Dr. Rajakumar Guduru Assistant Professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management

Research Interests

Developing Critical Vocabulary of ESL Learners; Cognitive Reading Skills; Second Language Acquisition; Teacher Education and Development; Communication Skills; Technology and Language Learning;

Contact Details

  • Humanities, Social Sciences & Management
  • 9052216604, 0674-713-6414
  • rajakumarguduru@iitbbs.ac.in, raja.ciefl@gmail.com

Other Profile Link(s)


 Degree Discipline Year School
  TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners) Certificate English Language Teaching 2022 World TESOL Academy
  120-Hour TESOL / TEFL Certificate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) 2021 World TESOL Academy
  Ph.D. English English Language Teaching (ELT) 2011 English and Foreign Languages University
  M.Phil. English English Language Teaching (ELT) 2007 English and Foreign Languages University
  M.A., English Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) 2006 Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL)
  B.A., English Special English 2004 Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada




English for Communication; Scientific and Technical Writing; Introduction to Literature; Global Communication; Learning English; Preparatory English;


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Rajakumar Guduru & Nirmala Yemmela. (2022). “The Role of Reflection, Teacher Beliefs and Decisions in Enhancing Professionalism,” in Hari Ponnama Rani & Madhavi Kesari. (Eds.,), The Role of Women in Technical Education Entrepreneurship, Research and Consultancy, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2Saranya C, S. C., & Guduru, R. (2022). Building Students’ Personality for Employment Readiness through Soft-skills Training. Randwick International of Social Science Journal, 3(1), 32-45. https://doi.org/10.47175/rissj.v3i1.367
3Devi Bommanaboina, R., & Guduru, R. (2021). Self-Assessment of Engineering Learners’ Perception of Usefulness of Pre-Writing Strategies. Canadian Journal of Language and Literature Studies, 1(3), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.53103/cjlls.v1i3.18
4Guduru, R., & Bommanaboina, R.D. (2021). Diagnosing Engineering Students’ Competence of English Language Skills at Entry Level Academic Programme. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies. 3(9), 23-30. DOI: 10.32996/jhsss.2021.3.9.3
5Bommanaboina, R.D., & Guduru, R. (2021). An Appraisal of Awareness and Perceptions of Prior Knowledge Strategies in Pre-writing: A Study of Undergraduate Engineering Students. Language in India. 21(7), 316-326. http://languageinindia.com/july2021/ramyapriorknowledgewritingskill.html
6Ali, Shamsan, Guduru &Yemmela. (2019). Attitudes of Saudi EFL Learners towards Speaking Skills. Arab World English Journal, Vol.10, No.2. (pp.253-364).
7Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Enhancing ESL Learners‟ Idiom Competence: Bridging the Gap between BICS and CALP. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, 1(4), (pp. 540-556).
8Rajakumar, Guduru. (2012). TEACHING BASIC VOCABULARY in L2: bridging the linguistic/cognitive gap of the rural ESL learners. The Journal of ELT-Voices India, 1(2), (pp. 25-35).
9Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Role of Idiomatic Expressions in Second Language Development: A Wealth of Proficiency and a Strategy in Communication. Indian Journal of Adult Education, 72(2), (pp.17-25).
10Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Transfer of Idiom Knowledge from L1 to L2: A study of advanced Telugu learners. The Journal of Contemporary Research in India, 1(2), (pp. 64-68).
11Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Evolving Strategies for Teaching Basic Vocabulary in L2 through Meaningful Input: An Ethnographic Study with First Generation Learners. Language in India, 11(8), (pp. 510-720).
12Rajakumar, Guduru. (2012). Defining a Word: beyond a dictionary definition. Language in India, 11(8), (pp. 250-258).
13Rajakumar, Guduru. (2014). An Overview of Saudi EFL Learners’ Self-assessment of Vocabulary Learning Strategies. Language in India, Vol. 14:5.
14Rajakumar, Guduru. (2012). Learning Academic Idioms: Some Useful Techniques for Beginner Learners. Language in India, 12(2), (pp. 23-32).
15Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). A Perspective on English as a Language of International Communication: a Study of University Learners. Language in India, 11(9), (pp. 69-95).
16Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Collocations: encouraging SL learners‟ communicative competence and performance. In V. V. N. Rajendra Prasad., S. Mohanraj., K. Narasimharao., and R. Prabhakar. (Eds.), Perspectives on ELT, (pp. 87-100). New Delhi: Prestige Books International.

