Ms. Mahalakshmi Ravi Shankar

Grant Category: Fulbright Exchange Teacher
Field of Specialization: Biology
Name: Ms. Mahalakshmi R Shankar
Official Address and Designation:     Head, Department Of Science
Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
58, IV Main Road, Gandhinagar Adyar
Chennai 600 020
Tamil Nadu
Telephone (O): 91-44-24424445
Duration of Grant: Five months
Program Objectives:
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program will be an opportunity to teach in an American classroom, understand their latest teaching and assessment methodologies and experience a new culture first hand.

I would also like to focus on various measures adopted by teachers to support students with learning disabilities and include them into the mainstream. It would be my endeavor to closely observe the facilitation of learning methodologies during outbound activities and the assortment of testing methods which gives students with different learning abilities a fair playing field.
Additionally, this experience will be particularly useful in guiding Indian students who aspire to travel to the U.S. for higher studies.

Academic Background :
M.Sc. Botany Annamalai University, Chennai 2006
B.Ed. Biological Science Osmania University, Hyderabad 1982
B.Sc. Botany, Zoology, Chemistry Osmania University, Hyderabad 1981
Professional Background :
Head of the Dept., Science Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Sec. School, Chennai 2009- till date
Post Graduate Teacher Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Sec. School, Chennai 2009 - 2005
Trained Graduate Teacher Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Sec. School, Chennai 2005 - 1994
Ms. Mahalakshmi R Shankar