CAPS Mentors

Dr Tony Sam George, Director

Dr Tony Sam George is the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Head of the Psychology department and spearheads Centre for Research. He is also the director of CAPS. With over two decades of clinical and teaching experience, Dr Sam George’s vision is create a culture of sharing best practices and knowledge and helping individuals reach their full potential through CAPS.

Ms Anamika Viswanathan, Chief Mentor

Ms Anamika Viswanathan is a UK trained Business Psychologist and Visiting Faculty at Christ University who has been associated with CAPS since its inception in 2015. She looks after overall quality control and mentors the Content Development and Creative Design Committees. She also conducts interactive training sessions and workshops on soft skills, communication and professional proficiency.

Mr A. Sabu John, Co-Ordinator, Main Campus

Mr Sabu John is a Counselling Psychology graduate and an MPhil Scholar at Christ University. He has also been present with CAPS from the time of its inception. He currently mentors the Christ Online Writing Lab Team and also brings in the creative edge to all the CAPS outreach programs, making learning fun and enjoyable.

Dr Vijayalaya, Co-Ordinator, BGR Campus

Dr Vijayalaya Srinivas, Coordinator of CAPS at the BGR campus is an engineer turned psychologist who is interested in student development activities like coaching for competitive exams, peer mentoring and peer counselling. He is part of CAPS right from its inception and clearly enjoys reverse mentoring from its volunteers.

Mr Stephen S, Mentor, Main Campus

Mr Stephen S is an assistant professor from the Department of Psychology at Christ University. At CAPS, he mentors the CLASS team. His academic orientation enables him to bridge the gaps between what the students require and how CLASS can cater to these needs. His comprehensive knowledge about leadership development, learner and teacher styles are vital to the work of CLASS.

Ms Hargunh Kahlon, Mentor, Main Campus

Ms Hargunh Kahlon is an M.Phil Scholar with the Department of International Studies and History at Christ University. She has done her Bachelors in Economics and English Literature from the University of Delhi and has a Master's degree in Political Science. She has also been a part of a Defence Think Tank. Her interests in academics have been her motivation to work with the Training and Development Wing at CAPS. She has been the mentor for the CLASS (Peer-Training) Wing since January 2017.

Dr Padmini, Mentor, BGR Campus

Dr Padmini Ram is the Assistant Professor at the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences. A PhD from the University of Cambridge, with over a decade's experience in development consulting and academics across 3 continents, she brings in a unique blend of academic rigour with grassroots development outlook. She has been a CLASS mentor at BGR campus since May 2017.

Dr Deepa, Mentor, BGR Campus

Dr Deepa.V is an Associate Professor in the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences. She has over 18 years of experience in teaching in India and abroad. Being a financial literacy expert, Dr. Deepa researches on financial literacy interventions of government and non governmental organisations. She is a certified trainer of the programs of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK and has more than 500 hours of Corporate Training to her credit, having trained large number of middle and senior executives in Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Ms Swathy Divakar, Mentor, Main Campus

Ms Swathy Divakar is a Media and Communication Studies graduate at Christ University. Her area of interests includes Public Relation, Social Media and Event Management. She has completed various internships at GOLIN MENA, Gulf Daily News and other organizations exhibiting a passion for event management and strong organisational skills with a courteous personality. She mentors CHAL wing and Marketing Team at CAPS.

Dr Prerana, Mentor, BGR Campus

Dr Prerana Srimaal is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the School of Business Studies and Social Studies. She completed her doctoral research at the Centre for HistoricalStudies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in Archaeology. Her research interests are varied and include palaeoanthropology, prehistoric archaeology, gender studies and gender relations and socio-economic conservation processes.

Mr Rex Joseph, Mentor, BGR Campus

Mr Rex Jose Joseph is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, Christ University. He has done his Bachelors in Psychology (Honors) from Christ University and has a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Pondicherry University. He is also pursuing his PhD from Pondicherry University. He has been in the organising committees of various conferences, seminars and workshops since his student days. He has been the mentor for the CHAL wing of BGR Campus since August 2017.

Dr Viji, Mentor, BGR Campus

Dr Viji B is Assistant Professor in Economics at Christ University BGR campus. He has completed his doctorate from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.His research interest are in the field of industrial economics and developmental studies. Dr Viji looks after CAPS Operations at BGR campus.

Mr Jose Antony, Mentor, BGR Campus

Mr Jose K Antony is an Assistant Professor with the Discipline of Tourism Studies at School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, Christ University. In addition to his teaching experience, he also holds a wide experience of working with the airline and travel Industry. His interests in academics and research lie in Talent Management, Organisational and Travel Behavior.

Ms Christina Francis, Mentor, Main Campus

Ms Christina Francis is an MPhil Scholar with the Department of Social Work at Christ University. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with work experience with organisations like TEACH FOR INDIA, AWAKE, SNEHAGRAM. Whether working on academic, extracurricular or professional projects, she applies leadership, teamwork and management skills. She is the Coordinator for CEWS and Media & PR at CAPS.

