Dr. Prashant R. Nair
Vice-Chairman, IQAC Amrita University, Coimbatore Accreditation Expert- NAAC and NBA
Dr. Prashant R. Nair is working as Vice-Chairman, IQAC & Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering of Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed-to-be-University), Coimbatore, India. He has over twenty-two years of teaching, research, mentoring, training, consultancy, and academic administration experience. Has taught in academic programs in the USA and Europe at the University of California, San Diego, and Sofia University, Bulgaria as an Erasmus Mundus fellow.
He has been serving as the Chairman/Vice-Chairman/Coordinator of Amrita Deemed University's Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) since 2009. He has coordinated 3 cycles of NAAC accreditation, NBA Accreditation, and NIRF rankings and also served as UGC nodal officer for the university. AMRITA has secured A++ grade with a CGPA of 3.7 in the 3rd cycle of NAAC Accreditation and has been consistently ranked as the top private university in India in both NIRF and international rankings since 2016. A very sought-after speaker, by conservative estimates, has addressed 150,000 students and trained 10,000+ faculty on technology, innovation, professional bodies, and quality aspects of higher education.
Academic Career: Has written 6 books, 2 edited books, 1 book chapter, and over 50 publications in reputed journals, books, and conferences. He has mentored student teams that have won premier international and national competitions like Smart India Hackathon, Rajasthan Hackathon, TCS Digital Twin challenge, and represented India as part of the national hackathon team for Singapore-India Hackathon and was felicitated by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
Rankings: He has also been ranked as the top innovation mentor in India by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog for 2 successive years, and coordinates AIM activities in Tamil Nadu as a regional mentor of change.