Assoc Prof Seetha Lakshmi was appointed the post of Trainer at the Speical Training Programme (Mother Tongue), National Institute of Education on lecturer of Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, NIE on 2 June 1997.
Assoc Prof Seetha Lakshmi served as the Sub-Editor at the Tamil Murasu Newspaper in 1991-1992 and taught Tamil language in Mei Chin Secondary School h School. from 1993 to 1997 . She has served as the Trainer and Co-ordinator for Tamil Studies in the Special Training Programme in the National Institute of Education in 1997-1999 and later joined as a Teaching Fellow in 1999 in the School of Arts..
She served as the Assistant Professor in 2001 to 2010 and the Head of the Tamil Langauge and Culture Division from June 2002 - July 2007.