Specialization: Hindi Criticism, Fiction, Ajneya and Nirala.
Email: shankhdharak [AT] gmail.com
M.A (Hindi, 1st Division with Rank), D.Phil. / Ph.D. (University of Allahabad, Allahabad),M.Phil. (Gold Medal), UGC- NET- JRF and SRF
UGC Associateship, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
JRF and SRF, UGC, New Delhi.
Sammelan Samman, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag.
Shatabdi Samman, Bihar Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Patna.
Gold Medal, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha.
02 Merit Certificates, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.
COURSES TAUGHT (as full paper) AT MANIPUR UNIVERSITY
Ancient and Medieval Poetry (HIN-101)
History of Hindi Literature (From beginning to Reetikal) (HIN-102)
Modern Poetry (HIN-201)
History of Hindi Literature (Adhunik Kaal) (HIN-202)
Hindi Prose (HIN-301)
Hindi Criticism and Critic (HIN-303)
Comparative Literature (HIN-304)
IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS AT MANIPUR UNIVERSITY:
Member Covid-19 Monitoring Task Force.
Member, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Club.
Member, Editorial Board Manipur University magazine.
Incharge, Official Language Cell.
Departmental Coordinator, IQAC.
Member – Syllabus Drafting Committee.
Convenor, Official Language Implementation Committee.
Member, Hindi Diwas Organising Committee.
IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS AT DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES / INSTITUTES
Worked as Examiner for Public Service Commission.
Invited as an Expert by Central Hindi Directorate, New Delhi (MHRD, Govt. of India) for its various programmes/ schemes.
Worked as an Expert for Central Institute of Hindi, Agra (MHRD, Govt. of India)
Evaluated Ph. D Theses and worked as paper setter for various Central and State Universities.
Invited as an Expert to select Contractual Teacher by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
TRAINING PROGRAMMES / WORKSHOPS / WINTER SCHOOL ATTENDED
1. Two weeks Refresher Course (Hindi) at University of Allahabad
2. Two weeks Winter School on Mahatma Gandhi: Life and Thought at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
3. Three weeks Refresher Course (Hindi) at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
4. Four weeks Orientation Programme at University of Allahabad, Allahabad (U.P)
Published 30 Research Articles on Litterateurs like Premchand, Ajneya, Nagarjun, Muktibodh, Bhavani Prasad Mishra, Dharmveer Bharti, Vidya Niwas Mishra, Shekhar Joshi, Kedar Nath Singh, Arun Kamal etc. in prestigious journals and anthologies.
INVITED LECTURES / DISTINGUISED LECTURES
Delivered invited Lectures as resource person/expert at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat), Dr. HS Gaur University Sagar (M.P), University of Hyderabad (A.P), University of Allahabad, Allahabad (U.P), Central Institute of Hindi, Agra (U.P), Mohanlal Sukhariya University, Udaipur (Rajasthan), North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya), Central Institute of Hindi (Agra) Regional Centre Hyderabad, Central Institute of Hindi (Agra) Regional Centre Shillong (Meghalaya), Assam University, Silchar, Sardar Patel University Anand (Gujarat), North Bengal University Siliguri Darjeelin (W.B), Mumbai University Mumbai (Maharastra), RTM Nagpur University (Maharastra), Vikram University, Ujjain, National Sports University, Imphal (Manipur)
INVITED LECTURES AT UGC HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE MANIPUR UNIVERSITY
Delivered invited Lecture on Literature and aesthetics in the Orientation Programme conducted by UGC - HRDC M.U.
Delivered invited Lecture in the Refresher Course (Hindi) conducted by UGC-HRDC M.U. on the following topics : i) Hindi Criticism ii) Contemporary Hindi Poetry iii) Contemporary Hindi Novel iv) Ajneya as a Poet and Critic.
Delivered invited Lecture on Research Methodology in Humanities in the Interactive Programme for Ph.D. Scholars conducted by UGC-HRDC M.U.
Delivered invited Lecture on National Integration in Hindi Literature in the Winter School on Socio-Culture, Religion, Political and Value Education for National Integration conducted by UGC-HRDC M.U.
(C) LECTURE SERIES BY CENTRAL HINDI DIRECTORATE NEW DELHI
Selected by Central Hindi Directorate in its Lecture series to deliver Lecture at different Universities. Delivered 9 Lectures in 3 different Universities i.e Vikram University Ujjain, Bhopal University and Dr.HS Gaur UniversityPROFESSIONL
LIFE MEMBERSHIP WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES / ORGANIZATIONS
Bhartiya Hindi Parishad, Allahabad.
Bhartiya Anuwad Parishad, New Delhi.
Comparative Literature Association of India, New Delhi.
National Book Trust, New Delhi (Book Club).
Sahitya Akademy, New Delhi (Book Club).
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (Book Club).