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Prof. Nitin Bhatnagar

  • Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of English
  • Contact Details:

    Email : nitin.bhatnagar@gla.ac.in

    Contact Number :05662250909

  • Experience

    36.8 Years

  • Qualifications

    • PhD in English Literature (1992) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore. Topic: “A Psychological Study of Man –Woman Relationship in the Plays of Eugene O’Neill.”
    • Masters in English Literature (1980) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
    • Graduation in science (1978) from Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Ph.D

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

  • Postgraduate

    Thesis Supervised

  • Awarded/ Completed-

    Working-

Publications in Journals

  • 01  Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. “The Upsurge of Indian Women: A Reality in Ambivalence”. Asian Quarterly, Vol.17, No. 4, February 2020.
  • 02 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “The Fluidity of Tradition and Modernity in Gita Mehta’s Raj”. The Literary Endeavour. Vol X, Issue 3, May 2019. Pp 13-23.
  • 03  Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Shiva Narmada Myth in Gita Mehta’s A River Sutra”. Sodha Pravaha, vol.VI, Issue 1, July 2016. Pp 26-32.
  • 04 Durga, Shiva, Anoop K. Gupta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “The Impact of the Bhagwad Gita on R.W.  Emerson’s Philosophical and Foundational Essay ‘The Over Soul’. American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, 15-253, 2015. Pp 377-388.
  • 05 Durga, Shiva, Anoop K. Gupta & Nitin Bhatnagar. ‘The Impact of the Bhagwat Gita on RW Emerson, Swami Vivekanand and the Indian Caste System’. Indian Scholar. Vol. 1, Issue I, Sept. 2014. Pp 18-34.
  • 06 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar.“Environmental Literature: A Reassessment of the Predicament of Nature’s Deprivation”, Ruminations, vol3, no.2, June 2013. Pp 55-59.
  • 07 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “English: An International Trade Link Language”. Creative Writing and Criticism, Vol.X, no.2, April 2013. Pp 26-33.
  • 08 Badwar, Sonica & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Light from the Past: Historical Representations in Indian Novels in English”. Pragati’s English Journal, Jalandhar, June 2011.
  • 09 Bhatala, Gagandeep & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Love or Loath for India; A Study of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Fiction”. Notions: A  Journal of English Literature, vol. I; No. 3 of Dec. 2010. Pp 63-68.
  • 10 Chaswal, Pradeep & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Yank’s Search for Identity and Belonging in The Hairy Ape”. Creative Writing and Criticism, Vol. VIII, No.1 of Oct. 2010. Pp 23-35.
  • 11 Bhatnagar, Nitin.“Secularism: The Soul of Indian Religious Traditions”. Diviner, Chandigarh, vol.7: no.2, July – Dec. 2010.
  • 12 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Has Rising Begun for Women?”. Kafla Intercontinental, January–April, 2009. Pp 36-39.
  • 13 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. ‘Indian English and Its New Identity’. Creative Writing and Criticism, Vol.6, No.1, Oct. 2008. Pp 22-33.
  • 14 Badwar, Sonica & Nitin Bhatnagar. “The Great Indian Novel: An Alternative to Western Paradigms of Historiography”, Creative Writing and Criticism, Vol.6, No.1 of Oct. 2008. Pp 97-105.
  • 15 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. “Body Language: An Indispensable Part of Communication”. Diviner, Volume -5: no.1 of Jan- June2008. Pp 59-68.
  • 16 Bhatnagar, Mamta, Nitin Bhatnagar, Kumkum Bharadwaj. “Tradition, Transition and Modernity: The Changing Image of Woman in Manju Kapoor’s Novels”. Creative Writing and Criticism, Vol.5, No.1 of Oct. 2007.
  • 17 Bhatnagar, Nitin.“Teaching Communication Skills in English and Use of Technology”. Diviner, Vol.3 No.2 of Sept. 2006. Pp 228-236.

Publication in Conferences

  • 01 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Delineation of Indian Culture in the Works of Gita Mehta”.  Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Language & Literature Through Ages. Organized by S R M University, NCR Campus, Modinagar (UP), 18- 20 November 2016. Pp 63-68.
  • 02 Bhatnagar, Nitin, Mamta Bhatnagar & Kumkum Bharadwaj.“Environmental Literature: A Revisit to the Solution to the Problem of Nature’s Degradation”, Proceedings of AICTE sponsored National Conference on Environmental Degradation: Challenges & Remedies (EDCR-2008). Organized by M. M. Engineering College, M. M. University Mullana, Ambala, 13-14 March, 2008. Pp 18-22.
  • 03 Bhradwaj, Kumkum, Mamta Bhatnagar & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Psychological and Behavioral Roots of the Environmental Pollution”. Proceedings of AICTE sponsored National Conference on Environmental Degradation: Challenges & Remedies (EDCR-2008). Organized by M. M. Engineering College, M. M. University Mullana, Ambala on 13-14 March, 2008. Pp 615-617.

