, Workshop on “Semantics and WordNet” INDRADHANUSH, Centre for ALTS, University of Hyderabad July 26-28, 2011
22. Resource Person, Workshop-cum-Lecture on PoS Tagging in Odia and Bangla LDC-IL, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Myso.re September 12-13, 2011
23. Keynote address in “Special Lecture Series in Translation : In Memory of Eugene A. Nida” Centre for ALTS, University of Hyderabad November 2, 2011
24. Paper presented on “Animacy and Automatic Attachment of Case-suffixes in Odia” in National Seminar on “Cross-Roads of Language and Technology: Eastern and North-Eastern Indian Perspectives” Society for Natural Language Technology Research, Kolkata November 22-23, 2011
25. Paper presented on “Speech Recognition Performance by Children: A Battery for Telugu” International Symposium on Audiological Medicine-2011 (with S.B. Rathna Kumar) Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped, Bhubaneswar December 10-12, 2011
26. Special Lecture on “Aspects of Hindi Inflectional Morphology: A Fresh Look” School of Language Technology, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha December 15, 2011
27. Chairperson’s Address on “Why minor languages must survive” in the Linguistics Research Committee, XXXV Indian Social Science Congress Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad & Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha December 27-31, 2011
28. Coordinator, 44th Indian Speech and Hearing Association Conference (ISHACON 44) Indian Speech and Hearing Association Conference and Centre for Endangered Languages and Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hyderabad January 19-22, 2012
29. Resource Person, Orientation-cum-Training Programme on Natural Language Processing Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and KIIT University, Bhubaneswar February 8-17, 2012
30. Coordinator, National Seminar on “Mother Tongue Education in India” Centre for Endangered Languages & Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hydreabad February 21, 2012
31. Paper presented on “Language Teaching-Learning and Language Technology” in National Seminar on “Linguistics and Language Technology School of Language Technology, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha February 22-24, 2012
32. Paper presented on “Boli Zindabaad: A case for the non-standard varieties” in National Seminar on “Investigating Language Contact Situation in India: Methods, Techniques, and Issues” Dept. of Linguistics, Deccan College Post-Graduate Institute (Deemed University), Pune February 28-29, 2012
33. Paper presented on “Administrative Terms in the Official Language Hindi” in National Workshop on “Hindi as Official Language in 21st Century” Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha March 1-2, 2012
34. Paper presented on “Role of Linguistics in Encyclopedia Making”in National Seminar on “Encyclopedia Making” Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar March  5-6, 2012
35. Coordinator, Indo-WordNet Workshop & made a presentation on “Creating Synsets in Odia: A Report” Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad July 23-25, 2012
36. Co-Coordinator, Workshop on “Shallow Parser Tools in Indian Languages” Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad July 26-27, 2012
37. Co-Chair, National Seminar on “25 Years of NLP Research in India” & made a presentation on “Synset Creation in Odia from Hindi: Problems and Prospects” Centre for Sanskrit Studies & Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad August 2-3, 2012
38. Chaired a Session & Delivered an Invited Plenary talk on “Is English Spelling Really Bizarre?” in Tenth Asia TEFL International Conference Dept. of Linguistics, University of Delhi and Asia TEFL October 4-6, 2012
39. Paper presented on “Binaural-Bimodal Stimulation in Children with Cochlear Implant: The Role of Residual Hearing, Bimodal Device and Auditory Experience” in National Conference on Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGICON-2012) (with S. B. Rathna Kumar) Cochlear Implant Group of India, Ahmedabad  November 24, 2013
40. Invited Lecture on “Multilingualism and the Future of the Indian Sub-continent” Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Bhubaneswar January 8, 2013
41. Participant, Workshop of the Indian Languages Corpora Initiative Project Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi January 11-12, 2013
42. Co-Host , The 78th Annual Conference of National Convention of Educators of the Deaf- India Centre for Endangered Languages & Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hyderabad and National Institute of the Hearing Handicapped, Secunderabad January 28-30, 2013
43. Member-Participant, Meeting of the Core Committee, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India  Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore March 11-12, 2013
44. Chaired a Session & Delivered a Plenary Lecture on “Linguistic Equality and the Issue of Language Endangerment in the Indian context” in International Seminar on “Language Endangerment in South Asia” Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore March 13-15, 2013
45. Paper presented on “Death by Disowning: An Account of words and Expressions that will Die” in International Seminar on “Language Endangerment in South Asia” (with Tariq Khan) Centre for Advanced Studies in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore March 13-15, 2013
46. Invited Lecture on “Jagannath, Puri and Nitiani” on the Pratistha Divas Ceremony of Lord Jagannath Temple, Hyderabad Kalinga Cultural Trust, Hyderabad March 24, 2013
47. Member, Translation Training Syllabus Committee Meeting National Translation Mission. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore March 27-18, 2013
48. Chaired a Session & Presented a paper on “Message for the Masses: Translation and Power” in International Seminar on “Language and Power: Perspectives, Issues and Impact” Special Center for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and University of Illinois, USA April 6-7, 2013
49. Member, Indian Delegation led by the Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India for the 2nd Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of India-European Union Policy Dialogue on Higher Education and Multilingualism at New Delhi Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India April 17, 2013
50. Participant, Workshop on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative Project Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography and Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala April 18-20, 2013.
