The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has catapulted the Indian Education system into a new direction. The emphasis has now shifted to creating future thought leaders by laying the groundwork for developing interwoven critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.

Ranked among the best Liberal Arts Colleges in Hyderabad and Telangana, Woxsen School of Liberal Arts & Humanities is committed to the free and open pursuit of knowledge and offers students a multifaceted perspective on the world. The multidisciplinary curriculum and innovative pedagogy aim to instil in students the ability to effectively communicate, gather and analyze data, derive viable insights from such data, work in teams, and solve problems.

Students at Woxsen will not only find their niche, but will also learn to apply the synergies gained from a multidisciplinary education to the advancement of their immediate community and even the world at large. These exclusive attributes make Woxsen School of Liberal Arts and Humanities stand among the best liberal arts colleges in India.

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The Woxsen School of Liberal Arts & Humanities is ranked among the top Humanities Colleges in Hyderabad and has been established to provide a platform for the curious-minded, explorers and change-makers.

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BA (Hons.) at Woxsen aims to develop future leaders and change-makers with the ability to think critically, read discerningly, write persuasively, and be aware of the impact of one's actions on society and the environment.

Students can tailor-make their BA (Hons.) degree by selecting three specialisations of their interests and passion out of eight exclusive specializations, that include - English, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Journalism, Business Studies, History, Sociology & Anthropology.

World-class FacUlty

The illustrious faculty at the Woxsen School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, Hyderabad includes of some of the most renowned scholars and experts from world’s leading global institutions.

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Dr. P.V. Satya Prasad
Dean- School of Liberal Arts and Humanities

Education:

Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication, Central University of Nicaragua

Specialisation:

Print journalism, Media Ethics, Communication Theories, Media Studies and Public Relations

Research:

Measures and definitions of New Media Literacy, Changing Media Landscapes in digital era and Role of Social Media in Political Uprisings

Courses Taught:

Advertising, Investigative Journalism, Media and Society, Reporting, Public Affairs Reporting

Publications:

1. A Systematic Review of Communication Augmented by Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence”, Book Chapter in Edited Book: IGI Global: Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability and Use of AI, December, 2023.

2. "Empowering Indian Higher Education through Social Media and ICTs: An Empirical Study of Select Colleges in India" was published as a book chapter in the book titled "Media and Culture" which was released on the occasion of the National Media Conclave, Nov. 2023, Bhubaneswar, India.

3. "Communication Technologies and Their Influence in Uprisings in the Middle East and North African Regions" presented at the 19th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in Singapore on 11th November 2022. 

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Dr. Ravikant Kisana
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Area Chair - Media & Journalism
Associate Professor Education:
FPM- Communications - MICA.
Specialization:
Cultural Studies, Communications, Critical Ethnography
Research:
Critical Caste Studies, Urban Studies, Social inequality, Sociology of Education, Grassroots social movements, Digital Cultures. 
Courses Taught:
Digital Media, Culture & Communication, Communication Theory, Media & the Self, Introduction to Cinema Theory
Publication:
1.Yes caste is important, (but)’: examining the knowledge-production assemblage of Dwij-Savarna scholarship as it invisibilises caste in the context of women’s prisons in India, Gender and Development, 31 (2-3), (2023)
2.Voices from the Beyond: Investigating Meo Muslim women’s empowerment through education in Nuh, India’s “most backward” district’, Gender and Education, 35 (6-7), (2023)
3. No one understands what we go through”: Narratives of ‘risk’ of women from the families of sanitation workers in Pune, India, during COVID-19’, Gender and Development 29(1) (2021)  

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Dr. Antarleena Basu
David Scott Kastan Professor of English Literature

Assistant Professor
Education:
Ph.D. and M. Phil. in Translation Studies, UoH, M.A. in English, University of Hyderabad.
Specialisation:
Trauma Studies, Translation Studies, Graphic Narratives, Indian Writing in English
Research:
Interactions between Trauma, Language and Translation Studies; Depiction of socio-politics, nationalism, and the subaltern in Indian graphic narratives
Courses Taught:
Indian Writing in English, Critical Thinking, Communications, Irish Literature, Analytical Appreciation of Language
Publications:
1. “Representation of History in the Indian Graphic Novel: An Analytical Study of History through the Frame of Graphic Narratives” in IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.4.2.03 (December 2017).
2. “Translating Trauma Fiction: A Comparative Study of the Strategies and Challenges of Translating Trauma Fiction from Bengali to English” in New Horizons of Translation Research and Education 5, ISSN 2669-901X (Tampere Studies in Language, Translation and Literature, A2). (January 2020).
3. "Collaborative Writing Project in Virtual Environment: A Case Study" in Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, Book Chapter, Scopus Indexed (Feb 2023).

