Global Languages Centre


Dr. Gopa Nayak

Professor & Director, Global Languages Centre

Dr. Gopa Nayak is an educationist with experience in researching, teaching and training English communication skills to learners in India, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. She has a DPhil and Masters in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK. Her first Master’s degree was in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. She has an MA in English Language Teaching from the Hong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include professional communication in English and teaching pedagogy for ESL/EFL learners among others.

Dr. Jagdish Batra

Professor & Additional Director​, Global Languages Centre & Director-English Literary Society

Dr. Jagdish Batra, Professor & Director, English Literary Society joined JGU in 2012 as the Founding Head of English Language Centre. Prior to it, he worked as Head of P.G. Dept. of English, Hindu College, Sonepat. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience and has guided 31 M.Phil. and 7 Ph.D. scholars. Indian English fiction is his area of special interest on which he has presented papers at international conferences in UK, Ireland, Romania, Singapore,  Thailand, etc. He is the Convener of the four annual international literary conferences organized at JGU. A Rotary Study Exchange scholar to USA, Dr Batra has published eight books besides several research papersHe is on the editorial boards of four journals and research panels of many universities.

Dr. Suman Rani

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Global Languages Centre

Dr. Suman Rani received her Ph.D. in English Language Education from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad in November 2016. The focus of her thesis was on improving Academic writing using corpus and genre. She experimented with two major domains of study that is corpus and genre to see their usefulness for L2 learners in improving Academic writing. She also received her M.Phil. in English Language Education from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad in 2011. In her M.Phil. dissertation, she explored the possibilities of using corpora to improve vocabulary of L2 learners. In 2009, she received a B.ed English degree.  She completed her M.A. English and B.A. from Guru Nanak Dev University and Panjab University respectively with a special focus on English Language, Linguistics and literature. She was awarded a TESOL certificate by the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She has worked in the department of non-formal course at the English and Foreign Languages University and in the Language Centre of Hyderabad Central University as a guest faculty. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, The USA from 2015-16. Her areas of interest are teaching and learning of academic writing, Genre studies to teach academic writing, use of corpora in L2 language learning, and use of ICT to teach English to L2 learners.

Dr. Lovey Srivastava

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director ( Spanish), Global Languages Centre

Lovey Srivastava is Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at Centre for Language at JGU. She was Erasmus Mundus Scholar at Katolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium from where she completed her Masters in Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies. She has been granted international fellowships and awards from Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Spain; European Union; & Instituto Cervantes, Spain. She has also received Indira Gandhi Post-Graduate scholarship and Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, New Delhi.

She is conversant in three languages, Spanish, Italian & Portuguese besides English and her mother tongue, Hindi. She has worked as interpreter for various Ministries and International Organizations.

Her research interests are Visual Engagements for Language Acquisition; Modern Evaluation Methodologies; Language Learning in Indian Classrooms; Comparative linguistics & literature; Indian, Spanish and Latin American Popular Culture and Cinema.

Dr. Shruti Jain

Associate Professor & Additional Director (German), Global Languages Centre

Dr. Shruti Jain has received her PhD from the Centre of German Studies, School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her areas of interest are “Nietzsche and India”. Her areas of interest are Literature and Cultural Studies focussing on Indo-German Encounters and German Language Teaching. As a DAAD scholarship holder, she visited the University of Humboldt in Berlin, Germany. She is a qualified teacher of German as a Foreign Langauge, trained at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune and the Goethe Institut in Munich and in Berlin. She has a long past experience of having worked as a German language teacher at the Max Mueller Bhavan, Delhi and after that at her own language institute, German Language Circle, Rohini, New Delhi. She has also worked as a guest lecturer at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and taught graduate and postgraduate students. She has published in the field of Teaching German as a Foreign Language and also conducts workshops for teachers of German Language.

Mr. Mohammad Jilani

Assistant Professor of Practice & Assistant Director (Spanish), Global Languages Centre

Mr. Mohammad Jilani is a Sr. Research Associate (Spanish), Global Languages Center. He teaches Spanish language and Culture. He holds B.A., M.A., and M.Phil. from University of Delhi. He has done Master in Spanish language teaching and culture and Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas: Metodología y Didáctica from University of Granada, Spain. He has more than 8 years’ experience of teaching, research and consulting in his areas of specialization. He is also a Visiting professor at Centro de Lenguas Modernas, University of Spain. He has taught Spanish language and Culture at Centro de Lenguas Modernas, University of Granada, Spain, the University of Delhi and Bharatiya Vidyapeeth University, Delhi. He was the advisory board member at Academy of Foreign Language, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar. His research interests includes Intercultural Competency and use of technology in Spanish Language Teaching. He has participated in International conference and published several research papers. He organizes immersion trips to Spain during summer and winter breaks and cultural events such as Salsa and Tango workshops for students at JGU.

Ms. Shilpa Gupta

Assistant Professor of Practice & Assistant Director (French), Global Languages Centre

Ms. Shilpa Gupta is in charge of French language at O. P. Jindal Global University teaching different levels of French to the students from the domain of law, management and international affairs.


She has a Masters in French Literature and Masters in Science (Textile Technology) both from Delhi University. She has a Diplôme de Langue from Alliance Française de Delhi and received scholarships from French embassy to do trainings in the field of FLE (Foreign Language teaching) in France at CLA, Centre de Linguistique Appliqué, Grenoble and at Université Franche Comté, Besançon.


She was earlier associated with other prestigious universities of India like University of Delhi and Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune. She has nearly 14 years of experience in French teaching.

Prof. (Dr.) Neha Tyagi

Senior Research Associate , Global Languages Centre

PhD in Hispanic Studies from the Department of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of Delhi, India.  

Has over eight years of teaching different levels of Spanish as foreign language at University level, with wide experience in teaching Spanish to undergraduates, sound knowledge of Spanish language and culture and familiarity with Spanish language instructional methodologies and approaches. Her research focuses on the contemporary Latin American literature and the queer politics. She has taught Spanish at the University of Delhi. And has been presented her research work in international conferences in Germany and across India. Her academic interest falls mostly in the area of Latin American literature and culture, Indian and Hispanic Trans literature and Queer Studies.