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Prof. Ajay Kumar Shukla

Professor and Head, Department of English
1 M.A.EnglishLucknow University1995
2 PhDAfrican- American FictionLucknow University2002
  • African-American Fiction
  • Indian English Literature
  • Literary Theory
S.NO.DesignationCollege/InstituteFromToTotal Exp.
1 ProfessorDDU, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur14/10/1998 29/09/2022 (Till) 23 Years 11 Months


UG Experience: 24 Year(s)
  • British Poetry
  • Literary Movements

PG Experience: 24 Year(s)
  • British Poetry and Drama
  • Indian English Literature
  • Popular Literatures in English


Total Research Experience: 19 Years
  • African-American Fiction
  • Indian English Literature
  • Literary Theory
1 Member, Editorial Board, POORVA, Souvenir, Convocation, 2006 D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
2 Member, Editorial Board, Parispand, Souvenir,30thConvocation,Sep.21,2011,
D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
3 Member, Editorial Board (English) Humanities and Social Sciences, Inter disciplinary Approach: A Half Yearly Multilingual Research Journal (ISSN 0975-7090)
4 Member, Editorial Board, Parispand, Souvenir, 31st Convocation, October, 2012, D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
5 Member, Editorial Board, Souvenir ,87th All India Vice Chancellors' Meet.
6 Member, Editorial Board ,OasisISSN 0975-4334)
7 Member, Editorial Board ,Ruminations(ISSN 2229-6751)
8 Member, Advisory Board ,Critical Paradigm(ISSN 2249-5665)
9 Member, Advisory Board, Indian Research Spectrum(ISSN 0976-5964) 
10 Editor ,Souvenir, Abhyuday,  Gorakhpur Mahotsav
( 11-13 January, 2018).
11 Member college development Council Dr. RML Awadh university. 
12 External member, Board of studies, Dr. R.M.L. Awadh university, Faizabad.
13 External member, Board of studies, CSJM University, Kanpur.
14 External member, RDC, Dr. R.M.L. Awadh University, Faizabad
15 External member, RDC, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly.
16 External member, RDC, Jananayak Chandrashekhar University, Ballia
17 External member, RDC,Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP
18 Editor, Souvenir, Abhyuday,  Gorakhpur Mahotsav ( 12-13 January, 2021).
19 External member, Board of studies, Central University of Gujrat.
20 External member, Board of studies, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP
21 Member,Board of studies, Dept. of English, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
  • Currently Enrolled: 6
  • Awarded:              10

S.NO.Scholar NameThesis TitleYear of Award
1 Diwakar Tiwari“From Subservience to Militancy: A Critical Perspective on the Theme of Racial Discrimination and Racial Violence in the fiction of Richard Wright”.2008
2 Sneha Lata PandeyThe Image of Black Woman in the novels of Toni Morrison2008
3 Namrata Pandey“The Integration of Social, Political and National Crises in the novels of Nayantara Sahgal”.2010
4 Sandeep Rao Gautam“Portrayal of Indian Social Life in the novels Kamala Markandaya”2013
5 Raj Kumar Mishra“Socio-Political Themes in the Selected Plays of Vijay Tendulkar”2013
6 Bhardwaj Shukla“Cultural Dilemmas and Displacements in the Fictional Writings of Jhumpa Lahiri”2013
7 Kushhar Sahani“Myth, History and, Folklore in the Selected Plays of Girish Karnad”2014
8 Tulika Tripathi“Things Falling Apart: Culture and Colonialism in the novels of Chinua Achebe”2016
9 Bajrangi Lal Gupta“Marriage, Tradition and Autonomy: Women's Odyssey of Liberation in Manju Kapur's Novels”2017
10 Shilpi Chaudhari“Social Realism in the novels of Upamanyu Chatterjee”2018

Administrative Responsibility

S.NO.DescriptionFromToYear & Month
1 President, Athletic Association04/07/202006/08/20211 Year 1 Month
2 Public Relations Officer(PRO)18/11/201804/07/20202 Year 4 Month
3 NC Hostel Warden10/12/201806/06/20213 Year 6 Month
4 Coordinator, National Service Scheme(NSS)26/11/201229/06/20175 Year 5 Month
5 Coordinator , Classes for preparation for UGC-NET05/09/201125/11/20121 Year 2 Month

Awards & Fellowships

S.NO.TitleDescriptionAwarding Institute/BodyAward Date
1 Best Coordinator NSSStateHigher Education Department , UP11/07/2019
2 National Award for immense contribution in the field of AcademicsNationalNews Ink Media Group18/07/2016
3 Immense contribution in the field of higher education and National Education Policy 2020 Implementation StateGovernment of Uttar Pradesh05/09/2021
4 Exemplary work in Voter Awareness ProgramStateElection Commission of India25/01/2014
5 Exemplary and outstanding contribution in Voter Awareness ProgramStateElection Commission of India25/01/2016
6 Remarkable contribution in SVEEP activitiesStateElection Commission of India25/10/2017

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