Dr. Naresh Thakur

Dr. Naresh Thakur
M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & HoD

Department of English
Date of Joining: 01/04/1998
Mobile: +919864894444
E-mail: –
Area of Specialization: Literatures in English

Academic achievements (Graduation onwards):

Name of degreeYear of awardName of the awarding authority
B.A.1992Gauhati University
M.A.1996Gauhati University
Ph.D.2019Gauhati University
NET/SLETNET-1997(June)UGC, New Delhi

Teaching experience at UG/PG level (in years): PG:10 months, UG: 24 Years 

Name of the InstituteTotal no. of completed years  in serviceYear of Joining
Biswanath College22 yearsSince 01/04/1998
Jagiroad College2 years 2 months 21 days11/01/1996 to 31/3/1998
Tezpur University2 Sems (took lien from Biswanath College)01/30/200 to 31/12/2001
Biswanath College4 Months 26 days as Tutor16/08/1995 to 10/01/1996

Administrative experience:

Name of the committeePosition heldInstituteDuration
Department of EnglishHeadBiswanath College01/02/2005 to 01/01/2013, 14/06/2014 to 25/05/2015, 18/01/2018 onwards
IDOL, GUCoordinatorBiswanath College(a) January 2002- August 2008 (b) 16.7.2019 onwards
IQACCoordinatorBiswanath CollegeJan, 2012- June. 2013
IQAC Joint CoordinatorBiswanath CollegeDec 2002-Jan, 2012
KKHSOUMember,Advisory CommitteeBiswanath College2005-2013
Golden Jubilee Celebration CommitteeOffice Secretary,Sub-CommitteeBiswanath College2009-2010
BCTUSecretaryBiswanath College19.2.2020 onwards
BCTUAsstt SecretaryBiswanath College2013-May, 2015
Academic Advisory CommitteeMemberBiswanath College2018-2019
Academic Affairs of the CollegeSpecial OfficerBiswanath College2014-2015
UGC CellCoordinatorBiswanath College(a)2012-2015, (b) 2019 onwards
AISHECoordinatorBiswanath CollegeFor Reports of 2012 and 2013
RUSACoordinatorBiswanath College2014—-May, 2015
Pay Revision Committee for Adhoc EmployeesMemberBiswanath College2018 & 2020 onwards
Prospectus Preparation CommitteeConvenorBiswanath College 2012—2015, 2019, 2020
BA admission CommitteeConvenorBiswanath College 2014, 2018, 2019
Time-Table Preparation CommitteeMember from Arts Stream Biswanath College 2010-2014, 2019 onwards
BCSUProf-in charge, Minor gamesBiswanath College 2005
BCSUProf-in charge, Debate &DiscourseBiswanath College 2011 &2012
BCSUMember, MagazineBiswanath College 2005
Budget CommitteeMemberBiswanath College 2020 onwards
Pension CommitteeMemberBiswanath College 2021 onwards

Other academic/research achievements: (a) Awarded UGC Teachers’ Fellowship for Pursuing PhD.

IT skills: Attended several FDP programmes on use of ICT in teaching.

Experience of handling sophisticated instruments: Have knowledge of using Language Laboratory.

Professional training programs attended:

Name of the programDuration (in days)Organizing InstituteYear
 FDP Programme on ICT Enhanced Teaching Learning and Creating MOOCs08 DaysPMMMMNTT Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College & Shivaji College,University of Delhi2020
FDP on Enhancing Psychological Skills For Teaching and Practice15 DaysPMMMMNTT Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College & University of Delhi2020
FDP on Online Teaching Tools10 Days (10 Hours)Hyderabad University2020
International Level Online FDP on Gender Sensitization7 Days (6.00 pm -9.00 pm. each day)Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, Purulia, West Bengal,India2020
One Week FDP on “Higher Education: Road Ahead, Developing Next Generation Academic Leaders”7 DaysPMMMMNTT Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College , Sri Venkateswara  College, University of Delhi.Nov 25- Dec1, 2020
 7 Days Online National Workshop On NAAC: Seven Assessment Criteia for Accrediatation7 DaysGovt. Postgraduate College Bilaspur,Rampur (UP)2 August-8 August, 2020
International Distinguished lecture series & FDP on Language and Literature5 DaysInstitute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata8/9/2020 to 12/9/2020
Webinar Series on “ Critical Theories- Their Reach and Relevance in Research”5 DaysPresidency College (Autonomous)Chennai,Ttamilnadu, India5/8/2020 to 9/8/2020
ECLECTICS 2020: International Webinar Series in Literature 4 daysST. Xavier’s College for Women, Aluva, Kerela 18/8/2020 to 21/8/2020
5 Day International workshop on “Dilemmas of Difference: Perspectives in Gender, Body Politics and Ethics”5 DaysVasanta College for Women Rajghat Fort, Varanasi. 20-24 July, 2020. 

