Dr. A. K. Natesan is a visionary Higher Education Administrator. He is presently, Hon. Chairman of Excel Group Institutions and Kavery Educational Institutions. He is the Secretary of “Association of Management of Coimbatore Anna University affiliated Colleges” as well. He is presently member of the Academic Council of Anna University, Chennai and the Chairman of ISTE, Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Section for a term of 5.5 years i.e. 2012 to31st December 2017.
He has promoted five Engineering Colleges, Business School, a college of Architecture & Planning, three Polytechnic Colleges and four B.Ed / M.Ed Colleges, employing over 1000 teaching and non-teaching staff for about 13,000 students in two campuses of Excel and The Kavery Educational Institutions. In a span of 10 years, he has developed 120 Acres of Excel Campus and constructed buildings over 12,00,000sq.ft built up area and got the award of “Fastest Growing Engineering College of Tamil Nadu“ from Brands Academy, New Delhi. The Excel Business School is being ranked 14th Best Institute in the Nation by Silicon India.
Being a Society conscious Professor, he started Schools for Child Labor Eradication with the approval of Tamil Nadu Government. He has served in Rotary in the role of Club President, Assistant Governor, Trainer, Major Donor and presently the District Chairman – Literacy & New Generation of Rotary International District 2982. From the year 2000 onwards, he has created a strong network of Rotaractors in hundreds of Colleges in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry States.
Dr. A. K. Natesan had done his doctorate - Ph.D in Financial Management from the prestigious Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He did his MBA at National Institute of Technology Trichy (formerly REC). He has over 30 years of experience in higher Education including as a professor of Management for over 25 years and has been the winner of many awards at national level. He has authored two books and these books were published by APH Publishers, New Delhi with ISBN Standard and included in the libraries of foreign countries like Iran: They are,
1. Quality concerns in Teacher Education,
2. ICT in Teaching Learning
Dr. A. K. Natesan organizes Education Guidance and Exhibitions (EDGE) from 2003 onwards in Salem and Erode on Higher Education in which over 100 Colleges of Engineering, Medical, Paramedical, Arts & Science, Polytechnic, B’ Schools and other Universities are participating in a healthy competitive spirit and guide the parents and students of this region to gather all information on colleges under single roof.
He is the PRESIDENT of TAMILNADU BALL BADMINTON ASSOCIATION (TNBBA) 2016-2020 and the Chairman of Komarapalayam Rotary Trust and leading the Administration of Rotary Community Hall & Rotary Crematorium Gasifies project.
Dr. A. K. Natesan has been awarded by many meritorious institutions & Professional Bodies.
He was awarded twice by state Government and Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai as Best NSS Program officer and awarded ‘Kalingarayan Award’ from Kongu Nadu Trust sponsored by Pollachi DR. N. Mahalingam. He got many titles and appreciation from many social organizations for his service to the society. He is a major donor level II at Rotary Foundation.
In ISTE, during his tenure he has organized separate ISTE conventions for Engineering and Polytechnic faculty members /students. Also he initiated the concept of ISTE Regional Conference. In the last four years, ISTE has grown in many ways in the state of TN&P. He is a quick and wise decision maker who can take ISTE to a new height by putting forth his lateral thinking and dedicated service.
His wife, Mrs. N. Parvathy is the Managing Trustee of Sri Rengaswamy Educational Trust, and his only son Dr. N. Mathan Kartick M.B.B.S, M.H.Sc (Diabetology), MISTE is the Vice Chairman of Excel Group Institutions and his Daughter in law Mrs. M. Kaviyarasi, is the Correspondent and support him in the day to day affairs of Excel Group Institutions & The Kavery Educationanal Institutions’ administration. He is blessed with a Granddaughter.
Dr. A. K. Natesan has travelled and visited many universities in USA, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, UAE, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh etc.