Editorial Team

SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh announced the joining of Mr Ernest Samuel Ratnakumar as its Registrar. Mr. Samuel is professionally qualified and holds first class Master’s in Commerce, Management and Law with Rankings in respective specifications. He comes with rich and diverse experience in Senior Academic, Legal and General Administration for more than three decades apart from Industry experience. Mr. Samuel is a recipient of various awards for his meritorious service and outstanding contributions.

Spanning across three decades of rich experience, Mr Samuel has handled diverse areas of senior academic administration of – Academics, Legal and General Administration, apart from vast industry experience. Mr. Samuel has held different senior leadership positions as Deputy Director and Northern Regional Head ICAI New Delhi, Registrar of Institution of National Importance (NITT), Institution of Eminence (BITS, Pilani) and Shiv Nadar University (Noida), Central University (IGNOU), Thapar Deemed University, Thapar, Punjab, State University (AUD, Delhi) and State Private University (Mody, Rajasthan) before joining as Registrar, SRM AP. SRM University-AP. Mr. Samuel was awarded Vedant Excellence Award 2020 by Vedant Foundation, Rajkot on 15th October 2020 for his exceptional contribution in Administration.

In this assignment, Mr. Samuel will be accountable to the Vice Chancellor and responsible for leading the Team of Registry and other offices, ensure compliances of various Statutory Bodies, Liaison with Government Departments. Mr. Samuel will be assisted by various Directors in functional areas of HR, Campus Life Administration, Liaison and Public Relations to support the growth of the university and build a high-performance driven organisation.

Mr. Samuel will work closely with the Vice Chancellor in establishing the strategic leadership team, for the university, and help him in defining a talent strategy, faculty recruitment, training and development, in addition to managing the statutory compliances and liaising with government departments.

On this occasion, Prof V S Rao, Vice Chancellor said, “I am happy to have Mr Samuel on board with us, and I am sure with his rich experience in academic administration, he shall contribute his best to the growth of the SRM University- AP”.

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