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devaki reddy DEVAKI REDDY has an MA and PhD from JNU, New Delhi. She has been on the editorial board of International Reading Association, and has been a resource person to the British Council. Her current interests include topics in Sociolinguistics and English Language Teaching.
mohan MOHAN S has an MA from the University of Madras. His areas of specialization include Freshman English (English for Communication) Indian Fiction in English, Science Fiction and Technical/Business Communication.
scc SHREESH CHAUDHARY has an MA from Mithila University, Bihar; a Certificate in ELT from Lancaster, U.K. and PhD from CIEFL, Hyderabad. He has been a Hornby Foundation Fellow and a Charles Wallace Trust scholar in the U.K. He is interested in the form and function of English in India, and has researched the cognitive aspects of language learning and multilingualism.



roland wittjeRoland Wittje

Associate Professor
Room No.: HSB 353A
Phone +91 44 2257 4540
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Academic Background:
  • Lecturer in History of Science at the History of Science Unit, Department of Philosophy, University of Regensburg, Germany, 2007 – 2014
  • Dr.Philos, History of Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, 2003
  • Diploma in Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, 1996
Courses and Teaching Interests:
  • History of science and technology
  • Science and society
  • Science in the 20th century
  • Historiography and methodology in history of science and technology
  • Material culture and scientific practice
Research Interests:
  • History of the physcial sciences and engineering of the late 19th and 20th century
  • Global history of science and technology
  • History of scientific collections, research technology and scientific practice
  • History of science education and technical training
  • History of acoustics
Professional Activities:
  • Vice-president of Universeum, European association for academic heritage (
Current Projects:


List of publications
Monographs and edited collections
  • R. Wittje (2016a). The Age of Electroacoustics: Transforming Science and Sound 1863 - 1939. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2016. For book click here.
  • Laetitia Maison, Sofia Talas and R. Wittje, eds (2013). Shaping European University Heritage: Past and Possible Futures. Transactions of The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters 2013/3.
  • Peter Heering and R. Wittje, eds (2012a). Guest editors of the Thematic Issue: The History of Experimental Science Teaching, Science & Education 21 (2012): 151–270.
  • Peter Heering and R. Wittje, eds (2011). Learning by Doing: Experiments and Instruments in the History of Science Teaching. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011.
  • Bodil Børseth, Jon-Arild Johansen and R. Wittje, eds (2007). Etterklang – vitenskap, musikk og massemedia in elektroakustikkens tidsalder [Reverberations – Science, Music and Mass Media in the Age of Electroacoustics]. Trondheim: Tapir Uttrykk, 2007.
  • R. Wittje and Ola Nordal (2005). Universitetshistoriske samlinger ved NTNU [University history collections at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology]. Forum for kunnskapshistorie – skrifter no. 4. Trondheim: Tapir akademisk forlag, 2005.
  • R. Wittje (2003a). Acoustics, atom smashing and amateur radio – Physics and instrumentation at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in the interwar period. Dr.philos thesis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Trondheim: NTNU Open, 2003 (
Peer-reviewed articles
  • R. Wittje (2016b). Concepts and significance of noise in acoustics: Before and after the Great War. Perspectives on Science 24/1 (2016): 7–28.
  • R. Wittje (2013a). The Electrical Imagination: Sound Analogies, Equivalent Circuits, and the Rise of Electroacoustics, 1863 – 1939. Osiris 28: Music, Sound, and the Laboratory from 1750 to 1980 (2013): 40–63.
  • R. Wittje (2013b). The Garching Nuclear Egg: Teaching contemporary history beyond the Linguistic Turn. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science A 44/4 (2013): 683–689.
    Per-Odd Eggen, Lise Kvittingen, Annette Lykknes and R. Wittje (2012). Reconstructing iconic experiments in electrochemistry: Experiences from a history of science course. Science & Education 21 (2012): 179–189.
  • Peter Heering and R. Wittje (2012b). An Historical Perspective on Instruments and Experiments in Science Education. Science & Education 21 (2012): 151–155.
  • R. Wittje (2007a). Nuclear physics in Norway, 1933 – 1955. Physics in Perspective 9/4 (2007): 406–433.
  • R. Wittje (2004a). A proton accelerator in Trondheim in the 1930s. Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 35/1 (2004): 115–152.
