“There was a time when India played a dominant role in the higher education system and we had renowned seats of learning like Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramashila...
Author - Prashant Nair
Dr. Prashant R. Nair is working as Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Coordinator of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Deemed-to-be-University), Coimbatore campus, India. He has twenty years of teaching, research, mentoring, training, consultancy and academic administration experience at the Amrita University. He has taught in academic programs in USA and Europe at University of California, San Diego and Sofia University, Bulgaria as an Erasmus Mundus fellow.
He is passionate about contributing to the innovation ecosystem of the country through student initiatives and outreach. He has mentored student teams which have won premier international and national competitions like Smart India Hackathon, Rajasthan Hackathon, TCS Digital Twin challenge, Scilab hackathon and represented India as part of the national hackathon team for Singapore-India Hackathon and felicitated by honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. He has also been ranked as top innovation mentor in India by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and currently coordinates AIM activities at Tamil Nadu as regional mentor of change.