Dr.Ilankumaran.M has completed his Ph.D from the Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education and has completed his M. A. English from the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU). He has teaching experience for 14 years and research experience for 13 years. His specialised areas in research are English Language Teaching (ELT) and Applied Linguistics. He has published 5 Books/ Book Chapters. He has the credit of having published 45 research papers in Web of Science/Scopus Indexed Journals and 96 papers in UGC CARE listed, refereed and reviewed journals. He has guided 3 Ph.D scholars and he is now guiding 8 Ph.D scholars. He has delivered 13 expert talks and addresses on diverse topics in various AICTE/other sponsored short-term training programmes/Faculty Development Programmes. He has visited Nilin connection with research/technological collaboration.