Other articles and book chapters
  • R. Wittje (2016c). Ferdinand Trendelenburg. In Neue Deutsche Biographie. Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • R. Wittje (2016d). Selection criteria for recent material heritage of science at universities. In Enhancing University Heritage-Based Research, edited by Gudrun Wolfschmidt. Hamburg: Nuncius Hamburgiensis, 2016: 273–276.
  • R. Wittje (2011). Simplex sigillum veri: Robert Pohl and Demonstration Experiments in Physics after the Great War. In Learning by Doing: Experiments and Instruments in the History of Science Teaching, edited by Peter Heering and R. Wittje. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011: 317–348.
  • R. Wittje (2010a). Reading Artifacts: Historische Sammlungen und innovative Konzepte in der Lehre [Reading Artifacts: Historical collections and innovative concepts in academic teaching]. In Universitätsmuseen und -sammlungen im Hochschulalltag: Aufgaben – Konzepte – Perspektiven, edited by Cornelia Weber and Klaus Mauersberger. Berlin: Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, 2010: 79–86.
  • R. Wittje (2010b). XXth century scientific heritage at universities: Experiences and perspectives. In Patrimoine scientifique et technique – Un projet contemporain, edited by Catherine Ballé, Catherine Cuenca and Daniel Thoulouze. Paris: La documentation Française, 2010: 253–258.
  • Sébastien Soubiran, Marta C. Lourenço, R. Wittje, Sofia Talas and Thomas Bremer (2009). Initiatives européennes et patrimoine universitaire. La Lettre de l’OCIM 123 (May – June 2009): 5–14.
  • R. Wittje and Wolfgang Engels (2008a). What went on in the Laboratory? Replicating the Early Hertz Experiments. In Heinrich Hertz (1857 – 1894) and the Development of Communication, edited by Gudrun Wolfschmidt. Norderstedt bei Hamburg: Nuncius Hamburgiensis, 2008: 196–197.
  • R. Wittje (2007b). Teknisk akustisk forskning i mellomkrigstida [Technical acoustics in the interwar period]. In the exhibition catalogue Etterklang – vitenskap, musikk og massemedia in elektroakustikkens tidsalder, edited by Bodil Børseth, Jon-Arild Johansen and Roland Wittje. Trondheim: Tapir Uttrykk, 2007: 22–31.
  • R. Wittje (2006). The foundation of N.T.H. in 1910 in international context. In Perspectives on Scandinavian science in the early twentieth century, edited by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze and Henrik Kragh Sørensen. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi I. Mat.- Nat. Klasse, Skrifter og avhandlinger Nr. 1. Oslo: Novus forlag, 2006: 111–132.
  • R. Wittje (2004b). The use of centrifuges and ultracentrifuges in medical, chemical and microbiologic laboratories – A short history. Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society 81 (2004): 20–25.
  • R. Wittje (2003b). Centrifuge and ultracentrifuge. Published in The Oxford companion to the history of modern science, edited by John L. Heilbron. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003: 135–136.
  • R. Wittje (2002). Local factors of the Van de Graaff generator project at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in the mid 1930's. Proceedings / XVIII International Scientific Instrument Symposium, Moscow-St. Petersburg, Russia, 20 – 25 September 1999. Moscow: Scientific Publishing Center "Engineer", 2002: 131–145.
  • Haakon Olsen and R. Wittje (2001). Kjernefysikk i Norge – Arven fra Johan Holtsmark og Roald Tangen [Nuclear physics in Norway – The legacy of Johan Holtsmark and Roald Tangen]. Fra Fysikkens Verden 63/1 (2001): 22–24.
  • R. Wittje (2000a). On the beginnings of nuclear physics in Norway – The Van de Graaff proton accelerator at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in the 1930s. Det Kgl. Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Forhandlinger 2000: 166–180.
  • R. Wittje (2000b). Heinrich Hertz und die Einbettung von experimenteller Tätigkeit in theoretische Konzepte [Heinrich Hertz and imbedding experimental practice in theoretical concepts]. In Instrument – Experiment: historische Studien, edited by Christoph Meinel. Berlin, Diepholz: Verlag für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 2000: 180–191.

  • Wittje. Karl Willy Wagner. In Neue Deutsche Biographie. Munich: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • R. Wittje. The Electrical Imagination of Sound. In The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination, edited by Mark Grimshaw, Mads Walther-Hansen and Martin Knakkergaard. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • R. Wittje. Interview with Johannes-Geert Hagmann: Recent Scientific Heritage at Universities. In Challenging Collections – Approaches to Recent Scientific and Technological Heritage, Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology; X, edited by Alison Boyle and Johannes-Geert Hagmann. Washington DC: Smithsonian Scholarly Press.
