Before joining LCC as a full time lecturer, Dr Jain taught a range of courses from Business Communication to Unpacking Bollywood at various tertiary institutions across the island. Her research and academic interest lies in the area of language management. For her PhD research at the National University of Singapore (NUS), she examined the role of the language education policy in the promotion and maintenance of Indian languages in Singapore. In particular, she investigated the implications of the growing prominence of Hindi for the maintenance of other Indian languages as well as intra-ethnic community harmony. She also has a Masters in English Literature and another in Applied Linguistics.
Dr Jain is a reviewer for the journal Language and Education. She has won several teaching awards and remains on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS) Honour Roll for winning the Graduate Student Teaching Award three times in a row. Beyond academia, Dr Jain helms DEBRA Singapore, a non-profit, patient-support/advocacy organisation for ‘butterfly children’ born with the rare genetic disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Jain, Ritu & Lionel Wee. 2017. Cartographic mismatches and language policy: The case of Hindi in Singapore. Language Policy. doi:10.1007/s10993-016-9429-8
Jain, Ritu & Lionel Wee. 2015. Multilingual education in Singapore: Beyond language communities? In A. Yiakoumetti (Ed.), Multilingualism and Language in Education: Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries (pp. 67–85). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.