Dr. Sekar is a rank holder in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Madras. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He has a Ph.D. in the area of faculty motivation from University of Madras. During the 90s he served as the Vice-Chairman of his alma mater, Vellore Engineering College (which was later renamed as VIT). During this period, he introduced a number of new programmes and initiatives which paved way for the university status of VIT.Later Sekar went to USA and worked at IBM, NetClerk and Walmart.com to gain international industrial experience. Walmart.com conferred the “Best Engineering Manager” and “Best Achiever” awards on him.