Dr S Rajagopalan, Former Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, Annamalai University, has been associated with ELTAI right from its inception. He served also as its President from 1985 to 2010 He had been a member of a number of Academic bodies in several Indian universities - has undergone training, as a British Council scholar, in the teaching of English as a foreign language at the London University Institute of Education -has considerable teaching and research experience to his credit .- has guided M.Phil and Ph.D scholars in ELT as well as other areas of Education- Areas of interest: ELT: Teacher Education and Development and CALL
Dr. Sanjay Arora, Department of English, Government Post Graduate College, Dausa, Rajasthan, India He is one of the founders of our Jaipur chapter and has been professionally very active conducting teacher development programmes in Rajasthan. He has been guiding a number of research scholars for Ph.D in English and has got many publications to his credit.
VICE - PRESIDENT
Dr. G.A. Ghanashyam, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. F.R.A.S. is a Professor of English at M.L. S. Govt. College, Seepat, Bilaspur, (Chhattisgarh) affiliated to Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. He has 78 Research Papers published to his credit in various international and national journals and has edited 4 books on Indian English Fiction and ELT. He is the National Cultural Secretary of Association for English Studies of India (AESI), Convenor/Co-ordinator of ELTAI, Bilaspur Chapter, Editor-in-Chief of JETLR, Editor of CAOOC (Canada), Editor of Virtuoso, Member, National Advisory Board, Global Touch 11.
He has attended many International/National Conferences and Seminars as Resource Person and Keynote speaker. His paper has been awarded by Asia TEFL and has been invited to present his paper at the Asia TEFL International Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2007. He has visited England under Group Study Exchange Programme of Rotary International in 2005.
His areas of interest include Indian Writings in English, Diaspora, Postcolonial Literature, ELT, and Translation Studies. He is interested in networking, professional development and working for the betterment of the teachers and students.
Dr K Elango, Professor of English, Anna University, Chennai - has served as a Faculty member at the Assumption University, Bangkok, for three years - actively engaged in ELT research - presented papers at national and international conferences - conducted teacher education programmes for secondary school and college teachers - current areas of interest are: reading and approaches to second language teaching and learning.
Dr.S. Dawood Shah, He is the Principal of the Crescent School, an International Residential School at Vandalur, Chennai. A post graduate in English and a Doctorate in Education, he is the recipient of many awards including the Best Teacher Award from the Govt. of Tamilnadu and the International School Award from the British Council. Undergone training in RIE, Bangalore, attended several courses and workshops organised by the British Council and organised many workshops and conferences. Also widely travelled abroad.
P R Kesavulu, Retired Principal of Jaya Matriculation higher Secondary School, Chennai - has undergone training at both the Central Institute of English and other Foreign Languages, Hyderabad and the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore - taught English at the higher secondary level for several years - currently engaged in conducting teacher education programmes for Matriculation school teachers in Tamilnadu.
Mrs. Uma Raman
Author and ELT Consultant, Chennai.
Dr. N. Lalitha,
Rtd. Principal, Childen's Garden School, Mylapore, Chennai.
Dr D Raja Ganesan, Former Professor and Head, Department of Education, University of Madras - Member(nominated by the Government of India), Central institute of English and other Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Programme Advisory Committee of the National Council for Teacher Education and Curriculum Development Committee for Education of the University Grants Commission and Secretary. S.I.T.U. Council of Educational Research-Editor, "Experiments in Education".
Dr. Sheth Dharmendra
, Surat An engineer turned teacher, Dr Sheth has worked with many educational institutions of repute which include the department of English, VNSG University, Surat and Wadia Women's College, Surat. Since earning his PhD from VNSG University in 2006, he has worked as a teacher trainer at a number of seminars and workshops across India. He has attended and presented papers at various national and international conferences which include TESOL, Seattle, USA. He works as a freelance corporate trainer and content developer.
His areas of interest include Phonetics and Spoken English, Listening, Networking and Professional Development.
Dr V Saraswathi
, Retd. Professor of English, university of Madras - Currently the Editor of "The Journal of English Language Teaching" published by the ELTAI. Areas of special interest are Teacher Development, Materials Production and Testing - Author of nearly 50 coursebooks at various levels - has guided a number of research scholars in their Ph.D. work - was a member of Projects APT and BCD - served as an expert at the Teleconference for Teachers in English organised by the British Council, Chennai - worked as a resource person at the Hornby Summer School 2002 at Lonavla - has attended and presented papers at the RELC Annual Conference at Singapore.
Dr. K.S.Antony Samy
, M.A., M. Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at Loyola College, Chennai. He has twenty years of teaching experience at Loyola College. In addition, he is the Associate Faculty of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA). English Language Teaching (ELT) is his area of research. He is a specialist in Literary Theory and Criticism
along with English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
specifically Business English Communication.
P.G. Assistant, Government Higher Secondary
Assistant Professor, Velammal Engineering College, Ambattur, Chennai.
Mrs. J. Mangayarkarasi
Ms. Lily Kharbamon,
.'An Assistant Professor of English in Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai and holds PGCTE from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has been teaching for nearly ten years and has guided M.Phil scholars and a trainer for Business English Certificate and Life Skills. She has presented papers in National and International Conferences and published articles on e- documents. Her areas of interest are Indian Writing in English and ELT.'
Department of English,EFL University (Shillong Campus) and Convenor, Shillong Chapter.