Kala Vijayakumar

Kala plays a key role in managing the SSN institutions. She has made SSN an institution of international repute, with a focus on cutting-edge research. She has been instrumental in encouraging the holistic development of the students of SSN. With a keen interest in inclusive education, she has played a pivotal role in setting up a special scholarship scheme at SSN for the benefit of underprivileged students from rural government schools. The Tamil Nadu government has nominated her as a member of the Apex Curriculum Development Committee for the State Board. Kala has established a unique collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University-USA, a global top 10 engineering institution, and the SSN Institutions. Kala is a university rank holder and has a Master’s degree in mathematics from Stella Maris College, Madras University. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Liverpool. Her research focuses on bridging economic inequality in India by making higher education accessible to rural, first-generation learners. She has a rich blend of entrepreneurial, professional, and academic management experience.