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Dr. Smitha Chandran

Assistant Professor

Ph.D (English), M.A. (English), B.A

Short Brief

Dr. Smitha Chandran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Sciences at Malla Redd University , School of Engineering.

She did her Ph.D. in Indian Sports Autobiographies from NIT Rourkela, India. Her primary research interests include Language, Life writing and Cultural Studies.

She worked at MRCET , as an Assistant Professor for 3.5 years.  She has taught subjects like Professional English, Technical Communication and Soft Skills  and many more related to English Communication to Engineering and MBA students.

  • · Ph.D, English ,NIT Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, 2020.

  • · M.A, English, Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry, 2013.

  • · B.A, English,Bishopmoore College, Mavelikara, Kerala 2011.

  • Teaching Assistant as a Research Scholar in NIT Rourkela. 2014-2017.

  • Assistant Professor, Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology,  Hyderabad, 2017-2020

Research Area
  • Language

  • Life writing 

  • Cultural Studies



Awards & Achievements
  • 2017- Emerging Scholar Award in the 8th International Conference on Sport and Society held at Imperial College, London, UK. My duty as an awardee was to chair the sessions.

  • 2016 Delivered a talk as an invited speaker at Carmel School, Rourkela, my alma mater. The talk aimed at motivating students for their future endeavours.

  • 2015-17 Received ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Sciences Research) scholarship for my PhD work.

  • 2012 Have organised a student’s annual function, “Reveil-2012”, which was a successful five-day program.

  • 2013 Elected as one of the representatives in Pondicherry University student’s council.

  • 2012 Have been a host and part of an organising committee in a national seminar as well as an international seminar in Pondicherry University, India.

  • 2011-13 Awarded Merit Scholarship: Competitive award for merit excellence in Masters Examination, Pondicherry University, Puducherry.

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