Dr. Amee U. Upadhyay

Dr. Amee U. Upadhyay

Dr. Amee U. Upadhyay
Professor, I/c. Registrar

Education
  • Ph.D. in English Literature from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad.
  • M. Phil. in English Literature from Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • M.A. in English Literature from Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
  • B.A. In English Literature from Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
Experiences - Academic Experience
  • July 2013 onwards- Professor in English and Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, with Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • July 2009 to July 2013 – Faculty of Teaching and Head of the Communication Department at Marwadi Group of Institutes, Rajkot affiliated to Gujarat Technological University.
  • September 2007 to July 2009- Faculty of English and SCOPE Coordinator with Shree. M. N. Virani Science College, Rajkot (accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC), affiliated to Saurashtra University.
  • September 1998 to September 2007- Faculty of English with Shree R. P. Bhalodia College of Commerce, Management and Computer, Rajkot, affiliated to Saurashtra University.
RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED
  • ‘IN CUSTODY-Theme of Self-exile and Alienation published in an Edited book titled ‘Critical Essays on Anita Desai’s Fiction’ - published by Surup & Sons Publishers, New Delhi. ( ISBN:81-7625-158-5 )
  • The Indian Spirit of Sarojini Naidu’s Poetry published in an edited book titled Indian Women Novelists in English - published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi. (ISBN:8176258172)
  • Vidurniti in the Mahabharat published in an Edited book titled Critical Perspectives on the Mahabharat- Published by Surup & Sons Publishers, New Delhi.( ISBN:81-7625-273-5)
  • Evolutionary Women Characters in Shashi Deshpande’s Fictions published in a book titled as "New Ruminations in Indian English Literature-1’, Sunrise Publishers & Distributors. ( ISBN:978-93-80207-06-3)
  • A Cry of Agony in Sylvia Plath’s Works published in an edited book titled as Feminism and Women’s Writing edited by Sunrise Publication, Jaipur.( ISBN:978-93-80207-04-9)
  • Suniti NamJoshi as a Feminist Writer published in an edited book titled as Feminism and Women’s Writing by Sunrise Publication, Jaipur. ( ISBN:978-93-80207-04-9)
  • Gandhiji and Women Empowerment published in an edited book Rethinking Gandhian Thought and Literature Published by Creative Books, New Delhi.( ISBN:81-8043-051-0)
  • New Face of Womanhood in Anjana Appachana’s ‘Listening Now’- published in an Edited book "New Ruminations in Indian English Literature-2’ published by Sunrise Publishers & Distributors .( ISBN:978-93-80207-07-0)
  • Casteism and Dalitism in Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’ – published in an Edited book ‘ Critical Essays on Indian Writing in English’ by Sarup Book Publishers Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi
  • ‘Performing Art-Dance as a Medium to bring Environmental Awareness’. (ISBN JOURNAL)
  • ‘Women’s Poetry in Pakistan- a Voice of Protest’ published in an International Journal- Ruminations.
  • ‘Communication in English an Essential Key to Placement’ published in an International Journal of Research Studies.
  • Theory of Communication by Harold Adams Innis in an Indexed Refereed Journal of Higher Education towards Excellence.
  • ‘Tagore and Gandhi- a Nobel Debate’ published in ‘Expression- International Journal Multidisciplinary Journal’.
  • ‘Feminist Sensibility in Diaspora writer Chitra Divakaruni’s ‘The Mistress of Spices’ in the International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews
  • ‘Effective Oral Communication Skills for Engineers in Global Arena’ in ELT VIBES; International E-Journal for Research in ELT.
  • Key note address titled as ‘21st Century Women: Concerns and Issues” in the proceeding of National Conference "Women in 21st Century: Concerns and Issues” organized by S. N.P.I.T Umrakah. (ISBN 978-81-929339-2-4)
  • An article has been published in Souvenir of Special Rajkot District.
Books
  • English Language and Its Usage- a book published by Saurashtra University Publication. (Saurashtra University Publication)
  • The Indian Poetics published by Prakash Book Depot, Bareilly (U.P.)
