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Dr. A. Radhakrishnan Nair

With a 35 year extensive tenure, Dr. Nair is an experienced Administrator of Higher Education Institution and Social Development Sector, a Senior Faculty in Life Skills Education and a Master Trainer in Life Skills, Employability, Adolescent and Youth Development. He is currently a visiting professor for Assam Don Bosco University and had been an Expert Consultant for Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology and Registrar for Central University of Kerala. He grew from the ranks of District Youth Coordinator (Assistant Director) to Deputy Director at Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.

He has Ph. D. in Sociology from University of Kerala with M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Economics. He co-authored and written over 20 articles and books and developed around 12 training manuals. Some of his selected book publications and editorial/co-editorial works:

1. Life Skills Training for Positive Behavior published by RGNIYD in 2010

2. A book on Kerala Kranti-Story of Freedom Struggle in Kerala in Malayalam published by RGNIYD in 2008

3. A book on Impact of Life Skills Education: Evidences from the field (co-edited) published in 2011 and reprinted on 2012

4. Written (Co-author) book on Life Skills Education in Malayalam and published by Kerala Bhasha Institute, November 2015

5. Edited book Life Skills Ready Reckoner. published by Southern Book star, Thiruvananthapuram, April 2021

6. Co-edited and published Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Life Skills Education, 2015

Having a strong background and understanding of Government Policies and Programs and ability to work closely with the community and grassroots level officials during his work as Faculty Head of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development and as various directorial roles at NYKS, he developed and implemented various projects in collaboration with various Govt. Agencies:

1. Girivikas for tribal students education

2. Giriswasthya: Tribal Reproductive Health Project

3. Jalanidhi: Water conservation project

4. Project for purchase and supply of aids and appliances to differently-abled people

5. Old Age Day Care Centre

6. Tribal Housing

7. Primitive Tribal Development Project

8. Prevention of Trafficking and HIV/AIDS

9. Youth Against Child Domestic Work

10. Adolescent Reproductive Health and Development Project

11. Cataract Eradication Project

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