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Dr Chithra

Dr. Chitraa Venkataachalam

Counsellor of Wellbeing

QUALIFICATION & SPECIALIZATION : M.A English – Ethiraj College(Chennai), M.A Journalism and Mass Communication – Madurai Kamaraj University, M.Phil -English – University of Madras, Ph.D – English – University of Madras


1.Assistant Professor of English – Stella Maris College – 1986 -87

2.Assistant Professor of English – Women’s Christian College -1988-89

3.Department of English – Ethiraj College for Women – 1991 -2018 (Retired in 2018 as Head of the Department)

  1. Loyola College, department of Visual Communication – Film Studies
  2. Loyola College – Loyola Institute of Vocational Education – Writing for the Media
  3. Loyola College, Research academy for Cumulative excellence – Writing for the Media
  4. IIT Madras –Department of Humanities- Journalism, Indian Literature
  5. NIFT, Chennai – Business Communication
  6. University Of Madras – Postcolonial Literature, Shakespeare, Translation Studies
  7. Doctoral Committee Member, Department of Humanities, IIT Madras
  8. Member, Advisory Council, Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, LIBA
  9. Examiner, Department of Film studies, SRM University
  1. Dean of Students- Ethiraj College
  2. Convenor, Students Union Advisory Council- Ethiraj College
  3. Member, IQAC- Ethiraj College
  4. Convenor, Sports Committee, Ethiraj College
  5. Convenor, Fine Arts Committee, Ethiraj College

Research Guidance:

Guided M.Phil Research from 2003 – 2017

No. of Candidates: 20


Participation in Conferences / Seminar:

  1. National Seminar – “ Voices of the Voiceless” – Loyola College
  2. Convenor and Organising Secretary – International Conference – “ Defining the Ethos of the new Millenium in the Literature of the united States of America”- in association with the Consulate General of the United States of America
  3. Convenor and Organising Secretary – National Conference – “ Trajectories of Indian Consciousness: A Cartography of Indian fiction in India: – in association with the Sahitya Akademi
  4. Organising Secretary – National Conference – “ Stories to Screen ; Translation, transformation and Transcreation” – in association with L.V.Prasad Film and Television Academy

Subjects handled and areas of interest:  

  1. British Literature
  2. Shakespeare
  3. American Literature
  4. Indian Literature
  5. Australian literature
  6. Native American literature
  7. African Literature
  8. Literature and environment
  9. Mythology
  10. Film and Literature
  11. Journalism
  12. Children’s Literature
  13. Communication Skills
  14. Soft Skills
  15. Business Communication
  16. Creative Writing
  17. Women’s Writing
  18. Feminist Studies
  19. Native American Spirituality
  20. Zen Buddhism
  21. Mindfulness


Creative Ventures:

  1. Script Writer

– wrote the dialogues and lyrics for the Tamil film ‘ Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal’ and dialogues for the film ‘ Koothan’

– have written the scripts for several documentaries and corporate films

  1. Translator
  2. Lyricist
  3. Voice Over Artiste


Other activities:

  1. Member, illidam Trust, People’s Studies Institute
  2. Volunteer, TamilNadu Foundation ( NGO)

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