Ashima Dhir

Prof. Ashima Dhir

M.Phil.; MA; PGDMC; BA

Sessional, Associate Professor

College of Arts, Chandigarh, Block A


Prof. Ashima Dhir has been associated with UFV, Chandigarh, as a part time instructor, for the last nine years. She was an Associate Professor (full time, permanent) in the department of English at S.D. College, Sector 32 Chandigarh from November, 1984 to April, 2017. With a teaching experience of over 37 years, she has taught various courses at Under Graduate and Post Graduate level. An M.Phil. in English and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Mass Communication, Ms. Dhir has keen interest in teaching Business Communication, Mass Communication, and English Literature. She constantly involves herself in such pursuits that help her enrich her experience as a teacher of Communication.

  • M.Phil. (English), Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana) 1979
    • First rank in the University
  • M.A. (English), Kurukshetra University, 1978
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication (PGDMC) Bhavans’ Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management, Chandigarh, 2004 (First rank in PGDMC)
  • B.A. (Honours in English), S.D. College, Ambala Cantt. 1976
  • “Developing a Multimedia Programme: A Teaching/Learning Package”, FELT, A Journal of English Language Teaching, Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh. (2007)
  • “Reading Habits among the Under Graduate Students: A Case Study as part of the P.G. Diploma course in Mass Communication”, G.G.D.S.D. College, Chandigarh. (2004)
  • A Comparative Study of Symbolism in the Novels of Virginia Wolf and Joseph Conrad”, M.Phil course dissertation. (1979)

Awards and recognition:

  • Kulpati (Vice-Chancellor) Award for standing 1st in Mass Communication, Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management, Mumbai. (2004)
  • Best Paper Award at a  Faculty Development Program .(2015)
  • Salutation and Gratitude from ISB&M School of Communication, Pune for contribution in guiding students produce documentaries on social issues.(2010)
  • Award of Honour for participating in International Youth Peace Festival, Chandigarh. (2010)
Courses Taught
  • English
  • Business Communications
  • Functional English
  • Electronic Media
  • Linguistics