Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences

Recognized Under Section 2(F) & 12(B) UGC

:: ILSASS Family ::



Dr. Sunny Thomas (MA, LLB,LLM, B.Ph., Ph.D., NET)

Having an illustrious academic career of 17 years, Dr. Sunny Thomas has been one of the most renowned academicians who have successfully taught at under-graduate as well as post-graduate level. In his long academic career he has constantly been associated with research and publications at national as well as international levels. His recent books include Business Economics, Implementation of ICT in Indian Public Sector, Banks and its impact on Bank Customers and Economic Thoughts of Sardar Patel. It is his unparallel contribution to the field of economics that has gained him the reputation of a genuine scholar par excellence. Moreover he has rendered his expert services to various reputed institutions in India. He is also a recognized Ph.D. guide for Economics at Sardar Patel University.

Dr.Komal Jani (B.A,M.A,B.ED,M.PHIL,PH.D)

Having 6 years of teaching experience in the field of economics, at present, she is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Applied Economics. she has presented several papers at national and international seminars and attended two workshops in economics field.

Dr. Parag Moteria (B.Sc. (MAthematics), MCA, M.Phil. (Computer Science), Ph.D.)

Dr. Parag Moteria having 14 years of teaching experience in the field of Computer Science and 1 year experience in IT Industry. He is innovative teacher who taught under-graduate students as well as post-graduate students. His area of interest is, Data Mining, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analytics.


English Language and Literature


Dr. Pratik Dalwadi (Ph.D, SLET, M.Phil., MA, BA)

A Skillful academician having 9 years of experience in the field of English Literature and Communication Skills, now he is associated with Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences (ILSASS) as an Assistant Professor. He has keen interest in the subject like the Indian Writing in English, Post-Colonialism and Post Modernism. He has published three research papers on different topics, participated in various national and state level seminars and workshops. His research interests are exploring the fields of Indian English Drama.

Dr. Najma Pathan (Ph.D, M.Phil, MA, BA, B.Ed.)

She is having 10 years of teaching experience in the field of English Literature and Language, at present, she is working as Assistant Professor with the Department of English at Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences. Her research interests are exploring postcolonial studies, comparative literature, Middle Eastern literature, African literature, American literature, Indian Writings in English, Cinematic adaptation of fiction, contemporary theories and ELT. She has to her credit seven research papers in national and international journals. She has presented five research papers in various national and international conferences. She has participated in various state and national level workshops on English Language teaching and learning.

Dr. Mrunal Chavda (BA (English), M.A. (English), M.Phil. (Comparative Drama), UGC-NET (English), B.Ed. (ELT), Ph.D. (Drama), Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Sociolinguistics), AHEA Fellow (London))

Dr Mrunal Chavda graduated with English Literature to continue to discover his varied interests in the fields such as Comparative Literature, English Language Teaching, Theatre and Performance Studies. While pursuing M.Phil. and B.Ed., he lectured on English literature, Communication Skills and coached IELTS aspirants. He started his academic career at CVM’s SEMCOM and later joined Gujarat Education Services Class II. However, he chose Ph.D. after winning a prestigious and highly competitive International Doctoral Studentship at one of the top ten universities in the UK (University of Exeter). He published two chapters and an article in international peer-reviewed edited books and journal from his doctoral research. Currently, he works to convert his thesis into a research monograph. In addition, he achieved the Associate Fellow (HEA, London) for his teaching practice at the Department of Drama (University of Exeter). As an educator-cum-researcher, he worked with Shreyas Foundation (Ahmedabad) as a Content Developer where he established E-Media Lab, proposed Learning Objective based approach to Learning and Teaching at primary and secondary level and trained in-service teachers on how to implement these two into the classroom. In 2017, he joined the University of Cape Town to work on the project entitled ‘Sociocultural Documentation of South African Gujarati’ under the Principal Investigator Professor Rajend Mesthrie. In South Africa, he developed interests in South African Gujarati language-literature and Gandhian literature. As a member of SALA, he presented a research paper in New York in January 2018 with the help of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s Travel Grant at the University of Cape Town. In 2019, Dr Chavda joined ILSASS as an Assistant Professor (English) with more than six years of teaching and three years of research experience.


