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Ramkumar Ramamoorthy

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Professional Learning & Professor of Practice

Ramkumar Ramamoorthy is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Professional Learning and Professor of Practice. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Cognizant India, responsible for the company’s footprint spanning 13 cities with over 200,000 employees. Cognizant is a Fortune 200, NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500 company.

Ramkumar has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as well as in academia. During his 22 years with Cognizant, he incubated, nurtured and grew more than half a dozen portfolios and held various leadership positions in the company including Executive Director, India; Chief Knowledge Officer; and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining Cognizant, Ramkumar worked for Tata Consultancy Services.

Ramkumar spent the first six years of his professional career as an academician and continued to stay in touch with the academia through his long career in the industry. During the past three decades, he has been on academic leadership boards of several universites, national academic bodies and institutions of higher learning. He is currently the Principal Advisor to the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), a member of the board of undergraduate studies at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and a member of the Strategic Academic Advisory Board of Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB). Earlier, he was a member of the Governing Council of the IT/BPM Skill Sector Council of NASSCOM, a member of the academic council of VIT University, a nominee of the Honorable Governor of Tamil Nadu on the Senate of the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, and a member of the Academic Council of the University of Madras.

Ramkumar has had long association with several professional and trade bodies in India and has been on many advisory committees of the federal and state governments. He is the Past President of the 186-year old Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and a past national Vice-Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in India. He has also worked closely with other leading chambers of commerce in India including the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Associated Chambers of Commerce in India (ASSOCHAM) and US-India Business Council (USIBC).

Ramkumar did his schooling at National Public School and Santhome Higher secondary school, Chennai. He did his graduation in English Literature from Vivekananda College, post graduation in English Literature from Loyola College, and research in American New Journlasim from the University of Madras.

Member - Board of Management