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Ph.D. Programmes in English Language and Literature (DEGREE AWARDED)

  1. Aravind R. Nair. “Untangling Science: An Actor-Network Analysis of Select Science Fiction Writing.”(2021) 

  2. Vishak V.S. “A Comparative Study of the Productions of the Select Plays of Tomson Highway and Kavalam Narayana Panikker.”(2019) 

  3. Krishna Kumar R. “National and Transnational Landscapes and Identities: A Study of Select Works of Indian and Indo-Canadian Playwrights.” (2019) 

  4. Suhail Abdul Rub. “Retelling the Canadian Arctic: The Inuit Story.” (2018) 

  5. Sudip N. “From Oral Renditions to Chirographic Representations: a Study of Select Native Canadian Short Fiction.” October 2013  

  6. Vani K. “Cutting across Cultures and Territories in the Works of Select Chinese-
    Canadian and Chinese-American Women Writers.” September 2012.  

  7. Achamma Alex. “An Endless War against the Hierarchy of Power: The Works of Timothy Findlay.” 2009

  8. N. Sreekala. “The Doubly Displaced Immigrant: A Postcolonial Approach to M.G. Vassanji’s Fiction.” 2009

  9. Roshan Jacob. “Re (Membering) the Circle: An Ecoaesthetic Reading of Canadian First Nations Women’s Writing.” 2010

  10. Sumithra Devi. “Ethnicity and Gender: Fractured Identities in the Works of Select Indo - Canadian, Indo - American and Indo - British Writers.” 2010

  11. Kalyani -"Modes of Denial and Gratification Canadian in Children's Cinema in Canada" - 2008.

  12. Sabita S. Narrative as Myth: Mordicai Richler's Novels - 2008

  13. Abraham Joseph - "Social Commitment in the Plays of George Ryga" - 2004.

  14. Supriya .S - "Conceptualising Cultural Space: The Works of M.G. Vassanji, Rohinton Mistry and Shyam Selvadurai" --2003.

  15. Esther Jayanthi - "The Poetic Vision of Irving Layton,"- 2001.

  16. Vijayamohan P.J - "Lyrical Voices and Social Vision in the Poetry of Dorothy Livesay and Judith Wright." - 2000.

  17. V.T. Samuel - "Theological Gestalt in the Novels of Graham Greene and Brian Moore."- 1999.

  18. B. Hariharan - "The Carnival World of Robert Kroetsch." - 1993.

Ph.D. Programmes in Political Science

  1. M.A. Lal - "Federalism in Canada and India." 2003.

Ph.D. Programmes in Progress:

  1. Ranjitha M.S. “Border Dynamics and Alternate Spaces: An Exploration of Thomas King’s Oeuvre.”

  2. M.S. Raj Mohan. "The Land and the Word: The Eco-Aesthetics of Rudy Wiebe's Fiction."


  1. Rekha S. “Imagining the nation and Identity in Select Indigenous Fiction of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.” 2017.

  2. Nitha Martia Shaji. “Artist – Trickster – Media Interface in Native Canadian Culture.” 2017.

  3. Blessymol P. Bright “ The Diasporic Experience in M. G. Vassanji’s The Magic of Saida.” 2015.

  4. Asha P. V. “Cultural Memory in Ruby Slipperjack’s Selected Novels.” 2015.

  5. Rinu Krishna R “Ojibway Cosmologies in the works of Richard Wagamese.”

  6. Reju Rafik “The idea of Hero in Guy Vanderhaighe’s Man Descending and My Present Age.”2015.

  7. Neethu V. Dev. “The Enigma of Narrating Kamala Das.” - 2012

  8. Anchu S.R. “Drama of Guilt and Recrimination in the Select Plays of Sharon Pollock.” - 2012

  9. Parvathi Krishnan U. “Re-Writing the Gothic Genre: Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin and The Robber Bride. 2009.

  10. Shaheen Ebrahimkutty A. V. “ Feminine Psyche in Yvonne Vera’s Nehanda and Without a Name.” 2009.

  11. Ranjitha M.S. "Rejuvenation of Native Culture through Resistance: The Emerging Female Self in Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water and Medicine River." 2007.

  12. Suhail Abdul Rub P. "A Gateway to Nunavat: Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky was Here." 2007.

  13. Navamy Sudhish. "Aesthetics of Survival: Native Canadian Reality in Jeanette Armstrong's Slash." 2006.

  14. Fortuno Britto. "A Search for the Self: Beatrice Culleton's In Search of April Raintree and Joan Crate's Breathing Water." 2006.

