Dr Jayasankar Variyar
Pro Vice Chancellor
Dr Jayasankar Variyar comes with a rare blend of experience in leading Corporates and Academic Institutions. He has fifteen (15) years of Corporate Experience in Research and Leadership. For the last decade he has been leading Academic Administration and Teaching, in well-known Indian private universities.
Professor Variyar completed his BTech from IIT Madras in Chemical Engineering and a PhD from Duke University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Los Angeles. He has held teaching and senior positions at IIT( Kharagpur), VIT (Vellore and Chennai), Galgotias University and VIT Bhopal. He pioneered the use of LMS as a part of the instructional pedagogy and was an early adopter of paperless examinations and Digital Books. Professor Variyar is considered a leading practitioner of Digital Education. He was part of the group which advised the revision of the Engineering curriculum in India in 2017. He has been an Academic Council member at VIT(Vellore), VIT(Amaravati) and Galgotias University.
Dr Variyar comes with rich technical expertise in Analytical Measurements, Detergents, Personal Care, a deep understanding of New Product Development and the Claims process for Advertising. He has held Managerial and Senior leadership positions with Unilever, ICI and Cholayil Pvt Ltd.
Dr Variyar’s interests include developing curricula that are socially relevant and current, use of technology to enhance the teaching learning process and mentoring students to become entrepreneurs. His research is focused on Molecular Dynamics Simulations to understand organization in condensed phases. He is a consultant with GLG and a mentor for successful companies in the FMCG space.