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Debjani Majumder Chowdhury

Debjani Majumder Chowdhury

Assistant Professor (English)

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

N.E.T (English), UGC in 2001 – Cleared in 1st Attempt

S.L.E.T – West Bengal College Service Commission (English), accredited by UGC in 2001 – Cleared in 1st Attempt

M.A-Hons. (English Literature), Presidency College and Calcutta University in 1998

B.A- Hons (English Literature) Bidhannagar Govt College (Calcutta University) in 1998

M. Ed (under the service of WBES), David Hare Training College, Calcutta University in 2011

Research Area:

Areas of Research Interest:

·Correlation between Legal Studies & Literature,

·Business Communication, Corporate Communication,

·Interdisciplinary Strategies & Approaches

·Personality Development & Leadership as a process

·Gender Studies & Queer Theory

·Cultural Studies & Globalization

·Legal implication of Social Networking/Social Media and Law

Work Experience (Academic):


·December 2021 – Till Date, as Assistant Professor (English) in Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS (Mumbai Campus)

·January to December 2020 – as Assistant Professor (Business Communication) in M.L Dahanukar College of Commerce, Vile Parle West, for teaching to FYBAF, FYBFM, FYBBI students

·July 2007 to January 2020 – as Assistant Professor (English & Education) under West Bengal Education Service (through Public Service Commission) in a permanent GOVT. post (Gazette Grade –A) teaching to both UG and PG students. Served the following two education Institutes – The Govt. College of Education, Banipur & Institute of Education for Women, Hastings House, Alipore

·Academic year 2006-2007 – as Visiting Faculty (English) in Calcutta Girls College teaching English Literature to B.A Hons. students.

·Academic year 2006-2007 – as Visiting faculty (English) teaching students of BBA & BCA, Business Presentation & Language Lab in Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata

·Academic session 2004-2005- as Full Time Faculty (Business Communication) in the Borivali Education Society’s College of Commerce (Mumbai)

·Academic session 2003-2004 – as Guest Faculty (Business Communication) in Shree Narayanguru Degree College of Commerce, Chembur (Mumbai)

Courses taught:

·General English (Functional English with special focus on Law to prepare a learner for professional world)

·Legal English (Literature & Law, Legal Issues in Literary Narratives, Legal Language, Legal writing & Drafting)

·Business Communication (Commerce / Management Students)

·Communicative Skills & Functional English (Engineering students)

·English Language (B.Ed. & M.Ed. level)

·English Literature (Graduation Level)

Teaching Pedagogy and Innovation:

·Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy in setting Curriculum goals and assurance of attaining the objectives with proper planning, strategy, implementation, and assessment

·Socratic Method

·Inter-disciplinary approach to develop critical thinking ability, work-place skills and problem-solving skills

·Case Study to Develop analytical skill and attitude towards research

·Eclectic Method (Combination of Discussion, Functional Communicative Approach, Situational Approach & Structural Approach)

·Review Curriculum Expectations and documenting outcomes

·Workshop Method (LSRW); Project Assignment to access innovative minds and Competencies in students

·POD Cast, TED Talk, Mock Interviews, Group Discussion, Presentation, Debates, Film Screening, Story Telling

·Peer-reviews to create collaborative learning and consuming responsibilities with behavioural changes – progressing towards developing social leaders with an environment of improvement.

Total Teaching Experience: More than 14 Years


(Research based positions; Consulting experience; Industry Exposure; Legal Practice and Other relevant experience falling under this category):

Total Industry Experience: Training & Apprenticeship for Blog-Writing for Six months as ‘Digitally Certified Content Writer’ with Henry Harvin Education


Fellowships, Achievements, Awards and Honors:


Stood 1st in the PSC Interview Panel (Y-2007) for selection of Assistant professor (in English) for Govt. College under West Bengal Education Service

B.A Hons (English Literature), Calcutta University – Stood 6th in Calcutta University and 1st in Bidhannagar Govt College

M. Ed, Calcutta University - Stood 1st from David Hare Training college & 4th in Calcutta University

Got Merit Scholarship in SSC

Co-Curricular and extra-Curricular:

Musical performances in School & College and professional places

Completed upto 4th Grade of Sangeet Pravakar Certification in Classical Music

Writing Blogs

Summits, Conferences and Seminars Attended:

As the Convenor:

Organized a Workshop on Curriculum Modification (UGC Sponsored) in 2011

Organized an Orientation Programme on Newly Framed B. Ed Syllabus of West Bengal State University (according to NCTE Norms) in March 2012

Organized Seminar cum workshops in forming appropriate Pedagogy for English Language teaching in classroom situations from 2012 to 2014 at State & National Level

Paper Presentations:


‘Necessity of Life Skill Education for Secondary Level, Higher Secondary & B.Ed level’ - at a UGC sponsored State Level Seminar in September, 2013

‘Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in Contemporary Indian Education and Society’ at a UGC sponsored National Level Seminar in September 2013