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Dr. Anindita Majumdar
Ravi Dhar Professor of Behavioural Science

Associate Professor
Education:
Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta
Specialisation:
Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Creativity, Personality & Expressive Arts Therapy, Applied Social Psychology
Research:
Expressive Art Therapy, Personality Studies, Assistive technology in Education, Gender Psychology & LGBTQ Parenting, CMH

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Dr. Brundaban Mishra
Dipesh Chakrabarty Professor of History

Associate Professor 
Education:
Postdoc in South Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, Ph. D. in History, JNU, Delhi
Specialisation:
South Asian Studies, Indian History, Global and Legal History, Cultural Anthropology
Research:
State Formation, Question of Legitimation, Social Transformation, Vernacular Language Policy, Politics of Identity, Tribal Studies and History of Princely State
Courses Taught:
World Civilization,  Modern Europe, Internal Relation,  Indian History, Research Methodology
Publications:
1. State Formation, Legitimacy and Society in Medieval Orissa, 2023 [Book]
2. Kingdom at the Crossroads: Geopolitics of the Khurda Kingdom in Early Modern Orissa, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 3 (01), 2015
3. State Formation in Early Modern Orissa: Ecology and Geopolitics in Sambalpur     Kingdom, Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol.20-2, 2014

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Dr. Naveen Kolloju
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Professor of Behavioural Public Policy

Associate Professor 
Education: 
M.A. in Political Science, University of Hyderabad; M.Phil and PhD in Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M.A. in Public Administration (IGNOU)
Specialization: 
Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy & Governance, Public Administration, Natural Resource Governance, Governance and Democratic Decentralisation.
Research: 
Financial Inclusion Policy; Governance: Theory and Practice; Organizational Culture and Performance; Developmental State Theory; Women and Entrepreneurship; Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation.
Courses Taught:
Western Political Thought, Indian Political Thought, Public Administration, Environmental Education
Publications:
1. Kolloju, Naveen et al., (2024), The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Sustainable Development Goals-2030, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, (springer.com). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13132-023-01692-0. (SCOPUS (Q2), UGC Care and ABDC).
2.Kolloju, Naveen et al., (2022). Impact of Organizational Culture on Organizational Performance: A Study on employees in Educational Institutions, Business Systems Research, Sciendo, Vol. 13. No. (1). https://doi.10.2478/bsrj-2022-0009 (Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journal). ISSN-No: 1847-9375. Scopus Q2.
 3. Kolloju, Naveen et al., (2021). Coronavirus Disease 2019 and its Effects on Teaching and Learning Process in the Higher Educational Institutions, Higher Education for the Future, 8 (1), 90-107. https://doi.10.1177/2347631120983650. (Scopus Indexed Journal Q1 Ranking).
 

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Dr. Siriman Naveen
Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics from School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, M.A, M.Phil.

Specialization:

Macroeconomics, Labour economics, Urban economics, and developmental economics.

Research:

Urban developmental issues, Developmental economics, Unorganized economy, and Macroeconomics.

Courses Taught:

Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Mathematics for Economics, Microecnomics Pricing theories and Advanced Macroeconomics

Publications:

1. Naveen , S (2024) “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Sustainable Development Goals-2030, Journal of the Knowledge Economy (SCOPUS (Q2), UGC Care and ABDC)”. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Sustainable Development Goals-2030 | Journal of the Knowledge Economy (springer.com)

2. Naveen, S (2016)Production and Marketing Network Chain of Brick Kiln Product Market: A Case Study of Hyderabad City in International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains (IJMVSC) 2016 Vol.7. No1 27-37 0976797-X(ONLINE);2230-7966(PRINT) https://aircconline.com/ijmvsc/V7N1/7116ijmvsc03.pdf

3. Naveen, S (2022) Urban Households' Access to Basic Amenities: Disparities in the distribution with Reference to Social Groups in Urban India journal (UGC Care) vol.42.2. ISNN 0970- 9045, page no. 128-140.

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Dr. Junuguru Srinivas
Assistant Professor

Education:

MA, MPhil and PhD in International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Specialisation:

India, China and Russian foreign economic policies and global south role in international relations

Research:

Foreign policies of India, China, Russia, BRICS and International Organizations

Courses Taught:

Fundamentals of Political Science,  Comparative Politics, Constitution of India,  International relations,  India's foreign policy in 21st century world politcs

Publications:

1. Junuguru Srinivas (2022), 'Future of the BRICS and the role of Russia and China’, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-981-19-1114-9   

 2. Srinivas Junuguru, Naveen Kolloju, Akanksha, Naveen Sirman and Naresh Sudhaveni (2024), The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Sustainable Development Goals-2030, Journal of the Knowledge Economy (SCOPUS (Q2), UGC Care and ABDC-C): https://trebuchet.public.springernature.app/get_content/90c8cfdb-c5ac-4023-8e9c-     

 3. Srinivas Junuguru (2019). ‘Modi’s Cultural Diplomacy and role of Indian Diaspora”, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 13(2): 74-90. ISSN-1802-548x ( https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.A130201) (SCOPUS)

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Digvijay Singh
Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph. D. (Pursuing), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee; MA in Sociology, University of Jammu

Specialisation:

Sociology of Work, Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Artificial Intelligence and Society

Research:

Digital Labour Platforms and Platform work

Courses Taught:

Fundamentals of Sociology, Global Sociology, Genders & Sexualities 

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Dr. Afaq Ahmad
Assistant Professor

Education:

MA, MPhil and PhD in Mass Communication, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Specialisation:

Digital Media, Broadcast Journalism, News Writing and Editing, Film Studies, Communication Research, Intercultural Communication

Research:

Digital, Print and Broadcast Media Coverage on Human Rights, Political and Societal Issues, Film Communication, New Age Journalism, Health Communication

Courses Taught:

TV Production & Video Editing, New Media Technology, Human Rights & Media, New Age Journalism, Film Communication

Publications:

1. A Systematic Review of Communication Augmented by Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence”, Book Chapter in Edited Book: IGI Global: Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Sustainability and Use of AI, December, 2023, ISBN13: 9798369308929, EISBN13: EISBN13: 9798369308936. DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0892-9. Scopus and Web of Science Indexed 
https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/a-systematic-review-of-communication-augmented-by-human-intelligence-and-artificial-intelligence/334952

2. “Childrens’ Privacy and Vulnerability Issues encapsulated in the Contents of Metaverse: An Exploratory Study”, Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences (SH&SS), Vol 30(1), June 28, 2023, pp.1-15, Print ISSN: 0972-1401, UGC-CARE List Journal

3. “Geopolitical Conflicts in Palestine/Israel: An Indian Perspective”, Book Chapter in Edited Book: Bentham Science: Digital Dilemmas: Exploring the Conflict within South Asian Literature through a Technological Perspective, Projected Release Date: March, 2024. Scopus Indexed 

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Dr. Eldhose Varghese
Assistant Professor

Education:

MA and Ph.D in Anthropology, Pondicherry Central University. Cleared UGC NET & JRF in Anthropology.

Specialisation:

Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Ethnicity, Anthropology of Religion, Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology, and Ethnography

Research:

Ethnic and Identity Studies, Theory of Practice, Anthropology of Christianity, Anthropology of Resistance (Political Anthropology), Anthropology of Food, Memory Studies, Ecological Anthropology, and Oriental Orthodoxy.

Courses Taught

Basics of Understanding Society; Sociology of Deviance

Publications:

1. Symbolic and Interpretive Meaning of the ‘Church’ of Jacobites in Kerala and its Role in the Construction of Identity in International Journal of Asian Christianity, 2024 (Brill; Scopus indexed; forthcoming).                            

