Dr. Vinai Kumar Donthula Profile

Dr. Vinai Kumar Donthula

Assistant Professor

Centre for German Studies,

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE STUDIES

Email: vinaikumar20011@gmail.com

Alternate email: vinaikumar20011@rediffmail.com

Cell: +917698135749

Landline: 079-23243227

Qualifications:

  • M.A. in German from Karnatak University, Dharwad.
  • Passed NET.
  • Advanced Diploma in German from Osmania University.
  • Post graduate diploma in Planning and Management from University of Hyderabad.
  • B.Sc from Osmania University.
  • PhD from EFL University.

Dissertation(s):

  • Submitted dissertation titled "Deutschunterricht in Indien Einige Überlegungen zu den Problemen und Methoden" to Karnatak University, Dharwad towards partial fulfillment for the award of M.A. Degree.
  • Submitted dissertation titled “Translation of German proverbs into Telugu: Issues in Translation” to EFL University for the award of PhD degree.

Publication(s):

  • Compiled a German -- Telugu Proverbs glossary as part of a minor research project.
  • Paper titled ‘Cultural issues in translation’ in the book Enquires in Literature and Translation published by M/s Lakshi Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN No. of the book is: 978-93-82120-71-1.
  • Paper titled ‘German Translation Tradition’ in the book Studies in Literature and Translation published by M/s Lakshi Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN No. of the book is: 978-93-82120-44-5

Seminars Attended:

  • Attended the international conference on ‘Language, Society and Culture in Asian Contexts’ in Hyderabad organized by the University of Hyderabad, Mahasarakham University, Thailand in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore, India.
  • Attended the seminar on “Die Kunst des Unterrichtens –Unterrichten mit Kunst” conducted by Max Müller Bhavan, Bangalore.
  • Attended the InDaF Asian conference and participated in the seminar “Destination Geutsch” in New Delhi.
  • Presented a paper on Translation of German proverbs into Telugu in the 2nd national congress of the Telugu Linguists Forum conducted at University of Hyderabad.
  • Attended the seminar on Landeskunde im Deutschunterricht conducted by Max Müller Bhavan, Bangalore.
  • Attended the Seminar-cum-Workshop on translation of German texts into Indian languages conducted by EFL University, Hyderabad and translated a German story by Heinrich Böll into Telugu.
  • Attended the third congress of In DaF and participated in the seminar on "Kunst und Kultur im Unterricht" in Bangalore.
  • Attended the second congress of In DaF and participated in the seminar on "New Developments in the field of German Language teaching" in Trivandrum.
  • Attended the first congress of the Indo German Teachers Association (IGTA) and participated in the seminar on "Deutschunterrichten in Indien neue Perspektiven" in Delhi.
  • Attended seminar on "Mother Tongues and Language Learning" jointly conducted by Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad and Osmania University.
  • Attended session on "Märchen in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz und in Deutschland" conducted by swiss story teller of fairy tales Dr. Barbara Gobrecht at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad.
  • Attended "Excerpts Reading Session" of Swiss author Christian Haller for his award-winnig book "Trilogy of Remembrance" and had an interactive session with him at Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad.

Award(s):

  • Received letter of appreciation from the principals of Wipro e Peripherals Ltd., in Germany for the translation of their SL 300 manual from English to German.

Experience:

  • Working as Assistant Professor on regular basis since August 2012 in the Centre for German Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.
  • Taught German Language at Ramakrishna Math from July 2002 till July 17th 2007. Started teaching German after completing 'Advanced Diploma in German' from Ramakrishna Math in Jan' 2002.
  • Worked as Ad hoc Lecturer in German from 30th July, 2007 29th July 2008 and from 30th July 2008 to November 2009 as Guest Lecturer in the English and Foreign Languages University (formerly CIEFL), Hyderabad.
  • Worked as Guest Faculty for German in the Center for Study of Foreign Languages, University of Hyderabad from 12th January 2011 to 20th April 2011.
  • Worked as Guest Faculty for German in the Center for Study of Foreign Languages, University of Hyderabad from 15th July 2011 to 30th November 2011.
  • Worked as Invited Faculty for German in the Center for Study of Foreign Languages, University of Hyderabad from 2nd January 2012 to 10th May 2012.