Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthi, Ph.D

Visiting Professor, Consultant, Training Strategist
Business Communication, ELT & Life Skills
Founder - Knowledge, Attitude and Skills Services
Welcome,

He is the Founder & Coach - Knowledge, Attitude and Skills Services (KASS) and Empowering Youth through Employability Skills (EYES) in India. Author of 'Soft Skills for Managers". Presenter of interactive Live Talks on TV and YouTube on ‘Employability Skills for Success’.

PhD, MA, BEd, MBA & (MS Public Relations) with 2 decades of professional expertise (10 yrs in training/ teaching and 10 yrs in research & publications) in India, Oman,Turkey and Maldives in ELT, Business Communication and Life Skills for the academia, corporate and media, to transform individuals into skilled and finished professionals for organisational excellence.



My live and interactive Radio Interview on 'Skills and Employability' was aired on Rainbow FM, All India Radio (AIR), Hyderabad, India, August 2017





Profile


Dr. Kalyana ChakravarthiDr. Kalyana Chakravarthi is the Founder & Coach - Knowledge, Attitude and Skills Services (KASS) and Empowering Youth through Employability Skills (EYES) in India. Author of 'Soft Skills for Managers". Presenter of interactive Live Talks on TV and YouTube on ‘Employability Skills for Success’.

PhD, MA, BEd, MBA & (MS Public Relations) with 2 decades of professional expertise (10 yrs in training/ teaching and 10 yrs in research & publications) in India, Oman,Turkey and Maldives in ELT, Business Communication and Life Skills for the academia, corporate and media, to transform individuals into skilled and finished professionals for organisational excellence.

Certifications: Attended CELTA (Cambridge,UK),Turkey; Dip TESOL,American Institute; Life Skills Trainer by Peter O' Hanlon, ACBM, Australia; Cross Cultural Training Consultant, DFA, USA (in progress), Mentor, BYST certified by City & Guilds, UK; Business English Certification (BEC,Cambridge), British Council; Rater- TOEFL, ETS Global BV (USA) and teaching English, EFLU.

Specialization:Technical Communication, Cross Cultural Communication, Crisis Communication, Lateral Thinking, Strategic Team Building & Innovative Leadership, , Employability Skills Development, Modern Methods of teaching, Mind-body coordination and Global Edu Management.

Columnist,Guest Faculty, Key Note speaker for Workshops, FDPs and MDPs on Managerial Skills,at various universities and institutions - UGC Academic Staff College, OU, JNTU, OUCIP & SDC, BRAOU, NMU, MANAGE, VNR VJCM, VIGNAN and corporate firms across India.

Training clients (2008-16): TEQIP/ESCI;, Edify, AP Forest Academy,NTPC,L&T,THDC,Regal Belloit, Prasarbharti (Radio&TV)-RSTI; Dalmia (Bharat) Cement, Intergraph, BDL, Power Grid Corporation, WALAMTARI, STC-MCRHRD Institute;APPC,NIMSME, India.

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Research Guidance


Current Research

ELT and Interdisciplinary Studies
  1. PhD Project 1
  1. PhD Project 2
  1. PhD Project 3
English Literature
  1. PhD Project 1
  1. PhD Project 2

Proposals
  1. Proposal for SAARC Countries
  1. Train the trainer Workshop
  1. Business Communication for Corporate Executives
  1. Empowerment Training For Proffessional Students

Columns
  1. Emotional Quotient
  1. Goal Setting
  1. Work Life Balance
  1. Workplace attitude

Media Coverage


Experience

  • Since 2014

    September 2014-Present, Oman

    Faculty in Technical Writing and Communication

    SHINAS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, MINISTRY OF MANPOWER, OMAN

    Teaching Technical Communication, Technical Writing and Presentation Skills
    Presenting at various workshops - TESOL Arabia, Dubai, 2016 & 7th ELT Conference, ShCT, Oman, 2015

  • Since 2012

    February 2012 – Present (5 years)Hyderabad Area, India

    Founder & Coach

    KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND SKILLS SERVICES

    Mentoring and Developing a research-based and professionally supported training think tank where executives and leaders are trained in-house and outbound in ELT, ESP - Business Communication, Technical Communication,Cross Cultural Communication, Crisis Communication and Life Skills - Leadership,Team building, Public Speaking,Stress Balance, to generate well-rounded personalities for organizational and individual success globally.

