Professor (Retd) Jayasankar Variyar, chemical engineer and IIT Madras was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of GITAM Deemed to be University on Wednesday (26-08-2020).
Prof Variyar worked as a research scientist in the areas of detergents, surfactants and personal care product development at various Unilever laboratories in India and later set up large-scale Greenfield production facilities for Cholayil (Cuticura, Medimix brands).
He also led the measurement sciences team of ICI Chemicals. In the academia, Prof Variyar taught and held academic leadership roles at the IIT-Kharagpur and other academic institutions.
GITAM president M Sribharath said that Prof Variyars academic leadership skills and his deep knowledge of the industry practices will help to implement the universitys strategic vision and long-term plans.