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Name Dr. Jayeshkumar L. Mandanka
Designation Associate Professor
Academic Qualifications Ph.D., M.Phil. M.A., B.A.
Teaching Experience 18 years
Email jayeshkumar.mandanka@gujgov.edu.in
Specialization English Literature
Area of research / Interest Comparative Literature, TranslationStudies, Indian Writing in English and Indian Aesthetics, Diaspora studies, Cultural Studies
Address 1404, F Block, Sardar Patel Nagar, Shastrinagar, Naranpura, Ahmedabad – 380013

Publications

A research article on “Pathway to Paramanand as revealed in the Vachanamrut” published in Anand-MimamsaAkshar Publication. (ISBN: 978-93-85271-51-9, February, 2016).

Article on “Akshardham: Revival of Ancient Temple Art & Craft” published in Journal of Multi-Disciplinary, KCG, Government of Gujarat in April-May 2016 (ISSN 2279-0268).

Article on “Mrutyu: Bihamanu Ke Sohamanu” published in Mrutyunavividhswar, Parshwa Publication in 2016. (ISBN : 978-93-5108-727-4)

Article on “NariSashaktikarannaPraneta-Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan” published in GurjarNarinaNavalaRoopNavbharatSahityaMandir in 2016. (ISBN : 978-93-5198-141-1)

Article on “Vachanamrut Dwishatabdi Parve” published in Vishvvihar (ISSN 23216999, Sept 2019).

Article on “The Role of Guru in Shishya’s Life” published in Innovative Perspectives on Body, Mind & Soul by Akshar Book Agency (ISBN 97893-86640-66-6, 2019).

Article on “Prasthantrayinabhashyakar” published in Vishvvihar (ISSN 23216999, Feb 2020).

Article on “The role of Bhargavad Gita in the time of crisis like Coronavirus pandemic” published in LangLit- An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal (Impact Factor 5.61, ISSN 2349-5189) June 2020.

Article on “Swaminarayan Sampradayna Viral Paramhans Sadguru Muktanandswami” published in Prabuddh Jivan ISSN 2454-7697, Aug 2020.

Article on “The Global Impact of ‘SatsangDiksha’ (A Text Emerged From a Small Hamlet During Pandemic): A Case Study” published in LangLit- An International Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal (Impact Factor 5.61, ISSN 2349-5189) October 2021.

Paper presented

Presented a research paper on “Viewing Girish Karnad’sTaledandin a Dalit Perspective” presented at National Seminar on “Indian Dalit Literature” Sponsored by U.G.C. (W.R.O.) Pune and Organized by Anand Arts College, Anand (8-9 March 2008).

Presented a research paper on “Shikshapatri: Spiritualism to create perfect global citizens” presented at National Seminar on “Global Village: Society, Culture and Literature” Sponsored by U.G.C. and held at NaliniArvind and T V Patel Arts College, Vallabhvidyanagar. (07-08 December 2008).

Presented a research paper on “Why Ethics in Education?” presented at National Seminar on “Ethics and Human Rights: Developing Values and Sensitivity” Sponsored by U.G.C. and held at H.A. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad (20-21 September 2008).

Presented a research paper presented on “BAPS: A Confluence of Ancient Values and Modern Higher Education” at National Seminar on “Value Based Higher Education” Organized by L. D. Arts College, Ahmedabad, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University and Shiksha Sanskruti UtthanNyas, New Delhi (21 November 2009).

Presented a research paper on “BAPS Diaspora: Great Contribution to Motherland” presented at International Seminar on “Gujarati Diaspora on Global Platform: Perceptions, Contribution & Experiences” Organized by Centre for Indian Diaspora, Department of Sociology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabhvidyanagar. (9th January 2010).

Presented a research paper on ‘The Problems of Teaching English in the 21st Century in India’at the International Seminar on ‘Education for 21stCenturry Skills: Choice and Challenges’ organized by the Waymade College of Education, VallabhVidyanagar on 16th October, 2011.

Presented a research paper on “Higher Education: For Life or Living?” presented in the UGC National Seminar on “Higher Education: Global Issues and Challenges” organized by Samarpan Arts & Commerce College, Gandhinagar on December 31, 2011 & January 1, 2012.

Presented a paper on “Sahajanand Swami: Need of the Time” presented in the National Seminar Organized by The Gujarat ItihasParishad, Ahmedabad, B.J. Institute of Learning and Research, Ahmedabad and BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi on “Shri Sahajanand Swami and the Swaminarayan Sampraday : Historical, Social and Cultural Perspectives” during 1st-3rd March, 2013.

