Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
A State University recognized under Section 2 (f) & 12 (B) of UGC Act of 1956
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18112020 amitabhSMVDU Katra. In an international award ceremony-Sledding 2021, organized by Princeton Hive and Educos Unite of scholars, Dr Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, has been awarded the Best Speaker Award in recognition and contribution for being a marvellous speaker.

Mr David McDermott, Director, Princeton Hive and Dr Ratish Gupta, Director, Educos Unite of Scholars, appreciated his talk on New Education Policy-2020, and also praised him for his contribution to academia during the pandemic. They said that his talks will help developing language skills, and literary & research aptitude amongst the scholars.

From the last year, Dr Dwivedi has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses and invited talks in various reputed national and international events. As a Co-Director, he has also submitted an ICSSR project on lesser-known languages of JK, such as Bhadarwahi, Sarazi, Bhalesi, Punchi, Gojri, etc.

24022020 amitabhDr Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has delivered a special lecture on “Language Revitalization of Lesser-Known Languages & Cultures of Jammu & Kashmir” during one day webinar organized under “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” by MV Muthiah Government Arts College for Women, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

Dr Dwivedi is a field linguist, and he has previously documented lesser-known languages of Jammu & Kashmir, including Sarazi, Bhadarwahi, dialects of Dogri, and others. The books have been published in Munich, Germany. And the UNESCO official website mentions two of his works on Bhadarwahi at its official website.The convenor, Dr Sumathi, thanked Dr Dwivedi for sharing his research. The participants found the lecture quite inspiring, content-rich and informative.

24022020 amitabhSMVDU, Katra. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered a talk on “Pedagogical Stylistics: An Approach to Promote Language Learning” as a keynote address at Intl. Educators’ Congress on English in the Workplace, organized by Intl. Alliance of English Language Teachers (IAELT) in collaboration with Licco di San Lorenzo and Ebenezer Christian Academy Inc., Thailand.

Dr. Dwivedi’s talk was focused on the role of literature in teaching language to the second language learners. He emphasized that a classical text has multiple layers of meanings; therefore it can become an ideal text while teaching second language learners. The participants raised many questions which were answered by the speaker satisfactorily. Prof. Keive Ozia G. Casimaro (Vice-President, IAELT) & Dr. Tabula, (President IAELT) thanked Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge.

08052021 raviDr Ravi Parihar, Faculty SMVDU, delivered a talk on “The Practices of Language Documentation” at IIT Madras, while emphasizing lesser-known languages of Jammu and Kashmir, such as Saroori; Bhalesi; Sarazi, and its dialects Bhagwali & Korarwali and Khashali at AICTE sponsored one-week short term training program on “Language, Culture, and Cognition”, organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. His views on language revitalization were greatly appreciated by the audience.

Many researchers across the globe participated, and twenty lectures were delivered by language experts. Dr. Parihar actively participated in the program and updated his knowledge in different areas of Filed Linguistics.

a24022020 amitabhaSMVDU Katra, Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an invited talk as a Resource Person on the topic titled, “Linguistic Analysis of Shrimad Bhagawad Gita: Some Insights into Getting Meaningfulness and Understanding Life” during the International E-Conference on “Individual & Social Health: The Role of Vedas, Yoga, Literature and Science”, jointly organized by Yog Vidya Dham Dhule’s Shankarrao Chavan Health Centre & English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELT@I), Khandesh Chapter.

Dr. Dwivedi linguistically analyzed important slokas of Shree Bhagavad Gita, and related it to the issues, such as process vs. product teaching, problem of concentration, understanding life and its meaning, good action and free will, and others. Dr. Vaibhav J. Sabnis, Convenor of the event & Faculty, College of Law, Dhule, MS, thanked the resource person for sharing his knowledge and valuable guidance.

18112020 amitabhSMVDU Katra. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vasihno Devi University, Katra, discussed language documentation methods used in documenting lesser-known languages of Jammu & Kashmir, such as Bhadarwahi, Sarazi, Dogri, etc. at an international conference, organized by Lyceum Northwestern University & International Educators’ Forum on Language Teacher Education, Dagupan City, Philippines.

