Dr. Kanwaljit Kaur Dhillon
Associate Professor, Punjabi Department Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-11 Chandigarh, India
Academic Background: Ph.D. Faculty of Language, P.U .Chandigarh 1991(Topic: Ideological basis of Punjabi Drama) M. Phil.- School of Punjabi Studies P.U. Chandigarh.1983(Topic: Literary Criticism) M.A,-- Punjabi, S.D. Govt College for boys Ludhiana, P.U.,1980. B.A. Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, P.U., Chd 1978. B.Ed(1981) , (PGDMC) P. U,Chd. 2009, Master in Social Work,(MSW) IGNOU New Delhi, 2012
Academic/Teaching Experience : ( 30 years of UG and 10 years of PG classes)
Courses Taught: PG Courses :Punjabi Natak ate Rang Munch, History of Punjabi Literature
Innovations in Teaching: Seminars, Extension lectures, workshops by the eminent Directors/ scholars .Meet to the writer programs , Performances by great Folk and Sufi singers. Screen films and documentaries .
Administrative and Academic Engagements:
Head of the Punjabi Department
Dean Cultural Activities of the College
Incharge Drama Society since
Convener-- Best out of Waste society ,
Girls guidance and counselling ,
Guidance and counselling for Sc ST students
Students council Elections
Manager --Field Work and community outreach program of Best out of Waste Society .
In charge Tour/ Excretions Programs of Punjabi Department.
Brief Co-curricular Engagements Prepare different drama items as- one act play , skits, mime, mimicry etc, for the zonel ,inter-zonel, Inter -university and national level competitions Organized Youth & Heritage Festival of Punjab University Chandigarh, 2005 , 2010 and 2013 Organized workshop On waste material Organized extension lectures on- Organ Donation Organized the campaign- Use cycle and make eco friendly Chandigarh Organized 2 day workshop for the improvement of curriculum activities and syllabus of undergraduate and post graduate classes of Punjabi under the aegis of Deptt. Of higher education Chandigarh administration Organized 3 weeks theatre workshop at PGGC sector 11 Chd Organized International Seminar on Punjab and Contemporary Punjabi Literature at PGGC sector -11 .Chandigarh.
Field work: Best out of waste society : students visited Water purified plant sec. 39, Chd. and Rock Garden annually (lecture by Late Shri Nek Chand)
Drama and Theatre: Imparting theatrical techniques motivate students to watch city based drama performances
Research Interests: Modern Punjabi Drama, Women studies, Diaspora studies, Voluntary/social work Drama andTheatre : Direction of the plays and presented for the rural and urban audience , acting in films and plays
Punjabi Natak:VichardharakParvirtian (2009) IstriParvachan:Smajik Ate SabhycharakParasthiti ( 2011) Honor Kiling in Punjab: Shame and Scilence (2012) Punjabi Natak Ate Rang Munch: VichardharakParvah (2012) Natha Singh Bhuriwala: Jeevan Ate Rachna (2013) Adhunik Punjabi KavitaAteNiband (Etd.) (2013) Punjabi Alochna Ate Vichardhara (2014) Koonjan (Etd.) (2014) Publications: Chapters in Books;Canada da Punjabi nari kav :ithasic Sndharv ,sarokar ate samvhavnava ( Koonjan edt.2014) Asamven manukhi rishtian de samband vich:tarian da chaj( Manjit Indra kav birtant Punar birtant:, Dr.Harjodh Singh edt-2015)
Published Approximately -200 drama and theatrical critique /reports in daily News Papers and articles on literature, culture and women related issues .
Invited lectures Delivered a series of lectures in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. ON Canada in 2014
Participation of women in Sikh religious Institutions and in decision making process in the Greater Toronto Area
Reflecting Images and socio-cultural context in Canadian Punjabi women’s Poetry
Challenges of South Asian Immigrant women in Canada with special reference of Punjabi women
Significant Papers Presented/Lectures Delivered
Rajnitak Parnamd De Bodhik Vishad Da Bodhik Parvachan Seminar - Kavita Di Talash (Sanvad ,Toronto)
Honour Killing in Punjab - Patriarchal Mindset and Culture Workshop - Human Rights and Literacy Program Centre for Human Rights and Duties,Panjab University, Chandigarh
Canada De Punjabi Samaj Di Rahital Di Yathartik Peshkari Encompassing the Women's Horizons( Disha - Association of Canadian Punjabi Women, Ontario – Canada
Dr. Swarajbir De Natakan Vich Nari Vadi Sarokar Seminar- Dr.Swarajbir Di Sirjan Parkirya Heritage Arts and Theatre Society of United Productions, Brampton – Canada
Concerns and Possibilities - Punjabi Nari Kavita in Canada Seminar - Canada Di Punjabi Nari Kavita Progressive Nari Cultural Association, Surrey BC Canada
Parvasi Aurat Ate Mejban Samaj - Anter Samvad Punjabi Diaspora Ate Mejban Samaj - Anter Sanvad Punjabi Vibhag, Punjabi University, Patiala
A Continus Journey By Ali Kazmi - Film Review, Punjab History Conference Department Of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala
Honour Killings in Punjabi Literature : Shame and Silence Mahila Adhikar Abhiyanew Akal College of Education for Women, Sangrur sponsored by National Commission for Women - New Delhi
Punjab-Punjabi Rahital Ate Samkali Punjabi Natak Ate Rangmanch Punjab and Contemporary Punjabi Punjabi Department PGGC-Sec 11, CHD, Education Department - Chandigarh Administration Literature
Work with the Non Profit organizations (NGO)
Work with International organizations: International Social service (ISS),Indian council of social welfare Punjab Branch is a member branch of ISS . As a member of ICSW(1999 ) deal with Family dispute cases and Adoption cases all over the world through the Geneva office.
Chairperson (H)- DISHA-Association of Canadian Punjabi women Ontario .Canada. Organised International women conference on Challenges of immigrant Punjabi women in Canada 15 june,. 2014
Work with national organizations Member – Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy 2013-2015 . sJoint Secretary- Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy 2006-2009
Life Member and former Member of Executive Committee, Indian Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh Branch. since 1999 till date (supervise city based children homes2004-07)
Member-Indian council of social welfare Punjab :
Executive member –Gandhi peace Foundation ,New Delhi.(2016 -19)
Member-Association of women studies New Delhi. 1999till date
National secretary(H) National federation of Indian Women(NFIW)New Delhi . Member and former national council Indian People’s Theatre Association(IPTA)
Research guidance :Four students registered and one enrolled for Ph.D.
Work in Progress: BOOK: South Asian Women in Canada : Socio –cultural Study ( in press By lingual ) Going to organised workshop and conference on 17-18 June 2017 at Toronto Canada. Theme: South Asian Women in Canada: Socio-cultural expression through literature, poetry, theatre, cinema, media, case studies/work, storytelling (daastangoi - talk ) Ethnographic research: ‘Participation of women in the Sikh religious institutions and in decision making process in the greater Toronto area.