An MBA graduate from the University of Madras, Mr. G. V. Selvam assumed charge as Vice Chairman of Vellore Engineering College in 1999, and worked towards elevating the institution to a University. Following the footsteps of his illustrious father, Mr.Selvam spearheaded the evolution of the erstwhile Vellore Engineering College to VIT University, an institution of international repute. He assumed charge as the first Pro-chancellor of VIT University. This bestowed on him the rare honour of being the Youngest Pro-chancellor in the world as cited in the Limca Book of Records, 2005.
During his tenure in various positions, he has implemented several innovative measures in the University with the objective of making it global in character. He possesses the natural ability to manage several businesses, varied in nature, with efficiency. A self-motivated and industrious person and a farsighted educationalist, Mr. G.V. Selvam provides excellent and innovative education opportunities by rewarding achievers through befitting scholarships. He offers flexible and pragmatic academic solutions not only for toppers but also for slow learners. Courses offered during vacation enable students to cope with extra credits. Mr. Selvam encourages vibrant and dynamic learners to take up internships in India and abroad.
A man of few words, Mr. Selvam believes in and lives by the precept, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’