Dr. Roop Bhat


Dr Roop Krishen Bhat is a  Writer, Linguist, Media freelancer. Born at Anantnag in J&K State on 11th April,1951, he did his Masters and Doctorate in Linguistics from University of Kurukshetra. A polyglot fluent in Kashmiri, Hindi, Urdu and English languages ,he also knows Punjabi and Russian. Dr. Bhat has worked in the areas of Language, Literature, Culture, Mass media and Education.
His assignments with the Govt. of India have been as Professor at Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), MHRD, Mysore, Director, Directorate of Adult Education, MHRD, New Delhi, Principal Publication Officer, National Council for Promotion of Urdu, MHRD, Principal, Northern Regional Language Centre CIIL, Patiala Assistant Educational Adviser, Ministry of Culture, Programme Executive All India Radio Ministry of I&B and Lecturer, NRLC,MHRD, Patiala.
Dr. Bhat has written/edited/co-authored Thirty books and dozens of Research papers/Articles on Language, Linguistics, Literature, Literacy and Mass Media. He has worked extensively in the area of applied Linguistics/Language teaching and produced several teaching-learning materials in various  languages. He has participated /organized hundreds of National and International conferences, seminars, workshops etc. Dr. Bhat is a short story writer and has published two collections in Kashmiri and one in Hindi. He is a translator and has received Sahitya Academy's award for Translation in 2008. As a freelancer with both Print and Electronic media he has been contributing to several magazines, newspapers, journals on travel, tourism, culture, etc. and writing scripts, anchoring-participating in various programmes of Radio and Television.
Dr. Bhat has been associated with several committees of Govt. of India i.e. Member Committee on National Curriculum Framework on Adult education, MHRD, committee on determining competencies and recognition of prior learning in English language, MHRD, Quality assurance committee on literacy materials, MHRD. Expert committee on scrutinizing programme proposals of AIR and Doordarshan, Min of I&B, Senior member project development team, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Peace and sustainable development, MGIEP a category 1 institute of UNESCO. Expert member of examination and evaluation of UGC, UPSC, SSC and host of Central and State Universities. Dr. Bhat has served on national editorial collective of Peoples Linguistic Survey of India  PLSI and co- editor of volumes of Haryana and Punjab, a project of Bhasha and Research Academy Vadodara, Gujrat. Dr Bhat is a Senior Fellow of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.

Dr.Bhat has visited U.K., Russian Federation, Thailand, Dubai for participating /organizing Indian cultural festivals, conferences, seminars in these countries. He is a life trustee of Kashmir cultural trust (KCT) engaged in promotion of cultural activities. A life member of Linguistic society of India, Indian Association of Adult education, Kashmir education, culture and science society and several other socio-cultural organizations.

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