Dr.R.Dattakumar Director, NIE Group of Institutes, Mysore

Dr. R. Dattakumar has over thirty years’ of professional experience in areas of engineering education, learning and development, talent development, delivery and management of large scale, training programme, and industry-academia relationships. He has bachelors, masters’ and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysuru. An ex-Wiproite, Dr. Dattakumar was the Academic Relationship Manager for Karnataka and Goa for Wipro's Flagship program MISSION10X. This aimed at supporting and empowering teachers in engineering colleges across India. He has conducted several faculty empowerment programmes and academic leadership workshops. Further, he was the Special Officer-eLearning at the Visvesvaraya Technological University and was instrumental in bringing about sustenance in Online Education. Currently, he supports operations at an EdTechStartup in Mysuru. He is also one of the elected directors on the board of management for NIE Group of institutions in Mysuru.