Member Details

Dr. Kanwaljit Kaur Dhillon

Chairperson Disha

Associate Professor, Punjabi Department Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector-11 Chandigarh, India
Academic Background: Ph.D. Faculty of Language, P.U .Chandigarh 1991(Topic: Ideological basis of Punjabi Drama) M. Phil.- School of Punjabi Studies P.U. Chandigarh.1983(Topic: Literary Criticism) M.A,-- Punjabi, S.D. Govt College for boys Ludhiana, P.U.,1980. B.A. Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur City, P.U., Chd 1978. B.Ed(1981) , (PGDMC) P. U,Chd. 2009, Master in Social Work,(MSW) IGNOU New Delhi, 2012
Academic/Teaching Experience : ( 30 years of UG and 10 years of PG classes)
Courses Taught: PG Courses :Punjabi Natak ate Rang Munch, History of Punjabi Literature
Innovations in Teaching: Seminars, Extension lectures, workshops by the eminent Directors/ scholars .Meet to the writer programs , Performances by great Folk and Sufi singers. Screen films and documentaries .
Administrative and Academic Engagements:
 Head of the Punjabi Department
 Dean Cultural Activities of the College
 Incharge Drama Society since
 Convener— Admissions
 Convener-- Best out of Waste society ,
 Girls guidance and counselling ,
 Guidance and counselling for Sc ST students
 Students council Elections
 Manager --Field Work and community outreach program of Best out of Waste Society .
 In charge Tour/ Excretions Programs of Punjabi Department.
Brief Co-curricular Engagements Prepare different drama items as- one act play , skits, mime, mimicry etc, for the zonel ,inter-zonel, Inter -university and national level competitions  Organized Youth & Heritage Festival of Punjab University Chandigarh, 2005 , 2010 and 2013  Organized workshop On waste material  Organized extension lectures on- Organ Donation  Organized the campaign- Use cycle and make eco friendly Chandigarh  Organized 2 day workshop for the improvement of curriculum activities and syllabus of undergraduate and post graduate classes of Punjabi under the aegis of Deptt. Of higher education Chandigarh administration  Organized 3 weeks theatre workshop at PGGC sector 11 Chd  Organized International Seminar on Punjab and Contemporary Punjabi Literature at PGGC sector -11 .Chandigarh.
Field work: Best out of waste society : students visited Water purified plant sec. 39, Chd. and Rock Garden annually (lecture by Late Shri Nek Chand)
Drama and Theatre: Imparting theatrical techniques motivate students to watch city based drama performances
Research/Scholarly Activities
Research Interests: Modern Punjabi Drama, Women studies, Diaspora studies, Voluntary/social work Drama andTheatre : Direction of the plays and presented for the rural and urban audience , acting in films and plays
Published work
Punjabi Natak:VichardharakParvirtian (2009) IstriParvachan:Smajik Ate SabhycharakParasthiti ( 2011) Honor Kiling in Punjab: Shame and Scilence (2012) Punjabi Natak Ate Rang Munch: VichardharakParvah (2012) Natha Singh Bhuriwala: Jeevan Ate Rachna (2013) Adhunik Punjabi KavitaAteNiband (Etd.) (2013) Punjabi Alochna Ate Vichardhara (2014) Koonjan (Etd.) (2014) Publications: Chapters in Books;Canada da Punjabi nari kav :ithasic Sndharv ,sarokar ate samvhavnava ( Koonjan edt.2014) Asamven manukhi rishtian de samband vich:tarian da chaj( Manjit Indra kav birtant Punar birtant:, Dr.Harjodh Singh edt-2015)
Published Approximately -200 drama and theatrical critique /reports in daily News Papers and articles on literature, culture and women related issues .
Invited lectures Delivered a series of lectures in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. ON Canada in 2014
 Participation of women in Sikh religious Institutions and in decision making process in the Greater Toronto Area
 Reflecting Images and socio-cultural context in Canadian Punjabi women’s Poetry
 Challenges of South Asian Immigrant women in Canada with special reference of Punjabi women
Significant Papers Presented/Lectures Delivered
Rajnitak Parnamd De Bodhik Vishad Da Bodhik Parvachan Seminar - Kavita Di Talash (Sanvad ,Toronto)
Honour Killing in Punjab - Patriarchal Mindset and Culture Workshop - Human Rights and Literacy Program Centre for Human Rights and Duties,Panjab University, Chandigarh
Canada De Punjabi Samaj Di Rahital Di Yathartik Peshkari Encompassing the Women's Horizons( Disha - Association of Canadian Punjabi Women, Ontario – Canada
Dr. Swarajbir De Natakan Vich Nari Vadi Sarokar Seminar- Dr.Swarajbir Di Sirjan Parkirya Heritage Arts and Theatre Society of United Productions, Brampton – Canada
Concerns and Possibilities - Punjabi Nari Kavita in Canada Seminar - Canada Di Punjabi Nari Kavita Progressive Nari Cultural Association, Surrey BC Canada
Parvasi Aurat Ate Mejban Samaj - Anter Samvad Punjabi Diaspora Ate Mejban Samaj - Anter Sanvad Punjabi Vibhag, Punjabi University, Patiala
A Continus Journey By Ali Kazmi - Film Review, Punjab History Conference Department Of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala
Honour Killings in Punjabi Literature : Shame and Silence Mahila Adhikar Abhiyanew Akal College of Education for Women, Sangrur sponsored by National Commission for Women - New Delhi
Punjab-Punjabi Rahital Ate Samkali Punjabi Natak Ate Rangmanch Punjab and Contemporary Punjabi Punjabi Department PGGC-Sec 11, CHD, Education Department - Chandigarh Administration Literature

Work with the Non Profit organizations (NGO)
Work with International organizations: International Social service (ISS),Indian council of social welfare Punjab Branch is a member branch of ISS . As a member of ICSW(1999 ) deal with Family dispute cases and Adoption cases all over the world through the Geneva office.
Chairperson (H)- DISHA-Association of Canadian Punjabi women Ontario .Canada. Organised International women conference on Challenges of immigrant Punjabi women in Canada 15 june,. 2014
Work with national organizations Member – Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy 2013-2015 . sJoint Secretary- Punjab Sangeet Natak Academy 2006-2009
Life Member and former Member of Executive Committee, Indian Council for Child Welfare, Chandigarh Branch. since 1999 till date (supervise city based children homes2004-07)
Member-Indian council of social welfare Punjab :
Executive member –Gandhi peace Foundation ,New Delhi.(2016 -19)
Member-Association of women studies New Delhi. 1999till date
National secretary(H) National federation of Indian Women(NFIW)New Delhi . Member and former national council Indian People’s Theatre Association(IPTA)
Research guidance :Four students registered and one enrolled for Ph.D.
Work in Progress: BOOK: South Asian Women in Canada : Socio –cultural Study ( in press By lingual ) Going to organised workshop and conference on 17-18 June 2017 at Toronto Canada. Theme: South Asian Women in Canada: Socio-cultural expression through literature, poetry, theatre, cinema, media, case studies/work, storytelling (daastangoi - talk ) Ethnographic research: ‘Participation of women in the Sikh religious institutions and in decision making process in the greater Toronto area.