Mr. T. Rajkumar had his graduation from the PSG College of Arts and Science and his Masters in Business Administration from the PSG College of Technology. He is the Chairman of Confideration of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), New Delhi. He is the Chairman of Textile Sector Skill Council, New Delhi. He is also the Director of National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi. He is also the Former Chairman of The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) and The SIMA Cotton Development Research Association, (SIMA CDRA).He is a Member of the Governing Council of The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil), Mumbai.
He is the Chairman of Sri Mahasakthi Mills Limited and Foundation One Infrastructures Pvt Ltd. He is an independent Director in the Coimbatore Smart City Limited. He is also a member of the Governing council of NGM College, Pollachi and PPG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He is a Member of the Academic Council of PSG College of Arts and Science and he is a member in the Board of Studies of Bharathiar University and PSG Institute of Management. He has widely travelled overseas in delegations pertaining to Textile Industry and has attended lot of conferences on Textile Industry. He is also the Chairman and Managing Trustee of Global Pathway School, Coimbatore (an Indo-Canadian initiative). He is the Secretary of Nachimuthu Gounder Rukmani Ammal Charitable Trust. He is the Joint Secretary of Sri Purandaradasar Sangeetha Vidyalaya, Coimbatore, a social and cultural organization, which is dedicated for the cause of development of Arts and Music. He is also the Past Chairman and Managing Trustee of Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple and Charities, Anamalai, Coimbatore District.
Shankar Vanavarayar, a next generation leader in keenly working in the areas of education, social impact, entrepreneurship and culture. He has a MBA from the Cardiff University and a PG Diploma in International Education Management from the University of Leeds. Shankar is the President of Kumaraguru Institutions, an educational conglomeration with over 7000 Students, centered on values and vision of its legendry founder Dr. N. Mahalingam. His dynamism in change management and his creative approach has led to the rapid progress of Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) started in 1984 is today among the top 100 institutions in India. Along with KCT, the KCT Business School, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture and Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science are imparting high quality education and impacting society through empowering the youth. Shankar is also the President of Suddha Sanmarga Nilayam Institutions (est. 1951). With over 5000 students, the Nilayam has 15 institutions dedicated to enhance the lives of thousands from very humble backgrounds. He is committed to transforming the Indian higher education system through innovative administration, learner-centric approach and high quality infrastructure, research & innovation and international collaboration.
He is the Chairman of Family Business Network – Next GEN Committee India and the Chairman of CII India@75, Southern Region Committee. He founded the Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator and the Forge, with an aspiration to encourage and support innovations and start-ups. Shankar works with the youth of India with a vision to empower them towards building a greater nation. As a National Chairman of CII’s Young Indians in 2011-2012, Shankar played a key role in various national projects and was involved in the creation of Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE). He represented India as the Global Young Leader in the BOAO Forum in China (2012) and delivered speeches at Commonwealth Business Forum London, CHOGM Perth summit (2011). Shankar has a proven track record in building teams, strategic planning, managing programs and operations in multiple domains spanning business (automotive, financial services, retail), education (arts, science & technology), culture and heritage, community and social development, youth development. He is a fellow of The Aspen Global Leadership Network and the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and looks at personal transformation as an integral ingredient to impact change in the larger world.
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