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Dr. Rakesh Nambiar

Dr. Rakesh Nambiar

Assistant Professor (English)
Area Chairperson – B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)


Phone – 022 42355764

E-mail Id: Rakesh.Nambiar@nmims.edu 

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.  (English), Department of English, University of Mumbai in 2020
  • N.E.T. (English), UGC in 2013
  • P.E.T. (English), University of Mumbai in 2012
  • M.A. (Hons. with Research in English), Department of English, University of Mumbai in 2011
  • B.A. (English), Wilson College, Mumbai in 2009

Research Area:

Ph. D. Topic:

Negotiating Urban Space and Re-interpreting Modernity in select Indian novels in English

 

Areas of Research Interest:

Law and Literature, Legal English, Business Communication for Law, Spatial conflict and Cultural Studies, Indian Literature in English, Legal Writing, and Mass Communication

Work Experience (Academic):

Academic:

  • 2015 – till today - More than five years of teaching as an Assistant Professor to undergraduate students in Kirit P Mehta School of Law, NMIMS
  • 2013-2015: Two years as an Assistant Professor to undergraduate and post graduate students in Viva College, Mumbai
  • 2011-2013: Two years as an Assistant Professor to undergraduate students in Sathaye College, Mumbai

Parallel Academic Engagements (Visiting Faculty):

  • 2016 - till today: More than four years as Visiting faculty in the subject Business Communication to postgraduate students of MBA (Law) in School of Business Management, NMIMS
  • 2018 - till today: More than two years as Visiting faculty in the subject English Literature to graduate students of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS
  • 2019-20: Visiting faculty in the subject Communication Skills (Theory & Practice) to graduate students of Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel School of Pharmacy, NMIMS
  • 2014 & 2015: Conducted lectures as a visiting faculty in University of Mumbai for IDOL students at post graduate level in American literature and World War poetry for two years

 

Courses taught:

  • General English (Law) 
  • Legal English 
  • English Literature
  • Critical Thinking
  • Journalism and Mass Communication 
  • Business Communication to MBA Law students (PG) 
  • Legal Writing 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Business Communication

Teaching Pedagogy and Innovation:

  • Workshop and Case Study style pedagogy for General English, Legal English courses, and Business Communication (for MBA Law). 
  • Interactive teaching practices using Audio/Visual tools including TedEx sessions, film screening, and software English Digital Language Lab for teaching phonology and pronunciation
  • Innovative project assignments energising the competitive study atmosphere for law students. 
  • Innovative curriculum for General English and Legal English courses. 
  • Introduced and co-ordinated a buddy partnership project to enhance learning of professional skills of law students.

Total Teaching Experience: 11 years

 

Fellowships, Achievements, Awards and Honors:

Academic:

  • Best Faculty Award (joint winner) in 2019
  • Certificate of Merit for securing the highest marks in T.Y.B.A. English literature, Wilson College, 2009 
  • Robert Miller Prize for securing the highest marks in T.Y.B.A. English literature, Wilson College, 2009

Co-Curricular and extra-Curricular:

  • Nominated as Member of Student Council from Department of English, University of Mumbai in the year 2010 – 2011. 
  • Held position as Sports Secretary, Student Council, University of Mumbai in the year 2010-2011

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL GROUPS / SOCIETY

  • Executive Member & Administrator, Research India Project Proposal Development Support Centre, Research India Foundation.

 

Guest lecture:

  • Invited as guest speaker to deliver a talk on "Careers in English Language” in Sonopant Dandekar Arts, V.S. Apte Commerce and M. H. Mehta Science College, Palghar (Dist), Palghar on 22 February 2020.
  • On Post-colonial Indian writing in English: Popular themes since Independence in Wilson College, Mumbai on 14 August 2021.

 

Summits, Conferences and Seminars Attended:

 

Co-chair (Presentations):

Co-chaired a technical session in the National Seminar on Protection and Importance of Environment and Safeguarding of Forests & Wildlife: Challenges and Remedies organised by SVKM’s NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law on 16 Feb 2019

Paper Presentations:

International:

  • Nambiar, Rakesh. "Critical Learnings on Democracy in Bernard Shaw’s The Apple Cart” International Virtual Conference on Language, Law and Literature: Dialogic Interfaces on 23-24 March 2021, organised by Nirma University, Gujarat.
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Idea of Bombay & Mumbai: Competing Imaginaries & Emergent Realities in Adiga’s Last Man in Tower. 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Transition and Transformation: Cities in Life, Literature and Culture – Mumbai Chapter organised by IDOL(Under CIQA) and Kaash Foundation Mumbai on 17-18 Feb 2020.

