Dr. Vijayalakshmi Anantharaj

Leading Civil structural Engineer - at the age of 35, became the youngest assistant professor at CIT

- Vijayapriya Ramanan

0Viji 01Dr. Vijayalakshmi carries over 25 years of professional experience in teaching and Structural Design. She is from Paramakudi, Ramnad Dist and brought up in Madurai till graduation with a brother and a Sister.

She has finished her graduation in B.E Civil Engineering from Thiagarajar college of Engineering, Madurai in 1986. Started her carrier as Lecturer in Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi and worked for 5 years.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi has got married in the year 1992 to Anantharaj Ramachandran moved to Coimbatore and they are blessed with two sons. She shifted her academic carrier to Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore; there she finished M.E (Structural Engineering) and Ph.D (Civil- Structural Engineering). As an Assistant Professor of CIT for 10 Years carried out number of R&D projects and presented more than 25 papers in the International Conferences and Workshops.

0Viji 03In the year 2005, shifted to Kuwait and worked as a Lead Civil/Structural Engineer in ABJ Fabrication Services, Kharafi National Kuwait for 9 years. From 2014, working in Kuwait National Petroleum Company as Civil Design Engineer. Expertise includes design / analysis, conceptual studies and detailed engineering of civil & structural projects related to Oil & Gas industries, Infrastructure Projects including Road Layout Design, Water & Waste water layout and Design, Survey and Soil Investigation etc.,.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi  is an active member of Tamilnadu Engineer’s Forum (TEF) and organized / participated in the “Technological Innovation Conference and Exposition” conducted for the past 9 years; also presented technical papers in the Conference.

0Viji 04As a hardworking team player, she has organized monthly programs exclusively for Women for the whole year 2017 under the umbrella of Tamilnadu Engineer’s Forum. In addition, irrespective of the committee, she actively organized “Women’s Day” event every year for Women Community in TEF, Kuwait.

As a sports person, she is interested in all sports activities and dynamically participated in all the sports and games conducted by Tamilnadu Engineer’s Forum and Kuwait Tamil Sangam.

She is extremely interested in the cultural events conducted by various Tamil associations. In addition to the active participation, acted in stage dramas, directed short movies and stage dramas for Children etc.,

Her Hobbies include organizing get-togethers, listening to music, Writing Tamil poems and Cooking. 

Highlights & Accomplishments:

India:

  • Completed Ph.D in Civil- Structural Engineering in the year 2001. First Women candidate and 3rd in overall Ph.D’s completed at CIT.
  • Promoted as Assistant Professor in the age of 35, the youngest assistant professor at CIT, a reputed Government aided Engineering College.
  • Carried out 3 R& D projects aided by All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE )

Kuwait:

  • 0Viji 06As a Lead Civil/Structural Engineer in ABJ Fabrication Services, Kharafi National, managed a team of Engineers and draftsmen under Civil /Structural Department. Coordinating with top management, discipline coordinators and fabrication shop for the effective and timely completion of the projects.
  • She is THE ONLY WOMEN out of nearly 1000 employees at ABJ and handled the projects to the satisfaction of the management.
  • At TEF Conference, Technological Innovation Conference and Exposition, instrumental in the preparation of the Conference Proceedings, Stage Management, Session Coordinator etc.,
  • Presented technical papers in “Technological Innovation Conference and Exposition” conducted by TEF and going to present in “ International Conference on Engineering Challenges in Gulf Countries” conducted by Institution of Engineers, Kuwait.

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