Lakshmanan Senthilkumar

Work place: Sikkim Manipal University, India



Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Computer systems and computational processes, Information Systems, Information Theory


Lakshmanan Senthilkumar was born in India in 1975. He received his Bachelor‘s degree in &Engineering Computer from Science Annamalai University in 1996, Master‘s degree in the same branch from Madras University in 2000 and Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2007. He is currently Professor and Head in the Department of Information Technology of Sikkim Manipal University – Directorate of Distance Education, India. His research area includes provisioning QoS in Internet, and Application of IT in Higher Education space. He is currently guiding two Ph.D. students in the area of cloud computing and Big Data.

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Teaching Programming Courses Online using Cloud System: Practices and Future Challenges

By Lakshmanan Senthilkumar

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2014

Acceptance of cloud systems as the future has given way to a large number of cloud application installations. They have their presence across domains be it banking, gaming, education and others. A cloud based solution brings down the cost of ownership and maintenance for the host organization. For the users a resilience to use any type of end device being it a workstation, laptop, netbook or even a smartphone to access the application. A typical cloud based LMS was developed with appropriate pedagogy to teach programming courses. Necessary software required are made available on the cloud, with a bare minimum hardware spec requirement at the user end. The paper highlights the adaptability to such pure online course by the students and their learning outcomes. The paper also discusses the issues and challenges both in terms of technology and pedagogy which needs to be addressed when such online courses are planned.

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Provisioning Remote Lab Support for IT Programs in Distance Education

By Lakshmanan Senthilkumar

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2012

In the recent past Internet has become the de-facto communication network. It is being prominently used by Telecommunication, Television and other such networks as a carrier network. The current Internet technology has matured enough to support both Non-Real Time and Real-Time Streaming applications. Recently, even the speed of the access network through which an end user accesses the Internet has also increased substantially. All these have given way to newer Applications for being ported on to the Internet. A similar attempt has been made here to extend the Networking Lab infrastructure to students who have enrolled for their higher education through Distance mode. These students who are spread across the country are able to access the Network Lab to perform their Lab Exercises Live on Network devices as part of their Practical Course.

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