Dr Rakesh Kalia
- Dr Rakesh Kalia, Asst Professor, did MA (Hindi literature) at Avadh University UP, qualified NET/JRF (UGC) and then joined this college as a lecturer in 1996.
- Was awarded PhD by the University of Calicut for his thesis on Hindi Storiette: A Critical Study.
- Has prepared a
lexicon of idioms and proverbs in Hindi-Malayalam-English on a research project
awarded by the UGC.
- His only book has been prescribed as a reference book by the University of Calicut and Kannur University.
- His translation of the Malayalam novel Nellu by P Vatsala in Hindi was published by NBT New Delhi.
- Has translated more than twenty Malayalam novels
into Hindi. He contributes regularly to Manorama
- Is a recipient of the Best Story Award constituted by India Today.
- Has published two research papers and has presented three papers at national level seminars.
- Has also presented several talks on Contemporary Issues in Hindi Literature on AIR Calicut.
- Has served as a member of the Board of Studies in Kannur University and in the University of Calicut. He was the NSS Programme Officer of the College from 2006 to 2010.
- Was also the editor of college magazine. He has conducted a survey to understand the anomalies in the living style of rural and urban Adiya tribal group of Wayanad and is planning to bring out a book on this subject.
- Is a member of different cultural forums
in Mananthavady town and actively pursues the activities intended to uplift the
tribals of Wayanad.