DR. G. VISWANATHAN
Founder - VIT Group of Institutions
MR. G. V. SELVAM
Chairman - Vellore International School (VIS)
Mr. Selvam spearheaded the elevation of Vellore Engineering College to VIT University in 2001, and became its first Pro-Chancellor. Mr. Selvam enjoys the distinction of being the youngest Pro-Chancellor of a University which has been recognized by the Limca Book of Records, 2005. He holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Madras. A self-motivated and industrious person, and a farsighted educationalist, he possesses an innate ability to spot and nurture talent–be it with the faculty, staff or students. He became the first Vice-President of VIT Chennai in 2010, where he sculptured the campus from the scratch. Mr. Selvam was instrumental in introducing new and need-based programmes of study such as Law, Architecture, Hotel Management and Agriculture. He played a significant role in establishing the VIT Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI), which has received national acclaim for its service to budding entrepreneurs.
Dr. Venunadhan B. Pillai
Principal - Vellore International School (VIS)
Our Principal Dr. Venunadhan B. Pillai, is more of a mentoring kind of person who is extremely approachable. He had previously worked as International School Principal and Director in Kenya, Malawi and India for twenty-one years, prior to taking up this position.
Dr. Pillai, who holds a Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) from Harvard, is one of the very few certified Cambridge English Teacher Trainers in India. He is also a Programme Leader for Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL). Besides these, he is also an Examiner of Cambridge and IB English Examinations. He examined IELTS too in the past. He chaired Central India Cambridge Community for two years; the community comprised Cambridge Schools of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Dr Pillai has a ravenous passion towards the profession of teaching. He has rich expertise and exposure in teacher training, lesson planning, curriculum development and classroom management. He has trained his students in multiple fields, to be the most enthusiastic entrepreneurs, academicians, IT professionals and much more. He is a career strategist and a best guide for young learners who aspire to climb high by their goals and achievements.
He believes in the principle of “There is none a dull student. He/She didn’t get a proper teacher”.
VIS feels proud to have him as its founding Principal.