Dr. N. Asokan
Education Institution VPMM Engineering College for Women
Designation Director

Previous Institutions(s)

VelTech Group of Institutions, SreeSastha Group of Institutions, SAMS College of Engg. & Tech, Mount Zion College of Engg. & Tech, AMK Technological Polytechnic College

Belongs to (place from)

Chennai

MADS Interest

Dance, Sports

Life Mantra

I have started building that as a personal mission – the mission of developing people.

I draw inspirations from

My Father

Had I not been an Educationalist then

Film Director

When and why did you decide to take up education as your career?

I always wanted to engage with younger generations to create impact.

As an educationalist, you are touching many human lives directly. Do you think educational institutions can play a significant role in overall development of students by encouraging them to take up co-curricular interests like Music, Art, Dance or Sports?

Yes. Not only Curriculum, Co-curricular activities play a very significant role in developing overall personality of students. Soft skills are embedded in Co-curricular activities.

What are some of the most important initiatives related to co-curricular that you have taken in the institutions you have served?

Sport Houses classified as 
Dhivya Suryadevara House
Chanda Kochhar House
Indra Nooyi House 
Mallika Srinivasan House 

Navarathri is the cultural event of the institute and is organized every year on October. This  event has been celebrated for GODDESS DURGA and encourages and ensures maximum number of students are singing.

PAAVAI VIZHA  is the main cultural event of the institute and is organized every year on January. This  event has been celebrated for GODDESS ANDAL.

In the days when most people measure success only by academic score, how would you convey to the parents of your students that co-curricular education is not something to be looked down upon?

The skills developed through co-curricular activities only help to lead the work-life balance. For every real-life situation, more than academic, these skills help a lot.

If you were to suggest one major change in perspective of co-curricular education, what would that be?

One hour daily I want to incorporate in regular timetable for co-curricular activities to unleash every student potential.

What are your personal interests in Music, Art, Dance or Sports and how do you continue to pursue them?

Every day 4 to 6 kms, I walk and run. I dance for 20 minutes for my fitness and relaxation.

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