Presented a research paper presented on ‘Akshardham: Revival of Ancient Temple Art and Craft’ in the Seminar & Workshop on “Art Education” organized by Lalit Kala Akademi(National Academy of Arts), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi during 21-24 January,2014.

Presented a research paper on “Othello: A Tragedy of Human Love” presented in 18th International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology at Smt. L & C Mehta (GLS) Arts College, Ahmedabad during 1st-3rd March,2014.

Presented a research paper on “Unique Tradition of Utmost Care and Sacrifice for Devotees” presented in the International Conference Organized by the MS University of Baroda, The Gujarat ItihasParishad, Ahmedabad, B.J. Institute of Learning and Research, Ahmedabad and BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, New Delhi on “Shri Sahajanand Swami and the SwaminarayanSampraday : Historical, Social and Cultural Perspectives” during 1st-4th August, 2014.

Presented a research paper on “Pathway to Paramanand as Revealed in Vachanamrut” presented in the National Seminar on Anand-Mimamsa: Sahitya, Kala aurVijnanaKeParipreksya men Organized by B. D. Arts College, Ahmedabad on 7-8 February, 2016.

Presented a research paper on “Ideology of Ambedkar” presented in the National Seminar Organized by Dept. of Social Justice, Govt. of Gujarat, Gujarat State SC-ST College and University Teachers’ Association and Gujarat University Area Teachers’ Association (GUATA) on 3rd April 2016.

Presented a Research Paper on “AbhinavBhashyakarBhadreshachary” in a Two-Day International Seminar on Veda-Upanishad held on 20-21 January, 2018 organized by B.D. Arts College, Ahmedabad and Arya Samaj, Thaltej, Ahmedabad.

Presented a Research Paper on “Aksharpurushottam Darshan: 21mee Sadinu Abhinav Bhashya” in the State Level Seminar on GujaratnaDarshanikPravaho held on 28 January, 2018 organized by Department of Philosophy, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and Tattvajnan VikasVartul, Gujarat.

Presented a Research Paper on “RutasyaYatha Pret. Yajurved (7/45)” in a One-Day National Seminar on VednaSutratmakVakyo held on 31 January, 2018 organized by Smt. L & C Mehta Arts College, Ahmedabad and VedsabhaKochrab Ashram, Ahmedabad.

Presented a Research Paper on “Rabindranath Tagore: Nationalism Beyond His Nation” in the International Conference on “Language, Literature and Nationalism” held on 24-25 February, 2018 jointly organized by the Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Gandhinagar and Government Arts College, Gandhinagar.

Presented a Research Paper on “Inevitability of Aksharbrahman on the Path of Moksha” in the International Conference on “AksharpurushottamDarshan: shastr, itihasaurdainiksadhanaakesandarbh me” held on 10-12 June, 2018 organized by AARSH Research Center, SwaminarayanAkshardham, Gandhinagar.

Presented a Research Paper on “Sustenance of Language & Culture through Discourses in BAPS Diaspora in UK” in a Two-Day International Conference on Indian Diaspora, Emerging Issues and Challenges held on 20-21 December, 2019 organized by Centre for Indian Diaspora, P.G. Department of Sociology, Sardar Patel University, VallabhVidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Presented a paper on “The role of Bhargavad Gita in the time of crisis like Coronavirus pandemic” in the International Web Conference on “The Role of Literature in the Time of Crisis like Coronavirus Pandemic” organized by the department of English, ShivajiMahavidyalayUdgir, Maharastra in collaboration with S.R.T.M. University, Nanded during 10-11 June, 2020.

Presented a Research Paper on “Meaning of Self-Reliance with reference to Indian Culture” in the Virtual Seminar on “AatmaNirbharta: Holistic Perspectives” held on 16th June, 2020 organized by IQAC and Department of Psychology, Gujarat Arts & Commerce College (Eve) Ahmedabad.

Presented a paper on ‘The Global Impact of SatsangDiksha(A Text emerged from a Small Hamlet During Pandemic)- A Case Study’ in the Two-day International E-Conference on Emerging Trends in Literature and Language organized jointly by the Departments of English of Hislop College, Nagpur, J. M. Patel Arts, Commerce & Science College, Bhandara and Smt. Binzani Mahila College, Nagpur on 4 & 5 October, 2021.

