Dr. Nandini Choudhury Bora

Associate Professor & Head of the Department

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Name: Nandini Choudhury Bora
Designation: Associate Professor
Department: English
Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat, Assam, Pin-785001
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Permanent Address: UK Gogoi Path, Near Bolia Gohain Pukhuri, Na Ali Jorhat 785001

                                        

Academic qualification :

Post Graduation in English Literature From Gauhati University 1996

 

Area of Specialization:  American Literature

Work/Teaching Experience: Teaching Experience of 25 years.

Teaching responsibilities (current academic year):

Classroom teaching imparted in -

English Honours course( CBCS), Generic Elective Course , Guiding Projects in Skill Enhancement Courses and conducting seminar presentations in the honours level. Further guiding and nurturing mentees of the three semesters. ( Honours level)

Professional responsibilities/College committee assignments:

 

  1. : Involved in different wings of the college affairs as
  • Member of IQAC for the terms :2014-15, 2015-16,2016-17,2017-18,2017-18.
  • Member of Prospectus committee for the terms 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15,2015-16,2016-17.
  • Member of Admission committee for the terms 2012-13, 2013-14,2016-17,2017-18.
  • Member of Academic Calendar Committee 2017-18.
  • President of Society for English Studies: 2007-2011.
  • Joint Secretary of Women Cell 2008-2011.
  • Academic Assistant in the UGC sponsored Sam Workshop 20th March- 24th March 2011.
  • Member of Media and Public Relations Cell for the terms 2014-15,2015-16,2016-17, 2017-18.
  • Joint Convener of the UGC Sponsored National Workshop on ‘Indian Women: Balancing Home and the World’ held on 20th and 21st January 2012 organized by Women Cell
  • Joint Convener of the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on the topic, ‘Reading and Rereading Contemporary Women Writers of North East India held on 3rd and 4th May 2013 organized by the Dept of English, J B College.
  • Joint Editor of the Peer Reviewed Journal ‘ Srotaswini’ Vol II published in 2015.
  • Member of Red Ribbon Club 2020-21.
  • Student Related Activities :
  • Advisor of the Students Literary Club for the terms 2011-12, 2012-13, guiding the annual Wall Magazine Competition as well as conducting the various literary competitions in the annual college week in the above-mentioned periods.
  • Advisor of the college magazine J Bian ( English Section) for the 73rd Issue, 2010-11 session and for the 77th issue 2014-15 session.
  • Assisting in the smooth conduct of the college week activities by judging various competitions on an annual basis.

Awards/Fellowships/ Distinctions/Achievements

Teacher Fellowship granted by UGC under FDP ( Faculty Development Programme ) during the 12th Plan Period for a period of two years with effect from 13th March 2018- 2020 to pursue PhD programme in the Dept of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus.

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activity:

Currently pursuing PhD From Assam University , Diphu Campus in the Dept of English under the supervision of Dr B C Dash,  Professor, Dept of English.

Research publications in Peer -reviewed journals ( UGC Approved)

 Nandini Choudhury Bora, ‘Situating Rousseau’s Eco Philosophy in Select Contemporary North East Indian English Writing’, DUJES Dibrugarh University Journal of English Studies, Volume 27,2018-19 edited by Meena Sharma, Basil N D Diengdoh, ISSN 0975-5659, UGC Care List Group D, March 2019.

Nandini Choudhury Bora, ‘Analysing Rousseau’s Selected Works from an Ecocritical Lens’, Drishti The Sight, ISSN NO 2319-8281, UGC CARE LIST (SL no 42) VOL VIII, Issue 1and 2 ( Combined Volumes) 39-45

Research publications in peer-reviewed journals  (Any journal with ISBN number)

1.Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ They Look Beyond the male Gaze and Think Outside the Frame: Santwana Bordoloi and Manju Bora”, Srotaswini ,2013 Vol I, 2013: 87-92

2. Nandini Choudhury Bora. “ Articulating the New Indian Woman as Represented in Githa Hariharan’s , The Thousand Faces of Night, Srotaswini, Vol II, 2015 :98-106

3. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “Struggle and Liberation Towards Selfhood: Reading Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple”, Srotaswini Vol III, 2017: 135-139.

4. Nandini Choudhury , Dr Bishnu Charan Dash, “ Negotiating Rousseau’s Eco-Philosophy and Environmental Ethics in the works of Dorjee Thongchi and Vanneithluanga’( RJELAL) Research Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol 7, Issue 2 2019 ( April-June) ISSN 2395-2636(p), ISSN 2321-3108 (E) .

