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Dr.Anitha Mabel Manohar
Director & Professor, NIFT- Chennai

Dr.Anitha Mabel Manohar, Director & Professor, NIFT- Chennai, attended Fairs and Exhibitions at London, Germany, Norway, Singapore and Malaysia. She was at FIT, New York from January 2000 to May 2000 on Faculty Exchange Programme sponsored by NIFT. She made a presentation for “Her Majesty the Queen of England” on her visit to India on behalf of State Government of Tamil Nadu at Kancheepuram. She completed her Ph.D Textiles and Clothing in 2008.

Department of Textiles and Clothing
Year : 2008
Mrs.Sunitha Zechariah

Mrs. Sunitha Zechariah completed her M.Sc Food Service Management and Dietetics – 1992 1994 Mrs. Sunitha also received  her M.S (Honors) degree in Nutrition Research from the University Of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. She completed a coordinated program in dietetics at the University of Alabama. Mrs. Sunitha Zechariah is a Dietitian, Registered based out of Evans, Georgia. She practices in Evans, Georgia and has the professional credentials of MS RD LD CNSC FAND. Sunitha Zechariah is currently a PhD student at the College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University. Sunitha works for Morrison Healthcare as one of the associate directors of dietetic internship. Her most recent publication is 'Inter professional Education and Collaboration in Healthcare: An Exploratory Study of the Perspectives of Medical Students in the United States'

Year : 1994
Dr.Kalpana Bhaskaran
Domain Lead

M.Sc FSMD - 1989-1991, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore Ph.D FSMD – Avinashilingam University, Awarded in 2015 – 2016.  Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran is  currently the Domain Lead for Applied Nutrition and Glycemic Index Research at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Dr. Kalpana Bhaskaran is a world-renowned dietitian nutritionist with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition. She is an expert advisor to the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore, with the goal of reducing sugar consumption from beverages. She also serves as the head of the Centre of Applied Nutrition Services and the Glycemic Index Research Unit (GIRU) at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, the vice president of the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA), the vice president of Diabetes Singapore (DS), an executive committee member of the Asian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health (ANSSH), and the Singapore representative for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Year : 2015-2016
District Social Welfare Officer

B.Sc Food Service Management and  Dietetics:  1996 – 1999
M.Sc Food Service Management and Dietetics:1999 – 2001
  Currently serving as District Social Welfare Officer, Tirupur
Mrs. R. Ambika cleared the Combined State Services examination ( Group 2 examination) in 2008 and was posted as Senior Revenue Inspector in Revenue department and served in Revenue department in Namakkal district and Coimbatore district for five years. She cleared the Tamilnadu Ministerial Service (Group 1 cadre) examination in 2012 and was appointed as District Social Welfare Officer in Social Welfare department and has worked as District Social Welfare Officer in Nagapattinam, Coimbatore, Erode and Tirupur. She is currently serving as District Social Welfare Officer in Tirupur district, Tamil Nadu and her area of work is all legal acts and government schemes related to women, children, elderly people and transgenders.

Year : 2001
Dr. Deepa Mohan
Senior Scientist & Head

B.Sc Food Service Management and  Dietetics:  1996 – 1999
M.Sc Food Service Management and Dietetics:1999 – 2001
Dr. Deepa Mohan is currently serving as Senior Scientist & Head, Department of Epidemiology Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), 4, Conran Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai

Year : 2001
Dr. Nandini Menon
Head - Consumer Insights

Dr. Nandini Menon has a diverse work experience spanning over several years. Dr. Nandini currently holds the position of Head - Consumer Insights at Orient Electric, CK Birla Group. Prior to this,  served as the Head Consumer Insight at Dabur India Ltd for a significant period from 2009 to 2021. Dr. Menon also worked as an Insights Director at IMRB International from 2006 to 2009. Before that, they gained valuable experience in market research at Ipsos from 2004 to 2006. Additionally, Dr. Menon worked as a Psychologist in the Airforce, where they held the role from 2000 to 2004. Dr. Nandini also served as a Psychologist in DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) from 1995 to 1997, and as a Clinical Psychologist at Pradeep's clinic from 1994 to 1995.
Dr. Nandini Menon has a diverse educational background. Dr. Nandini completed their primary schooling at St. Theresa girls convent from 1976 to 1982. Her bachelor degree was from Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women. Dr. Nandini then pursued a Master’s & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology at Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women.. In addition to their academic degrees, Dr. Menon has obtained several certifications. Dr. Nandini achieved a Yoga Instructor Certification - Level I from Vivekananda Kendra - India in May 1993. Furthermore, they hold the distinction of being the first rank holder in post-graduation, although the specific institution and year of obtaining this rank were not provided

Year : 1992
Dr. Dhanalakshmi Sivanandhan
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Dhanalakshmi Sivanandhan completed B.Sc. Zoology/Botany during 1992-1995. She has received her Ph.D in Life Sciences (Cancer Research) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She is the Chief Scientific Officer of Theralndx Lifesciences, Bangalore, meant for drug discovery and development. Prior to this, she was heading the Discovery Biology at Jubilant Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company. She executed 25 oncology discovery projects delivering three pre-clinical candidates and out-licensed one of the in-house projects to a US based Biotech. She has completed two post-doctoral trainings, at National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan and at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA. She has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and authored several patents.

