Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Vice President was born on 13th April 1966. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology, at Chisholm Institute, Melbourne, Australia.He has held honoured positions as the Chairman, and Vice-Chairman of Vellore Engineering College, Vellore before taking over charge as the ProChancellor (Academic) at VIT. He has also served as the Secretary of the North Arcot Educational & Charitable Trust of Vellore. He has always been a very proactive person and has played a key role in all the activities of the University. He has always evinced a keen involvement with the VIT family. He is an active member of the Board of Management, VIT and displays a keen interest in the affairs of the college and being a student friendly person is avidly interested in the academic progress of the students and staff. He has travelled extensively and gained valuable experience from his tours to USA, Australia, Singapore, Italy, China, Greece, Malaysia, Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Syria and Rwanda. He is an active member of the Australian engineers Association in Melbourne. His hobbies include playing tennis, cricket, cooking and surfing the net.
Dr. Sekar Viswanathan epitomises the vision, vibrant spirit and energy that has helped in establishing VIT as a premiere institute in the country. Dr. Sekar has over 30 years of experience in the industry and academics. He was a rank holder in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Madras. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He has a Ph.D., in the area of faculty motivation from University of Madras. During the 90s, he served as the Vice-Chairman of his alma mater, Vellore Engineering College (which was later renamed as VIT). During this period, he had launched a number of new programmes and initiatives which paved way for the university status of VIT. Later, Dr. Sekar went to USA and worked with IBM, NetClerk and Walmart.com to gain international industrial experience. Walmart.com conferred the “Best Engineering Manager” and “Best Achiever” awards on him. As VP at VIT, Dr. Sekar focuses on the university growth strategy, academic policies, international relations and placements. He has brought in numerous improvements to benefit the students including STARS (Support the Advancement of Rural Students) scheme, Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS), Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) and Curriculum for Applied Learning (CAL). Dr. Sekar was bestowed with the prestigious Young EDGE National Award in 2012 in recognition of his innovative and useful contributions to the field of education. He currently serves as a member of national-level Higher Education Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and member of the Higher Education committee of EPSI (Education Promotion Society of India), New Delhi.
Dr. G V Selvam has been associated with the institution since 1999, when he first assumed office as Vice-Chairman of Vellore Engineering College. Since then, he has been working relentlessly towards the progress of the institution. He spearheaded the elevation of Vellore Engineering College to VIT University in 2001, and became its first Pro-Chancellor. Mr. Selvam enjoys the distinction of being the youngest Pro-Chancellor of a University in the world, which has been recognized by the Limca Book of Records, 2005. He holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from University of Madras. Mr. Selvam became the first Vice-President of VIT Chennai in 2010, where he sculptured the campus from the scratch. The high rise structures, the lush green ambience and the ultra-has developed VIT Chennai campus in conformity with the standards of the Green LEED certification. As the Vice President, he continues to contribute diligently to its growth. His painstaking efforts in implementing several innovative measures have enabled VIT to emerge as an institution of international eminence. A self-motivated and industrious person, and a farsighted educationalist,
Mr. G.V. Selvam possesses an innate ability to spot and nurture talent–be it with the faculty, staff or students. He offers flexible and pragmatic academic solutions not only for toppers but also for slow learners. Mr. Selvam was instrumental in introducing new and need-based programmes of study such as Law, Architecture, Hotel Management and Agriculture. He introduced the inter-university sports & cultural extravaganza, “Riviera”, which has blossomed into an acclaimed international event. He played a significant role in establishing the VIT Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI), which has received national acclaim for its service to budding entrepreneurs. The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Research Studies [CSRD&RS] is the brainchild of Mr. Selvam. The centre is working towards providing urban facilities in rural areas to enhance the living conditions in villages, which would develop the rural folk on par with the urban people in terms of education and employability. A man with a deep passion for nature, Mr. G V Selvam takes immense interest in green initiatives.The lush green, self-sustaining, VIT campuses in Vellore and Chennai are examples of his efforts to adorn the spaces with natural beauty. He is the brain behind the Green Vellore Project, which has added green cover to the rocky and barren landscape of Vellore, and the Clean Palar Project, which is taking measures to restore the Palar river bed to its original texture. He is passionate about transforming Vellore into a clean, green and nature-rich city. Mr. Selvam is inspired and guided by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s principle: “A leader must have vision and passion, and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”
Dr. Amol C. Goje is a President of Society of Data Science and currently working as a system,process and technology consultant for Banking and Retail Industry since 5 years Prior to that he served as a Director, Vidya Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), Baramati, Pune for 20 Years. He has a total of over Thirty Five years of experience in the field of Information and Computer Technology (ICT). He has developed many systems for the University. Dr. Amol’s main area of interest is to work for underprivileged people in the rural part of India. He has designed and implemented numerous path-breaking, innovative and cost effective solutions. Some solutions to name a few are – number of computer labs, which are economically sustainable to the rural schools and colleges. Dr. Amols’s main innovation is Computer Mobile Van. He has done lot of research work in Information Technology and its application for rural community. In appreciation to his exemplary work, Dr. Amol has received the Ashoka Fellow award in the year 2002. He is engaged as a Technical advisor on many government and non-government organizations.
