Nithin Ramakrishnan

Sandhya Shankar
Assistant Professor
School of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Dr. Sandhya Shankar has completed her doctoral research with UGC-JRF in the field of Psycholinguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. It concentrated on the cognition of time in children, the way children represent time and space in their language. Her graduation in Elementary Education focussed on Language and Mathematics Pedagogy. The course was an integrative study of human development, subject knowledge and communication skills. It included an in-depth study of child language acquisition and curriculum planning. Amounting to her interest in language acquisition studies, she pursued her MA in Linguistics, with courses including applied linguistics, semiotics and developmental psycholinguistics. She has published various articles in journals and authored a chapter in book apart from presenting papers in both national and international conferences. Since 2013, she has worked on research projects, including one on peace education with NCERT, Delhi and taught in different colleges in Delhi and Kerala. Other than academics she is interested in painting and writing.


  • PhD in Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • M.A. Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) from Gargi College, Delhi University

Areas of Teaching:

  • Writing and Communication skills in English
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Introduction to Linguistics

Research Interests:

  • Developmental Psycholinguistics
  • Cross cultural representation of Time and Space
  • Language Acquisition
  • Multilingualism
  • Language Pedagogy

Unless we have a definite faith in the goal of our existence, and unless we believe, work for, and actually come to experience the goal positively as an existent factor, there is no hope of any plan becoming successful. —Swami Chinmayananda
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