  • Mastering English by Orient Black Swan- an International Publisher.(Prescribed as a Text Book in Saurashtra University)
  • A Book on Gujarati Dalit Literature published by Dalit Sahitya Akadami. (co-authored)
  • "Freedom Struggle: A Critical Study of Selected Literary Works" Published by ADM publication.
Seminar/Workshop
  • Presented a paper on Performing Arts in Bringing Environmental Awareness in an International Conference, at Ahmadabad. (December 6-8 ,2009)
  • Presenting a Paper in an International Conference on Once Upon a Time- Portrayal of Women Characters in Fairy Tales and Indian Children Stories at Rajkot (March 29- 31, 2010).
  • Presented Paper at an International Conference at Shimla, Solan Jaypee Institute of Technology on "Role of Communication and Soft Skills in Technical Education”. (Mine was the only paper selected from Gujarat)
  • Presented a Paper at International Conference at V.V. Nagar, Gujarat on Communication Skills in English; A Razor Edge in Placement.
  • Presented paper at IACS (Indian Association of Canadian Studies) International Conference at Rajkot with title Theory of Communication by Harold Adams Innis (Canadian Economist ) and its Relevance in India and Canada
  • Presented a paper on Dialogic Tradition in India, with special reference to ‘Argumentative Indian’ by Amartyasen at International Conference by CUG, Gndhinagar, Balavant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Juan Sciences, Baroda and The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda.
  • Presented a paper on Screen: A Place for the Amalgamation of Indian and Canadian Culture- on 28-29 December 2013 in an International Conference organized by ICSC at Bhavnagar.
  • Presented a Paper in an International Conference at GLS, Ahmedabad on Role of Art and Literature in Holistic Life
  • Presented a paper on Indian Replica in Kipling’s Short Stories – at an International Conference at Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (14-16 March 2015)
  • Invited and chaired a session at International Conference Department of English, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
National Conference
  • Invited and delivered a Keynote address on 26th September 2014 at New Arts and Commerce College, Shevgaon, Maharastra.
  • Invited and delivered a key note address in a National Conference on ‘Women in 21st Century: Concerns & Issues’. (11th April 2015)
  • Invited and Chaired 2 sessions in a National Conference at S. N. Patel Institute of Technology, Umrakh, Bardoli, Gujarat. (11th April 2015)
  • Application Of Rasa Theory Upon ‘Anniversary’-A Poem by Gauri Pant at a National Conference , P.D. Malaviya College, Rajkot (Feb, 1999)
  • Poetry of Gieve Patel in a National Conference at Mangrol, Gujrat. (December, 1999)
  • Metaphysical Quest in ‘The Serpent and the Rope’ in a National Conference at Savarkundla, Gujarat. (February, 2000)
  • Presented a paper in an National Conference on Gandhiji and Women Empowerment at Porbandar (January 30-31, 2007)
  • Presented a paper in a National Conference on Women Entrepreneurs: Socio-Psycho Barriers They Face at Shree M.N. Virani Science College and Shree Yogiji Maharaj Arts and Commerce College, Rajkot. (February 10, 2008)
  • Presented a paper in a National Conference on Gender Discrimination in "Seven Steps in the sky by Kundanika Kapadia’ at Shree M & N Virani Science College and Shree Yogiji Maharaj Arts and Commerce College, Rajkot. (February 17, 2008)
  • Presented a paper in a National Conference on Gender discrimination in African Literature at Shree M. & N. Virani Science College and Shree Yogiji Maharaj Arts and Commerce College, Rajkot. (February 17, 2008)
  • Presented a paper on Emerson and Indian Philosophy at Choksi Commerce and Arts College, Veraval. (March 28, 2009).
  • A paper in a National Conference on Scope for Research for Students and Faculty at Manavadar in NAAC sponsored National Level Conference with thrust area "Quality Sustenance of Higher Education Institutions in Rural Areas”. (December 5- 6, 2009)
  • Presented paper on Role of Education in Women Empowerment at Surat in a National Conference. (February 13- 14, 2010).