National:

  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Imagining or Constructing the Other on Television: Rebranding the western dilemma to be a new age Crusoe or Marlow; presented in C.H.M. College, Dadar on 8th & 9th January 2016
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. #Humour as a #communicative language @socialnetworkingsites UGC sponsored Two-Day National Seminar in Patkar-Varde College, Goregaon. (6th & 7th February 2015)
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Contextualising exotic tourism of Bombay / Mumbai through Hindi cinema and Indian novels in English; presented in UGC sponsored National Seminar in Kirti College, Dadar. 12th Jan 2015 
  • Nambiar, Rakesh.Thematic implications and metaphorical expressions of marginality in Namdeo Dhasal’s ‘Poet of the Underworld, (18th Jan, 2013) UGC sponsored Multidisciplinary National Seminar at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala college, Ghatkoper 

Publications:

Chapters in Edited Volumes:

  • Nambiar, Rakesh. "Personal and Political fantasia in the poetry of Kamala Das and Imtiaz Dharker” in Female Fantasia in Indian English Poetry. (Ed.) Rathi, Beena, Pooja Upadhyay et. al. Vital Publications, 2015 (ISBN 978-93-81169-48-3) 
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. "#Humour as a #communicative language @socialnetworkingsites” in Humour Texts and Contexts. (ISBN – 978-93-83871-55-1). New Man Publications. 2015 (ISBN – 978-93-83871-55-1)

Journals:

  • Nambiar Rakesh. "Competing Spatial Imaginaries and Emergent Realities in Adiga’s Last Man in Tower”. Literary Voice. Vol. 1, No. 12. Ontario. September 2021. ISSN 2277-4521. (Indexed in UGC Care Approved Group ‘A’ Journal, Web of Science - ESCI, Cite Factor, EJSI, I2OR.
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. "Shylock v Antonio: Socio-legal complexities in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice”. Literary Voice. Vol. 1, No. 12. Ontario. March 2020. ISSN 2277-4521. Indexed in UGC Care Approved Group ‘A’ Journal, Web of Science - ESCI, Cite Factor, EJSI, I2OR.
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Designing English Pedagogy for law students in India. LangLit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. (2349-5189). 7.3. 20 Mar 2021  (Indexed in Cite Factor and ICI; Cosmos Impact Factor – 5.61)
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Re-looking at Neo-imperialism in Reality Television Series – Man v. Wild. Mass Communicator: International Journal of Communication Studies. JIMS (Jagannath International Management School). Vol.12, No.3. July-Sept 2018
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. "Re-configuring the issues of Nationalism and Gender in the revolutionary writings of Chinese intellectuals”. LangLit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal. (ISSN 2349-5189), International quarterly journal, Feb 2016
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Re-Negotiating Orientalism through the Prism of Edward Said vs. Aijaz Ahmed debate on Marx, Europe And India (East); in Aavartan (ISSN 2320- 3544), bilingual quarterly journal. Winter 2013
  • Nambiar, Rakesh. Thematic implications and metaphorical expressions of marginality in Namdeo Dhasal’s ‘Poet of the Underworld; Aavartan (ISSN 2320- 3544), bilingual quarterly journal. Spring 2013 

Conference Proceedings:

  • "Is research and development just a mirage in India? Or is there hope to soar”. India a fallen Angel or Poised to Soar. Sheth Publishers. 2012 (ISBN 978-93-82429-98-2).

Workshops and Professional Training Programs Attended:

  • "Film Movement & The Language Of Films” on 9th September, 2008, Department of English, K. C. College, Mumbai 
  • "Bharat Or India: The Changing Face Of Nationalism In Contemporary Indian Cinema” on 16th January, 2009, Sophia College 
  • "Rewiring the Brain to Live Life Intelligently; A liberating Adventure with Carl Jung and the Literary Classics” on 23rd October, 2010, Department of English, University of Mumbai 
  • "Negotiating Social Change and Human Rights Awareness through Theatre and the Politics of Art” on 11th -12th of January, 2011, Department of English, University of Mumbai 
  • Research Avenues and Challenges in Higher Education on 18th November, 2011, University of Mumbai 
  • "One Day Research Methodology Seminar” on 11th January, 2014, Department of English, University of Mumbai 
  • "Self Learning Material in the Subject of Languages” on 28th February, 2014, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai 
  • Participated in Spark: The Power to Ignite, as on 11th December 2014 in R.D. National College, Bandra 
  • One-Day National Level Hands on Workshop- Linguistics and the Language of Law conducted by Pravin Gandhi College of Law on 8th December 2015 
  • Two-Day Training Certification Workshop for Words Worth English Language Lab Training Program conducted on 1st & 2nd of March 2017 
  • Workshop on "CAS, API & Higher Education Policy’s” on 24th June 2017 in Mumbai University

Orientation Programme:

  • 4 June – 1 July 2020 - Online Induction Training/Orientation Programme for Faculty in Universities / Colleges / Institutions of Higher Learning by Teaching Learning Centre of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on teachers and teaching.

