Dr. S. Seenivasan, Department of Tamil

Sri Venkateswara College
Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi - 110021
Ph.: 011-24112196, 24118590, Telefax 011-24118535 in

* Teaching    -     * Research    -    * Publications

Details of Research Activities :
UGC-Major Research Project (ongoing)

Title of the Project: "Dalit Folk Ballads of Southern Tamil Nadu: An Ethnographic Study"
Period of the Project: 01st February 2010 to 31st January 2012.

Details of Publication:

1.    Books (Published):
"    S.Seenivasan, (Co-Author, Dr. M.Thirumalai, (1991), "Oppilakkiya-k-Kolkaikal" (Theories of Comparative Literature), Kamalalayam, Madurai.
"    S.Seenivasan, & 0thers (Eds.), (1991), "Paralkal-Vol.5" (Theories and Research Articles), Tamil Research Scholars Association, School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
"    S.Seenivasan, (Edr.), (2006), "Vijayamaarthandam" by A.Mathavaiah, (Edited version of rare Tamil Novel with Historical Introduction and fresh analysis), Kaavya, Chennai.
"    S.Seenivasan, (2008), "Oppilakkiyam Inavaraiviyal Samookam" (Essays on Comparative Literature, Ethnography& Society), Kaavya, Chennai.
"    S.Seenivasan, (2009), "Opilakkiya Nokkil Tamil Malayala Novelkal" (A Comparative Study of Novels in Tamil and Malayalam), Meenakshi Puthaka Nilayam, Madurai.
"    S.Seenivasan & V.Ponraj (Eds.), (2010), "Dalit Kathai-p-Paadalkal" (Collection of Dalit Folk Ballads), Kaavya, Chennai.

2.    Research Articles/Papers (Published):
"    S.Seenivasan, (2009), 'Dalit Kathai-p-Paadalkal: Inavaraivial Aaivu'    (Ethnographic Study of Dalit Folk Ballads), R.Mohan &others (Eds.), '40th -Aaivukkovai' All India University Tamil Teachers Association, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, May 2009, pp.1095-1099.

"    S.Seenivasan, (2006), 'Varalaartril Varnashramma Dharmmam', Pudhiya Kodaangi, Chennai, August 2006, pp. 45-49.
"    S.Seenivasan, (2002), 'Brahmana-t-Thevar' (Poetry), 'Pudhiya Kodangi', Chennai, January, 2002, p.7.
"    S.Seenivasan, (2000), 'Prathapa Mudaliyar Charithiram', David Sidhaiah, (Ed.). 'Novel Valarchi: Chiristava Ilakkiyam', Meyyappan Tamilzhaivagam, Chidambaram, pp. 183-191.
"    S.Seenivasan, (1999), 'Cultural Conflict in the Early Novels of Tamil and Malayalam', T.S.Griprakash, (Ed.), 'Novel in Dravidian Literature', Publication Division, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, pp. 47-55.
"    S.Seenivasan, (1997), 'Aathavanin Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum', M.Thirumalai, (Ed.), Tamil Chirukathai Netrum Intrum, Vol.3, Ainthinai Pathippagam, Chennai, pp.127-135.
"    S.Seenivasan,(1992),'Tamil Malayala Thodakkakala Novelkal:Amaippumurai', R.Malarvizhi Mangayarkarasi & others, (Eds.), Paralkal-Vol.6 , Tamil Research Scholars Association , School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, pp.108-123.

"    S.Seenivasan,(1991),'Malayala Mozhiyil Muthal Varalartru Novel', S.Seenivasan & others, (Eds.) , Paralkal-Vol.5, Tamil Research Scholars Association, School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, pp.77-96.

Corporate / University, College Services:
"    Member,Cources Committee Meetings of B.A (Programme) , B.A(Hons.), Post Graduate & Research Studies, Department of Modern Indian Languages & Literary Studies (MIL&LS),  Delhi University.
"    Member, Syllabus Preparation Committee for B.A (Programme), B.Com (Pass) and B.A (Hons.) Courses (Language and Discipline Courses), Department of MIL&LS, Delhi University.
"    Written Course material for B.Com (Hons.), Fist year, School of open Learning, Delhi University.
"    Teacher in-charge, Department of Tamil, Sri Venkateswara College, during 01.04.1994 to 31.03.1996, 01.04.1998 to 31.03.2000, 01.04.2002 to 31.03.2004, 01.04.2006 to 31.03 2008, 01.04 2010 to 2012. Duties include admission of students, preparing and allotment of time table, purchasing of Tamil books for College library, and organizing Tamil Association activities.

"    Associate Editor of Sri Venkateswara College Magazine Neerajana, 1999-2002 (3 years).
"    Paper setter, Examiner and Moderator of UG Courses in Tamil for Delhi University.
"    Member of Board of Examiner to adjudicate on the Ph.D Thesis for Madurai Kamaraj University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Bharathiar University Bharathidasan University, University of Madras, Alagappa University, Mother Teresa University, Periyar University, Thiruvalluvar University, Gandhigram Rural Institute and Pondicherry University.

