Dr. Vijay Kumar Roy

New Delhi,India

Vijay Kumar Roy is an academic, bilingual poet and editor. He has taught English literature and language at universities in India, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia. Presently he is an Associate Professor of English at University of Allahabad. He has experience of supervising the students of doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels and designing innovative courses and curricula. He had organised an International Conference on the “Role and Responsibilities of Humanities and Social Sciences in Technical Education” on 1617 March 2012 at SRM University (SRM IST), Modinagar, Ghaziabad. He has a track record of publication of books, research papers, book chapters, book reviews, poems and participation in a number of conferences, seminars and workshops. He has also completed two Refresher Courses, first in English Language Teaching offered by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University (2019), and second in English Literature offered by UGC-HRDC, Aligarh Muslim University (2021). He has also successfully completed two Academic Leadership courses: one from UGC Human Resource Development Centre, Aligarh Muslim University (2021), and another, five week online course titled Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education from University of Michigan (2021-2022).    

He is a PhD in English and LLB from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga, besides having earned the most prestigious international certification, CELTA from the University of Cambridge, and PGCTE from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). He has also done MBA (HRM) from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, and PG Diploma in Human Rights from Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi.

Dr. Roy is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata (Estd. 1975) in February 2015 for his contributions to higher education through research and publications. He was elected Executive Member of North Zone of the Association for English Studies of India(R) (Est. 1940) in its general elections in 56th All India English Teachers’ Conference (December 18-20, 2011), Bareilly, UP. He is editor-in-chief of Ars Artium and Akshara (https://www.waoar.org), the international refereed research journals of English studies published from New Delhi. He is a life member of the Association for English Studies of India; The Poetry Society (India); Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC); International Ecolinguistics Association, and also an honorary member in the editorial boards of some international journals.

He is author of Realm of Beauty and Truth: A Collection of Poems (2016); Aesthetic of John Keats: An Indian Approach (2010); Premanjali (a collection of poems in Hindi, 2009); and editor of  Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: IFLAC Anthology (with Ada Aharoni, Amazon Kindle, 2021); Anti-War and Peace: IFLAC Anthology (with Ada Aharoni, Amazon Kindle, 2018); The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, 2017); Anti-Terror and Peace: IFLAC Anthology (with Ada Aharoni, Amazon Kindle, 2016); Post-Independence Indian Poetry in English: New Experimentation (2015); Comparative Literature: Critical Responses (with Tribhuwan Kumar, 2014); Contemporary Indian Fiction in English: Critical Studies (with Dinesh Panwar, 2013); Value Education and Professional Ethics: An Anthology (with V. Lakshmi, 2013); English Language Teaching: New Approaches and Methods (2013); Spiritual Poetry of India in English Translation (2012); Contemporary Indian Spiritual Poetry in English: Critical Explorations (2012); Teaching of English: New Dimensions (2012); The Melodies of Immortality (an anthology of poetry, 2012); Humanities and Social Sciences: The Quintessence of Education (with V. Lakshmi, 2012); Indian Poetry in English: A Comprehensive Study (2011); Women’s Voice in Indian Fiction in English (2011); and translated K. Sekhar’s Hindi- Speak with the Hearts of Indians (Littmann Book, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013).  

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