Dr. Vijila Edwin-Kennedy is a distinguished academician and an able administrator, who currently holds the position of the Principal of Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts & Science. Being the Founding Principal, she brings a blend of scholarship, professionalism, administrative competence and Integrity. She has a proven track record of being a visionary and an excellent administrator which has made her to excel in Institution building.
Her leadership and academic excellence enabled her to win several awards. For her excellent and meaningful engagement with academia she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2017. She is also the recipient of UK-India Education Research Initiative scholarship in 2013 for faculty mobility. As an acknowledgment of her outstanding contribution to education and youth, she was invited to Helsinki, Finland by Euro-Brics Youth forum in 2015. She was also invited to present a paper in the ABBS conference in Moscow. She has also won several Awards for her leadership and academic excellence – Dr. Radhakrishnan Award for Excellence in 2017, Awards for publications in 2013, 2014 and the Best Teachers Award in the years 2008, 2009, 2010.
Dr. Vijila Edwin-Kennedy is a leading educationist in the field of Management and has contributed in several capacities. As a professor in Business School and later as Director, she has lead several path-breaking and progressive initiatives in curricula, teaching-learning, research and collaboration with the Industry.