The Secretary, Dr. Nirmala Jeyaraj, M. Sc., PhD is the former Principal (1996-2008) of Lady Doak College (Autonomous) Madurai, She is basically a biologist, specialized in Molecular Biology and has more than three decades of teaching and research experience with several publications in national and international journals to her credit. Out of her rich experience in educational administration, she has written many articles and edited books on Higher Education, Women’s studies, Environmental education and Research methodology.
During her tenure as Principal of Lady Doak College, a number of innovative courses were initiated leading to the up gradation of departments to masters & research level. She has facilitated effective link of community service to academics introducing Service Learning in every discipline. She also internationalized the campus by initiating student & faculty exchange programs, on-campus Study Abroad programs and hosting international conferences. Her passion for quality education has resulted in the College being accredited by NAAC twice with the highest grade (Five Star and A) and also ISO certified. She continues to serve as an assessor for NAAC. Her contribution to developing the infrastructure was noteworthy, building classrooms, laboratories, hostels, campus networking with intra and internet facility and greening of campus.
Currently as Secretary of RJMCC and treasurer of CEHD Society founded by late Dr. Jacob Cherian, she is guiding the Christian group of educational institutions to offer quality education to the marginalized rural community in Dindigul District.