Dr Surika Civilcharran

Surika-Civilcharran
Dr Surika Civilcharran
Lecturer
Pietermaritzburg
Post Grad Centre , G32 Ground Floor
Information Systems and Technology

Biography

On completion of my Bachelor’s degree, I ventured straight into the BCom Honours programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Immediately after finishing my Honours, I began working for Dynatech Information Systems as a BPM developer in Durban. I needed to move to Pietermaritzburg for personal reasons, so started work as a tutor at UKZN, Pietermaritzburg . Whilst working as a tutor, I managed to complete my Master’s Degree. After a few years of hard work and dedication, I was promoted to a lecturer. I am currently doing my PhD in Information Systems & Technology.

Academic Qualifications

  • BCom Honours (Information Systems & Technology)
  • MCom (Information Systems & Technology)

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified as Professional Educational Facilitator
  • Vocational Training Certificate – National Certifying Body
  • PROFESSORFP (Portugal)

Professional Bodies

  • Intellectual Capital Association (ICAA) Associate member
  • Institute of People Management (IPM – IPMEP member)
  • Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES)
  • Public Relations Institute of South Africa (Affiliate member)

Research Interests

  • Digital Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer in Education
  • Information Retrieval Strategies

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Civilcharran, S., & Maharaj, M. S. (2018, December). A Framework to Determine the Digital Skills Preparedness of Graduates for Industry. In 2018 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications (ICONIC) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Mahlambi, S., Civilcharran, S., & Ajayi, N. A. (2018, December). The Perception of Students about the use of Social Media as an Alternate Learning Platform. In 2018 International Conference on Intelligent and Innovative Computing Applications (ICONIC) (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
  • Civilcharran, S., & Maharaj, M. S. (2016). Uncovering Web search strategies in South African higher education. SA Journal of Information Management, 18(1), 8.
  • Hughes, M., Civilcharran, S., & Maharaj, M. S. (2015). Uncovering Web search tactics in South African higher education. South African Journal of Information Management, 17(1), 1-8.
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