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Dr. Devina Krishna

Dr. Devina Krishna

MA, NET, M.Phil and Ph.D
Vidwan Id: 349043
Orcid Id: 0009-0001-2512-9631

  • Name: Dr Devina Krishna
  • Gender: Female
  •  Designation: Assistant Professor
  •  Department: English
  •  Email id:,
Research Interests:
  • Phonetics and Phonology, Language Documentation, Applied Linguistics and Research Methodology.
Field Experience:
  • Field Methods on Time, Aspect and Mood of Nyishi in consultation with the native Speakers in Arunachal Bhawan and in JNU Campus (Supervisor: Prof. Anvita Abbi), 2008.
  • Compilation of Dogri-English bilingual dictionary of 1000 lexical items with Toolbox (Supervisor: Prof. Anvita Abbi).
Teaching Experience:
  • Teaching Assistant (Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Linguistics), July 2009 to December 2009, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Work Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Patna Women’s College, Patna from 1st July, 2019 till present.
Courses taught/teaching at Patna Women’s College:


  • A History of English Language
  • Remedial Grammar
  • Language Skills and linguistics
  • Creative and Critical writing
  • English Communication
  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (English)
  • Gender and Human Rights


  • Research Methodology
  • Linguistics
  • Indian Criticism
  • English Communication


Awards/ Fellowships: Most Enthusiastic member of NSO, Lady Shri Ram for College for Women, Delhi University (2004).

UGC NET(Linguistics) June, 2008

UGC NET (Linguistics) June, 2008

UGC Sponsored Fellowship for pursuing M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (2008-2010)

Gargi Excellence Award for Teaching and Research organized by LIB, Heritage Society and Amity University, Patna on 8th March, 2022, Patna.


Other Roles and responsibilities: Add-on course coordinator for Spanish.


Seminars, conferences, workshops, and refresher courses attended:

  • Two-day Faculty Development Program on ‘Standards of Excellence in Higher Education’ on 1st and 2nd July, 2019 at Patna Women’s College.
  • Orientation program on ‘Research Paper Writing’ at Patna Women’s College on 10th August, 2019.
  • FDP on ‘Curriculum development for outcome-based education organized by Patna Women’s College, 28th Sep to 3rd Oct, 2020.
  • FDP on ‘Creating a positive work culture: Strategy for quality and excellence’ organized by Patna Women’s College, 23rd to 27th June, 2021.
  • CEP course on Forensic Linguistics: Language, Law, and Society at IIT P from 22nd Jan to 28th Jan, 2022.
  • Refresher Course on ‘Research Methodology’ organized by Ramanujan College, Delhi University from 23rd Jan to 5Th February, 2022.
  • 7 days online workshop on ‘Research Methodology and MMOCs Development and Delivery’ organized by HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2022.


Webinars attended:

  • The role of E-learning during lockdown: Academic challenges and the road ahead organized by Patna Women’s College, 8th to 9th May, 2020.
  • CEP course on ‘Educational technology and language class’, organized by IIT, Patna, 1st to 2nd June, 2020.
  • Webinar on Counter-narratives: Literature from the global south organized by Prabhunath College, 8th to 9th June, 2020.
  • Language teaching and learning after COVID-19 organized by Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, 6th June, 2020.
  • Key insights on intellectual property rights: An interface and emerging issue organized by Patna Women’s College, 25th to 26th June, 2020.
  • CEP course on ‘Exploring frontiers in Applied linguistics’ organized by IIT Patna, 29th June to 1st July, 2020.
  • Toward a Decolonial Feminism: The work and worlds of Maria Lugones organized by VIT, 29th August, 2020.
  • Methods, tools and techniques in the Current Research: Linguistics and Beyond organized by KIT Odisha, 9th Oct, 2020.
  • Linguistics and other perspective on the syllable organized by CURAJ, Central University of Rajasthan, 24th Oct, 2020.
  • The compositionality of color expression across languages organized by CURAJ, Central University of Rajasthan, 26th Feb, 2021.
  • Recent theories in linguistics and their expression organized by CURAJ, Central University of Rajasthan, 18th March, 2021.
  • IP Awareness under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission, organized by Intellectual Property Office at Patna Women’s College on 4th May, 2022.


Presentation of papers in National/International Conferences:

  • ‘Importance of Language laboratory in developing language skills’, National Conference, Amity University, Patna, 18th Jan, 2019.
  • ‘Language shift in North Bihar: A case of mixing and partial shift in Maithili spoken in the Ranway village of Darbhanga’ at IIT Patna on 22nd February, 2019.
  • ‘Language and Sexism: Unearthing forms in English’ in an international conference at Patna Women’s College, Patna, 2019.
  • ‘Lexical tones in western Indo-Aryan languages’ in an international conference at INALCO for SALA-35 in Paris, France from 29th to 31st October, 2019.
  • ‘Syllable structure and Word Stress in Dogri’ in an international conference on, “Languaging and Translating: Within and Beyond” at IIT Patna from 21-23 February, 2020.
  • ‘Whole Segment Processes in Dogri’ at 43rd International Conference organized by CIIL, Mysuru and Linguistic Society of India from 21st December to 23rd December, 2021.
  • ‘Gendered Linguistics: A Study of Male-Female Intonation Patterns in Indian English’ at the International Conference on ‘Intersections of Gender: Texts and Contexts’ organized by the Department of English, Patna Women’s College from 26th to 27th April, 2022.
  • ‘Analyzing Musicality and Rhythm in Narrative Techniques in Dogri Folktales’ at ICOLLAF, dated 28th Jan, 2023 organized by Cluster University, Jammu.
  • ‘Understanding Vulnerable languages of Bihar from ecological linguistic perspective at the International Conference on Culture, Cognition and Globalization: The Viability of languages at IIT Patna, 5th March, 2023.


Invited talks in India:

  • ‘Effective communication in online classes’ organized by Gautam teacher training College, Nalanda on 15th June, 2020.
  • ‘Musicality and Rhythm in Narrative Techniques in Dogri Folktales’ at International Seminar on Worldview of Indigenous People, School of Folkloristics, International Association of Comparative Literature, Society and Culture IACLSC, August 10, 2021.


Invited talks Abroad (Online):

  • ‘Lexical tones in Dogri’ at an International Symposium on linguistics organized by the department of Humanities, Andalas University, Indonesia, on 21st November, 2020.
  • ‘Western Indo-Aryan’ languages at Surabaya Sydney Language Festival on 21st Feb, 2021.
  • ‘Living languages and threatened tongues: A look at Linguistic diversity and Endangerment in India’ at lingua talk organized by Lingua Franca Community, Surabaya, Indonesia on 22nd October, 2021.
  • ‘Suprasegmentals in Dogri’ at Surabaya Sydney Language Festival on 19th February, 2022.
  • ‘General Principles of Research’ at Centre for Languages UCSI University, Malaysia on 18th March, 2022.
  • ‘Musicality and Rhythm in Narrative Techniques in Dogri Folktales’ at 4th World Conference in Social Sciences at Oxford on 4th June, 2022.
  • ‘Observations on the historical accounts of foreign language learning and teaching in Europe’ at International Symposium at University of Leiden, Netherlands on 10th June, 2022.
  • ‘Musicality and Rhythm within Dogri Folktales’ at the Lingua-Cultura Experience 2022 conference, Canada on Clubhouse, June 23-25, 2022.
  • ‘A Linguistic Investigation of Lexical Tones in Dogri’ at Linguistics and Pedagogy Webinars, Pakistan.
  • ‘Understanding Vulnerable languages of India’ at Polyglot Conference Global 2022 at Mexico on 2nd Oct, 2022.
  • ‘An Analysis of Vulnerable Languages of Bihar from Ecological Linguistic Perspective’ at the International Conference ‘Ruptures and Resilience: English studies in the now’ organized by North South University, Dhaka.
  • ‘Similarities between Hindi, Sinhala and Dhivehi’ on 26th Jan, 2023 at Canada.
  • ‘Understanding linguistic diversity in India’ on International Mother Language Day organized by Global Polyglot Conference on 21st February, 2023.
  • ‘Language Rights in the Indian Context’ on Global Language Advocacy Day organized by Global Coalition for Language Rights on 22nd February, 2023.


Published Articles in Peer Reviewed/ UGC Care list Journals:

  • Syllable based Segmental Processes in Dogri (2014): Bhartiya Global Journal of Social Sciences and Societies, Vol: 6 No:1 pp.82.
  • Decoding 7c’s in Effective Communication (2018): International Journal of Communication, Bahri Publications, Vol: 28, No:1-2, pp.37.
  • The Place and Significance of English in Business Communication in India (2019). Journal of Human Development and Communication; Centre for Communication Technology and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  • Syllable Structure and Word Stress in Dogri (2020): The IUP Journal of English Studies, IUP Publications, Vol. XV, No.3.
  • Importance of language laboratory in developing language skills (2021): Jurnal Arbitrer, Andalas University, Indonesia
  • Lexical Tones in Western Indo-Aryan Languages 2023: Studies in South Asian Linguistics, Edited by Ghanshyam Sharma and John J. Lowe: Lincom Publisher, Munich, Germany.
  • Krishna, D. (2023). Whole Segment Processes in Dogri. Jurnal Arbitrer, Universitas Andalas, Volume10. No.1, 1–7. Year 2023 and publication is LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics


Research Guidance UG & PG:

  1. The Verbal and the Non-Verbal: Reading Graphic Tales. Research Project. Under the CPE Scheme of UGC. 2019, Unnati Singh, Smriti Choudhary and Alka.
  2. Non-native pronunciations in English: A case of mother tongue interferences among second language learners. Guided for CPE Presentation, 2021, Shrishty Kumari, Smriti and Akanksha Akshara.
  3. Linguistic Imperialism in Bihar: Observation on the use of English language in the Urban Areas of Bihar. Guided for CPE Presentation, 2022, Adity, Divya, and Astha.
  4. A Structural Analysis of Reduplicative words in Eastern Indo-Aryan languages of Bihar. Guided for CPE Presentation, 2022, Lowrin, Ayushi and Jahnvi.
  5. A linguistic investigation of grammatical errors by Maithili ESL learners through Error Analysis. Guided for CPE Presentation, 2023, Anchal, Astha and Isha.


Member of Professional Bodies:

  • Life Member: Dravidian Linguistic Association, and Linguistic Society of India.
  • Member: Linguistic Society of India
  • Member of Language Culture Justice Hub, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.


Member of Editorial Board:

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Vivid Journal published by Andalas University, Indonesia.
  • Reviewer of International peer-reviewed journal Jurnal Arbitrer published by Andalas University, Indonesia.


Other Activities:

  • Reviewer for the book discussion group on the topic, ‘Voices from the Lost Horizon: Stories and Songs of the Great Andamanese, published in the India International Diary, Volume XXXV N0. 4, August- September 2021.
  • Joint Secretary for the International Conference on ‘Intersections of Gender: Texts and Contexts’ organized by the Department of English, Patna Women’s College.
  • Coordinator for the National level online Intercollegiate competitions jointly organized by Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women and Patna Women’s College on 10th and 11 February, 2023.
  • Chaired the technical session at the International Conference on Culture, Cognition and Globalization: The Viability of languages at IIT Patna on 5th March, 2023.