Dr. Chitra V. R.

Associate Professor & Research Guide
Department of English
@  chitravr-at-universitycollege.ac.in


Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from University of Kerala
  • M.A. English Language & Literature from University of Kerala
  • M.A. Sociology from University of Kerala
  • B.Ed. English from University of Kerala
  • UGC NET.

Area of Interest (Teaching)

  • Indian English Literature
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Post colonial Studies

Area of Interest (Research)

  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Human Rights literature
  • Urban Studies
  • Digital Humanities


  • Approved Research supervisor University College, Thiruvananthapuram (2016 – till date)
  • Assistant Professor, University College, Thiruvananthapuram (2013 – till date)
  • Assistant Professor, Government College, Nedumangad (2010 – 2013)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Convenor, UGC Nodal Office
  • Member, Research Committee, University College
  • Member, Academic Committee (English), SN Open University
  • Member of ELTAI,
  • Member Editor of international, peer reviewed literary journal Littcrit: An Indian Response to Literature.

Extension Activities

  • Organised an international conference on Australian Bushfires in Sep. 15-17, 2021in collaboration with Centre for Australian Studies, University of Kerala, IASA, and Littcrit.

Positions Held

  • MPhil Coordinator 2021-22, University College
  • Member of NAAC Reaccreditation and IQAC committee 2018, University College
  • Convenor of Guidance and Counselling cell, Govt.College ,Nedumangad.(2010-11)
  • Member of Discipline and Anti Ragging cell, (2011 -12), Govt.College, Nedumangad.
  • Member of NAAC Committee and PTA executive, ( 2010-11) Govt.College,Nedumangad.
  • Staff editor of college magazine, 2012-13, Govt.College, Nedumangad
  • NSS Programme Officer 2011-12, Govt.college, Nedumangad.
  • ASAP external panelist for the recruitment of SDE, 2013.
  • Resource person for curriculum revision, preparation of textbooks and question papers for KSLMA and SCERT, Govt of Kerala till date .
  • Member of the expert committee for scrutiny of complaints, KPSC.(2015-19)
  • Resource person for content development for SDE, University of Kerala and SN Open University.
  • Resource person for syllabus revision of MPhil Programme , 2019 and PG Programme, 2022.
  • Resource person for UGC SAP national workshop on Diaspora Studies, University of Kerala, Nov.2013.

Invited Talks

  • Invited talk at the national seminar on ‘Literature and Life’ at St.Jerome’s College, Nagercoil titled ” Beyond the Page: The Connection between Literature and Real Life.” on 12 April 2023.
  • Invited Talk titled “Bridging the Gap : Higher Secondary and Higher Education ” at the Higher Secondary Teacher’s Transformation Programme organised jointly by Higher Secondary Directorate and Dept. of English, University College on January 2023.

Research Project

  • Minor Research Project titled “Stepping Across the Line: Bestial Imagery in Salman Rushdie ‘s Novels” (2013-14 ) completed and submitted.

Research Statistics

  • Research Supervisor of MPhil and PhD programs
  • Ongoing PhD – 4,  Awarded – 1 ,
  • MPhil Awarded  – 7