Profile of Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu
M.Sc., M.Phil, M.A.B.D., DH.Ed., CCC&DS(U.K)., Ph.D
Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu who has assumed charge as the new General Secretary of the All India Association for Christian Higher Education ( AIACHE) is a seasoned educational administrator with a rich background in a variety of areas.. He was, till May 2011, the Principal and Secretary of the 113 year old Voorhees College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, which boasts of Alumni like Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, former President of India and Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah, former Deputy, Director of UNESCO.
An alumnus of Voorhees College and the Madras Christian College, Tambaram, he took over the reins of the College at a critical time in the year 2003 and within a short time brought about a sea change in the College in all aspects and was instrumental in making remarkable development in the infra structure of the College, revived and strengthened the Alumni Association, infused enthusiasm among the College community and under his leadership the college has been accredited with A grade by NAAC.
Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu had an outstanding academic career starting from a B.Sc in Physics from Voorhees College, M.Sc and M.Phil.,from MCC, Tambaram, and Ph. D from the University of Madras. He also has an M.A., in Sociology from the Sri Venkateswara University and Batchelor of Divinity Degree as an external student from the Senate of the Serampore College as well as a Diploma in Higher Education from the AIACHE.He spent one year at Selly Oakes Colleges, Birmingham getting a Certificate in Cross Cultural Communications. He has attended leadership training courses by the Haggai Institute.
Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu has wide ranging interests in the Church and Society having served on the Executive Committee of the Synod of the Church of South India and its Council for Higher Education, Executive Committee of the CSI Vellore Diocese and as Convener for the Board of Higher Education, member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Vellore, Founder member of the Vellore Chapter of the Leprosy Mission Trust, Member of the Board of Directors of the Vellore Chapter of the YMCA.
The AIACHE recognized his outstanding services by awarding Best Principal Award in the year 2005.
Dr. Daniel Ezhilarasu is happily married to Dr. Punitha Ezhilarasu, former Dean and Head Surgical Nursing and continuing nursing education, a Professor in the College of Nursing of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore. Their two children, Melinda and Jayanth are both graduates (M.B.B.S.) of the Christian Medical College, Vellore and presently pursuing P.G in CMC. Joe, his son-in-law is interested in Ministry, particularly in music ministry and daughter-in-law, a P.G student in CMC Vellore.
His association with AIACHE started quite early in his career as a faculty at Voorhees College and became stronger after he became the Principal of the College. He has represented AIACHE at the Governing Council of the American College, Madurai and CMC Council and at the time of becoming the General Secretary, he was a member of the Executive Board of the AIACHE.