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Dr. Diti Vyas

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Associate Professor - Communication

Ph.D. English Literature, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Dr. Diti Vyas blends her grounding in Language and Literature with her training experience to “teach” courses related to the Communications area. She holds a Ph.D. degree in English literature from Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar and has been a gold medallist at postgraduate level. She has received national and international accolades for her research work by organizations such as International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL). She is a certified Business English Certificate (BEC) Programme trainer and has conducted various short and long Management Development Programmes for executives at EPM- AIIM, Sterling Hospital, Rubber King Pvt. Ltd and British Council. Her current research project focuses on Communicating Change in the Corporate Sphere and archiving Oral Narratives. She has been on the esteemed board of Ahmedabad International Literature Festival 2018 and on the Syllabus Framing Committee of Bachelor of Business Administration programme, Gujarat University.

Persuasive Business Presentation, Data Visualization and Communication, Crisis Communication, Media and Popular Culture, Managerial Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Intercultural Communication, Written Analysis and Communication, Managerial Communication.

PhD in English Literature, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, 2015.
M.PHIL in English Literature, Distinction, School of Languages, Gujarat University, 2002.
M.A. in English Literature, First Class, School of Languages, Gujarat University, 2000.
B.A. in English Literature, First Class, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, 1998.

UGC National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET) in English Literature, 2000.

Dr. Vyas has more than 17 years of teaching and customized training. Prior to joining AIIM, she had been associated with L.J. Group of Institutes, Ahmedabad as a full-time faculty. She has also offered courses at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, R.J.Tibrewal Commerce College, Shanti Business School, Indian Institute of Planning and Management as a Visiting Faculty.

Here is a sample list of trainings/workshops conducted by her:

– Workshop on “Some Leaders are Born Women: Communicating Leadership Presence” at Rubber King Tyres Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad on the occasion of Women’s day 8th March, 2018.
– Executive Programme in Management (2018-19), a residential MDP conducted at Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) for working executives with an average of more than 10 years of experience.
– Workshop on “Create Your Own Comic” at Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) Baroda on 2nd February, 2018 and Ahmedabad 7th January 2018
– Workshop on “Literature and Media Texts” at L.J Institute of Communication Studies on 18th March and 19th March, 2017.
– 5 day Workshop on “Excellence in Communication” organized by British Council, Ahmedabad from the year 2003 to 2008.
– 5 day training programme for the executives of Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad on the topic “Assertive Communication” in 2006. Developed a customized module to help the executives address the special needs of highly stressed patients and their relatives.
– Training workshop at British Council, Ahmedabad on “Effective Public Speaking” in 2007 enabling the participants to map their thoughts, organize and deliver them in the most effective way possible.

Dr. Vyas has researched and presented both nationally and internationally. Her sample publications, talks and conference presentations as listed as under:

Invited talks/Panel Discussions:

“Indian Children’s Literature and the Dynamics of Centre and Periphery”,  National Level Conference on “From Periphery to Centre: Exploring Culture Literature and Media, Sasurie College of Arts and Science, Bharthiar University, Tamilnadu, 6th February 2019. Inaugural Address.

“Truth: Literature, Philosophy, Spirituality and Gender”  at Singularities International Conference on TRUTH 2019, Post graduate Department of English KAHM Unity College, Manjeri, Calicut University,  Kerala, 31st January, 2019. Panelist.

“Gender and Children’s Literature”, Frontier Series at Department of English, S.S. College, Areekode, Calicut University, Kerala, 1st February, 2019,  Invited Speaker.

“Representation in Indian Children’s Literature” at Providence College, Calicut University, 1st February, 2019, Invited Speaker

“Hamari Adhuri Kahani: Unheard Vocies of Women at Ahmedabad International Literature Festival 2018. Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat. Ahmedabad. November, 25, 2018. Panelist and Moderator

“Masti Ki Pathshala: Educating the Young” at Ahmedabad International Literature Festival 2018. Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat. Ahmedabad. November, 25, 2018. Panelist and Moderator.

“Invisible, Imagined and Real Children in Hindi Films: An Analysis of Representation of Childhood and Poverty in Contemporary Mainstream and Children’s Films” selected at “Possible & Impossible Children: Intersections of Children’s Literature & Childhood Studies”, 23rd Biennial Congress of International Research Society for Children’s Literature, York University, Toronto, Canada, 29th July to 2nd August, 2017.

“Gender, Class, Caste and Community in Indian Children’s Literature- An Intersectional Analysis” presented at Singularities International Conference on Power, KAHM Unity Women’s College, Manjeri, Kerala, January 12-14, 2016

“Gender Politics and Indian Children’s Literature: A Comparative Analysis of Masculinity and Boyhood in Adventure Fiction in English and Gujarati”, presented at Intersections: International Conference on Children’s Literature at Thrissur, Kerala, October 19- 20, 2015

“Gender Politics and Indian Children’s Literature: A Comparative Analysis of Masculinity and Boyhood in Adventure Fiction in English and Gujarati” presented at 22nd Biennial Congress of International Research Society for Children’s Literature, University of Worcester, UK, August 8-12, 2015.

“From Krishna to Little Krishna- A Comparative Study of Representations of Mythology in Indian English Children’s Literature” presented at 21st Biennial International Research Society for Children’s Literature Conference at Maastricht, The Netherlands. August 10 -14, 2013.

Paper selected at 3rd Global Childhood Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford University, UK. July 18-20, 2013

“Changes in Representation of Mythology for Children with the Advent of Digital Technology” paper selected at UMASS Amherst Centre for Heritage and Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. May 2-4, 2012

“Subversion and Containment in William Stories of Richmal Crompton” presented at A.R.Sen Memorial Seminar, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, 2002.

Publications:

“Truth Behind Popular Children’s Literature: The Case of Richmal Crompton’s William Stories”. Singularities.6:1. 29th January, 2020.

“Intersectional Analysis of Gender in Indian Children’s Literature: Comparison of Novels Written in English and Gujarati”, International Research in Children’s Literature 9: 2 : October 2015.

http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/ircl.2015.0165

Research Grants/Awards:

International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) Travel Grant Award by the IRSCL Board, 2015,

A special grant by International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL), 2013.

A special grant sanctioned by International Association of Media and History for presenting at IAMHIST 2013 Conference at University of Leicester, UK 2013.