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K. Kunhikrishnan , Director

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DIRECTOR , Thejus Group of Institutions

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Mr. Kunhikrishnan brings a rich and broad range of expertise and experience both in Governmental and non-governmental sectors. The expertise range in the fields of accounts and audit, administration, international trade and education. In the field of education, he has traversed sectors like, electronics research and education, management education, engineering education, biological research and education and University education.  His services have been in Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Private Sector Educational Institutions, Central Autonomous Organizations and Universities.   He had an early career start immediately after his graduation and his higher education had been throughout on the job and continuing. He has varied degrees and diplomas to his credit.

The strength of Mr. Kunhikrishnan is in institution building. Major part of his career has been providing administrative, procedural and infrastructural support for establishing new institutions in the education sector. Starting from the Indian Institute of Management at Kozhikode (established in 1997as the 5th of premier management schools of the Government of India, Ministry of HRD) he has been a member of the core team formed to set up the new institutions and to provide all the required support to the Governing Boards of the Institutes. The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) at Bangalore established by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India started functioning independently in the year 2011 after his assuming responsibility as the Officer on Special Duty for the Institute. Till then it was only a project handled by the NCBS-TIFR from the year 2008.

Subsequently Mr. Kunhikrishnan was associated with the setting up of a State Private University in Bangalore, where an existing research organization engaged in revitalization of local health traditions, environmental research and conservation of medicinal plants was converted into a University – Institute for Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences & Technology (TDU).  Mr. Kunhikrishnan in his capacity as the first Chief Operating Officer and Registrar of the University gave the administrative and procedural leadership for the University during October, 2015 to September, 2017.

He has assumed charge as the DIRECTOR of Thejus Group of Educational Institutions from March, 2018.