Upender Gundala

Assistant Professor Grade-II

Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr. Upender Gundala

Assistant Professor Grade-II

Humanities and Social Sciences

Joined in Feb 2018

 Room Number: MN-431

 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    Translation Studies
    University of Hyderabad
  2. M.Phil
    English and Translation Studies
    University of Hyderabad


Teaching Experience
  • Communicative English, English for Research Writing, Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice, Contemporary Indian Literature in English,  NIT Rourkela,  05 Feb 2018 - Present

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Language and Literature Group
Areas of Interest
English Studies, Translation Studies in India, Cultural Studies, Censorship and Literature in India and Indian Historiography (with special focus on Oral Narratives of Tribals)


The psychology of distraction:Social media and language use in technical education in India.


 Principal Investigator

 18 months



 Continuing Education

No Continuing Educations Found....


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Total Publications: 3
U. Gundala, "Competence and confidence through technology enhanced language learning-The impact of technology among rural and semi-urban undergraduates of engineering in India: A study", in 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2019), vol.1, no.cfp19261-pod, pp.261-262, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ), 1, Curran Associates, Inc 57 Morehouse Lane Red Hook, NY 12571 USA 2019, 10.1109/ICALT.2019.00084 Inproceedings
U. Gundala, "Module on “Subaltern Theories: Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Dipesh Chakrabarty ” to english literary criticism", ePG Pathshala, UGC MHRD, vol.1, no.1, May 2017 Misc
U. Gundala, "Translating in Asia: Reader Response in Translation with special reference to Anna Karenina", in The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference ‘Language, Society, and Culture in Asian Contexts’ (LSCAC2014) on Asian Dynamics: Prospects and Challenges, vol.1, no.21, pp.661-669, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mahasarakham University, 1, Mahasarakham University, Thailand 2014 Inproceedings

 Courses Taught

  • HS1300 : Communicative English {Theory}
  • HS5112 : Business Communication {Theory}
  • HS7100 : English for Research Writing {Theory}
  • HS7102 : Contemporary Indian Literature in English {Theory}
  • HS7103 : An Introduction to Translation Theory and Practice {Theory}
  • HS1270 : Language Laboratory {Practical}
  • HS270 : Language Laboratory {Practical}
  • HS574 : Writing Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students
English Literature And Cultural Studies

 Ankita Ananyaa Gaya



Oral Narratives And Historiography: A Study Of Tribal Stories

 Nandini Tank



Problems In Locating Mirabai In Indian Archives

 Ritu Varghese



Censorship, Translation And Readership

 Fujeena Abdul Kader




PG Dissertation
  • Bananee Rout (417HS1012), "Scope and challenges of sustainable slum sanitation: A study of selected slums in Rourkela" - MA    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Nikita Choudhury (417HS1003), "IMPLEMENTATION OF 100 SEATED ST/SC GIRLS HOSTEL SCHEME: A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY OF ROURKELA" - MA    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Aparna Swain (418HS1018), "Critical Study on the implementation status of District Mineral Foundation, Keonjhar District" - MA    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Indumati Nanda (418HS1010), "State of education among the children of migrant laborers; a case of Khordha district" - MA    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Memberships / Fellowships
  • IEEE,    2019
  • ELTAI,    2017
  • CLAI,    2017