Faculty At Social Science and humanities Department



Sukhdev Singh
Sukhdev Singh
Assistant Professor of English
Basic Information Research Interest:-Sukhdev Singh works in the areas of gender and sexuality studies with a thrust on literature and literary theories, and religion. Besides academics, he is an award-winning writer of short stories. He is also interested in photography and cycling.
Email :- singhs@nitp.ac.in
Phone :-+91-9709903292

Subjects Teaching in Department
  1. Communicative English
  2. Language Lab
  3. HS110 History of Science & Technology
  4. HS105 Science, Society & Ethical Values
  5. HS102 Communication Skill Development & Technical Writing
  6. HS101 English Literature
Educational Qualification
  1. Learning to Teach Online - Online Course Offered by UNSW (The University of New South Wales) Sydney, Australia - 2020
  2. Korean Language, Beginner 1 - King Sejong Institute (Run from NIT Patna Campus), Korean Cultural Centre, Delhi (India) - 2015
  3. PhD - Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 2014
  4. MPhil - Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 2009
  5. MA in English - Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 2006
  6. BA (Honours) in English - Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, Delhi - 2004
    Memberships & Society
    1. Member, American Academy of Religion, 825 Houston Mill Road NE STE 300, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America - NA
    2. Member, Association for Asian Studies, 825 Victors Way, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America - 714630
    3. Member, INSEP (International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics), Hosted by CEVI (Centre for Ethics & Value Inquiry), Ghent University, Belgium - NA
      Past Administrative Responsibility
      1. Head of the Department (April 2017-May 2018)
        Work Experiences
        1. Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Patna, Ashok Rajpath, Patna- 800005, September 2013-Continuing
        2. Guest Lecturer of English, Department of English, Ram Lal Anand Morning College, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi-110021 (University of Delhi), September 2008-December 2008
        3. Guest Lecturer of English, Department of English, Deshbandhu College, New Delhi- 110019 (University of Delhi), November 2007-March 2008
        4. Guest Faculty for the “Remedial English Program” Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, July 2007-January 2008
        5. Teaching Assistant for the BA Optional Course “English Drama”, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 2007-July 2007
        6. Teaching Assistant for the BA Optional Course “English Essay”, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, July 2006-January 2007
        7. Editorial Fellow, Language Labs & Multimedia Complex, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, October 2006-March 2007
        8. Editorial Assistant, Tribal Cultural Society (A Tata Steel NGO), Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 2006
          Books
          1. Chapter on Kamakhya in Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, Hinduism & Tribal Religions, Sukhdev Singh, Dordrecht: Springer, ISBN: 978-94-024-1036-5 - 2019.
          2. Chapter on Buddhism in The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, & Culture, Sukhdev Singh, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 91-93, ISBN: 978-1-4408-3938-2 - 2018.
          3. Chapter on Shiva in The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, & Culture, Sukhdev Singh, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, pp. 227-228, ISBN: 978-1-4408-3938-2 - 2018.
          4. Chapter on Ghūṅghaṭa: A Patriarchal Tool for Veiling Women’s Subjectivity and Sexuality in Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling, Sukhdev Singh & Satwant Kaur, London: Critical, Cultural & Communications Press, pp. 163-167, ISBN: 978-1-905510-51-1 - 2017.
          5. Chapter on Partition of India: A Manual & Mental Cleft in The Local and the Global in Postcolonial Literature, Sukhdev Singh, New Delhi: Authorspress, pp. 73-86, ISBN: 978-81-7273-881-5 - 2014.
            Journals
            1. Sukhdev Singh, Teleological Trajectory of Subjection: A Critique of Marlovian Heroes. Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies. In Press - 2020,E-ISSN: 2602-2117.
            2. Sukhdev Singh & Miranda Das, Locomonster: Memory of Colonial Modernity. Monsters and the Monstrous. Vol. 2(No. 1), May - 2012,79-80, ISSN: 1756-770X.
            3. Sukhdev Singh, Cypower: A Virtual Challenge to Actual Power. Creative Forum. Vol. 19(No. 1-2), Jan-Dec - 2006,Pp. 113-119, ISSN: 0975-6396.
              International Conferences
              1. Sukhdev Singh, Nāgaraka: An Introduction to Masculinity in Early India, Historicising Masculinities Conference.  Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom,Jul 02-04 - 2019, This paper places the Nāgaraka as the person through whom the idea of masculinity is propounded.
              2. Sukhdev Singh, Consent & Coercion in the KāmasÅ«tra: A Study of Sexual Violence in Early India, Interdisciplinary & International Conference on Sexual Violence.  College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA,Apr 15-16 - 2016, It was a brief study of sexual violence in the KāmasÅ«tra with respect to conventions of consent and coercion in early India..
