Birbal Jha

Birbal Jha

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Birbal Jha Profile

  • Name:
  • Birbal Jha
  • Born:
  • October 22, 1972

Birbal Jha Biography

Dr. Birbal Jha is a reputed writer, social thinker, academician and entrepreneur. He is also the editor of Lingua Bulletin, an English monthly magazine which aims at improving writing skills in English language. He has received Service Excellence Award several times for his significant works and managerial skills. He was awarded with National Education Excellence Award 2010 by Economic Development Forum. Kriti Purush Award by Vidyapati Smarak Manch, Kolkata and English Language Awareness Award by Saindhav Foundation are other awards received by Jha. He has published about 20 books in English language. He has remained as a world celebrity whose contributions are not constraint to India only. He has given valuable contributions in the field of education and literature and has received appreciation worldwide.

Birbal Jha

Jha was born in Sijaul in Madhubani, Bihar in the year 1972. The region is known worldwide for Mithila Paintings. His basic education was done from his native village. For higher education he went to Patna, the capital city where he stayed for 16 years. He received Ph. D degree from Patna University. Later he founded British Lingua, English and soft skills training institution headed by him. Currently he is its MD. He trains teachers who later train students to improve fluency in speaking English as well as writing. It also includes the ability to write stories and poetry in English. His efforts have been nationally and internationally recognized, praised and awarded.


British Lingua is set up in several cities including Delhi and Patna. The popularity of the institute has drawn the attention of many international associations like 'The New York Times'. Jha has authored 20 books in English including a few general English learning books and grammar. His latest book is Celebrate Your Life which includes chapters of ‘Turning On’, ‘Installing’, ‘Skilling’, ‘Your Persona’, and ‘Realisation’.

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From his Own Words

1. Positional Status

Dr Birbal Jha is the Managing Director of Lingua Multiservices Pvt Ltd which owns the popular Trademark- British Lingua, specializing in English and Soft Skills training in India. His multifaceted personality includes those as Social Entrepreneur, Social Thinker-Worker, Cultural Activist, Author, Lyricist, Columnist and Communication Skills Trainer, all rolled into one.

2. Professional Engagement

At the age of 21, Birbal, who otherwise may have gone for any administrative jobs, came up with the start-up of his social venture- British Lingua which has been able to fairly sharpen the communication skills and improve the lifestyles of lacs of students who were initially deprived of English education and employability skills.

The man now synonymous with English training is none other than Dr Birbal Jha, who evolved and expounded a unique Structural-cum-Interactive Method for a quick and easy grasp of the English language, which has been endorsed & appreciated by various international schools of thoughts on the subject. With a mission of helping people to avail the advantages of English skills, he coined the slogan, 'English for All' for the social venture in 1993 for effecting societal change with great success.

3. About Nativity

He was born to Smt Jaipura Jha and Sri Dayanand Jha on January 2, 1972, at the riverine village Sijoul falling in the Madhubani, a district of Bihar where he lived 16 years of his formative life there before moving to Patna where again he had a stretch of 16 years. Currently, he is located in Delhi NCR. .

4. Education and Academics

He is a Ph D and holds 2 Master degrees from Patna University, where his name figures in the category of notable alumni. Having received early and secondary education in the village, he did his matriculation from Bihar School Examination Board in 1988.

5. Literary Works

An acclaimed author, having penned over 25 books to date on aspects of English communication skills, personal growth, manual, parenting and culture. Remarkably, he received a lot of acclaim for his weekly columns ‘Seekhen Sahi Angreji’ in Dainik Jagran and ‘Jano English’ in Hindustan, both national dailies. While Oxford University Professor Elizabeth Schoel, besides many others have been highly appreciative of Dr Jha’s magnum opus- Celebrate Your Life. He is an institution in himself considering his erudition and prolific works.

In 2013, putting a spotlight on the need for English education, he wrote a drama, namely ‘Englishiya Boli’. Moreover, as a poet, he has composed many poems in three languages- English, Hindi and Maithili.

6. Special National Works

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, he headed the training team of British Lingua which imparted the first-ever training in Spoken English and Behavior Skills to those who were the first points of contacts in the international event.

Recognizing his expertise and scholarship, the Government of Bihar entrusted his organisation with implementing the first-ever ‘Spoken English and Capacity Building’ training program for Government High School-teachers, in 2009. The program's successful completion has set the benchmark for English education in the state. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Government, his social enterprise has been able to bring about noticeable changes in the lives of thousands of Mahadalits, the poorest of the poor in the state.

Dr Jha’s continued enthusiasm for research in linguistics and literature has been one of his greatest strengths; it has a clear correlation with his teaching methods and reflects the needs of the people in ever-changing society.

7. Social Works

In recognition of his social, cultural and literary works, Dr Jha has been bestowed upon several awards and citations matching his towering personality. He holds the view of an egalitarian society where everybody should get an opportunity to live a decent life. He is a social

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Updated: January 04, 2020

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