School for the Study of Cuture
Centre for Performing Arts

Profile of Faculty

Shakir Tasnim

M.Phil – Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi
M.A (Theatre Arts) – University of Mumbai, Mumbai
M.A (Urdu Lang.& Lit.) – University of Mumbai, Mumbai
UGC NET in Performing Arts(Theatre), (2005)
UGC-NET JRF in Urdu Language and Literature (2011)
Acting Course from Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Delhi(2000-02)

Assistant Professor,
Centre for Performing Arts

Cell: 08538979428

Research Interests  
  1. Natyashastra
  2. Acting Theory and Techniques
  3. Voice and Speech
  4. Folk Theatre
Courses Taught  
  1. Teaching “Dramatic Literature of East & West and “Acting For Stage” to PG Students
  2. Taught Introduction to classical Indian and Greek Theatre, Basics of Acting and Voice & Speech to Under Graduate students.
Curriculum Development  
  1. Prepared Syllabus for Bachelor in Performing Arts (BPA).
  2. Prepared Syllabus for Master in Performing Arts(MPA-Theatre).
Training Programs  
  1. UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme from 26thMay 2014 to 21st June 2014 at the Academic Staff College, Himachal Pradesh University,Shimla(Himachal Pradesh).
  2. Participated in “School on Natyashastra” at Indian Institute of Advanced Study(IIAS), Shimla from 26th Aug to 7th Sept 2014
Administrative Experience
  1. Nominated as an Officer from CUJ for the selection of “Kulgeet of SIRD”at Hehal, Ranchi.
  2. Working as a Warden, Boys Hostel from 19th Aug 2013 till now
Theatre Writing
  1. Adapted the play “Madhyam Vyayog” originally written by Mahakavi Bhasa(in Sanskrit),which were staged in various National Festivals i.e.Bharat Rang Mahotsav(Organised by National School of Drama,New Delhi), Nehru Centre Festival, Mumbai and Nandikar Festival(Organised by Nandikar, Kolkata) in the year 2004-05
  2. Wrote Lyrics and Additional Dialogues for the play “Gopal Ki Duniya” which were presented on the occasion of World theatre Day on 27th march 2014 at Central University of Jharkhand.
Stage Performances
  1. Acted in various plays like Madhyam Vyayog, Cherry Orchard, Suraj Ka Satwan Ghoda, Rise & Fall of the City of Mahagony, Janashatru/Enemy of the People, Panchhi Aise Aate Hain, etc. Also worked with eminent theatre practitioners like: Waman Kendre, Anamika Haksar, Jaydev Hattangady, Mushtaq Kak, Suman Kumar etc
Paper Presentations (National)  
  1. Presented a paper titled “Dastangoi :Reviving form of Storytelling” at the academic Seminar held during Akhra Tribal India Festival 2013 from 28/10/2013 to 30/10/2013 at the Central University of Jharkhand
  2. Presented a paper titled “Shilappadikaram and its Theatrical Elements” in a National Seminar on “Language and Culture of Sangam Age and Its Impact on the Indigenous Tribal Communities in India” organised by Centre for Tribal Folklore, Language and Literature, CUJ from March 31-April 2, 2014.
Paper Presentations (International)
  1. Presented a paper titled “Locating the Place and Influence of Mythologyin Girish Karnad’s Plays” at the ISTR International Conferenceheld at the Central University of Rajasthan, India from 08/01/2014 to 11/01/2014
  2. Presented a paper titled “Bharatiya Lok Natya Parampara Evam Bidesiya Shaili”in an International Conference on “Lok Sahitya va Sanskriti:Samarthya Aur Chunautiyan” organised by Department of Hindi, Faculty of Arts,Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) from 30/01/2014 to 31/01/2014.
Book Publication
  1. Shakir Tasnim(2013), “Salam Bin Razzaq Apne Afasanon Ke Aayine Mein” Maktaba-e-Sadaf, Church Road, Muzaffarpur, First Edition, ISBN:81-92726-35-5
  1. Awarded by Delhi Urdu Academy, New Delhi for securing the highest CGPA in the M.Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2010-2012)