Dr. Dwivedi gave a presentation on “Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork: Language Revitalization of lesser known languages & cultures” under the theme, “Revisiting the Breadth and Depth of Philippine Ethnic Histories, Ethnolinguistics and Lexicography” where he discussed his descriptive linguistic fieldwork experiences in documenting Bhadarwahi, Sarazi and Dogri languages, while illustrating the relationship between documentary & descriptive goals of fieldwork, and highlighting the geographical areas of languages of Jammu & Kashmir. His presentation was greatly appreciated by the participants, and the Chairperson, Mr. Alexander G. Julio, and Convener, Dr. Maria Madrid, thanked him for sharing his knowledge.

18112020 amitabhDr. Amitabh V Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered a talk on “Assumptions, Concepts, Variables and Hypothesis” at a weeklong Faculty Development Programme on New Trends in Educational Research organized by UGC-HRDC, Pune and VVM’s Arts and Commerce College, Akkalkuwa, Distt. Nandurbar (Maharashtra).

Dr. Dwivedi discussed various issues associated with the research methodology, such as types of assumptions, and how to fix logical fallacies while forming an assumption; concepts & generalizations, and how to extract concepts from mundane situations; and the formation of a hypothesis.The participants greatly appreciated the talk, and raised questions which were answered by Dr. Dwivedi satisfactorily. Dr. JB Bagul, Convenor of the FDP, thanked Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge.

24022020 amitabhSMVDU Katra. Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University has been awarded with the “Best Digital teacher Award” in an award ceremony SHADOW 2021, where participants of 35 nationalities participated and witnessed the event, organized by Edukos Unite of Scholars, a unit of Radhika Foundation.

This award is presented to Dr. Dwivedi for integration of virtual phrases during Pandemic by his skills to motivate students. National Digital Library of India (NDLI), Ministry of Education, India features his 19 lectures in the public domain. Also, the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger refers to his two works on the Bhadarwahi language at its official website. Dr Dwivedi regularly uploads his videos on his YouTube channel, and conducts online sessions to support students of languages and literature. Dr. Dwivedi extends his thanks to Dr. Ratish Gupta, Director, Radhika Foundation, for this honor.

18112020 amitabhSMVDU . Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an invited talk on the topic titled, “Fieldwork in Linguistics” at Cluster University, Jammu, where he discussed various issues associated with descriptive linguistic fieldwork, and methods of language revitalization to the students and faculty members of the Faculty of Arts.

During the talk, he also emphasized on the immersion and interview methods of field linguistics, and made a clear distinction between documentary and description. The students and faculty members raised their queries which were satisfactorily answered by the speaker.

Dr. Dwivedi, along with his research scholars, has been working on the lesser known languages of Jammu & Kashmir, and engaged in preserving these languages through language documentation and description. He has documented many languages, including Sarazi, Dogri Dialects and Bhadarwahi until recently.

Dr. Reena Salaria, Head, School of Humanities and Liberal Arts, Cluster Uni., thanked Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge. Ms. Bharti & Ms. Akansha Sharma, Faculty Members, presented a vote of thanks.

24022020 amitabhSMVDU Katra, Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an invited talk on “Principles & Approaches in Second Language Reading”, organized by the Dept. of Education, School Divisions Office, Navotas City, Republic of Philippines.

The theme of the virtual expo was to bridge the pandemic gap in reading and literacy through quality school based interventions and innovations in distance learning. Dr. Dwivedi discussed the techniques to teach reading skills, such as extensive and intensive reading texts, while highlighting the folded paper approach and fog gunning readability test. The Superintendent, Alejandro G. Ibanez Ceso VI, Office of the Schools Division, thanked Dr. Dwivedi for showcasing the best practices in promoting reading/literacy in distance learning.

18112020 amitabhDr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered a keynote address on the topic titled, "Text, Textuality and Discourse" in a one day webinar organized by G. Venkataswamy Naidu College, Kovilpatti, Manomanium Sunbarnar University, Tirunelveli, where Dr. Dwivedi discussed important literary concepts such as, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations, semantic relations, intertextuality and intersubjectivity, cohesive relations across literary texts, and alike.