  • R. Wittje. Kriterien für das Sammeln aus der Zeitgeschichte – Die Auswahlkriterien der Universeum Working Group on Recent Heritage of Science [Criteria for collecting from contemporary history – The selection criteria of the Universeum Working Group on Recent Heritage of Science]. In Zwischen Kellerdepot und Forschungsolymp: Dokumentation der Diskussionspanels der 7. Sammlungstagung vom 17.–19. September 2016 an der TU Bergakademie Freiberg, edited by Jörg Zaun and Kirsten Vincenz. Dresden: Kustodie TU Dresden.
  • Paolo Brenni and R. Wittje (2016). The Speaking Arc and the Singing Arc. Produced with Antonio Chiavacci at the Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica in Florence, Italy. Posted on the YouTube channel of the Fondazione:
  • R. Wittje and Wolfgang Engels (2008b). Replicating the Early Hertz Experiments – Experimental Lecture. Part of the documentary film Allein mit der Natur – Heinrich Hertz: Experiment und Theorie, produced by Agnes Handwerk and Harrie Willems. DVD, self- published by Agnes Handwerk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Book Reviews
  • R. Wittje (2016e). Paired book review: Silke Fengler and Carola Sachse (eds). Kernforschung in Österreich. Wandlungen eines interdisziplinären Forschungsfeldes 1900–1978, and Silke Fengler. Kerne, Kooperation und Konkurrenz. Kernforschung in Österreich im internationalen Kontext (1900–1950). Isis 107/3 (2016): 666–668.
  • R. Wittje (2014). Book review: Chen-Pang Yeang. Probing the Sky with Radio Waves: From Wireless Technology to the Development of Atmospheric Science. Isis 105/3 (2014): 665–666.
  • R Wittje (2013c). Book review: David Pantalony. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig's Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth Century Paris. Annals of Science 70 (2013): 131–133.
  • R. Wittje (2010c). Book review: Klaus Hentschel (Editor). Unsichtbare Hände: Zur Rolle von Laborassistenten, Mechanikern Zeichnern und Amanuenses in der physikalischen Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeit. Isis 101/1 (2010): 196–197.
  • R. Wittje (2008c). Book review: Myles W. Jackson. Harmonious triads: physicists, musicians and instrument makers in nineteenth-century Germany. Nuncius 23/1 (2008): 177–178.
  • Falk Müller and R. Wittje (2001). Book review: B. Finn (ed). Exposing Electronics. The British Journal for the History of Science 34/4 (2001): 480–481.





divyaDivya A

Assistant Professor
Room No: HSB 331F
Tel: +91 (44) 2257 4500
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Academic Background:
  • PhD in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. (2014)
  • MSt. (Master of Studies) in English Literature, University of Oxford, the U.K. (2007)
  • MA in English Literature (Distinction), The University of Sheffield, the U.K. (2005)
Teaching Experience:
  • Visiting Faculty of Humanities - Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing
    (IIITDM) Kancheepuram, Chennai, India July 2016-Aug 2017
  • Postdoctoral Teaching Assistant - Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore Sept-Dec 2014
  • Teaching Assistant - Division of English, NTU, Singapore. 2010-2012
Research Interests:
  • 19th-Century English Fiction and Visual Culture
  • Early Modern English Drama and Shakespeare
  • 19th-Century Colonial Writings on India
  • Colonial Picturesque and Company Paintings
  • Gender Studies
  • Children's Literature
Courses taught:
  • Classical Literature
  • Survey of English Literature
  • Introduction to American Literature
  • English for Communication
  • English Proficiency
  • Research Writing in the Social Sciences
  • NTU Research Scholarship (2009-2013)
  • Bharathidasan University Endowment Scholarship (2005)
Professional Memberships:
  • Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA)
  • British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS)
Professional Contributions:
  • Senior Reviewer, The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2018 to be held in The Art Centre Kobe, Japan, 30 March-1 April 2018.
Peer-Reviewed Chapters In Books:
  1. “‘You might pioneer a little at home’: Hybrid Spaces, Identities and Homes in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South (1855)”. Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. Ed. Emily Morris, Sarina Gruver Moore, Lesa Scholl. Ashgate Publishing Ltd. 2015.
  2. "One Hundred and Five, North Tower: Writing the City as a prison-home narrative in Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities (1859)”. Dickens and the Virtual City: Urban Perception and the Production of Social Space. Ed. Sara Thornton and Estelle Murail. Palgrave. October 2017.
  3. “Good pictures ...are always another poem”: Mapping spatialities in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” (1842) and Elizabeth Siddall’s The Lady of Shalott (1853). Poetry and Painting: The Lyrical Voice of Pre-Raphaelite Paintings. Ed. Sophia Andres and Brian Donnelly. Peter Lang Publishers. Forthcoming 2017.
Journal Papers:
  1. ‘The “secret of the bedstead”: Unraveling the domestic machinery in Wilkie Collins’s "A Terribly Strange Bed” (1852). Victorian Web. September 2017.
Newspaper Articles:
  1. “Why we should follow science fiction.” The Hindu, 30 August 2016, p.16.
  2. “Art before the selfies.” The Hindu, 4 Oct 2016, p.16.
Magazine Articles:
  1. “The Role of Humanities in a Technological Knowledge Economy”. Higher Education Review. June 2017.
Invited Talks:
  1. “‘Don’t Turn Me Out’: Reorienting Love and Revenge in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847)”. Catholic Junior College, Singapore, 6 Oct 2010.
  2. "Narrative and Reflective Writing as Artifacts", Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 9 February 2017.
International Seminar Presentation:
  1. "Tracking Nineteenth-century Anglo Indian Orphans in Emma Roberts' Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan (1835)", International Seminar and Workshop on Anglo-Indian Studies at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, on 5 August 2017.
Conference Papers:
  1. “Victorian Madurai Illustrated: The cultural logic and commodity of Victorian India”, Australasian Victorian Studies Conference, 15 June 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. “ ‘Numskull and the Rabbit’: Spatial Design Thinking and Narrative Art in the Panchatantra”, International Conference on Design and Manufacturing-IConDM 2016, Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, India, 17 Dec 2016.
  3. ‘Her duty to set her young man free’: Liberty, Hybridity and Identity in Thomas Hardy’s Two on a Tower (1882) and The Return of the Native (1878)”, Hardy Conference, Yale University, the U.S.A, 10 June 2011.
  4. “Sherlock 2010: Contemporary Pink versus Victorian Scarlet”, The Contemporary Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26 June 2011.
  5. ‘"Why is the hotel called the “Palace Hotel?’: Narrative negotiations and the dialectics of identities in Wilkie Collins’s The Haunted Hotel (1879)”, Victorian Conference (AVSA), University of Adelaide, Australia, 3 Feb 2011.
  6. “Re‐Orienting the Houses in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights”, Reorienting Victorian Studies, Australasian Victorian Studies Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 27 June 2010.
  7. “Puzzling the texts of the play-within-the play in Hamlets”. Between the Sausage and the Lobster: Mastering Early Modern English Literature at Oxford (A Colloquium). Hertford College, University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, 2 May 2007.





sksahuSantosh Kumar Sahu

Assistant Professor
Room No: HSB 330-B
Tel: +91 (44) 2257 4538
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Academic Background:
  • Ph.D. (Economics), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 2013
  • M. Phil (Economics), Berhampur University, Odisha - 2006
  • M. A. (Economics), Berhampur University, Odisha - 2004
Teaching Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (September, 2017 - )
  • Assistant Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai (April, 2014 - August, 2017)
  • Lecturer, Madras School of Economics, Chennai (January, 2013 - March, 2014)
Research Interests:
  • Industrial Economics, Energy Economics, Economics of Global Climate Change
Courses taught:
  • Industrial Development & Industrial Organization; Multinational Enterprises and Industrial Policy; Energy Economics; Economic of Global Climate Change; Regional Economics; Resources & Environmental Economics
Research Papers:
  • Determinants of energy and CO2 emission intensities: a study of manufacturing firms in India, Singapore Economic Review, forthcoming, [with D. Mehta]
  • Inter-firm differences in mergers and acquisitions: a study of pharmaceutical sector in India, Journal of Economic Studies, forthcoming, [with N. Aggrawal]
  • Firm performance and diversification: an empirical investigation of chemical sector in India, Int. J. Sustainable Economy, 9(1), 56-71, 2017
  • Productivity, energy intensity and output: a unit level analysis of the Indian manufacturing sector, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 14(2), 283-300, 2016, [with H. Sharma]
  • Environmental certification and technical efficiency: a study of manufacturing firms in India, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 16(2), 191-207, 2016, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Effects of climate change on household economy and adaptive responses among agricultural households in eastern coast of India, Current Science, 110(7), 1240-1250, 2016, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Energy use patterns and firm performance: evidence from Indian industries, Journal of Energy and Development, 40(1-2), 111-133, 2015, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Stock excess return, R&D intensity and market concentration: a study of IT firms in India, Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy, 4(2), 200-216, 2015, (Guest editor: M. H. Bala Subrahmanya, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India), [with K. Narayanan]
  • Technology import, R and D spillover and export: a study of automobile sector in India, Review of Development and Change, XX(2), 257-276, 2015, Special Issue on ‘Promises and Challenges in India’s Manufacturing Sector’, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai [with K. Narayanan]
  • CO2 emission from fossil fuel consumption and technology intensity: a study of Indian manufacturing industries”, Review of Market Integration, 6(3), 269-296, 2014, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Energy consumption response to climate change: policy options for India, IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review, 3(2), pp. 123-133, 2014, [with K. Narayanan]
  • CO2 emission and firm heterogeneity: a study of metal and metal based industries in India, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 9(2), 110-127, 2013, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Determinants of energy intensity in Indian manufacturing industries: a firm level study, Eurasian Journal of Economics and Business, 4(8), 13-30, 2011, [with K. Narayanan]
  • Determinants of energy intensity in Indian manufacturing industries: a cross-sectional study, Electrical India, 51(6), 108-120, 2011 [with K. Narayanan]
In Edited Volumes:
  • Foreign direct investment and business cycle co-movement: evidence from Asian countries, in Globalisation of Technology, N.S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (Eds.), Springer, forthcoming (with U. Patnaik)
  • Impact of agricultural related technology adoption on poverty: a study of select households in rural India, in Technology: Corporate and Social Dimensions, N.S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (Eds.), 141-156, 2016, Springer [with S. Das]
  • Exports and participation in CDM in technology intensive industries in India, in Globalization of Indian Industries: Productivity, Exports and Investment, Filip De Beule and K. Narayanan (Eds.), 121-140, 2016, Springer [with K. Narayanan]
  • Labour and energy intensity: a study of pulp & paper industries in India, in Human Capital and Development, N. S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (Eds.), 55-76, 2013, Springer [with K. Narayanan]
  • Health, income inequality and climate related disasters at household level: reflections from an Orissa district, in Health Environment and Sustainable Development: Perspectives and Issues, N. Audinarayana, U. V. Somayajulu, K. E. Vaidyanathan, C. P. Prakasam (Eds.), 138-156, 2011, Serials Publications [with K. Narayanan]
  • Role agricultural reforms in India and China – an analysis, in WTO and Indian Economy, M. S. Gupta (Ed.), Serials Publications, 160-176, 2007, [with D. Bishoyi]
Current Research Papers:
  • Do knowledge spillovers attenuate R&D investment? Evidence from Indian manufacturing firms [with U. Patnaik and K. Narayanan]
Working Papers:
  • An Alternative Argument of Green Solow Model in Developing Economy Context, Madras School of Economics working paper 160, 2017 [with Arjun Shatrunjay]
  • Export Performance, Innovation, and Productivity in Indian Manufacturing Firms, Madras School of Economics working paper 159, 2017 [with S. Ramaswamy and A. Choutagunta]
  • Evaluating Asian FTAs: What do Gravity Equation Models Tell Us?, Madras School of Economics working paper 152, 2016 [with S. Ramaswamy and A. Choutagunta]
  • Determinants of Outsourcing in the Automobile Sector in India, Madras School of Economics working paper 151, 2016 [with I. Roy]
  • The Tradeoffs between GHGs Emissions, Income Inequality and Productivity, Working Paper 144, 2016 [with U. Patnaik]
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector, Madras School of Economics working paper 122, 2015 [with N. Agarwal]
  • Technology import, R and D spillover and export: a study of automobile sector in India, Madras School of Economics working paper 98, 2015 [with K. Narayanan]
Conference Papers:
  • (2017), Do knowledge spillovers attenuate R&D investment? Evidence from Indian manufacturing firms, XII Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum at NCCDS, Odisha, India [with U. Patnaik and K. Narayanan]
  • (2016), Foreign Direct Investments and Business Cycle Co-movement: Evidence from Asian Countries, XI Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum at IIT Madras, Chennai, India [with U. Patnaik]
  • (2016), The Tradeoffs between GHGs Emissions, Income Inequality and Productivity, International Seminar on “Creation and Diffusion of Technology”, organized by Knowledge Forum and hosted by IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India [with U. Patnaik]
  • (2016), Growth of Micro Manufacturing Enterprises in Kerala, UGC Sponsored national seminar on “Informal Sector and Conditions of Employment in Kerala” at the St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, Thrissur, Kerala, India, [invited lecture]
  • (2015), Index of Financial Inclusion: A Study of Determinants Across Indian States, Fifth Faculty Seminar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai [with S. Banerjee]
  • (2015), Do Policies Interventions Really Matter to Eradicate Poverty? A Case Study in Rural India, Fifth Seminar, Madras School of Economics, Chennai [with S. Das]
  • (2014), Determinants of Energy Intensity of Indian Manufacturing Firms: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis, Fourth Faculty Seminar, at Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India
  • (2012), Technology Sourcing, Foreign Equity Participation and Energy Intensity in Indian Manufacturing, Annual Conference of Academy of International Business (AIB), at Washington DC, USA [with K. Narayanan]
  • (2011), The Dynamics, Growth and Impact of the Indian Aviation Industry, Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society, at Devi Ahalya University, Indore, India [with K. Dalal, K. Narayanan and K. Sudhakar]
  • (2010), Decomposition of Industrial Energy Consumption In Indian Manufacturing: The Energy Intensity Approach, Annual Conference of IASSI and Knowledge Forum on “Frontier Issues in Technology, Development and Environment” at Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India [with K. Narayanan]
  • (2010), Determinants of Energy Intensity in Indian Manufacturing Industries: An Econometric Analysis, Second Annual International Conference on “Skills Development for New Dynamism in Asian Developing Countries under Globalization”, organized by the Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, Japan and Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia [with K. Narayanan]
Research Guidance:
  • Supervised 32 Masters’ degree students at Madras School of Economics, in the areas of Industrial Economics, Energy Economics and Development Economics
Involvement in Research Project:
  • Co-principle Investigator, Policy Determinants of Household Economic Development, Sponsored by the University of Alberta, Canada and M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India, 2014-15, [with S. Das]
Journal Article Refereeing:
  • Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Modelling, Academic of International Business, Economic Bulletin, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Journal of Economics and International Finance, Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management, Economic and Political Weekly, and Sarvekshana
Training/Workshop Participated:
  • Climate Change I-V-A Workshop, Ministry of Environmental and Forest, Government of India, 2014
  • Training Workshop on Climate Change Scenarios, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2007
  • Research Methodology in Labour Economics, V.V. Giri National Institute of Labour Economics, Noida, India, 2006
Other Academic Engagements:
  • Hon. Coordinator of Website and Publications & Life Member, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing,
  • Invited speaker, in “InnovaTN 2017” jointly organized by Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute and IFMR-LEAD, 2017
  • Member, Expert committee for evaluating proposals submitted under ATI-Research Studies, Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, 2017
  • Invited Speaker, Refresher Course in Economics (Batch XIV) on “Economics and Econometrics: Use of Economic Theory and Econometrics in Analyzing Indian Economic Problems”, Department of Economics, Madras University, Chennai, 2017
  • Scientific Committee Member, Fourth International Conference on “Poverty and Sustainable Development (ICPSD)”, The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017
  • Member, Program Committee, APAIS International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering, Jeju National University International Center, Jeju Island, Korea, 2016
  • Invited Speaker, Demand Analysis and Production Functions Using STATA, SRM University, Chennai, 2015
  • Member, International Editorial Committee in “Workshop on Healthcare and Nursing”, Jeju National University International Center, Jeju Island, Korea. 2013
  • Member, Advisory Board for the Cappadocia Series, International Energy Economics and Policy Conference 2013, Cappadocia, Nevsehir, Turkey, 2013.