Refresher Course:

  • Oct 5 – 17, 2020 – English: Teaching Literature and Language: Then and Now. UGC HRDC Sponsored online Refresher course, organized by Department of English, University of Mumbai. (Secured Grade A)

Faculty Development Program:

  • May 27-28, 2022 – Jurisprudential Evolution of Constitutionalism organised by NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law.
  • Nov 26-27. 2021 – Legal Research Methodology (socio-legal perspective) National Faculty Development Program organised by NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law.
  • Aug 16-22, 2020 – A-Z of Writing & Publication in Scopus Indexed Journals. Organised by of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • May 18 - June 3, 2020 - Managing online classes and co- creating MOOCS: 2:0. Conducted by Teaching Learning Centre of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on teachers and teaching.
  • 15 – 19 June, 2020 - Improving Teaching Learning Experience using Best Practices. Conducted by DJ Sanghavi College of Engineering, University of Mumbai, Vile Parle.
  • 17 – 30 June 2020 - Data Analysis for Research in Social Sciences (Sharpening Skills in Statistical Data Analysis for Research). Conducted by Teaching Learning Centre of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi and sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on teachers and teaching in association with Indian Accounting Association, NCR Chapter.
  • 26-27 April 2019 - As Faculty Convenor, organised and attended Faculty Development Two-day Faculty Development Programme on Requirements of Corporates, Industry, Law Firms, Academics, NGOs, Bar and Bench from the Passing Out Students of Leading Law Schools like KPMSOL conducted by NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law 
  • 23-24 November 2018 - Attended Two-day Faculty Development Programme on Evolving KPMSoL as a Leading 21st century Law School jointly conducted by NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law and School of Law (Navi Mumbai Campus)
  • 11th Feb to 17th Feb 2017- Attended National level Faculty Development Programme on Effective Pedagogical Tools in Legal Education. NMIMS University
  • 4th & 5th of Nov 2016 - Attended National level Faculty Development Programme on Goods and Services Tax. NMIMS University
  • 14th - 17th March 2016 - Attended National level Workshop by SVKM's Pravin Gandhi College of Law

Online MOOC by Coursera:

  • 1 September 2020 – Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom by University of California, Irvine
  • 24 August 2020 – Teach English Now! Teaching Language Online by Arizona State University
  • 8 August 2020 – Scholarly Communication by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • 4 March 2020 - Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World by University of London and SOAS University of London

 

Webinar & Promotional Events:

  • 16 July 2022 – Promoted NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law in Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai (along with co-faculty and student volunteers)
  • 11 April 2021 - Promoted NMIMS Schools of Law and spoke on How to choose the right law school for Best Student Experience? for students of Delhi region conducted by Career Launcher.
  • 11 April 2021 - Promoted NMIMS Schools of Law and spoke on How to choose the right law school for Best Student Experience? for students of Mumbai region conducted by Career Launcher.
  • 18 May 2020 - Represented and promoted NMIMS Schools of Law and spoke on Law School - Specialisations, Exposure & Immersion (in collaboration with LSAC Global Law India)

 

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA):

  • Attended a workshop on "Investigating professional practice, Exploring teachers ‘metaphors’ and Learning styles – Multiple intelligences” on July, 2014 by Cambridge English Language Assessment at Pune 
  • Attended a "Teacher Training Programme” on BEC Preliminary examination on 24th Jan 2015 from Cambridge University Press at C.H.M. College, Ulhasnagar 
  • Underwent a Coordination Programme as a Speaking Examiner for General Key English Test (KET) conducted by Cambridge University Press on 28th February 2015
  • Examined students as a Speaking Examiner for General Key English Test (KET) conducted by Cambridge University Press in Bharat Group of Schools and Colleges, Badlapur on 13th April 2015
  • Attended a "Teaching Productive Skills” Cambridge English Annual Coordinators’ workshop on July 2015 at Mumbai.
  • Underwent a Coordination Programme as a Speaking Examiner for General Key English Test (KET) conducted by Cambridge University Press on 26th January 2016

Service to the Institution and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Area Chairperson - Student Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Activities (KPMSoL) till 2022
  • Faculty Convenor of Faculty Development Program (KPMSOL) 2018-2022
  • Faculty Convenor of Student Development Program (KPMSOL) 2019-2022
  • Faculty Head: Publication Committee [SOLink, SOL Chronicles & Legal Arc (blog) - KPMSoL newsletters)], Quiz Committee; and Co-Head of Debate Committee
  • Faculty Head - MUN Committee 2020-2021
  • Faculty Head – Cultural Committee till 2019-2022
  • Member of Discipline Committee (KPMSoL unit) since 2016 
  • Member of Sexual Harassment Cell (KPMSoL unit) 2016-2019
  • Member of Attendance Committee (KPMSoL unit) since 2017

Contribution to Public Service:

  • Participated in the General Election (Loksabha) 2014 as a Presiding Officer for Palghar (S.T.) Parliamentary Constituency on 24th April 2014 
  • Participated in the State Election (Vidhan Sabha) 2014 as a Presiding Officer for Palghar (S.T.) Parliamentary Constituency on 15th October 2014
           
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