Snr. Assoc. Prof. Chm. Dr. Kathiresan V Sathasivam, FMIC

Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive AIMST University


Senior Associate Professor Dr. Kathiresan V.Sathasivam was appointment   as the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of AIMST University on the 1st   January 2024.

Dr. S. Kathiresan brings to this role a wealth of experience, boasting 24  years of dedicated service in academia, management, and university   governance. His exemplary skills in fostering relationships with both local   and foreign governments, as well as international organizations, have   been a cornerstone of his distinguished career.

As the former Registrar of AIMST University from 2014 to 2021, Dr. S. Kathiresan played a pivotal role in shaping the university’s trajectory through the implementation of impactful policies, strategic planning, and the establishment of robust governance structures. Under his leadership, the university thrived, achieving its missions and visions.

In 2022, Dr Kathir was appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics and International Affairs. During this tenure, he brought in many international collaborations and started various new academic initiatives.

His ability to lead and inspire diverse teams in a cross-cultural environment has been evident in AIMST University’s growth and success. Dr. S. Kathiresan’s nomination to various professional, government, and NGO committees is a testament to his standing in the academic and broader community.

In addition to his administrative achievements, Dr. S. Kathiresan has significantly contributed to academia through publishing numerous papers in international journals, showcasing his profound writing and research skills. He is also responsible for overseeing the research and international affairs portfolio during his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor.