Dhishna P


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Professional Experience: 

Total 9 years 10 Months and at NITK 6 years 10 Months

Contact Details


dr.dhishnapannikot [at] gmail.com
dhishna [at] nitk.ac.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

2 (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.

Adjudged Rev Father Lawerence Sundharam Gold Medal for the Best Meritorious Ph D Scholar in English, Pondicherry Central University, 2010.


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