Dr. Daphne Pillai, Secretary, MES
"In this fiercely competitive world, success has several dimensions far widespread than the vortex of academia, spreading its tentacles into diverse fields on which one has to be adept in. Our objective at Pillai's has always been to create a climate conducive to 'endeavour' so that students can unleash their untapped potential. At Pillai's we will provide you the right environment which will enable you to fulfill all your aspirations and ambitions."
The years gone by have been truly momentous with Pillai's having carved a niche for itself amongst the top-line institutions affiliated to the University of Mumbai. This bears testimony to the unstinted efforts of the dedicated teachers who have ignited the passion in students to excel. With talented student pool, dedicated teaching staff and world class infrastructure we can truly set our sights high for the coming years.
Our endeavour is to take all the efforts to make sure that you graduate from Pillai's to become a successful professional in corporate world, excellent researcher, dedicated teacher or an entrepreneur with vision of creating a business empire.
Dr. Daphne Pillai is the co-founder of the Pillai Group of Institutions and Chairperson, Management Board, Mahatma Education Society. In her role as the co-founder in the Pillai Group expansion program, Dr. Daphne Pillai sees herself as both, a custodian of old-world values and an initiator of new-generation change. She is responsible for many collaborative programs with reputed universities in US and other countries.
Dr. Daphne Pillai set up the Research Forum in several campuses of the Pillai Group and is actively involved in implementing curriculum and policy changes, and in ushering in community initiatives for meaningful social change.
Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, Secretary and CEO and Dr. Daphne Pillai, Jt. Secretary and Rector were honoured for their contribution to the field of education by being invited to join the delegation accompany Dr. Manmohan Singh, Honorable Prime Minister of India to IBSA Summit held in Rio-De-Janerio, Brazil on 13th - 14th April, 2010 and on 15th April, 2010 in Brazilia.
Dr. Daphne Pillai was felicitated by the Mumbai University in an International Commerce and Management Conference by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Honourable A. D. Sawant for her contribution to the field of Education on 31st January, 2009.
Dr. Daphne Pillai is well travelled and has a deep understanding of the socio-economic issues affecting women and girls. She is the Founder President of Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur and has initiated and implemented several projects for the upliftment of women including a literacy drive for women in slums.
Dr. Daphne Pillai was awarded the SI - Achiever Award by NASI in December 2012.