  • Presented a Paper in a National Level Conference on Media, Language and Literature at Jetput, Gujarat with the title Use of Literary Words in Media.
  • Paper presentation at PDPU, School of Liberal Studies, Gandhinagar in a National Symposium on Indian English Literature into Film: Journey of Indian Cinema.
  • Presented a paper on Spirit of Freedom in Poems at National Conference organized by Jasani College in affiliation with All India Women’s Conference, Rajkot.
  • Presented a paper on Teaching in Distance Education: Changes and Challenges in a National Seminar organized by Smt. J. J. Kundalia Graduate Teachers’ College, Rajkot, Gujarat.
State Level Conference
  • Presented a paper on The Feminist voice in Gujarati Literature in the state level seminar on "Feminism in Literature” held at Kodinar. (11th October 2008)
  • A paper on We Sinful women’- Contemporary Urdu Feminist Poetry, a Dare to Say in a UGC sponsored State Level Seminar at Jasani College Rajkot. (December 19-20, 2009)
Organized/ Participated/Attended Workshops
  • Participated in the National seminar on Rethinking Literary Historiography in India with Reference to Gujarati, Hindi and Indian English Literature.( February 23- 25, 2006).
  • Participated in UGC/SAP/DRS national Seminar on Rethinking India: Voices and Visions during the Indian Renaissance on 1, 2, 3, March 2007.
  • Attended Tenth Biennial International Conference of Comparative Literature Association of India organized by Central University of Gujarat and Comparative Literature Association of India.(March 3-6, 2011)
  • Participated in a seminar on Pandit Nehru Nu Pradan (March 2002)
  • Participated in the National Seminar at Atmiya Institute of Management, Rajkot on Indian Ethos and Values for Management held (September 19- 20, 2008).
  • Participated in the National Level seminar on Emerging Trends in Medical Plants Based pharmaceuticals at Atmiya Institute of Pharmacy as a cultural convener. (29th February and 1st March 2008).
  • Participated in the workshop related to material preparation at UG level. (Morvi-26-17 February 2006)
  • Attended a workshop on ‘Innovative Teaching Methods & Techniques’ organized by Shri Jasani College & Saurashtra Univerisy English Teachers Association, Rajkot.
  • Participated in UGC/SAP workshop on Translation Indian renaissance Poetry from Gujarati and Hindi into English on December 22 & 23, 2006.
  • Participated in English Teaching workshop on Communicative English through Multiple Intelligences on April 28-29, 2007, organized by the Institute in collaboration with American Centre, Mumbai.
  • Participated in the State Level Workshop organized by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Gandhinagar and Saurashtra University English Teachers’ Association (SUETA) ON Training Teachers of English to Develop e-content (July 31-2010)
  • Attended Workshop on Communication Skills organized by Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in one day design workshop of "Swami Vivekananda Contributor Personality Program” organized by GTU, Ahmedabad on 30th June 2012.
  • Participated in two days Faculty Development Program of "Swami Vivekananda Contributor Personality Program” organized by GTU, Ahmedabad on 10-11 December, 2011.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program of "Swami Vivekananda Contributor Personality Program” organized by GTU, Ahmedabad on 22nd September, 2012.
  • Organized Faculty Development Program of "Swami Vivekananda Contributor Personality Program” as a Coordinator organized by GTU, Ahmedabad on 122nd September, 2012.
  • I have been selected and appreciated as a star faculty of CPD (SVCPP) subject under GTU.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on ‘ICT in University’ conducted on 25th July, 2012, organized by ASC Rajkot, Saurashtra University and Sponsored by IQAC & UGC.
  • I designed, organized and conducted a Certificate Course for Professional and Technical Students on ‘Literature to Movie; A Journey from Page to Screen’.
  • I have successfully attended and cleared exam of Internal Auditor Training on ISO 9001:2000 under guidelines for Auditing Quality Management System ISO 10011- part 1/2/3 1990/91 held on 17-18 April 2006.
  • Attended workshop on Training on Management Skills by SPIPA. (22/1/2012 to 24/01/2014)
Other Detail
  • Invited and delivered a talk on ‘Conducting and Facing Interviews’ addressing all the students of the Campus as a resource person at HJD Institute of Technical Education & Research. (15/09/2013) (2 Sessions)
  • Invited and delivered expert Sessions at CHARUSAT, Changa, Anand, Gujarat on 7th October 2013 on ‘Academic Writing’. (2 Sessions)
  • Appointed as an Expert by Gandharva Mahvidhalya Mandal, Mumbai and conducted/delivered sessions on ‘Teaching Methodologies” training teachers. (4 Sessions in 2 days)
  • Invited and delivered 2 sessions on the topic "Dynamics of Teaching’ at Academic Staff College, Rajkot in an Orientation Course. (On 25th December 2013).
  • Invited and delivered 2 sessions on ‘The Concept of ‘New Womanhood’ at Academic Staff College, Rajkot, in an Orientation Course. (On 25th December 2013).
  • Invited and delivered 2 sessions on ‘Role of Emotional Intelligence in Teaching and Learning’ at Academic Staff College, Rajkot, in an Orientation Course. (On 24th December 2013).
  • Invited as a Resource Person and delivered sessions on ‘Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities” at Academic Staff College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (2 sessions on 18th March 2014)
  • Invited as a resource person and delivered sessions on ‘Adaptation of Literature in Other Avenues of Knowledge’ at Academic Staff College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (2 sessions on 19th March 2014).
  • Invited and delivered two expert sessions in a Refresher Course in English at Academic Staff College, Gujarat University with topic-‘World Drama- Kernel of Feminism in ’Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen’. (2 Sessions on 11th March 2014)
  • Invited as a resource person and delivered 2 sessions on EQ at Work Place at SPIPA, Ahmedabad (2 sessions on 24th February 2014)
  • Invited as a resource person and delivered 2 sessions on Managerial Communication at SPIPA, Ahmedabad (2 sessions)
  • Invited and delivered in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘The Concept of New Womanhood’ for 2 sessions on 18th June 2014.
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘The Dynamic of Teaching’ for 2 sessions on 18th June 2014.
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘The Role of Life Skills in Teaching and Learning’ for 2 sessions on 19th June 2014.
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Refresher Course at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘Curiosity and Creativity; Pillars to the Researching Mind” for 2 sessions on 19th December 2014.
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Refresher Course at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘The Concept of Classroom without Walls” for 2 sessions on 19th December 2014.
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘Teacher hood: A Journey or a Destination?” (on 18th December 2014)
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘Role of Life Skills in Curriculum” (on 18th December 2014)
  • Invited and delivered expert talk as a resource person in the Orientation Program at UGC ASC Rajkot, Surashtra University on the topic ‘The Concept of New womanhood” (on 19th December 2014)
  • I was invited and so offered my service as External Evaluator for 2 sessions of Presentation at Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • I was invited and so offered my service as External Evaluator for 2 sessions of Presentation at Academic Staff College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (18th March 2014)
  • I was invited and so offered my service as External Evaluator for 2 sessions of Presentation at Academic Staff College, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (19th March 2014)
  • Invited and offered my service as an Expert for Research Progress Review of Ph.D. Research Scholars for Humanities on October 11, 2014 at C. U. Shah University, Surendranagar, Gujarat.
  • Invited and offered my service as an Expert for Research Progress Review of Ph.D. Research Scholars for Humanities on 21st April 2014 at C. U. Shah University, Surendranagar, Gujarat.
  • Invited and offered my service as an Expert for Research Progress Review of Ph.D. Research Scholars for Humanities on 23rd April 2014 at C. U. Shah University, Surendranagar, Gujarat.
  • Invited and offered my service as an expert for Personal Interaction for aspiring Doctoral Candidates as part of National Level Doctoral Eligibility Test (CUSET) on August 30, 2014.