Dr Meghna, Mentor, BGR Campus

Dr Meghna Mudaliar mentors the CAPS English and Writing Support team at the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, BGR Campus. She holds a PhD in English Studies and is currently working on a Major Research Project in the field of Gender Studies. She has been a teacher since 2002. Before joining Christ University, she taught at Stella Maris College and IIT-M. She also has considerable experience as a GMAT, GRE, and SAT trainer.

Mr Lakshmi Narayan, Mentor, BGR Campus

Mr Lakshmi Narayan V brings with him 9 years of experience, from functioning as an educator across primary, middle, and senior levels in schools delivering the ICSE, IB and Cambridge A Level curricula to teaching technical and remedial English in Engineering Colleges and Vocational Tutorials. He was Manager, Content Ops, leading a team of developers creating verbal and visual content for digital media services, offering value added services to telecom subscribers, and designing apps and games for Playstore. He is currently pursuing his research in identifying heutagogical approaches to writing nonfiction and graphic storytelling.

Mr Mitul Joseph Koickakudy, Mentor, Main Campus

Mr Mitul Joseph Koickakudy, is a BA graduate in Journalism Psychology and English and MA graduate in Media and Communication from Christ University. His area of interest includes Film studies, Cultural Studies, and Political Communication. He is also specialised in video editing and photography.He is working with CAPS from January 2017 as co-ordinator for Christ Online Writing Lab wing and R&D committee.

Mr Sibu Cyriac, Mentor, Main Campus

Mr Sibu Cyriac is the Coordinator of Innovation Centre at Christ University. He is a Computer Science post graduate, currently pursuing PhD and a certified MBTI instructor. Over the past years, he has worked as a software programmer, technical specialist, lecturer and learning & development manager. At CAPS, he mentors the Tech-Tank team. This team is committed to provide IT solutions to other wings and committees of CAPS.

Mr Harishankar Moosath, Mentor, Main Campus

Mr Harishankar is the assistant professor from the department of Psychology at Christ University. His areas of interests include Neuropsychology and Neuroeconomics. He has been mentoring the CAPS Assessment Wing (CAW) since September 2015.

CAPS Learning And Sharing Sessions

The student trainers reach out to the university audience without letting the latter go in search of a helping. It delivers a comprehensive understanding of a varied range of topics making them career-ready.

Christ Online Writing Lab

The first Indian online writing lab providing students with opportunities for self-learning at their own pace. There are several interactive e-learning modules available on the portal which can be accessed by students for bettering themselves.


A number of teams like Operations, Tech Tank, Quality Control & Client Management and Media & PR at CAPS ensure optimal quality and smooth functioning in all undertakings. They also work towards providing the trainers and volunteers with experiences that will enrich their learning at CAPS.

CAPS English and Writing Support

A one stop shop that offers personalised consultations and mentoring on academic and professional competencies. These consultations specifically focus on areas that our clients need help with and delve deep into ensuring a high standard of learning.

CAPS Assessment Wing

Psychometric tests are offered to members of Christ to get a better understanding of their strengths and aptitudes. These tests assess topics like personality, learning styles, career interests, etc. This wing also aims to equip individuals with essential skills needed for their career prospects.

CAPS Hut of Augmented Learning

The blended learning wing of CAPS organises events that bring in expertise from professionals in the industry who enhance group learning. These events can be attended by participants from different disciplines and varying levels of knowledge.


What is CAPS?

Need to write a research paper, but have no idea how and where to start? Have to apply for an internship, but don’t know how to go about it? Have all of the qualifications, but don’t know how to appear for an interview? You no longer have to feel clueless when it comes to such challenges.

Christ University brings you CAPS, an open platform that attempts to bridge the gap between classrooms based theoretical learning and career-based applicable knowledge. It is an initiative that facilitates the free exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences with a view to strengthen students and professionals, providing them access to a learning experience that is not readily available in a classroom environment or a library.

At CAPS, we not only aim to bring about a more holistic development at the individual level but also a greater interaction and sharing of resources at the university level. This process is facilitated by the five wings and five committees of CAPS which work in tandem to do so.

Who is CAPS for?

In its core, CAPS provides assistance in academic and professional areas for anyone who might need it. The doors of CAPS are open to students, faculty, researchers and everyone who is seeking help.

At an individual level, CAPS helps one attain greater proficiencies in competencies related to the academic and professional sphere, through a wide array of topics ranging from research to career readiness. It is also an opportunity to develop your networking skills and understand industry expectations through interaction based university-wide sessions.

At an organisational level, it creates a platform for all the deaneries which promotes a cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge, leading to an optimal utilisation of the university’s resources. At a societal level, CAPS aims to provide society with holistically developed individuals, equipped with the appropriate skill sets that enable them to make a difference.