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Dr. Meenakshi Lakshmanan

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department
Contact Details
Degree University Year
M.C.A University of Madras 1999
M.Phil. Mother Teresa Women's University 2007
Ph.D.Mother Teresa Women's University2011

Title of the Ph.D. ThesisA Computational Model to Process, Render and Compose Poetry using Empirical Analysis

Date of Joining the College: 9 August, 2000

Areas of Interest
  • Natural Language Processing with  special reference to Sanskrit
  • Algorithmic Design and Analysis
  • Object-Oriented Methodologies
  • Unified Modeling Language
  • Programming with C++
  • Database Design
  1. A Deterministic Algorithm for Improved Sanskrit Text Parsing and Segmentation through Approximate String Matching”, Dr. N. Rama & Meenakshi Lakshmanan, International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science, Loyola College, Chennai, 5 & 6 January, 2009. (Also published in the Conference Proceedings.)
  2. A GIS Solution for Tracking and Analysis of Public Transport”, Dr. N. Rama & Meenakshi Lakshmanan, International Conference on Digitalizing Administration: Challenges and Issues in E-Governance, Presidency College, Chennai, March 2008.
  3. “A New Computational Schema for Euphonic Conjunctions in Sanskrit Processing” Dr. N. Rama and Meenakshi Lakshmanan, IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 5, 2009, (ISSN (Online): 1694-0784, ISSN (Print): 1694-0814), pp 43-51. 
  4. “A Computational Algorithm for Metrical Classification of Verse”, Dr. N. Rama and Meenakshi Lakshmanan, IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 7,Issue 2,No.1, March 2010, (ISSN (Online): 1694-0784, ISSN (Print): 1694-0814), pp 46-53. 
  5. An Algorithm Based on Empirical Methods, for Text-to-Tuneful-Speech Synthesis of Sanskrit Verse”, Dr. N. Rama and Meenakshi Lakshmanan, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, Vol.10 No.1, January 2010,(ISSN: 1738-7906), pp 281-288. 
  6. “A Computational Algorithm based on Empirical Analysis, that Composes Sanskrit Poetry”, Dr. N. Rama and Meenakshi Lakshmanan, IJCSIS International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, (ISSN : 1947-5500), pp 56-62. 
  7. A Computational Approach to Euphonic Conjunctions in Sanskrit : the Fourier Connection, Dr. Rama N. and Meenakshi Lakshmanan, Proceedings of ICISSE International Conference on Information Systems and Software Engineering 2009, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai.
  8.  A Binary schema and Computational Algorithms to Process Vowel-based Euphonic Conjunctions for Word Searches” Kasmir Raja S. V., Rajitha V., Meenakshi Lakshmanan, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 9, Number 20 (2014), ISSN 0973-4562, pp. 7127-7142
  9. Computational Algorithms Based on the Paninian System to Process Euphonic Conjunctions for Word Searches”, Rajitha V., Kasmir Raja S. V., Meenakshi Lakshmanan, (IJCSIS) International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 12, No. 8, 2014, ISSN 1947-5500, pp 64- 76
  10. An Ontology for Comprehensive Tutoring of Euphonic Conjunctions of Sanskrit Grammar”, Rajitha V., Kasmir Raja S. V.,  Meenakshi Lakshmanan, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 124 No 4 September, 2014, ISSN 1450-216X/1450-202X, pp.460-467
  11.  Computational model to generate case-inflected forms of masculine nouns for word search in Sanskrit E-Text” Kasmir Raja S. V., Rajitha V., Meenakshi Lakshmanan, Journal of Computer Science (10) 11: 22-60 – 2268, 2014 ISSN 1549-3636

  12. Semantic Network for a novel ontology for sandhi tutoring in Sanskrit”, Rajitha V., Kasmir Raja S. V., Meenakshi Lakshmanan,   Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Technology, 2015, pp. 48-5

  13. "Survey and Analysis of Computing for Sanskrit related to text search and tutoring Ontologies”, Rajitha V., Kasmir Raja S. V.,   Meenakshi Lakshmanan, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Technology, 2015, pp. 9-16

  14. Presented Paper at ACM Compute on "Academic Progress Monitoring System - An aid to developing effective curricula and pedagogy" at International Centre Goa, October 2019 and was awarded as Best abstract - Invited Talks.

