Professor N.D.R. Chandra is Vice-Chancellor, Bastar University, Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. He was former Dean, School of Humanities & Education, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of English at the Nagaland Central University, Kohima Campus, Kohima, India. He obtained MA (English) from Pt. Ravishankar University, Raipur in 1984, PGDTE from CIEFL, Hyderabad in 1988. M.Phil. in English from Dr. H.S.Gour University, Sagar in 1990 and Ph.D. in English from GGD University, Bilaspur in 1995. He was UGC Visiting Professor at Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh in 2006.
He was elected Member of the Governing Council of The Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad (2002-2003) and Vice-President of All India English Teachers Association (2005-2008). He was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship by ASRC, Hyderabad in 1998; Associate Fellowship by IIAS, Shimla in 2001 and Library Fellowship by the Centre for Contemporary Theory, Baroda in 2008 Recently, he awarded with Fulbright Nehru Senior Fellow at Brown University, Providence and Wisconsin University, Madison in 2010-11. He has been recipient of several national and international awards.
Professor Chandra has authored Literary Theory and the New Critics, Ecology, Myth and Mystery; Poetry from the North-East (with N.Das), and Literary Terms in Poetry, Literary Terms in Drama, Theatre & Cinema and Literary Terms in Fiction & Prose (Trio with A.J. Sebastian). Besides, he has edited several books including Modern Literary Criticsm: Theory & Practice (Vol. I & II), Contemporary Literary Criticsm: Theory & Practice (Vol. I & II), Modern Indian English Literature: Critical Perceptions, Contemporary Indian English Literature: Critical Perceptions, Chhatisgarh Towards the Path of Development (with B.K. Patel), Multicultural Literature in India: Critical Perceptions (Vol. I & II), Postcolonial Indian English Fiction: Critical Understanding and The Flow of Soul; Selected Poems of Kanwar Dinesh Singh.