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About Department

Vision

To create effective communicators and socially responsible engineers.

Mission

The mission of the Department is to build and polish the soft skills of budding technocrats and sensitize them to social, political, economic, cultural, and psychological aspects of the society in general and the industry in particular. This is to equip them to contribute towards the sustainable development of the society. The mission is also to undertake research studies to contribute to a better understanding of linkages between Applied Humanities and Technical Education.

Salient features of Department

Education is inclusive of technical, social, cultural, financial and spiritual dimensions. The Department of Humanities is working to achieve the vision of creating effective communicators and socially responsible engineers. In order to fulfil its mission of developing soft skills and imparting humanising touch to the society, the Department teaches wide range of courses including Communication Skills, Social Skills, Employability Skills, Technical Communication, Principles of Economics and Management, Soft Skills, and Drafting Skills.

The Department hosts well equipped language lab to develop effective communication skills among budding engineers. Seven faculty members (one Associate Professor and six Assistant Professors) are associated with the Department with specializations in English Literature and Language, Economics, Environmental Studies, Linguistics, Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration, Education and Management.

Three of the faculty members are Ph.Ds and have an average teaching experience of 11 years. They have more than 8 years of research experience in rural development and international training in environment management-specific research methodology.

The faculty has 46 publications in national and international journals and edited books. They have published 15 books and have more than 100 national and international conference presentations.

The Department is committed to enrich the personality of the students by providing them opportunities for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. In order to create awareness and sensitize the students about environmental issues, the Department has an environmental club called REEF (Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineers for Environment Forum) which was founded in 2012. REEF won Wipro’s international Earthian Award 2014 along with a cash prize of Rs. 1,50,000 in February 2015. The club also undertakes skill development of the students through various environment related activities throughout the year. The students of REEF have won many environment based competitions since 2012.

In order to promote literary activities, the Department has established Reader’s Reverie Literary Club. Speak Out Loud, a debate competition for First year students and Youth Parliament are the prominent annual activities of the club. Besides, the club arranges many activities such as debates, elocutions, quiz, creative writing, essay writing, story-telling, interviews with budding writers and so on. Recently the Department has come up with poetry club to foster and develop this fine aspect of culture among students. The Department is also keen to promote cultural consciousness among students. The dance club and drama club of the Department of Humanities give a platform to the students to showcase their talents in this regard.

The Head of the Department received the Best Teacher Writer award from RTMNU for 2015. The faculty have also been awarded “Research and Writing Fellowship” from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

List of courses offered by Department

Sr.No Name of Course Code of Course Semester Branch Credit/Audit
1 Communication Skills HUT101 I & II All branches (First Year) 4
2 Social Skills HUT102 I & II All branches (First Year) 4
3 Communication Skills Practical HUP101 I & II All branches (First Year) 2
4 Principles of Management HUT203 III IT 6
5 Principles of Economics and Management HUT202 IV Electrical 7
6 Technical Communication HUT201 IV IT and CSE 7
7 Principles of Economics and Management HUT301 V EN,EDT and EC 7
8 Employability Skills for Engineers HUT300-1 VI Open Elective 7
9 Challenges of HRD HUT300-2 VI Open Elective 7
10 Technical Communication HUT401 VII EN Audit
11 Technical Communication HUT402 VIII EDT Audit
12 Professional Communication (Proposed) HUP201 IV Electrical Audit

Language Lab

The department of Humanities is committed to carry out its vision of creating effective communicators with social and cultural sensitivity to enhance their employability.

In order to orient students of the college in various aspects of effective communication, the Language Lab was established in the academic year 2008-2009. Students are given training in four fold objective of language: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The Language lab is equipped with computers and audio-video resources to orient the students to develop effective communication skills. The students are given extensive training in :-

  • Listening skills
  • Speaking skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Group Discussion skills
  • Resume Making
  • Personal Interview Techniques
  • Word-power development
  • Non-verbal communication

Faculty

The faculty members of the department are active in the field of research as well. They have completed projects in Environment Research and Literature. They have more than 105 conference presentations to their credit. More than 50 research papers from the department have been published in national and international journals. They have authored 15 books so far.

  

Dr. V H Asudani

Associate Professor & Head of Department

Total Teaching Experience : 18.0yrs    
Subject Specialization : Not Available

Awards : Dr. V.H.Asudani was conferred with “Best Teacher Writer Award” by RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur on 5th September 2015.For his contribution to the field of Literature. He received the award at the hands of Energy State Minister Mr. Chandrashekhar Bawankule Dr. V.H.Asudani was conferred with National Literary Award for his Sindhi Poetry Book “ Bhun – Bhun” consisting of citation and 50,000/- rupees in cash by National Council for The Promotion of Sindhi Language , New Delhi, in March 2015

Qualification : MA
Email : asudanivh@rknec.edu


Dr. Deepshikha Mehra Mehra

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 7.0yrs    
Subject Specialization : Economics Environmental Economics Technical Communication

Achievements : 1. Gold Medalist in MA Economics 2. Research and writing fellowship by School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Qualification : MA and Ph.D.
Email : mehrad@rknec.edu


Dr. Monika Ritesh Seth

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 10.0yrs    
Subject Specialization : Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Public Administration, Education and Business Administration.

