Dr. Nalini J. Thampi

Research Area
  • Dr. NALINI J. THAMPI : Ph.D. (French) & M.Litt. (French) (with Distinction) from EFLU, Hyderabad, & M.A. (French) & B.A. (French) – both with 1st Class, 1st Rank & Gold Medal from University of Madras.
  • Professor teaching French language, civilisation & Francophone literatures for 40 years.
  • Taught for 10 years in Hyderabad at Arts & Science College for Women of Osmania University & EFLU, before joining PU in 1992.
  • Collaborated in the Dictionnaire Français – Hindi of S. Sadasivan, the first extensive French-Hindi Dictionary published by Orient Blackswan (2009).
  • Academic & Administrative Experience :
    1. Officiated as : Vice-Chancellor (i/c) in stints (December 2017 – June 2018).
      • 1st Woman Dean – School of Humanities, & one of the senior most Deans in the PU academia (2016-2019).
      • Chairperson of the Anti-Ragging Committee.
      • Dean — Students Welfare (2011-2012).
      • Chief Warden — Women’s Hostels (2002-2009).
      • Professor & Head — Dept of French (2009-2012 & 2015-2018).
      • Designed the syllabus of the UG & PG in French, and the M.A. (Intg.) (SEAL) of PU & Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Dual Degree.
      • B.O.S. Member at EFLU, HCU, CUSAT, Manipal University, Bharathiar University, Avinashilingam University.
      • Guided 245 M.A. Projects in Translation, 50 M.Phil. Dissertations.
      • 19 Ph.D.s have been awarded under her guidance (including a foreign scholar).
      • Ph.D. Examiner at DU, JNU, EFLU, CUSAT, Bangalore University, Grenoble University, University of Paris-13 Sorbonne, Manipal University (Jaipur), Goa University, Visvabharathi University.
      • Coordinator, SWAYAM-ARPIT French Studies MOOC.
      • Deputy Coordinator — SAP Project of French Dept.
        In the first French Dept in India to be granted the SAP, and to be designated National Resource Centre for the French MOOC.
    2. Launched Centre for Women’s Studies & Headed it (1999-2002).
    3. Launched Centre for Foreign Languages & Headed it (2009-2013).
      • Member of Academic Council, Executive Council, Court, & OLIC of
        Pondicherry University.
      • Member of Selection Committee for Recruitment & CAS at DU, EFLU, University of Madras, University of Lucknow, Visvabharati University, Bangalore University, VIT, Goa University.
    4. Nominee Chairperson, Advisory Committee, Kendriya Vidyalaya – 2,
      • Coordinator — Study India Program (2016-2020).
      • Got M.O.U.s signed with Université de Lyon 2, Université de Bordeaux 3, Université de Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 (all in France), Liège University in Belgium, Ontario Universities, Zurich University, and the French Institute in Puducherry.
      • As Coordinator of these M.O.U.s, organised a Translation & Interpretation Workshop with Zurich University, & meticulously monitoring the PU students’ & foreign students’ academic pursuit on M.O.U. exchange.
      • Selection Jury Chairperson for the exchange students of the Dual Degree with University of Paris 1.
      • University Cultural Coordinator.
      • President, Pondicherry University Film Club.
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Notable Publications

La Revanche Féministe au Kerala : Lalithambika Antherjanam et Praticârâdevathâ, in “Rencontre Avec L’Inde”, ICCR Journal, Tome 26, Numéro 3 : 1997, New Delhi.

"La Joie de Siva, in “Bulletin d’Études Parnassiennes et Symbolistes”, No. 19, Printemps 1997, Lyon, France. "

"The French Language in Pondicherry : A Vestige of The Past or A Link- Language of The Future ?, in “Indo-French Relations”, Edited by Prof. K. S. Mathew and S. Jayaseela Stephen, Indian Council of Historical Research, Pragati Publications, August 1999, New Delhi."

"Marie-Thérèse Humbert et “À L’Autre Bout de Moi” -- De L’ Altérité Vers L’ Identité, in “L’Océan Indien dans Les Littératures Francophones”, Edited by Kumari R. Issur and Vinesh Y. Hookoomsing, Éditions Karthala & Presses de L’ Université de Maurice, 2002, France. "

"À La Confluence de Deux Cultures : “God's Mischief” de Maniyambath Mukundan, in “Synergies Inde” no. 7 / 2016, Coordonné par Vidya Venkatesan et Claude Arpi, Édité par Gerflint, France, ISSN 1951-6436. "