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Governing Council

Dr. Jagannathan R

Provost, Ph.D, Physics, Madras University.

Dr. R. Jagannathan, former Vice – Chancellor, Middle East University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates is a versatile talented academician who holds esteemed degrees in multifaceted disciplines. He is an erudite scholar in Physics, Space physics and Law. He traveled extensive and have presented papers, took classes and attended conferences. He contributed scholarly articles and books in the field of Physics. He is actively involved with teaching, research activities. Dr. R. Jagannathan is a research guide associated with different colleges for different subjects like Computer Science and Physics. He has also implemented numerous funded research projects.

Dr. Viswanathan D

Ph.D, Mechanical Metallurgy, Former Vice Chancellor Anna University, India.
Advisor - Governing Council.

Dr. Viswanathan D, a Doctorate holder in Mechanical Metallurgy from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Chennai is an Advisor to Saint Teresa University. An alma mater of Madras University, he served as Vice Chancellor of Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India. As an innovative researcher he enriched the field of research and development sector and owns three patents. Closely associated for research and development with prominent Government of India’s defence sector like DRDO, HAL, Atomic Research Centres, ISRO, RRL, DMRL and many leading industries. He substantially contributed for the space and defence sector equipments. Dr. D. Viswanathan is a renowned scholar in the research field as he published numerous articles and presented papers in national and international conferences and seminars. He has completed various funded projects too. As an erudite person he started many innovative courses in the University he headed. He explored the vast potential of technology and implemented ICT enabled tools and systems in the institutions in Tamil Nadu which in turn benefited large number of students. Due to his excellent contribution in international academic sector, he was accolade with “OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF ACADEMIC PALMS” by the Government of France. Besides this he was bestowed with various award of excellence from different countries and organizations.

Dr. Lois Marie Newman

Ph.D, Anatomy, Dean.

Dr. Lois Marie Newman former Dean, Professor & Chair of Clinical Anatomy in College of Medicine & Health Science, (Destiny Univ School of Medicine.) St. Lucia, Professor of Anatomy in Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA and Professor of Histology in University of California, USA and in many other Institutions in the US. She has more than 50 years of experience in teaching medicine with leading Schools in the US and in the Caribbean.

Her research thesis during her PhD was in Ototemporom and Ibular malformation in the non-human primate fetus following maternal ingestion of thalidomide in September, 1977 University of California, Davis. Dr. Neman’s Post PhD research was centered on “risks during fetal development” & development of animal model systems for biomedical & toxicity screening. She was with Thomas Jefferson University for more than 25 years teaching in various subjects in Basic Medical Science.

Her teaching interests are in Medical Education, Medical Gross Anatomy, Histology, Clinical Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy — Normal & Abnormal, In Vito testing systems, Developmental Toxicology, Reproductive Toxicology, Comparative Reproductive Physiology. She was the recipient of The Founders Award’ in Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Physical Therapy in the year 1998.

Dr. Newman has been in numerous research committees in Thomas Jefferson University and other Institutions and has made more than 50 publications in the field of medicine. She was a former member in American Association of Clinical Anatomist and a fellow in International Stress and Behavior Society (ISBS)

Dr. Lekha Pillai

Ph.D, Political Science, Program Director School of Business.

Dr. Lekha Pillai, a doctorate in Political Science, has been in the academic and research field for the last 16 years. She started her career as research associate with the international organisation, Ernst & Young working on capacity development project for Local Self Government Institutions in Kerala for the State Government in India. Later she became the Consultant for Kerala Government and contributed for the development and empowerment of local administration. She was associated with various national and international organisations and involved with research projects on multidisciplinary sectors like Public Administration, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Human Resource, Decentralization, Local Economic Development, Resource Mobilization, Education etc. She also worked as IGCS Cambridge English Language Teacher for one and a half years in Republic of Maldives. She is the founder Director of Centre for Research and Development at Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India and worked for 6.5 years developing and strengthening it. Presently she is working as Independent Research Consultant for various colleges in Kerala and Tamilnadu in india. She is in charge of Centre for Research, Consultancy and Publications at LEAD College of Management, Palakkad, Kerala.

