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Faculty – School of Liberal Arts Meet our Faculty

Faculty - School of Liberal Arts

Nirupama Prakash

Nirupama Prakash carries a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences, Master’s of Arts in English, and is currently pursuing her Doctoral Research. With over 18 years of Teaching & Administrative experience with all the layers of Education from Schools to Colleges & Universities, Nirupama Prakash has established International Cell and worked in Developing International Collaborations.

As a Soft Skill/Business Communication trainer, she has been associated with various MNCs and startups and is also a Consultant/Curriculum Designer for ESL, preschools and adult learners.

Receiver of the Best Mentor Award by Embassy of Libya and Appreciation Award by Iran Consulate, Mumbai, Nirupama Prakash speaks Spanish level 1, is a certified trainer for IELTS & TOEFL, Founder and Member & Advisor for FISA (Federation of International Students Association, Pune). She has also conducted voluntary work for under-privileged children and street urchins.

Her subjects of interest are Gender studies, Social Innovation, Ecology & Environmental studies, Philosophy, Literature & Language, ELT and Feminism.

Kedar Naik

Kedar Naik is a research scholar, writer, political analyst, and academician. Majored in Political Science and International Relations and is currently pursuing his doctoral research in Environmental Politics.

Mr. Naik has extensive experience in teaching a variety of students from diverse academic backgrounds. He has tutored and mentored many successful civil services aspirants in Delhi and Pune. His passion for teaching took him to Kashmir also where he taught Politics and Environment. He is also a visiting faculty at Maharashtra Intelligence Academy which trains state intelligence officers.

He is a keen writer and keep on contributing to leading dailies and magazines. He can also be found on news channel panels where he offers his political insights. He has a wide range of academic interests. Philosophy, political theory, world politics, history, ecology, and physics are some of the fields which he finds close to his heart.

Samruddhi Gole

Samruddhi Gole is an Assistant Professor at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University. She is a Ph.D. Research Scholar at North Maharashtra University. She has qualified NET and SET in Sociology. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at S P College Pune in the Department of Sociology. She has published research journals and also presented in international conferences.

Samruddhi Gole works on sociological issues of female informal workers. She has written on basic resources and learning outcomes in rural schools, female domestic workers and literacy, etc.

Dr. Anita Bhatia

Dr. Anita Bhatia has majored in English and Economics, and has a doctoral degree from Purvanchal University specialized in English literature on the novels of DrArun Joshi. She has been conducting extensive research on women writings and majorly interested in Feminism. She has penned down several articles and poems and currently working on a fictional novel.

In parallel with her academic activities, she is engaged in promoting female education. For the good cause, Ms. Anita collects funds from various resourcesto educate female students.

Dr. Vidya Nagre

Dr. Vidya Nagre has completed M.A (English), M.Phil. (English), PhD (English) from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Additionally, she has acquired a degree in Bachelor of Education, and has also qualified SET (English) of Maharashtra State.

With 14 years of experience in teaching, 10 years of research experience and 3 years of postdoctoral experience, she is a qualified Class-I officer through MPSC and a personality development trainer, with certified communication and soft-skills.

Being an Author, Translator, Social Worker, she is also keen into Education and Literacy, and is distinctively called as a guest-lecturer from various eminent institutions.

Dr. Vidya Nagre has received National Scholarship for Merit and her areas of interest include Linguistics, Language Acquisition & Learning, English as a second language, teaching the language English, Indian Writing in English, Subaltern studies, World Literature and Comparative Phonetics.

Ms. Bindiya Naik

Asst. Professor Bindiya Naik has a Master’s Degree in economics along with an M.B.A Degree in HR and Marketing. She also comes with an industry experience wherein she worked as a part of the Training and development team, and has conducted various workshops for companies like HPCL, Godrej, Colgate Palmolive, and others.

She comes with a rich experience (education & industry) of over 8 years. She is also a member of the Academic Planning Division. In parallel with her academic activities, she is an active member of the Toastmasters International club, and is also a trained NLP ( Neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner,

Asst. Professor Bindiya Naik in association with other faculties has also initiated the Wall-breakers club that focuses on overall development of students preparing them to be future leaders.

Debasmita Sinha

Mental wellbeing has been a personal and professional pursuit for Debasmita Sinha. She is keen on reshaping and innovating mental health practices to suit the needs of the times. She introduced an unconventional practice called Coffee Shop Counselling in Pune, in an effort to make quality mental health services approachable and flexible.

She has majored in Clinical Psychology from SNDT University, Pune. She has trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from The Beck Institute, Philadelphia, USA. She has been working in the area of mental health, both in the industry and in education, since ten years. Alongside teaching she conducts trainings for individuals and corporates and practices as a psychotherapist.