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Pro Chancellor - Profile

Mr. Ashok G. Verghese

Mr. Ashok G. Verghese is the Executive Director of Hindustan Group of Institutions, (HGI) Chennai. HGI comprises several premier institutes of Higher Education and Schools. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, KCG College of Technology, Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Hindustan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hindustan International Schools, Hindustan Community College, Chennai and Orient Flights Aviation Academy, Hindustan College, Karnataka. HGI has more than 15,000 students pursuing various programs from India and more than 20 countries overseas.

Mr. Ashok has completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from Madras University. To further hone his managerial skills he pursued an Executive Management Program at Michigan University, USA. He is inducted as the Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India). He is a member of Professional organisations namely MMA, IE, IEEE, SAE, ACM, American Institute of Aeronautics- (AIAA) to name a few. He is an outstanding leader and educationist who steers the HGI with a foresight to propel the institution to achieve global recognition. He has been instrumental in promoting HITS to enter into the fray of world rankings and through his guidance HITS has achieved QS BRICS 301-350, QS India Regional Rankings 81-85, QS Asia 2020 overall 501-550.

He has earned many accolades to his credit and was awarded the Educational Entrepreneur of the Year by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'bl Former President of India during the ASSOCHAM National Education Summit 2019. He is also a recipient of IEEE award for his contribution to Engineering.

He has conducted several National and International Conferences, Seminars, and other reputed events. He was also invited as an eminent speaker in e-lets World Education Summit, 2019 at Delhi and awarded Best Speaker. He has many patents and has numerous publications to his credit. He is one of the pioneer in accomplishing Work Place Management System in Higher Educational Institution and published a paper titled "5S implementation in workplace - A conducive environment enhancing motivation in educational institution" in Scopus indexed Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.

Patent was granted by the Govt. of India for an invention titled. "A method and a prior warning mixed mode communication systems for the natural calamities".

Co-authored an article on an actionable approach to containing the spread of COVID-19 which was published in edexlive of Indian Express on 20th July 2020

He has been instrumental in encouraging students to involve in projects and accomplish fame in the international arena few of the acclaimed projects are:

  • Lightest Micro Satellite - Jaihind of 33.39 grams finds its place in the India Book of Records as the lightest micro satellite
  • India's First Flying Bike - Project Jhatayu is recognised by the Asia Book of Records. Dr. Micheale Barratt, Astronaut, NASA, USA bestowed the Best Innovative Title to JHATAYU project

He exhibits keen interest in Sports and is the President of Hindustan Sports Foundation that encourages sporting talent in the Country. He owns a professional Football Club in Chennai - Hindustan Eagles Football Club. He established Ayrton Senna Motor Sport Hub at Hindustan University. He is also instrumental in introducing Motor Sports engineering programmefor the first time in an Indian University.

He is a philanthropist and contributes to the welfare of the society by providing free education to the underprivileged and also provides scholarships for the meritorious students and those who excel in sports. He held the post as President of the Rotary Club of Chennai Capital and also past Chairman of Madras Coastal Round Table. His initiatives in promoting green campus has resulted in achieving the Good Green Governance Award six consecutive times for Hindustan University.