AS A RESOURCE PERSON


  1. Lectures on “Feminism” and “Research Methodology”, in connection with Course Work for Ph.D. students of the Department of English, Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru on 3.4.2021 and 4.4.2021

  2. Talk on “Teaching English to Students of Ashram School”, in connection with the Workshop for Teachers Teaching English, Mathematics and Science, organized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs with Karnataka State Tribal Research Institute on 17.3.2021



  3. Talk on International Women’s Day, organized by Rotary West, Mysuru on 9.3.2021

  4. Chief Guest for the International Women’s Day, organized by Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering on 8.3.2021



  5. Talk on “One-Woman Show: Experience Sharing and Enactment by R. Purnima”, organized in connection with Theatre Workshop for Women by Sanchalana on 19.1.2021



  6. 21.11.2020 Talk on “Children’s Literary Club’s Engagement with Literature and Language” organized by Akhila Bharatiya Sahitya Parishat, Mysuru



  7. November 2020 - 10 Day Online English Classes, organized by Siri Charitable Trust, Bengaluru

  8. November 2020 - 5 Day Online English Classes, organized by Badrinath Indira Team, Bengaluru

  9. 5th to 10th October 2020 – 10 Day Basic/Advanced English, General Knowledge, Theatre in Education, Quiz to Children of the Members of Mysuru District Journalists’ Association (MDJA), organized by Mysuru District Journalists’ Association

  10. 14th to 17th September 2020 – 4 Day Workshop on “How to Teach English to First Generation English Learners” for Teachers of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Mysuru

  11. 10.9.2020 Talk on “Teaching English Creatively to the Forest Dwelling Tribal Community”, as part of a Webinar organized by K.S. Narasinhaswamy Pratishtana and Veena Venkatesh Vedike, Bengaluru

  12. July/August/September – 8 Online Classes pertaining to Basic English, covering participants from nearly 5 Districts, organized by Uttara Kannada District’s Teachers Helpline, Sirsi

  13. 8.8.2020 Talk on “Punctuation”, as part of Effective English Language Development Online Certificate Course, an IQAC Initiative National Level Student Development Programme, organized by V.V.N Degree College, V.V.Puram, Bengaluru

  14. Did Concept Designing and Script Writing of the English Play “Fascinating Astronomy: You Thrill Us and We Admire You” between March and May AND Readings of the same on 26.7.2020 Reading of the Script “Fascinating Astronomy: You Thrill Us and We Admire You” (Concept and Script by Dr. R. Purnima) as part of a Webinar organized by Mysore Astronomical Society. The same Script was read before Theatre Enthusiasts in June and before the Teachers of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Mysuru on 9.9.2020

  15. June/July 2020 AIR Mysuru had interviewed Dr. R. Purnima on the Topic “The Predicament of the Transgender Community during 2020 The Lockdown Period” (in Kannada) and the same was broadcast on 20.7.2020 by Bangalore AIR, a State Coverage.

  16. 5.6.2020 Talk on “Multilayered Exclusion: The Predicament of the Transgender Community during The Lockdown Period in 2020” as part of the National Webinar on “Women in the Time of Pandemic: A Crisis Across Social Spectrum”, organized by Tumkur University. Invited as Expert Speaker.

  17. May/June/July 2020 – 47 Days of Online Classes pertaining to Basic/Advanced English, General Knowledge, Theatre in Education, Quiz to Forest Dwelling Tribal Children of Deriah, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

  18. 19.1.2020, “Inspire Students to respect Multi Branches of Knowledge”, organized by Rotary Interact Club, Shivamogga

  19. 17.1.2020 Dr. R. Purnima after lecturing and enactment of the character "Malataayi" from Girish Karnard's "Tughlaq" seen with students and English Faculty of Science College, Tumkur University


  20. 10.9.2019 “Fedrico Garcia Lorka’s The House of Bernard Alba as Literature and Theatre”, a Talk and Theatre Show”, organized by SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysuru.

  21. June 2019 Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled 10 Day Workshop on Strengthening the Basic English Language Skills

  22. 6.6.2019 “Teaching Drama through Theatre”, organized by ZIET, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Training Centre in Mysuru

  23. 5.5.2019 “Celebrating the World Enviornmental Day through Theatre Activities” at Trinity Pu College, Siddeshwara High School and Ranga Rao Memorial Residential School for the Disabled, Mysuru

  24. 5.5.2019 (16 Day Workshop for Kunbi Community Deria Children, Joida Taluk, Uttara Kannada District)

  25. 2.5.2019 (Mulknaadu Association, Summer Workshop for Children, in which Adults also attended)

  26. 15.4.2019 (Ramakrishna Ashram’s Summer Workshop for Children from 8th to 10th Standard)

  27. Talk on “Awakening the Sleeping Spirit in Students and Faculty: How Interdisciplinary Approach Sustains” at the Content Framework: Induction Training of Faculty in Universities/ Colleges and Institutes, organized by Department of Higher Education, MHRD, and The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University) Gandhigram, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu, on the 12.3. 2019.