  • 2009-2016

    October 2009 – January 2016 (6 years 4 months)MP, India

    Editorial Board Member

    MANAGEMENT PRUDENCE, A JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION , TRAINING & RESEARCH (ISSN: 09756671), INDIA

    Inviting and peer reviewing various articles, cases and papers written by academicians, researchers and corporate executives and recommending for publication in our journal.

  • Since 2013

    July 2013 – till date, HYERABAD

    Research Guide

    MEWAR UNIVERSITY, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

    Guiding research in ELT, English / American Litt Inter-desciplinary areas. Writing and Editing Research Papers, Books. Presenting at Workshops and Seminars in India and abroad.

  • 2008-13

    June 2008 – June 2013 (5 years 1 month) Hyderabad

    Asst. Professor

    BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & SOFT SKILLS TRAINING, IBS HYDERABAD, IFHE (DEEMED UNIVERSITY)

    Teaching/ training on Business Communication, Presentations & Public Speaking, Team work, Leadership, Report Writing, Corporate Etiquettes, Interview Skills - for MBA, BBA, BTech, LLB, Executive MBA & PhD programs. Course designing, Teaching, Guest Lecturing, Training- Workshops, MDPs & FDPs, Research, Evaluations, Paper presentations, Editing and Publications.

  • 2006-2008

    August 2006 – June 2008 (1 year 11 months) Bhubaneshwar, India

    Associate Professor

    BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & SOFT SKILLS; CENTRE HEAD, CENTRE FOR CORP STUDIES ASBM ASIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, BBNSR,INDIA

    Designed and delivered Lectures, Workshops, MDPs, FDPs, Customized Course , Research, Publications and Consultancy in the areas of Business Communications & Soft Skills.
    Clients: Pantaloon Retail India Ltd (PRIL), Future Group, Kolkata, India & GATI Logistics, India

  • 2004-2006

    December 2004 – Aug 2006 , ICFAI University, Hyderabad

    Domain Faculty Trainer & Sr. Faculty

    SOFT SKILLS - ICFAI UNIVERSITY, INC (NATIONAL HQ), ACADEMIC WING/FTP, HYDERABAD, INDIA.

    Trained 120 Faculty Members/ Trainers and evaluated in 10 aspects such as methods, materials, articles, role plays, presentations etc
    Taught/Trained 1200 students of MBA/ MCA in Communication Skills, Leadership and Presentations - across India
    Trained 1000 students in Presentation in English, Report Writing, Interpersonal Skills, Cross-cultural Communication and Corporate Etiquettes, across India.

  • 1998 - 2004


    INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS (6 YEARS IN OMAN AND MALDIVES) WITH THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
  • 1999 - 2004


    FACULTY, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, THE SULTANATE OF OMAN-TAUGHT EFL FOR 200 ARAB STUDENTS AND GUIDED 4 TEACHERS ON THE COURSEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS OF CELTA, DELTA, TESOL (BA & MA) OF THE UK
  • 1998 - 1999


    FACULTY, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES, SAARC COUNTRY - TAUGHT ESL FOR 150 STUDENTS OF IGCE, LONDON O’LEVEL
  • 1996 - 1997


    DAV JUNIOR COLLEGE AND PUBLIC SCHOOL (CBSE), BDL, HYDERABAD, INDIA
  • 1996 - 1998


    LECTURER (ESL), SIVA SIVANI PUBLIC (HIGHER SECONDARY) SCHOOL, (ICSE), INDIA
  • 1994 - 1996


    LECTURER (ESL), GAUTHAMI DEGREE COLLEGE, BA/BCOM/BSC, INDIA
  • 1992 - 1996





    Multiple Responsibilties

    Teacher Trainer- Taught Methods of Teaching and Phonetics to 240 Teacher Trainees for B.Ed & M.Ed Courses (Distance Mode) of Alagappa, AnnaMalai, Bharatiyar, Madurai Kamaraj and Bhoj Universities, India
    Lecturer–Godavari Manar Degree College, Maharashtra, India
    Lecturer Academic Counselor (ESL) –BRA Open University, India
    Coach, Communication Skills in English- for Competitive Exam-goers, Employees and Housewives

Publications


Books

  • ELT in Oman and India:Experiments in EFL, ESL, ESP & CALL
    LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2017-06-06 )
  • Soft Skills for Managers, Biztantra Publications, New Delhi, 2011- 14: 1-215

Case Studies

  • 'Orient Marketing Communication & Services Ltd’, to cover Principles of Business Writing for MBA (2009-11), IBS Hyderabad. Appears on www.icmrindia.org/HR
  • ‘Panacea Crisis Management Consultants’, to cover Crisis Communication for MBA (2009-13) and Executive MBA (2009-10).
  • ‘Workplace Attitude: A Silent Disaster’,(coauthored), to cover Soft Skills for MBA (2009-13), IBS Hyderabad.

