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PSG Sons and Charities felicitates alumnus and IIL’s MD contribution to the field of Life Sciences

PSG Sons and Charities felicitates alumnus and IIL’s MD contribution to the field of Life Sciences

At the 97th Founder’s Day celebrations in Coimbatore,  PSG Sons and Charities felicitated  Dr. K. Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) the distinguished alumnus from PSG College of Arts and Sciences (PSG CAS)) in appreciation of his remarkable contributions in the life sciences industry heading the one of the largest producers of vaccines in Asia.

A rank holder in his Postgraduate study, Dr. Kumar completed his M.Sc. in Microbiology (1986-1988) and B.Sc. in Zoology (1983-1986) from the institute. Post his education at the institute, Dr. K. Anand Kumar has attained global exposure while serving in various managerial and research-oriented roles in eminent organizations in the Vaccine/biotech domain working for companies like Pfizer, Schering Plough, Wockhardt, etc.in global locations.

COVID-19 vaccine

Under his leadership and strategic guidance a number of vaccines in Human Health and Animal Health have been developed in his tenure. At a time, when COVID-19 vaccines were scarce and at a request from Niti Aayog, Government of India, Dr. Kumar, played a critical role in accelerating the manufacturing capabilities of the COVID-19 vaccine.
 

Upon his felicitation,Dr. K Anand Kumar said, “PSG Institutions had the foresight and I am fortunate to have studied Microbiology which was a rare course in the early 80s. The scholastic environment and the pedagogy at PSG are enormously conducive to the academic growth of its pupils”.
Dr Anand Kumar was awarded in the presence of Dr. Dinesh Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, 
The University of Delhi and Sri. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG & Sons Charities along with other dignitaries.