Meet Dr.K.Nirmala Prasad, Principal of M.O.P.Vaishnav College for Women, Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai. Dr. K.Nirmala Prasad is an academician and educational administrator par excellence who has had a brilliant and landmark career that has spanned over 4 decades.
Her contribution to the academic community remains unparalleled. Dr. Prasad has lent 16 years of her glorious career to serve as a Principal of M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women.
Her single minded dedication and devotion towards the empowerment of women through holistic education has made M.O.P. Vaishnav College an institution of global repute. With a doctorate in Commerce, Dr. K.Nirmala Prasad has been a long time value educator and principal associated with leading colleges.
Her trail can be looked upon with students who have been nourished under the shelter of her knowledge and principles. She has been successful enough in not only helping the college reach an autonomous status but has also been instrumental in introducing and shaping various new courses in different streams, making it a lucrative option for students to cash in jobs.
Adorning many feathers in her cap, she has fulfilled her dreams in form of the students who have excelled today in field of sports, co-curricular and academics.
She created a monopoly in new courses like Electronic Media, Journalism, M. A. Media Management, and M. A. Broadcast Communication. She also introduced an array of value addition courses such as communication skills, soft skills and courses like mathematics were packed up with computer science, finance and insurance.
This gave the students an edge over the others as they are trained to be efficient and effective in their chosen field. MOP boasts of a 14 year old Entrepreneurship Development Cell, the brain child of Dr K. Nirmala Prasad.
Instead of creating one employee she has successfully created entrepreneurs who can give employment to ten others. Truly a Queen Maker, Dr Nirmala Prasad is a leader, whose actions have inspired others to dream more, learn more, do more and become tomorrow’s able leaders.
Dr K Mirmala Prasad’s Academic Achievements
She completed her Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Madras. She joined Ethiraj College as the professor and Founder Head of the post graduate and research department of commerce for 21 years. In 1997, she joined M. 0. P. Vaishnav College For Women as the Principal and Head of the Commerce Department.
She is a member of UGC Expert Committee on Vocational Education in 1877 colleges in the country . She is also a member of the Expert Committee to restructure the syllabus of B. Corn and M. Corn degree courses of the Madras University.
She has co-authored books such as “Banking Theory, Law and Practice”, “Financial Systems”, “Say Yes to Success”. Dr.K.Nirmala Prasad is the founder of Entrepreneurship Development Cell at M. O. P. Vaishnav College For Women, which acts as a launch pad for the students’ career prospects. She has been bestowed with many awards and accolades.
She was conferred The British Commonwealth Fellowship to attend a workshop on “International Programme on Management of Institutions of Higher Education” and “Managerial Excellence Award” for Educational Institution by Madras Management Association, Chennai.
She also won the Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary Club of West, “Melvin Jones Worthy Person Award”, Centenarian Award, ‘Acharya’ Award by Infotainment Management, Vibrant Indian Award by Developers India and “For the Sake of Honour Award by the Rotary Club.”