Dr. R. Jayaraman has taken retirement from his university service 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. He served 22 years as Professor in Madurai KamarajUniversity and 20 years as Head of the Department.
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 35 Ph.Ds in the Faculty of Business Administration with focus on Entrepreneurship. 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. attracting funds to the tune of Rs.50 crores including the Food Cluster established at Madurai which attracted a grant of Rs.30 crores from Government of India. He has implemented a number of programmes towards the livelihood of the under privileged sections.He has established an Information Technology Incubator Centre at a cost of Rs.100 lakhs with the support of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu.
Dr.R.Jayaramanwas 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 for the XII Five Year Plan Period (2012 – 17). He was nominated as a member of the LIC, Southern Zone Advisory Board, during the period 2009-13. He is the Co-Chairman of the Federation of Entrepreneurship Development Institutions (FEDI) in India. He also served as an independent Director of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited, Chennai.
Dr.J.Karthick is currently working as the Software Engineer in the Research and Development Division of Microsoft, SEATLE, USA. He obtained his PhD degree at Syracuse University from the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.
His Research Interests are system security, web security and security policy analysis. He has a number of research papers to his credit which were published in the International Journals.
Earlier he did his M.E. Computer Science and Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and he did his B.E. Computer Science and Engineering from the Amirtha Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. He also served in India as System Administrator at Food World, Chennai and a Software Professional at Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd, Bangalore.
VSN Raju is an electronics and communication engineer from the University of Madras and holds an extensive experience of about two decades in sales, marketing and operations.
Currently he is the Chief Executive Officer of COEMPT EDU TECH Pvt.Ltd., which is one of the leading teaching, learning and examination solution providersin India. Earlier to joining COEMPT EDU TECH Pvt.Ltd., he served in National Institute of Sales (NIS) and Andhra Electronics. Raju is associated with a number of educational institutions and developmental forums. He has spearheaded many CSR activities and has extensively worked in the areas of enabling implementation of the right to education for children and senior citizen rehabilitation.Raju has also successfully collaborated with several universities, educational institutions and government educational departments to improve the faculty and student participation. COEMPT under Raju’s supervision has also joined hands with NASSCOM to assess the entry level talent for the IT-BPM companies.
Raju has displayed unmatched entrepreneurial skills and has truly innovated methods to provide technology enabled teaching-learning, assessments and examination solutions which are helping students, teachers, and the industry, as well as it has enabled universities practice transparency and better governance. For his efforts and the various progressive initiatives undertaken under his leadership in the education enablement space Raju was bestowed the title of a ‘Emerging Leader 2015-16’ at ‘The World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015 Asia & GCC’ summit.
Mrs. HemalakshmiKannan is a Software Engineer based in USA. After completing her Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, She went to US to pursue her M.S. in Information and Communication Science in Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA.
She was bestowed with Recognition Award, Awarded for her research done at Human Factors Institute at Ball State University. Subsequently, she did her M.S. Computer Engineering in the Syracuse University, USA.
Mrs. HemalakshmiKannan has rich work experience in software development, project management, business system analysis, requirement gathering, software design, implementation and documentation. She has served as the Group Leader, JP Morgan Chase &Co., USA.
She is happily married to Dr. J. Karthick and they are blessed with a son and they live in Seattle, USA.
Dr.M.Srinivasan is a Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist working at GEM Hospital, Chennai. His areas of specialization include Minimally invasive GI surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery, GI cancer surgery and Abdominal Multi organ transplant surgery.
He completed his super-speciality training M.Ch in surgical gastroenterology from the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai. He did his MS general surgery training from Stanley medical college, Chennai and MBBS from Madurai medical college, Madurai. He has been a visiting trainee at the GI Surgery unit, Peking university cancer hospital, Beijing, China and Trauma/emergency surgery and Transplant surgery at North-western Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA. He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.
His academic accolades include Gold medal in MBBS, BBraun award for outstanding achievement in postgraduate training in General surgery and ESOINDIA Research Award to name a few. He has a great interest in clinical research and has presented several papers in national and international conferences and also has several publications in indexed journals to his credit.
Dr. B.P. Murali is one of the founding members of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad under the leadership of Dr.V.G. Patel, a legend in Entrepreneurship Development. He was on special assignment as Project Director of the UNIDO sponsored Inter-Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship and Investment Training at EDII. He served as the Chief Faculty of EDII before settling in Bangalore. Now he continues to be the Visiting Faculty of EDII. Subsequently, he was deputed to set up an operationalize an institute to assist family owned businesses in Saudi Arabia and served as the Director during June, 2004 – June, 2006.
He is regarded as the international trainer in Entrepreneurship Development and contributed a number of research papers at the national and international level and also served in a number of international research assignments. On behalf of EDII, he has prepared a number of research reports to different ministries of Government of India.
Earlier to joining EDII, he served in UP State Agro Industries Corporation, Lucknow, in the Entrepreneurship Development Board, Rajasthan as the project formulation officer and also business development manager in the Rajasthan Consultancy Organization, Jaipur.
Dr. B.P. Murali is settled in Bangalore and his wife is a Banker. The couple is blessed with a son and daughter and both are in the medical profession.