Well-known educationist, Prof Ganesan Kannabiran has been appointed as the new Director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Prof Kannabiran assumed charge on July 28.
An alumnus and a senior Professor of Information Systems at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli with over three decades of experience in teaching, research and administration, he has also served as the Dean of Research and Consultancy and Director in-charge of NIT Trichy.
Dr Kannabiran is a PhD in Information Systems along with Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, Business Administration and Mathematics.
He has also made contributions for the implementation of NEP 2020 by incorporating skill development, holistic education, inclusive education, credit transfer, into the education system. He has also introduced many best practices in the areas of student placements, attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty members, promoting innovation & entrepreneurship, societal engagements by adopting neighbouring villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and industry engagement at multiple levels. He has also served as Director in-charge of NIT Puducherry.
Dr Kannabiran is a recipient of Commonwealth Professional Fellowship (Edinburgh Napier University), Fulbright Fellowships (Education Administrators Programme, Fulbright Visiting Faculty at Oklahoma State University), and British Council Study Fellowship (Huddersfield University).National, News