Archana Parashar

Associate Professor

Archana Parashar

Associate Professor
Ph.D and M.Phil (Devi Ahilya University MP), MA (Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, MP)
About Faculty

Dr. Archana Parashar is working as an Associate Professor at IIM Raipur since 2007. She is a gold medalist in M.A (English Literature), M. Phil topper and completed her Ph. D on American fiction. Prior to this she was associated with SGSITS, Indore. She has 14 yrs. experience of teaching & corporate training. She has been a visiting faculty at IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Shillong & IIM Nagpur. Her research areas include Business Communication, Written Analysis & Communication, ELT, Postcolonial writings & Ecocritical narratives. She has contributed in journals of international repute such as Springer, Sage, Emerald etc. She has taught communication courses: Business Communication, Managerial communication, WAC, Academic & Professional Writing, Communication for Business Leadership, Communication for Management Teachers, Spoken Business Communication. As a resource person she has delivered sessions at MECON Bhilai, FSNL Bhilai, NTPC Khargone, Balco Vedanta, IITDM Jabalpur, CET Bhubneshwar, Chhatisgarh Prashashan Academy and several TEQIP sessions organized by IIM Raipur.

Area of Research

Business Communication, Interpersonal Skills, Written Executive Communication, Managerial Communication, ELT

Ph.D and M.Phil (Devi Ahilya University MP), MA (Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, MP)
i. Associate Professor in Communication from June 2019 at IIM Raipur
ii. Assistant Professor in Communications from April- June 2019 at IIM Raipur
iii. Visiting faculty at IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow (Noida campus) and IIM Nagpur
iv. Assistant Professor at Shri GovindramSeksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore January 2008 - March 2014
v. Assistant Professor at Lakshmi Narayan College of Technology, Indore - February 2006 - August 2007
vi. Visiting Faculty at IIPS (DAVV), IET (DAVV) ICFAI, Indore from July – December 2005

Awards & Recognitions
i. Awarded gold medal from the Governor of M.P. for securing first rank in university in M.A English Literature, RDVV, Jabalpur (M.P)
ii. Visited Harvard Business School, Boston to attend Global Colloquium on participant- centered Learning from July 25-30, 2016
iii. Revised the syllabus of MMS at IIPS, DAVV, Indore
iv. Invited as a subject expert in Engineering English for conducting the faculty interview at (a) Sanghvi Institute Technology and Science, Indore IPS Engineering College, Indore (b) Vivekanand Institute of Technology and Science, Indore


Journal Publications

>> Parashar, A., & Kumar, M. (2020). The Marginalized and Stigmatized Identity of Dalits in India With Special Reference to Maharashtra and Tamil Dalit Autobiographies. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 10 (2), 265 - 283

>> Parashar, A., & Kumar, M. (2019). Communicating the Quest for Sustainability: Ecofeminist Perspectives in Sarah Orne Jewett’s ‘A White Heron’. Journal of Human Values, 25 (2), 101 - 112

>> Parashar, A., Kumar, M., & Saluja, V. (2019). Discovering India Through Imagery in Postcolonial Travel Writings. Tourism Culture & Communication, 19 (2), 103 - 110

>> Kumar, M., Parsad, C., Bamel, U. K., Prashar, S., & Parashar, A. (2019). Influence of pre-crisis reputation and COO on diminishing a product-harm crisis. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 28 (4), 857 - 872

>> Parashar, A., Kumar, M., & Saluja, V. (2017). An Essay on the Touristic Representation of India presented in the three postcolonial travelogues. Tourism Review International, 21 (4), 407 - 415

>> Kumar, M., Kalakbandi, V., Prashar, S., Neelu., & Parashar, A. (2017). Overcoming the effect of low self esteem on public speaking anxiety with mindfulness based interventions. Decision

>> Parashar, A. (2015). Difference between perception and reality: Fantasy as a Technique in the fiction of Anita Desai. Gen Dang Alam: Journal of Arts , 5,

>> Parashar, A. (2013). Transfiguring the past and Hyphenated Identities in the works of Meena Alexander. Symbiosis- A journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, Univ.of Glasgow, UK., March-April Issue

>> Parashar, A. (2013). Working students towards life. IATEFL's Voices( International Association for teaching English as a foreign language), Univ.of Kent, UK., March- April Issue

>> Parashar, A. (2013). Overtones of Paralysis in James Joyce's 'Araby'. The Atlantic Review Quarterly, 11,

>> Archana Parashar (2012). A harmonious blend of tradition and modernity in Rama Mehta's 'Inside the Haveli '. ASEBL( Association for the study of ethical behavior in Literature), 8 (1),

>> Parashar, A. (2012). Linguistic Choices in Sarah Orne Jewett’s “A White Heron” . Remarkings, 11 (2),

>> Parashar, A. (2012). Understanding Alien Feminine Psyche in Malgonkar's The Devil's Wind and Kamala Markandaya's The Coffer Dams.. The International Journal of Culture, Literature & Criticism, NIT Allahabad, 2 (5),

>> Parashar, A. (2008). Overtones of Paralysis in James Joyce’s ‘Clay’. Research Link, 7 (9),

>> Parashar, A. (2007). Negotiation in soft skills. Management Research Journal, LNCT-MER, 1,

>> Parashar, A. . Jewett’s world of nature in ‘A White Heron’ . An International Journal of Culture, Literature and Criticism, 3


>> Kumar, M., Parashar, A., & Prashar, S. (2016). When the tone of an Email went wrong!. Ivey Publishing

>> Kumar, M., Parashar, A., & Prashar, S. (2016). To Disclose or not to Disclose. The European Case Center

>> Parashar, A. (2016). Why I didn't get selected!. The European Case Center

Chapter in Book

>> Parashar, A. (2015). Discovery of the self vs. biased perceptions in Anees Jung & V.S. Naipaul. Lotus Wine

>> Parashar, A. (2012). Cross Cultural Communication. Teaching of English: New Dimensions

>> Parashar, A. (2012). The matrix of Ecology in Jewett's 'The Country of Pointed Firs'. Nature, Environment & Literature


i. Member of IACLALS (Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)

ii. Member of ELTAI (English Language Teacher’s Association of India)

iii. Member of South Asian Literary Association (SALA), USA

iv. Life Member of Forum on Contemporary Society, Baroda

v. Member of FORTELL (Forum for Teaching English Literature & Language), New Delhi

vi. Associate Member of Pegassus Journal, Calcutta


Training and Consultancy
i. Appointed as Programme Director for the VIIIth Management Enhancement Capacity Programme for Administrators under TEQIP-II for Registrars/ Deputy Registrar/ Assistant Registrar/CAO/Librarian/Administrative Officers/ Non- Teaching Officers/Placement Officers of TEQIP-II institutions (August 17-22, 2015)
ii. Appointed as Programme Director for Management Capacity Enhancement Programme conducted at College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubneshwar (December 12-16, 2016)
iii. Appointed as Programme Director for 7th Professional Training under TEQIP III for faculty & HODs of Colleges (March 26-30, 2019)
iv. Appointed as Programme Director for 11th  Professional Training under TEQIP III for faculty & HODs of Colleges (September 26-30, 2019)
v. As a resource person taken more than 40 sessions. Prominent ones in TEQIP at IIM Raipur, Pt. Ravishankar Shula University, Raipur, IIIITDM Jabalpur, CET Bhubneshwar & Chhatisgarh Prashashnik Academy