Dr. Karthikeyan K

MDS, Ph.D, Program Director - Clinical Medical Science & Clinical Dental Science.

A renowned educator and a practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a doctorate in Oral Candida – Reverse Vaccinology. He’s been teaching in numerous prestigious universities in India in the department of Basic Biosciences – Integrated Microbiology, Biotechnology and Clinical research. He has vast experience in guiding numerous research works. Researchers have been benefited by his able guidance in the areas of Guided M.Phil in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Tamil Nadu Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai – India, affiliated with Madras Medical College and Master of Dental Surgery TamilNadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India, affiliated with Madras Medical College. He obtained PhD by doing his research in Oral Candida – Reverse Vaccinology

His journal publications include

1. Insilico Analysis of Secreted Aspartyl Protienases(SAPs) of candida albicans Causing Oral Candidiasis.

2. “IDENTIFICATION OF SUITABLE DURGS FOR ORAL CANDIDASIS BY MOLECULAR DOCKING STUDIES”, International Journal Pharamaceutical Sciences Review and Research

The Research projects under his guidance include

Herbal endodontic Irrigant – a comparative analysis, Antimicrobial activity of Adhatoda Vasica, Studies on the Antibacterial and Anti-cancer activity in Agaricus Bisporus molecular interaction and identification of suitable drugs for Vaginal candidiasis, Bio film formation Mechanisms, Myofibroblast in Oral Sub mucous Fibrosis, Bio markers in Saliva, Queuing theory in Dental Clinic

He is affiliated with renowned private and government hospitals in India including Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, TN Government Dental College & Hospital, Chennai – India, Department of Plastic surgery and Trauma Care Unit, Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Chennai – India.

Ms. Alphonse Mary

MA, M.Ed, MA, M. Phil, Yoga Guru, Program Director - Yoga.

Ms. Alphose Mary is presently pursuing her research in Effectiveness of Vethathiriya and Thoughts in Improving Middle Level Students’ Personality.

She is a professor, program officer and research guide in Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University. She also has an advanced level training in Varma Art from Art Research Institute, India. She started her career as an teacher for primary and secondary students, after completing her Masters in Education she became a professor in a Narayanasamy College of Education. Presently she is a professor and research guide for students in WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER and in TAMILNADU PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS UNIVERSITY, India in the subjects of Yoga and Human Wellness. She was also a Superintendent of Exams in the University.

Her involvement in WCSC yoga center started a decade ago. She eventually became a yoga teacher and scholar over the years of being in yoga practice, teaching and researching. Ms. Mary is known for her dedicated research and teaching as she has taught basic level of yoga for approximately 45000 students and advanced level (Kayakalpam) for Approximately 4,400 students.

As a part of her research she has made numerous publications and presented articles in journals and participated in National and in International conferences. The Techniques of Yoga Exercises that Enhances Creativity in Young Students, Meditation, the Divine Scientific Therapy for Vibrant Health, Five-fold Food is a Drugless Medicine, the Law of Nature, Innate Attributes of Divinity and Human Beings, Amalgamation of Psychology and Yoga for Human Excellence.

Her ongoing research is in the assessment in the aspects of 1. Understanding ability, 2. Communication skills, 3. Behavioral attitude, 4. Concentration in subjects and progress in their scores, 5. Overall health improvement, 6. Self interest in Vethathiriya yoga.

Ms. Mary’s research thesis proves that Vethathiriya yoga is indispensible and much needed for the overall personality development of today’s young students. This research will definitely bring out a great positive transformation on the students and a new opening to creativity, assuring a prosperous and bright future and a happy living.

Mr. Allan C Burnett

Local Registrar.

