Dilip Barad

Associate Professor
Male, 49 Years|Bhavnagar - 364002, India

Member since: Mar 07, 2009

Last active on: Nov 08, 2013 at 09:52 PM (EST)

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About Dilip Barad

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Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Indian Writing in English (Bachelor of Arts: English)
Language of Instruction: English, Hindi
Literary Theory and Criticism (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Poststructuralism, New Criticism, Aristotle
Comparative Literature (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Cultural Studies (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Postcolonial Studies (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Teaching Experience

Associate Professor

Bhavnagar University, Gujarat, India

Feb 1997 - Present

Literature English, American Literature, Indian Writing English, Critical Theories and Criticism, Business Language, Functional English

Lecturer

JJCET Commerce & BBA College, India

Feb 1997 - Jun 2007

Business Communication, Communication Skills, English Grammar and Composition

Education

Ph.D. (English Literature)

Saurashtra University, India

Dec 2001 - Jan 2005

Professional Exams & Certifications

Webskills for Teachers

University of Oregon, Oregon, United States

Year Of Passing: 2010

Gujarat State Eligibility Test (UGC - GSET)

University Grant Commission - UGC (India), Gujarat, India

Year Of Passing: 2008

Certificate in Computing (CIC)

IGNOU, India

Year Of Passing: 2008

Associations & Membership
ELTAI
Tamil nadu, India
Nov 2008 - Present

President of Bhavnagar Chapter of ELTAI.

IndiaCALL - An Affiliate to AsiaCALL
Gujarat, India
Apr 2007 - Present

Sectretary

Publications and Research
THe Women Characters in the novels of THomas Hardy
Dilip Barad

This book studies Thomas Hardy’s portrayal of women in the Victorian period in England, still struggling for their essential human rights. Victorian women were willing to struggle for emancipation, even if it meant dying for it. They had to live under many societal constraints, which kept them subservient and shackled to their relationships. When women struggled for independence and vitality, they were crushed by an unbending Victorian society whose mores did not encourage personal growth and empowerment of women. The women characters—both major and minor—from all of Hardy’s fourteen novels have been presented and laid before the readers to offer a clear view of the female struggle and subjugation. Another important aspect of Hardy’s women characters presented in this book is about the human predicament. The women in Thomas Hardy’s novels appear to have no dominance over their demeanour or their destiny. Hardy’s women struggle, seldom winning, often losing, but they are not docile puppets to be manoeuvred. Their resistance emerges in their character. This book attempts to resurrect Hardy’s heroines and restore to them the honour and charisma which Hardy sees as their birthright, but which the male-dominated world they inhabit seeks to deny them—both within and beyond the novel.

Experimenting ICT in Teaching
Dilip Barad

A gale of change is blowing in the pedagogy of English Language Teaching (ELT) ICT has initiated new possibilities into the classroom. The role of the teacher, the nature and context of learning, as well as the function and relative importance of course content have all been challenged and redefined. This research paper aims at sharing practical experiments with ICT in teaching English language and literature. It deals with the pragmatic aspects of using ICT with the student community of Business Management and Humanities. The extensive use of web 2.0 components, internet, blogs, e-groups, SMSs, emails, socializing portals, e-dictionaries, e-encyclopedia, power point presentations, webcasting, and audio-video, as teaching tools have been made in the classroom. The student community was motivated to make use of cyber cafes and GPRS mobiles to interact with the teacher. The paper is divided in two parts. The First part of the paper deals with the experiments carried out to develop Business English skills. The second part is dedicated to teaching literature while the third part deals with general inferences of these experiments, its limitations and opportunities.

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