|Occupation||Writer, College professor|
Deepa Nisanth is an Indian teacher and author, who writes in Malayalam. She is an assistant professor at Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur, and has authored four books. Deepa's Facebook post supporting a Students' Federation of India (SFI) beef festival in the college where she works had sparked a social media outrage in 2015. In 2018, she plagiarized a poem written by S. Kalesh, and later apologized. 
Nisanth has voiced her opinion publicly on many issues. In a 2015, through a Facebook post she supported a "beef festival" held at her college by members of the Students' Federation of India in protest of the murder of a man in Uttar Pradesh allegedly for eating beef. She said her post was in reaction to "the on-going issue of beef ban and related controversies in the country, in general."
In 2017 was reported that police had requested the details from Facebook of various groups that had posted threats against her after she commented on a controversial painting.
In June 2018, she refused to share a stage with Urmila Unni after the latter supported the move to reintegrate actor Dileep back into the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists despite being under investigation for conspiracy of kidnapping and an attempted rape.
The name of her book, Ottamara Peythu is allegedly taken from the title of a 2016 book Ottathulli Peythu, written by Ajith Kumar R. 
In November 2018, she was accused of plagiarism by another Malayalam poet, Kalesh, after he discovered one of his poems, published seven years earlier, had been republished in slightly altered form under her name. The controversy was publicised after well known writers including N S Madhavan, Balachandran Chullikkad, Asokan Charuvil, C S Chandrika, Rosy Thampi and Priya A S joined the debate on social media. After Kalesh posted further details to back up his charge on his Facebook page, criticism grew. Having earlier responded that she had not plagiarised, she later confessed and apologised to S Kalesh via Facebook.
As a result of complaints arising from the scandal, a judgement made for a school essay competition by a panel that included Nisanth was vacated, and the essays re-evaluated.
- Deepa Nishanth (2018). Ottamarapeyth. DC Books. ISBN 9788126477487. Search this book on
- Deepa Nishanth (2016). Nananju Theertha Mazhakal. DC Books. p. 184. ISBN 978-8126467594. Search this book on
- Deepa Nishanth (2015). Kunnolamundallo Bhoothakalakkulir. DC Books. p. 144. ISBN 978-9386197009. Search this book on
- Deepa Nishanth (2012). Pranayavyathayude Manifesto. Green Books. Search this book on
- Deepa Nishanth (2009). Radhayum Rajavinte Premabhajanangalum. Palm Books. Search this book on
- "DEEPA T S | Sree Kerala Varma College". keralavarma.ac.in. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
- "Lecturer's post supporting SFI beef fest in a Kerala college becomes social media debate". The news minute. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "Deepa Nisanth caught in plagiarism row - Times of India". The Times of India. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
- "Finally Deepa Nisanth apologises to poet Kalesh for publishing his poem under her name". The News minute. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "Deepa Nisanth had supported SFI's beef festival and posted a comment on Facebook". Deccan Chronicle. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2018 – via Pressreader.
- Muringatheri, Mini (2015-10-08). "Kerala college professor targeted for supporting beef protest". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
- "Kerala: Cops seek information of Deepa Nisanth's tormentors". Deccan Chronicle. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "Deepa Nisanth says no to event with Urmila Unni, actor who wanted Dileep back in AMMA". The News Minute. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "2016 ലെ 'ഒറ്റത്തുള്ളിപ്പെയ്ത്ത്' 2018-ൽ ഒറ്റമരപ്പെയ്ത്തായി; ദീപാ നിശാന്തിനെതിരെ പുതിയ ആരോപണം" [In 2016, the 'Ottapaiyayayathu' was launched in 2018 with new allegations against Deepa Nishan.]. News18 Malayalam. 1 December 2018.
- "Young poet S Kalesh raises plagiarism allegations against Deepa Nisanth". Mathrubhumi. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "Upcoming writer Deepa Nishanth apologizes for plagiarism". pennews. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
- "School Kalolsavam cancels essay evaluation done by panel with Deepa Nisanth". The News Minute. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
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