  15. Lakshmi Prasannan. "Diaries of the Living, the Dying and the Dead: Critical Analysis of Selected Novels of Carol Shields." 2005.

  16. Reshmi Raghunath. "The Relocation of the Female Self in the Arctic Landscape: A Reading of Select Works of Anitha van Herk." 2005.

  17. Deepthi P .Nair. "Contending with the Temporal: The Geriatric World in Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin and Margaret Drabble's The Seven Sisters." 2005.

  18. Somy V. Soman. "Narrative strategies in Margaret Atwood's Fiction: The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, and Alias Grace." 2003.

  19. Gayatri M.S. "Mirroring Cultures: Maria Campbell's Halfbreed and Jessica." 2003.

  20. Maya V. Nair. "Motherhood in the Short Stories of Audrey Thomas." 2003.

  21. Asha Prabhakaran. "He, She, or It: Deconstructing Gender in Phyllis Gotlieb's Flesh and Gold and Violent Stars." 2003.

  22. Maya Nair. "Cyril Daydeen's Dark Swirl as Mythic Novel." 2003.

  23. Asharaf Sha C.M. "Spirituality and Cannibalism in Yann Martel's Self and Life of Pi." 2003.

  24. Julie Alice Koshy. "Re-rooting of the Black Woman in Dionne Brandt's In Another Place, Not Here and Alice Walker's The Color Purple." 2003.

  25. Sudip N. "Regression as Progression: Cyclical Narrative Patterning in Beatrice Culleton's April Raintree and Jeannette Armstrong's Slash." 2002.

  26. Manchusha Madhusudhanan. "Re-feathering the Metis: Native women's Voices in Maria Campbell's Halfbreed and Beatrice Culleton's In Search of April Raintree." 2002.

  27. Mridula Menon V. "The Native Canadian through a White Man's Eye: Rudy Wiebe's The Temptations of Big Bear." 2001.

  28. Zarina John. "The Quebec Manitobean Cycle in the Works of Gabrielle Roy." 2000.

  29. Latha T.R. "The Imaginary Homeland in Rohnton Mistry's Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance." 2000.

  30. Darsana Raj Kumar. "The Short Stories of Rohinton Mistry." 1998.

  31. Jeetha Johny Chungath. "(Re)Mapping Sites: Robert Kroetsch's Alberta and Stephen Scobie's Taking the Gate: A Journey through Scotland." 1997.

  32. Lakshmi Devi. "With an Exile's Eye: Rohinton Mistry's Such a Long Journey and A Fine Balance." 1997.

  33. C.K. Anjali. "The Quest for Selfhood in Kate Chopin's The Awakening and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing." 1995.

  34. Beena Gopinath. "Distraught Voices: The Aberrant Heroines of Bharathi Mukherjee's Novels." 1995.

  35. Elizabeth Mathew. "The Polemics of Gyno-criticism in The Stone Angel and The Beggar Maid." 1994.

  36. Prabha Alice Varkey. "The Cultural and Familial Worlds in Joy Kogawa's Obasan." 1994.

  37. Achamma Alex. "Subversion of the Myth: Timothy Findlay's Not Wanted on the Voyage and Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel." 1993.

  38. Sabita S. "Female Consciousness in Bharathi Mukherjee's Novels." 1993.

  39. Esther Jayanthi. "A Spirit in the Wilderness: A Portrait of the Indian in the Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott." 1993.

  40. Resmi V. "Crisis of Conscience and Moral Recovery: A Study Based on Four Novels of Brian Moore." 1993.

  41. Rubeena S. "Fictional Reconstruction as History: A Study of Azadi and The Blue Mountains of China." 1992.

  42. B. Hariharan. "Northrop Frye: The Critic's Path." 1991.


  1. Sreeroopa. “Writing Patriarchy and Racism through Memory: Her Mother’s Ashes and Other Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States.” 2014. 

  2. Kavya K.V. “Page to Frame: Journey of Life of Pi. 2013. 

  3. Kavitha G. “Visual Narratives: Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table and Running in the Family. 2012. 

