Chitra Lakshman has a doctorate in English from Jain University, Bangalore. She also holds a diploma in journalism from the University of Mysore. Her doctoral dissertation was on travel writing, focusing on contemporary travel writers from India. Prior to joining MIIT, she headed the Department of English and Journalism at Vijaya College, Bangalore, India.
Dr. Lakshman has 25 years of conventional academic experience as well as practical industry experience in teaching language skills and communicative English at basic and advanced levels. She has actively taken part in framing educational modules for academic and corporate programmes. Her core competency lies in her ability to teach grammar and usage.