Dr. Neelima Choudaraju

Dr. Neelima Choudaraju, Associate Professor and Head of the Department Communication & Soft Skills, KL Deemed to be University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur-District, Andhra Pradesh



Greetings, everyone! I am Dr. Neelima Choudaraju and I am honoured to have the opportunity to share my extensive knowledge and experience in the realm of Communication, soft skills and post colonial English literature with you. With over 25 years of teaching experience in the field of TESOL, English Literature and Communication skills at various institutions, I am blessed and thrilled to introduce my passion with you.


My journey in this field began with a deep passion for understanding human behaviour and interaction with the society through appropriate medium of communication. Throughout my career, I have worked with numerous organisations from various domains and also people from varied backgrounds through conducting workshops, training sessions and seminars enhancing their ability to communicate better, emotional intelligence and leadership development and other crucial soft skills essential for personal and professional growth.


Having completed my education in the field of English literature from UG to Ph.D. in Andhra Pradesh, also completed my Masters in Psychology. Further to enhance my skills, I have also completed diploma in TESOL and BECto support my endeavour in the field of communication and subsequently delving into practical application of these skills in diverse settings. I have developed a comprehensive understanding of ever-evolving needs of the modern workforce. My approach to teaching emphasizes a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, providing students with a holistic understanding of the importance of soft skills in today’s competitive landscape.


Beyond academia, I remain actively engaged in research and publication, contributing articles to prominent journals and participating in conferences centered around human development and behaviour.  My dedication to continuous learning growth has enabled me to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the field, ensuring that my teaching remains relevant and up-to-date.



Dr. Neelima Choudaraju educational background


My educational journey began with a passion for learning and an inherent curiosity about the world around me. After completing my 12th grade, I pursued Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Acharya Nagarjuna University. During my three years studymy passion for English Literature and the rich tapestry of human experiences, emotions and cultures depicted through languagehas shown the calling.

Following the successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, I continued my academic journey by enrolling in a Master’s program in English Language and Literature at Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidhyalaya, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh which was the only Govt. University for women in the country and also famous for the specialisation of my choice. The professors provided me an opportunity to deepen my understanding of complex concepts of Literature and conduct in independent research, thereby preparing me for more advanced academic endeavours.


Motivated by the desire to contribute to the academic community and advance my knowledge in my field, I embarked on Ph.D program at Dravidian University in Post Colonial English Literature which was rich with human emotions and the crisis of identity of self. Post successful completion of my doctoral program.



Dr. Neelima Choudarajuprofessional certifications


To foster effective student learning, promoting student success and to equip myself with the evolving demands of the profession and also to stay abreast of the latest educational trends and best practices, I pursued the following diplomas and certifications:-

  1.  Diploma in TESOL from American TESOL.
  2. Business English Certification from Cambridge.

Dr. Neelima Choudaraju professional expertise


My area of expertise lies in the realm of soft skills development, where I have dedicated my career to foster essential interpersonal and communication abilities that are crucial for personal and professional growth for students. With a focus on emotional intelligence, Leadership development and effective communication. I have honed my expertise in guiding individuals and teams towards achieving their full potential in various societal and organisation settings.

Through my extensive experience in conducting workshops, seminars and training sessions, I have cultivated a deep understanding of the nuances of human interaction and importance of cultivating strong interpersonal relationships.

Additionally, I have proven track records of designing and implementing tailored soft skills programs that address the specific needs of diverse audiences ranging from entry level professional to seasoned executives.

Furthermore, my commitment to staying updated with the latest industry trends and best practices ensures that my expertise remains current and relevant in ever evolving landscape of training. I am passionate about empowering individuals to enhance their communication, collaboration and Leadership capabilities, thereby enabling them to thrive today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape.



Dr. Neelima Choudaraju publications


Throughout my academic and professional journey, I have had the privilege of contributing to the scholarly discourse in my field through a series of impactful publications. My research writings have primarily focussed on Education, English Literature and Learning and Development areas, aiming to shed light on critical aspects and emerging trends within the field.

My publication includes several articles features in peer reviewed journals, where I have explored intricate theoretical frameworks, presented empirical findings and offered insightful analysis of the complex matters especially related to post covid learning practices.

The contributions have not only demonstrated my depth of knowledge and expertise in the field but have also contributed to the advancement academic discussions with in the academic community.

The details of Publications are:-

  1.  Books                             =        01
  2. National Journals            =        04
  3. International Journals     =        26


Dr. Neelima Choudarajucareer achievements


My 25 years of work is filled with so many firsts in my life, in my entire career I have handled and monitored the growth of students from 12th  grade to Ph.D scholars.

I have published a series of influential research papers in esteemed journals and publishing houses contributing to the advancement of communication theory and literary analysis.

Presented motivational key note speeches at Hotel Management Institutes, Engineering Colleges and Law Colleges across the state.

Working as Head of the Department for Communication and Soft Skills department.

Mentored and supervised numerous graduates, post graduates and research scholars.



Dr. Neelima Choudaraju contributions


My department in a way works as a finishing school for all the UG and PG students studying in KL University.

My primary job is to formulate a comprehensive strategy for enhancing the communication and soft skills within the organisation and I am also successful in designing and implementing tailored training programs that cater the specific needs of the students.

Providing guidance and help to deliver the training effectively across the teams for effective cross department collaboration.

Training modules updating in accordance with industry trends and bet practices and also incorporating innovative technologies to create engaging and impactful learning experience for the students.

Playing a crucial role in fostering a positive and inclusive organisational culture by encouraging open communication to support overall growth and success of the department by nurturing team members to bring a deep understanding of effective collaboration and teamwork.

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