Dr. Geetha Sentthilkumar, Associate Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, has been serving in the field of teaching for the past sixteen years. She completed her Ph.D at Kongu Arts and Science College under Bharathiar University, Coimbatore; M.Phil at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; and she did her Masters in English Literature at Ethiraj Women’s College, under Madras University, and has secured an overall ‘A’ grade.

Her areas of interest are American and British Literature, European Literature, Indian Writing in English. At present she is the Supervisor for one Ph. D. scholar at Amrita University and Nine scholars at other Universities.  She has authored articles and papers published in international and national conferences including a chapter in a book. She has participated in several workshops organized by British Council of India and attended a workshop organized by Infosys. She has been a resource person in various programs organized by institutions of repute like Anna University, Bharathiar University and TamilNadu Agricultural University and also for LGB Group of Companies.

Dr. Geetha Sentthilkumar is a certified trainer for British English Certificate (BEC) Course offered by Cambridge ESOL , Cambridge University, U.K., and has successfully trained more than 250 students at Amrita University. She is also a trainer for IELTS offered by Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge University, U.K. She is an Oral Examiner for BEC Speaking Test, Cambridge ESOL Examinations, Cambridge University (British Council). 


Total number of years till date:  17 years
Other Experience: 2 years

PROFESSIONAL COURSES TAUGHT: Business Communication, Communicative English, Professional Communication, Indian Thought through English courses for U.G, programs, Technical Communication courses for U.G and P.G.programs (M.Tech), and English for Professional Communication for P.G. Program (M.C.A.) at Amrita School of Engineering,

OTHER COURSES TAUGHT:  European Literature, Literary Criticism, Research Methodology, History of English Literature, Shakespeare.


SYLLABI DESIGNED: European Literature, Literary Criticism, Research Methodology, Twentieth Century American Literature


  • Ph.D Supervisor to 10 scholars   and 1 M.Phil scholar.
  • External Supervisor: Bharathiar University; Karpagam University; Coimbatore.


  • Doctoral Committee Expert panel member– Amrita University, Bharathiar University
  • Examiner: Oral Examiner for Speaking Test – BEC, KET, PET, YLE Cambridge ESOL   Examinations (British Council) 
  • ​Certified Trainer - Business English Certificate Course (BEC) and IELTS. Trained around 300 students for the BEC examination conducted by Cambridge University from 2005 onwards.
  • Member - University-level Board of Studies in English Literature at Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham, Coimbatore 
  • BOS – UG English – Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore – 2009 – 2011
  • Department Coordinator for NAAC, Amrita University, 2007, Coimbatore. 
  • Editorial Board – Linguistics and Literature Studies- Horizon Research Publications. U.S.A. (Reviewed a Paper- ID: 17102829) 
  • Coordinator for Faculty Development Program cum workshop on An Insight into Recent Trends in Teaching language and Literature organized by Amrita University, Coimbatore, 29th-30th August 2013
  • Question paper setting: Amrita University.
  • Syllabi Designed: European Literature, Literary Criticism, Research Methodology, Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Other Responsibilities: Class Adviser, Time -Table Coordinator, coordinator for various cultural activities organized by the institution. 
  • Chief Mentor:  Responsibilities - Preparing course plan, Internal and End Semester Question paper setting.
  • Faculty Advisor, Srishti – Literary Association, Amrita University, Coimbatore
  • Faculty Editor – Amritadhwani (Students’ Magazine – Amrita University)


Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2014 Journal Article Geetha Senthilkumar and T., S., “Promoting the Strategies of TCT Teaching”, International Journal of English Language, Literature and Translation Studies, vol. 1, pp. 59-62, 2014.
2014 Journal Article Geetha Senthilkumar, “The Predicament of a Jew in Defence of his Race”, Journal of International Research For Multidisciplinary , vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 547-557, 2014.[Abstract]

Human beings are subject to pressures of circumstances which become the inevitable and inescapable aspects of existence. During the escond World War, innumerable Jews were killed in the name of religion under the reign of Hitler. The later part of the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century witnessed the Holocaust that shook Germany, Russia, Poland and Spain leading to a mass exodus of Jews from Central Europe to America. The tragic history of Jews is evident in the ghettos of Germany, the pogroms of Russia, the political oppression in Rumania and other countries. In spite of being oppressed by the majority, Jews have exhibited extraordinary resilience to maintain their ethnic identity. The Jewish writers of the 20th century like Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Saul Bellow and Bernard Malamud have combined their cultural background with their creative imagination to show how the characters’ moral vision based on compassion can overcome the complexity and disorder of modern life. The present study aims at highlighting the protagonist’s transformation and search for self-identity thorough suffering in Malamud's novel, The Fixer. Moral wisdom gained through suffering on the one hand and influenced by religion and society on the other is demonstrated through the protagonist, Yakov Bok, who by refusing to confess and betray the Russian Jews, accepts responsibility for the Jewish community and becomes actively involved in the fate of his people. He reflects the sufferings experienced by the East European Jews during the Nazi regime. In the beginning, Bok desires security and status, but towards the end, renounces these objectives after discovering the true meaning of love, moral commitment, responsibility and freedom. He assumes a firm moral stance against
the unsympathetic social and political forces which tend to prevent all his endeavours to protect the dignity of the Jews.

