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Omkar N. KoulProf. Omkar N. Koul
C-13, Greenview Apartments
33, Sector 9, Rohini,
Delhi - 110085
Tel. 27556197

Date of Birth

January 7,1941

Educational Qualifications

M.A. (Hindi), M.A. (Linguistics), Ph.D., and Certificate in Administration of In-service Teacher Education.

Educated at

  • The University of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar
  • K.M. Institute of Hindi Studies and Linguistics, Agra University
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • The International Training Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Areas of Interest

Linguistics, Language Education, Communication Management, Comparative Literature

Positions held

  • Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Govt. of India, Mysore (1999-2000).
  • Professor - cum - Dy Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (1994-99).
  • Professor, LBS National Academy of Administration, GoI, Mussoorie. (1987-1994).
  • Principal, Northern Regional Language Centre (CIIL), Patiala (1971-1987).


Has authored and edited about 50 books and written about 200 research papers related to Linguistics, Language Education, Communication, Comparative Literature, and Kashmiri/Hindi/Urdu/ Punjabi Languages.

(List of Publications)

Visits Abroad

Has visited following countries for participation in various International Conferences and for delivering lectures: USA, Canada, U.K, France, Belgium, Russia, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Nepal etc.

Membership of Learned Societies and Academic Committees and Boards

  • Life Member, Linguistic Society of India.
  • Life Member, Dravidian Linguistics Association.
  • President, Linguistic Society of India (1998-2000).
  • Chairman, Indian Institute of Language Studies (1980-).
  • Editor, South Asian Language Review (1991-).
  • Member of Boards of Studies and other Committees of various Universities.


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