(13 papers , 1994- 2016, in National / International ELT & Soft Skills Journals/ Magazines)

  • ‘Technology and the English Language Classroom’, FORUM, ELC, SQU, Oman, March-April 2016
  • ‘Crisis Communication’, in International Journal of Global Management, Bhopal, Vol 1, August’10, Pp: 93-100
  • ‘Emotional Intelligence Management @ Workplace’, in BJIMR, Hyderabad, Vol.1, No.4, July-Sept’09
  • ‘Creating Conversations with Customers Through Outdoor Advertising’, in Advertising Express, IUP, Nov’09
  • ‘Cross Cultural Communication’, The ICFAI Journal of Soft Skills, IUP, Hyderabad, June 2009
  • ‘Integrated Marketing Communication, Ad Express, IUP, Hyderabad, March 25, 2009
  • ‘The Impact of Employability Skills Training at B-Schools: A Strategy to Combat Recession’,Keynote Lecture in the Proceedings of National Conference, IMIRC, Indore, February 2009.
  • 'Training and Evaluation of Oral & Written Communication: A Critical Evaluation of a B-School Approach', ICFAI University Journal of Soft Skills, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, June 2008
  • ‘A Process of Team Building’, MBA Review, IUP, May 2008.
  • ‘Crisis Communication: An Integral Aspect of Disaster Management’ in the proceedings of The First World Congress on Disaster Management, Hyderabad, October 2008.
  • 'Live Project: A Multiskilled Approach to Improve Business Communication at B-Schools in India', IMI Disha, December’ 2008.
  • ‘Using E-mail for Interactive Writing in English: Some Practical Situations Online’ –in the Proceedings of ELT Conference, the Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat,Oman, 2003
  • ‘Multimedia Project-based Learning in English’ (with Prof Damodar) KJES, Kakatiya University, India, 23 (2003):123–130.

Presentations at Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, MDPs & FDPs
(18 in India and 5 in the Middle East)


  • A Public talk on ‘Cross Cultural Issues and Communication’, Lamakaan, Hyderabad, India, 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Empowering Youth through Employability Skills (EYES)’ for SRTMU, India, 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Managerial Effectiveness for Administrators’, for ESCI, HYD & SPFU, UP, India, 2016
  • Workshop on ‘ Stress Management for’ for IT Lecturers, ShCT, Oman, 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Teaching ESP in Oman: Technical Writing Analysis’, TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE, 2016
  • Workshop on ‘Lateral Thinking Technique’ for ELC Lecturers, ShCT, Oman, 2015.
  • Workshop on ‘Lateral Thinking Technique’ for Business Studies Lecturers, ShCT, Oman, 2015.
  • Workshop on ‘ESAP: The Pathway’, 7th ELT Conference, ELC, ShCT, Oman, 2015.
  • Training session on ‘Team Building and Managerial Effectiveness’ for the employees of Power Grid Corporation, Hyderabad, India, 2012.
  • Guest talk on ‘Crisis Communication’ for Managers and Executives at INTERGRAPH Consulting Pvt Ltd, HYD, 18 Feb’ 2010.
  • Training on ‘Positive Attitude and Assertive Skills’ for Middle level Executives at EDC, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Ramagundam , APPC,Feb’ 2010.
  • Training session for Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL), Hyderabad , APPC, Jan’2010.
  • Training Guest Lecture at National Institute of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (NIMSME), Hyderbad, on ‘Leadership, Team Building, Communication & Stress Management’ for Faculty and Principals of ITIs from entire South India (4 states) in September 2009.
  • Training Lecture for corporate on ‘Communication- verbal and non-verbal, Listening,Questioning and Assertive Skills’, MDP/ Workshop- Managerial Effectiveness, IBS, HYD,in October 2009
  • Presented a talk on ‘Employability Skills Training to Combat Recession’ at National HRD June 2009
  • Training Workshop on ‘Supervisory Skills- Decision Making, Problem-solving etc’ for Middle managers/ supervisors from all over India, of ICFAI Republic School (IRS), 5 April 2009
  • Keynote Address on The Impact of Employability Skills Training for B-Schools: A Strategy to Combat Recession (National Conference IMI Indore, Feb’09)
  • Attended India@75 by Prof . C. K Prahlad, at ISB Hyderabad in Feb’2009
  • Guest lecture on ‘Class Management and Methods of Teaching’ at ISRTC, INC HQ- Faculty Training, Dec’08
  • Interactive sessions for corporate executives on ‘Managerial Effectiveness- Public Speaking & Presentation Skills’, MDP at IBS Hyderabad, Nov’08.
  • Paper on ‘Crisis Communication: An Integral Aspect of Disaster Management’, First World Congress on DM, by DMICS, 21-24 Oct’08, Hyderabad, India
  • Paper on ‘Training and Evaluation of Communication Skills: A Critical Analysis of a B- School Approach’ , 3rd International Conf, Talking Across the World, English Communication Skills for ITES Industry, by the British Council and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, India, April 2008
  • Paper on ‘Live Project: A Multiskilled ELT Approach’ was accepted for TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, March 2007

