Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow
भारतीय सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, लखनऊ
(An Institute of National Importance by the Act of Parliament)

Dr. Neelu


Dr. Neelu

Assistant Professor, IIITL


  • Dr. Neelu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Humanities at IIIT Lucknow. She has previously worked with Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, and Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. She has earned her Doctorate in Linguistics from JNU, New Delhi for the thesis titled 'Determining Feature Robustness and Feature Hierarchy with focus on Voice Features in Speaker Identification.' Her primary teaching interest areas include Communications and Applied Linguistics. She speaks Hindi, English and Spanish (intermediate).

Research Interests:

  • Public Speaking Anxiety
  • English Language Teaching
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Acoustics and Experimental Phonetics

Teaching Interests:

  • Professional Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Communication
  • Applied Linguistics


  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow (July 2020 - till date)
  • Assistant Professor (Part-time), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (August 2018 - Feb 2020)
  • Associated with Lionbridge, a company specializing in language translation, localization, software testing and e-learning (2017-2018)
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. (August 2014 – May 2015)
  • Associated with Pearson India (2013 -2014)
  • Guest Lecturer, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (August 2012-July 2013)

Courses Taught:

  • Communicative English
  • Written and Oral Technical Communication
  • Communication Skills
  • Communication and Comprehension
  • General English
  • English Language Teaching
  • Hindi as Foreign Language (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level)
  • Developmental Psycholinguistics
  • Acoustics and Experimental Phonetics
  • Introduction to Phonetics
  • Introduction to Morphology
  • Language Learning

Academic Projects:

  • Mother-Tongue Survey of India sponsored by Govt. of India
  • Experiment on Semantic Systems (EoSS) project by Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • JNU Langscape by Department of Linguistics, JNU New Delhi

Educational Qualification:

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, thesis title 'Determining Feature Robustness and Feature Hierarchy with focus on Voice Features in Speaker Identification,' Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Awarded in May 2019)
  • M.Phil. in Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2012)
  • M.A in Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2010)
  • B.A in Functional English, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi (2008)

Research Publications:

  • Forensic Speaker Identification: A Review of Literature and Reflection on Future, (With Kumar, M.), (2019), Language in India, 19(7)
  • Overcoming the effect of low self-esteem on public speaking anxiety with mindfulness-based interventions, (With Kumar, M, Kalakbandi, V, Prashar, S. and Parashar, A.), (2017), Decision, 44(4), 287-296
  • Significance of Acoustic Space in Forensic Speaker Identification, (2016), Perspectives on Applied and General Linguistics, ISBN: 978-93-81480-99-1
  • Standardizing Phonetic and Phonological Features in Indian English, (2013), Reflections, Proceedings of the First International ELT Conference: ‘Who’ ‘What’ ‘How’: ELT in the Global Context, Amity University, Lucknow.
  • The semantics of 'Se, Mein and Par in Hindi,' (With Tiwari, N. and Meena, S.), (2011), Coalescence, SCONLI – 5


  • Awarded Fulbright Scholarship as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant-cum-Cultural Ambassador by USIEF, India (2014-15)
  • Qualified NET and JRF in Linguistics (2010)
  • Gold Medallist in PG Programme (2010)
  • Gold Medallist in UG Programme (2008)


Department of Humanities and Management,   
Indian Institute of Information Technology,
Lucknow, India.
[email protected]



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