Recent Publications (National Journals)

1Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Facilitating ESL Learners’ Awareness and Comprehension of Academic Idioms: a study of disadvantaged learners. Languaging, Vol. 3, (pp. 108-124). Hyderabad: EFLU.
2Rajakumar, Guduru. (2011). Teaching Basic Vocabulary (BV) in English: suggestions and implications. Research Spectrum, 2(2), (pp. 72-76).

Conferences (International)

1Coordinator of the GIAN program "a five-day course on Teaching for Inclusion: Principles for effective practice," from 27th June 2022 to 1st July 2022, Funded by the MHRD under the GIAN, organized by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar.
2Convener of an International Webinar on "Passionate Teaching: A strategy for awakening thinking among ESLers" organized by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, India on 11th November, 2021.
3Delivered a lecture the topic "English for Writing and Publishing Academic Research" in the International Online Faculty Development Programme on “ A Renewed Perspective to Language Teaching on par with Industrial Revolution 4.0 ” organized by the Department of English of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College(Autonomous), Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.
4Organized a webinar on “Understanding Inclusive Education as a Transnational Concept” on 18 June 2021 at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar.
5Participated in a Two-day workshop on “Cooperative Learning” organized by College of Sciences and Arts, King Khalid University, Balqarn, 23-24 January 2016 Kindom of Saudi Arabia.
6Participated in a workshop on “Map Thinking via Thinking Maps” organized by College of Sciences and Arts, King Khalid University, Balqarn,19 February 2015, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
7Attended an International Conference on “Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining: English Language Teacher Education and Development” in Hyderabad from January 22 – 24, 2011, organized by British Council and EFLU.
8Presented a paper in an International Conference on “Strategic Communication: Learning from Mistakes,” hosted by The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun from 4 – 5 November 2011.
9Attended an International Conference on Constructions of Masculinity at Technical University Dresden, Germany, 17– 20 June 2009.
10Presented a paper in the “Third International Language Learning Conference (3rd ILLC) 2008” on 27– 29 October 2008 in Penang, Malaysia.
11Presented a paper in the International Conference “(ELTM 2008) English Language Teaching Materials Conference 2008” Universiti Teknologi MARAKampus Bandaraya Melaka, Malaysia.
12Attended an International Workshop on Editing and Publishing at EFLU, Hyderabad, December 2008.

Conferences (National)

