VEDIC Day 2024 will be on April 15th, 2024, Monday. Welcome to all SVES group fraternity and leadership!

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The People

VEDIC offers a space for interdisciplinary exploration and the internal core team comes from a diversity of backgrounds. Apart from the core team, a number of external resource persons with extensive corporate experience in the software and core manufacturing sectors work closely with VEDIC in developing and offering live and online programmes for faculty and students.

Sivakumar Krishnan

Director (VEDIC) – Learning and Innovation

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (University of Michigan)

Prof. Sivakumar Krishnan is currently Director of Learning and Innovation with Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Center (VEDIC) at Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES). He has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, both in Aerospace Engineering. He is a Certified International Engineering Educator by IGIP, Austria (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). Since 2013, he has developed and offered various faculty development initiatives throughout India, with the Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). Since 2017 he has continued offering programs on teaching and learning, accreditation, curriculum development and research, so far covering about 2000 faculty in 30 unique offerings till now.

Between 2016 and 2017, he was Chief Product Officer with IntelliEd Innovations, a visual media education technology startup. From 2011 to 2016, as the lead combustion engineer with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, he developed innovative technologies to improve the fuel economy and performance of a high volume V6 gasoline engine. Prior to this, between 2002 and 2010, he taught at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University School of Engineering at IUPUI. His 2009 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Conference paper on Project-Based Learning in Introductory Thermodynamics was recognized as an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Mechanical Engineering Education’.

He is a certified Heartfulness meditation trainer (since 2018) and practitioner (since 1997). He lives in Hyderabad with his family and is driven to bridge the gap between industry requirements and actual skill-based outcomes of graduating students, and believes that this can be achieved through faculty empowerment, academic leadership and holistic student and parental education.

Areas of expertise Student-centered Learning, Learning Misconceptions, Project-Based Learning, Faculty Development, Institutional Accreditation, Product Development, Meditation

Dr. Raju Aedla

Dean – Research & Development

Post – Doc. in Image Processing & Remote Sensing (Kumamoto University, Japan)
Ph.D. in Image Processing & Remote Sensing (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India)

Dr. Raju AEDLA is a Research Scientist and an academician, working as Dean – Research and Development since 2022 at Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Centre (VEDIC), Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES), Hyderabad, INDIA.

He joined as a Research Scientist at Global Center for Natural Resources Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan after his completion of Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Kumamoto University in Japan. He graduated and post graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, India in 2007 and 2009 respectively. He completed his Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal in the area of Remote Sensing in 2014. He worked as an Assistant Professor at KL University, Vijayawada and Associate Professor at Malla Reddy Engineering College (A), Hyderabad, India.

He is an Adjunct Lecturer at Kochi University of Technology (KUT), Japan; Visiting Associate Professor at Linton University College (LUC), Malaysia and ‘International Fellow’ at GEOTROPIK Center, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. He is an Adjunct Professor at Vel Tech University, Chennai; and Karunya University, Coimbatore, India.

He is a Visiting Faculty of Department of Civil Engineering at Andalas University, Indonesia. He is also a Visiting Associate Professor at NSN College of Engineering and Technology, Karur, Tamil Nadu, India.

He is a book chapter author for “How to become a Researcher?” published by Cafet-Innova Technical Society. He published 30+ technical papers in high impact factor journals and indexed conference proceedings. He is a reviewer for Elsevier, Springer, MDPI, Willey, and IEEE Journals. He organized 35+ International Conferences and Workshops in association with various universities and institutions in India and abroad.

He received Green Environment Award during ICETE-2010 by Shri. Rajendra Singh (popular as ‘Waterman of India’) and also received TWO Young Scientist Awards in 3rd WCSET-2014 and 3rd ICEE 2016. He also received “Research Excellence Award” at ICAEIT-2017, Malaysia.

He is presently associated with HIRATA Corporation, For Delight Co. Ltd., Kochi University of Technology, Kumamoto University, Kagoshima University, and Saga University (Japan); Burapha University and Chiba University (Thailand); University Malaysia Kelantan, Centre of Tropical Geoengineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Linton University College (Malaysia); Andalas University, Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo and Universitas Sam Ratulangi (Indonesia); Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam), University Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), and Mandaley University (Myanmar), Feng Chia University (Taiwan).

His current research interests are Geospatial Modelling, Satellite Digital Image Processing, Remote Sensing, GIS, Satellite/UAV multi-spectral Image Acquisition and Analysis, Species Distribution Modelling, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things (IoTs).