Area of research interest: Literatures in English

Seminar/Symposium/Workshop attended: 

  1. Three-Day online International conclave on “Intrinsic and Instrumental Significance of Mahatma Gandhi for a Self-reliant India” 19, 20, 21 August, 2020, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal.
  2. 2nd International Webinar on Positioning Migration Studies to Understand the Short and Long Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, 10-11 Sept, 2020, organized jointly by Central University of Gujarat,BHU, JNU,IIPS-Mumbai and International Geographical Union, India.
  3. An International Web Lecture Series, 23/6/2020 to 25/6/2020 , organized by Dept of English, Barabazar Bikram Tudu Memorial College, West Bengal.
  4. Virtual International Conference ELT SUMMIT 2020 held on June 27& 28, 2020, organized by International Society for Educational Leadership.
  5. National Level E-conference on “Contemporary Trends in Literature” organized by Munger University, Bihar on July 11, 12 & 13, 2020.
  6. International webinar on “Revisiting Human Rights, Ethics and Environmental Studies”, organized by Ramanujan College, Delhi University on August 6 &7, 2020.
  7. National Webinar on “Modern Thoughts & Practices of Assamese Linguistic Study” organized by Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit & Ancient Studies University, Assam, 1& 2 August,2020.
  8. 3 Day National Webinar Series on Post Covid-Literature &Languages, Organised by Dr C. V. Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur on 1, 2,3 July, 2020.
  9. Two day International Webinar on “ Teaching and Learning of English in Higher Educational Institutions in India: Challenges and Strategies” organized by Dhemaji Commerce College on 14 & 15 August.
  10. LSME Online International Conference on “ Role of management, Education and Social Sciences in responsible Reseach and Innovations: Challenges and realities” organized by London School of management Education from 19 to 20 August, 2020.
  11. AN International Webinar on “ Nationality, Social Inclusion and New Education Policy 2020” organized by Central University of Gujarat on  Sept 8 & 9, 2020.
  12. (NAAC Sponsored National Workshop on “ Quality Assurance and Assessment in the Light of Revised Accrediation Framework of NAAC” organized by Chaiduar College, 1 &2 February, 2019.
  13. Webinar on One Year of the repeal of Article 370: Implications and Outcomes, organized by Ramanujan College on 5th August, 2020. 
  14. One Day national Webinar on “How to excel in Higher Education in India in the light of NEP-2020” organized by SST College of Arts and Commerce, University of Mumbai, Mumbai on  26 Oct,2020 under the aegis of PMMMNTT.
  15. National Webinar on “Homage to Our Bapu: 150 Years of Gandhiji: Life and Philosophy organized by the Dept of EFL and Dept of French, EFLU, Shillong on 26/9/2020 & 2/10/2020.
  16. ”Webinar on Cultural Dialogue in South Asia and Beyond: Narratives, images and Community” organized by Jesus and mary College, Delhi University on June 30, 2020.
  17. International Webinar 150 Birth Anniversary of Mahamta Gandhi, Reflections from beyond the past and into the Future, organized by Tezpur University & Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland ,UK & Indain Community Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK on 31 August, 2020.

Research publications:

  1. Naresh Thakur, “Soyinka’s Mockery of the Military Dictators in The Beautification of Area Boy”. Published in “The Criterion:An International Journal in English”, Vol. 8, Issue 1, ISSN – 0976-8165, 2017.
  2. Naresh Thakur, “Convergence of Traditional and  Modern Culture in Wole Soyinka’s  The Trials of Brother Jero and its Implication”. Published in “Shodh Prerak”, Vol. VI, Issue 2, 2016.

Any other information

  • Recipient of National Scholarship during Undergraduate Course 
  • Recipient of ME Scholarship during Class VIII to Class X.