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Dr. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai

A Prolific Academician

Dr VN Rajasekharan Pillai is Ex-Vice-Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He is also the chairman of the Distance Education Council( DEC), which looks after the co-ordination of standards, quality, recognition and developmental assistance to all the 13 State Open Universities, over 150 Distance Education Institutes in the conventional universities and in other private open and distance learning institutions in the country.

Dr Pillai has been at the helm of affairs of many higher education institutions during his career spanning over 37 years. His experiences and contributions to the field of science and educational administration are rich and varied.


He has served as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi; Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru; Vice-Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala; Vice-Chancellor of the Cochin University of Science and Technology; Founder-Director of the School of Chemical Sciences; Dean of Faculty of Science; Controller of Examinations; Director of College Development Council; Founder-Director of the School of Professional Distance Education and Chief, Employment and Information Guidance Bureau of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Indian Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru.

His research publications have received over 1600 citations during the last 18 years and he is one among the top-cited chemists in the country. He holds an International patent for the gram-scale preparation of biologically important peptides. Dr Pillai is the recipient of several awards including Presidential Gold Medal of the Indian Science Congress, Triennial National MV Pylee Award for the Top Academician of India, RR Varma Foundation Best Teacher Award, Indian Chemical Society Award for his life-long research achievements in the area of chemical sciences, and Materials Research Society of India Lecture Award.

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