Journalism and Mass Communication


Dr. Jigar Shah (Ph.D, MMC, BMM, Diploma in Photography & Graphics)

A synonym of enthusiasm, hard work, and motivation, Dr. Jigar Shah has experience of active journalism and public relations of over 7 years. He was associated with national news channel Aaj Tak, Mumbai. He has also worked with Gujarat’s leading advertising agency “Saubhagya” as the head of client sourcing. He has also served as the brand manager in Haymarket Media Group, a UK based publication house. It deserves special mention that Dr. Shah has directed almost 102 episodes on Health & Educational programme of Door Darshan, Ahmedabad. Besides these, he has also prepared numerous documentaries and short films and more than 150 articles on Bollywood as a freelance reporter. He has to his credit over 5 research papers in international research journals. Apart from academics, he has been the sports coordinator of the institute at the university for 4 years now. Chosen as the Vice-President of the Students’ Council twice, he has been associated with ILSASS since June 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Dr. Archana Chanuvai Narahari (Ph.D., MCJ, NET, Diploma in Advertising & PR)

Having over 9 years of experience in media research, content management and academic activities in various roles viz. Teacher, UGC-Project Fellow, Field Assistant, Resource person, Lesson writer, and Content Manager etc., Dr. C.N. Archana is currently associated with ILSASS as Assistant Professor. She is a gold medalist in her Master’s Programme (MCJ) and cleared UGC –NET in 2003. She also possess over 3 years of experience in IT Service Industry, as a Team Leader providing Content and Design support services. She has participated and presented papers in many international and national level conferences and seminars. Dr. Archana has been credited with a paper presentation in Sydney, Australia (February 2013) at the 1st Global Conference: “Hollywood and the World,” organized by an UK based Forum ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’. She has published around 12 research articles in recognized and referred Journals on international repute. She is also a recognized Ph.D. guide for Journalism & Mass Communication at Sardar Patel University. Her areas of research include Women and Media, Communication Theories and Models, Public Relations, Radio Programming and Production, Film studies, New Media, Consumer Behaviour, and Corporate Communications.

Ms Sonal Chaudhary(Master of Journalism and Mass Communication, B.E(Computer Engineering))

A techie, research enthusiast, explorer with a vision to bestow her full potential to create positive change in the society. After completing her post graduation from The Maharaja Sayajirao University, she worked as a Research Associate in a research study commissioned by Ministry of Rural Development. At present, she is associated with Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her area of interest includes research, photography, designing and visual communications.


Applied Psychology


Dr. Pallavee Trivedi, (Ph.D, MA, BA, SLET, P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology)

Having had 13 years of rich academic experience and a recognized Ph.D guide for Psychology at Sardar Patel University, Dr. Pallavee Trivedi has not only contributed to the academic interactions within the institute, but has also engaged herself with research scholars. She has received her Doctoral Degree from Sardar Patel University for her research in the field of Social Psychology. In her long spanned academic career, she has rendered her services to many reputed & renowned institutions as expert and resource person. Her contribution in the field of clinical psychology is also noteworthy. She has also been the reviewer for Psychology Department in GSHSEB. With a keen eye for cultural activities, she has been the cultural coordinator of the institute, coordinating extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in and outside the campus.

Mr. Mohsin Garana (M.A., M.Phil. in Psychology, perusing Ph.D.)

Having over four years of teaching experience in the subject of Psychology and research. Mr. Mohsin Garana did M.A. and M.Phil. in Psychology and perusing Ph.D. from Saurashtra University. His Area of Specialization is Abnormal Psychology, Social psychology and counseling. He has Research Experience of 05 Years. He was Attended 5 International and 14 National Conferences. Published 04 research Papers in Various Journals.


MSW(H.R.) Master of Social Work (Human Resource)


Mr. Rajkamal Ajmeri (Ph.D. (Pursuing), UGC-JRF/NET, UGC-NET, M.A. Social Work (LWPM), PGDIRPM, PGDHRM, PGDCCM, BA Hons. Economics)

He was University, college toper and gold medalist in social work field. He has achieved many research awards in his credit. He brings with him 8+ years of combined professional experience in academics and social development sector. Professional experience incorporated; work with United Nation Organization (UNO), Federal Ministry of Germany and European commission (EU) in Germany and in India. Moreover, He worked with refugees and presented many international research papers on their psycho- social conditions in Germany. His work was noticed and interviewed by many international and local news paper agencies in Gujarat and abroad. He has presented many research papers and attended numbers of national as well as international seminars in India and abroad. Furthermore, he has received an appreciation from district administration department of Government of Gujarat for completion of “Impact assessment study on Van Sanjeevani Project”.