  • Invited and delivered 2 Sessions at ASC Rajkot in an OP on ‘The Dynamics of Teaching’. (17-18th March 2015)
  • Invited and delivered 2 Sessions at ASC Rajkot, Saurashtra University in an OP on ‘The Concept of Classroom without Walls’. (17-18th March 2015)
  • Invited and delivered 2 Sessions at ASC Rajkot Saurashtra University in a RC on ‘Environmental Ethics: Pillar to Sustainable Development’. (17-18th March 2015)
  • Invited and delivered 2 Sessions at ASC Rajkot Saurashtra University in an Academic Administrator’s Workshop on ‘Professional Approach in Academic Administration’. (18th March 2015)
  • Invited and delivered 2 sessions as a resource person at N. P. College of Computer Studies and Management, Kadi, Gujarat on 19th November, 2014.
  • Invited and delivered as a Keynote address on 26th September 2014 at New Arts and Commerce College, Shevgaon, Maharastra.
  • Delivered 2 sessions at ASC Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on ‘Inter Disciplinary Research in Humanities’ and ‘Adaptation of Literature in Film’. (2) (on 8th March 2015)
  • Invited and chaired a session at International Conference Department of English, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
  • Invited and delivered a key note address in a National Conference on ‘Women in 21st Century: Concerns & Issues’. (11th April 2015)
  • Invited and Chaired 2 sessions in a National Conference at S. N. Patel Institute of Technology, Umrakh, Bardoli, Gujarat. (11th April 2015)
  • Invited and delivered 2 sessions on ‘Importance of Life Skills in Teaching and Learning’ at Academic Staff College, Ahmedabad. (2 Sessions)
  • Invited and delivered a session as a resource person at ‘Interface’ Rajkot on ‘Indian Classical Dance Kathak: Growth and Development’
  • Invited and offered my service as an Expert in RDC of English Language and Literature at Kadi Sarvodaya Vidyalaya at Gandhinagar. (thrice)
  • I was invited and offered service as a subject expert for the interview conducted at Marwadi Education Foundation Group of Institutes.
  • Invited and offered my service as a Subject Expert for Curriculum Development for Common Syllabus by Department of Higher Education-Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat Government.
  • I was invited by Gandharva Mahavidhyalaya, Mumbai to deliver sessions on Teaching Methodologies in two days’ National Workshop organized at Ahmedabad.(16-17 November 2013)
  • As a PAC (Program Advisory Committee) member for Shiksha Visharad (B.Ed) in Kathak for curriculum development of Akhil Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal, Mumbai representing all classical dances and dance teachers all over India. (2013)
  • As a PAC (Program Advisory Committee) member for Shiksha Visharad (B.Ed) in Kathak for curriculum development of Akhil Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal, Mumbai representing all classical dances and dance teachers all over India. (2014)
  • Invited and offered my service as a resource person at C.U. Shah University, Surendranagar, Gujarat on 11th October 2014.
  • Invited and attended SCOPE Content development Workshop on 19th July 2014 at KCG.
  • Invited and offered my service as an expert for Ph.D. review committee on 22nd April 2015.
  • Delivered an invited Expert Training in a one day workshop at JNV, Jamnagar for ‘Creative Writing, With Special Reference to Short Story’. (4 Sessions of a day)
  • Delivered an Expert Talk at Yogidham Gurukul, Rajkot.
  • Delivered an invited talk in a talk show on Doordarshan under the topic of ‘Contribution of Women in the Maintenance of National Integrity’.
  • I have offered my service as AAA team visiting a college in Dabhoi in Gujarat.
State Level Conference
  • An Orientation Course successfully completed held by Saurashtra University Academic Staff College.
  • A Refresher course, held by Saurashtra University Academic Staff College from 15/03/2004 to 04/04/2004, successfully completed with ‘A’ grade.
  • A Refresher course, held by Saurashtra University Academic Staff College from 02/03/2009 to 22/03/2009, successfully completed with ‘A’ grade, March, 2009.
  • P.G.Teaching Eligibility. (Number PG/A/Manyata/562/2005)
  • Doctoral Guide ship of 3 Universities.
Membership of Academic/ Professional Groups
  • Life time membership of CLAI
  • Life time membership of ELTAI
  • Life time membership of IACS
  • Life time membership of SUETA
  • Member of IQAC at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University.
  • Examination Disciplinary Committee member 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Life time membership of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Mumbai.