Thursday, November 28, 2019

From 20 to 24 January 2020 at GITAM, Hyderabad Campus

Gandhi School of Humanities and Social Sciences (GSHS) Winter School 2020, aims to bring together potential research scholars from across India, and provide them an opportunity to explore the diversity and scope of research in English studies. The programme is a unique opportunity for post graduate students and other research aspirants to interact with eminent scholars and familiarize themselves with key and emerging areas of research in English Studies such as English Literature, English Language Teaching, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Film Studies, Comparative Literature, and Post-Colonial Literature. 

The Winter School will be a five day long residential programme from 20th to 24th January, 2020. There will be two sessions every day. The morning sessions are reserved for plenary talks followed by workshops and discussions in the afternoon.    

Resource Persons

·         Prof. Alladi Uma (Former Professor, Dept. of English, University of Hyderabad)
·        Prof. M Sridhar (Former Professor, Dept. of English, University of Hyderabad)
·   Prof. T Vijay Kumar (Dean, Faculty of Arts, Osmania University & Director Hyderabad Literary Festival)
·        Prof. Padmini Shankar (Professor of ELT & Dean Research, EFL University) 
·        Prof. K. Suneetha Rani (Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad) 
·        Prof. Satish Poduval (Dept. of Cultural Studies, EFL University)


Although the Winter School is open to all, the programme is aimed at orienting students to research. Therefore, we encourage post graduate students who wish to pursue research after their course to make use of this opportunity. Nevertheless, we do encourage all research aspirants to consider this as an opportunity and feel free to apply.  


Interested candidates may apply through the application form (google form) link The application deadline is December 24, 2019 and any request received after this date will not be considered. Since the programme is interactive, the intake of participants is limited to 40. The selection committee will review the applications and announce the list of selected candidates on 30th December 2019.       

 Course Fee

GSHS Winter School 2020 is partially funded by GITAM in the best interests of the students. Therefore, research scholars and student participants need to pay only Rs 2500/- for the entire programme, which includes course fee, food and accommodation for 5 days (19th January 6 pm to 24th January 6 pm. Additional hours would be considered as an extra day and participants would have to pay Rs. 250/- per each additional day). The selected candidates will be accommodated in the student hostels on GITAM, Hyderabad campus. Fee for non-student participants is Rs 5000. The amount once paid will not be refunded. Instructions regarding the mode of payment will be provided later. 

Hyderabad Literary Festival 2020 (HLF)

It’s an ideal opportunity for the Winter School participants to attend Hyderabad Literary Festival which begins on 24th January and concludes on 26th January. It is one of the celebrated literary festivals in the country. Participants get to meet and interact with hundreds of internationally acclaimed writers and scholars at the event. Those who wish to stay back and attend this annual event are allowed to stay on our campus for the duration of HLF by paying an additional fee of Rs 250/- per day (includes food and accommodation). However, participants should vacate the hostel latest by 27th January 9 am. Please visit the official website of HLF,, for further details.

For any other information or help, you may contact the following organizing members.

·        Dr. Abhilash V.V
Phone. 9581204050

·        Dr. Subhashish Nanda
Phone. 7093295762