Chapters in Edited Volumes

Course Content writer for B. Ed Course for the School of Education, Netaji Subhas Open University in the year 2016


  • Creative Ways for English Language Acquisition – with practical emphasis on Writing Skill’ published in an Interdisciplinary Journal named Evolving Horizonsin November 2013 (Volume 2, ISBN 2319-6521)
  • ‘Teaching Learning Strategies in 21st Century Classrooms’published in a Journal for a UGC sponsored National Level Seminar –cum-Workshop in October 2013 (ISBN 978-81-922305-8-0)
  • ‘Leadership – A Legacy for a Stronger Future’ published in MAGIS – Xaverian Journal of Education in February 2015

Case Studies:

Conducted a Project Study on ‘Scholastic and Co-scholastic and Sociability Profile of Mentally Retarded Children’ at Prabartak Institute for the Mentally Retarded, Chandannagar, Hoogly in March 2011

Workshops and Professional Training Programs Attended:

Faculty Development Programme:

Orientation Course: Obtained Grade A in UGC sponsored Orientation Programme (Duration One Month), organized by Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta in 2013

Refresher Course: Obtained Grade A in UGC sponsored Refresher Course, organized by Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta in 2012

Participation in Seminars:

  • Participated at a UGC sponsored National Level Seminar ‘Professionalism in Teacher Education’ in February 2011
  • Participated in a UGC sponsored National Level Workshop on ‘B. Ed Syllabus Modification’ in the year 2011
  • Participated at a UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar ‘Towards an Educational Philosophy in the 21st Century – Perspectives from Swami Vivekananda’ in March 2012
  • Participated at a Centrally sponsored State Level Seminar ‘Teaching Methodology – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’ in May 2012
  • Participated in the School Excellence Conclave on ‘Attaining School Excellence through Teacher Empowerment’ – organized by CII ER & CII Institute of Quality in August 2015
  • Participated as a member in the Workshop on New B. Ed Curriculum (2-year course) in 2015



·How to Train Media Students to Handle Pandemics like Covid-19, organized by Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science + Griffith University, Australia


·Changing Role of Education - upskilling for the new Economy, organized by BIAP - Board of Industry Academia Partnership

·Creation of MOOCs, organized by Deccan Education Society’s Kirti M. Doongursee College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Dadar Mumbai 28

·Online Teaching, organized by Lala lajpat Rai College of Commerce and Economics, University of Mumbai & North Storm Academy

·Understanding H in HR, organized by Pragati College of Arts & Commerce, Dombivali

·Emotional Challenges and Strategies, organized by Gokhale Education Society’s Shri Bhausaheb Vartak Arts, Commerce & Science College, Borivali (W)

·Application of Chanakya Niti in Modern Education, organized by Anna Leela College of Commerce and Economics + MUCTA

·Digital Teaching & Learning Environment, organized by Mahatma Education Society's Pillai College of Arts, Science & Commerce, New Panvel + MUCTA

·Youtube - an effective asset for Teaching & Learning, organized by Hind Seva Parishad's Public Night Degree College

·Effect of Covid-19 on Business and Human Resources, organized by Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association's M L Dahanukar College of Commerce + IAA (Thane)

·Movie Viewing Experience after Lockdown, organized by Prahladari Dalmia Lion's College of Commerce and Economics, Malad (W)

·Blogs and More ---- A Teacher's Perspective, organized by Arya Vidya Seva's Gurukul College of Commerce, Ghatkopar + ICA Edu Skills Pvt. Ltd

·Online Course Planning, Design & Best Practices, organized by North Storm Academy

·Digital Marketing Boot Camp for Teachers (Fundamentals, Content Making & Blogging, Leveraging Linked in efficiency), organized by North Storm Academy


Service to the Institution and Administrative Responsibilities:

Contribution for Public Service Exams under Staff Selection Commission:

  • Panel Member for Question Bank on General Intelligence & Reasoning for Staff Selection Commission, Govt. of India in the Year 2012

Contribution to Exam Related Activities at University Level:

  • Paper Setter for ‘English Method’ for B. Ed Examination under Calcutta University since 2011onwards
  • University Examiner Cum Moderator, Scrutinizer for B. Ed Examination under Calcutta University since 2011 onwards
  • External Examiner for B. Ed under West Bengal State University in the year 2012, 2013
  • Paper Setter for ‘English Method’ for B. Ed Examination under Burdwan University in the year 2013, 2014
  • Head Examiner for 2-year D. El. Ed Course under WBBPE in the year 2014
  • External Examiner for M. Ed (Practical) for colleges under West Bengal University of Teachers Training, Education Planning & Administration in the year 2016

Co-curricular Activities at Institute Level:

  • Convener of College Cultural Committee, College Magazine Committee and Development of Teaching-Learning committee
  • Member of College Examination Committee and Women Grievance Cell, Library Committee, Student Welfare Committee
  • Selected as Judge to conduct Culture Competition at NSS Zonal Convention in the year 2012


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