LISSIM 7: Syntactic Variation May 26 - June 14, 2013
Funded byCIIL and GLOW
The Final FINAL List

As in the previous years, the admission to the School has been highly competitive and since the number of student participants is limited to 20, regrettably we couldn't take all and had to leave behind a few applicants at various stages of the selection process; we thankfully acknowledge their interest in LISSIM and hope they will continue to be interested in the formal properties of languages.

The final list was published on April 12 along with a Waiting List and the potential participants asked to confirm participation by the 17th, which they all did. However, due to some of the local faculty cancelling at the last moment, all the 3 persons from the Waiting List were accommodated to the main list on 21.04.13. Due to an unexpecte change in the Teaching Faculty List, we are now able to accommodate one more person from those interviewed earlier.


In alphabetical order of last names

  1. Rahul Balusu (Assistant Prof., EFLU)
  2. Alison Biggs (PhD, Cambridge)
  3. Marcin Dadan (PhD, UConn)
  4. Paroma Sanyal (Assistant Prof., IIT/D)
  5. Hidam Gourshyam Singh (PhD, DU)
  6. Samar Sinha (Assistant Prof., Sikkim University, Gangtok)
  7. Grace Mary Temsen (Reader, University of Hyderabad)


In order of merit

  1. Sakshi Bhatia, University of Delhi (DU)
  2. Anne Beshears, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
  3. Renu Kumari, DU
  4. Deepak Alok, JNU
  5. Gurmeet Kaur, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD)
  6. Usha Udaar, IITD
  7. Deepak Kumar, DU
  8. Hima, JNU
  9. Diti Bhadra, Rutgers University
  10. Alfina Khaidem, DU
  11. Oinam Nganthoibi , JNU
  12. Sonali Raj, DU
  13. Bhamati Dash, English and Foreign Language University (EFLU)
  14. Dripta Piplai, DU
  15. Lalit Raj Kumar, DU
  16. Raj Laxmi Singh, JNU
  17. Padmabati Achom, DU
  18. Jyoti Iyer, JNU
  19. Chetan Anand
  20. Reena Ashem
  21. Local Participants (8)

May 18, 2013

Our only Khasi speaker, Dr Grace Mary Temsen had to unfortunately cancel her participation at the last moment, making way for the very last change in the list; the modified list is as follows:

April 12, 2013

Here it is, finally!

April 6, 2013

The the list here provides the time-slot for face-to-face and Skype interviews. As announced before, the interviews are to be held on April 9-10, 2013 for possible final selection in LISSIM 7. There will be a 60% weightage attached to interviews, making it by far the most important stge of the selection. Read more...

April 3, 2013

This is the list of candidates who have been short-listed to appear for interviews to be held on April 9-10, 2013 for possible final selection in LISSIM 7 based on the average of scores from 6 external reviewers for the essays submitted. The list is in order of merit.Read more...

April 2, 2013

This is the list of candidates pre-selcted (which means they will not be required to appear for the interviews) for participation in LISSIM 7 based on the strength of their essays and/or their known commitments in the field. Read more...

March 16, 2013

Extending the deadline to March 15th helped as many essays (presumably all excellent!) have been received. Those who hav not included a short bio or asked their referees to send a reco to us directly are requested to do so immediately, otherwise those applications will be counted as incomplete and not processed any further. The essays will now be sent off for external review to 5 external experts. The list of only short-listed candidates will be posted on April 6th and Skype or face-to-face interviews to be conducted April 8-10, 2013.

March 1, 2013

On popoluar demands, the deadline for the LISSIM 7 essay is now extended to 15th march, 2013, mid-night IST (Indian Standar Time). Please also note that essay over-shooting the size specification will be rejected without any further explanation

February 21, 2013

As in the case of LISSIM6, we are applying fr fnding the School to CIIL, Mysore and GLOW.

February 18, 2013

Booking early is extremely important, there have been cases of both faculty and student missing a particular school because of not booking early enough. Booking usually open three months in advance, which means if you want to travel on May 24th, you must book your train tickets from Feb 24th onwards, and usually within the first 2-3 days, all the berths in AC compartments fill up. More.

February 16, 2013

Training And Research Academy (TARA) is a project of Jagori Grameen, a rural community based organization working in remote villages of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The Academy is located in Sidhbari, District Kangra, a small village close to Dharamshala Town. More.


I am writing this letter in support of the funding request by the organizers of LISSIM. I taught at LISSIM last year. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I am grateful to the Central Institute of Indian Languages for making the event possible with their funding. Read more