1Coordinator of the Three-day National Seminar "History and Heritage of Sun Worship: Scientific and Religious Implications of Sun - The Center of the Solar System," from 26th December 2021 to 28th December 2021, Funded by the ICHR, organized by the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Management, IIT Bhubaneswar.
2Delivered a guest lectures on 23-07-2022 on the "Importance of Techer Personality for Students' Success" to teachers of JMJ Global School, Tenali, Guntur Dist, Andhra Pradesh.
3Delivered a guest lecture on 23-07-2022 on the "Effective Communication Skills for Academic Success" to First-Year Undergraduate students of JMJ College, Tenali, Guntur Dist, Andhra Pradesh.
4Delivered a two guest lectures on 20-07-2022 on the "Importance of Effective Communication Skills" to First-Year B.Tech students of Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Chittoor Dist, Andhra Pradesh.
5Delivered a lecture in a National Webinar on “Essentials of Effective Presentation Skills” organized the Department of English, KL University, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on 25-09-2021.
6Delivering a lecture in a webinar on "Soft Skills for Strengthening Tomorrow’s Ambition" organized by the Department of English, JMJ College (Autonomous), Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, on 9th September, 2021.
7Delivering a lecture in a webinar on "Soft Skills for Strengthening Tomorrow’s Ambition" organized by the Department of English, JMJ College (Autonomous), Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, on 9th September, 2021.
8Delivered a lecture in a webinar titled “English for Academic Research Papers: Writing clearly, concisely and precisely” on 13th August 2021 organized by Prathyusha Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
9Resource Person for a One- Day National Webinar on "Learning Pronunciation for Language Fluency” on 10 June 2021, organized by the Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad.
10Speaker for the ELTAI Webinar 53 on “Soft Skills: Building Tomorrow's Talent” held on 16 May 2021.
11Delivered a lecture in the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in New Education Policy 2020 and What Makes You a Complete Teacher,” on 3rd September 2020, organized by the Department of English, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.
12Delivered a lecture in the Faculty Development Program on “Classroom Teaching Strategies” on 5th August 2020, organized by Vignana Jyothi Institute of Arts & Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana.
13Delivered a lecture in the Faculty Development Program on “Scientific Communication for Research Paper and Proposal Writing,” on 1st July 2020 organized by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
14Delivered a lecture in the Faculty Development Program on “Advanced Research Methodology & Innovative Teaching Pedagogy,” on 10th June 2020, organized by Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
15Delivered a lecture in the Faculty Development Program on “Tools for Scientific Communication and Effective Teaching” organized from 2-6-2020 to 6-6-2020, by Vaagdevi College of Engineering Bollikunta (V), Warangal, Telangana.
16Participated in a Two-Day National workshop on e-Learning, MOOCs, and Basic ICT Tools for University Teachers” on March 19 -20, 2018 organized by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneswar.
17Member of the organizing committee of a national seminar on “English Language Education in India: Theory and Practice.” At Centre for English Language Studies, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad from 23-25 January 2012.
18Attended a workshop on “Teacher Leadership Skills” from Nov, 9 – 10, 2012 organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
19Presented a paper in the National Seminar on “Making Communicative Competence/Performance Possible through Knowledge of Collocations” in November 2009 at Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore.
20Presented a paper in the National Conference on "The Role of English in Sustainable Community Development" on 18-19 August 2008 at HM Patel Institute of English Language Centre at VV Nagar, in Anand, in Gujrat.
21Presented a paper in National Seminar on Literature, Language, Communication organized by the Dept. of Earth Science, Pondicherry Central University on 27th March 2008 in Pondicherry.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Received "Teaching Excellence Award" for the Academic Year 2022 - 2023
  • "2022 Betty Azar Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers" - Awarded by the TESOL International Association - Received $US1,500 for attending the TESOL 2022 International Convention & English Language Expo, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 22-25 March.
  • Award for Teaching Excellence , Academic Year 2021 - 2022
  • Award for Teaching Excellence and Consistently Best Performance in Teaching, Academic Year 2020 - 2021.
  • Award for Teaching Excellence, Academic Year 2019 - 2020.
  • Award for Commendable Teaching, Academic Year 2018 - 2019.
  • DAAD-Fellowship to Germany for Student Exchange Programme
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Pursuing PhD
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship for pursuing PhD
  • EFL University Grant for attending International Conference in Malaysia
  • Fr. Gordon' s Best Student Award in B.A., First Year at Andhra Loyola College

Research Scholar

1. Ms. Ramya Devi, Bommanaboina
2. Mr.  Raju Dhuli 
3. Ms. Padma Lamo

Professional Experience

Offered online training of UG & PG students of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT) students on Professional English Communication skills as part of Campus Placement Initiative from 27th Oct 2021 to 15th Jan 2022..

Member of TESOL International Association

Offered online training of UG & PG students of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT) students on Professional English Communication skills as part of Campus Placement Initiative from 10th May 2021 to 26th May 2021.



Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish (EFLU, 2005).

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