Dhishna P


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Professional Experience: 

Total 11 years, and at NITK 8 years

Contact Details


dhishna [at] nitk.edu.in


+91- 824 - 2474000 -3232 (Ext)


Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

• Ph.D English, (Pondicherry Central University , 2010)
• M Phil English, (Pondicherry Central University, 2005)
• PGDCA ((DDE) Pondicherry Central University, 2006)
• P G English & Comparative Literature, (Pondicherry Central University, 2004)
• B A Functional English ( Malabar Christian College, University of Calicut, 2002)

Areas of Interest

• English & Comparative Literature
• English Language Studies
• Travel Writing and Cultural Studies
• Gender Studies

Supervision of Ph.D

3 completed, 4 ongoing

Significant Publications
  • Kiran Raveendran and Dhishna Pannikot. “Exploring Third Gender Politics in Indian Cinema: A Comparative Study of Chitrangada and Naanu Avanalla…Avalu” Journal of Arts, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Language and Literature. Daya Shankar Tiwary Ed. Vol 3, Issue 4. 312-314. New Delhi, ISSN 2457-0346. May-Aug 2019.
  • Tanupriya & Dhishna Pannikot. “Production of Gender: A Study on Performativity in Female-to-Male Transexuals.” Masculinities and Social Change. Hipatia Press Volume No. 7 Issue No. 3. 255-278. ISSN 2014-3605, 2018. http://hipatiapress.com/hpjournals/index.php/mcs/article/view/3607  
  • Pranamya Bhat & Dhishna Pannikot. “The Performative Construct of Masculinity in Select Works of Hosseini.” Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues. Volume No. 15 Issue No. 4. 100-109. ISSN 2229581X, Feb 2018.
  • Mallya Deepali and Dhishna Pannikot. “Deciphering the Female Psychic Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa.” Man in India. Vol 97 Issue 23, Part 2, p 65-80. 2017.
  • P, Dhishna. “Engineering Students and their Perception on Outcome Based Education.” Outcome Based Teaching and Learning of English: OBTLE International Conference Proceedings. Ilango Kandan (Ed), Chennai: Anna University. 2014. 100-103. Print.
  • --. “English for Indian Engineering Graduates: Learning and Teaching Strategies.” Literary Quest. An International Peer Review Open Access Monthly Online Journal of English Language & Literature. Vol 1 Issue3. August 2014. ISSN 2349 5650. 1-17. http://www.literary quest.org/. web.
  • ---. “The Carnivalesque World: Deciphering Indian English Theatre.” State of Indian Drama in English. Lata Mishra (ed). New Delhi: Authors Press, 2013. 14-32. ISBN: 9788172737030. Print.
  • ---. “Gay Instincts and the Victims Psyche: Analysis of Arundathi Roy’s God of Small Things.” Labyrinth: An International Referred and Indexed Journal of Postmodern Studies. Gwalior, April 2012. ISSN-09760814. 82-85. Print.
  • ---. “Literature and Cultural Representations: Conceptualizing Cultural Studies.” Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. Vol. III. No. 2. Military Technical Academy Publishing House, Bucharest. 120-127. Dec 2010. Print.

Received The Venus International Foundation award of “Young Woman in Language Studies” for the contribution and achievement in the field of English Language on 4th March 2017 organized by VIF, Centre for Women Empowerment at Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.
Adjudged Rev Father Lawerence Sundharam Gold Medal for the Best Meritorious Ph D Scholar in English, Pondicherry Central University, 2010.


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