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2014 Journal Article Geetha Senthilkumar, “In search of an Identity worthy of Commitment”, COJELL An Internationally Refereed Quarterly Journal of English Language & Literature, vol. 1, pp. 9-15, 2014.
Publication Type: Conference Proceedings
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2014 Conference Proceedings Geetha Senthilkumar, “Promoting the Strategies of ICT Teaching”, In the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘English Language Teaching at Undergraduate Level in India: Towards the Elimination of the Inability to Speak and Write Effectively, A Research Perspective. Dept. Of English, Sri Velagapudi Ramakrishna Memorial College, Nagaram, Guntur Dist, Andrapradesh, 2014.
Publication Type: Conference Paper
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2013 Conference Paper Geetha Senthilkumar, “Challenges Faced by Women in workplace”, in DHRUTI International Conference of Women in Computing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, 2013.
2009 Conference Paper A. P. and Geetha Senthilkumar, “Masculine Traits in the Feminine self- An Archetypal Approach”, in National Seminar on Reconstructing Shakespeare, Annamalai University, Chidambaram , 2009.
2008 Conference Paper Geetha Senthilkumar, “Play-within-Play as explored by Girish Karnard in Hayavadana and Tugla”, in National Seminar on Indian Drama in English, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram, 2008.
2007 Conference Paper Geetha Senthilkumar, “Moral Vision based on Suffering and Compassion (in Bernard Malamud’s novel-The Fixe”, in National Conference on Innovative Approaches and Techniques of Teaching English, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2007.
2004 Conference Paper Geetha Senthilkumar, “Family Relationship in Bernard Malamud’s Novel - The Assistant ”, in National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Literary Theory and Research, ST. Aloysius College, Mangalore, 2004.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2011 Book Chapter Geetha Senthilkumar and Ambika P., “Masculine Traits in the Feminine-self: An Archetypal Approach”, in Reconstructing Shakespeare- Rebuilding His Plays in Contemporary Literary Environment, Ed. Lakshmanan V., New Delhi: Authors Press, 2011, pp. 79-84.


  1. Resource person for the guest lecture ‘Tagore’s Gitanjali’ – 18-03-2014 Rathinam College of Arts and Science. Coimbatore
  2. Resource Faculty for BEC Training Program orgnised by Winspire at St.Joseph’s     College   of Engineering- Chennai. 13th Feb to 19th Feb 2013
  3. Resource Faculty for ‘Effective Communication Program’ for Executives of LGB Group of Companies, July 2011.
  4. Resource person for Five-Day Workshop on English Communication and Skill Development, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, March 2008.
  5. Resource person for Spoken English Course, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, January - March, 2004 - 2007.
  6. Resource person for Five - Day Short Term Training Program on Effective English for Technical Communication sponsored by AICTE, Amrita University, Amritapuri, 20th-24th February, 2006.
  7. Resource Faculty in English for U.G. and P.G. Program, Distance Education, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 2002 – 2006.


  1. Faculty Development Program cum Workshop on An Insight into Recent Trends in Teaching language and Literature  organized by Amrita University, Coimbatore, 29th-30th August 2013.
  2. UGC sponsored Three Day Symposium on New Vistas of Research in English Studies (6th-8th, March 2014) – organized by Department of English, National College, Tiruchirapalli.
  3. Aesthetics and Theories: A Territorial Exploration organized by The Post Graduate Department of English PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, 18 October,2013. 
  4. Faculty Development Program cum workshop on An Insight into Recent Trends in Teaching language and Literature  organized by Amrita University, Coimbatore, 29th-30th August 2013. 
  5. Attended The Deep Dive Faculty Enablement Program on Business English, organized by Infosys Ltd, Mysore, from 24tjh July to 26th July 2012. 
  6. Attended Train the Trainers workshop organized by Cambridge ESOL, G.R.D. College of Arts and Science, 2012. 
  7. Attended Orientation Course (Intensive Training Program) Organized by Tamilnadu State Council for Higher Education and UGC-Staff College, University of Madras at Chennai from 4/4/2011 to 2/6/2011. 
  8. Attended a Workshop for Trainer’s of Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) organized by University of University of Cambridge ESOL on 22nd September, 2011 at Chennai.
  9. Attended a One Day Workshop on ‘Innovations in English Language Teaching in Globalised India, Organised by Ecole Solutions P.Ltd., and Department of English, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore on 13th December, 2010.
  10. Attended Two Day Workshop on ‘Updating Teaching Methods in English’ Department of English, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, 12th - 13th July, 2010.
  11. Attended Business English Teachers’ Conference organized by University of Cambridge ESOL on 20th June, 2009 at Chennai.
  12. Attended National Level Short-Term Training Program in ‘Curriculum in English for Technical Institutes’, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh in May, 2008.


  1. State Level Seminar on “Trauma to Triumph” (A Delineation of Women Characters in British, Indian, and American & Commonwealth Novels) held at P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College of Arts & Science for Women, 5th March, 2002. 
  2. State Level Seminar on Post-Colonial Commonwealth Literature, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, and 27th March, 2002. 
  3. Two Day Seminar on “New Perspective in ELT” organized by English Department,Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, 17th - 18th August, 2001.
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