Youngest Indian chancellor(सचिव) bags Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Foundation award
The youngest ever chancellor of any university in the nation, Dileep K Nair, has added another feather to his cap of achievement(उपलब्धि) after bagging the award for excellent performance in the field of education in Trivendurum, Kerala. The 38-year-old academician, who currently is the Chancellor of the North East Frontier Technical University (NEFTU) in Arunachal Pradesh, received Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Foundation Kerala State award for the year 2016-17.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien gave away this award to Nair. G. Sudhakaran, Kerala's PWD minister, was also present on this occasion.
Feeling elated after receiving the award, Nair expressed his gratitude and said, "It's a great feeling after being honoured with such a prestigious award. I am feeling proud to take the award in the memory of Dr Babasahab Ambedkar, who has been the architect of the Indian constitution. He has always been an inspiration to me and I am committed to follow his footsteps."
An eminent educationist, Nair has around 12 years of experience in various Educational Projects in different parts of the country.
Born in Tirur, Kerala, Nair started his career at the age of 24 and then never looked back. Nair is also the founder of The Automobile Society (India) and The Engineer's Outlook Magazine.
Nair, who is a literary (साहित्यिक) master with knowledge of 6 Indian languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, English, Hindi and Marathi, lives in Bangalore with his wife and daughters.