Special Achievements

  • Interviews - conducted 1,100 face-to-face and 760 Telephonic Interviews for MBA/ MCA students across India , 2004 -2006
  • Course, Content and Evaluation Criteria Design- ICFAI Business School (IBS) for MBA 2009; Asian School of Business Management - PGPBM, IB, BIFSM, LSCM & RM (PRIL) - 2006-08; ICFAI National College (HQ) - MBA, MCA 2004-06, in the area of Business Communication and Soft Skills during.
  • Design, guidance and evaluation- 496 Live Projects (text/ audio & video formats)- 230 at ICFAI and 266 at ASBM; 550 Power Point Presentations of MBA students; 80 Live Projects of Soft Skills Trainers, 90 Book Reviews and 250 Role Plays of Faculty Members - in the areas of Business Communication & Soft Skills between 2005 and 2008.
  • Training- 759 MBA & 120 BBA students in Communication, Presentation , Etiquettes and Employability Skills at ASBM (2006-08) for 120 PG students on ‘SIP: An Interface of Academics and Industry’ in March 2007 and 120 PG Students in Feb- March 2008
  • Multimedia Materials Design- designed and developed Audio and Video materials for Listening Comprehension in English.
  • Web content designing and development of 3 websites:www.geocities.com/online_elt_learn_kalyan ; http://webjack.freetzi.com & www.srrshyd.tripod.com
  • Media Exposure - conducted and participated in Radio Talks and Digital Audio/ Video Recording Sessions; Advertising (written & spoken), Anchoring & Voice Over for Radio, TV & Films since 1994 till date.
  • Co-curricular activities - Radio Dramas, Talks and Skits- directing and acting; Youth Festivals- (in 1994- Orissa; 1998- Chennai and 1998-Hyderabad)– Ministry of HRD; NCC ‘C’ Certificate-Army Wing and NSS- Vice Chancellor’s certificate, Osmania University

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Videos

Cross Cultural Communication & Issues

In this video, the presenter shares his real experiences after visiting some countries. This guest lecture was delivered to a crowd of journalists, story writers, film makers, columnists, researchers and students, in India.He focuses on some aspects of communication and related issues in the Maldives, Oman, UAE ,Turkey and other countries. This is useful for the academia and corporate. Executives, Trainers, Faculty and Research Scholars who wish to update their knowledge with latest information can watch it and write their comments under the video.

Stress Management for Professionals

This is a Workshop for IT Faculty and staff in the Middle East delivered by Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthi. The participants include Philippinos, Indians and Omanis. The video includes theory and practice with destressing activities. This can help anyone who wish to update their knowledge with latest information. Relaxation activities have to be practised under expert supervision, please don't try on your own. You can write your comments under this video and to the presenter at: tkc.onlinebc@gmail.com, with you name, profession and country at the end.