5. Nandini Choudhury Bora, Dr Bishnu Charan Dash “ Negotiating Bioregionalism: Place as Space in the Poetry of Wordsworth,( IJELLH ) International Journal of English Language Literature in Humanities, Vol 7, Issue 9  2019 September, Pages 707-717 ISSN 2321-7065.

Book chapters published as author :

  1. Nandini Choudhury Bora ,” Writing Nature, Reviewing Culture: Exploring the Ecological Perspectives in Temsula Ao’s Selected Poetry” in the book edited by Indu Swami Exploring North – East Indian Writings in English Volume 1 ,116-128,Sarup Book Publishers , New Delhi 2011.
  2. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Negotiating New Identities in the Diasporic Experience: Reading the Short fiction of Rohinton Mistry and Salman Rushdie” in the book edited by Mushrifa Ibrahim and Anmona Bora Siddhanta : The Conclusions Vol I, 136-147, Dept of English, Jorhat 2017.

Publications in conference proceedings as author :

  1. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “Bridging the Distance: Distance Education as a means of Empowering Rural Women in Assam” in the conference proceeding edited by Dr Nandita Kakoti Challenges to Higher Education In Empowering Rural Women of North East ,199-204 , JDSG College, Bokakhat, 2010.
  2. Nandini Choudhury Bora, ‘ Exploring the Nuances of Gender Politics in Imtiaz Dharkar’s Poetry’ in the conference proceeding edited by Bornali Sarma Kotoky titled The Challenge of Changing the Mindset of the People to Eradicate Gender Discrimination ,219-226, Jorhat College, Jorhat. 2011
  3. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “Exploring the Role of Human Values in Ecological Dealings : A Postcolonial Reading of Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing in the conference proceeding edited by Dr Dipti Sarmah Acharyya titled Human Values and Its Impact on Society, 251-262, Dept of Sanskrit, J B College , Jorhat 2015.
  4. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Cross Cultural Interactions : Some Voices from North East India” in the conference proceeding edited by Dr Amorjit Saikia and Upasona Sarmah titled, India’s North East Beyond Borders: Past, Present and Future, 90-95,Margherita College, Tinsukia 2015.
  5. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Questioning the Notion of the Nation: a Postcolonial reading of Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines”, in the conference proceeding edited by Brajendra Saikia titled South Asia Past , Present and Beyond, 778-781, Global Publishing House, Andhra Pradesh 2016.
  6. Nandini Choudhury Bora,” Redefining Roles in Search of Freedom: Reading Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night” in the Conference Proceeding edited by Pranami Bania titled Changing Role of Indian Women in the Contemporary Society: Issues and Perspectives, 317-327, Barnamala Prakashan, Jorhat 2017.
  7. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Tracing the Sojourn from Self Erasure to a Voiced Identity: Reading Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple” in the conference proceeding edited by Rajeev Mohan , Mriganka Choudhury titled Perspectives : A Collection of essays on Language, Ethnicity and Identity, 550-554, Dept of English, Tinsukia College, Tinsukia 2018.

Invited talks/lectures at professional or scientific meetings and conferences

“English in Situations”, Spoken English Course Conducted by J B College Women Cell in collaboration with the Department of English, J B College Jorhat from 11th March – 1st April 2014

“Aspects of English Grammar: Voice change “, Academic Cum Extension Activity: Free Classroom Teaching- Facilitator of English Grammar teaching In Tarajan Provincialised Hs School from 26th May - 27th May 2015 organized by J B College Women Cell .

 ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennesse Williams on 24 th and 25th July 2020 : Lecture Series for English Honours Students organized by Englisg Deapertment, JDSG College.

“Education in the Times of the Pandemic: Issues and Challenges” : Annual Service Training of Teachers , Army School on 24th August , 2020, Organized by Army School, Jorhat.

