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Mr Venkat Bakthavatchaalam

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, 2006

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Plymouth University, 2008

PGCE, Plymouth University, 2012

Teaching interests

Mechanical Principles

Engineering Drawing

Research Methods

Manufacturing Techniques

Research interests

Motivational practices to increase the research productivity of academics in developing countries

Innovative teaching methods

Grants & contracts

Santander Iberamerican scholarship 2016, £2,500, For conducting research at the University of Porto comparing the research productivity of the Indian and Portuguese academics.


Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles,M, and Gingile, J., (2013) “A Review of the Studies onMotivational Practices in                                                Higher Educational Institutions in DevelopingCountries” at the ‘International Conference on                                        Academic Disciplines’Rome, Italy. 

BookPublished: Venkat Prakash, (2012), A Collection of Bright Dreams,Sarah Publishers, India. An audio-book version of the book was released in 2015.

SherifK., Fox A and Bakthavatchaalam V.P, (2011), "International RecruitmentStrategies of Managers in Multi-National Enterprises: An Indian CaseStudy", Focus: The International Journal of Management Digest, Institute ofFinance and International Management, Vol 6, No. 2


BakthavatchaalamV.P (2010) “An Introduction to Motivational Practices in the IndianOrganisations”, Post-graduate Research Symposium, May 2010, University ofPlymouth. UK


SherifK., Fox A and Bakthavatchaalam V.P, (2009) "Human Resource Management andInternational Recruitment Strategies: An Indian Case Study", presented at the2nd International Conference on “Doing Business in India”, 17-18December  2009, IFIM Business School,Bangalore, India


BakthavatchaalamV.P, and Fox A, (2009), “Human Resource Management in Indian Industries:Motivating Businesses to Sustain Economic Development into the Future”,presented at the International Conference on ‘Management Beyond Recession, RICON2009’, 14-15 August 2009, Rai Business School, New Delhi, India