Dr. P. V. Ramanathan joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2005. He has been instrumental in setting up the then-fledgling Department of English on the Amritapuri campus. He has instituted several staff training programs as well as a guest lecture series.
Dr. Ramanathan received Ph. D. and M. Phil. degrees from the University of Madras. He came to Amrita from the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College in Chennai where he taught for nearly three decades. At Amrita, Dr. Ramanathan is guiding several Ph. D. students.
His current areas of interest are English Language Teaching, Literature, Religion in Literature and Religious Poetry. He has presented several papers at international and national conferences and seminars in these areas.
Dr. Ramanathan is a member of the English Language Teachers' Association of India (ELTAI) and the Comparative Literature Association of India (CLAI).