"    Member of Experts / Selection committee for Ph.D Course in Tamil, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
"    Member of the Evaluation Panel in the Subject of Tamil, University Grants Commission (UGC), National Educational Testing (NET) Bureau, New Delhi.
"    Organized and accompanied Students to participate in various competitions like Elocution, Debate and Essay Writing conducted by Mayilai Thiruvalluvar Tamil Sangam, Chennai, Delhi Tamil Education Association and Delhi Tamil Sankam.

"    Assisted in organizing the following Seminars:

a.    ICHR Sponsored National Seminar on "Paradigms of South Indian History and Culture" held on 7-8 March 2002, Co-organized by Center for South Indian Studies,Deppt. of Tamil and Telugu Sri Venkateswara College,at Delhi.
b.    ICHR Sponsored Interdisciplinary National Seminar "Regions, Culture and Sagas" held on 22-13 March, 2003, conducted by Center for South Indian Studies, Sri Venkateswara College,at Delhi.

"    Member, Development fund committee, S.V.College, 2002-2004 (2 years).
"    Convener, Development fund Committee, S.V.College, 2004-2006 (2 years).
"    Member, Sports Committee, S.V.College, 2006-2008 (2 years).
"    Member, Library Committee, S.V.College, 2008-2010 (2 years).
"    Member, Freeship and Student Aid Fund Committee, S.V.Cllege.2011-2013 (2 years).
"    Member, S.V.College Social Service Committee,2011-2013 (2 years)

National Seminars / Conferences Attended:
"    Attended all endowment Lectures of "Badhma Bhusan Dr.Rajah Sir M.A.Muthaiah Chettiyar of Chettinad", Conducted by Department of MIL&LS, Delhi University.
"    Attended the National Seminar on "Novel in Dravidian Literature" held on 28-31 March, 1992 Conducted by Department of Telugu and Comparative Literature, Madurai Kamaraj University, at Madurai.
"    Attended the "Second Biennial Congress of the Comparative Literature Association of India" held on 17th to 19th February, 1993, at Delhi University.
"    Participated as a Discussant in the National Seminar on "The Impact of Freedom Struggle in Tamil Poetry, Fiction and Drama", held on 09-11 March, 1999, conducted by School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University and Sahitya Academy at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

"    Attended the Sahitya Academy National Seminar on "Indian Women's writing of the Turn of the Country", 20-24 February, 2001.
"    Attended the Sahitya Academy National Seminar on "Myth in Contemporary Indian Literature", 19-21 February, 2003.

"    Participated in the National Seminar on "History from Below: Folk Narratives from South India", held on 03-04 December, 2005, conducted by Kannada University, Hambi, Indian Council for Historical Research and Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, at New Delhi.

"    Participated in the "All India University, College Tamil Teachers Association Conference", held on 20-21, May, 2006 at School of Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
"    Attended the UGC Sponsored "National Seminar on Mahabharata" held on July 27-29, 2007 conducted by Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi & Sri Venkateswara Central Library and Research Centre, TTD, Tirupati held at New Delhi.

Refresher Courses / Workshop Attended:
"    Participated in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on "Applied Linguistics" conducted by the Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras. (17th oct. 2000 to 11th Nov. 2000).
"    Participated in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on "Recent Trends in Tamil Studies" conducted by the Department of Tamil Studies, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. (9-29 April, 2002).
"    Participated in the Workshop for the preparation of "Reading materials and Question Bank" for UG Courses in Indian Languages, Delhi University (27-29 March, 2006).

Administrative Activities:
"    SC/ST Liaison officer, Sri Venkateswara College, New Delhi, 1998 onwards.
"    SC/ST Observer, S.V.College Selection Committee meetings of various interviews, 1998 onwards.
"    Dy.Superitendent, Delhi University Annual Examinations for UG Courses, 2009-2010.
"    Nodal Officer, Delhi University Smoke Free Initiation, S.V.College, 2009 onwards.
"    Co-Coordinator, Remedial Coaching for SC/ST/OBC and Minorities, S.V College, 2010 onwards.

Languages Known                             : Tamil, English, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi.

M.Phil (Tamil) Dissertation Topic: "A Critical Study of Adhavan's Novels"
Ph.D (Tamil) Thesis Title:  "A Comparative Study of Early Novels in Tamil and Malayalam"

Subject with area of Specialization:
"    Tamil Language and Literature
"     Comparative Indian Literature
"     Modern Literature
"     Folk Literature
"     Dalit Literature
"     Anthropology

Membership of Academic / Professional Bodies:
"    Member, Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI)
"    Member, International Society of Tamil Cultural Studies
"    Member, All India University /College Tamil Teachers Association
"    Member, Delhi Tamil Sangam