Allan C Burnett last functioned as an Independent Consultant focusing on Education and Psychotherapy. Prior to that relatively short vocation, he worked at various levels of the education system (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) for 38 years in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and has functioned as teacher, lecturer, administrator and counsellor. He holds a Master of Art degree in Instructional Leadership and Management from the University of West of England, Bristol. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Counselling and a Bachelor of Education degree in Social Studies and History from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. The experiences gained in his various undertakings have aided his maturity, patience, flexbility and tact, which he believes are fundamental elements in his relationship-building development. His vision is “Empowering for better life choices”.

Mr. Janakiraman Santhanaraj Kumar

Founder / Chairman.

Born in India in the State of Tamil Nadu, he is known for his energetic leadership quality and his ability to envision successful business outcomes. He brings with him his diverse expertise with a tenacious commitment for business development, and a vast experience in Strategic Planning; Project Management; Branding and Business Promotion, and; Marketing Strategy.

Mr. Kumar began his career as a young entrepreneur, some 20 years ago, with a manufacturing unit dealing in computer hardware and consumables, as well as garment manufacturing. He later reoriented his activities in the promotion of overseas education where he developed an extensive network of partners all over the world, in particular in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, India and other Far-East countries.

He was extensively involved in developing American offshore med schools in the Caribbean and was instrumental in developing programs for International market in the Caribbean along with recruiting many students from Africa, Middle East and India for medical studies in the Offshore Medical schools.

Throughout his business ventures, Mr. Kumar has acquired extensive business knowledge, which spans many cultures.

Mr. Kumar and his family own a Public charitable trust named ‘ASSET’ registered in India in the year 2011.

The main objectives of ASSET are: to offer quality education to the people irrespective of color, caste or religion through their educational institutions; to provide assistance for quality treatment in medical care through their hospitals; and provide general assistance to the poor and needy.

ASSET also seeks to serve and uplift the underprivileged people and to donate study materials during the prayer offering every year in India.

Mr. Kumar is also an active Rotarian (RI DIST 3232), having been involved in many social awareness programs, as well as having contributed to aiding the needy in India and in other countries.

In 2016, Mr. Kumar chartered ‘SAINT TERESA UNIVERSITY’ in the serene Caribbean island of St. Vincent and The Grenadines. He has currently established the school in three major areas of studies in Business, Yoga and Medicine. The main mission of Saint Teresa University is to offer holistic education and the vision statement is ‘ENRICHING KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS WISDOM’.

His interest in Yoga and his intentions to teach Yoga to this world, particularly to children to enable them to obtain the benefit through practicing it to enhance their memory and self esteem and to become successful in their life can be realized through his School of Yoga.

His other intention is to create more medical graduates as its an holistic profession and being the world needing more Physicians to serve.

Mr. Kumar has gathered eminent educationists to govern the University so as to develop the University to global standards.

Mr. Kumar is also the CEO of ‘INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT USA LLC’ incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The company encourages investors from different parts of the world to invest in projects in the United States.

Integrity being one of Mr. Kumar’s most enduring qualities, he prides himself in ensuring a frank and honest representation of the business.

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Email: chairman@saintteresauniversity.org

Mr. Satheesh J

Director.

Who has two decades of strong footmarks in Corporate Management – Planning & Execution, Career Counseling, Marketing has made Venper Academy brand itself based on quality and magnified in short term with strong foundation by right portraying methods via all trustful mediums.

Dr. Gokul

Director.

Richard O.F. Williams

Legal Advisor.

Mr. Richard O.F. Williams, a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and the
Hugh Wooding Law School, was called to the Bar in St. Vincent and Grenadines in 19955 and
was called to the Bar in Grenada. He has a particular specialist in obtaining alien land holdings
for British, USA and other foreign nationals. Mr. Williams is an expert in litigation within the
courts. He is also certified mediator. He is a former Commissioner to National
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. In 2005, Mr. Williams became a Member of
Parliament. He recently made a successful appearance as leading counsel before the Privy
Council in 2008.