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, Theories of Acting, Movements and Choreography, Applied Theatre, Theatrical Martial Arts, Theatre Games, Folk dance and Therukuthu.

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

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks
1 The Infectious - Play Production Awareness on Covid-19 Public awareness on Corona virus through a play performance

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 Regional Martial Arts in Health Maintenance. Dr.K.R.Rajaravivarma www.srijansamay.in ISSN:2456-771X ; 1-10 2017 ---
2 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

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 MPA 5 Performing Arts
2 2019 MPA 3 Performing Arts
3 2019 MPA 3 Performing Arts
4 2018 MPA 1 Performing Arts
5 2017 MPA 1 Performing Arts
6 2016 MPA 1 Performing Arts
7 2015 MPA 1 Performing Arts
8 2014 MPA 1 Performing Arts
9 2013 M.PHIL 3 Performing Arts
10 2012 M.PHIL 1 Performing Arts
11 2011 MPA 1 Performing Arts
12 2011 M.PHIL 3 Performing Arts
13 2009 M.PHIL 5 Performing Arts
14 2008 M.A. 1 Performing Arts
15 2008 M.PHIL 1 Performing Arts

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 T.Vadivel 30-07-2012 12140004 Folk Performance elements in Modern Tamil Theatre YES 20-08-2018 YES 26-02-2020
2 Swapna Narzary 25-10-2011 1140005 Transition in Bodo Arts with Special Reference to Bagurumba and Tal Thungri YES 30-07-2018 YES 26-02-2020
3 Suresh Chandra Das 25-09-2015 20151140001 An Explorative Study on Corporate Theatre NO NO
4 PB Sumesh 19-07-2018 13140003 Enhancing Actors Art through Martial Arts and Yoga Oriented Training NO NO
5 Neeraj Upadhyay 19-07-2013 13140004 Cultural Perspective of Ramleela NO NO
6 Savita Rani 18-02-2014 13140013 Contemporary Performance Practices YES 01-10-2019 YES to be awarded
7 Priyanka Sharma 10-08-2012 12140009 A study of Actor and Character of Natyasastra from Feminist Point of View YES 28-06-2018 YES to be awarded
8 Manishkumar 09-12-2013 13140012 Cultural Hegemony in Natyasastra NO NO
9 Anita Gupta 07-08-2012 12140007 Stylisation in Indian Contemporary Theatre : A special Reference to Heisnam Kanhailal and Devendra Raj Ankur YES 21-01-2019 YES to be awarded
10 R.Sugantha Lakshmi 03-11-2008 08140001 Life of Transgenders: The Role of Theatre in their Development (Tamil) /Guide: Late.Prof.K.A.Gunasekaran YES 18-10-2013 YES 26-02-2020

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

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 Theories of Acting in Tamil Modern Theatre Webinar on Introduction to Tamil Theatre Others 2020 https://youtu.be/iTze2OQp7OU Cenral University of Tamilnadu Public
2 Teacher as an Actor Webinar Others 2020 https://meet.google..com/Yxy-Sgxs-Yox KSR College of Education, Namakkal Participants of Teacher Training Course and Teachers
3 Importance of Actors training in Tamil Theatre Activities The various Elements of Drama Activities in Modern Tamil Theatre Others 2020 meet.google..co/zat-gwar-qvp Donbosco college, Elagiri, Thirupatthur, Tamilnadu General Public and College Students
4 YOGAVUM KUDUMBA VAZHALKAIYUM The relationship of yoga in day- to- day life Others 2019 www.DD puducherry Station Director, DD Puducherry Producer, DD Puducherry
5 Padangalum Pathaigalum Interview: Theatre and its relevance Others 2018 www. DD Puducherry/Padangalum Pathaigalum DD Puducherry Public
6 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

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

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 The relevance of street theatre and performing arts in the modern times of technological innovation Invited Lecture Rotary Club West Madras Regional 21-05-2020 21-05-2020 2020
2 Tai-Chi-Chiqong & Theatre Games Training Programme SUM School, Cumbam, Tamilnadu School Level 24-01-2020 25-01-2020 2020
3 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri International 02-02-2020 08-02-2020 2020
4 Theatre Exercises 2nd National Submit 2019 ISABS National 08-11-2019 09-11-2019 2019
5 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri International 04-08-2019 10-08-2019 2019
6 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambhara, Kothagiri National 17-02-2019 23-02-2019 2019
7 Theatre in society Orientation Programme Department of Social Works University Level 31-07-2018 31-07-2018 2018
8 Mahabharata Immersion Intensive Residential Workshop Ritambhara, Kothagiri National 24-07-2018 31-07-2018 2018
9 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
10 Gitanjali Fusion Music Performance Painting Exhibition on Rabindranath Tagore Department of Electronic MedIa University Level 05-10-2018 05-10-2018 2018
11 Key Note Address Contemporary Studies in Folklore School of Folklore Studies, University of Calicut National Level 02-01-2018 04-01-2018 2018
12 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 19-02-2018 24-02-2018 2018
13 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 02-07-2017 08-07-2017 2017
14 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 09-04-2017 14-04-2017 2017
15 Art of Acting Makkal Ilakkiya Perumandram Seminar Kalari Trust ,Selam State Level 02-01-2016 03-01-2016 2016
16 Mahabharatha Immersion through Theatre Activities Intensive Workshop Ritambara,Kothagiri National Level 08-02-2016 13-02-2016 2016
17 Personality Development Through Theatre Intensive Workshop Sacred Heart College,Thirupattur State Level 03-06-2015 05-06-2015 2015
18 Theatre Personality N.Muthuswamy World Theatre Day at Thanjavur Kala Ayam ,Thanjavur State Level 27-03-2015 27-03-2015 2015
19 Stress Management Through Theatre Intensive Workshop Pegasus National Level 02-12-2014 04-12-2014 2014
20 History of Indian Theatre Invited Lecture Department of Tamil, Sacred Heart College,Thirupattur College Level 05-12-2014 05-12-2014 2014
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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 Scenic Design Department of Performig Arts Studio Theatre : 3 days University Level 16-12-2019 18-12-2019 2019
2 Play Production by Philippe and Thiarry(France) School of Performing Arts Department of Performing Arts; 30 days International Level 16-09-2019 16-10-2019 2019
3 Movement for actors Self Department of Performing Arts; 1 day International Level 26-07-2019 26-07-2019 2019
4 Realistic Acting Self Department of Performing Arts; 1 day International Level 10-07-2019 10-07-2019 2019
5 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
6 Play Production by Francesca(Italy) School of Performing Arts Department of Performing Arts University Level 10-12-2018 07-01-2019 2019
7 Workshop on Shadow Puppet Theatre Self Department of Performing Arts :2 days University Level 07-08-2018 08-08-2018 2018
8 Oyilattam - Folk dance Self Department of Performing Arts , 3 days University Level 09-07-2018 11-07-2018 2018
9 workshop of Mr.Gil Alon,Israel Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 7 days University Level 03-03-2018 09-03-2018 2018
10 Workshop of Mr.Otto Huber,Switzerland Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 5 days University Level 02-02-2018 08-02-2018 2018
11 Workshop on Shadow Puppet Theatre self Department of Performing Arts, 2 day University Level 06-011-2017 07-11-2017 2017
12 Workshop on Devarattam Dance Navodhaya School, Kalapet,Puducherry Navodhaya School, 5 days College 06-09-2013 13-09-2013 2013
13 Workshop on Devarattam Dance self Department of Performing Arts, 5 days University Level 22-06-2013 26-06-2013 2013
14 Workshop of Mr.Otto Huber,Switzerland Pondicherry University Department of Performing Arts, 3day University Level 23-01-2013 25-01-2013 2013
15 Workshop on Thudumbu Percussion Navodhaya School, Kalapet,Puducherry Navodhaya School College 15-09-2012 21-09-2012 2012

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Member in the Board of Studies Tamilnadu Open University 3 years (2.3.2020 - 1.3.2023) Making Syllabus and Curriculum

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
10 Tour Coordinator to Purisai Festival 2 days : 5 & 6 October, 2019 Managing with 24 students and Research scholars

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

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year
1 Virtual Workshop on Enhancing ITC skills of Educators for blended and Online Teaching Ramanujam School of Mathematical Science & EMRC Online 3 days 23-07-2020 25-07-2020 2020

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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