Lectures Delivered

Delivered lectures on ‘Handling the Devil – Social Media’ and on ‘Impact of Company’ as a part of The Integrated Personality Development Course (IPDC) in more than 9 Universities which benefitted more than 200 colleges and around 25,000 students.

Delivered a lecture on ‘DELL and KMPF’ at Samarpan Arts and Commerce College, GandhinagarOn 27th June, 2009.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Tagore’s Post Office’ at BISAG on SANDHAN (All Gujarat Integrated Classroom) in Live Television Lecture Series on (01/02/2014).

Delivered a lecture on ‘Reported Speech’ at BISAG on SANDHAN (All Gujarat Integrated Classroom) in Live Television Lecture Series on (01/02/2014).

Delivered a lecture on ‘Higher Education and English Studies: A Personal Perspective’ at Samarpan Arts and Commerce College, Gandhinagar on January 22, 2011.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Internet Vagere Technology: Ashirvaad Ke Abhishaap’ at AARSH, Gandhinagar on 23rd June, 2012.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Aesthetics’ during Student’s Development Programme at Samarpan Arts and Commerce College, Gandhinagar on September 14, 2018.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Let’s Become Ideal’ at ‘Let’s Become Ideal’ Training Programme organized for all the teachers of Tapi District by D.E.O. Vyara, Dist. Tapi. on 11th Sept. 2017.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Let’s Become Ideal’ at ‘Let’s Become Ideal’ Training Programme organized for all the teachers of Anand District by D.E.O. Anand, Dist. Anand. on 25th Sept. 2018.

Delivered a lecture on ‘Teaching Listening’ as part of “Online Refresher Course in English Language Teaching” offered on MOOC platform-SWAYAM under MHRD (ARPIT) 2018-2019 by MHRD- National Resource Centre of Gujarat University.

Delivered a lecture on ‘What is Research?’(an e-content modual in 4-quadrants) as part of Online Ph. D. Course Work (Gujarati) – 2020 – 2021 organized by MHRD- National Resource Centre of Gujarat University.

Delivered an inspirational speech to the youths at Shree Prajapati Pragati Mandal, Valsad on 22nd June, 2014.

Addressed mass gatherings on “Awareness against misuses of Mobile and internet technology” in BAPS Centers at Botad, Bhavnagar, Limbadi, Sarangpur and Gandhinagar in 2014.

Memberships

  • Life Member, Comparative Literature Association of India(CLAI)
  • Member, English Language Teachers’ Association of India.
  • Life Member, The Gujarat Itihas Parishad.
  • Life Member, Gujarat University English Teachers’ Association (GUETA).

Positions held

  • Member, Arts Faculty in MKBU, Bhavnagar:Appointed as member, Arts Faculty in Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar UnderSction 22(2A)-Faculty Co-option of the Arts faculty from 01/04/2021.
  • Empanelled for Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (Administrative Reforms and Training Division of GAD, Govt. of Gujarat) as a subject expert in English.
  • Approved Oral Examiner for BULATS Speaking Test Examination by Cambridge ESOL, UK.
  • Member, Editorial Board, GLS VOICE( News for Gujarat Law Society run all academic institutes)
  • Academic Counsellor of MA (English) at IGNOU.
  • Coordinator, SCOPE, MS Teams, Innovation Club at Smt. L & C Mehta Arts College, Ahmedabad.
  • Rendered services for English Language Review and Correction for the text book for Standard 12(Sociology) prepared and published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board, Gandhinagar during 2017-18

Other Achievements

  • Contributed as author for online Refresher Course in ELT prepared by MHRD-Mational Resource Centre, UGC HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and launched on SWAYAM.
  • Worked as a member of group of experts to prepare texts and exercises for Certificate and Diploma Courses prescribed for Govt. of Gujarat sponsored Digital English Language Laboratories (DELL).
  • Approved Drama Artist at ALL INDIA RADIO, Ahmedabad.
  • Passed various exams for excellence in Hindi, Sanskrit and Gujarati language.
  • Awarded many a times for Poetics, Dramatics and Elocution at State Level and University level.
  • Rendered service as voice-over artist for many audio- visual publications.
  • Performed as a Narrator or a Master of Ceremony for many national and international public performances.

Awards

Declared as THE ORATOR OF THE CITY by The Sports Club of Gujarat and The Divya Bhaskar.