Kalyani got certified in NET with JRF (English literature) in 1999 and went on to do her PhD with Shastri Indo-Canadian Doctoral Fellowship from the Government of Canada. An entrepreneur and innovator who would not be tied down to the traditional educational system, she started off as an informal teacher to six postgraduate students in Trivandrum. Since then she has been teaching English literature and mentoring students from across the country.
Sudip Pillai completed his PhD in Native Canadian Literature with JRF and Shastri Indo-Canadian Doctoral Fellowship from the Government of Canada. He went on to work as the Editor of Supplements in Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar for over 12 years. During this time, he was also supervising the Editorial Division of Vallath Books (formerly Bodhi Tree Publications). Sudip’s exceptional skill in handling stressful situations amicably and his attention to logistics and operational detail in executing a project have been invaluable in the growth of Vallath. Sudip is also passionate about history, environment and culture and has played a key role in developing the gamification of literature that Vallath is now known for. He carries a youthful and fun approach to life and work that has supported Vallath through its journey.
TEACHERS AND MENTORS
Be it Literary History or Literary Theory or in-depth experience of the literary texts, Kalyani has a unique and infectious charm in dealing with it that has got thousands of students hooked to their studies. She makes students laugh through the most tedious lessons; her life mission is to make learning accessible to all. She also has the most unconventional methods of resource development that not only helps students learn but also grooms them for various careers.
Sethulakshmi is doing her PhD in an exciting area of cultural studies–Infertility narratives. Although an emerging scholar of cultural studies, she is highly discerning, quick to shape up a research topic or connect a research area with related concepts. Sethu is a much-loved teacher at Vallath since 2016, and our students admire her for her dedication and meticulous care. Some of the very popular publications of Vallath Books have been done under Sethulakshmi’s editorship.
Sandip is highly qualified in diverse fields such as Business Management, English literature and Travel and Tourism. He is an impeccable manager and the Chief Coordinator of Vallath online courses–there is never a loose end that escapes his eye. Having reaped the benefits of unrelenting hard work and perseverance in his own career, Sandip is also a great motivator and a tremendous support to our students.
Greeshma has twin expertise in English literature as well as Education. That makes her Paper One classes very effective and engaging. As the Head of Student Experience Enhancement team, Greeshma has devised unique study techniques as well as efficient methods of assessment and evaluation which make learning at Vallath an enriching and rewarding experience.
Heena was a renowned media professional before she joined Team Vallath as the Chief Coordinator of Vallath Open Courses which are free for everyone. Her YouTube lectures are widely appreciated for their clarity, analytical depth and stimulating impact..
Students of English literature are notoriously apathetic to mathematics and the sciences. But not Aparna. She can handle and teach mathematics as naturally and easily as English literature. Many of our students who had initially been distressed with mathematical data and formulae have recognised their own caliber in mastering math through Aparna’s clever approach. Aparna’s caring and patient support has helped many students overcome the hurdle of Paper One in NET.
For an Infosys engineer who took a daring career turn, Reshma is an amazing combination of meticulous diligence and creative management. Her own career trajectory has equipped Reshma to be a great motivator, a devoted teacher and a careful organiser.
Reetu Medhavi is exceptionally good at teaching the basics with patience and clarity. Her study techniques and organisational skills have inspired many students to clear NET with JRF. Reetu is also a researcher and meticulous content developer.
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