51. Participant, WordNet Project Review and Steering Group Meeting Department of Linguistics, University of Mysore, Mysore. April 29-30, 2013
52. Member, Translation Training Syllabus Committee Meeting National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore May 1-2, 2013
53. Central Institute of Indian Languages Foundation Day Lecture on “Indian Languages and Contemporary Society: Problems and Prospects” Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore July 17-18, 2013
54. Resource Person’s Talk: “Approaches to Evaluation of Translation” National Translation Mission & Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore July 19, 2013
55. Keynote Address on “The Status of the Odia Language in Odisha” in the Symposium “Odia Bhasha Suraksha Sammilani” New Thinking Forum and Lekhaka Samukhya, Bhubaneswar July 21, 2013
56. Coordinator, Workshop on Evaluation of Odia WordNet Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad July 25-26, 2013
57. Member-Participant, Second Meeting of the Core Committee, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore August 12-14, 2013
58. Participant and Delivered Special Address on “Importance of WordNet  in the Indian Context” in “Three-Day Workshop on Indian Languages Corpora Initiative Project” Dept. of Linguistics, Manipur University, Imphal August 22-24, 2013
59. Coordinator, Project Launch Meeting for South, Western and Eastern India, , Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India Centre for Endangered Languages & Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hyderabad and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore August 29-30, 2013
60. Panelist, National Conference on Development of the Bhoti Language and its Inclusion in the VIII Schedule Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore September 9, 2013
61. Address of the Guest of Honour on “How to Teach Phonetic Transcription Effectively” in the Workshop on “Phonetic Transcription: Introduction and Methods” Hellen Keller’s Institute of Research & Rehabilitation for the Disabled Children, Hyderabad September 12-13, 2013
62. Plenary Lecture on “A Different Dilemma: To Come or Go?” in Three-Day International Seminar on “Pragmatics of Cross-Cultural Communication in Multilingual Setting” Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh September 14-16, 2013
63. Keynote Address on “Small Langues also Matter” in “Second National Seminar on  Endangered and Lesser known Languages” Dept. of Linguistics, Lucknow University, Lucknow and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore October 23-24, 2013
64. Participant, Second Meeting of Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Dept. of Linguistics, Lucknow University, Lucknow October 25, 2013
65. Chair & Panelist in the Panel on “A Typology of Classifiers in Indian Languages” (Presentation on “Classifiers in Odia”) in 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of Linguistic Society of India Linguistic Society of India, Pune and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore November 27-29, 2013
66. Keynote Address on “Why Researches Must Have Two Eyes and Two Ears” in Two-Week Capacity Building Workshop for Faculty Members of Social Sciences and Humanities Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela January 13-25, 2014
67. Chaired a Session & Delivered a Plenary Talk on “The Case System of Hindi: A Reconsideration” in 11th International Conference of  South Asian Languages and Literatures (ICOSAL-11) Dept. of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi January 23-25, 2014
68. Convener, 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable
(SALA 30)
Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore February 6-8, 2014
69. Lecture on “Why I want to Born in Odisha again” in Intensive Course in Historical Linguistics with Focus on South Asian Languages: Historical  & Comparative Issues Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad February 10- March 1, 2014
70. Chief Guest’s Address on “Tribal Languages and Cultures in a Globalised World” in National Seminar on "Impact of Globalization on Tribal Language, Literature & Culture" The Assamese, Marathi & Tamil Language Units of Bhasha-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati February 20-21, 2014
71. Address of Guest of Honour on “Conservation of Linguistic Diversity: Some Theoretical Issues”in National Symposium on “Linguistic Diversity and Biodiversity: Issues and Problems” Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh March 21-22, 2014
72. Paper presented on “Writing Systems in Dravidian and Bengali: A Comparative Study” in National Seminar on “Bengali and Dravidian: Similarities and Divergences” (with Tariq Khan & Mendem Babuji) International School of Dravidian Linguistics and Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram March 28-29, 2014
73.  Member-Participant, Second Meeting of the Core Committee, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore April 11-12, 2014
74. Member, Meeting of the Expert Committee for Establishing the Centre for Endangered Languages Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak April 29-30, 2014
75. Plenary talk on “What Should Be Taught in a Grammar of the Odia Language” in Workshop on “A Modern Grammar of the Odia Language” Dept. of Odia, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack May 16, 2014
76. Member of the Program Committee & Presented Paper on “Synset Creation in Odia: Some Issues” in Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE 2) Language Resources and Evaluation Conference of the European Language Resources Association (LREC 2014), Harpa Conference Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland May 26-31, 2014
77. Paper presented on “Conservation of Linguistic Diversity: The Indian Experience”in 3rd International Conference on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyber Space. Ministry of Culture of the Russian federation, Moscow, UNESCO, Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Programme, Moscow Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk June 28-July 3, 2014
78. Invited Presentation on “NLP Projects on Odia at University of Hyderabad: A Report”in National Conference on “Computer Applications in Odia: Present and Future” Institute of Odia Studies and Research, Bhubaneswar July 6, 2014
79. Invited Talk on “Survival through Accommodation: The Case of Indian Languages” Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, (Deemed University), Pune July 25, 2014.
80. Plenary Talk on “Ethics and Research on Ethnic/Endangered Languages in India” in 2nd International Convention on Ethics in Research on Human Participants: Evolving Norms and Guidelines for the Indian Context Institutional Ethics Board, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi September 2-4, 2014
81. Invited Lecture on “Language and Cultural Diversity: The Indian Scenario” in Smithsonian’s Recovering Voice Initiative: Culture and Language Vitality Assessment Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. September 22-23, 2014
82. Member, Expert Committee on Linguistic Resources and Language Technology Standards: Devanagari Script Behaviour for Hindi Dept. of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi September 10, 2014
83. Member, Expert Meeting on “Improving Access to Multilingual Cyberspace” Chaired the plenary session entitled “Towards UNESCO Atlas of World Languages: Building International Partnerships for the Creation of Language Monitoring Instrument”. UNESCO Headquarters, Paris October 28-29, 2014
84. Member, Meeting of Peer Review & Steering Group for “Development of Dependency Tree Bank for Indian Languages” Dept. of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi November 07, 2014
85. Resource Person, Mother Tongue Survey of India Workshop on “Improving Linguistic Skills for Young Scholars” Language Division, Registrar General of India, Govt. of India & Dept. of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong November 17-20, 2014
86. Prof. A. P. Andrewskutty Memorial Lecture on “Nasals and Nasalisation in Indian Languages” in 2nd International Conference of Linguistic Society of India Linguistic Society of India, Pune & Dept. of Linguistics, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram December 3-5, 2014
87. Resource Person, Mother Tongue Survey of India Workshop on “Improving Linguistic Skills for Young Scholars” Language Division, Registrar General of India, Govt. of India & Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar December 6-10, 2014
88. Invited Paper on “How I Learnt English” in 20th IAWE (International Association of World Englishes) International Conference on “Asian/African Contexts and World Englishes” TESOL India, New Delhi & Amity University, New Delhi December 18-20, 2014
89. Member-Participant, Third Meeting of the Core Committee, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, MHRD, Govt. of India Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore January 19-21, 2015
90. Invited lecture on “The Ground Realities of the Tribal and Endangered Languages of India” in Workshop on “Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability of the Catalogue of Endangered Languages” Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa February 24-25, 2015
91. Participant, 4th International Conference on “Language Documentation & Conversation: Enriching Theory, Practice & Application” Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawai’i at Manoa February 26-March 1, 2015
92. Participant, Seminar-cum-Workshop on Orthography and Software Development with Special Reference to the Kui Language. Academy of Tribal Languages and Culture, Bhubaneswar & Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore May 9-11, 2015
93. Invited Talk on “Current Trends in Translation Studies and Historiography of Odia Translations” in Study Week on the “Historiography of Translation in India” Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla August 10-14, 2015
94. Coordinator, Meeting on National Education Policy (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore & School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad August 22-23, 2015
95. Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Certification of Translators Programme, National Translation Mission Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore & National Book Trust, India, New Delhi September 4, 2015
96. Invited Speaker on “Illiteracy vs, Literacy in the Indian Context” on the World Literacy Day Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore September 8, 2015
97. Member-Participant, Advisory Committee Meeting, Bharatvani Project Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore September 14-15, 2015
98. Keynote Address on “Language Learning in the Virtual Space in Multilingual India” in Second International Conference on Virtual Learning Sites as Languaging Spaces (ViLS-2) School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden September 22-24, 2015
99. Valedictory Address on “Conservation of Mother Tongues in Multilingual India” Punjabi Bhasha Akedmi, Jalandhar October 10-12, 2015
100. Expert Member, Workshop for Finalisation/Vetting of Odia-Bengali Common Vocabulary Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore October 22-24, 2015
101. Member, Advisory Committee Meeting, Centre of Excellence on Tribal Literature and Language Department of  Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan November 16, 2015
102. Member, Peer Review and Steering Group Meeting on “Tree Banks in Indian Languages” Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India November 19, 2015
103. Invited Talk on “No Language Policy, No Education Policy” in National Education Policy Consultation Save the Children India & Young Lives, Gurgaon November 23, 2015
104. Invited Talk on “Odia and Hindi Case Systems: A Reconsideration” Linguistic Data Consortium of Indian Languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore December 28-30, 2015
