Dr.(Mrs) Nira Konar

Associate Professor

Dr.(Mrs) Nira Konar joined the Institute in 25/Oct/1999

Born on : 04/Jul/1965

Contact Information

Personal Phone No.: 9474403355

Email: nirakonar@cemk.ac.in

Educational Qualification

 Eng Hons (Lady Brabourne college), M.A. (through Presidency), UGC-NET-JRF-SRF, Ph.D (C.U.),

Teaching & Research Experience

 HOD Humanities and Associate Prof of English,  College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat,  1999 till date.

Books Published

 Communication Skills for Professionals by  Dr. Nira Konar ,  PHI, New New Delhi, , ISBN: 978-81-203-4420-4 in  2009 and 2011 2nd edition.

 English Language Laboratories: a Comprehensive Manual by  Dr. Nira Konar ,  PHI, New Delhi, , ISBN: 978-81-203-4342-9 in  2011.

 3. Using Multiple Intelligences and Collaborative Learning in our Classrooms by  Dr. Nira Konar and Ayushman Banerjee , Copal Publications, New Delhi , ISBN:978-93-834-1942-5 in  2016.

 English Language Teaching: a pedagogical Webquest by  ed by Ghanashyam and Mouli ..chapter by Dr. Nira Konar , Authors Press, New Delhi , 978-81-7273-594-4 in  2010.

Sponsored Project

Project Title:   “ADAPTIVE DESIGN OF ELT AND COMMUNICATION COURSES BASED ON LEARNING STYLES AND ABILITIES TO ENHANCE TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE” Sponsor:  WORLD BANK -TEQIP II Investigator (s): Dr. Nira KonarAmount: Project Title: “ADAPTIVE DESIGN OF ELT AND COMMUNDuration: Duration: July 2013- March 2015 (21 months)..

FDP/Seminar/Workshop/Conferences Organized

 • Convenor of TEQIP funded Subject Area Training Programme of English in June, 2013. Organized by   Dr. Konar Convenor of Training of English Deptsponsored by  TEQIP II during   June, 2013. .

 Facing the Challenges of Teaching English..colleges Organized by   Dr. Konar Convenor of Workshop of English Deptsponsored by  TEQIP II during   August, 2013..

 Using Multiple Intelligences..classrooms Organized by   Dr. Konar Convenor of Workshop of English Deptsponsored by  TEQIP II during  July, 2016.

Summer/Winter Attended
  • Getting A grade (the highest obtainable grade) in English Literature in the 3 week sponsored UGC Refresher Course at the University of Calcutta in 2003.
  • Attended the PGCTE Course at CIEFL, Hyderabad (now EFLU) and successfully completed it in 2007 and was awarded the certificate. PGCTE Contact programme at CIEFL is also equivalent to I refresher course under the government rules.
  • ulty Development Programme (FDP) :

    • C.E.P certificate course on ELT at I.I.T .Kharagpur , May 2005.
    •  “Short Term Course on Literary Theory: Theories of Reading and Writing” from 1st to 4th August, 2008, as part of Continuing Education Programme in I.I.T.Kharagpur.
    • Team leader at.“Train the Trainer Workshop” conducted by Campus Connect Soft Teams at Infosys Ltd, Bhubaneswar in July, 2011. TEQIP sponsored training for ‘Achieving Academic Excellence’ at IIM Raipur in September 2014 for 1 week.
    • Faculty Development Training under FSD Programme of TEQIP at IIT –Kharagpur, in 2015.
    • Online Certificate for EL
Awards/Recognitions

 School leaving and college leaving prizes were awarded to her. Several prizes for Academics and co-curricular activities were won by her including Gold Medals for Debate and Quiz from the University of Calcutta. Special mention may also be made of:

  • Achieving the highly coveted Junior Research Fellowship and the Senior Research Fellowship of the University Grants Commission.

 

Grants Fetched

Obtained UGC-Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow grants.

Also Conducted a World Bank TEQIP II Project, the approved amount was 6.05 lakhs.

 

Interaction with Professional Bodies
  • Subject expert of Communicative English of Board of studies of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
  • Coordinator and BOS Member of English of MAKAUT
  • Core Committee Member of the Academic Council of the American TESOL Society.
  • Life Member of Presidency College, Calcutta.

 

Subject taken at Undergraduate Level

English Language (HU201), Language Practice Loboratory (HU291, HU381/HU481), Seminar (581/681), etc.

Area of Specializations/Research Areas

ELT, Modern British Fiction


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