Prof Rajasekaran Ph.D.
Dr. Rajasekaran V is a Senior Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Languages at Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He is the recipient of IATEFL Scholarship to attend the 52nd IATEFL International Conference at Brighton, UK during April 2018 and recipient of TESOL Travel grant to attend TESOL International Convention and Expo at Atlanda, Georgia, USA during March 2019.
He has visited many countries, including England, Scotland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Srilanka. He has delivered keynote addresses in International conferences held in India, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. He holds an MA (English), an M.Sc (Psychology), an M.Phil (ELT) and PhD in Linguistics. He is a seasoned teacher, researcher and administrator with two decade of experience.
He is the Cambridge University BEC Speaking Examiner. Currently, he teaches Technical English, Advanced Technical English, Business English and Legal English. He also handles the course ‘Indian Culture and Heritage’.
He has already produced four PhD candidates and one more candidate has submitted his PhD thesis. Further, five more candidates are pursuing their Ph.D under his guidance at VIT University Chennai campus. He has served in almost all capacities in academic and administrative cadres particularly as Assistant Director, HoD, BoS Member of various institutions, Editorial Board member of many International Journals.
His research acumen can be understood with his impressive track record 80 publications which include 4 books, 5 book chapters, 20 papers in Scopus indexed Journals and 20 papers in other International journals. He has participated at 28 International Conferences, 8 National Conferences, 10 seminars and 20 workshops. He is the most sought resource person and he has delivered around 150 invited talks.
His association with various national and international professional bodies like International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) UK, International Association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) USA, English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI), Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (SFLA), Hyderabad, Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) New Delhi, Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD) India, Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS) India prove his wide connection in his field across globe.
He strongly believes that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is his USP.