Mary Matha Arts & Science College

Mananthavady, Wayanad, Kerala

Mr Biju Joseph

  • Biju Joseph has been teaching English language, literature and allied subjects like ‘Culture Studies’ for the past 18 years. 
  • Before joining this college in 1997, he taught in a university and a college, and also worked as a journalist.
  • Passed MA from the Kerala University Institute (Department) of English, Thiruvananthapuram, after having studied under respected teachers like Dr K Ayyappa Panicker, Dr V Rajakrishnan, Dr Jancy James et al. 
  • Qualified UGC-JRF in the same year. 
  • Had worked as Sub-Editor in the Indian Express, Mumbai for about a year before joining the Department of English & Other Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan for full-time research as a UGC Fellow under the supervision of Dr Bikash Chakravarty on the topic Colonial Representations in Selected Works of Joseph Conrad. He has also taught BA & MA classes for about 1.5 years as part of JRF duties.
  • Has attended many workshops & seminars in the various departments of Visva-Bharati and in many institutions in the country (like American Studies Research, Hyderabad; CIEFL, Hyderabad; Rajasthan University, Jaipur; National Library, Kolkota etc.)
  • Was appointed as Lecturer in Ananda Chandra College, Jalpaiguri by the West Bengal College Service Commission (after a selection process meant for the whole state)
  • Worked as Lecturer in Christ College, Irinjalakuda before joining this college
  • Calicut University first rank in BA
  • Won two National Merit Scholarships & one State Govt Merit Scholarship
  • Qualified the written test for Combined Defence Service exam
  • Was selected for the PhD program of Madras IIT
  • In Mary Matha, he has been actively involved in co-ordinating and assisting in student activities in various capacities like Union Advisor, Staff Editor of the College Magazine, Fine Arts Co-ordinator, Co-ordinator of the Tutorial System, Co-ordinator of the Grievance Redressal Cell etc.
  • Edited (and also wrote, in part) the NAAC SSR of the college in 2005
  • Did research for about 5 years; wrote a part of the PhD dissertation


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