Research presentations (oral or poster) at professional or scientific meetings and conferences

  1. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “Gandhian Ideology as Reflected in R K Narayan’s The Vendor of Sweets”, Moral Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives, Tinsukia Women’s College, Tinsukia 18th, 19th and 20th Nov 2006 .
  2. Nandini Choudhury Bora, Anmona Bora “Society, Self and the Quest”,Indian Women in Present Day Society, Women Cell, J B College, 31st August- 1st September 2007 .
  3. Nandini Choudhury Bora, Anmona Bora “Eden Lost and Scorched: A Reading of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies” Representation of Nature in Literature: Contemporary Issues Tezpur University, Tezpur 8th-9th April 2009
  4. Nandini Choudhury Bora, Anmona Bora “Alienated Silhouette: A Peep into the Experience of Aged Existence”, Emerging Concerns of Women in India, Kakojan College , Kakojan 5th -6th February 2010.
  5. Nandini Choudhury Bora “ Bridging the Distance{ Distance Education as a means of Empowering Rural Women of Assam}”, Challenges to Higher Education in Empowering Rural Women of North East, JDSG College, Bokakhat, 15th
  6. Nandini Choudhury Bora “Nuances of Gender Politics in the Poetry of Imtiaz Dharkar”, The Challenge of Changing the Mindset of the people to Eradicate Gender Discrimination, Jorhat College, Jorhat 25th-26th may 2011.
  7. Nandini Choudhury Bora “Seeking a Balance of Nature and Technology: An Ecocritical Reading of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide” Ecocriticism: Its Relevance in Present Day Context, Diphu Govt College, Diphu 9th-10th February 2012.
  1. Nandini Choudhury Bora , “Situating Eco critical Politics in Temsula Ao’s Fiction”, Reading and Re reading Contemporary Women writers of North East India”, Dept of English, J B College, Jorhat 3rd and 4th May 2013.
  2. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “Exploring the role of Human Values in Ecocritical Dealings: A Post Colonial Reading of Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing”, Human Values and its Impact on Society, J B College, Jorhat 4th and 5th October 2013.
  3. Nandini Choudhury Bora , Anmona Bora, “Shadowed Voices: A Reading of Arupa Patangia Kalita’s Felanee “, The Voice of the Subaltern: A North East Perspective”, Assam University Diphu Campus, 15th -16th May 2014.
  4. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Cross Cultural Interactions: Some Voices from North East India”, India’s North – East Beyond Borders: Past Present and Future , Margherita College, Margherita , 17th -18th October 2014.
  5. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Seeking the Self: A Reading of Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night”, Gender Equality through Women Empowerment , Jagiroad College , Jagiroad, 24th -25th June 2015 .
  6. Nandini Choudhury Bora, “ Locating Environmental Imperialism in Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing” Contemporary Literature in the Changing Socio Cultural Scenario, Margherita College, Margherita ,18th-19th September 2015.
  7. Nandini Choudhury Bora “ Questioning the Notion of the Nation: A PostColonial Reading of The Shadow Lines, Rangia College, Guwahati, 18th and 19th December 2015.
  8. Nandini Choudhury Bora “Locating Gandhian Ideology in R K Narayan’s fiction: Reading The Vendor of Sweets and Waiting for the Mahatma”, Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi and his Ideology in Contemporary Society, JDSG College, Bokakhat, 21st -22nd March 2016.
  9. Nandini Choudhury Bora “Tracing the Sojourn from Self Erasure to a Voiced Identity: Reading Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple, Language, Ethnicity and Identity: 21st Century Perspectives, Tinsukia College, Tinsukia, 11th and 12th February 2017.
  10. Nandini Choudhury Bora “ Situating Wordsworth’s Concept of the Child in his Ecocritical Ideology: A Select Study”, Child Rights in India: Issues and Challenges, Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Digboi 23-24 january 2019.

                                                 ( All the Presentations were Oral )

Any other publication

  • Jointly Edited ‘Srotaswini’ Vol II the Peer Reviewed Journal with ISSN : 2277-5277 published by J B College Women Cell in 2015.
  • Article titled, ‘ Nature Vs Culture: Situating Ecocritical Politics in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies ‘published in the Annual Journal of the Human Rights Study Cell, “ Human Rights and Democracy” Vol VII,with ISSN 2231-1718 in 2011-12.
  • Article titled ‘Breaking Stereotypes : A Feministic Reading of Shashi Deshpande’s Short Fiction’ published in the Journal titled “Emerging Echoes”, Journal of Centre for Women Studies, Kakojan, ISSN 2230-7443, Vol V ,2016.

Other social responsibilities:

Serving INNER WHEEL CLUB of JORHAT , as Vice President ( 2020-21 2021-2022),an International Service Club , ranked as one of  the largest Voluntary , Non-Profit Organizations of Women committed for the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of society. 

Member of “Puhor: Voice for the Voiceless” , an animal welfare organization looking after the care and well being of street animals in and around the vicinity of Jorhat.

Actively Involved in the Extension Activity Cells of the Institution- Completed tenure as Joint Secretary of Women Cell from 2008-11.

 
Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat-785001
Assam, India
 
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