M. Ponnaiya Nageshwaran is the youngest chancellor in the world of PRIST Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
Isn’t it wondrous to learn about youngsters doing exceedingly well in their chosen industries? Well, these young talents have been making their mark in all that they are choosing to do in their lives and careers. They have been giving it their all to create their unique standing in their industries and emerge as world-renowned names. We came across yet another youngster, who, as an educationist, has become the youngest chancellor of the esteemed PRIST Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India; he is M. Ponnaiya Nageshwaran. Not just that, for his incessant hard work and strong visions as the youngest chancellor of the university, he has now been bestowed with the prestigious “World Book of Records London” certificate.The honour was given to him for being the World’s Youngest Chancellor of PRIST Deemed University of Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, in May 2021. However, it won’t be wrong to say that Nageshwaran has been creating a legacy of his own, following his late father Prof. Dr P Murugesan’s footsteps, who gave birth to PRIST Deemed University, Vallam in 1985. Initially, the university began as an institute teaching computer science and technology, and over the years, it got transformed into a full-fledged university, standing as one of the premier private universities in this part of the country. It is accredited by NAAC and offers UG, PG and PhD courses in arts, commerce, science, technology, education, engineering, pharmacy, business management, agriculture, law, and architecture.Nageshwaran began his journey as a management trainee. His astute thinking and commitment towards his father’s visions turned him into a Finance Secretary in just a few years. In 2016, he became the Pro-Chancellor of the university and fulfilled the administrative, management, and operational responsibilities as well. For bringing extreme academic excellence, Nageshwaran also devised a financial management process, took the university’s reach beyond India and even signed strategic institutional collaborations and academic tie-ups.Nageshwaran attributes his success to his father and considers Piyush Nagar as one of his mentors and inspirations. Apart from being the youngest chancellor, Nageshwaran is a passionate book reader, an early riser, and a fitness lover. The way he has made his name across the country and now in the world by achieving the World Book of Records London certificate is enough proof of the excellence he has brought in education and the prowess he has shown as the youngest chancellor of the world.