  15. "Computational Algorithms for Deep and Shallow word search in Sanskrit with Case-Inflected Forms of Feminine and Neuter Nouns", Rajitha V., Suganya R., Meenakshi Lakshmanan International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, ISSN 2277-3878, Volume - 8 Issue - 4, November 2019, Page 3085 - 3094 

In-house Software Projects undertaken:
  • Examinations Software Package - Adhyaksha: This is a web-based application developed entirely by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, to manage the workflow at the Office of the Controller of Examinations. It facilitates easy and effective maintenance of and access to critical information. It maintains repositories of versions of syllabi. It helps to easily generate nominal rolls and to keep track of student results. It makes the recording of Internal Assessment marks easier and consistent. It generates Result Sheets and Mark Sheets after examinations.It seamlessly maintains critical workflow processes.
  • Online Examination – Pariksha: This is a web application that allows students to take tests online. Tests may be set by the tutor, and the students are authenticated with a username and password before they can take the test. Results are available for publishing immediately.
  • Admissions Package:  This is an admissions management tool used for the admissions for the entire college.
  • College Website :  A website to provide information about the college and courses, with a glimpse of the infrastructure and other state of art facilities in the campus, with mail login for the authorized members.
  • TC Utility:  The TC of all students in the college is printed using this software package.
  •  IQAC Quality Assurance System
    •  Academic Progress monitoring System
      •  Year Wise Student Progress Monitoring
      • Student Arrear Monitoring
      • Remedial Classes Performance Monitoring
    • Departments and Faculty Appraisal System  
Other Achievements
  • M.Venkatraman Prize for Best Performance in the ICSE Examinations, class X.
  • Hinduja Foundation Prize for the Best Achiever of Class XII.
  • Head Girl of the school, class XII.
  • Miller Medal for the best outgoing student of The Women’s Christian College.
  • Edith Coon Science Prize for the Physical Sciences, Women’s Christian College.
  • Alice Barnabas Junior Mathematics Prize – I Year, B.Sc. Mathematics, Women’s Christian College.
  • S. Kavitha Mathematics Prize – II Year, B.Sc. Mathematics, Women’s Christian College.
  • Arulmani Manuel Senior Mathematics Prize – III Year, B.Sc. Mathematics, Women’s Christian College.
  • Student representative for the Sciences in the Academic Council of The Women’s Christian College.
  • Academic Proficiency Prize for all three years, M.C.A., Meenakshi College for Women.
  • Was a member of the Board of Studies in Mathematics, Women’s Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai, for one term from 2004 - 2006.
  • Invited Expert Member of the Staff Selection Committee, Department of Computer Science, Women’s Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Invited speaker to address students of Women’s Christian College as a distinguished alumna of the college.
  • University appointed external examiner for Practical and Theory Examinations – PG Level.
  • Under the auspices of Samskrita Bhasha Parcarini Sabha, Chittoor, have completed up to Samarta level examination. Currently pursuing  level 5, kovida.

Training Programmes Attended

  • Attended short term training course on Library Automation and Resource Sharing conducted by INSDOC (Indian Scientific Documentation Centre), CSIR, Madras from December 11 – 15, 2000.
  • Certificate Course in Linux, TransEd Software Education, Chennai, Dec 2001
  • Attended National level seminar on “Leadership Development Programme for Principals of Colleges on IT for Development and Management of Colleges conducted by Indian Colleges Forum in the December 2002 at New Delhi.
  • Attended ICCS 2005 – 7th International Conference on Cognitive Systems – “Self-Organization and Cognitive Systems” conducted by NIIT, New Delhi, December 2005
  • Training Course on “Object-Oriented Analysis and Design using the UML with Fundamentals of Rational Rose”, IBM, Chennai, Dec 2005
  • Training Course on “AIX 5L Basics”, IBM, Bangalore, Apr 2006
  • Attended “Programming with MATLAB”, Mathworks, Bangalore, Apr 2010
  • Attended Orientation course conducted by Academic Staff College, University of Madras, December 2011.
  • Attended seminar on “Digitalizing Library” conducted by Univeristy of Madras 
  • Attended seminar by Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University titled “Multiple Intelligences”, organized by IIT Madras
  • Attended Security Summit 2013, Summit organized by Dept. of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India
  • Attended SPSS Workshop, Organized by Institute of Statistics and Analytical Research, Chennai
  • Attended "Network and Security Workshop" Under ISEA-Phase-II Project, Organized by NIELIT, Chennai.
  • Attended Refresher Course at UGC Academic Staff College, University of Madras, February 2018.
  • Attended "A Skill building Program OORJA" Organised by Microsoft, March 2018.
  • Attended a workshop “Adoption, Promotion and Production of MOOCs” on Swayam platform, conducted by UGC, at Hyderbad, August 2018. 
  • Attended a workshop "Autonomy to Colleges; Benefits and Way Forward" Organized by University Grants Commission at Hyderabad, February 2019.
  • Attended a “Stakeholders Workshop on AICTE Approval Process” organized by AICTE in February 2019.