Shashikantha Koudur


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 27, 2000

Professional Experience: 

Total 14 Years and at NITK 14 Years

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Academic Background

• Ph.D (University of Hyderabad in 2008)
• MPhil (University of Hyderabad in 2000)
• MA (University of Hyderabad in 1998)

Areas of Interest
  • Comparative Literature 
  • Communication
  • Indian Classical Music
  • Translation
  • Studies in Literary Cultures
Significant Projects

Coordinated and completed an R&D Project “A Re-look into Efficiency: The Problem of Communication among Science and Technology Students of Lower Classes” sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development with the fund allocation of Rs. 6 lakh.

Supervision of Ph.D

3 (Ongoing)

Significant Publications
  1. Shashikantha, K., “Carnatic Music, Kannada and Kannadigas: Certain Moments from Princely Mysore”, in Journal of Karnataka Studies , Vol. 2, No. 1 (53-95), 2005
  2. Shashikantha, K., “Translating a Community: An Experience from Coastal Karnataka”, in Translation Today, Vol. 4, No. 1&2 (169-185), 2007
  3. Shashikantha, K., “Inscribing Culture for the Kannadiga: Dasa Sahitya and the Language of Renunciation in Early Twentieth Century Karnataka”, in Journal of Karnataka Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1-53), April 2008
  4. Shashikantha, K., "Music and Nationalism", in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVIII (Nos. 26&27), June 29-July 6, 2013, pp. 82-83
  5. Mallya, Ambika G., and Shashikantha K., "Marginalised Voices: Towards Creating Counter Images", in Asian Journal of English Studies, Vol 2 (no.3), in July 2013
  • Awarded the Charles Wallace Short Research Grant to conduct short independent research in United Kingdom in the year 2014-15.
  • 'B' grade artist at the All India Radio, Mangalore
  • Directed music for more than 5 plays staged across Karnataka and Hyderabad

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