ANIL KUMAR ANEJA, PhD (Delhi)

Professor

Contact no.        +91-9871495050

email:             anil.aneja@gmail.com

Preferred Contact Hour:     by appointment

Educational qualification: PhD

Statement: –

Areas of Interest/Research: 

  • Twentieth Century Fiction
  • Disability Studies with Particular Reference to Literature and Cinema
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Translation Studies
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Human Rights Literature
  • Communication and Technology Applications

Courses Taught: –

Honours, Awards, Appointments:

  • Excellence Award from India Eye International Human Rights Observer, February 2017.
  • The National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2014. conferred by the President of India on 3rd December 2014.
  • Achievers Award from Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad, 2003.
  • UGC Senior Research Fellowship (1986-88).
  • UGC Junior Research Fellowship (1983-1986).
  • Delhi Commonwealth Women’s Association Scholarship (1977-1982).
  • National Merit Scholarship 1977. 
  • Chairperson, Preparatory Committee to establish Center for Disability Studies(November 2017-till date)
  • Convener, MA committee and Nodal
  • Officer. MA Admissions, University of Delhi (August 2016-till date)
  • Member, Managing Committee, Jubilee Hall(March 2016-till date)
  • Member, Adhoc Panel Committee, Department of English, University of Delhi(2016- till date)
  • Member, Committee of Courses, Department of English, University of Delhi(March 2015- till date)
  • Nodal Officer, Persons with Disabilities, University of Delhi(February 2014-till date)
  • Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Equal Opportunity Cell, University of Delhi(September 2013-till date)
  • Convener, International Conference on Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature, Culture, Performance Department of English, University Of Delhi.    March 2018
  • Chair, Committee to provide online counseling to marginalized students, School of Open Learning, University of Delhi    2017-2018
  • Member, Admissions Committee, University of Delhi    2018
  • Member, Committee to restructure Post-Graduate Courses, University of Delhi    2018
  • Coordinator, Refresher Course titled “Language, Literature and Culture” organized by CPDHE University of Delhi in collaboration with the Department of English    March 2016
  • Convener, Audio-Visual Committee, School of Open Learning    1998-99, 2002-04, 2010-12 and 2013-2014
  • Teacher-in-Charge, Department of English, 
  • School of Open Learning, University of Delhi (1990-91, 2001-02, 2007-08 and 2013-14)
  • Editor of Newsletter of S.O.L.    2002-2005
  • Teacher Editor, College Magazine (1990-91, 1998-99 and 2001-02)
  • Teacher Representative, Managing Committee, School of Open Learning (1999-2000)

 

Presentations and Publications:

The representative ones among these are:

  • 5th Roundtable discussion on Core Issues of Curriculum Development in Disability Studies at National Congress on Disability Studies held at ISIC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. 7th October 2018.
  • Disability, Diversity and Inclusion at International Conference on Learning 2018 organized by Department of Education, Lady Irwin college, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 29th September 2018.
  • Valedictory address at Swacch Bharat Summer Internship Valedictory Function at Maitreyi college, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 21st August 2018.
  • Claiming Our Rights at Intensive Training Programme for the Visually Impaired Women, All India Confederation of the Blind, Delhi. 26th May 2018.
  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act and The Role of Voluntary Sector at Intensive Training Programme for the Visually Impaired Women, All India Confederation of the Blind, Delhi. 26th May 2018.
  • Strategies to Impart Braille Literacy at an orientation programme for the Special Educators, Chennai. 4th May 2018.
  • Inclusion in Schools at an orientation programme for the Special Educators, Chennai. 4th May 2018.
  • Accessible Content Creation and Dissemination at DAISY Consortium and Saksham, New Delhi. 2nd May 2018.
  • Disability and Higher education at Socio Legal Information Centre for Constitutional Rights in collaboration with RPS Law College, Patna. 28th April 2018.
  • Career Opportunities in the area of Disability for Non-PwD & PwD Students at National Workshop on Career Opportunities, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 16th April 2018.
  • Status of Braille Printing in India at Meeting of the Grantee Organizations, Guwahati, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. 25th March 2018.
  • Integration of Technology with Braille at Braille Council of India, NIVH, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Guwahati. 24th March 2018.
  • Contesting the Normative: Strategies of Disability Engagement in Representative Western Fiction at an International Conference on Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature, Culture, Performance, Department of English, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 8th-10th March 2018.
  • When Pictures Speak: Seeing Epilepsy in Comics – Epileptic and Absence (with Ms Shilpa BSL) at an International Conference Interrogating Disability Studies: Literature Culture Performance, Department of English, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 8th-10th March 2018.
  • Strengthening the Bridge on Roots to Rights: The Role of the Universities in Making Rights Real at National Conference on ‘State, Society, and Disability Law in India: Challenges for Rights-based Approach’ Conference, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad. 31st January- 1st February 2018.
  • Tradition Versus Modernity at SGND Khalsa College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 24th January 2018.
  • Inclusive Education as a Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Developmental Goal at National Conference organised by UNESCO, RCI, MSJE, Govt. of India and Vision Foundation, New Delhi. 24th January 2018.
  • Technology as an Equalizer National Conference on Assistive Technology, Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 19th January 2018.
  • Equality through Sports at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. 18th January 2018.
  • Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities at National Workshop, All India Confederation of the Blind, Delhi. January 2018.
  • UNCRPD in India at All India Confederation of the Blind, Delhi. 3rd January 2018.
  • “A Light of Hope or Darkness Reinforced? Dimensions of Inclusive Education in the Context of the RPD Act, 2016.” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. XXIV, Number 2. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Winter 2017.
  • RPD Act and Universities at English and Foreign Language University (EFLU) Conference, Hyderabad. 31st March 2017.
  • Higher Education and Human Rights at English and Foreign Language University (EFLU), Hyderabad. 30th March 2017.
  • Inclusion and Disability at a conference organized by India Eye Human Rights Observer, New Delhi. February 2017.
  • New Experiments in Mathematics and Science for the Visually Impaired at a conference organized by Indiana University (USA) and All India Confederation of the Blind (India). February 2017.
  • International Perspective to Disability at International Disability Consortium, Mexico. January 2017.
  • Gender and Disability Perspectives Concerning Women with Visual Impairment: Legal Provisions at All India Confederation of the Blind National Conference, New Delhi. November 2016.
  • Education and Globalization at International Conference organized by The African Union of the Blind, Kampala, Uganda. October 2016.
  • Never Say Goodbye a short story presented at Literary Forum Program on Literature and Social Change organized by The Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. June 2016.
  • Students with Disabilities and Classroom Inclusion Orientation Course at CPDHE, University of Delhi, New Delhi. May 2016.
  • Higher Education and Disability at an International Conference organized by The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, April 2016.
  • Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities: An Overview at an International Conference organized by The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, April 2016.
  • Innovations in Adaptive Technology at an International Conference on Technology organized by The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. February 2016.
  • Dialogues on Disability acted as one of the Resource Persons, representing University of Delhi in an International Workshop at King’s College, London. January 2016.
  • The Novels of L.H. Myers in Relation to Indian History, Myth and Thought. Doaba Publications Company, New Delhi. 2015.
  • Human Rights and Voluntarism. Doaba Publications Company, New Delhi. 2015.
  • “Introduction” Ilango Adigal’s Cilapattikaram (The Book of Vanci). RSSDJM Publications: An Imprint of Doaba Publications Company, New Delhi. 2015.
  • “Conjugal Cacophony, Unrequited Love and Identity Crisis: A Diasporic Study of Anita Desai’s Select Novels.” Critical Essays on Indian Diaspora. Authorspress, New Delhi. 2015.
  • “Rooted Nowhere: Explorations of Identity in Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man.” Critical Essays on Indian Diaspora. Authorspress, New Delhi. 2015.
  • “Forging Narrative of Identity in Bama’s Karukku.” Dalit Autobiographies. Authorspress, New Delhi. 2015.
  • “Quest for Identity in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, Vol. III, Issue III. May 2015.
  • “Alienation to acculturation in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.” International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities, Vol. III, Issue III. May 2015.
  • “Setting as Motif in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” Education Plus (A Peer Reviewed International Journal of Education and Humanities), Vol. IV, No. 1. January-December 2015.
  • Convergence of Rights, Society and the Self at All India Confederation of the Blind. May 2015.
  • Higher Education and Government Schemes    at All India Confederation of the Blind, Hyderabad. 2015.
  • Development Issues in Eastern India    at State Conference on Human Rights and Advocacy, Patna, April 2015.
  • Apathy to Success presented in a State Conference on Human Rights and Advocacy’, Patna. April 2015.
  • Action and Narration: Rendering Activism in Fiction presented in a State Conference on Human Rights and Advocacy, Patna. April 2015.
  • Developing Youth Sensitivity    presented in a National Conference on Human Rights and Youth, New Delhi. February 2015.
  • Policy Implementation for Persons with Disabilities in a National Conference on Human Rights and Youth, New Delhi. February 2015.
  • Gender Issues in Organizations of the Blind    in an International Conference on Developing Gender Policy for Organizations of and for The Blind in Asia, Bahrain. December 2014.
  • Reading Technologies for the Blind at CPDHE. November 2014.
  • Curricula Accessibility at CPDHE. November 2014.
  • Creating Infrastructure for Students with Disabilities in Colleges at CPDHE. November 2014.
  • Changing Stereotype Attitude towards Persons with Disabilities at CPDHE. November 2014.
  • Role of Academia in Promoting Community Development at a National Conference on ‘Adult Education’, New Delhi. October 2014.
  • Inclusion of Disability in Mainstream Education at a National Conference on Education for All, New Delhi. May 2014.
  • Inter-institutional Networking presented in a National Conference on ‘Access to Higher Education’, JNU, New Delhi, March 2014.
  • Issues in the Teaching of Mathematics to the Visually Impaired at CPDHE. March 2014.
  • Using Special Devices in Classroom Education at CPDHE. March 2014.
  • Use of Language in Simplifying Teaching of Science at CPDHE. March 2014.
  • Techniques of Adapting Laboratory Experiment at CPDHE. March 2014.
  • Disability Dimensions and Human Rights in a National Conference, New Delhi. March 2014.
  • Combating Discrimination: Some Path-Breaking Advocacy Initiatives for the Visually Impaired. Jointly Published by CBM and All India Confederation of the Blind and released in the CBR World Congress 2012.  Presented in the Diversity Forum of the World Blind Union, Thailand. 2012.
  • Inclusion of the Visually Impaired in Representative Employment Oriented Schemes at All India Confederation of the Blind with NABP Support, New Delhi. 2011.
  • Meeting Fresh Challenges: Braille Application in a Globalizing World at World Congress Braille 21 Innovations in Braille in the 21st Century. 2011.
  • Communication Skills and Visually Impaired Women: A Handbook for Women with Visual Impairment. Jointly authored with Mr. A.K. Mittal. All India Confederation of The Blind. 2009.
  • UNCRPD: Its Implications and Application at All India Confederation of The Blind National Conference.  2007.
  • A Comparative Study of the Learning Achievements of Visually Impaired Children Studying in Special and Inclusive Schools, Chief Investigator on behalf of the Asian Blind Union. 2006.
  • Turning Disability into Ability at National Conference of the World University Services. 2006.
  • Resource Mobilization for Inclusive Growth at ABU West Asia Conference on Inclusive Education, Lebanon. 2003.
  • Classroom Technology and Access to Information, Proceedings of 2nd National Technology Conference for the Visually Handicapped. 1998.
  • “Amrita Pritam.” Indian Writers at Work. B.R. Publishing Corporation. New Delhi. 1991.
  • William Golding at Delhi University.    The Yearly Review. 1987.