  4. Farah Zachariah. “Caught in Memory: Bhopal Gas Tragedy.” 2011.

  5. Lekshmi Mohan. “Reading Female Gothic: Anne Hebert’s Kamouraska and Heloise.” 2011.

  6. Devu P.S. “Rereading Emergency Narrative with Rference to Select Politcal Cartoons of Abu Abraham and Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance. 2010.

  7. Roshma Thazneem A.R. “Fractured Identities: Neil Bissoondath’s The Worlds Within Her. 2010.

  8. Prince Krishnan. “Reality Re-conceptualized: Poetizing Life experience in Michael Ondaatje’s The Dainty Monsters and Rat Jelly. 2010.

  9. Tara Mohan. “Challenging the ‘Doors of Perception’: Timothy Findley’s Not Wanted on the Voyage.” 2009.

  10. Sarannya V Pillai. “Environmental Politics and Dams in Rabindranath Tagore’s Mukta- dhara and Anna Paskal’s “The Water Gods, the Inside Story of a World Bank Project in Nepal.” 2009.

  11. Indu Balachandran. "The Trauma of Living: War and Individual Lives in Shauna Singh Baldwin's The Tiger Claw." 2008.

  12. Vinitha Thomas. "Recurring Voices: Narrative Strategies in Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero"

  13. Shamna R. "The Dynamics of Diaspora: A Reading of M.G. Vassanji's The Assassin's Song." 2008.

  14. Neethu Varghese "Re-Righting the Odyssey: Margaret Atwood's Penelode and her Maids." 2008.

  15. Salini V.S. "Death by Misadventure: Alcoholism as Metaphor and Theme in Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano and Joseph Roth's The Legend of the Holy Drinker." 2008.

  16. Sarah Varghese Koleth. "The Janus Psyche in Cyril Dabydeen's Stoning the Wind and Imaginary Origins." 2007.

  17. Diana V. Prakash. "The Visual Legacy of Cubism in Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion." 2007.

  18. Ancy Mariam Abraham. "The Indo-Canadian Diasporic Experience in Uma Parameswaran." 2006.

  19. Chinju Kailath Johnson. "Throbbing between Hope and Despair: Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance." 2006.

  20. Divya Mary Joy. "Ruby Slipperjack's Silent Words: A Search for the Self." 2006.

  21. Swetha Chandran. "Nature as a Mirror for the Feminine Self: An Ecofeminist Approach to Margaret Atwood's Surfacing." 2006.

  22. Carolini Prisilda Rozario. "The Self and the Tree Home: A Reading of Bharathi Mukherjee's Jasmine." 2005.

  23. Ranjitha M.S. "Land as Identity: Positioning the Self in the Landscape in Rudy Wiebe's The Temptations of Big Bear." 2005.

  24. Soumya S. "Complex Strands of Bonding: Rohinton Mistry's Family Matters." 2003.

  25. Ceena Mary George. "The Absence of Fixities and the Fixity of Absence: Yann Martel's Life of Pi as Metafiction." 2003.

  26. Chitra Gopal C.R. "The Prairie as a Text.: Sinclair Ross' As for me and my House." 2002.

  27. Navamy Sudhish. "Dialectics of the Feminine: Power and Gender Politics in Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm." 2002.

  28. Sabitha S. "Bilvas That Turn Maples: An Exposition of Immigrant Experience in Uma Parameswaran's What was Always Hers." 2002.

  29. Phibi George. "Mapping the Woman's Psyche: Margaret Atwood's Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories." 2002.

  30. Pamela D'Silva. "An Unending Exodus: Overtones of the Bibliccal Jew in Adele Wiseman's The Sacrifice." 2001.

  31. Dhanya K.J. "Voicing the Marginalized Minority and Exploring the World of Bakhtin: A Study of Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky was Here." 2001.

  32. Abilash. "Robert Kroetsch's Badlands: The Travelling Emporium of the Vanished World." 2001.

  33. Maya V. Nair. "Narrative Strategies in Immigrant Writing: Cyril Dabydeen's Dark Swirl and M.G. Vassanji's The Gunny Sack." 2000.

  34. Anandan S. "The Dionysian Aesthetics of Regeneration in the Poetry of Robert Kroetsch." 1999.

  35. Sheenu Varghese. "The English Patient, The Film and Novel: Shift in Focus." 1997.

  36. Sneha Susie Kurian. "Pride and Wilderness: A Study of Margaret Lawrence's The Stone Angel." 1997.

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