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Name Dr. Indranil Acharya
Designation Associate Professor , Head
Department Name ENGLISH
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 442
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Address Department of English, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Had taught on full-time substantive basis at Contai P.K.College, Krishnagar Govt. College and Jhargram Raj Govt. College.
Associate Professor, Department of English since 17 November, 2012 and Head, Dept. of English since 15 September, 2013.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Folk Language, Literature and Culture
Course/ Subject Taught 
Dalit & Tribal Literature in Translation Studies
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
“Aestheticizing without Agenda: A Counter-Reading of the Western Approach to Chhau Dance”. Published in Rupkatha: An Online Open Access Journal, ISSN 0975-2935 Volume V, Number 2, 2013.volume-v2013Dept. of English, Calcutta University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
3. Towards Social Change: Essays on Dalit Literature (co-edited). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2013 (ISBN 978-81-250-5344-6).Orient Blackswan2013editor
4. Many Coloured Glass: A Compulsory English Textbook for V.U. (co-edited). New Delhi: Macmillan, 2013 (ISBN 935-0596-15-6).Macmillan,2013co-editor
2. Survival and Other Stories: Dalit Bangla Fiction in Translation (co-edited). New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2012 (ISBN 978 81 250 4510 6).Orient Blackswan2012editor
1. “Beyond a Sense of Belonging: Race, Class and Gender in the Poetry of Yeats and Eliot”. New Delhi: SSS Publications, 2011 (ISBN 819022827-7).SSS Publications,2011sole author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Ujjwal PandaSense of Place in the Poetry of Larkin and Heaney Ongoing2014

Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Principal Investigator of UGC Major Research Project [F.No. 5-97/2013 (HRP); dated 11.03.2013] entitled “Documentation, Translation and Analysis of Bengali Folk Drama in the Context of Endangerment”. Total grants: 9.35 lakhsPrincipal InvestigatorUGC92 year20132015 Exptd.
Deputy Coordinator in the ongoing UGC SAP-III DRS-I Project (2009-14) till 06.03.2013; thrust area: documentation and translation of Dalit and tribal literature in West Bengal. Total grants: 35.5 lakhsDeputy CoordinatorUGC365 year20092014

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Carried out one UGC MRP entitled “Black Words, White Page: A Historical and Critical Survey of Contemporary Aboriginal Fiction of Australia”; completed by December, 2008; grants received: Rs.75,000/-Principal InvestigatorUGC752 year20072009
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