Dr.Balusamy Sellappan is currently working as the Principal of KPR College of Arts Science and Research.He has obtained M.Phil from Alagappa University in the area of finance and Ph.D from Bharathiar University in the area of marketing. He has 17 years of experience in teaching. He has organized seven national level conferences. He has published 35 articles in the national and international journals. He has presented twenty papers in national and international conferences. He published three books in lambert Academis Publication, Germany. He has guided 13 M.Phil dissertations and at present guiding two M.phils and seven Ph.Ds. he also acted as a master trainer for census 2011 programme conducted by government of India. He is a resource person for SEBI to spread financial education. he conducted more than 150 financial education workshops. he is a senate member in Bharathiar university.
Education industry provides best-in-class training and exposure to the students
The education industry provides best-in-class training and exposure to the students and transforms them into industry-ready individuals. The training and nurturing of young minds are done with utmost precision. Particularly in this industry, there is a lot of opportunities to learn new things each day. We will be the ladder for the students to reach a higher level in their career which makes us feel pride and effort worthiness.
My focus remains in developing the team and motivate them to create new opportunities
As a Principal, I always focus on developing my faculty team. I motivate them and create opportunities to develop them. Each faculty is assigned responsibilities according to their experience. Experienced faculty are given tasks and training to reach the next level and budding faculty members are given lots of learning platforms to update their level of knowledge.
Additionally, we bring in the guest lectures from varied fields to share their knowledge and expertise. Frequent Industrial visits are arranged to understand the real corporate scenario. They are allowed to participate and present papers in the seminars and conferences of other colleges and also to participate in other college cultural events to showcase their talents.
Establishing a system and procedure across all the domains of the college holds paramount importance
KPRCAS is new born institution, as a founder Principal, establishing a system in every aspect of all departments and stream lining it is an important challenge. The challenges were numerous ranging from Documentation where collection of requisite data and processing of the same was required. Also, the decision making to enhance the effectiveness of rules and regulations was taken care. There were some tedious tasks while setting up the procedures across the departments was required. Later on, recruitment of the virtuous and talented faculty was another challenge that we overcame as a team. For us, as an institution, the student’s performance enhancement is one big task and improving their skill-sets to make them competent and industry-ready.
My role as a Principal comprises of being a motivator, mentor and guide
My responsibility as Principal to form a strong bond with the students follows three essential steps. I portray my role as a motivator, as a mentor and a guide. I regularly motivate the students by giving appreciations in front of the common forums, publicizing them so that they will be a role model for other students who are witnessing it. This motivation will increase the performance of the students.
As a mentor I make frequent interactions with the students. The students are given freedom to address their grievances. I mentor them with guidance to overcome the both academic and personal problems, which will help them, perform better. Also, I enlighten their path to create a path to success with knowledge as their companion.
We put maximum emphasis on making our students employable along with producing rank holders
Given the present scenario of employability of graduates in our country, we aim at creating 100% employability along with producing university rank holders. We focus on creating national level participation in sports given the emphasis of the present government on youth and sports. We look forward to engaging alumni, particularly for further guidance, placements and donations, and having cordial PTA relationships. For generation of practical and applicable research, we plan to enter into MoUs with leading companies and foreign universities and setting up renowned incubation centres of excellence.
The technical advancements in our campus with talent enhancement and skill developments make us the right choice
Our greatest strengths include a green campus of 150 acres with more than 1 lakh trees, world class infrastructure with Wi-Fi facility, and a digital resource center and talent enhancement through club activities. For skill development, we plan to provide coaching facilities for professional courses like CA, ACS and CMA and KPR IAS academy for clearing IAS, IPS and IRS exams, online share market training. Financially the college has been backed by the KPR group of companies.
Our top priority is to include national and international accreditations with focus on developing our students
Our top priorities over the next 10 years include national and international accreditations, placements, creating University rank holders along with a strong alumni network. In areas of research, our top priorities include creating a research centre and an incubation centre supporting government efforts such as Atal Innovation Mission.
Today the youth are flourishing and moving towards digital platforms
Today, the youth are moving towards digital platform, and if we see that today youth are spending most of their time on social media even for promotion everyone is shifting towards digital platform so keeping in mind the deep penetration of IT and social media include Video Marketing, Social media marketing, mobile marketing, e-mail marketing and finally the evergreen “word of mouth marketing”.
The students should shoulder their responsibilities with commitment
They should shoulder their responsibilities with commitment. With Hard work and out of the box thinking they should take ownership of their work. Also, they should develop leadership and entrepreneur skills to prosper in their career.