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Dr. Sheba R. Dayal

Associate Professor [ Alliance School of Business ]
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Dr. Sheba Dayal earned her doctorate in Linguistics from the Central Institute of Indian Languages, affiliated to the Mysore University.  Dr. Dayal holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Madras and also from the Osmania University; a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed.) and Master’s in Education (M.Ed.), an M.Phil. degree in English language teaching, besides a Post-graduate certification in teaching English from CIEFL (presently EFL University, Hyderabad).

Dr. Dayal has more than 18 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. She taught general English, English literature, Business English, Legal English and Technical communication in various disciplines of Engineering, Law, Business, Science, Arts, specifically in the area of ESP (English for specific purposes) in subjects such as Business and Managerial communication, Written Analysis and Communication (WAC), soft skills for the MBA students, Legal English for the undergraduates law students, Technical English for the Engineering students.

Dr. Dayal worked in the ELT branch of the EFL University, Hyderabad, (CIEFL) on a participatory action research project to explore the teaching experiences of faculty across colleges associated with universities in Hyderabad and Bangalore and based on the research findings, the study later formulated a resource book of tasks for tertiary level teaching/ learning.

Dr. Dayal’s doctoral research explored the language and communication system in contemporary workplace - the IT Industry, identifying the specific language needs of software engineers, besides recommending a broad course-curriculum in language training for IT professionals.

Dr. Sheba Dayal has also presented papers at various seminars in the areas of English Language Teaching, English for Specific Purposes etc. Besides the teaching and training experience, Dr. Dayal was involved in the inception, setting up and heading new educational ventures for some prestigious organizations in Bangalore.

Research Papers Presented/Published as Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Communication in workplace: Emerging trends in contemporary workplace’, presented at the National Conference on Communication and Soft Skills from Academia And Corporate Perspective, January 5-6, 2009, National Institute of Technology Warangal
  2. ‘Relevance of ESP course in the contemporary Workplace’, presented at ELT@I National conference (Vidharba chapter), January 10-11, 2009, Dharmapeth Arts and Commerce College Nagpur
  3. ‘Communication Management’, presented at the State Level Management Seminar, Abbas Khan Degree College for Women, Bangalore


Book Chapter Publications

  1. ‘Implementing Cooperative learning for Management’, published in the book Teaching English Language, A new perspective, Sarika Tyagi (ed.), New Delhi: S.Kumar & co


Article Publications

  1. ‘English Language Learning in the English for Specific Context’, published in Language In India (International Journal), August 2005
  2.  ‘Towards developing workplace language competencies’, published in Language In India (International Journal), September 2005


Research Project

  1. ‘Developing an open-ended resource book of tasks for teaching English at the tertiary level’, research project completed at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, EFL University, 1995-1996
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