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Department of History

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Dr. Whyni Gopi
Dept. of History
Designation Assistant Professor
Phone (optional) 9388638445
Institutional email ID xxxxx@assumptioncollege.com
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Area of specialisation Family history, Local history and Social history
Date of joining the college 26 February 2008
Academic qualification
  • BA History
  • MA History
  •  PhD in History
Work Experience
  • Worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Karwar as TGT-Social Science from Sept 2006-Feb 2008.
  • Worked in Baselious College, Kottayam as Guest Lecturer in History from July 2006-Aug 2006.
  • Worked in Girideepam Bethany Central School, Kottyam as teacher in Social Science from June2004-Aug 2005.
  • Worked in Spring Valley School, Calicut as teacher in Social Science from May 2003-to Dec 2003.
Current or previous Positions/Responsibilities (outside the college)
  • Annual membership in Indian History Congress, 2016 and 2017.
  • Annual Membership in South Indian History Congress,2018
  • Member of Expert Committee Revaluation on 05.10.2016.
  • Chairperson, Board of Studies of B Museology and Archaeology, M G University, 2015-17
  • Subject Expert in the Selection Committee for the selection of candidates for XII Plan Faculty Development Programme conducted at the Office of the Director,College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on 09.03.2017.
  • Subject Expert in the Interview Board of Selection of Guest Lecturers in the Department of History, N.S.S Hindu College, Changanassery on 20.07.2016.
  • External Subject Expert in the Interview Board of Selection of Guest Lecturers in the Department of History, C.M.S College, Kottayam on 10.05.2019 and 29.05.2020.
  • External Subject Expert in the Interview Board of Selection of Guest Lecturers in the Department of History, C.M.S College, Kottayam on 29.05.2020.
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Co-ordinator of BA Museology & Archaeology Programme (2019-  )
  • Teacher Co -ordinater of Peace Club (2018- )
  • Coordinator, News Letter and Chronicle, 2019
  • Coordinator, Grievance Redressal Committee 2019
  • Coordinator, College Website 2019
Awards and Achievements
  • Second Rank for MA History, Calicut University, 2001.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award in the National Seminar organized by the Dept of Economics, Vimala College, Thrissur on 13 &14 January 2011.
  • Awarded certificate of merit for exemplary service through the National Service Scheme during the year 2010-2011.
  • Awarded Elite certificate for the examination of NPTEL Examination in ‘Effective Writing’ in March 2021.
  • Awarded Elite and Silver certificate for the examination of NPTEL Examination in 'Enhancing Soft Skills and Communication' in October 2021.
Projects - Completed projects
  • UGC Major Project entitled “Rethinking the Past:A Local History of Changanassery”was sanctioned for the period 2013-2015 for an amount of Rs. 415000/-
Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)
  • Attended the One Week Faculty Development Programme on ‘Outcome Based Education: Concepts, Methods and Assessments’ organized by UGC – (Scheme For Trans disciplinary Research For India’s Developing Economy ) STRIDE, (Sanction No. F2-10/2019(STRIDE-1) dated 3-Dec- 2019), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, in association With Assumption College (Autonomous), Changanacherry, from 27th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022.
  • Completed an International online Workshop on ‘Academic Writing and Communication Skills, Research Methodology, Reference Management and Academic Publishing’ conducted from 24 July - 23 August 2021 and organized by Archbishop Kavukattu Memorial Library and Lores& Ed Research Associates.
  • Attended Five Day Faculty Development Programme on “EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING THROUGH MOODLE”.” which was delivered as MOOC with four quadrants, organized by the PG and Research Department of Physics combined with IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from 31 May 2021 to 4 June 2021.
  • Completed a Nptel course in Enhancing Soft Skills and Communication, 8 weeks from August-October 2021.
  • Completed One week Online Faculty Development Programme on Advanced Training in ICT-Enabled Online Teaching Tools under UGC-STRIDE, MG University, Kottayam, 12-16 October 2020
  • Participated in the 7 day Virtual Faculty Development Program on Instructional Design Using Agile-Addie from 28 July 2020-02 August 2020.
  • Attended the NPTEL Course on Effective Writing for 4weeks from Jan-Feb 2020.
  • Attended the NPTEL Course on Feminism for 12weeks from Jan-April 2020.
  • Attended 2-Day Faculty Development Program on Online Teaching & E-content on 3rd and 4th of June, 2020 organised by Indian Institute of Digital Education.
  • Attended Refresher Course at UGC Academic staff , University of Calicut from 05.09.2018 to 25.09 2018..
  • Attended Orientation Course at UGC Academic staff , University of Kerala , Kariavattom from 26.04.2011 to 23.05 2011.
  • Attended Refresher Course in “Theory and History” in M.G University from 12.01.2010 to5.2.2010.
Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Chaired a session in the International Seminar on Confronting Disaster: From Vulnerability to Resilence organised by the Department of Sociology, NSS College, Changanassery on 24 and 25 January 2020.
  • Chaired a session on Reading an Inscription :An Introduction in a two day National seminar on The Perspectives and Methodology of field Archaeology organized by PG Dept.of History, Sri C. Achutha Menon Govt College, Kuttanellur ,Thrissur ,on 21& 22 Dec 2016.
Paper presentation in Seminars

