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Dr. C S Vanaja

Professor & Head of the Department
Bharatividyapeeth university school of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
Pune, India

Brief Biography:

Name: Dr. C.S. Vanaja

Education Qualification:
2002: Ph.D. (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore
1986: M.Sc (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore
1984: B.Sc (Speech and Hearing), University of Mysore


Academic positions:

Present position:
Professor & HOD., Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune-  411043    
Previous Positions held:
Apr 2006-Jul 2007: Professor of Audiology, AIISH,  Mysore
July 2003-Apr 2006: Reader in Audiology, AIISH,  Mysore
Feb 1996-July 2003: Lecturer in Audiology, AIISH,  Mysore
Jun 1987-Feb 1996: Research Assistant, AIISH, Mysore
Jun 1986-Jun 1987: Research Assistant in a Project,  AIISH, Mysore


Research interests:

Diagnostic Audiology
Central auditory processing disorders


Any other information:

Additional training received:
1. Received WHO fellowship to obtain training in Electrophysiological testing at the Central Institute for the Deaf, Saint Louis, USA., from January 1994 to May 1994.
2. Work experience includes Clinical, academic, research and administrative activities.
Summary of research activities carried out:
No. of research projects under progress: 2
No. of research projects completed:   2
No. of papers published (author/co-author) in International journals:  9
No. of papers published (author/co-author) in National journals:  12
No. of books/chapter in books/Proceedings published: 8
No. of doctoral thesis guided: 2
No. of candidates carrying out doctoral thesis: 4
No. of Master’s dissertations guided: 29
No. of Master’s Independent projects guided: 31
No. of invited talks at Workshops/Seminars: 30
No. of papers presented (author/co-author) in Conferences / Seminars: 39
No. of awards for papers presented at National conferences: 11
Summary of Academic experience:
* Has carried out theoretical and clinical teaching to undergraduate (B.Sc in sp & Hg), postgraduate (M.Sc in Sp & Hg, M.Sc in Aud)  and doctoral students in the field of speech and hearing.
* Has played a key role in preparation of syllabi for UG, PG and Diploma programs in the field of Speech and Hearing.
* Has carried out several refresher programs, short term courses, workshops and seminars for speech and hearing professionals
* Has carried out several orientation programs, workshops and short term courses for allied professionals such as paediatricians, ENT doctors, PHC doctors, MBBS interns, special school teachers, normal school teachers and grass root level workers.
Board of Studies (BOS):
Member of Board of Studies of Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
Board of Examiners (BOE):
Served as a member of the board of examiners of UG and PG programs of University of Mysore, Bangalore University.
Panel of Examiners:
Served as examiners of UG, PG and doctoral programs of different universities including  University of Mysore,  University of Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University,  Mangalore University, Osmania University, University of Kerala, Bharati Vidyapeeth Univeristy, University of Rajsthan, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University


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