105. Chaired a Session and Panelist in the Panel on “India as Linguistic Areas” and Presented “Central India as a Linguistic Area” in the International Conference on “Indian Languages in Contact Situations: Historical, Typological and Sociolinguistic Perspectives” Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune February 4-6, 2016
106. Invited Talk on a “Linguistic Approach to Odia Grammar” in National Workshop on “ Aspects of the Classical Odia Language” Odisha Sahitya Akedemi, Bhubaneswar February 13, 2016
107. Keynote Address on “Tribal Languages and Cultures as the Cornerstones of the Modern Indian Languages and Cultures” Centre for Excellence, Dept. of Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santikiketan February 14-16, 2016
108. Keynote Address on “Language, Society and Culture in the Indian Context” Dept. of English, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad February 17-19, 2016
109. Extension Lectures on “Psycholinguistics and Language Teaching in the Context of Multilingual India” Dept. of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi March 18-19, 2016
110. Keynote Address on “Language Endangerment in India: How and Why?” in Seminar on Endangered Languages Dept of English, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar March 24-25, 2016
111. Workshop of Indian Languages Corpora Initiative, Dept of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India Dept. of Computer Science, Goa University, Goa April 1-2, 2016
112. Invited Talk on “Multilingual India and Conservation of Endangered Languages” Dept. of Linguistics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong April 8, 2016
113. Invited Talk on “Symbiotic Relationship among Indian Languages” in Seminar on “Synergy among Languages for Spread of Education in North Eastern States” National Institute of Open Schooling,  NOIDA & Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi May 16-17, 2016
114. Participant, National Seminar on “Preservation, Promotion and Technological Development of Indian Languages” & Launch of Bharatvani Web Portal and APP Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore & Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow May 25, 2016
115. Resource Person, Workshop on “Common Vocabulary in Eastern Indian Languages” Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore & Eastern Regional Language Centre, Bhubaneswar June 4-6, 2016
116. Member, Editorial Board Meeting of “A Standard Odia Grammar” Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Bhubaneswar June 6, 2016
117. Keynote Address on “Effective Communication in English in the Odishan Context” in U.G.C. Sponsored Intensive Summer Course on Communication Skills and Personality Development Centre for Ambedkar Studies, Dept. of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar June 23, 2016
(June 23-30, 2016)
118. Invited  Guest’s Address on “Gurucharan Patnaik: The Man and His Literary Creations”, Gurucharan Patnaik’s Oil-painting Placement Function Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Cuttack June 24, 2016
119. Resource Person’s Talk on “Phonetics, Transcription and Linguistic Field-Work” in Training Programme for Field-Workers Centre of Excellence, Dept. of Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan June 24-29, 2016
120. Member, Advisory Committee Meeting of Linguistics & Sociolinguistics Committee National Council for Promotion of the Urdu Language, New Delhi August 10, 2016
121. Invited Lecture on “Multilingualism in India: Its Nature and Strength” CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad August 23, 2016
122. Invited Lecture on  “Multilingualism, Hindi and Contemporary India” CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad September 14, 2016
123. Invited Theme Paper on “The Sora Syllable and its Phonotactics” in the South and South-East Asian Conference on Austro-Asiatic Languages Dept. of Linguistics, North- Eastern Hill University, Shillong November 21-22, 2016
124. Keynote Address on “A Pilot Study of Walmiki and Its Present Status” in XX Annual Conference of Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL XX), U.K. on “Language Colonization and Endangerment: Long-Term Effects, Echoes and Reactions” Foundation for Endangered Languages, U.K.  and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore December 9-12, 2016
125. Co-Chair, XX Annual Conference of Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL XX), U.K. on “Language Colonization and Endangerment: Long-Term Effects, Echoes and Reactions” Foundation for Endangered Languages, U.K.  and Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore December 9-12, 2016
126. Member, Advidory Committee Meeting of the Bharavani Project Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore December 15-16, 2016
127. Member, UGC Advisory Committee Meeting for SAP-IV Phase Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar December 28, 2016
128. Invited Paper on “You Can Eat the Cake and Have it Too: A Narrative of Indian Multilingualism” in the Two-Day Seminar on “Multilingualism as a Resource: The Need for Preservation, Cultivation and Enrichment of Sociolinguistic Resources in India” The Asiatic Society, Kolkata January 12-13, 2017
129. Dr. Bikram Das Memorial lecture on “Translation as Mirror” Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Cuttack February 17, 2017
