Leadership


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Dr.G.VISWANATHAN - Chancellor

Dr.GV founded Vellore Engineering College in 1984 at Vellore. He envisaged that this institution would offer world-class education to students who would in turn create an indelible impact on society. The engineering college that started with an intake of 180 students in 1984 has evolved into an university with two campuses. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in 53 undergraduate and graduate programmes with nearly 16,000 residing on campus. It attracts students and professors from different parts of the world. It houses more than 1000 international students on campus. For the past two years, VIT University has been ranked #1 private engineering institution in India. ISO Certification from Holland, International accreditation from the United Kingdom and the USA, and the highest accreditation grade from the Government of India reflect the University’s penchant for excellence on all fronts.




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Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-President

Dr. Sekar is 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 introduced a number of new programmes and initiatives which paved way for the university status of VIT. Later Dr. Sekar went to USA and worked at IBM, NetClerk and Walmart.com to gain international industrial experience. Walmart.com conferred the "Best Engineering Manager" and “Best Achiever” awards on him.



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Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director

Dr. Sandhya has given nearly 25 years to Product Development, Engineering Management and Higher Education administration in the USA and India.

Having started her career as a software engineer, she directed large scale product development. She was instrumental in growing certain start-ups and subsidiaries of multi-national companies in USA & India. She is best known for building high performance teams and effective products. She worked for organizations well known for their excellence including Intuit, WalMart, Yodlee Inc., IBM and VIT.


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Dr. D.Subhakar
Vice Chancellor

Dr. D.Subhakar has a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from TNAU Coimbatore, an M.Tech. in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He worked as a Scientist in Central and State government institutions for about 15 years, before moving to the teaching profession at VIT University, Vellore. He has served as a Division Leader of Energy, Dean of Academics and Director of Software Development Cell at VIT Vellore. During his 10 year tenure at VIT, he implemented Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) in academics and spearheaded a team of programmers who developed in-house campus management software for the University.




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Dr. V Raju - Advisor

Prof. Raju comes to VIT from the State University of New York, where he has been a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dean of the School of Engineering Technologies and the Director of Science and Technology Programs. In the past, he was associated with the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies and the Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department; he was a Professor of Manufacturing Technology and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Studies at the Purdue School of Engineering, Indiana University - Purdue University; and the Director of the Division of Engineering Sciences and Technology at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.



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Dr. C.L.V. Sivakumar, Registrar

Dr. CLV Sivakumar hails from Guntur, AP. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce; a Bachelor’s Degree in Law; a Master’s in Personnel Management and a Master’s in Law. Constitutional Law and Administrative Law are his areas of specialisation at the Master’s level. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Election Laws and Election Crimes. He has been teaching for the past 20 years. He has published a number of Research papers in Journals of National and International repute in the areas of Law and Management. He has participated and presented research papers in 40 national and international Seminars and Conferences. Law and Public Policy are his areas of interest. He has served in many administrative positions in VIT University including Convenor-University Students' Disciplinary Enquiry Committee, Chief Warden of University Men's Hostels, Dy. Director of University Hostels and University Special Officer. Currently he holds the position of the Registrar of VIT-AP University.