Nishant Kumar Profile

Mr. Nishant Kumar

Assistant Professor,

Centre for Chinese Studies and Research

School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

Central University of Gujarat

Gandhinagar-382030

Gujarat, India

E-mail: nishant.kumar@cug.ac.in

Mobile: +91-7048823039

Academic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing Ph.D.in the field of Chinese Literature, Department of Foreign Languages, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • 2013: Master of Literature(3 Year Research Program, Equivalent to M.Phil.), College of Literature, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China.

    Specialization: Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Major: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics).

    Dissertation: “A Research on Difficulties Often Faced by Indian Students while Learning Beginner Level Chinese with Analysis and Counter Measures”.

  • 2010: M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature,Department of Foreign Languages, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • 2007: B.A. (Hons.) in Chinese,Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • 2003: Intermediate Science,St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi.
  • 2001: High School,Netarhat Residential School, Netarhat, Jharkhand.

Area of Interest:

  • Chinese Literature, Culture and Linguistics.

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, since September 2015, at Centre for Chinese Studies and Research, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, India.
  • Teaching Assist (Chinese), 2014-2015, Department of Foreign Languages, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • Chinese Language Teacher, 2007-2008, Academy of Foreign Language, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India.

Publications:

  • “Varanasi and Chinese Travelers”. Current Journal: Journal for All Research. Vol. 3(9), January-March. 2016, pp 42-49. ISSN: - 2348-6228.
  • “Peking Opera: Features and the Course of Development”. The Voice. Vol. III, No. III, September. 2016, ISSN: - 2348-6708.

Papers and Presentations:

  • “Changing Face of Beijing Opera through the Years” in the International Conference on Theatre and other Performing Arts: Aesthetics, Polity, Economy, History and Space, March 2016, Department of Performing Arts, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India.
  • “The Influence and Contribution of Buddhism to Chinese Language and Literature” in the Interdisciplinary International Seminar on Buddhism, Culture/Literature & the Constitution of India, December 2014, Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • Participated as a delegate discussant in Sino-Indian University Students Forum-I and II, May 2009 and April 2013 respectively, organized by Centre for South Asian Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  • “Varanasi through the Eyes of Chinese Travelers” in the National Seminar on Geographies of Varanasi and Environs, March 2016, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Invited Presentations and Lectures:

  • (2017) Beginner’s Chinese: A Study on Difficulties Often Faced by Indian Learners” in a National Seminar on “Chinese Language Learning”, at AEC Training College & Centre, Pachmarhi, India, 14-15 February.

Workshops/Training Programme:

  • 15 days’ National workshop on Research Methodology in Humanities, April 2015, organized by Parashwanath Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, India.
  • 8 days’ International Training Program for Teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language, April 2015, organized at Cheena-Bhavana, Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Received Certificate of Merit and B.H.U. Gold Medal for standing First in M.A. (Chinese), 2011.
  • Received Scholarship by China Scholarship Council (CSC) to pursue three years Master of Literature Degree in Shenyang Normal University, China, 2010.
  • Participated in teaching competition at the University level in the year 2012 at Shenyang Normal University and secured the second prize.
  • Selected as a member of the Indian Delegation to participate in the “Sino-Indian University Students Forum- I & II”, a forum organized in Beijing by Centre for India studies, Peking University in May, 2009 and April 2013 respectively.
  • Awarded Certificate of Merit by State Education-Research and Training Council, Bihar in 2001.
  • Awarded Scholarship from Bihar Government for Secondary Education as selected for the Netarhat Residential School in 1997.

Languages Known:

  • Hindi, English, Chinese and Italian.