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Gurvandna R.M. Singh is an Associate Professor of English at ARSD College with over 38 years of teaching experience. She holds a BA (Hons.) and an MA degree from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She completed her M.Phil in 1988 from University of Delhi. She started her teaching career at Kirori Mal College and worked there for 5 years before joining ARSD College.

Stemming from her core interest in the Victorian period, she is currently pursuing her PhD from MRIIRS, Faridabad, on the novels of the Brontë sisters. Her thesis is entitled "A Quest for Self and Soul: A Study of the Novels of the Brontë sisters" which has been submitted to the university.

She has published 4 papers in reputed journals. She has also presented several papers in national and international conferences.

As a teacher she is passionate about the 19th Century Literature. She also has a keen understanding of 20th Century Literature with special focus on the Novel & Drama. Her area of expertise includes Ancient Greek and Roman dramatic traditions as well.

She has taken up various admininistrative responsibilities over the years. She has been the Coordinator of the English Department several times. She has worked as a member of various committees such as the Timetable Committee, APC, Discipline Committee, Magazine Committee and been incharge of Seminar and Association Committees of the Department. She has contributed to the Student's Societies also and has served as Convenor of the English Debating Society from 2015 to 2017 and as a member in 2017-2018. It was in her tenure that the  event of 'Youth Conclave' was held for the first time in ARSD College and which has become an annual feature after that.

Her methods of imparting learning are student centric and based on developing the academic and holistic personalities of her students.

 

 

Educational Qualification

Degree

Institution

Year

 Ph.D

-

-

M.Phil.

University of Delhi

1988

M.A

University of Delhi

1983

B.A.

University of Delhi

1980

Career Profile

Gurvandna R.M. Singh is an Associate Professor of English at ARSD College with over 30 years of teaching experience. She holds a BA (Hons.) and an MA degree from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She completed her M.Phil in 1988 from University of Delhi. She started her teaching career at Kirori Mal College and worked there for 5 years before joining ARSD in 1990.

Stemming from her core interest in the Victorian period, she also developed an understanding of 20th Century Literature with special emphasis on the Novel & Drama. She expanded her specialization to include Ancient Greek and Roman dramatic traditions and Modern European Drama

She has taken on several positions of responsibility over the years. She has been convener of the English Debating Society from 2015 to 2017. Since then she has been associated with the Society as a faculty member.

 

Areas of Specialization / Interest

  • 19th Century Novel
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Drama
  • Modern European Drama
Subjects Taught

I am currently teaching:

  • Plautus' The Pot of Gold
  • Sophocles' Oedipus the King
  • Beckett's Waiting for Godot
  • Osborne's Look Back In Anger

Administrative Assignments

Teacher representative on Governing Body of ARSD College w.e.f. 29.11.2002 to 28.11.2003

Member of the Faculty of Arts w.e.f. 21.08.2011 for a period of 3 years

Functioned as coordinator of the Department of English four times. The most recent being 2014 - 2015.

Worked as a representative of the department in various committees of the College throughout career

Some recent administrative assignments:

Member - APC 2014 - 2015
Member - Time table committee 2014 – 2015
Member - Admission committee 2014 – 2015
Incharge English Seminar 2015 – 2016
Convenor English Debating Society 2015 – 2016
Convenor English Debating Society 2016 – 2017

Faculty Member English Debating Society 2017 – 2018

Member Campus Improvement Committee 2017 – 2018

Other Activities

  • Convenor English Debating Society 2015 - 2016
  • Convenor English Debating Society 2016 - 2017