Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences

[ Affiliated to Sardar Patel University ]
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.

Mr. Arpankumar G. Raval (Pursuing Ph.D., MCA, BCA, DTP)

Arpankumar, a Techno savvy, is having 7 years of experience in the educational sector as well as industry. Teaching computer and technical skills to the student fraternity is his passion of life. He is an expert in web designing, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, ASP, .Net with all the major databases. He also has developed websites for C. Z. Patel College and S. M. Patel home Science College managed by CVM. He is also good at Designing of Websites. As a part of his research he is actively involved in exploring the area of web mining.


English Language and Literature


Mr. Madhav Astik (Pursuing Ph.D., M.A. M.Phil. B.Ed.)

Having out 6 years of experience in the field of teaching, at present, he is working as an Assistant Professor of English Literature and Language at Institute of Language Studies and Applied Social Sciences (ILSASS). He has completed his Post Graduation with special subjects like Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Stylistics, ELT, ESP and Cinema Studies along with English Literature. His fervent interest in research led him to National and International Publications.

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.


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.

Mr. Rochak Saxena (NET, M.A. Mass Communication, B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication)

When you take something in your hand, never rest until it is done- is what his motto is. After completing his post-graduation from the premiere institution of the country (Jamia Millia Islamia), he worked with Daily News and Analysis (DNA), Ahmedabad as Vadodara Bureau Chief. After working for over a year in the field, he joined academics in 2015 as a good team player with heart-to-heart nature that has not only encouraged his peers in the past but also the students to a great deal. A student of the first batch of this institute, he has held the post of General Secretary for two consecutive years. As the cultural coordinator of the institute, he has been actively coordinating university youth festivals for quite some time now. He has published over 5 research articles in international journals. He has been involved in scripting short films and documentaries over the years and has also judged various short film festivals. His areas of interest include print reporting, cinema and its critical analysis, creative writing, scripting for short films, music, and commenting on social issues.

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.


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. Ankur Mahida (Pursuing Ph.D., M. Phil. MA, SLET)

Currently working with department of Psychology at ILSASS, he had studied clinical psychology from The M. S. University of Baroda. His major fields of studies include social psychology, counseling, psychological testing and psychopathology. Mr. Ankur has done many researches on happiness, subjective well-being, adjustment, spirituality and Indian psychological approaches. He has attended national and international seminars, workshops and conferences and presented research papers. He is an ardent observer and active in different social activities with two NGOs in Gujarat.


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


Ms. LAVINA CHRISTIAN (Pursuing Ph.D, M.phil, MHRM, PGDHR, B.A.)

Has 6 years of academic experience in the field of Human Resource Management and Social Work. She had completed her Graduation and Rural Development studies from St.Xavier’s college and she had been University Topper in her management studies. She has done her training and research studies from AMUL, GCECL, IDMC, ANUPAM and exposure visits at ABB, FAG, CEAT Tyres and ELECON. She has been an active, enthusiastic and a motivating youth leader at ICYM. She has presented and published papers in National and International Seminars.

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 (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.


Political Science & International Relations


Mr. Chirag Jha (MA, BA(Hon.))

Has completed M.A. in Political Science from the Maharaja Sayaji Rao University in Baroda. His main area of interest includes comparative politics and Political Thought.

Mr.Karan Vora (NET, M.A.(Politics & International Relations), P.G. in Liberal Arts(JAPAN), B.A. (Politics & IR))

With a Master's in International Relations from Jadavpur University, Mr. Karan Vora is a dynamic and motivated teacher. A JU-Momoyama fellow, having received a fellowship from JASSO to study in Japan at Momoyama Gakuin University (St. Andrew's University) where he pursued Liberal Arts and Culture. He has published research articles on International Affairs in various national journals. He adopts new-age methods of instruction and teaches classes with examples from contemporary pop culture. His academic specialisation is in the field of Security, Peace and Conflict.
A National level winner of Youth Parliament organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, he also has a keen interest in Model United Nations, having been adjudged Best Delegate and serving as a Chairperson for five committees in the Eastern circuit of MUN's in India. Public Speaking, Elocution, Debating, Poetry Recitation and Quizzing is a passion for him, which he with vigour tries to inculcate and nurture in the students he trains. He has been receiving countless acolades for various Public Speaking events, from Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Kolkata Police, Jadavpur University, West Zone Youth Festival, JASSO, among others. Adding to the aforementioned, he has a keen interest in Philosophy, Law and Economics. His areas of interest in academics are Peace Studies, Feminism, Marginal Rights, Indian Polity, American Politics, Strategic Studies and International Law.


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


Ms. Mukshita Dhrangadharia (Pursuing Ph.D., NET, M.Phil, MSW, BSW)

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach full potential - describe our one of the academicians Ms. Mukshita Dhrangadharia. She is having 5 years of experience in academic field. She is presently working with the Department of Social Work at ILSASS. She has to her credit several publications at National and International levels. She has also presented several papers at National and International level. Her areas of interest include women empowerment, medical and psychiatric social work, development of oppressed sections of society and so on.

Ms. Anamika Christi (Pursuing Ph.D.,M.Phil, MSW, BSW, DLP)

Social worker by heart and teacher by profession, this young, dynamic and enthusiastic persona have Nine years rich experience in the field of academic and Social work. Perform duty as Project officer for ‘CHILDLINE India Foundation-1098’ at Vadodara Centre; she is also inclusively associated with India’s prestigious distance learning university – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as visiting faculty member. Freelance consultant and philanthropist by nature, she has not only participated in International, National and State level seminars and symposia, but also presented and published insightful and highly investigative research articles in some esteemed research journals of National and International repute. She is also offering her service as master trainer for National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) for the state of Gujarat. She is an instrumental in launching National Service Scheme (NSS) in the College as pioneer Coordinator from academic year 2016-17.

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.


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Mr. Mahendra Makwana
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