T Sunitha

Assistant Professor
Management Communication
tsunitha[at]iimv[dot]ac[dot]in



Dr. Sunitha has an MA (Teaching English as a Second Language) and a PhD (English Language Education) from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. Her PhD thesis was titled "Effect of Explicit Instruction of Formulaic Sequences on the Oral Fluency of Young ESL Learners". Her research has centred around Second Language Acquisition with the primary focus on formulaic sequences and oral fluency.

Additional Degrees and Certifications

  • MPhil in English Language Education from EFLU, Hyderabad – December 2013.
  • Qualified the UGC National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professorship in Linguistics – September 2015.
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics from Annamalai University (Distance mode) – May 2016
  • A 6-week course on ‘English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development’ offered by the British Council on Future Learn – April 2020.
  • A 4-week course on ‘Teaching English Online’ offered by Cambridge Assessment English on Future Learn – June 2020.

At IIMV

PGP: Managerial Communication I & II

PGP-DGM: Academic Writing

MGNF: Communication for Leaders (AM 1)

At EFLU

Teaching Assistant: 160-hour Proficiency Course; 40-hour Proficiency Course and Phonetics and spoken English (Language Laboratory)

  • Published a paper in the International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills, titled: Story as a Vehicle: Teaching Vocabulary to Young ESL Learners (Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 167-177).
  • Presented a paper at the 3rd International ELT conference conducted by U.S. Embassy RELO and Amity University, Lucknow Campus (5 -6 March 2016).
  • Presented a paper at a two-day International conference on ‘Creativity in Writing’ organised by EFLU, Hyderabad (13 -14 December 2019).

Workshops attended

  • Attended an International workshop on ‘Task Development in a Climate of Constraints’, organised by EFLU (8 November 2011).
  • Attended a workshop on ‘Continuous Professional Development’ (CPD) for English language teachers, conducted by EFLU, Hyderabad (1-5 February 2016).
  • Attended an online workshop on ‘Online Course Design, Development and Delivery’ organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Hyderabad (29-31 May 2020).
  • Workshop on Academic Writing for PhD students (Apr 2021)
  • Capacity Building Program on Communication Skills (October 2021)
  • MDP/EEP: Capacity Building Program on Communication Skills
  • Delivered a session on ‘Influencing skills’ during IOCL training program Madhyama 1 and 2 for mid-career employees (Sep and Dec 2021)

Administrative positions held at IIMV

  • Chair – Editorial Committee for Institute Publications
  • Member – Public Relations Committee
  • Member – Career Development Services
  • Member – Anti-Ragging Committee
  • Member – Internal Complaints Committee
  • Member – Official Language Implementation Committee

Invited Speaker:

  • Delivered an expert lecture (Webinar) on ‘Learning Vocabulary that you can use in Speech and Writing’ as part of enhancing Skill and Personality Development of SC/ST students (Sponsored by AICTE) under Skill and Personality Development Programme Centre (SPDP) organised by Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati, A.P. (March 2021)
  • Delivered a guest talk on ‘Innovation: Looking back in order to move forward’ during a one week online International Faculty Development Program on ‘Trends and Trend-setting in the Mid-21st Century’ organised by St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam, Department of English in collaboration with ELTAI, Visakhapatnam chapter. (October 2021)