Publications as Books

  • 01 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. Communicative English for Engineers and Professionals. Pearson - Longman: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2010.
  • 02 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar Edited Effective Communication & Soft Skills.  Pearson Education: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2012.
  • 03 Bhatnagar, Nitin. Edited English for Nurses, Pearson Education: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2012.

Publications in Books

  • 01 Book Chapter: Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Teaching Oral Communication: Problems and Solutions”. Effective Teaching of English in Colleges: Need of the Hour. Ambala; S.D. College, 2010. (Sponsored by Directorate of Higher Education, Haryana) Pp 62-69.
  • 02 Customized University Editions: 08 versions adopted from Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. Communicative English for Engineers and Professionals Pearson - Longman: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2010.

Papers Presented in Conferences

  • 01 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar.“Women Empowerment: A Utopian Reality”. Interdisciplinary Conference: ‘Transcending Borders and Disciplines: Culture, Literature & Society’, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh on 27 and 28 April, 2019.
  • 02 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Teaching and Technology: An Amalgamated Approach to ELT”. ‘National Workshop on Improving Synergy between Teaching and Research in Indian Academia’. Teaching Learning Centre, BITS, Pilani on 26-27 March 2018.
  • 03 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. “Delineation of Indian Culture in the Works of Gita Mehta”. International Conference on Language and Literature through Ages. SRM University, NCR Campus, Modi Nagar, on 18-20 November 2016.
  • 04 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar. “Multimedia Assisted Language Learning: An Innovative Approach to the Teaching of ESL”. UGC Sponsored National Conference on Using Multimedia to Teach English as a Second Language. 01- 02 March, 2011 at Gurunanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar.
  • 05 Bhatnagar, Mamta & Nitin Bhatnagar. “Has Rising Begun for Women?”. 4th International Writers Festival, India. Writers Club International/India Inter-Continental Cultural Association, G. M. N. College, Ambala. 29 & 30th November 2008.
  • 06 Bhatnagar, Nitin & Mamta Bhatnagar.“English as the Global Business Lingua Franca: Mechanics and Future”. 5th  International congress on English Grammar ( iceg – 2008 ). Department of Humanities & Basic Sciences, G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science, Hyderabad,  6-11 Jan, 2008.
  • 07 Bhatnagar Nitin. “Indian English and its New Identity”. 6th World Conference on Contemporary Literature organized. M.D. University, Rohtak. September 5 and 6, 2007.
  • 08 Bhatnagar, Nitin.“Teaching Communication Skills in English and Use of Technology”. ‘International Conference on ‘Towards Improvement in English Language and Literature Teaching: Communicating Across the Curriculum’ D.A.V. College, Chandigarh, 22 to 24 September 2006.

Participation in Workshops

  • 01 National Workshop-cum Discussion on “Rethinking a Model of Language Policy”conducted by Bernard Spolsky and organized by the Department of English, GLA University, Mathura, on 18 November, 2019.
  • 02 Workshop on ‘English Language: Testing and Evaluation’, conducted by Prof. S. Thiruvenkataswamy, former Professor, NIT, Warangal, and organized by the Mathura Chapter of ELTAI in association with the Department of English, GLA University, Mathura on November 23-24, 2018 in collaboration with ELT@I.
  • 03 Workshop on ‘Assessment and Appreciation in English Language Teaching’ on 20 December 2017, organized by Dept of English, GLA University, Mathura, in collaboration with ELT@I. Prof. Shirish Chaowhhary was the resource person.
  • 04 Workshop on ‘Writing Research Paper’, conducted by Prof. Pashupati Jha, (Prof. IIT, Roorkee)  organized by Dept of English, GLA University, Mathura, on May 27 – 28, 2017.
  • 05 National Workshop on ‘Creative Ways of Teaching Vocabulary and Language Skills’ on 20 November  2016, organized by Dept of English, GLA University, Mathura,  in collaboration with ELT@I. Prof. Elango Kandan (National Secretary, ELTAI) was the resource person.
  • 06 Workshop on ‘Development of Diagnostic Tests for Student Assessment’ from 31 July to 1 August 2015,  organized by Dept of English, GLA University, Mathura. Prof. Ms Liza Jopseph (Trainer-Consultant) was the resource person.
  • 07 Workshop on ‘Phonetics and Phonology of English’ from 7 July to9 July 2015, organized by Dept of English, GLA University, Mathura. Prof. Peri Bhaskararao (IIIT, Hyderabad) was the resource person.
  • 08 National Workshop on ‘Spoken English’ organized by Davy Ahilya College, Indore, organized on May 13 – 14, 1991.

Guidance of Research Work

  • 01 Currently guiding 02 Ph.D. scholars at GLA University, Mathura as a main supervisor
  • 02 Guided 03 Ph.D. (Degrees Awarded) earlier (2 at MM University, Mullana, Ambala as a main supervisor and 1 at GLA University, Mathura as a co-supervisor)
  • 03 Guided 06 M. Phil. dissertations at M.M. University, Mullana, Ambala.  

Curriculum Designing

  • 01 Designed and developed curricula (as a member of the curriculum designing committee) for the following programmes offered by the Department of English, GLA University: i) PhD course work 2018-19, ii) B.Tech First year ( English Language Skills for Communication I, II 2016-17)
  • 02 Was a committee member of IGNOU (2011 and 2012) for designing curriculum of ‘Tribal Literature’ for MA English Programme.  