The talk was attended by many participants, chiefly faculty members, scholars and students from different Indian states. After the talk a question-answer session was conducted where participants raised their queries which were answered satisfactorily by the speaker. The Convener, Mr. M. Balakrishnan, Faculty, Dept. of English, GVN College, expressed his gratitude to the speaker for sharing his knowledge.

24022020 amitabhSMVDU Katra. Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, delivered an invited talk on “Academic Research Paper & Abstract Writing” in a Faculty Development Program on Research, organized by the Center for Research, Ajeenkya DY Patil University in collaboration with University of Southern Mindanao, Philippines.

Many participants from India and abroad participated in the FDP where many topics related to, such as identification of research problems; types of research; research design; sampling techniques; ideas to IPR; literature review; research statistical formulae; and alike, were deliberated upon by the eminent resource persons. The participants expressed their gratitude to Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge.The Vice-Chancellor, Hrridaysh Deshpande, and Dr. Vijay D. Kulkarni, Head, Center for Research, Ajeenkya DY Patil Uni., thanked Dr. Dwivedi, and presented him with a certification of appreciation.

18112020 amitabhIn an award ceremony held on 06 February 2021, Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, has been awarded with a Research Excellence Award 2021 at Edukos Unite Global Achiever Awards.

The Director of Edukos Unite of Scholars (EUS), and President of Radhika Foundation, Dr. Ratish Gupta, presented this award to Dr. Dwivedi for a wonderful job in the field of research and promotion. Dr. Dwivedi as a linguist and cultural expert, has worked extensively in promoting lesser-known & indegenous languages of Jammu & Kashmir, including Dogri, Sarazi, Bhadarwahi, Punchi, and others. And contributed many chapters on Hinduism and tribal religions globally.

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SMVDU Katra. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an invited talk on “How to Write an Abstract for Academic Publications” in a Writing Workshop organized by Department of Comparative Indian Language and Literature, University of Calcutta.

Dr. Dwivedi informed that abstract writing is one of the most important aspects of a research process, and researchers write abstract at different occasions during their research when they are writing a paper or working on a doctoral thesis, or submitting a research proposal to a funding agency. The talk was highly informative, and appreciated well by the participants. He also shared a write-up of his session so that it may be published in the post-workshop proceedings to help researchers. Dr. Mrinmoy Pramanick, Coordinator, Writing Workshop & Faculty, Uni. of Calcutta, expressed his gratitude to Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge and benefitting the participants.

02022011chairDr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, participated and chaired a technical session in an international conference at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies (deemed to be university), Haryana, on the theme “Mythology: Present, Past & Future”. Many papers on indigenous Indian myths, such as “Re-visiting Sita in Canada”; “Tracing Caste Composition through the Pandav Lila Performance Of Garhwal Himalayas”; “Mythology as a Divine Metaphor”, and alike, were presented by the scholars and academicians.

Dr. Dwivedi provided useful feedback to the researchers, as he has written extensively on Hinduism, tribal religions, and contributed more than hundred chapters to the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion & Encyclopedia of Hinduism and Tribal Religions, Springer Nature, Germany. Dr. Shivani Vashisith, Head, English Department & Dr. Suchitra Vashisth, Faculty, Manav Rachna Uni. thanked Dr. Dwivedi for guiding researchers, and sharing the knowledge.

18112020 amitabhSMVDU, Katra. Dr. Amitabh V. Dwivedi, Faculty, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, delivered an invited talk on the theme, titled “Language and Literature in Global Unification” in an international webinar at Institute of Global Professionals, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh, where recorded 12,400 participants registered, joined the live-streaming event and participated actively.

Dr. Dwivedi dealt with the issues related to English language teaching through literature, while highlighting how a classical literary text can become an effective tool to promote language learning in online and offline teaching. He also demonstrated teaching aids, such as the preparation of lesson plans, quizzes and assignments which can be implemented during and after the class to promote and check the participants’ performances.The organizers of the event thanked Dr. Dwivedi for sharing his knowledge. The participants across the globe expressed their gratitude to the speaker as they get benefitted.

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