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Head of the Department


Department of English.

Dr. R. Shanthi works as Professor& Head of the department of English cum Foreign Languages for Paavai Engineering College, Namakkal. As for her alma mater, she studied in St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Salem. As regards tertiary education, she did her B.Sc in Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem and graduated in Home Science in 1995. Feeling a great passion for literature, she preferred English Literature to be her main study in her Master’s through part time in Annamalai University, Chidambaram. She pursued Master of Philosophy in English in 2005 with a specialization on American Literature under Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. In continuation of her research pursuits, she tried her hand at Afro-American Literature for Ph.D and she was conferred a doctorate upon her dissertation titled as “Commitment to the Black Cause: A Study of the Select Plays of Amiri Baraka” in 2014 by Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

As regards her professional career, she made her debut in 2001. She has a rich experience of 20 years. As for her research publications, she has published papers in National and International journals. She has organised various workshops as Convenor and Technical Symposiums as   Co-convener and coordinator for the faculty members and students. She sets question papers for Universities and Autonomous colleges.

Regarding teaching, she has been teaching current trends in English in diverse learning styles. Apart from teaching English, she has been the co-ordinator of BEC, a course that trains and tests the level of English proficiency of candidates by Cambridge University since 2010. She with her team members has trained more than 2200 faculty members and so far.  She is the chief co-ordinator of the English Club of PEC, which aims to enhance the LSRW skills of the students. She has attended various workshops and conferences and presented papers. In a bid to introduce the IELTS programme for the aspirants of Paavai, She has attended a 2 day workshop on “IELTS- Train the Trainer” conducted by the British Council. Paavai Engineering College has been recently awarded Gold Member – British Council Exams Partnership Programme, which is the result of her contribution along with the team for conducting English proficiency testing examination by a foreign university.

In addition, she is the Head of Centre for Foreign Languages which conducts language training courses in Japanese, German, French and Hindi which are treated as one credit courses.



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