Teaching ESP - TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE

This is a Workshop delivered in Dubai for international Trainers, Faculty and Research Scholars in the academia and corporate. It is useful for those who are interested in updating their knowledge in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) - Research,Teaching and Training. This is presented by Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthi.Thirunagari, Visiting Professor and Coach - ELT, Business Communication and Life Skills. E-mail: tkc.onlinebc@gmail.com

EFL to ESP: A Paradigm Shift

This is a Workshop delivered by Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthi for ESL, EFL and ESP teachers and researchers among the practising ELT professionals in a multicultural context as part of Professional Development. It includes a discussion about Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which is an international standard for describing language ability.The participants from different nationalities - Egypt, Botswana, Ghana, UK, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Philippines, Oman, Sudan - deliberated on various issues and concerns about learner-centered approaches, authentic materials, methods and testing in the broad area of TESP. The presenter is available for further interaction, consultation and training at: tkc.onlinebc@gmail.com

Teaching ESAP: A Pathway

In this video, the presenter shares his real experiences after visiting some countries. This guest lecture was delivered to a crowd of journalists, story writers, film makers, columnists, researchers and students, in India.He focuses on some aspects of communication and related issues in the Maldives, Oman, UAE ,Turkey and other countries. This is useful for the academia and corporate. Executives, Trainers, Faculty and Research Scholars who wish to update their knowledge with latest information can watch it and write their comments under the video.

Applying Lateral Thinking Technique at Workplace

This is a talk by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi, Prof, Consultant & Trainer, Hyderabad, India, on a powerful decision making tool - Lateral Thinking or Six Thinking Hats, widely tried, tested and practised method on Thinking. A very useful video for academia and corporate. Useful for decision makers, leaders etc.,

Thinking Hats (Lateral Thinking) 1

This is a talk by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi, Prof, Consultant & Trainer, Hyderabad, India, on a powerful decision making tool - Lateral Thinking or Six Thinking Hats, widely tried, tested and practised method on Thinking. A very useful video for academia and corporate. Useful for decision makers, leaders etc.,

Thinking Hats (Lateral Thinking) 2

This talk is delivered by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi at North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. This an analysis of Thinking Skills which can be applied while taking decisions in life.

Personality Development

This topic is very useful for students, scholars, faculty and trainers. This was delivered as part of Soft Skills training for the students of Engg and MBA on BITKIT campus, near Nainital, by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi, Consultant & Trainer, Soft Skills & Business Communication, Hyderabad, India

Interview Skills (Part 1)

This video is a part of training programme delivered for Engg and MBA students who are going enter the job market to face the challenges of the corporate world.

Interview Skills (Part 2)

This topic is delivered by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi,as a part of periodical training for Forest Officers, AP

EYES

This was a conceptual presentation made by Dr Kalyana Chakravarthi at BITS HYD. It specially focuses on rural and semi-urban skill development for youth that would contribute to social and national development in a systematic way.

Life Skills - Initiation and Implementation - Part A

Here is a comprehensive information on Life Skills / Soft Skills or Employability Skills in the form of a live Interview of Dr. Kalyan. He shared his 20 years of experience and expertise in this field. This is on behalf of his brain child, KASS (Knowledge Attitude and Skills Services) that covers his concept - EYES (Empowering Youth through Employability Skills).This is useful for Decision Makers, Academicians,Trainers, Faculty and Research Scholars in the academia and corporate world who wish to initiate something unique like Finishing Schools or Empowerment Centres and update their knowledge with the latest information.

Life Skills - Initiation and Implementation - Part B

Here is a comprehensive information on Life Skills / Soft Skills or Employability Skills in the form of a live Interview with Dr. Kalyan.This video includes topics like Personality formation, shaping and development; Multiple Intelligence; English as a Medium of Instruction; Teacher Training; Ancient, Modern and Holistic Education system; Western ideology Vs Indian Education system; Soft Skills as an Interdisciplinary domain; Teaching Vs Practising; Implementation of Soft Skills Education; Skill Development in India: Step by Step procedure; Positioning and Recognition of Life Skills on Curriculum; Identifying, implementing, accrediting and awarding Skills-based courses at universities; Engineering and Business courses and students' learning ; Teacher Attitudes and latest Research on Integrating Skills into Curriculum.This is useful for Decision Makers, Academicians,Trainers, Faculty and Research Scholars in the academia and corporate world who wish to initiate something unique.

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