Urjani Chakravarty

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Urjani Chakravarty

Assistant Professor

Humanities and Liberal Arts



Dr. Urjani Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor in the area of Business Communication at Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Academic background:

  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • M.A. (Linguistics) Benares Hindu University
  • B.A. (Honors in Functional English), University of Patna.


  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (August 2022-Present)
  • Assistant Professor (Sr.), Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai Campus (June 2021-August 2022)
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (Oct. 2021-Jan.2022)
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (June 2019- Present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Indore (May 2016- May 2019)
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (August 2014-May 2016)
  • Lecturer, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Basar, Telangana (February 2013 -July 2014).

Teaching Interests:

  • Written Analysis and Communications
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Research Methods in Communication
  • Assertive and Persuasive Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Research Interests:

  • Communication and Linguistics Interface
  • Tourism Studies
  • Generation Studies
  • Digital Media in India
  • Communication Theories
  • Humour Studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Fashion and Communication

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Publications – Journal Articles:

  • Chakravarty, U, Chand, G. and Singh, U.N. (2021). Millennial travel vlogs: emergence of a new form of virtual tourism in the post-pandemic era? Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 13.5: 666-676.
  • Chakravarty, U, ., and Chand, G. (2019). Analysing Book Reviews Within Indian Narrative Tradition.IUP Journal of English StudiesVol. 14.4: 20-39.
  • Chakravarty, U. (2017). Interpreting ‘Filler Pause’ in Interpersonal Communication: A Study of Situational Comedy The Big Bang Theory . Journal of Creative Communications, Vol. 12.2: 122-133.

Publications – Book Chapters:

  • Chakravarty, U. (2018). Mediation of Multimodal Word Literature and Indirect Translation: Analysing the Adventures of Tintin. Eds. Garg Rao Shweta and Gupta, Deepti. (pp. 233-241). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing.

Academic Awards and Achievements:

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Osmania University Centre for International Programs Hyderabad, February 2012-March 2012.
  • NET and Institute Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, July 2009- December 2012
  • University Gold Medal, M.A., Benares Hindu University, 2007.

Industry Experience :

  • Aviation English Trainer for Airports Authority of India.
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