  28. “Theatre in Education” Workshop for Sharadavilas B.Ed College Students, Mysuru on 2.3.2019

  29. “Why not Consider Creative Ways to Teach Basic English Skills?” on 21.2.2019 at Sri Mahadeshwara Under Graduate Government College, Kollegal

  30. Conducted Workshop for Teachers of Mata Amrutamayi School (Primary, Higher Primary and High School) on “Enhancing the Habit of Reading and Integrating Theatre Arts in Classroom Teaching” on 2.2.2019


  31. “How to Develop the Habit of Reading among RLHP’s Rural Volunteers?”, organized by RLHP, Mysuru on 18.9. 2018


  32. Conducted a 10 Day Workshop relating to Strengthening the Basic English Language Skills through English Theatre Experience” from 31.8.2018 to 9.9.2018 at the Department of English, Sahitya Vibhag, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Maharastra),

  33. Special Lectures on “Changing Lives through Literature” at the Department of English, Sahitya Vibhag, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, Maharastra),

  34. Conducted 21 Sessions on “Strengthening English Language Skills” for Ladies Hostel Students of Manasagangothri Students in April 2018

  35. “What makes one an Effective Teacher” – 2 Classes and one class on “Translation Studies” organized by HRD of Karnatak University, Dharwad, in connection with the 67th Orientation Programme on 1st and 2nd of February 2018


  36. “The Need to Strengthen English Language Skills”, organized by the PG Department of Political Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, on 2nd Feb 2018

  37. " Why English for Artists " Dr. R.Purnima Talking to Students of Pandit PanchaXara Gavay Undergraduate Music College, Gadag

  38. Addressed SDMC Members at Kubarwada, Joida, Uttara Kannada, regarding “The Need to Strengthen English Language Skills of Kannada Medium Children”, Feb 2018

  39. “How to Strengthen and Enhance Basic English Language Skills of High School Students” organized by Vijaya Karnataka on 9.1.2018

  40. Talk on “Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Shakespeare’s Plays” at Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre, in Mysuru on 24.12.2017, with Theatre Activity and Mahajana Under-Graduate College, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysuru on 9.1.2018

  41. On the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of Children’s Literary Club and the launching of its Website www.childrensliteraryclub.org an interactive session with Gowribidnur Teachers on 29th October 2017, organized by Teachers of Gowribidnur and Pathanjali Yoga Kendra.

  42. Remedial Classes for 9th and 10th Standard students of Vinayakanagara Government High School, Composite School, V.V. Mohalla, Kumbarakoppal School and Medar's Block School, organized by Government Education Department on 22-10-2017.
  43. “Appreciation of Literature and Dramatic Arts for the Undergraduate students of SSMRV College”, Bengalore,  July 2017
  44. “Teaching Creative Strategies to Implant and Strengthen English Language Skills of Higher Primary and High School Students” at Bagarpet, Kolar District, on 22.6. 2017
  45. 9 Day Workshop conducted for Teachers and Students of Andra University English Medium School between 18.4.2017 and 26.4.2017 at Vishakapattanam, AP

  46. “The Role of Theatre Arts in Nurturing Soft Skills” – Lecture and Demonstration for Students and Research Scholars of Andhra University  on 21.4.2017 at Vishakapattanam