130. Keynote Address on “Sources for Odia as a Classical Language” in the National Seminar on “Language and Linguistics with Focus on Classical Languages” Dept. of Linguistics, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar 18, February 2017
131. Keynote Address on “Wall, Gate  or Door: The Status of English in Indian Society and Education” in 22nd International Conference on “Language, Culture and Technology: Exploring Novelty in English Language Teaching” Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association, Kathmandu February 24-26, 2017
132. Chief Speaker’s Address on “Natural Language Processing and the Odia Language: Retrospect and Prospect” in the “Workshop on Computational Linguistics and the Odia Language” Dept. of Computer Science & Applications, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar March 7-8, 2017
133. Keynote Address on “ICT and Teaching of Indian Languages: Problems and Prospects”” in the National Seminar on “Use of ICT in Teaching-Learning of Languages in School Education: The Indian Scenario” Dept. of Education in Languages, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi March 16-17, 2017
134. Valedictory Address on “Translation Studies: The Present Scenario” in the Three-Week Intensive Training Programme on “Introduction to Translation” National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore May 4-24, 2017
134. Member, Experts’ Meeting for "Launch of Short Term Certificate and Diploma Course in Translation" National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore June 14, 2017
135. Member, UGC Expert Committee Meeting for Academic, Research, Financial and Infrastructure Audit at Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha University Grants Commission, New Delhi & Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha July 13-15, 2017
136. Member, UGC Expert Committee Meeting for Academic, Research, Financial and Infrastructure Audit at Central University of Jammu, Jammu University Grants Commission, New Delhi & Central University of Jammu, Jammu July 24-26, 2017
137. Member, Meeting of the Linguistics & Sociolinguistics Panel National Council for Promotion of the Urdu Language, New Delhi July 29, 2017
138. Invited Talk on “Effective Communication Skills” in the Foundation Programme for B.Tech Students  Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota July 30, 2017
139. Member Mid-Term Monitoring Committee to Evaluate the Performance of Centres for Endangered Languages University Grants Commission, New Delhi August 2, 2017
140. Keynote Address on “Some Unique Grammatical Aspects of the Odia Language” in the Seminar on “Functional Odia Grammar” Dept. of Odia, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal August 22, 2017
141. Keynote Address on “Early Odia Prose and its Grammatical Structure” in the National Seminar “Early Odia Prose: Its Structure and Evolution” P.G. Dept. of Odia, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar August 26-27, 2017
142. Member, Advisory Committee Meeting Centre for Endangered Languages, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga September 11, 2017
143. Member, Board of Studies Meeting, Department of Linguistics and Contrastive Study of Tribal Languages Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak  

 

October 13, 2017

144. Member, Advisory Committee Meeting Bharatvani Project, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru October 23, 2017
145. Keynote Address on “Language as FACE” in “International Seminar on “Language, Culture and Identity” Department of English, GLA University, Mathura & Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru November 10-11, 2017
146. Invited Speaker on “Literariness of ‘moral’ dilemma and poetics of knowing and feeling” in the Symposium on ‘Studies on Bhasha Literature: Reflections on Conceptual and Normative Resources’  Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda November 17-18, 2017
147. Member, Sixth Core Committee Meeting of Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru November 27, 2017
148. Keynote Address on “Quo Vadis: Multilingualism in India?” in 39th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India Linguistic Society of India, Pune and Indian Institute of Technology, Patna December 7-9, 2017
149. Invited Discussant, Seminar on Policy for Higher Education and Researches Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and Research Council, U.K. December 10-12, 2017
150. Invited Lecture on “Multilingualism in India”, GIAN Programme Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh December 18, 2017
151. Invited Lecture on “Methodology for assessing language vitality and endangerment”, GIAN Programme Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh December 19, 2017
152. Invited Lecture on
“Modernization of the Odia Script: Some Important Issues ”
The Intellects, New Delhi February 18, 2018
153. Invited Talk on “Sarala Mahabharat as a Resource to Reconstruct Odisha’s Cultural Past” in the Symposium on “Representation of Medieval Odishan Society and Culture in Adikabi Sarala Das’s Mahabharata” The Adikabi Sarala Das Chair of Odia Studies, Centre for Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi February 19, 2018
154. Chair, Round Table on “Diaspora Studies: Issues and Research Prospects” (February 21, 2018) in the International Conference on “Transnationalism, Culture and Diaspora in the Era of Globalisation” Centre for Study of Diaspora, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar February 21-23, 2018
