Dr Rahul Kumar Shukla

Dr Rahul Kumar Shukla

Qualification : PhD (University of Lucknow), Fulbright Scholar (University of Pennsylvania)

Email : rahul.shukla@xlri.ac.in , rahul.shukla@fulbrightmail.org

Functional Area : General Management

Languages Known : English and HIndi

Brief Profile  

Dr. Rahul Kumar Shukla is an Assistant Professor in the General Management Area at XLRI???Xavier School of Management. He has been a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the prestigious Startalk Assistantship at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Rahul earned Ph.D. in English from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow.  His research interests include Gender Communication, Organizational Communication, Computer-mediated Communication, Second Language Acquisition, Stylistics and Discourse Analysis. He has published and presented his work on different national and international academic platforms. 

 

Prior to joining XLRI, he has also taught Business Communication at Symbiosis International University, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (preparatory courses), Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad & Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan.

Contact Rahul for your communication and critical thinking training needs. 

Experience Detail  

 

  • Assistant Professor, XLRI, Jamshedpur (From Sep 2015 onward)
  • Adjunct Professor, IIM Kozhikode (From June 2018-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Symbiosis International University, Pune (July 2015-Sep. 2015)
  • Trainee Associate, Communication Area,  Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad(June 2012 - June 2015 )
  • Visiting Professor, Entrepreneur Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad (June 2014 - March 2015)
  • Lecturer, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan Dept. of HSS (July 2011-May 2012) 
  • Fulbright Scholar - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Penn Language Center (August 2008-July 2009) 

 

 

Dr Rahul Kumar Shukla

Dr Rahul Kumar Shukla

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

 

  • Awarded Fulbright Fellowship Grant for the session 2008-2009 (at University of Pennsylvania). 
  • Awarded a Startalk Fellowship for Summer 2009 (At University of Pennsylvania).

 

Adminstrative Distinction

Other Achievements

 

  • Worked as a student assistant in an online Second language learning project New Directions New People directed by Prof.(Dr) Vijay Gambhir and Prof. (Dr) Surendra Gambhir, South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Worked as a volunteer in a project titled, Gender Development Index of UP, under the aegis of Centre of Excellence, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, India at University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India from March 2010-September 2010.

 

Area of RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

  • Gender Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Computer-mediated Communication
  • Stylistics and Discourse Analysis

 

Faculty Development Programs Attended

1. Academic Career Pathways

 

  • Organizer: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Venue: KLMDC, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad 
  • Year of attend: 2014 Duration (in days): 1
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: Indian Institute of Management

 

2. Grant Writing Workshop

 

  • Organizer: Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, Ahmedabad
  • Year of attend: 2014 Duration (in days): 1
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: US Department of State

 

3. Culture and Communication

 

  • Organizer: IIT Roorkee Venue: IIT Roorkee
  • Year of attend: 2010 Duration (in days): 5
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: IIT Roorkee

 

4. Soft-Skills for Effective Classroom Teaching

 

  • Organizer: Infosys Venue: Infosys, Chandigarh DC
  • Year of attend: 2009 Duration (in days): 3
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: Infosys

 

6. Issues in Using Authentic Language Materials in Teaching Foreign Language

 

  • Organizer: Penn Language Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Venue: Penn Language Center
  • Year of attend: 2009 Duration (in days): 1
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: PLC, University of Pennsylvania

 

7. Fulbright Workshop

 

  • Organizer: Institute of International Education, New York Venue: Hyatt International, Washington DC
  • Year of attend: 2008 Duration (in days): 3
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: Fulbright India

 

8. Role of Soft skills in Effective Classroom Management

 

  • Organizer: IIT Roorkee Venue: IIT Roorkee
  • Year of attend: 2008 Duration (in days): 10
  • Role: Participant Program Type: F
  • Sponsor/Self: IIT Roorkee

 

Courses Taught

  • Managerial Communication (HRM Program)
  • Managerial Communication (BM Program)
  • Managerial Communication (Global MBA)
  • Communication for Entrepreneurs (PGPCEM Program)
  • Managerial Communication (GMP Program)
  • Communicating Critical Decisions (BM/HRM Program)

Consultancy Undertaken

  • Organized a mission and vision development exercise for Vedika Credit Capital Limited, Ranchi. 

In-Company Programs

1. Sales Leadership Development Program for Senior Executive (ICP of Ratnasagar Private Limited)

  • Session: Strategic Communication for Building Relationships & Effective Selling
 

2. Managing the Training Designs, Delivery and Impact Assessment (MDP)

  • Session: Impactful Presentation

3. Communication Skills for Effective Leadership (MDP)

  • Session/s: Analytical Writing, Argumentative Writing, Communicating Decision-Making

4. Communicating Influential Decision (MDP)

  • Session: Arguments and Argumentation: The Art of Influence, Communicating Influential Decisions

5. Foundation Course in Management  (In-company Program of NTPC)

  • Session: Writing and Comprehension Skills, Business Correspondence

6. General Management Programme for Emerging Leaders of  Ashok Leyland Ltd.

  • Session: Being Persuasively Argumentative 
 
 

INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS (PUBLICATIONS)

Journal Articles-Refereed

  1. Shukla, R.K. (2015). Kamala Das: A Unique Literary Phenomenon. Indian Journal of English Studies, 53 (1) (Accepted). ISSN-L0537-1988
  2. Shukla, R.K., & Dwivedi, A.K. (2014). A Case on Purvanchal Rural Bank. Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, 2 (1). ISSN: 2321-1873
  3. Shukla, R. K. (2014). Quest for Self through the Poethics of Love: A Study of Kamala Dass Poetry. World Journal of Gender and Literature, 1(1). ISSN: 2349-1620
  4. Shukla, R.K. (2014). Kamala Dass Confessional Poetry: An Expression of Self. Labyrinth: An International Refereed Journal of Postmodern Studies, 6 (1). ISSN: 0976-0814
  5. Shukla, R.K. (2014). Changing Identities: Quest for Self in Kamala Dass Poetry. Spectrum: An International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (1). ISSN: 2319-6076
  6. Shukla, R.K. (2014). Understanding Organization through Gender Communication: A Conceptual Framework. BHU Management Review (Accepted). ISSN: 2231-0142
  7. "Relationship between perceptions of corporate social responsibility and organizational cynicism: the role of employee volunteering" The International Journal of Human Resource Management,2015.DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1072102

Scholarly Books

  1. Shukla. R.K. (2014). Quest for Self: A Study of the Poetry of Kamala Das. Saarbr??cken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-659-64662-1

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

  1. Shukla, R.K. (2015). Career Prospects in Foreign Languages. Employment News, 40 (4)
  2. Shukla, R.K. (2013). Linguistics as a Career. Employment News, 37 (52)
  3. Shukla, R.K. (2011). Communication as a Career Part-II. Employment News, 34 (1)
  4. Shukla, R.K. (2011). Communication as a Career Part-I. Employment News, 34 (13)

Other Professional Activities

Visiting Faculty

  1. Visiting Professor EDI, Ahmedabad Business Communication (8 Guest Lectures)