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Distinguished Fellow status is the highest honour conferred by the Presidium of National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on revered academicians, scholars, teachers, entrepreneurs (including social entrepreneurs), practitioners, social activists, consultants, and freelancers for their outstanding and impeccable contributions in their respective fields pertaining to socio-economic development. The Distinguished Fellows are the people of eminence who act as the knowledge capital of NFED and function as its brand ambassadors across the nation and globe. They are expected to propagate the vision and facilitate the mission of NFED by their active representation in professional networking / research publications / consultancy services / talent representations / mentoring activities / training & development / promulgation of conferences / seminars, etc. for its wider reach and publicity. The intellectual potential of distinguished fellows is utilized / recognized accordingly in all the NFED's activities / events (deliver sessions, talks, and lectures pertaining to programmes on self-motivation, self-management, self-employment, skill training, entrepreneurship development, women empowerment, etc.) whichever is appropriate to their expertise. Currently, there are 12 distinguished fellows from various states of India.



Dr. Usha Seshadri

Senior Assistant Professor - Marketing
VIT School of Business, VIT-AP University
Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh

Validity: 26th Aug 2020 - 25th Aug 2023

Dr. R. Deepalakshmi

Assistant Professor (Computer Applications)
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 11th Aug 2021 - 10th Aug 2023

Dr. Vandana Gupta

Professor & Deputy Registrar
Chitkara Design School (CDS)
Chitkara University, Punjab

Validity: 11th Aug 2021 - 10th Aug 2023

Dr. V. Sunitha

Associate Professor, Department of Geology
Yogi Vemana University
Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

Validity: 8th Mar 2022 - 7th Mar 2024

Dr. K. Vijaya

Associate Professor & Head
Department of History & PG Studies
Quaid-E-Millath College for Women (Autonomous)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 8th Mar 2022 - 7th Mar 2024

Dr. C. Kezi Selva Vijila

Professor
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
&
Controller of Examinations
Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 1st May 2022 - 30th April 2024

Dr. V. Sasirekha

Professor
Sri Sai Ram Institute of Management Studies
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College
West Tambaram, Chennai

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Dr. Naveen B P

Associate Professor & Head
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering & Technology
Amity University (Gurgaon Campus)
Gurugram, Haryana

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Dr. R. Rajeswari

Professor
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Government College of Technology (Autonomous)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Dr. G. Subhalakshmi

Assistant Professor
School of Law
Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Ms. B. Pavalaselvi

Teacher
Holy Family Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School
Keelkattalai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Ms. Deepa K. E.

Assistant Professor
Department of Commerce
Dhanraj Baid Jain College
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 5th Sep 2022 - 4th Sep 2024

Dr. M. Chandrasekaran

Professor & Dean - Academic Courses
Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS)
Pallavaram, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 1st Oct 2022 - 30th Sep 2024

Dr. G. H. Kerinab Beenu

Professor & Head
Department of Management Sciences
S.A. Engineering College (Autonomous)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Validity: 1st Oct 2022 - 30th Sep 2024

Ms. Saeeda Ahmed

Founding Director
Education Partnerships UK Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

Validity: 1st Oct 2022 - 30th Sep 2024

Ms. Sukruti Narayanan

Director - Business Growth & Public Relations
Me TV
Melbourne, Australia

Validity: 1st Oct 2022 - 30th Sep 2024

Ms. Prisca O. Bob

Lecturer
Department of English Language
College of Arts & Social Sciences
Evangel University, Akaeze
Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Validity: 15th Oct 2022 - 14th Oct 2024

Dr. Arti Chandani

Professor
Jaipuria Institute of Management
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Validity: 15th Oct 2022 - 14th Oct 2024