Achievements : 1. Best paper award for more than 5 paper presented at National and International conferences. 2.• Received an International Honour as the name has been enlisted in prestigious International Publication entitled, “ASIA/PACIFIC WHO’S WHO” volume XIV published in 2016 for academic achievements.

Awards : 1.Open Merit in H.S.S.C in 1996 2.Highest marks in Economics and Political Science in 1999. 3.1st Merit in M.A Psychology in 2001 4.2nd Merit in M.A. Public Administration in 2012

Qualification : MA and Ph.D.
Email : sethmr@rknec.edu


Prof. Akanksha Prafulla Deshpande

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 4.4yrs    
Subject Specialization : MA Clinical Psychology

Qualification : M A and Ph.D. Registered
Email : deshpandea@rknec.edu


Prof. Pratishruti S Singh

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 4.0yrs    
Subject Specialization : English and German Languages, English Literature, Soft & Life Skills and Indian Classical Music

Achievements : - Won more than 55 titles in oration on national, zonal and state levels - A University Merit list rank holder at graduation and post-graduation levels - Awarded gold medals by Rashrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University at the 93rd University Convocation for topping in the University’s 2009 Summer B.A.Final Year examination, in the subjects Psychology and English. - Won 2nd prize in Chancellor Dr.P.C.Alexander Inter-University State level Extempore Competition, in the year 2010 and 2011, consecutively, organized by the University of Mumbai. - Felicitated by the ex-Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Dr.Sapkal for bringing laurels to the University and getting the distinction of bagging the most debating and elocution titles in a SINGLE YEAR. - Awarded the “Outstanding Achiever of the College for the Year 2009-2010”

Awards : University gold medals in English and Psychology for scoring highest marks in the mentioned subjects in Summer 2009 BA Final Year Examination, RTMNU

Qualification : MA
Email : singhps1@rknec.edu


Prof. Rebecca Vinod Khemani

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 0.0yrs    


Qualification : M.Tech
Email : khemanirv@rknec.edu


Prof. Jasleen Kaur Rihan

Assistant Professor

Total Teaching Experience : 1.3yrs    
Subject Specialization : Communication Skills

Awards : Rank holder in University Merit List for MA(English Literature)

Qualification : MA (English Literature)
Email : rihanjk@rknec.edu


Department Achivements

Dr. Vinod H Asudani has been conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters(D.Litt.) by University of South America. D.Litt has been conferred on Dr. Asudani for his significant contribution to the society on the recommendation of Dr.S Radhakrishnan Research Foundation, India. Dr. Asudani has earned the rare distinction of being the first visually challenged person in India who has received D.Litt degree. It is noteworthy that Dr. Asudani has actively been associated with the welfare activities of differently abled people for last 3 decades. He has played a pivotal role in the promotion of chain of Madhav Eye Banks, audio library for the blind, legal aid centre for disabled and education of disabled children. It is worth mentioning here that Dr. Asudani has received many awards and honours for his contribution to the field of academics, literature and society. Some of them include a place in Limca Book of Records, Nagpur Ratna Award, Sindhu Ratna Award, Yogi Manohar Shiksha Ratna Award and three National Awards for Literature.


Dr. V H Asudani has won 3 national literary awards besides host of other honours and accolades. He was felicitated by Honourable Sushil Kumar Shinde, then Home Minister of India for his contribution to the field of literature in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration function of Rashtrabhasha Samiti, Wardha held at New Delhi in March 2013. Dr.Asudani was also conferred with Yogi Manohar Shiksha Ratna award in December 2013 by Sunrise Peace Foundation, Nagpur and he received the Best Teacher-Writer award from Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University on 5th September 2015 at the hands of Maharashtra Energy Minister Honourable ChandraShekhar Bawankule. His name is enlisted in 10 national and international who’s who including those of Limca Book of Records from India, 5000 Leaders of the World from USA and International Dictionary of Intellectuals from UK. Dr.Asudani has been nominated on the advisory panel of Central Sahitya Academy, New Delhi and he served as a member on Maharashtra Sindhi Sahitya Academy for a period of 3 years. Despite being a visually challenged since birth, Dr. Asudani has achieved reputation as National level educator, motivator and HRD trainer.

Dr.V.H.Asudani and Dr. Monika R. Seth have been appointed as a member on Advisory Board/Reviewer in RET Academy for International Journals of Multidisciplinary Research, (RAIJMR) Gujarat.

Honourable Sushil Kumar Shende, then Home Minister of India felicitating Dr. Asudani Grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi Mrs. Tara Bhattacharya and others look on