(Former Minister of Commerce and Justice, Govt. of India)
Chairman, SCMS Board of Governors
Dr. Subramanian Swamy, as the Chairman of Board of Governors - SCMS through his vast experience as Professor at Harvard University and IIT Delhi gives directions and guidance to the Administrative team during his visits to the institution. His academic contributions to the institution through lecture series every year is treasured by both the students and faculty community.
Dr.Swamy has a Masters degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and a Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi. In 1964,he earned a doctorate in Economics from Harvard, after having worked with Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets. He has jointly authored papers with another Nobel Laureate Paul A Samuelson on theory of index Numbers. Dr. Swamy taught Economics at Harvard over a number of years (1963-9,1971,1973,1985-6). From 1969-91,for twenty-two years, he was Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, till he resigned the post in 1991,when he become India’s Cabinet Minister for Commerce, Law & Justice. His high educational achievements distinguishes Dr.Swamy from other political leaders in India. Since 2001, Dr. Swamy has been teaching Economics every summer at Harvard University. Dr.Swamy is proficient in Tamil, Hindi, English and follows Chinese.
As commerce Minister (1990-1) he prepared the blueprints for economic reforms that were implemented by the Narasimha Rao government(1991-6). The current Prime Minister Dr. Manomohan Singh recently stated that Dr.Swamy was the first to envisage and articulate the need for reforms in India
The reorientation of India’s foreign policy (1978-) towards China from hostility to normalized relations is widely ascribed in both countries to Dr.Swamy’s untiring efforts in this direction.
Chairman, SCMS Group
Promoters of SCMS Group are academicians with years of experience in running professional institutions of excellence in management and technology. A long march to a glorious future was flagged off in 1976 with the establishment of the Prathap Foundation for Education and Training by Dr.G.P.C. Nayar at Kochi. .
Dr. Nayar who held top management positions with leading global corporate houses, wished to impart quality education at affordable costs to striving youngsters in India. The dream came true the same year with the establishment of the humble management institution – the School of Communication and Management Studies (SCMS)..
Sharp focus on quality education soon gave an edge to the institution. SCMS grew to become a center of excellence for management and communication studies in a very short span of time. Over the years ,the management of SCMS Group under the visionary leadership of Dr.G.P.C. Nayar has established various institutions of excellence and national repute to offer professional education in technology and management streams.
SCMS had its beginning in 1976 when it started School of Communication and Management Studies, its first academic institution to offer PG Diplomas in Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism. It was also the first self financing institution in the State. SCMS has since established a set of professional institutions which have become centre of excellence in the field of professional and technical education.Read More
(1968 - 2014)
Dr. Pradeep P. Thevannoor, the late Vice Chairman of SCMS Group, was a great visionary and a source of inspiration for all of us at SCMS Group. He wanted to take SCMS to great heights in quality and excellence. A man of fertile imagination and untiring energy, he was in a hurry to accomplish his pet projects. SCMS Engineering College was closest to his heart. He was also the guiding force and inspiration behind SCMS School of Architecture and projects like SCMS Water Institute, Biotechnology Research Centre, the now famous Neera, biofuel from coconut oil, the antidiabetic tea powder 'Stevia Tea' and a host of other activities. They were all products inspired and initiated by him. Widely travelled, his unfinished mission was for spreading the wings of SCMS to London and Bangalore by establishing academic institutions. He died on his way to Bangalore for project evaluation on 17.11.2014 when his car collided with a truck and died instantly. True to his nature, he lived for SCMS and died for it.