2. Sacred Food, Memory, and Identity of Jacobites in Kerala by Jesurathnam Devarapalli and Eldhose Varghese, in International Journal of Anthropology, ISSN: 0393-9383, Volume 38 – N. 1/2, 2023, Scopus.

3. Antioch: The Symbol of Collective Identity and Resistance of Jacobites in Kerala by Eldhose Varghese and Jesurathnam Devarapalli, in Syriac Orthodox Patriarchal Journal, ISSN: 2414-6986, Volume 60, 2022, pp. 37 – 52.

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Dr. Ananda Meher
Assistant Professor

Education:

UG: Economics (Hons); M.A Economics - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India; M.Phil.: Economics - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India; PHD: Economics - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Research:

Health Economics, Labour Economics, Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor

Education:

BA (Hons) in English & MA in English, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), and PhD, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati.

Specialisation:

English Literature, American Literature, Environmental Humanities, and Classical Indian Writings

Research:

Aesthetics, Ecoaesthetics, Ecocriticism, Indological Studies, Hindi Cinema, and Dramaturgy

Courses Taught:

History of English Literature, Business Communication, Medieval and Shakespearean Literature, English for Communication

Publications:

1.  P. K. Verma, and P. S. Dwivedi. “Re-Gestating the Eco-ethics of Rāmāyaṇa in Anthropocene: An Eco-aesthetical Approach.” Journal of Dharma, 48(1): 47-64, 2023. (Scopus & Web of Science)

2.  P. K. Verma, and P. S. Dwivedi: “Dhanaṁjaya’s Conceptions of Dramatic Art and the Dramaturgy of Early Hindi Cinema.” Journal of Arts, 11 (3): 185-196, 2023. (UGC-Care List)

3.  P. K. Verma, and P. S. Dwivedi. “Eco-Consciousness in Vālmīki-Rāmāyaṇa: An Aesthetical Study of Ecological Integrity and Diversity.” Shìdnij svìt/The World of the Orient, 4 (117): 221-234, 2022. (Scopus)

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Prof. Dibyangana Biswas
Assistant Professor

Education:

BSc Psychology - University of Calcutta; MSc Psychology - University of Calcutta; Ph.D. Psychology - University of Calcutta

Specialisation:

Minority issues, Gender and Sexual minorities, Positive psychology, Consumer Behaviour and Social issues

Research:

Wellbeing and coming out related issues among LGBTIQA+ individuals in India

Courses Taught:

Existential dialogue,  Reflective self,  Responsible Leadership,  Sports Psychology

Publications:

1. Mady, S., Biswas, D., Dadzie, C. A., Hill, R. P., & Paul, R. (2023). “A Whiter Shade of Pale”: Whiteness, Female Beauty Standards, and Ethical Engagement Across Three Cultures. Journal of International Marketing, 31(1) 69-89 https://doi.org/10.1177/1069031X221112642 
2. Biswas, D., Chaudhuri, A., Mitra, N. & Roy Chaudhuri, H. (2022). Pride or Closet? Unpacking Experiences of Minority Stress, Coping, and Resistance Among Gender and Sexual Minorities in India. Journal of Homosexuality. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2022.2071662 
3. Biswas, D., & Chaudhuri, A. (2018). Perks Of Coming Out Of A Closet: From The Perspective Of LGBTQ Individuals. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being. Vol-9(2), Pp-239-246

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Dr. Shah Khatoon
Assistant Professor

Education:
MA and Ph.D. in Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia. Cleared UGC-NET in Sociology.
Specialization :
Sociology of Environment, Sociology of Technology and Gender Studies.
Research:
Gender and Development, Social Change, Structural Inequality, Collective
Behaviour, Rural Development and Gender-Energy dynamics.
Course Taught :
Diversity and Social Exclusion, Contemporary Social Issues.
Publication:
1.  Economic Empowerment of Women in Rural India: Challenges and Prospects in Journal of Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 2021 ( UGC-CARE).
2. The role of women in Renewable Energy Development in Dogo Rangsang Research Journal, 2021 ( UGC-CARE).
3. The Intersection of Climate Change and Gendered Vulnerability in Ladakh: Issues and Challenges, 2024 ( UGC-CARE).
4. Language and Culture Preservation in Kargil: A Focus on the Balti Language in International Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 2023.

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