Prof. Gajalakshmi Balakrishnan, has a rich experience in Teaching and has accomplished a career demonstrating consistent success as an Educator at the higher education levels. Has an outstanding track record in assuring student success. Extensive background of developing and implementing special programs for at-risk and special need students. Effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and attain results. She is creative and possesses excellent interpersonal management skills. She has been mentoring students to explore new areas in communication and comprehend the changing needs of organization. Her research focuses on the broader prospects of the culture in medieval reading and exploring the format of Time and Space in Indian Writing in English. She is a professional writer and blogger exploring new topics related to professionals and their values and can be reached at https://poppychoppy.blogspot.com/ She teaches the NET & SET aspirants of English Literature through her You tube Channel NETENGLISHCRAZE. She teaches foundation English course for the undergraduate students.
Pursuing PhD (English)
University of Madras
Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai, 2003, TOPIC: FEMALE SELF DETERMINATION IN SELECTED NOVELS OF ANITHA BROOKNER.
Quaid-e- Milleth Govt.Arts and Science College for Women, Chennai, 2001,University of Madras.
Quaid-e- Milleth Govt. Arts and Science College for Women, Chennai, 1999, University of Madras.
2018 - Till Date
Assistant Professor, Avichi College of Arts and Science
2008 - 2018
Assistant Professor, Meenakshi College of Engineering
2007 - 2008
Assistant Professor, Annai Veilankanni Arts and Science
2006 - 2007
Assistant Professor, DMI College of Engineering
Soft Skills training programs for under graduate students of Arts and Science College.
Barriers to Effective Communication skills for MBA students
Techniques of Report Writing for Distance Mode MBA students of Anna University.
Analyzing the various techniques in SWAT Analysis for Management Students.
Reporting on the various means of Communication for Pre final years.
Resume techniques and vocabularies to be pooled for effective resume writing for Final year students.
Time and Space in Amitav Ghosh Novels -Indian Diaspora .( University of Madras.)
Female Self Determination In Selected Novels Of Anitha Brookner
English language Teaching in a mixed ability class room
Appointed as Anna University Representative (AUR) for the conduct of Anna University Examinations at Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Guindy, Chennai and Easwari College of Engineering, Ramapuram, Chennai.
Acted as one of the Panel Member among the Chief Examiners in the English Board for evaluating Anna University Challenge Answer Papers and External Examiner at various Zone III Affiliated Colleges of Anna University.
Subject Expert in creating course contents and modules for Meenakshi University Distance Education Stream.
Approved Question Paper Setter for UG English Literature course at Meenakshi University of Higher Education.
External Examiner for various Autonomous Universities like Vel’s University, Sathyabama University and Meenakshi University of Higher Education.
Approved Soft Skills Assessor of TFSC (TANSTIA FNF SERVIVICE CENTRE) Chennai.
Experienced as an accredited assessor and invigilator for Australian Institute of Business Studies.
Part time faculty of Anna University Distance Education mode for Masters of Business Administration course.
Time and Space in the Novels –Famished Road and The Shadow Lines (Feb2019),188 -190(ISSN 0976-299X),UGC approved Under Arts and Humanities Journal No.44728 ,Volume
“English for Employability” at TEQIP II, Topic “Enlightening the People about the Richness of English Language and Literature” held at Anna University, Trichy.
“Language Teaching through Multimedia” in the National level Conference held on a wider Topic “Innovations in English Language Teaching” at Easwari College of Engineering
“Managing Mixed Ability Classroom” in the National level Conference ,“Innovations in English Language Teaching”at Easwari College of Engineering
“English for Employability” at a National level Conference held on May 2010 at Velammal College of Engineering, Chennai.
“RURAL LEARNERS“ 5th International and 41st Annual Conference conducted by ELTAI
Co-coordinator for ISKRA ’10 Igniting minds a National Conference inviting special guests Mr. David Brock Vice Consul US Consulate General, Chennai.
Conducted an inter collegiate cultural program ASTRAL’2007.
Co-coordinator for College Academic activities like Symposiums, Conference, Seminars, and One Day Workshops with response to communication area for media and other colleges.
Coordinated NAAC activities for the release of Academic Newsletter compiling all Departments.
Been an editor of College Academic Diary every year.
Department Felicitator to Robe Cambridge classes for the students to improve LSRW Skills in the year 2015.
A key member in framing the Program Outcomes and the Course Outcomes for NBA Accreditation for Science and Humanities Department.
Placed as a Placement Cell coordinator to impart placement training for Pre-final year students to enrich their Soft Skills and Spoken English.
Coordinator for conducting Bridge Course for fresher’s to enrich their written and spoken English skills as they are from rural background.
Invited as a Recourse person to schools and colleges for imparting LSRW Skills.
Appointed as Coordinator for NAAC Accreditation at Avichi College.
Coordinating English, KARNIRK ASSOCIATION activities.
Responsible for compiling reports regarding the Curricular and Co-curricular activities held in the college.
Held responsible to abridge Academic Reports and Activities for Annual Proposals.
Reporting year wise result analysis with regards to English subject and other core subjects as needed by the Higher Education Departments periodically through mail correspondence and hard copy submissions.
Released Avichi College Calendar for the Academic Year 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Effective English Teaching workshop for Teachers [Rathnasagar- Delhi]
English Language Teaching [OxfordUniversity Press].
Workshop on Effective Communication Skills [Loyola College Professor].
BEC Course Classes and workshops by BBC members.
English for Employability [Cambridge ,Teacher Development Program ]
Attended various Faculty Development Programs at Anna University periodically.
Participated in a one day Workshop on NAAC Accreditation process for up gradation held at Chennai National Arts and Science College in the month of September, 2019.
Attended one day workshop conducted by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at DDGD Vaishnav College, entitled “ Workshop on NAAC” on 14th December, 2019