Lakshmana Rao Pinninti


Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IISER Tirupati


Phone: +91 877 2500 440

Research Interests

Reading strategies, Critical reading, Metacognitive awareness, English for Science, Science Writing, Sociocultural theory of language learning

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D. (April, 2016): University of Hyderabad, India

  • Guest Faculty (January, 2015 - May, 2016): Centre for English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad

  • Assistant Professor (July, 2016 ~): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards


Selected Publications

  • Lakshmana Rao, "Criteria for qualitative evaluation of strategy training", Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching 16(2), 185-195 (2019).

  • Lakshmana Rao, "Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies: An Indian Context", The Reading Matrix 16, 179-193 (2016)

  • Lakshmana Rao, "Effect of Teaching Sentence-level-formal Schemata on Inferring Meaning", Language & Language Teaching Volume 4, 38-42 (2015).

  • Lakshmana Rao, "Reading Journal: A Tool for Classroom Reading Assessment", A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature Issue no. 30, 24-27 (2015).

  • Lakshmana Rao, "I cut Onions because I don’t have Tear Glands", A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature Issue no. 29, 7-10 (2014).


  • HSS402/602: Science Research Writing

  • HSS400: Science Communication

  • HSS122: Critical Reading, Writing and Communication

  • HSS110: Functional English

Open Positions

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