“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students make their mark in a connected world.”
2016 – Salmon-Verburg Bursary – by the Henry Sweet Colloquium – Pembroke College University of Cambridge.
2012-16 – UGC BBL Fellowship – Centre for English Language Studies – University of Hyderabad
British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
“Own-language use in colonial India”, HoLLTnet international meeting: 'Bi-/Multilingualism and the History of Language Learning and Teaching', presented in absentia with Prof. Richard Smith at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, 5-7, July 2018.
“The role of Christian Vernacular Education Society (CVES) in colonial Indian English language pedagogy (1855-1875)” PhD Research Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 24th May, 2017.
Co-presented “English as an Indian language: A study of tertiary level students’ attitudes towards English in India”, ICMME 2017 Braga University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, Organized by MultiLingNet, 11-13 May, 2017.
Co-presented “Revisiting the Three-Language Formula in India: Towards sustainable multilingual educational manoeuvres in the 21st century”, Sustainable Multilingualism Conference, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 26-27, 2017.
“Grammatical Aspects of Anglo-Telugu grammars in 19th century India”, Onomastics Conference by Henry Sweet Society, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, September 13-15, 2016.
“Using Methodology: Ethnohistory and its relevance in studying English Language Education (ELE) in 19th century British India”, Historical Sociolinguistics and Socio-Cultural Change conference (HiSoN), Helsinki, Finland, March 10-11, 2016.
“Empire in Grammar Books: A Study of English Language Textbooks in 19th century India”, MetaGramma conference, Forli, University of Bologna, March 9-10, 2016.
“Olive skins, Yellow hands and blackened eyes: Crafty ‘Orient’ in Agatha Christie’s novels”, Orient in Literature – Literature of the Orient: Sources & Inspirations (OLLO 2016), Collegium Maius, NicolasCopernicus University, Toruń, Poland, March 17-18, 2016.
Chaired a panel session titled - 'Indian Inspirations in Central-East European Literature, OLLO 17-18 March, 2016, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.