PRINCIPAL

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SSC - Prof.John Varghese
PROF. JOHN VARGHESE


CURRICULUM VITAE

JOHN VARGHESE

principal@ststephens.edu

Educational Qualifications
  • Doctorate in English Literature, from the English and Foreign Languages University (formerly Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages), Hyderabad, India.
  • Phil in English Language and Literature from the Madras Christian College, Chennai, India.
  • Master of Arts in English Literature from the Loyola College, Chennai, India.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the Loyola College, Chennai, India.
  • Diplome in French from the Alliance Française, Chennai., India.
Work Experience includes teaching, research and research supervision, materials production print, audio and audiovisual.

Principal, St Stephen’s College, Delhi. As Principal I am responsible for the day-to-day academic and administrative aspects of the College, including overall financial responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities occupy much of my time, however despite the tight schedule, I have been teaching one course in Media & Communication since 2016. I have also lectured on aspects of International Relations, Educational Policy, English Literature and Educational Administration in general.

Head, Department of Communication, EFL University. I teach courses on Media, Communication, Radio Broadcasting and Literature at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFL University) for undergraduates (BA), post-graduates (MA) and specialized teacher-training programmes. (1996 to 2006 and from 2009 to February 2016).

  • Taught English Language and Literature at George Mason University, Ras Al Khaimah campus, United Arab Emirates, to undergraduate students, from August 2006 to July 2009.
  • Taught English Language and Literature to undergraduate students at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, India (1990 – 1993).
  • Taught English language to undergraduate students at Loyola Evening College, Chennai India (1990).
  • Taught government officials in Cambodia, on behalf of the Government of India, an English language proficiency course (June 2004).
b) Research & Research Supervision
  • Supervised two M Phil research projects in the areas of British & XVIII century British Fiction.
  • Was joint supervisor for two Ph D research projects on British and American fiction, respectively.
  • Article in Languaging – Refereed journal on English language and Literature - on English Language Teaching.
c) Materials/Materials Production
  • Edited Tess of the d’Ubervilles: A Student’s Edition. (Orient Black Swan, India, 2013)
  • Co-authored The Basics of Spoken English for beginners of Spoken English. (YFC Youth Development Centre, Hyderabad, India, 2012)
  • Co-authored Strengthen Your English a college level English Language Text Book for the Students of JN technical University, Kakinda, India. (Maruthi Publications, 2010)
  • Co-authored Contemporary Literary Theory: A Student’s Companion (Macmillan,India, 2001).
  • Scripted and produced thirty audio programmes in English which were broadcast over AIR (All India Radio), Hyderabad.
  • Scripted and produced two television programmes for learners of English, commissioned by the University Grants Commission. These programmes went on to become the Official Selection from India for the educational documentary film festival at Pietrasanta, Italy in 2007. Also the best entry in the UGC-CEC documentary film festival, Goa.
  • Voice-overs for over a hundred short films which include UGC educational films, documentary films and a few ad films.
  • Assisted in the production and evaluation of NELTS - an INDIA-wide English language proficiency test.
d) Administrative Responsibilities

    Currently Principal, St Stephen's College, Delhi. 110007. 2016 onwards. The responsibilities involved with this position are comprehensive and cover all aspects of the College with regard to academics, administration and financial. The Principal represents the College at University and Ministry- level meetings. The position also entails discussions with agencies at national and international levels with partnering institutions. Since 2016 the College has been aggressively promoting a digital transformation in College. An IT department was established and an in-house communication system (Academic Management Portal) was developed for the exclusive use of the College academic community. The Principal is also involved in launching new programmes of study, one of which is the slew of courses in Public Policy, Administration and International Relations. Several other courses have also been planned under the proposal for autonomy for the College. The Principal is Patron for the Alumni Association of St Stephen’s College and since 2017 has been very pro-active on promoting a healthy relationship between alumni and the College. This has led to the establishment of several alumni chapters including a few a Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Despite the 24x7 engagement with such matters I have been able to engage, in a limited manner with academic teaching as well.

One of the responsibilities of the Principal is to ensure the continued legacy of the College which is excellence and service. To this end the Principal is called on several occasions by numerous institutions and agencies to deliver lectures, talks and addresses. Over the past five years there have been several such invitations too numerous to list here.
The Principal also serves on the Governing Bodies and the EC of two state Universities and a central University.

  • Deputy Dean, International Relations, EFL University. 2014 to 2016.
  • Dean in charge, International Relations, EFL University :2012 to 2013. Responsibilities included initiating preliminary discussions for academic collaborations between EFL University and other Universities. These collaborations included student and faculty exchanges, student study trips to partnering Universities and academic collaborations. Over twelve Universities from Europe, USA, and Asian regions currently participate in the international programme and continue to do so. We are in the process of linking up with several other universities, after due diligence.
  • Dean, School of Communication, EFL University: 2012 to 2014. Academic and administrative decisions at graduate, masters and research levels.
  • Protocol Officer, EFL University: Responsible for all activities involving protocol. 2012 to date. Receiving of VVIPs, VIPs and foreign and official delegations. Also authored the first ever Protocol Handbook for the EFL University.
  • Placement Officer, EFL University: 2010 – 2011: A very successful tenure with corporate establishments coming to campus for recruitment for the first time in a large way. Over 120 placements in a batch of 900 outgoing students. Brought in several new innovations like preparatory lectures for candidates and a database for recruiters.
  • Warden, Tagore International Men’s Hostel, EFL University.
    Between 2009 and 2010 was the Warden for the Tagore International Men’s Hostel. Introduced several new procedures and systems which are still in use at the hostel.
e) Corporate Training
  • Conducted several training programmes in Communication Skills/English Language for Government Agencies in India including Prasar Bharati and National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad.
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SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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SOCIETIES
The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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This section is getting a makeover. We request you to visit tomorrow. Old links will be changed.
Please complete all application procedures for Undergraduate Courses
on/before 17TH JUNE, 2016
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All technical related queries can be sent to
it@ststephens.edu
INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)