Message from the Pro Vice Chancellor


Dr. Vijayan Immanuel  
Pro Vice Chancellor - IMS Unison University  
Former Global Head - JDA University  
Former Vice President (Learning and Development) - HCL Technologies Ltd.  
Former Vice President - JDA Software (a leader in Supply Chain Management Products and Consulting, headquartered in AZ, USA)  
Former Professor - NITK Surathkal  

The outstanding differentiator of a great institution is its People. The people of IMS Unison University – the Management, Faculty, Staff and Students make this institute stand out as a shining testimony of learning, dedicated to Nurturing Knowledge and Empowering Minds.

Building on the solid foundation, there is a two-pronged effort to excel as a future ready, learning centric university. One, the continual consolidation and expansion of structures, processes and capability to enhance academic standards and credibility; and two, the determined focus to be proactive and agile to respond to the challenges of the present and immediate future. University education is on the cusp of profound change and the key drivers of this are ubiquitous. For instance, digital technologies will transform the way education is delivered and accessed, and, the way value is created to provide a competitive advantage. IMS Unison University has made a head start in this direction and the students and faculty can harvest the benefits of IT enablement and digital technologies.

The curriculum and syllabus are developed with substantial interface with industry. Continual evaluation of the pedagogy is aimed to create effective academic delivery and enhance the learning experience and exposure. Innovation and research will not only add to the body of knowledge for progress, but also guide revisions in the curricula and syllabi to keep it relevant. All these provide a launch pad for the students to propel their readiness for the industry, research and global mobility. The emphasis is on overall transformation to better prepare our students for their career and life. To this end, the development of every individual is valued.

All these attributes, nestled in a beautiful and unique ambience, makes IMS Unison University an ideal place for any young enthusiastic learner aspiring to develop into a thorough professional and good person.

Welcome to IMS Unison University!


About the Pro Vice Chancellor:

Prof. Vijayan describes himself as a “Learner” committed to apply the learning and new concepts in functional ways that benefit the organization. He has the unique dual experience of having held senior leadership responsibilities in the academic and corporate contexts.

He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and was with the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal for 24 years. He held several administrative and academic leadership positions during his sojourn at NITK. He was a member of the NASSCOM Working Group on IT Finishing Schools Project (2000-’02). When Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) were changed to National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in 2003, Prof. Vijayan was nominated as a member of the National Network Program on Curriculum Design tasked to create a new curriculum in the disciplines of Computer, Electronics and Communication, and Electrical Engineering for the NITs. He officiated as the Co-Chairman, AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) Regional Center for All-India Admissions, in the introductory year of AIEEE 2002, and continued as Regional Chairman in 2003-04.

He steered research as the Chief Coordinator for 4 MHRD Funded Development Projects in the areas of Emerging Technologies – Soft Computing, Fuzzy Control and FACTS Controllers. He has over 40 refereed publications in International and National Journals and Conferences.

Dr. Vijayan also held senior leadership positions in the corporate world. He was Vice President (Learning and Development) at the IT major HCL Technologies Ltd. He co-designed a Leadership Development Program with Harvard Business School Publishing – “HCL-HBP Emerging Leaders Program”, which won him the Silver Award for Excellence in Content at the 2008 Chief Learning Officer Symposium, USA. He served as an invited Board Member of the Partners’ Advisory Council for Harvard Business Publishing(2010-‘11).
He moved from HCL to JDA Software (a leader in Supply Chain Management Products and Consulting, headquartered in AZ, USA) where he was Vice President and Global Head for JDA University.

He has travelled widely on academic and corporate business assignments.

After 7 exciting years in the corporate business context, Dr. Vijayan continues to pursue his passion for learning, education and innovation as the Pro Vice Chancellor at IMS Unison University.