Prabhavati Y.

Prabhavati Y.

Professor,Director, English, GSHS, HYD

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Dr. Prabhavati Y. obtained her MPhil and PhD from JNTU, Hyderabad, and MA and BA in English from Andhra University. She has 31 years of experience in teaching English language and literature. Before joining GITAM Hyderabad in 2010 she served for 21 years at St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad. She has published quality research papers, book chapters, and books in her areas of interest that include practical spirituality, cultural studies, women’s writing, and critical thinking in teaching/learning. She has a passion for teaching and love of learning.

She is engaged in theatre and translation for non-profit organizations. As part of her pro bono work, she develops and delivers training sessions on positive communication, empathetic leadership, change management, work-life balance, and building resilience. She conducts group training as well as one-on-one sessions and has helped organizational leadership adapt to the rapidly changing socio-cultural and communication landscape over the past couple of decades. She trains leaders from different fields including academics, corporate executives, doctors, police officers, social workers, and human rights activist groups. As a trainer/coach she facilitates the process of bridging the gaps between leadership, their teams, the organization, and the society at large.



Degree NameInstitute & College nameYear of Graduation/Award
Contemporary Relevance of Sri Aurobindo on Mans Destiny A Study of SavitriJNTU Hyderabad2006
Poetic Appeal and Spiritual Urge in Selected Short Poems of Sri Aurobindo and Swami VivekanandaJNTU Hyderabad1999
Master of ArtsAndhra University1988
Bachelor of ArtsAndhra University1986


DesignationOrganizationFrom DateTo Date
Senior Lecturer and Head of the DepartmentSt. Anns College for Women26-06-198931-07-2010
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Going Beyond the Classroom An Action Research Developing Language Skills, Critical Thinking and Ethical Values Using Information and Communication TechnologyUGC2401-Apr-2013
Title of the bookBook / ChapterName of the publisherSubject areaEditionPage numbersISBNPublished year
English All Round 2 Communication Skills for Undergraduate LearnersBookOrient BlackSwanEnglish Language & Communication Skills197893528799082020
English All Round 1 Communication Skills for Undergraduate LearnersBookOrient BlackSwanEnglish Language & Communication Skills197893528780862019
Voices Perceptions of Oneness and PluralityBookGITAM University PressLiterature Culture Studies1ISBN 97881932017
Contemporary Indian Women Writers in EnglishChaptersPencraft InternationalLiterature1142-153ISBN 978958212015
Role of Women in Indian SocietyChaptersVL Media SolutionsLiterature142-51ISBN 978938082013
Board nameJournal name
Editorial BoardForum for Musings Vol VII No I
Editorial BoardForum for Musings Vol VI No.1
Board nameJournal name
Seminar nameOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateTitle of the paper presentedRoleCo presenter
NationalDept. of EnglishGITAM Hyderabad21-Feb-201422-Feb-2014Organized
NationalSarada MathSarada Math, Guntur29-Sep-201329-Sep-2013Swami Vivekanadas Roadmap for the FutureResource Person
NationalDept. of EnglishGITAM Hyderabad24-Feb-201225-Feb-2012Organized
NationalELTIS, Symbiosis, PuneSymbiosis, Pune11-Feb-201112-Feb-2011Language Learning through Poetry A Multicultural ApproachParticipated
Seminar nameOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateTitle of the paper presentedRoleCo presenter
InternationalISCS & OUCIPOUCIP, Hyderabad16-Feb-201718-Feb-2017Two Stories of Struggles Interpret, Inform or Inspire?Participated
InternationalOUOU29-May-201630-May-2016Use of ICT in the TeachingLearning Process An Integreted Approach to Develop Critical ThinkingParticipated
InternationalIMRF & KLUKLU21-Aug-201522-Aug-2015Voices of Our Indigenous Tribes Facets of Adivasi Life as Depicted in Selected Telugu Short FictionParticipated
InternationalGovt. City CollegeCity College, Hyderabad06-Aug-201407-Aug-2014Keynote Address Effective Language Learning Strategies in EnglishResource Person
InternationalSri Venkateswara University and Indian Association for Canadian StudiesSVU27-Jan-201429-Jan-2014A Glimpse into the Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore and Bliss Carman from the Perspective of IndoCanadian Cultural InclusivenessParticipated
InternationalIAIRsHyderabad06-Jul-201307-Jul-2013Keynote Address Teaching Learning English Language and Literature A Multi Layered ApproachResource Person
InternationalMELUS India MELOWPunjab University, Chandigarh08-Feb-201310-Feb-2013Narrativizing the Feminine and the Feminist A Glimpse into Rabindranath Tagores Chitra and Red OleandersParticipated
InternationalIAIRSHyderabad14-Jul-201215-Jul-2012Plenary Talk Towards Happiness and Harmony A Value Based Approach to the Teaching of English Language and LiteratureResource Person
InternationalBalwant Parekh Centre for General Semantics & Other Human Sciences and Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Utkal UniversityUtkal University, Bhubaneswar06-Jan-201208-Jan-2012Participated
InternationalOUCIPOUCIP, Hyderabad22-Sep-201124-Sep-2011Human Predicament and Human Possibilities An Indian Approach to World HarmonyParticipated
Name of the awardAwarded byAwarded year
Best paper AwardSymbiosis Pune2011
National Merit ScholarshipMinistry of Education Culture Govt. of India1986
Certificate of Merit National Scholarships SchemeMinistry of Education Culture Govt. of India1981
TitleTypeOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateRole
Strategies for Effective English Language TeachingFaculty development programPVP Siddhartha College VijayawadaPVP Siddhartha College Vijayawada20-Jun-201922-Jun-2019Resource Person
Refresher Course in Soft Skills for Professional ExcellenceFaculty development programUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, OU, HyderabadUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, Osmania University, Hyderabad04-Aug-201704-Aug-2017Resource Person
Refresher Course in EnglishFaculty development programUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, OU, HyderabadUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, Osmania University, Hyderabad20-Jul-201720-Jul-2017Resource Person
Three Day Workshop on Interpersonal Skills and Better Communication in EnglishFaculty development programSisters of St. Anne, CSSASt. Anns Generalate, Hyderabad19-Oct-201521-Oct-2015Resource Person
Refresher Course in Soft Skills & Personality DevelopmentFaculty development programUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, OU, HyderabadUGCHRDC, Academic Staff College, Osmania University, Hyderabad21-Sep-201521-Sep-2015Resource Person
21 Hour Teacher Support Programme for the BECFaculty development programBritish Council HyderabadGITAM Hyderabad08-Dec-201110-Dec-2011Participated
National Practicum on Emerging Areas of Research in English Language and Literary StudiesQuality improvement programJNTU HyderabadJNTU Hyderabad29-Apr-201129-Apr-2011Participated
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