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Managing Trustee / Member Secretary

He served Madurai Kamaraj University for 31 years in various capacities.  He retired as the Special Officer of Madurai Kamaraj University and Chairperson, School of Business Studies and Senior Professor and Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University with effect from October 01, 2011.

Earlier he has served as the Syndicate Member of Madurai Kamaraj University as a nominee of His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu during the period 1994 – 1997. He has introduced a number of innovations in Higher Education and he was responsible for introducing Entrepreneurship as a compulsory subject in Management Programmes   and also in vocational courses. He has produced 31 Ph.Ds in Business Administration and 2 Ph.D. works are under progress under his supervision and guidance.  He has undertaken a number of training, research and consultancy assignments sponsored by various Government and International Organizations such as ILO, USAID, FNF, CIDA, etc. to the tune of Rs.50 crores.  He has implemented a number of programmes towards the livelihood of the under privileged sections of the society.

He has assumed charge again as the full time Member Secretary and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamil Nadu) with effect from October 01, 2011. He established an Information Technology Incubator Centre (ITIC) at a cost of Rs.100 lakhs with the support of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu.  20 Entrepreneurs were successfully incubated and hundreds of youth were trained in IT and ITES sector and 1500 direct and indirect jobs were generated through the ITIC.

He was nominated by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a Member of the Steering Committee on Education and Sports of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission and State Innovation Council.  He was nominated as a member of the LIC, Southern Zone Advisory Board, Chennai.  He was re-elected as the Co-Chairman of the Federation of Entrepreneurship Development Institutions (FEDI) in India for the period 2011 - 13. Recently, he was appointed as an independent Director of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), Chennai.
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