Dr. Usha Vikram Kaushik

General Information
Personal Information
Phone No: 
02762-089094
E-Mail Address: 
usha.kaushik@ganpatuniversity.ac.in
Present Designation: 
Assistant Professor
Name of College/Institute: 
V. M.Patel College of Management Studies
Adress: 
V. M. Patel College of Management Studies Ganpat University, Kherva
Name of Department: 
BBA

Dr. Usha Kaushik is working as Assistant Professor  of English Language and Literature at  V. M. Patel College of Management Studies, Ganpat University. She has done her Ph.D. on ‘The Novels of Kamala Markandaya: A Study in Cultural Colonialism.’ Her areas of interest are - Communication Skills, Soft Skills, English Language and Literature. She has published a number of research papers in National and International Journals. Her published papers display a wide  spectrum, such as Business Communication, Soft Skills, Film Adaptation, Indian English Literature, Post Colonial Writings, and Afro-American Literature, etc. Apart from successfully guiding two Doctoral Dissertations and eight M.Phil Scholars, four Ph.D. Scholars are presently working under her supervision. In addition to  teaching and research, she is fruitfully engaged in several activities like English language training for students and admin staff, editing journal, reviewing and proofreading of research papers, reports and theses.

Education Qulification: 
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear of PasssingGrade
Ph.D.
English
Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan
2010
M.A.
English
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
1997
B+
B.A.
English
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
1994
B+

Academic Performance

OC/RC/STTP/WORKSHOP/INDUSTRIAL Training: 
Title of STTPPlaceDurationSponsoring Agency
Orientation Program
Academic Staff College, Gujarat University,Ahmedabad
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 to Thursday, November 24, 2011
UGC
Refresher Program ‘Achievement Motivation in Education’
Academic Staff College, Gujarat University,Ahmedabad
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Sunday, November 27, 2016
UGC
MANAGEMENT TEACHER 2015 NEW AGE TEACHER
V.M.Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University
Monday, July 2, 2012
Association of Indian Management Schools
National Case Writing Workshop
V.M.Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University, Kherva
Thursday, March 15, 2007 to Saturday, March 17, 2007
Ganpat University, Kherva
Enhancing Learning through Technology, 18-19 December 2009
VPMP Polytechnic Gandhinagar
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 to Thursday, November 19, 2009
VPMP Polytechnic Gandhinagar
Writing Research Paper
V.M. Patel Institute of Management
Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, January 30, 2016
Centre for Advanced Research Studies
Contemporary Trends in Research Methodology
Department of English School of Languages, Gujarat University
Thursday, March 12, 2020
UGC
STTP/WORKSHOP/TECHANICAL EVENT/CONFERENCE organized: 
Title of EventPlaceDurationPosition HeldSponsoring Agency
Understanding Communication Gap through Language Games’
VMPCMS
Friday, October 18, 2019
Co-ordinator
VMPCMS
Co-curricular Activities: 
Title: 
News letter
Position Held: 
Co-ordinator
Title: 
Annual Report
Position Held: 
Co-ordinator
Title: 
English Proficiency Improvement Cell
Position Held: 
Co-ordinator
Title: 
Ph.D. Program
Position Held: 
Co-ordinator
Title: 
M.Phil Program
Position Held: 
Co-ordinator
Period: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 to Friday, June 30, 2017
Extra Curricular Activities: 
TitlePosition HeldPeriod
Continuing Education Unit VMPCMS
Co-coordinator
Cultural Program
Co-ordinator
Sunday, July 1, 2007 to Sunday, April 15, 2012
Ganpat University Training for English Proficiency
Co-ordinator and Trainer
Ganpat University English Language Testing System
Trainer
Ganpat University Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (GUJARISSH)
Associate Editor and Proof reader
Ganpat University Journal of Research
Reviewer and Proof Reader
Ganpat University Journal of Research
Member of Editorial Support Team
Ganpat University News letter
Member of Editorial Support Team
Ganpat University Annual Report
Member of Editorial Support Team
Ganpat University, Sankhipti
Member of Editorial Team
Paper published in journal/procedings: 
Title
Kamala Markandaya’s Possession : A Tale of Imperialism
Kamala Markandaya’s Novel The Nowhere Man is a Story of Displacement and Racism
A Study of Miseries Felt by Dalits in Mulk Raj Anand’s Novel Untouchable
Use of Smart Phone: Teaching and Learning Revolution
Analyzing The Guide as an Indian Screen Adaptation
Importance of Ancient Medical Science in Amish Tripathi’s Meluha
Family as an Integral Part in Identitity Formation and Self Definition
Displacement of Elijah in The Fifth Mountain’
‘Women Suffering from Identity Crisis: A Study of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughter and Custody’
‘Dollar Bahu: A Study in Perspective of Indian Values’
Kaushik, Usha (2018). Current Trend of Mythological-Historical Fiction in Indian English Literature and Amish Tripathi’s The Immortal of Meluha and the Secretes of The Nagas: A Study’ Journal of Advance and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education an Inte
Paper presented in conference/workshops/symposia: 
Title of Paper PresentedTitle of Conference/Organizer/PlaceDate of EventNational / International / Regional
A Study of Miseries Felt by Outcaste Downtroddens in Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable’
Dalit Literature: Social and Literary Perspectives,organized by Shri B. P. Brahmbhatt Arts and M. H. Guru Commerce College, K. I. Patel Educational Campus ,Unjha
Thursday, March 7, 2013 to Friday, March 8, 2013
National
Role of Social Media in Education
Education-From Neolithic India to Contemporary World,organized by JG Campus, Ahmedabad
Monday, January 25, 2016
International
Portrayal of Female Characters in William Shakespeare’s Select Plays
Rethinking and Re-framing Shakespeare and the Renaissance, organized by the Department of English, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan
Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Sunday, March 27, 2016
National
A Comparative Analysis of Students’ Preference on Effective Method of Learning English: Grammar Translation Method and Direct Method
Recent Trends of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Organized by Swami Narayanswarup B.Ed. College Ankleshwar
Sunday, March 4, 2018
National
An Experiment to Measure Effectiveness of Teaching English through text- based video clips
Post Method Pedagogy in English Classroom
Friday, February 7, 2020 to Saturday, February 8, 2020
National
Book published as single author or editor: 
Book Title, Editor & PublisherISSN/ISBN NoYearWhether you are the main author?Whether Peer Reviewed?
Learn With Fun
ISBN-978-81-932927-6-1
2017
Yes
No
Invited lectures at state/national/international seminar/conferences: 
Date of Event
Friday, August 31, 2018
Ongoing research projects/consultancies: 
Period
August, 2018
Completed research projects/consultancies: 
Period
Friday, August 31, 2018
GUIDANCE PROVIDED TO UG/PG/M.Phil/Ph.DSTUDENTS: 
Name
Ankita A. Desai (Ph.D.)
Krupa Raval (Ph.D.)
Dharmagna Joshi (Ph.D.)
Meghal B. Brahmbhatt (Ph.D.)
Uday Bhatt
Ramila Senama
Jashoda Pateliya
Chandrakant Parmar
Mohd.Tareeq B.Malik
Kaushal Parekh
Binal Shah
Kamlesh Patel
Achievements: 
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