155. Invited Speaker on “The Odia Language Movement and Some Related Issues“ in the International Conference on “Social and Political Movements in Odisha: Past and Present” (with R. C. Malik) Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur February 21-23, 2018
156. Invited Lecture on “Revisiting the Horizons of Translation Studies” in the Three-Week Training Programme on Introduction to Translation National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru May 30, 2018
157. Invited Lecture on “Translation Training” in the Three-Week Training Programme on Introduction to Translation National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru May 30, 2018
158. Valedictory Address on “Mutual Influence between Indo-Aryan and Dravidian Languages” in 46th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists Dept. of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram June 21-13, 2018
159. Chaired a Plenary Talk Session & Presented Paper on “A Comparative Study of Kurux and Kisan” (with Awadesh K Mishra) Dept. of Languages and Linguistics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram June 21-13, 2018
160. Keynote Address entitled “Marginalised Histories of the Tribal Languages in India” in the National Seminar on “Tribal Languages in India: Structure and Status” Dept. of Comparative and Computational Linguistics, Dravidian University, Kuppam October 4-5, 2018
161. Chaired a Focused Talk Session & Invited Focused Talk on “Place Names as a Tool for Reconstructing Cultural Past” in the International Symposium on “Linguistics Across Disciplines” Dept. of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh November 2-4, 2018
162. Presidential Address on “Multilingualism and Education in the Indian subcontinent” in the 40th International Conference of Linguistic Society of India National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysuru & Linguistic Society of India, Pune December 5-7, 2018
163. Keynote Address on “Role of Translation in Multilingual India” in the National Conference on “Regional Literature in English Translation: Global Perspectives” Dept. of Sciences and Humanities, Vignan’s (Deemed University), Gunturu February 15-16, 2019
164. Invited Talk on “What is Classical Odia?” in the National Conference on Matrubhasha Mahakumbha-2019 The Intellects, New Delhi February 20-21, 2019
165. Invited Talk on “The Tribal Fundament of the Eastern Indo-Aryan Languages” in the National Seminar on “Tribal Life of Eastern India: The Insider and Outsider Perspectives” Centre of Excellence, Dept. of Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan February 26-28, 2019
166. Valedictory Speech on “The Pre-Sarala Odia Language: Its Structure and Uniquenesses” in the National Seminar on “Pre-Sarala Script, Language & Literature” Lipi-Literature 2019, UDRAJAH, Bhubaneswar March 9-10,2019
167. Keynote Address on “Unity and Diversity in the Indian Languages Mosaic” in the National Conference on “Gnana Sangam: A Conclave on Diversity of Indian Languages” Pragna Bharathi, Telangana March 2-3, 2019
168. Chaired a Session and delivered the Presidential Address on “Simple Language Studies” in the ICSSR-Golden Jubilee Celebrations Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi May 13, 2019
169. Keynote Speech on “Small is Beautiful: A Case for the Conservation of Endangered Languages” in the National Conference on “Revitalization of Indigenous Languages: Issues and  Challenges” Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar July 12-14, 2019
170. Chairperson’s Address on “Some Basic Methodological Questions on Research in Social Sciences” in The Research Methodology Course for Research Scholars in Social Science Council for Social Development, Hyderabad August 26, 2019
171. Invited Lecture on  "Teaching and Learning of English in India: A Learner Autonomy Approach” The English & Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus September 16, 2019
172. Presidential and Valedictory Address on “The Linguistic Scenario in India: A Close Scrutiny” in the 41st International Conference of Linguistic Society of India (41st ICOLSI) Department of Linguistics, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak November 13-15, 2019
173. Invited Lecture on “Language as the Key Element in Cognitive Growth and the Indian Linguistic Scene” in the Two-Day National Consultation towards “Cognitive Learning through Language for Academic Proficiency” Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar December 16-17, 2019
174. Keynote Address on “Linguistic as a Global Science” in the International Seminar on “Linguistic Theories, Law, Life and Language” Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad February 11-13, 2020
175. Keynote Address on “Orality, Literact, and Translation” in the International Conference on “Languaging and Translating: Within and Beyond” Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna February 21-23, 2020
176. Keynote Address on “Mother Tongue and Multilingualism” in the National Webinar on “shikshaa ke saamaajik, saanskritik aur raajnaitik aayaam: ek shikshaashaastriiya vimarsh” Teaching Learning Centre, Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar April 25-26, 2020

Membership of Learned Bodies

  • Life Member of the Linguistic Society of India.