Conference Organized

  • 01 Organized (as Conference Chairman) AICTE sponsored National Conference on ‘Environmental Degradation : Challenges and Remedies’ (EDCR-2008) under the aegis of the Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, M. M. Engineering College, M. M. University, Mullana - Ambala on 13-14 March, 2008.

FDP Organized

  • 01 Organized an FDP on ‘Teaching of Grammar and Oral Skills' for the Department of English,
  • 02 GLA University, from 23-27 July 2019. Prof Shreesh Chaudhary and Prof Nitin Bhatnagar were the resource persons.

Workshops Conducted

  • 01 Workshop titled ‘Words-Worth’ for Vocabulary Development of Students of GLA University under the aegis of Braj Literature Festival on 18 January 2020.
  • 02 Workshop on ‘Communication Skills’ for the faculty of M.M. Engineering College, Mullana, from May 31 to June 4, 2010. The sessions were conducted in a language lab mainly on the enhancement of oral skills through listening, reading and speaking with a focus on the use of sounds of English language and activity based practice.
  • 03 PDP Work-shop on Communication Skills and Group Discussion on March 18, 2010 at M.M. Institute of Computer Technology and Business Management, Mullana-Ambala.
  • 04 PDP Work-shop on Enhancement of Communication Skills, Proficiency in Group Discussion and Interview Know-How at M.M. Institute of Computer Technology and Business Management, Mullana-Ambala on March 14, 2009.

Workshops Organized

  • 01 ‘Writing Research Paper’, conducted by Prof. Pashupati Jha, at GLA University, Mathura on May 27 – 28, 2017.
  • 02 Workshop on the syllabus ‘English Language Skills for Communication’ from 13th to 20th July 2015 for the faculty who taught this syllabus. The topics of the syllabus, like parts of speech, articles, conjunctions, tenses, voice, narration, were distributed among the members and each one conducted one session on the given topic.

Guest Lectures Delivered

  • 01 ‘Confidence in Communication Skills among Students’, at FDP programme organized at Central School, Refinery Mathura, conducted for the teachers of Central Schools of Agra Region on 27th Dec. 2014.
  • 02 ‘Developing Students’ Skills in Listening and Speaking’, at Teachers Development Programme- “Teachers of Tomorrow”- organized by Department of Pharmacy, GLA University, Mathura on May 4, 2013.     
  • 03 Oral Communication in English: An Indian Perspective, at Haryana Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kaithal on May 5, 2009.
  • 04 Effective Communication in English, at M.M. Engineering College, Mullana on August 12, 2005.

Training Programme Organized for Non-Teaching Staff

  • 01 Organized a training programme on ‘Communication Skills in English’ for non-teaching staff and lab technicians in June 2014.

Member of Academic Bodies

  • 01 The Shakespeare Association ( India)
  • 02 IACLALS ( Indian Association of Commonwealth Literature & Language)
  • 03 ELTAI, Mathura Chapter (English language Teacher’s Association of India)

Research Interest

Cultural and Colonial Studies, Feminist Studies, Indian Mythology Psycho-Analytical Studies and American Drama, Indian English Fiction.

Work Profile

Current Employment

  • Joined GLA University, Mathura, as Associate Professor and Head, Department of English. ( June 17, 2011 to August 28, 2014)
  • Working as Professor, Department of English, GLA University, Mathura. (August 29, 2014 till date)

 Teaching

Ph.D. Course Work

  • ‘Critical Approaches to the Study of English Literature’ (co-taught) in Semester II of 2019-20, Semester II of 2018-19 and in one semester of 2015-16.
  • ‘Research Methodology’ (sole-taught) Semester II of 2019-20.
  • Language Teaching: English Language to UG classes (co-taught but as a sole faculty for a particular section) from 2011 onwards.
  • Previous Employments Worked at Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana (Ambala) as Professor and Head, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences from April 20, 2005 to June 15, 2011.
  • Worked at Islamia Karimia College, Indore (Affiliated to DAVV Indore) in the capacities of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor of English from August 12, 1983 to April 19, 2005. Taught English Language and English Literature to UG programmes.
  • Visiting Faculty at the ‘School of Advanced Liberal Studies’, D.A V.V. Indore for teaching M. Phil. (English) classes from the year 1998 to 2000.
  • Served at Noble Institute of Spoken English, Indore from 1999 to 2004 as the Centre-in-Charge and faculty of ‘communication skills’.

Total Teaching Experience: 36.8 Years

Administrative Experience

  • Head, Department of English, GLA University, Mathura, from June 17, 2011 to August 9, 2019.
  • Centre Superintendent of Examinations, Block 7, GLA University for sessions 2014-15 and 2015-16.
  • Head, Department of English, M.M. University, Mullana, from April 20, 2005 to June 15, 2011.

Training Programme Organized for Non-Teaching Staff

  • Organized a training programme on ‘Communication Skills in English’ for non-teaching staff and lab technicians in June 2014.