Ms. Priyanka Raichura ((Ph.D. (Pursuing), MHRM, BBA(Gen.))

Having a powerful combination of dreams and dedication- Priyanka has a splendorous academic background and years of teaching experience. Ilsass is her alma mater wherein she has completed her MHRM and has achieved 1st rank in Sardar Patel University. Also, she has scored 1st rank in Bachelor’s of Business Administration at BJVM college. Apart from that many academic and non academic certificates are feathers in her crown. She has successfully completed her research work on organisational change and change management. She is associated with Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences as a professor in the department of Human Resource Management.

Shivali - B.Tech (Computer), Human Resource Management.

She has Industrial as well as Teaching Experience. She has a keen interest in Creative Writing on varied Topics. She writes thought provoking articles and blogs on the topics such as – History, Fantasy, relationship, Feminism, Motivational. Made Sketches on a Social theme for a local Magazine. Contributed frequently to a local NGO/Club as well for a social cause. On the way of publishing innovative, creative Research papers in the respective Management Journals. A Novel on ‘Human Relation & Psychology’ is in the pipeline.

Ms. Devanshi Dave (Ph.D. Pursuing, MSW – Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, BSW)

Ms. Dave is an Educational professional since 2011, in the field of Social Work and has focused on Human Resource Management. She has done her Masters from Social Sciences Centre, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, and has also achieved Gold Medal for her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Ms. Dave is pursuing Ph.D. on the subject of 'Organizational Climate' from Department of Social Work, Sardar Patel University. Before associating with Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences – ILSASS, in the department of Master of Social Work (Human Resource), she was been working as a Lecturer at Department of Social Work, Sardar Patel University. She was also been working as an Assistant Professor in Swami Sahjanand College of Commerce and Management, M.K. Bhavnagar University. Ms. Dave has various Research Papers and Articles published in both National and International journals. She has also participated and presented several papers in National and International level Seminars and Conferences.


Political Science & International Relations


Dr. Arnav Anjaria (Integrated M.A. (Political Science), M.Phil., Ph.D.)

Dr. Arnav Keyur Anjaria is a faculty of Politics and International Relations. He holds a PhD in Human Rights, and M.Phil in Regional studies and a Masters in Political science. He has been a recipient of the University Gold Medal at the University of Hyderabad. Formerly he has served at institutions such as the Amity University. His domain of specialization relates to Tibetan Studies and has published widely on issues concerning the Crisis in Tibet and the interrelationship between Technology and Society. He founded The Arachneed Journal in 2010 and currently he has also been invited to serves as a senior Editor on the editorial board of the Association of EthnoGeoPolitics, Netherlands and also is the Honorary Co-Director of Compassion Activism Charity vzw Belgium. Dr.Arnav was instrumental in leading a multinational relief mission in Nepal during the 2015 Earthquake.


M.S.W. /B.S.W. (Social Enterprise)


Mr. Mehul Rabari (Pursuing Ph.D., NET, MSW, DLP)

Having around seven years of experience in teaching in the fields of Social Work and Human Resource Management, Mr. Mehul Rabari is presently working as an Asst. Professor in Institute of Language Studies & Applied Social Sciences (ILSASS), Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat – INDIA). He has also served as a Lecturer in Department of Social Work, Sardar Patel University. He is also a President of the Ashirwad Samaj Seva Trust. He has done MSW, DLP and presently pursuing Ph.D. He has successfully cleared UGC – NET in Social Work as well. He has written five books in the various subjects of Social Work. He has presented several papers at national and international level seminars, published six articles/chapters in various journals/books to his credit. He has also provided his consultancy services to well known industrial organizations, Government Organizations & NGOs.

Dr. Jyoti Ka.Patel (B.Com., MSW, M.Phil., Ph.D., Diploma in CSR, PGDDM, DLP)

An enthusiastic and committed teacher with a natural ability to appreciate and inspire students. She strongly believe in honesty, truth and hard work and make students capable enough to walk on the same path. Having 11 years of academic experiences from Anand Institute of social work and Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. She has also having experience of In-charge Principal at Anand institute of Social Work. She has also worked as an NSS programme Officer for consistently 5 years. She was the member of Boards of Studies in social work stream and Senate member at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. She has presented 8 Research Papers at National seminars and Conferences. She published 5 papers in reputed journals and also published articles on Flood in local News papers like Naya Padkar and Quality Success. She has attended an International FDP at S.P.University and also attended 2 other FDPs at different colleges.


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