Scholarly publishing has undergone a paradigm shift over the last three decades
Valedictory address during the NIT Trichy FDP
NIT Trichy FDP 'Continuing Professional Development: Practising, Researching and Publishing' on 23 July 2021 from 10.00 am to 11.20 am
Prof.V.N.Rajasekharan Pillai (VNR Pillai) is the Vice-Chancellor of Somaiya Vidyavihar University and Provost of Somaiya Vidyavihar and Somaiya Ayurvihar under the Somaiya Trust, Mumbai. He has been at the helm of affairs of many higher educational and scientific research establishments for almost 50 years as a teacher, researcher, professor, and executive head of Education, Science and Technology establishments in the country and abroad.
An Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Rajasekharan Pillai is one of the top-cited Chemistry researchers in the country. He created an internationally renowned research group in the area of Polymer Science. About 60 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers have been trained under his direct supervision in the Universities of Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, the University of Tubingen and the University of Mainz, Germany. He was also a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.