Shyamala Suresh

Associate - Word Lab | shyamalas at iihs dot ac dot in

2012    MCom, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
2010    BCom, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru, Hubli
Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil

Shyamala is an Associate with the Word Lab. She earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. She has been with the Word Lab since December 2014 where she develops and designs content for the online repository of IIHS publications, the Knowledge Gateway. She also edits IIHS in-house publications and helps manage IIHS Cases, an ongoing project on developing innovative teaching and learning resources meant to promote case-based learning. She is also working on setting up segregation and composting systems at IIHS.


Shyamala began her career with INK talks in 2012. In her two years there, she worked on an internet-education based project in association with Google where she created content, led research, ran projects and documented the final prototype. She also ran the outreach programme and co-developed a programme for corporate executives that focussed on innovation.


Her tryst with writing started with The Alternative—an online magazine striving to make sustainability a way of life. She is deeply invested in waste management, health and fitness and continues to write articles on innovative ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.


Shyamala is a recreational athlete who enjoys running half-marathons, cycling long distances, strength training and yoga.


Commons Writing for Social Media


Previous Teaching Experience

2014 onwards
  • Subjects: Solid Waste Management and Urban Composting
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced
2013 – 2014
  • Institution: B7Sports
  • Subjects Basketball and Fitness
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced
2012 – 2013
  • Institution: Cluny Convent High School, Malleswaram
  • Subjects: Commerce and Accountancy
  • Level: Classes 11 and 12
Jan 11 – Jun 12
  • Institution: Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • Subjects: Business Math, Economics and Accountancy
  • Level: Remedial Classes, Under Graduate
2008 onwards
  • Institution: BURN Basketball Academy
  • Subjects: Basketball and Fitness
  • Level: Beginner to Advanced


Nishtha, V., Shyamala, S., & Raghunathan, R. (2017). Handbook of style and usage. Bangalore: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.