Prof. Dr. Sulochana Nair

Vice Chancellor, Binary University


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Prof. Dr. Sulochana Nair is currently the Vice Chancellor of Binary University. With a specialisation in Development Studies, Prof. Nair also works on poverty, labour, gender and rural development.

In addition to providing policy inputs to the government, Dr Nair is also involved in teaching, consultancy training and capacity building programmes. She has undertaken numerous research projects focusing on poverty groups and has been involved in formulating Master Plans for the rubber industry, rural entrepreneurs, fishermen and the rural sector and more recently headed a project commissioned by the State Planning of Sarawak to collect baseline data on the Iban community in Sarawak, a State in the Borneo Island.

She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Sejahtera Foundation set up by the government to streamline the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the Government Linked Companies in areas of poverty reduction and sustainable development. She has also been involved in research and training projects with international agencies and has worked on Central Asia and Cambodia