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Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Sadasivan

Assistant Professor
Contact Details
Degree University Year
M.A. English University of Madras     1986
M.Phil. University of Madras     1993
 B.Ed. Annamalai University1994
M.A. Mass Communication Alagappa University 2004
 Ph.D. University of Madras2009
Title of the Ph.D. Thesis: “Modules For Developing Effective Conversational Skills Among Tertiary Level Learners - An Experimental Study”

Date of Joining the College: 6 October, 2007
Areas of Interest
  • Communication skills
  • Mass communication and Journalism
  • British and American Literature
  • English Language Teaching (ELT)
  1. Language skills for Undergraduates Emerald Publishers, Chennai (2005) (ISBN No. 81-7966-164-4)
  2. Panorama-a text book for college students   Emerald Publishers, Chennai , (2008 ) 
  3. Kaleidoscope ‘ a textbook for college students , Emerald Publications .(ISBN No. 978-81-7966-317-2)
  4. Tribute to a tragic past and glimpses of a glorious future- a reflection on the works of Virginia Hamilton”  at the  International conference  on Defining the Ethos of the new Millennium- Literature from the United States and the Indian sub continent, at the Ethiraj College on 12 and 13 March , 2009. Paper published in the proceedings .
  5. ‘Cultural constraints and the language teacher’ at a national seminar on ‘Cultural Barriers in Communication’   conducted by the  Department of English, Kanyaka Parameswari College   for Women, Chennai, held on  4th  and 5th  February  2009. Paper published in the  conference  souvenir. 
  6. “ An Effective Teacher is an Excellent Communicator – and  Teacher Effectiveness is Directly Proportional to his/ her  Interpersonal Skills,” at a national seminar on English and Communication skills for Employability at the Anna University on 25th/26th March, 2009. Paper published in proceedings.
  7. ’Protest Writing – a Platform for being Heard and Heeded’ at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on  Protest As a Way of Life - An Analytical Study of Literatures in English in the Modern Socio-Cultural Contexts  conducted by  Department of English, National College- Tiruchirapalli on  3rd and 4th   September, 2009                                                          
  8. ‘Speaking skills for personal success and employment’ at the National seminar  on ‘Transformation,  Adaptation and Sustainability towards a better future’ conducted by the Patrician College of Arts and Science, Chennai  on 5th March , 2011  (ISBN: 978-81-88331-19-8 )
  9. ‘An analysis of the works of Mark Twain and R.K. Narayan’ at the National seminar on Comparative Literature – An Analysis of classical storytellers with an enduring appeal’ conducted by PKR Arts College for Women, Gobichettipalayam , Tamilnadu on 16th  September, 2009. 
  10. ’ Delineation of Women characters by Indian Women Writers- with specific focus on Lakshmi Kannan                  (Kaaveri)  at the UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘ Battling for their legitimate space: Interaction with contemporary  Indian writers  and critics’ conducted by the PG Department of English and Research Centre , Holy Cross College ( Autonomous) Nagercoil, Tamilnadu , on January 21 and 22, 2010. 
  11. ‘Matching Teaching methods to suit Learning styles’ at the national seminar on ‘English for Empowerment’ conducted by the Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR, Technical  University , Tamilnadu, on 15th February, 2011.  (ISBN No.97881-898-43-465)
  12. ‘Teaching- a  Learning. Unlearning and Relearning Process’ at a national conference  on ‘Paradigm Shift in Education in the Present Scenario’ conducted by the Department of Education, Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu on 19th and  20th February, 2011. 
  13. Dickens’ preoccupation with the mechanisms of the child’s mind. at the International Conference  on  the Contemporaneous Effect Of Charles Dickens And His Works on 30th August, 2012 held at the  Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Maduravoyal, Chennai. (ISBN No. 978-81-910287-8-4)
  14. Treatment of  Law and Providential Justice in Bernard Shaw’s  plays at a National level seminar on Law and Justice in Western Drama ( UGC sponsored) held on 15th September 2012 at the Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. 
  15. Ban  Stereotypical Images of Women !!’ National seminar  on ‘Empowerment of Women’ conducted by Department of English, Nesamony College,Marthandam, Tamil Nadu on  11th September 2009, Paper published in the proceedings.
  16. "Keeping Pace with Technology is an Essential Teacher Requirement" , at the International Conference on Outcome Based Teaching and Learning of English held at Anna University, Chennai on March 1st and 2nd 2013. (ISBN No. 978-81-909269-4-2)
  17. "Exploring Pastoral Themes And Motifs In English Literature ", at the International Conference on Story concepts in Media in Tamil and English Literature held at Loyola College on  10th January 2014 by the PG Department of Media Arts.
  18. Contributed to I,II,III,VI Semester books brought up by the Department of English for the Under Graduate Foundation Course - General English (B.A.,B.Sc,,BBM)                               
Training Programmes Attended
  1. Attended  English Language Teaching Workshop on Speaking Skills Conducted by the British Council , Chennai, February 2009.
  2. Attended  Orientation Programme sponsered by UGC,2010.
  3. Attended  Refresher Course sponsered by UGC,2011.
Other Achievements
  1.  Co-Editor of   ‘Inhousesamachar’  the college newsletter
  2. Resource person for Orientation  programme for  TRB recruited teachers , Government of Tamil Nadu on  August 2 , 2009   on   ‘Communication Skills’ and   August 3 , 2009  on      ‘Presentation Skills ‘
  3. Viva-Voce Examiner for M.Phil , Anna University, June 2009
  4. Chairperson at INTERNATIONAL seminar on Contemporaneous Effect Of Charles Dickens And His Works on 30th August, 2012 held at the  Dr.M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University. Maduravoyal, Chennai.