• Name : Dr. Sam Raj Nesamony
  • Designation : Assistant Professor
  • Department : English
  • Date of Joining : 03.08.2015

Sam Raj Nesamony was the centenary batch English Language and Literature student of Scott Christian College, Nagercoil in South India. Having earned M.A, B.Ed, M.Ed & M.Phil from different Universities, he pursued his Ph.D programme in Educational Studies at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was awarded. He has an experience of teaching English Language, Curriculum Development, Social History of Education for more than twenty years at some Colleges and schools in South and North India. Sam was a Project Consultant at National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi before joining SRM University in 2015.


  • “Reverberating Higher Education: Missionaries, Knowledge Society and Nation Building in South India” in Varuguese John & Nigel Kumar (eds), Christians in the Public Square, SAIACS Press, Bangalore, pp. 116-131. Refer:books.google.co.in/Christians in the Public Space/Sam Nesamony/isbn=8187712317.
  • “Medical Philanthropy: Missionaries in Colonial South India” in Poonam Bala (ed.), Medicine, Race, Gender and Sexuality in colonial India and sub-Saharan Africa, New York: Sage (forthcoming).
  • “London Missionary Society and South Travancore Medical Mission, 1838-1947” in Sandeep Sinha (ed.), The Healing Touch: A History of the Medical Missions in Asia and Africa, 18th to 20th Centuries, New Delhi. (forthcoming)
  • “Envisioning Missionary Education: London Missionary Society and Nagercoil Seminary in Southern India, 1809-1892” in? Proceedings of the International Conference of KAAS, Nagercoil, pp. 151-155.
  • “Medicine in Colonial India: London Missionary Society and South Travancore Medical Mission” in the Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘International Health Organisations and the History of Health and Medicine?, on October 18-20,2013 at Shanghai University, China, pp. 145-171.
  • Missionary Higher Education: Scott Christian College in South India” in Higher Education in Twenty-First Century India (Paper accepted)


International Presentations

  • London Missionary Society and Scott Christian College:? Higher Education and the Making of ‘Knowledge Society in Colonial South India, 1893-1956 ? Presented at Yale University, USA, during the Yale-Edinburgh Conference on History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity on June 30 ? July 2, 2011.
  • London Missionary Society and South Travancore Medical Mission, Neyyoor, 1828-1947 ? Paper presented at Yale University conference on the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity, USA on June 27-29, 2013.
  • Medicine in Colonial India: London Missionary Society in Travancore” in the International Conference on ?International Health Organisations and the History of Health and Medicine?, held at Shanghai University, China on October 18-20, 2013.



National Presentations

  • Missionary Legacies of Mass Literacy and the Making of Modern Education in Colonial South India, 1806-1900 ? Presented at the National Conference on Adult Education and Mass Literacy held at Jawaharlal Nehru University on 3-5 March 2011.
  • Protestant Missionaries, Education and the Making of Knowledge Society in Colonial South India -Paper presented at Kanyakumari Academy of Arts & Sciences (KAAS) Conference held at Nagercoil on Sept 16-17, 2011.
  • Reverberating Higher Education: Missionaries, Knowledge Society and Nation Building in South India– Paper presented at the South Asian Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS)during the Annual Consultation on 14-16 November 2011.
  • Protestant Missionaries, Higher Education and the Making of Knowledge Society in South Travancore – Paper Presented at the Indian History Congress at Punjabi University, Patiala in December 2011.
  • Modern Education in Colonial India– Paper presented at Shiv Nadar University, Noida, Delhi NCR on Feb 20, 2013.
  • Women?s Education and Social Transformation in Colonial South India – Presented in the Graduate Seminar at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 12-14 March 2013.
  • ?Reverberating Teachers in Nineteenth Century Travancore: Nagercoil Seminary-cum-Central English School? paper presented at theInternational Conference of the CESI(Comparative Education Society of India) held at the University of Delhi in December 2014.
  • ?Medical Philanthropy: Missionaries in Madras Presidency? paper presented at the Graduate Seminar held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 15-16 September, 2015.



Awards & Achievements

  • Wellcome Trust, Oxford Universityfund for Paper presentation at the International Health Organization?s Conference held at Shanghai University, Shanghai, China in October 2013.
  • Stowe Fund, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, USAfor the best presentation in 2011
  • Foreign Travel Grant (FTG) to Yale University, USA by theIndian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi, for paper presentation in July, 2011.
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi award for Conference Presentation to Yale University, New Haven, USA in June 2013.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in its December 2013 newsletter appreciated the achievements.



  • Yale-Edinburgh University Research? Group Member
  • CESI – Comparative Education Society of India
  • Indian History Congress
  • South Indian History Congress
  • IATE – Indian Association for Teacher Educators
  • ELTAI (English Language Teaching Association of India), Madras
  • KAAS (Kanyakumari Academy of Arts & Science)


Invited Lectures

  • Special ?Lecture delivered at the Centre for Subaltern and Missionary Studies at Allan Hall, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India, titled, ?William Tobias Ringeltaube: Life and Mission? ?on 31 December 2016.
  • James R. Daniel Endowment Eighth National Seminar Lecture titled, William Tobias Ringeltaube: Forerunner of English Education in South India delivered on 11 January 2017 at Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • ?Modern Education in Kanyakumari District: Ringeltaube and His Schools? ? Lectured during a One-day Seminar at Ruben College of Education, Kanyakumari, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University on Friday, 13 January 2017.


Invited Participation

Invited Professor by the Oxford University Press, Delhi for becoming a part of ?Oxford Achiever? E- learning program in reviewing the communicative language teaching and learning.

Sam Nesamony has been teaching and researching English Language Teaching (ELT), Social History of Education ? Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Women?s Education, Teacher Education, and is also researching on History of Medicine.