Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it, today.
- Malcom X
Greetings from The Oxford College of Arts! As we stride into our ninth year, we look back with pride on the road we have travelled, the lives we have touched and look forward with hope for the future.
Since inception in 2006, The Oxford College of Arts has always envisioned an educational model that focuses on the holistic development of students -an education that goes beyond classroom learning to encompass character-building and a competitive spirit in our students.
The Oxford College of Arts has always had a strong focus on academics, a fact that is reflected in the performance of our students in the University examinations and co-curricular activities. Also, the college actively helps nurture the latent potential in our students. The laurels romped home at the intercollegiate and other competitions speak volumes about the talents of our students.
Our students move on from the portals of our institution, confident of facing the challenges of an increasingly competitive world. More importantly, they also emerge as sensitive individuals ready to contribute their mite for a just cause and an equitable society. Yes, the Oxfordite believes in what Epicletus said: “Only the educated are free”.
Dr. Sharada Ajit
The Oxford College of Arts
A multi-faceted personality with many a talent, Dr.Sharada Ajit holds an M.A in English from Bangalore University, and a Diploma in Creative Writing from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She obtained her PhD in English from Bangalore University for her thesis entitled: ‘The Indian Literary Biography in English: A Critical Survey.’
Keenly interested in English studies, Dr.Ajit has presented papers and chaired sessions in national and International Conferences. She has written for journals, magazines and newspapers. She was a member of the undergraduate English syllabus/textbook committee of Bangalore University engaged in writing text books for the first and second semester BA, BSc and BCom Students.
Apart from academics, radio talks, resource and invited lectures, literary programmes often make demands on her time.
Dr.Ajit has guided MPhil, PhD students and has been on the Board of Examiners of Bangalore University and on the Board of studies in English of The National College, Jayanagar (Autonomous).
She teaches Optional, General and Additional English Papers and has worked in both academic and administrative capacity in The Oxford College of Science since September 1994.
In the year 2010, Dr. Ajit was conferred with The Best Teacher Award by The Executive Director of The Oxford Educational Institutions and was selected to head The Oxford College of Arts from 12th September 2012.
A firm believer in a student-centric approach to education, Dr.Ajit endorses Ralph Waldo Emerson’s belief that the secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.