  • Life Member of the Dravidian Linguistics Association.
  • Life Member of the West Bengal Institute of Linguistics.
  • Member of Delhi University Linguistics Association.
  • Life Member of Comparative Literature Association of India.

Work Experience

  • Professor, Department of English, GLA University, Mathura (2019 -xxxx)
  • Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad (1998-2018)
  • Reader, Centre for Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad (1990-1998)
  • Reader, Department of Linguistics, Berhampur University (1988-1990)
  • Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, Berhampur University (1984-1988)
  • Lecturer, Orissa Educational Service (1980-1984)
  • M. Phil/PhD Thesis Guided: So far supervised 31 Ph. D. and 37 M. Phil. students from India and abroad in various areas of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies.

Awards & Honours

  • Visuva Milan Puraskar  (1982).
  • Kshetrabasi Sahitya-Vidya Puraskar  (1992).
  • Jaswant Ray Nanak Chand Memorial Puraskar  (1998).
  • Associateship of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. (1993-1999)
  •  Jhankar Puraskar (2004)
  •  Pandit Gopinath Nandasharma Prabandha Puraskar, Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Cuttack
  • (2014)
  •  Prabasi Odia Samman (Linguistics) – 2019, The Intellects, New Delhi (2019)

Products

  • Materials for Speech Audiometry in Telugu (Children) (CD available) (2012) (with S.B. Rathna Kumar)
  • Materials for Speech Audiometry in Telugu (Adults) (CD available) (2012) (with S.B. Rathna Kumar)
  • A Low Frequency Digital Hearing Aid (2014) (The prototype manufactured by Alps International, Delhi is being tested at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai) (with S.B. Rathna Kumar)

Academic Positions Held/Holding at Present

  • President, Linguistic Society of India (2018-20)
  • Chief Editor, Indian Linguistics (Journal of Linguistic Society of India). (1997-2002)
  • President, Dravidian Linguistics Association. (2006-07)        
  • Member of the Governing Council, Indian Council of Social Science Research (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) (2017-20)
  • Member, International Advisory Council, Foundation for Endangered Languages, U. K. (2018-)
  • Member, Committee for the Presidential Awards for Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman of Ministry of Human Resource Development., Govt. of India (2017-20)
  • Member of the Court, Central University of Karnataka (2018-21)
  • Member of the Executive Council, The Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad (2019-2022)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad (2018-21)
  • Deputy Editor, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics (Journal of Dravidian          Linguistics Association). (1997-1999)
  • Chief Editor, Translation Studies. (2002)
  • Vice-Vice-President, Dravidian Linguistics Association. (2000-2003)
  • Academic Editor, The Asian ESP Journal. (2007-)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Arab Journal of English For Specific Purposes hosted by CNRST (Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique) (2018-)
  • Member of the Jury for the Translation Prize (Odia) of the Sahitya Akademi (Akademi of Letters), New Delhi (2017)
  • Member, Foundation for Endangered Languages, U.K. (2010-)
  • Member, Round Table for Protection and Preservation of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Endangered Languages (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India). (2010-)
  • Member of Governing Council, Endangered Languages Project (Alliance for Linguistic Diversity), First People’s Cultural Council, Canada (2012-)
  • Editor & Contributor on South Asia, The Routledge Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages (2015-16)
  • Member, Governing Council, International School of Dravidian Linguistics (2016-)
  • Member, Executive Committee of Linguistic Society of India (2012-2014)
  • Member, Editorial Board of The Papers of Moscow State University, Series 13 (Oriental Studies) (2015-)
  • Member, Advisory Board of International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics (2014-)
  • Coordinator, Punjabi-Hindi Machine Translation System (funded by Dept. of Electronics,
  • Govt. of India). (1995-99)
  • 23. Coordinator, University Grants Commission Special Assistance Programme in
  • Language Technology. (2002-2007)
  • 24. Coordinator, Project on Telugu Resource Centre (funded by Dept. of Electronics,
  • Govt. of India). (2000-2003)
  • Coordinator, P.G. Diploma in Translation Studies, Centre for Distance Education, 
  • University of Hyderabad. (1996-2001)
  • Coordinator, P.G. Diploma in Communicative English, Centre for Distance and Virtual Learning, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2002-)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, South Asian Language Review. (2007-)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Aligarh Journal of Linguistics. (2011-)
  • Secretary, Third International Conference of South Asian Languages, January 4-6, 2001.