Year : 1995
Dr. Sridevi Embar Gopinath
Research Scientist

Dr. Sridevi Embar Gopinath has completed M.Sc. Life Sciences during 1995-1997. She has completed Ph. D. in Tasmania University, Australia. Now she is working as a Research Scientist in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Government. Prior to this she worked as a lecturer in colleges of Indonesia and Singapore. She has also completed several diplomas such as Diploma in Business Management, Government Administration and Project Management etc., She is very passionate in research and continuous learning and keep herself busy in learning new skills

Year : 1997
Dr. K.V Mahalakshmi
Senior Hindi Teacher

Dr. K.V Mahalakshmi. Has completed Ph.D in HINDI in 2011. She is working as Senior Hindi Teacher, JSS Private School,Dubai

Year : 2011

Dr.M.Meena.has completed M. A Hindi journalism in 2020. She is Manager -HR and Operations Group of Companies, United Arab Emirates

Year : 2020
Inspector of Police

Mrs Sreemathi has completed her M.A in HINDI 1998 .Her designation is Inspector of Police, New Delhi.

Year : 1998
Dr.Beauty Gogoi
Academic Consultant

Currently working as Academic Consultant in National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (Ministry of Education), New Delhi and she served various prestigious institutions i.e.  IGNOU as Research and Teaching Assistant, NIOS- Ministry of Education  as Senior Executive Officer, CSKHP Agriculture University  as Assistant Professor  and NCERT and other International Organizations.  She completed her B.Sc from Assam Agriculture University and completed M.Sc. from Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Tamil Nadu.  She completed her Ph D from IGNOU, New Delhi.  She contributed immensely more than two decades in Tribal Education, Tribal Development, Disability Studies and Women Studies. She participated in International Conferences in India and abroad and published more than 25 research papers in International Journals. She has also authored two books titled “Tribal women and Development” and “Education of Disadvantaged”

Year : 2000
Dr. Geetha Srinivasan
Principal Scientist

M.Sc and M.Phil Chemistry: l997 -2000
Dr. Geetha Srinivasan is an applied chemist with 22 years of research experience working with Council of Science and Industrial Research, India, The Queen’s University of Belfast and currently Principal Scientist R&D Chemistry at PETRONAS, a Malaysian Energy Company. Richly experienced in leading and directing research and development at the interface between academia and industry with strong innovation record of technologies. Recipient of several awards including outstanding women in science award from L’Oreal-UNESCO-Royal Society in 2012 for her work on ionic liquids in biomedical applications; three Institute of Chemical Engineering – IChemE awards and Don Nicklin Medal in 2013 as a key researcher in an environmental mitigation project dealing with toxic heavy metal removal from petrochemical streams; showcased by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as one of the 175 faces of Chemistry; recipient of Rising Star in Science and Engineering Category Award UK in 2018. Mentored and supervised numerous doctorates at different stages of career; authored 65 technical publications. Professional recognitions include Chartered Chemist (CChem), Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Elected Member Appointment in RSC Industry and Technology Division in 2020. Besides chemistry, Geetha is a diversity and inclusivity champion within organizations and beyond!

Year : 2000
Kavitha Jenarthanan
Social Activist

 Batch : 1999-2004
Designation & Address: Social Activist - Founder INI ORU VIDHI SEIVOM TRUST,
Child and General Psychology Counsellor

Year : 2004
Dr. S. Padmavathy
Senior Economist

Dr. S. Padmavathy,  M.Sc Economics
(5 years Integrated course),
Batch: 1995 -2000
Designation & Address:
Senior Economist,  Indian Overseas Bank  
Central Office 763, Mount Road, Anna Salai,
Chennai - 600002        E- Mail:;

Year : 2000
Dr.Banu Priya Ganesh
Assistant Professor, USA

She has completed her Bachelor's in B.Sc.,  Life Sciences and Bioinformatics) 2004-2007 at Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Currently she is working as Assistant Professor , Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Texas Medical Center, USA. She is also Director of The Center for GUT-BRAIN AXIS in Aging.

Year : 2007
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