  47. Conducted 30 Day Workshop for Research Scholars on “ Learning Basic English”, organized by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre, University of Mysore, between 21st February and 25th March. This included Dramatization of Exploitation and Towards Empowerment – Script Writing, Concept Designing, Direction by R. Purnima. This was enacted on the 25th of March, the Valedictory Day at BRA  Centre, UoM, Dhvanyaloka, and at Dr. Gangubai Universityof Performing Arts, Mysuru, Mahajana College and St. Joseph College, Mysuru (27.3.2017).
  48. “Presentation of Texts on Social Reconstruction through Theatre Arts: Some Reflections Part I and Part II” and “My Experiences as a Translator” organized by UGC – Human Resource Development Centre, Karnatak University, Dharwar on 30.11.2016 and 1.12.2016  (also delivered lectures at  Academic Staff College, University of Mysore and   conducted events for the students of Karnataka State Women’s University in Bijapur.)
  49. “Enactment of Literary Terms” for the Optional English students of Mahajana First Grade College, organized by SBBR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysuru,  08.10.2016
  50. Talk on “Understanding the Terms Mercy and Grace: A Close Reading of “The Quality of Mercy” from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice”  “Poetic Strategies Employed in Shakespeare’s “The Quality of Mercy” , organized by English Language Teachers Forum of Mysore Taluk  Division of  School Teachers on 3.9.2016
  51. Chief Guest, Inaugurated “English Speaking Hour” under the Umbrella of Dattagalli Saalundi Government High School on 3.8.2016
  52.  Chief Guest, Meeting of the IQIC (Internal Quality Inspection Committee), organized by the North Cluster in Mysore at Padavarahalli School  - 2 on 23.7.2016
  53. Inaguration of The Literary Club of Naganahalli High School on 11.7.2016 – Delivered the Inaugural Address.
  54. Lecture on “Using Literary Texts in Teaching Gender”, Karnataka State Women’s Commission, Samruddhi Foundation and ‘Achala’ Quarterly, Workshop on “Techniques and Skills Involved in Addressing Issues of Gender in Teaching & Research” on 15.5.2016
  55. Dr. Ambedkar College of Arts, Commerce and P.G. Centre, Gulbarga, Special Lecture on “Development of English Language Skills and Theatre Arts” on 12.3.2016   
  56. “Teaching through Acting”, Shri Basavannappa Kosgi Memorial Degree College, Gulbarga  on 11.3.2016
  57. “Theatre Studies”, Department of English Vimala College, Thrissur, Kerala on 25.11.2015
  58. “Understanding Literature through Theatre Arts”  LVD College,  Raichur on 14.9.2015
  59. Conducted a Workshop on “Understanding Literature Through Theatre Arts” on 18.8.2015 at MGM College, Udupi
  60. Talk on “The Contribution of U.R. Ananthamurthy to Literature” on 17.8.2015,  JCBM College, Sringeri 
  61. “Shakespeare”, JCBM Colege, Sringeri,  on 25th and 26th of June 2015
  62. “Celebrating the 450th Birth Year of William Shakespeare” for Friday Talk Mysore University Library and Information Science Students’ Association  (MULISSA) Resource Person for on 10.4.2015
  63. “Theatre in Education”. Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur Extension Centre for P.G. Studies and Research in Mandya  on 27.3.2015
  64. “Shakespeare and Theatre Studies”, Sri Devaraj Urs Government First Grade College, Hunsur  (Feb 2015) 
  65. “Shakespeare on Stage” Government First Grade College, Ramnagara,  on 21.2.2015 Balakara Pre-University College (High School Section), Ramnagara, on “Shakespeare” on 21.2.2015
  66. “Lecture on Shakespeare and  Enactment of Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays” on 10.2.2015 at MGM College, Udupi and on 9.2.2015 at St. Mary’s College, Shirva, Udupi District, and “English Language and Shakespeare”, Mountain View College of Management Sciences, Chikmagalore,  on 4.2.2015.
  67. “Translation Studies and Shakespeare” for S.T.J Degree College for Women, Chikmagalore  on 4.2.2015 and National College of Education, Shimoga  on 30.1.2015
  68. “Shakespeare” SDM College Dharwad, Jan 2015 and  Government Training College for Teachers, Gulbarga, on 10.1.2015 
  69. “Shakespeare as a Christian Writer” Yadavagiri Women’s Association, Mysore on 30.12.2014
  70. “Relevance of Shakespeare” Shri Subrahmanyeshwara Pre-University College,  on 12.12.2014
  71. “English Language and Shakespeare”, Vidya Vikas Pre-University College, Chamrajanagar,  on 21.11.2014
  72. “Lecture cum Enactment of Select Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays” Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysore  on 3.11.2014
  73. “Remembering Shakespeare”, Karnataka State Women’s University Extension Centre for PG Studies and Research, Mandya on 31st October 2014 
  74. “Research and Research Methodology”, officiated as Resource Person, and organized a a) Visit to Dhvanyaloka and 2) Field Trip to Places of Worship in and around Kukkarahalli High School, organized by L & T and Agasthya International Foundation , Mysuru,  on 15th,16th, and 17th of October 2014.
  75. “Shakespeare for All” Saint Joseph First Grade College Talk and Enactment on 4.8.2014
  76. “Workshop on “Primary English Training”, organized by Samruddhi Foundation at Government High School, Kukkarahalli, in June 2014
  77. “Theatre in Education” Sri Manoj Pre University College, Hoonudike, Tumkur Taluk, Conducted Workshop for the students on 9.6.2014.
  78. “How Theatre in English Motivates Diverse Students to learn Right English Skills”, Bharatiya Ranga Shikshana, Rangayana, Mysore on 16.5.2014
  79. “Shakespeare” for the IV Semester students of  Enviornmental Science,  Department of Environmental Science and Technology, KSOU, on 29.4.2014
  80. “Shakespeare” for the IV Semester students of  Mathematics” Department of Mathematics, KSOU, fon 25.4.2014
  81. “Shakespeare through Translation and Adaptation”, M.A. Previous and Final Students of KSOU Kannada Department, in April 2014
  82. “Celebrating Shakespeare”, Rasadhwani Kala Kendra, Bangalore on  6.4.2014
  83. “Remembering Shakespeare”, Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva College, on 1.4.2014
  84. For KSOU Competitive Exams Wing Coaching Classes delivered Lectures on “Current/International Affairs and Development of Communicative Skills” on 4.3.2014 
  85. “Shakespeare” Department of Collegiate Education and Government First Grade College, Sringeri, on 28.2.2014 and The Government First Grade College in Menase on 20.2.2014
  86. “Motivation Programme to Learn English” Tenkanidiyuru College, Udupi   on 17.2.2014
  87. “Shakespeare” National College of Education , Shimoga, on  7.2.2014  
  88. Government First Grade College – Joida
  89. SWC college (PG) Centre at Davanagere (Feb 2014)
  90. “Empowering the Under privileged Learner through Enhancement of English Language Skills: The Creative Way” KSOU NSS, on 17.11. 2013.
  91. “Another Task for NSS Volunteers: Enhancing English Language Skills through Theatre Arts”, NSS wing of KSOU on 9.10. 2013
  92. “Arts Education D,Ed Curriculm”  on 23.9.2013
  93. “Impart English Education Using Creative Methods” between 16th and 21st September 2013NSS wing of JCBM College
  94. “Literature and Theatre Arts” Lecture cum Demonstration, Parivarthana, on 12.9.2013
  95. “Literature and Theatre for  Educational Purposes” Acharya Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, on  25.4.2013
  96. “Co Existence of Good and Evil in Literature”, “ The Darcy Appeal”, “Creative Strategies to Enhance English language Skills”,  Mountain View College of  Management Sciences on 19th and 20th of April 2013
  97. “Women Characters in Select Plays”, SBBR Mahajana First Grade College on 13.4.2013
  98. “The Scarlet Letter”, Acharya Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, on  10.4.2013
  99. “Society and Literature”, NSS Wing JCBM College, Sringeri on 24.2.2013
  100. “Theatre in Education” National College of Education, Shimoga on 11.2.2013
  101. “Pursuing Higher Education in Literature”, Conducted a Programme on “What’s Common?” and “International Language Month” Tenkanidiyuru, Udupi,  on 7.2.2012
  102. “Is only the Knowledge of Kannada Enough?” at Mayakonda, organized by Kannada Yuva Shakthi Kendra, Mayakonda on 20.12.2011. 
  103. “American Literature”, Alva’s College, Moodbidri, on 28th and 29th of October 2011
  104. Workshop on “Theatre, Art, and Heritage, Craft Traditions” Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, (NCERT) Mysore on 18.9.2011.
  105. “My Fulbright Experience” organized by the International Centre of Mysore University and USIEF on 2.6.2011.
  106. Mountain View Academy as Resource Person for I M.A. Students of Distance Education students of Kuvempu University on 2nd and 3rd of  May 2011 and from 8th to 12th of May 2009..
  107. “Theatre in Education” Malnad Education Society M.E.S. College for Women, Chikmagalore,  on 29.4.2011.
  108. “In connection with the 150th Birth Centenary of Rabindranath Tagore, and Death Centenary of Tolstoy, O Henry and Mark Twain” Adichunchin Giri Educational Trust, Sringeri,  on 9.2.2011 and JCBM College, Sringeri on 31.1.2011
  109. “Theatre Arts” Classes for Prisoners -  Sankalpa on 15.1.2011
  110. “Integrating Theater Arts into Teaching”, Pratham conducted Classes for Certificate Course in Preschool Education, a Course run by KSOU, on 16.11.2010
  111. “My Fulbright Experience”, Ranga Jnana Vinimaya, on 30.7.2010
  112. NIE Science College, Mysore in July 2010 
  113. B. ED students of Sharadavilas College at Doddahundi (5.5.2003)