In his tenure as the Director at VIIT, he has organized 8 international conferences in Baramati under the aegis of Baramati Initiatives and as a President of S4DS this is his eighth International conference. Dr. Goje has received the Marathwada Bhushan Award for spreading the IT education to the masses. He is the member of the Working group on Agricultural Extension Constituted by Planning Commission government of India. He is key player in setting up the Community Training and Learning Centers (CTLC) in Maharashtra. In this project, VIIT is providing Computer Training to the women from the Self Help groups (SHG). Dr. Goje has received the Manthan (AIF) award successively for two years in Year 2005 and 2006.Governemt of Maharashtra “Maharashtra IT award (IT HRD) in 2008. He is also the President of Community Radio Association (CRA) of India. Recently he has been bestowed with the honor of ‘Best Director’ of Pune University -2016-17
Prof. Rambabu Kodali obtained his BE, MTech (Mechanical) from MANIT Bhopal in 1980, 1984 and PhD Degree from IIT, Kharagpur in the year 1991. After submission of his PhD thesis at IIT Kharagpur in August 1990, immediately joined as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT, Delhi on 30th August, 1990. The title of PhD Thesis is “Knowledge-based System for Real-time Control of FMS”. He joined BITS, Pilani in 1992 as an Assistant Professor, promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He was also nominated as “Shri S.K Birla Chair Professor” at BITS Pilani – Pilani Campus in April, 2012. Prof. Kodali has worked in BITS Pilani as Group Leader (HOD) of Mechanical Engineering from 16th April, 1994 to 31st July 2010 and also Group Leader (HOD) of Engineering Technology from 16th April, 2004 to 31st July 2010. He has made significant contributions and completed research projects in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, World-class manufacturing, Manufacturing Excellence and Innovative Product Design. Under his leadership, the Mechanical Engineering Group at BITS, Pilani achieved the distinction of being a DST-FIST supported Group (2002-2007) for development of lab for World-class manufacturing and UGC-SAP supported Group (2007-2012) for the thrust area: Innovative product design and development. He has developed and established the state-of-the-art FMS laboratory at BITS, Pilani. He initiated and developed various on-campus academic programmes at BITS, Pilani such as: integrated first degree programmes in BE (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering (with Industrial Practice) and BE (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering and higher degree programmes in ME Design Engineering and ME Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He has also developed the curriculum for various off-campus work-integrated learning and collaborative Academic programmes. His teaching and research areas are: Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing, World-class Manufacturing, Manufacturing Excellence, FMS, Manufacturing Management and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He has supervised 13 PhDs and has published over 200 papers in various international, national journals and conferences proceedings. In 2012, Prof. Kodali became the Director of NIT Jamshedpur (An Institution of National Importance, Government of India) and completed successfully his five years tenure as a Director of NIT Jamshedpur from 3rd August, 2012 to 2nd August, 2017. In addition, he was the first Mentor Director of IIIT Ranchi from April 2016 to 2nd August 2017, who initiated the academic process of IIIT Ranchi at NIT Jamshedpur. In order to meet the challenges, he developed a Vision 2022 and a road map for NIT Jamshedpur with the involvement of stakeholders to achieve academic excellence and good governance with a holistic approach. Prof Kodali, started the Journey of excellence on 15th August, 2012 with a great vision and mission to achieve academic excellence and good governance of the Institute. He implemented best practises for good governance, academic excellence (including new academic programmes), students welfare, faculty welfare, institute and industry linkages, community welfare. In addition, he implemented the best practices (MoU with CPWD) for the development of institute infrastructure and completed the number of notable works at NIT Jamshedpur. Prof. Kodali, implemented the Kakodkar committee recommendations for NITs to enhance the quality of higher technical education in NIT Jamshedur. With the support of MHRD, Government of India and the active involvement of the stakeholders, Prof. Kodali transformed the NIT Jamshedpur from good to great during his five years tenure. He was former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar from 21st August of 2017 to 31st July, 2019 and also former Director of MITS Madanapalle (Autonomous) from 3rd October 2019 to 25th September, 2020.
Professor Partha Sharathi Mallick, a PhD from Jadavpur University (INDIA), currently working as the Pro Vice Engineering and a former Dean of Electrical Engineering. He served the same institution as the Head of Ranking, Accreditation and as the Nodal Officer of Institution of Eminence (IoE). He worked as the Technical Head in IAAB Electronics, a Swedish Agri-Electronics Industry in Bangladesh from 1992 to 1996. He received the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for doctoral studies in 1998. Dr Mallick led various research teams and developed "Online Lab in Microelectronics", "Monte Carlo Simulator of II-VI Compound Semiconductors", "Nanostructured MIM Capacitor", "Low cost Electric Fencers". He is a technical innovator of DSIR, Govt. of India, 2007. Dr Mallick published 4 books/book chapters, 132 research papers and guided 13 PhD theses. He received VIT Chancellor’s Research Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Dr Mallick jointly worked and published research papers with researchers of top institutions such as Max-Born Institute Germany, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, University of Cynvestav, Mexico. Dr Mallick organized the 1st World Summit on Science, Engineering and Technology at University of Cambridge, UK in 2018, the 2nd World Summit on Science, Engineering and Technology at Indiana University – Purdue University, USA in 2019, the 3rd QS Summer School Summit jointly with QS Asia at VIT in in 2014. Dr Mallick is an assessor of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Govt. of India. He visited 38 universities abroad for different academic assignments, invited lectures, collaborations and organizing conferences. He is a Sr. Member IEEE, Life Member - Indian Society for Technical Education, Indian LASER Association, Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, Indian Physical Society and Ambassador(VIT) of Association of Commonwealth Universities. His research interest includes CNT Applications, compound semiconductors, reliability of electronic devices and circuits.
Dr. (Ms.) T. Jayabarathi has been serving the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (formerly Vellore Engineering College) almost since the inception of the institution in the year 1984. Prior to becoming the Registrar, she has served the institution in various capacities, including as a Head of the Department and the Dean of School of Electrical Engineering. She has a teaching and research experience of a little more than thirty-six years. An active researcher with a Scopus h-index of twenty-one and more than two thousand Scopus citations, she has a few highly cited publications to her credit. Her interests are teaching, research and administration.