Mrs. Usha Rani .G, initially had done her under graduation study, with Home Science & Fine Arts group and got her trained to become a teacher with Bachelors in Education. Later on, She took up various Post Graduation studies in the departments of Art, Science and Management such as: M.A. [English], M.A. [Sociology], M.Sc. [Psychology], M.S. [Counseling & Psychotherapy]; M.Ed., M.Phil. [English], M.Phil. [Education], and MBA [HR]. To refine her knowledge of the content, she further qualified herself with PGDPC [Psychological Counselling], PGDMR [Mental Retardation] and PGD [Geography]
Experience & Designation :Mrs. Usha Rani has put in 32 years of Teaching and Administrative Experience, to her credit. She had started her career in St. Joseph’s College of Education, Guntur, AP as a teacher trainer, and later went around the four southern states, worked in various CBSE, Matriculation and State Board Schools as a Principal, and looked after the administration. She worked as an English Lecturer in various Junior Colleges, Degree Colleges, Management Institutions and the Institute of Technology [DBIT} . Later on, in RIE, Bangalore, she worked as a facilitator, to train the In service teachers of the Primary and Secondary School teachers of the four southern states, for teaching English. She worked as the Principal of ‘Nethaji College of Education’ Bangalore, for four years, and trained hundreds of teacher trainees to teach English at Middle School level.
Skills :Mrs. Usha Rani is good at Teaching, Administrative, Counselling, Coordinating and Team-building skills.
Expertise/Specialisation :Mrs. Usha Rani has undertaken various Projects and Dissertations in the filed of ‘Education’ to find out the causes and solutions pragmatically, to the problems related to academic achievement, deviant behaviours, learning disabilities, low self-esteem and other key areas of different levels of education, during the course of her study and teaching.
Academic and Co-curricular Responsibilities :
Mrs. Usha Rani, having worked as a Principal of educational institutions, looked after the day to day general and academic administration of those institutions. She has been planning and executing the mandatory duties like allotting the subjects, making class timetables, examination timetables, invigilation duty charts, conducting the interviews, appointing the teachers. Counselling the parents, teachers, colleagues and students, on various personal and professional issues. She has been organizing the Board and University examinations, supervisory sessions, inspection schedules and evaluation sessions. She has designed the Geography syllabus for secondary classes of CBSE Board, on invitation. Time and again, she has designed the Brochures, Reports, Admission and Application Forms, testimonials and service certificates for professionals and students of various institutions, at various occasions.
Extra curricular Responsibilities :Mrs. Usha Rani has organized various Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities like Intra, Inter School and Inter-collegiate competitions, sports events, Educational tours and Citizenship camps etc. at different levels of schools and colleges.
Courses Handled :
With her wide experience at school and college levels, Mrs. Usha Rani had the privilege of teaching English and Social Sciences, at all levels of schools, from Std. I to Std XII of CBSE, Matriculation and the State Board schools of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka states. At PU and Intermediate levels. She taught English and Sociology; at UG level she taught English for B.Com., B.C.A., B.B.M. and B.A. students. At Engineering level, she taught English for I Semester students; at Nursing level. She taught English and Sociology for GNM Nursing and B.Sc. Nursing students. At B.Ed. level. She taught the Methods of teaching English and Social Sciences, Sociology and Psychology to B.Ed. and NTT trainees. At Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, she handled the Methodology of Teaching English to the In-service Primary and Secondary teachers of all the four southern states and Pondicherry.
Paper Publications & Presentations :
• Mrs. Usha Rani has attended a four day International Workshop, organized for the English Lecturers of Engineering colleges and Management Institutions, by the Nagarjuna University, AP, in 2011 as a delegate from DBIT.
• She also participated in various Faculty Development Programmes organized by DBIBMS, time and again. Through out her career, she has been attending various workshops, seminars, training programmes organized by the corresponding Boards, Universities and Sponsoring institutions, aimed to update the skills of teachers and administrators.
Research Area :
Mrs. Usha Rani. G has undertaken the following Research Projects and Dissertations, in the various Post-graduation programmes she has studied:
At M.Ed. Level, she has selected a contemporary project, to study the causes for predominant types of deviant behaviour present among Secondary School Pupils of Guntur town of AP.
For her M.Sc. Psychology, she presented a dissertation work on ‘A Study of the Correlation between Self-Esteem and the Academic Quotient of early teenage girls’.
For her M.S. in Counselling & Psychotherapy, she made a deep psycho-analytical study, to find out the need for counselling to the deviant college girls. She has been studying the problem of deviant behaviours from all angles, in relation to the various parameters, to find out the feasibility of counselling techniques in helping the most vulnerable age group i.e. the early teens , to save them from the possible destructive tendencies and enlighten their lives with new hope and inspiration.
For her M.Phil. in English, she has selected the most controversial character of Dr. Nirad C. Chaudhury to study his portrayal of Indian Ethos in some of his works.
For her MBA in HR, she presented a project work, about the ‘Assessment Process at TATA Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.’, to bring an awareness to the prospective candidates, to understand the nature of Assessment Processes being followed by the MNC companies.
• Mrs. Usha Rani as a student, secured I Rank in her B.A. Fine Arts, in 1971; II Rank in her M.A. Sociology in 1973, 2nd highest mark in her M.Ed in 1976 , from Andhra University.
• As a professional, she was invited by the CBSE Board in 1998, to design the Geography syllabus for IX and X classes. She was also invited by the Bangalore University to be a Governing Council Member, for their B.Ed. Colleges in 2007.
• She was recognized as a good spoken English trainer by VETA, BALC, APTUS Academy and TRIWAY LEARNING SYSTEMS of Bangalore.