  • Coordinator, Diamond Jubilee Conference of the Linguistic Society of India, December 6-8, 2005.
  • Coordinator, International Workshop on “Language, Culture, and Translation”, February 19-21, 2007.
  • Coordinator, International Seminar on Endangered and Indigenous Languages, March 1-3, 2008.
  • Coordinator, 40th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists, June 18-20, 2012.
  • Coordinator, 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, February 6-8, 2014
  • Chairperson, Twelfth International Conference of South Asian Languages & Literatures (ICOSAL-12), January 7-9, 2016.
  • Chairperson, XX International Conference of Foundation for Endangered Languages, U.K., December 9-12, 2016.
  • Editor of the Oriya Language for Anthology of Indian Discourse on Translation, a Project of Sahitya Akademi (The National Academy of Letters), New Delhi, 2010.
  •  Member of the Editorial Board, Esana. (1994-)
  •  Regional Editor, Mulyayan. (1978-2005)
  • Member, Board of Studies, School of Translation Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open    
  • University, New Delhi. (2008-2010)
  •  Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. (2008-2010)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College (Deemed  
  • University), Pune. (2005-2007)
  • Member of the Government of India Delegation on “A Policy Dialogue on Multilingualism and Quality Assessment” to European Union at Brussels and Warsaw (May 25-27, 2011).
  • Member, Expert Group on “Towards UNESCO Guidelines on Language Policies: A Tool for Language Assessment and Planning”, UNESCO, Paris (2011)
  • UGC Nominee, SAP Advisory Committee, Department of Linguistics, Deccan College (Deemed University), Pune. (2011-2015)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Karnataka Folklore University, Bangalore (2012-)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities (English) GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam (2012-)
  • Member Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Berhampur University, Berhampur. (2015-16)
  • Core Committee Member, Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. (2013-)
  • Expert Member, UGC Special Assistance Programme, Department of Dravidian and Computational Linguistics, Dravidian University, Kuppam. (2014-)
  • UGC Nominee, SAP Advisory Committee, Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar. (2015-)
  • UGC Nominee, SAP Advisory Committee, Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. (2015-)
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Certification of Translators Programme, National Translation Mission, Govt. of India. (2015-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Centre of Excellence for Tribal Literature and Language, Department of Odia, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. (2014-17)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics & Contemporary English, English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus. (2015-)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus (2015-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Bharatvani Project, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. (2015-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Endangered Languages, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak. (2015-)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (2016-)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga (2016-)
  • Member, Editorial Board of “A Standard Odia Grammar”, Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Bhubaneswar. (2016)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (2017-)
  • Member, Programme Committee, International Conference on “Graphemics in the 21st century From Graphemes to Knowledge”, IMT Atlantique, Brest, France (2018)
  • Member, Governing Council, International School of Dravidian Linguistics (2016-)
  • Member, English Curriculum Revision Committee, National Institute of Open Schooling
  • (MHRD, Govt. of India), NOIDA (2020).
  • Convener, Indian language Technologies and Products (LITD) 20/P9 Assamese Script, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Govt. of India (2020)
  • Member of a number of Committees on Linguistics of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Administrative Positions Held

  • Senior most Professor of University of Hyderabad (2018)
  • Dean, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2015-18)
  • Member, Executive Council, University of Hyderabad. (2015-2018)
  • Member, Executive Council, Central University of Andhra Pradesh. (2017-2018)
  • Head, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2004-07, 2016-2017)
  • Head, Centre for Endangered Languages and Mother Tongue Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2010-2018)
  • Head, Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2016-2018)
  • Head, Department of Urdu, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (2016)
  • Dean, Students’ Welfare, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (1996-2001)
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Indian Immunologicals (Govt. of India) (2005-2010)
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, University of Hyderabad (2014-2016)
  • Chief Vigilance Officer, University of Hyderabad (2014)
  • Chairperson/member of a number of Committees of University of Hyderabad