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Sajit M Mathews

Assistant Professor, Business Communication

Dr. Sajit M Mathews is an Assistant Professor in the area of Business Communication at IIM Jammu. He holds a PhD in English, with specialization in Language Teaching and Assessment, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

His work involves the assessment and teaching of English as a second language in the Indian multilingual context. His PhD project implemented pedagogical tasks to measure the complexity, accuracy and fluency of speech. He used task-complexity, planning time and interlocutor to promote optimum performance among tertiary level second language learners of English. This quantitative study focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of speaking assessment, and derived practical implications for teaching and assessing English language in the Indian context.

His primary area of research is Task-Based Language Teaching and Assessment. He is also interested in second language acquisition and the use of first language in the teaching of second language. Dr. Mathews has published his research in many journals, and has presented his research in national and international conferences. He has two book chapters to his credit till date.

He has taught at the University of Hyderabad, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (Andhra Pradesh) and Malabar Christian College (Kozhikode), and was a tutor at IIT Kanpur during his PhD. He has students from many age groups, proficiency levels and nationalities. He has taught subjects like English for Communication, Business Communication, Research Writing in English, Communication Skills, Technical Writing, Copy and Content Writing, Creative Writing and Publishing, and Big History. He has also worked with corporate companies like Skillsoft (SumTotal), Hyderabad and Orient BlackSwan, Hyderabad in the area of e-learning and publishing.

  • Ph.D. (English - Language Teaching), 2021, IIT Kanpur. 
  • M.A. English, 2011, The EFL University, Hyderabad 
  • M.A. Philosophy, 2008, Loyola College, University of Madras
  • B.Sc Physics, 2006, St. Xavier's College, University of Kerala


  • Assistant Professor, IIM Jammu (January 2022 onwards)
  • Faculty (Part Time), Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode, Kerala (February 2021 - March 2021)
  • Guest Faculty, Centre for English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad (July 2015 - December 2015)
  • Lecturer in English, Technical Writing, Business Communication and Liberal Arts, IIIT: Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Andhra Pradesh (July 2012 - July 2015)


  • Content Specialist - Writer, Skillsoft (Sumtotal Systems India Pvt. Ltd.), Hyderabad (September 2021 - December 2021)
  • Retainer (Editor, Material Creator), Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd. (TLS), Hyderabad (April 2012 - June 2012) 
  • Mathews, S. M. (2020). Meeting the Challenge of Task-Based Assessment. Teacher Plus, 18(2), 36-38
  • Mathews, S. M. (2019). L1-Integrated Participatory (LIP) Second Language Classrooms: A Framework for L1 Use in the L2 Classroom. Humanising Language Teaching, 21(5),
  • Mathews, S. M. (2018). Language Skills and Secondary Education in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 53(15), 20-22. (Scopus)
  • Mathews, S. M. The advantages of using task-based language assessment in the Indian ESL context. 50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities: 53rd RELC International Conference; 12-14 March 2018 Regional Language Centre (RELC) Singapore Regional Language Centre (RELC) Singapore:
  • Mathews, S. M. The advantages of task-based language assessment (TBLA) in the Indian ESL context. National Conference on Emerging Trends and Themes in the Teaching of English Language in Schools (ELT): Three-day national conference; 4-6 December 2017 Regional Institute of Education (RIE) (NCERT), Mysuru Regional Institute of Education (RIE) (NCERT), Mysuru:
  • Mathews, S. M. Task-based language assessment (TBLA) in the Indian ESL context: Advantages and challenges. Two-day international conference on Language and Literature: Dynamic Resources in the ELT Classroom; November 10-11, 2017 SSN College of Engineering, Chennai SSN College of Engineering, Chennai:
  • Mathews, S. M. & Sudharshana, N. P. (2021). Effect of Task Structure and Interaction Conditions on Oral Performance, Task-Based Language Teaching and Assessment: Contemporary Reflections from Across the World (pp. 275-291 ). Springer, Singapore
  • Mathews, S. M. & Vemula, R. K. (2016). Public Healthcare in Private Hospitals: A Critical Analysis of the Aarogyasri Health Insurance Scheme, Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication (pp. 152-170 ). McFarland and Company, Inc., Jefferson
  • English for Communication
  • Business Communication
  • Technical Writing
  • Research Writing in English
  • English-1 (Academic English)
  • Communication Skills
  • Copy and Content Writing
  • Creative Writing and Publishing
  • English Language
  • Big History


  • Asian Association for Language Assessment
  • Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand