RAJARAVIVARMA K.R. Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Performing Arts
  • School of Performing Arts
  • avkoodam@live.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD Theory of Acting in Modern Tamil Theatre University of Madras 2003
2 MA Drama and Theatre Arts Pondicherry University 1990
3 BSc Physics Bharathidasan University 1987

Area of Specializaion

Acting, Actor Training, Movements and Choreography, Applied Theatre, Applied Martial Arts, Theatre Games, Folk Theatre and Devarattam

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Best Teacher in Department of Performing Arts REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2018 Nil
2 Best Teacher in Department of Performing Arts REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2015 Nil
3 Best Teacher in Department of Performing Arts REGIONAL Pondicherry University 2012 Nil

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Performing Arts Pondicherry University
2 Guest Faculty Theatre Arts University of Hyderabad
3 Guest Faculty Theatre Arts University of Hyderabad
4 Guest Faculty Theatre Arts University of Hyderabad
5 Guest Faculty Theatre Arts University of Hyderabad

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Research Coordinator Koothu-P-Pattarai Trust Koothu-P-Pattarai,Chennai Thanjavur Kuthu and Parai Dance
2 Research Supervisor in India to Ms.Irani Cippician Arts Institute Campinas University (UNICAMP),Brazil Folk Theatre: Therukuthu

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Actor Koothu-P-Pattarai,Chennai Actor and actor trainer , acting in different play productions,conducting Training programmes , workshops and rehearsals director.
2 Master Trainer Chennai Kalai Kuzhu and SIRD,Cheenai Acting and Preparing plays for Street theatre Programme and train various street theatre groups of Tamilnadu
3 Master Trainer Chennai Kalai Kuzhu and SIRD,Chennai Acting and Preparing Plays for Street theatre Programmes and train the various Street theatre groups of Tamilnadu
4 Actor Doordharshan - Podhigai TV -Chennai Acting in Short Film - Payanam Thodargirathu
5 Actor Penta media ,Chennai Acting in 3D Animation Movie - Pandavas

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Actor Training Through Devised Play Production Dr.K.R.Rajaravivarma, P.Muthukumar Journal Of Emerging Technologies And Innovative Research Vol.6/Issue.3/728-730 2019 5.87
2 Theatre As A Psychosocial Intervention Tool For De-Addiction Programmes Suresh Chandra Das , Dr.K.R.Rajaravivarma Journal Of Emerging Technologies And Innovative Research Vol.6/Issue.4/ 215-217 2019 5.87
3 Designing Warming up for a Theatre Production Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA VL Media Solutions Volume 2 Number 4: 23 - 30 2013 ----
4 Creative Drama for Pre-Primary School Teachers Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Contemporary Discourse Volume – 3 , Issue – I , 65 – 69 2012 ----
5 Challenges in Modern Tamil Theatre Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Contemporary Discourse Volume – 3 , Issue – 2 ,90 – 94 2012 ----

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Role of Theatre in Modern Indian Society Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA VL Media Solutions volume 2/No-1,69 - 74 2012 ----

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Actor Training Through Folk Theatre(Therukuthu) Techniques involved Play Production Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Seminar Essays on Folklore 179 - 188 2018
2 Kothu-p-pattaraiyin valarchuku vitthitta moondru mukkiya nadagangal Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Dramas in Tamil: History and Development 73 - 81 2013
3 Key problems and solution in relation with Theatre in Education Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Learning and Teaching method of Drama 86 - 99 2011

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 BDTS 21: Introduction of World Famous Play Writers. Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Tamilnadu Open University 2019 Course Study Materials(English) (in process)
2 DDTA 02 Universal Theory of Acting Methods Dr.K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Tamilnadu Open University 2018 Course Study Material (English)
3 DDTA 02 Universal Theory of Acting Methods K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Tamilnadu Open University 2018 Course Study Materials (Tamil)
4 Theory of Acting in Modern Tamil Theatre K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA The Parkar ,Chennai 2006 Nil

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Unit 3: Performing Arts : Drama K.R.Rajaravivarma SED 52:Drama and Arts in Education Tamilnadu Open University 2019 Course Study Materials (Tamil)
2 Unit-3: Performing Arts: Drama K.R.Rajaravivarma SED 52:Drama and Arts in Education Tamilnadu Open University 2018 Course Study Materials (English)
3 Redefinition of Acting and Actor K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Crea-Acting Ashmita Prakashan, Allahabad 2013 978-81-905720-3-3
4 Kothu-p-pattaraiyin valarchuku vitthitta moondru mukkiya nadagangal K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Dramas in Tamil: History and Development, Bodhivanam, Chennai: 2013 978-93-89690-20-9
5 Key problems and solution in relation with Theatre in Education K.R.RAJARAVIVARMA Learning and Teaching method of Drama Bodhivanam, Chennai: 2011 978-93-89690-80-7

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Seminar Essays M.Ramakrishnan,K.M.Anil, S.Mahalakshmi, K.R.Rajaravivarma Progress Publication, Calicut, Kerala 2018 978-93-84638-69-6
2 Patharvellai Ramanathanin Thirukural Oviyangal K.R.Rajaravivarma, K.R.Ashokan, K.R.Bharathidasan and K.R.Bhavani Devi Ragaas,Chennai 2009 Nil

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Reforming Silambam (Stick Fight) Techniques to the Need of Body Culture of Common People UGC One Year 1.45 2012

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Advanced Acting techniques Jaffna University, SriLanka 3 months 0.45 2010

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 MPA 3 Performing Arts
2 2019 MPA 3 Performing Arts
3 2018 M.A. 1 Performing Arts
4 2017 MPA 1 Performing Arts
5 2016 MPA 1 Performing Arts
6 2015 MPA 1 Performing Arts
7 2014 MPA 1 Performing Arts
8 2013 M.PHIL 3 Performing Arts
9 2012 M.PHIL 1 Performing Arts
10 2011 M.PHIL 3 Performing Arts
11 2011 MPA 1 Performing Arts
12 2009 M.PHIL 5 Performing Arts
13 2008 MPA 1 Performing Arts
14 2008 M.PHIL 1 Performing Arts

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Thesis Title Date Awarded
1 T.Vadivel Folk Performance elements in Modern Tamil Theatre 26-02-2020
2 Swapna Narzary Transition in Bodo Arts with Special Reference to Bagurumba and Tal Thungri 26-02-2020
3 PB Sumesh Enhancing Actors Art through Martial Arts and Yoga Oriented Training
4 Neeraj Upadhyay Cultural Perspective of Ramleela
5 Savita Rani Contemporary Performance Practices
6 Priyanka Sharma A study of Actor and Character of Natyasastra from Feminist Point of View to be awarded
7 Manishkumar Cultural Hegemony in Natyasastra
8 Anita Gupta Stylisation in Indian Contemporary Theatre : A special Reference to Heisnam Kanhailal and Devendra Raj Ankur to be awarded

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambhara, Kothagiri National 17-02-2019 23-02-2019 2019
2 Key Note Address Contemporary Studies in Folklore School of Folklore Studies, University of Calicut National Level 02-01-2018 04-01-2018 2018
3 Modern Play Writing Play writting Workshop Teachers Art Association in sponsor with Sangeet Natak Academi, New Delhi Regional 14-08-2018 14-08-2018 2018
4 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambhara, Kothagiri National 24-07-2018 31-07-2018 2018
5 Theatre in society Orientation Programme Department of Social Works University Level 31-07-2018 31-07-2018 2018
6 Gitanjali Fusion Music Performance Painting Exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore Department of Electronic MedIa University Level 05-10-2018 05-10-2018 2018
7 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 19-02-2018 24-02-2018 2018
8 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 02-07-2017 08-07-2017 2017
9 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 09-04-2017 14-04-2017 2017
10 Art of Acting Makkal Ilakkiya Perumandram Seminar Kalari Trust ,Selam State Level 02-01-2016 03-01-2016 2016
11 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 08-02-2016 13-02-2016 2016
12 Personality Development Through Theatre Intensive Workshop Sacred Heart College,Thirupattur State Level 03-06-2015 05-06-2015 2015
13 Theatre Personality N.Muthuswamy World Theatre Day at Thanjavur Kala Ayam ,Thanjavur State Level 27-03-2015 27-03-2015 2015
14 Stress Management Through Theatre Intensive Workshop Pegasus National Level 02-12-2014 04-12-2014 2014
15 History of Indian Theatre Invited Lecture Department of Tamil, Sacred Heart College,Thirupattur College Level 05-12-2014 05-12-2014 2014
16 Body Language and Theatre Theatre Seminar on Modern Tamil Dramas International Institute of Tamil Studies,Chennai National Level 11-02-2013 11-02-2013 2013
17 The Significant Contribution of Three plays to the Development of Koothu-P-Pattarai Seminar Sacred Heart College,Thirupattur State Level 02-06-2013 03.06.2013 2013
18 Tamil Nadaga Munnodi Pammal Sampantham Invited Special Lecture in Pammal Sampantham Trust, Department of Tamil, University of Madras University Level 06-03-2012 06-03-2012 2012
19 Training on Voice and Speech Intensive Theatre Workshop cum Play Production RRC-NSD National Level 29-10-2012 01-11-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Contemporary Studies in Folklore School of Folklore Studies, University of Calicut University of Calicut, 3 day National Level 02-01-2018 04-01-2018 2018
2 Multiple Streams of a performing Tradition Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts , 3 day International Level 26-03-2012 28-03-2012 2012

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Gil Alon (Israel) - A Creative Journey into the innermost intuition Department of Performing Arts Studio Theatre, Department of Performing Arts University Level 19-02-2019 28-02-2019 2019
2 Play Production by Francesca(Italy) School of Performing Arts Department of Performing Arts University Level 10-12-2018 07-01-2019 2019
3 Workshop on Shadow Puppet Theatre Self Department of Performing Arts :2 days University Level 07-08-2018 08-08-2018 2018
4 Oyilattam - Folk dance Self Department of Performing Arts , 3 days University Level 09-07-2018 11-07-2018 2018
5 Workshop of Mr.Otto Huber,Switzerland Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 5 days University Level 02-02-2018 08-02-2018 2018
6 workshop of Mr.Gil Alon,Israel Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 7 days University Level 03-03-2018 09-03-2018 2018
7 Workshop on Shadow Puppet Theatre self Department of Performing Arts, 2 day University Level 06-011-2017 07-11-2017 2017
8 Workshop on Devarattam Dance Navodhaya School, Kalapet,Puducherry Navodhaya School, 5 days College 06-09-2013 13-09-2013 2013
9 Workshop on Devarattam Dance self Department of Performing Arts, 5 days University Level 22-06-2013 26-06-2013 2013
10 Workshop of Mr.Otto Huber,Switzerland Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 3day University Level 23-01-2013 25-01-2013 2013
11 Workshop on Thudumbu Percussion Navodhaya School, Kalapet,Puducherry Navodhaya School College 15-09-2012 21-09-2012 2012

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Coordinator for PG Diploma in Theatre Arts(ADD ON - Evening Course) 2012 - 2014 Teaching and Administration activities
2 Department Library In-Charge 2014 -2016 Up dating and Maintaining Library
3 Cultural Coordinator to Conference / Seminar Evening Programmes 18-01-2013,05-03-2014 & 25-03-2014 Organizing programmes for the Departments of Applied Psychology, Sociology & Chemistry
4 Vidhyalaya Management Committee Member to KV No. 2 School 2011-14 & 2017-18 Attending Meetings, Admission, Interview to New Teachers Temporary Appoinments , Sports & Events
5 Member of the Special Board of Studies for Performing Arts 2016 - 2019 Attending the meetings, Interacting & Suggesting essential Modifications in the Syllabus
6 Special Invitee of the PG Board of Studies in Electronic Media 2018- 2021 ttending the meetings, Interacting & Suggesting essential Modifications in the Syllabus
7 Exams Coordinator 2016 - 2019 Conducting Exams with schedule on every end semester
8 D C Member for Departments: Tourism, Electronic Media , Physical Education, English and Tamil 2012 - till date Scrutinising the thesis works of scholars and suggestion givings
9 External Examiner to Barathiyar Palkalai Koodam One day: 27.04.2018 Conducting Make-up and Costume Exams

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Staged the Play Pratijna Yougantharayanam 03-10-2011 to 06-11-2011 Directing and coordinating the performances
2 Judge for PG Students’ Light Music & Dance Competition 27.01.2015 & 16.02.2016 One of the Judges in the Event
3 Organiser of Devarattam- Folk Dance Workshop by Kannan Kumar One Week Co- Teacher and Demonstrator
4 Advisor to Sangeet Natak Academi Theatre Festival , Puducherry,Nov.2016 One Month Suggesting New Theatre Groups and participating in their Meetings
5 Member of the Selection Committee of Sankaradass Swamigal Theatre Festival , 2017 One Week Selecting Eligible Theatre Groups from all over the state of Pondicherry
6 Expert in the field of Theatre for State Council of Education Research and Training,Tamilnadu. one day Orientation on Theatre , Kala Utsav,
7 Chief Guest 04.04.2019: 3 hours Speech after the play Performance of BBK Students
8 Ms.Jill Naverre , Special Lectures on Direction 6 days : 18-22 & 25 March, 2019 Coordinator
9 Faculty in charge for Play Performances April 2018 - April 2019 Coordinator
10 One of the Organisers in AATTAM 18 15.02.2018 - 16.03.2018 Staged a Performance"JAI HIND"
11 Organizer of World Theatre Day Event : Special Lectures: Phillippe & Kherry-Auroville 27.03.2018 Coordinator of the event
12 Organisor of Children Play One day:13.04.2018 Organised the Play Performance of Mr.Kevin Jay Babu

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Institution/Industry Nature of Collaboration Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink
1 YOGAVUM KUDUMBA VAZHALKAIYUM The relationship of yoga in day- to- day life Others 2019 www.DD puducherry Station Director, DD Puducherry Producer, DD Puducherry
2 Padangalum Pathaigalum Interview: Theatre and its relevance Others 2018 www. DD Puducherry/Padangalum Pathaigalum DD Puducherry Public
3 Interview in English on the Indian Theatre Indian Theatre, its evolution past,present and Future Scenario with illustration of Famous theatre Personalities Others 2010 www.all india radio/puducherry Station Director, All India Radio All India Radio, Puducherry