Dr. M.K.Kaushik

Director – Innovation & Entrepreneurship SVES & CEO – Vishnu Foundation TBI

Ph.D. in Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering. (BITS Pilani)

Dr. M. K. Kaushik brings an unique experience of managing early-stage ventures and start-up that addresses problems of Semi-urban and rural India. He has 15+ years of experience in Industry, Academia, Research and Startup Ecosystem . Kaushik has been actively involved in the Startup ecosystem since 2016, developing innovative business models to commercialize grassroots technologies, foster entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises. He has worked extensively in the tier-2 tier-3 cities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. His core competencies are in the space of Rural entrepreneurship, startup investment, and Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Semi-urban and rural parts of India. He completed PhD from BITS Pilani in the Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering.

Kaushik had also co-founded three Companies, by the name of KBR Productions, IGYAN EDUTECH Pvt Ltd and Neuromin which are into Digital Media & Content Creation, Edutech and Healthtech respectively

J. Augustine

Behavioural Specialist

MA in Sociology (Annamalai University)

Mr. J Augustine is Behaviour Specialist at VEDIC. He has been working in the field of education since 2005 and has more than12 years of experience in Healthcare and Corporate sectors. His focus area is student training such as behaviour-based learning and Intellectual learning. He is passionate about developing young talent and aspiring students towards their career success and alteration of students’ behavior, including their actions, emotions and thoughts as well. He strongly believes that the students can be easily prevented from disruptive behaviour in the classroom and enabled to excel in their academics.

Areas of expertise Behavioral and Educational Psychology, Presentation skills, Experiential, Active & Project based learning, overall Personality development. Focusing more on holistic interventions encompassing student’s issues, and our aim is to achieve this model of working through psychometric assessments and Students and Parental Counselling & Pre-Marital & Marital Counselling.

Jebaselvi A

Behavioural Specialist

MA in English (Annamalai University)

Ms. Jebaselvi A is Behaviour Specialist at VEDIC. Her background is in English and Behavioural Psychology. She has been working in the area of education and training since 2005. She helps to coordinate Functional Assessments of Behaviour and Behaviour Intervention Plan that address students’ inappropriate behaviours and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful. She identifies the critical factors and offers research-based information about how our students learn as well as strategies to address each facet of the learning-behaviour connection. She believes academic achievement can be greatly enhanced through proactive and positive behaviour management in quality learning environments.

Dear faculty, academic leaders, students and parents,

It is said that intentions precede thoughts and thoughts lead to action. It requires extraordinary intentions and vision to create a unique platform for improving the effectiveness of educational institutions. Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Centre (VEDIC) is one such creation of the Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES).

Today’s educational institutions are caught between the fast pace of technological change and the free availability of abundant amounts of information. In order for faculty to add value to the classroom, they need to develop and exercise empathetic human connection while keeping themselves updated on the latest trends in their teaching domains and educational technology tools. VEDIC also provides a platform for faculty to share their best practices in teaching across disciplines and to connect across inter-disciplinary areas for research.

In order to stay relevant in today’s world, students need to practice their skills and reflect on their learning. At VEDIC, we believe the learning environment and the sense of values that the student is able to inculcate during his/ her stay will hold in better stead for them long after graduation. VEDIC enables holistic growth of students and active collaboration that results in better learning outcomes.

We invite faculty to spend a month here as a faculty fellow to enhance their teaching and learning through the development of learning content prototypes, to practice and refine their presentation skills, to introspect on their teaching strategies and to evolve solutions for learner engagement. Academic leaders are invited to share their experiences with fellow faculty as well as help us collaboratively find ways to improve organizational effectiveness. Students are invited to introspect on their strengths as well as explore their varied interests and hobbies and find unhindered expression for their creative interests.

Sivakumar Krishnan

Past Director

Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan

Director (Apr 2016 – Jun 2019)

Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan was an outstanding missile scientist with the Defense Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad between 1974 and 2011. Prior to joining NIT, Trichy in 2011, Dr. Sundarrajan was mentored by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his career with the missile development programme, Defense Research Development Organization. He was the Director of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NIT-T) from 2011 to 2016, a prestigious institute that is rated consistently among top 10 institutions in India. He was actively engaged in transforming this institute to the future requirements through strategies and initiatives, adopting disruptive technology route.

Dr. Sundarrajan completed Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and did his Post-Graduation and Doctorate degrees at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Industrial Metallurgy. He also has a PG certificate from Indian Statistical Institute. As an INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) – AICTE Distinguished Professor, Dr. Sundarrajan made significant contributions in integrating curriculum development and emerging areas of technology.

The recognitions he won includes UNESCO Fellowship (1998), Best Metallurgist of the Year Award from the Government of India (1992), Vishwabharati Award for Professional Excellence (1999), Performing Team Award (2004) and Best JV Management Award (2008), Madras Management Association awarded Professional Excellence Award (2013) in the category of Best managed Educational Institution.