  • Prof. Raghuram Rajan’s “Young Scholar Grant Programme” to participate National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Programme 2016, Boston, MA, USA
  • Selected for the India-China Young Scholars Forum on “Indo-Sino Relations and Asia-Pacific Security Pattern” Academy of World Watch, Shanghai, China, 2014
  • Excellence in Ph.D. Research Award 2012-2013, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 2013
  • JSPS Student Exchange Program for East Asian Young Researchers, GSID, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2010





aniniditaAnindita Sahoo

Assistant Professor
Room No: HSB 332B
Phone: +91 (44) 2257 4534
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Skype id: anindita_sahoo


  • PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi.
    Title of the thesis: ‘Passives in some South Asian Languages: A comparative investigation'
  • MA in English from Utkal University, Odisha
  • BA (English Honors) from Fakir Mohan University, Odisha
Teaching Experience:
  • IIT Madras, Chennai: Since August 2017
  • BIMTECH, Greater Noida: October 2016- August 2017
  • Amity University, Noida: 2014 -2016
Research Interests:
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Syntax
  • Indian English Grammar
  • Language Acquisition
  • Pragmatics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Language and Communication Studies
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Linguistic Anthropolgy
  • Business Communication
  • Professional Ethics
Selected Publications:
  • Chandra, P. and Sahoo, A. (2015). Ditransitive Active-passives in Malayalam: A brief note. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Vol 44:1. Dravidian Linguistics Association.
  • Chandra, P. and Sahoo, A. (2014). Learning Puzzles with Indian English Tags’. Language and Language Teaching, Vol 3:2, Azim Premji University and Vidya Bhavan Society.
  • Chandra, P. and Sahoo, A. (2013). Passives in South Asian Languages: Some Typological Puzzles, Acta Linguistica Asiatica, Vol 3:1, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Chandra, P. and Sahoo, A. (2010). Gradience In ditransitives and morphological specifities: The case Of Oriya, AICL-32 Conference Proceedings, Linguistic Society of India.
  • Sahoo, A. (2010). Odia passives with ditransitives, LAEL-5 PG Conference Proceedings, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
  • Book chapter titled ‘Headlines: Same-lines, In Sheikh’, Aejaz M. (Ed). News Media Discourse: Issues and Perspectives. Hope International. pp 228-238. ISBN: 978-8192979-50-2.
  • Article titled ‘ODISHA AND ODIA: Conceptualizing Linguistic and Cultural Identities’ at
Selected Papers presented in conferences:
  • ‘Conceptualizing Linguistic and Cultural Identities’ Presented at National Conference on Language, Identity and Society: Centrality of Language in Formation of Identity in Contemporary Society, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, from 30th to 31st October 2015.
  • ‘Headlines: Same Lines’ Presented at Free Linguistics Conference 2015, De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines, from 24th to 26th Sept 2015
  • The development of copulas and their functions: A typological perspective .(Co-authors: Foong Ha Yap, Abhishek Kumar Kashyap, Mizuho Tamaji), Presented at 20th Himalayan Languages Symposium (HLS 20), Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, from 16th July to 18th July 2014.
  • ‘Error, or no error: An analysis’ Presented at 8th Students Conference of Linguistics in India (SCONLI 8), Kashmir University, Srinagar, From 24th March to 26th March 2014 .
  • (Re-)visiting the Principles of Reflexivization: A Study of Reflexives in Khasi', Presented at 23rd Annual Meeting of the South East Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 2013), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 29th May to 31st May 2013
  • ‘Scope Patterns in Oriya’, (With Dr. Pritha Chandra), Presented at South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable 29 CIIL, Mysore, from 6th January to 9th January 2011
  • ‘Gradience In Ditransitives and Morphological Specifities: The Case Of Oriya’(With Dr. Pritha Chandra) Presented at All India Conference of Linguists,Lucknow University, on 21st December, 2010
  • ‘Oriya Passives with Ditransitives’ Presented at Lancaster Post Graduate Conference Lancaster University, UK, on 5th July 2010
  • Yes-no Questions: Probing the Structures of Indian English (With Pritha Chandra), Presented at 31st All India Conference of Linguistics, Hyderabad Central University, from 15th to 17th Dec 2009
Invited talks:
  • Title: ‘Re-Understanding passives from South Asian perspectives’ Delivered at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 2nd October 2015.
  • Title: ‘Phonology-Morphology Mismatches in English: A Case Study on New Words’ Delivered at BITS Pilani (Hyderabad Campus) on 27th Aug 2016.