School of Management, IT and Governance

Mrs Surika Civilcharran

Telephone: 033 260 6210
Email civilcharran@ukzn.ac.za
Campus: Pietermaritzburg
Building & Room: Post Grad Centre , G32 Ground Floor
Discipline: 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)

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.