International – Total Number-04

 

  • Presented a paper on Family Histories: Possibilities in Micro Historical Research in the One-Day International Webinar on ‘Exploring the Local History of Bengal through the Ages’ on 15th November, 2021, organised by the Department of History and IQAC, NathaniyalMurmu Memorial College, Tapan, Dakshin Dinajpur, W.B., India.
  • Presented a paper titled Land Right and Transformation of Family in Travancore at the Kerala History Congress, 5th session held at M G University from 9-11 January 2020.
  • Presented a paper on “Concept of Family in Premodern Kerala- Study based on Sankarasmriti and Vadakkenpattukkal” in IVth International Conference on Kerala History,organised by the Deparment of History, Calicut University campus from 11-13 November 2016.
  • .Presented paper on “Emergence of Locality in Changanassery :A Historical ” at Kerala History  Conference Organized by CMS College, Kottayam from 26 Nov to 28th Nov 2015.
  • Presented a paper on “Historicising Families: Prospects and Challenges” at the Kerala History Conference organized by Govt. College Kozhikode from 7th Nov to 9th Nov 2013.

National – Total Number-05

  • Presented a paper on “ Understanding Family in Medieval Kerala”at the 77th session of Indian History Congress at Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram in Dec 2016.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Family Histories: Possibilities in Micro Historical Research at the  National Seminar organized by the Department of History, Sree Sankara College, Kalady on 17January 2014.
  • Presented a paper on “New women of Anakkara Vadakkath” at the National Seminar organized by the Department of History, Government College, Vadakkara on Dec 2012
  • Presented a paper on “Women Empowerment through Environment Sustainable Programs ” organized by the Department of Economics ,Vimla College, Thrissur from 13.01.2011 to  14.01.2011.
  • Presented a paper on “Anakkara Vadakkath” at ICHR National Seminar conducted by the University of Calicut on 18th, 19th, 20th October 2001.  
Publications
  • Published article entitled ‘Redefining Family: Discourses In Early Women’s Magazines In Kerala’inSamyukta: A Journal of Gender andCulturehttps://samyuktajournal.in/journal/index.php/sgc , Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022): Beginnings of Gender Discourses in Modern Keralam: Revisiting Early Women's Magazines.
  • Published a chapter entitled, ‘The New Women of AnakkaraVadakath’, in the book "Freedom struggle: Dandi March-Before and After', pp.335-352, ISBN No. : 978-93-90667-49-9, Ed. Dr. Suresh J, University of Kerala, 2021.
  • Published an article in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Research (JET) on Rethinking the Past: A Local History of Changanassery.ISSN2394-3874,Vol.10, 2018, Research Promotion Council, Assumption College Autonomous, Changanassery.

Conference proceedings

  • Published an article in Proceedings of South Indian History Congress2018 on Transformation of Family in Travancore in 19 &20th centuries: Ideas of Sree Narayana Guru.
  • Published an article in Proceedings of IVth International Conference on Kerala History,2016 on ‘Concept of Family in Premodern Kerala- Study based on Sankarasmriti and Vadakkenpattukkal’.
  • Published a paper on “Historicising Families : Prospects and Challenges” in the Proceedings of  Ist International Conference on Kerala History , 2014.
  • Published a paper on “Understanding Family in Medieval Kerala” in the Proceedings of Indian History Congress ,Seventy Seventh Session ,University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram ,2016.
Seminars and workshops organized
  • Co-ordinator of One Day International Seminar on ‘Perspectives on Gandhian Ideology’ on 19 July,2019.
  • Member of organising committee for International conference on, Gender, Environment, and sustainable Development on 1-2 Nov,2018.
  • Member of Organising committee for  UGC sponsored National Seminar “Interpreting locality in South India: A Micro historical Perspective “in October 2014.
  • Member in Organising committee for UGC sponsored National Seminar “Archaeology and Museology:Prospects and Challenges” in Dec 2010.
  • Member of Organising Committee for UGC sponsored National Seminar on “The Role of women in emerging Indian Society”in January 2009.

Number of seminars and workshops attended

  • International seminars- 7
  • National seminars        - 11
  • Workshops                    - 7
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