              3. Sukhdev Singh, In the Eye of Horus: Surveillance Technology & Emergence of the New Deviant Subject in Contemporary India, Exploring Moral Interfaces: Private Worlds & Public Systems, An International Conference.  The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India,Oct 07-09 - 2015, This paper focuses on the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera and its failure as a deterrant to commitment of an act as a new deviant subject emerges in contemporary India that does not care about being recorded while the act is being committed..
              4. Sukhdev Singh, Sexual Violence and Construction of Gender in Early India: A Classic Case of the KāmasÅ«tra of Vātsyāyana, Violence in Indian History, Second Annual International Conference.  Conference Hall, International Guest House, University of Delhi, Delhi, India,November 01 - 2013, In this paper, I argued for the KāmasÅ«tra to be seen in terms of a historiographical composition about sexual violence and construction of gender..
              5. Sukhdev Singh, Pada to Dhamma: A Path to the Righteous Self, International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma.  Sanchi/Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India,Sep 21-23 - 2012, This paper is about the construction of a righteous self in accordance with the methodologies and techniques mentioned in the Dhammapada. The righteous self is an epistemic prerequisite..
              6. Sukhdev Singh, From Mythology to Epistemology: Sex and Gender in Ancient India, Culture, Myth and Knowledge, International Seminar.  College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, India,February 25-27 - 2011, It was a descriptive paper in which the trajectory of the process of transformation from myth to �pist�me was charted, especially, in context of creation of knowledge about sex and gender..
              National Conferences
              1. Sukhdev Singh, as Invited Speaker, Plagiarism and its Prevention in Academic Writing: A Webinar, Webinar Series.  Royal School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Royal Global University, Guwahati, Assam, India,Jun 08 - 2020, I was invited to give this webinar.
              2. Sukhdev Singh, as Resource Person, Interview Skills, Five Day Workshop on Soft Skills.  ,Jul 22-26 - 2019, I was invited as a Resource Person to this workshop that I conducted for five days.
              3. Sukhdev Singh, as Keynote Speaker, Prevention of Plagiarism, One Week Faculty Development Programme on Academic Writing: Theory & Praxis.  School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, India,Nov 01-06 - 2018, It was an invited lecture in which I spoke in the capacity of the Keynote Speaker.
              4. Sukhdev Singh, as Keynote Speaker, Citations, References and Bibliography, One Week Faculty Development Programme on Academic Writing: Theory & Praxis.  School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, India,Nov 01-06 - 2018, It was an invited lecture in which I spoke in the capacity of the Keynote Speaker.
              5. Sukhdev Singh, Partition of India: A Manual and Mental Cleft, Representing Conflict: Students National Seminar.  Department of English, University of Delhi, Delhi, India,Nov 11-13 - 2010, It is an analysis of the partition of India in the short stories of Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai..
              6. Sukhdev Singh, Rise of the Bollywood Item Number: A Gender Perspective, ELTAI J & K Chapter: First National Seminar.  Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, India,Mar 13-14 - 2009, This paper is about birth of what is called item number in Hindi cinema aka Bollywood, and its gender dimension.
              Professional Services
              1. Served as Reviewer, English Language Teaching, an International Journal, ISSN (Print): 1916-4742; ISSN (Online): 1916-4750), 2019
              2. Served as Member, Syllabus Review Committee for English, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Bihar, 2017
              Projects
              1. Co-Principal Investigator on the Project Developing Digital Pedagogy for VLE to Enhance English Language Skills in Government Engineering Colleges of Bihar, Funding Agency: TEQIP III / NPIU, Fund Sanctioned: Rs. 1087000, Proposed Date of Completion: September 2020
              2. Co-Principal Investigator on the Project Speech Sounds of Maithili & English: Challenges & Solutions, Funding Agency: TEQIP III / NPIU, Fund Sanctioned: Rs. 771000, Proposed Date of Completion: September 2020
              Phd Students
              1. Sana Asif - South Asian Muslim Women: A Study of Select Partition WritersContinue ).
              2. Talat - Dalit Female Voices in Contemporary Dalit Literature: A StudyContinue ).
              3. Md. Yaqub Alam - Social Realism in the Works of Arvind AdigaContinue ).
              4. Md. Nizamuddin - Knowledge and Power: A Study of Select Works of Michel FoucaultContinue ).
              5. Bazla Um E Hani - Rediscovery of the Female Romatic PoetsContinue ).