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(Center Director at NASA’s Ames Research Center 2017)

Q-SKILLS is designed and authorised by a team of over 20 PhDs, doctors, IAS officers, psychologists, sports scientists, and technology partners from India, Kuwait, Germany, the UK, and the USA. Here’s a look at some of our top subject experts, whose contributions to the Q-SKILLS curriculum remain unmatched.

Based in California’s Silicon Valley, he leads a staff of civil servants and contractors in providing critical research and development support that makes the aeronautics and space missions of NASA and the nation possible.

Tu began his career as a research scientist conducting computational fluid dynamics research on the steady and unsteady aerodynamics of complex aircraft configurations. After progressing through various research and managerial positions in such computational fields as aerodynamics, information technology, high-performance computing, and communications, he was selected as the deputy programmeme manager for the agency’s IT Base Research programmeme in 1997. In 1998, he was selected as the programmeme manager for the agency-level High Performance Computing and Communications, or HPCC, programmeme and concurrently led both the IT Base Research and HPCC . In 2001, the two programmememes were combined into the Computing, Information, and Communication logy (CICT) program, and Tu was and Tu was selected as the CICT programmeme manager. In 2002, he was selected for the Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SESESCDP and served in the Office of Biological and Physical Research at NASA Headquarters in 2003 and as the acting director for the Information Sciences and Technology Directorate at Ames in 2004. After receiving his SES certification in 2005, he was selected as the director of exploration technology at Ames.

Tu was most recently director of exploration technology at Ames, a position he held from November 2005 until his selection as Ames Centre Director in May 2015, leading four technology research and development divisions, including two of NASA’s critical infrastructure assets: the consolidated arc jet testing complex and the agency’s primary supercomputing facility.

Tu earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988, and both his master’s degree and doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1990 and 1996, respectively.

He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Tu received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2000. He also received Presidential Rank Awards for Meritorious Executive and Distinguished Executive in 2009 and 2020.

Tu lives in Fremont, California, with his wife, Kathy, and three children. His hobbies include attending sporting events, travelling, and otorsports. I am always grateful to Dr. Eugene for contributing his expert advice on the science and technology curriculum.


Is currently the Managing Partner of Q-SKILLS and a visiting professor at the reputed De-Paul University Mysore, having held several positions as the Principal and Dean here. She has a Master’s in Philosophy, Economics, and Sociology.

She has several highly acclaimed publications to her credit, including:


Impact of organised retailing on the unorganised sector.

Master in Philosophy

Coffee in Kodagu: A Case Study


A study on the implementation of performance-based incentive programmes in modern organisations with special reference to ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.


Awarded “intellectual of the year 2020” in the field of education by Rifacimento Interna and nominated for Asian achievers 2021 by Reguerdon.

organised and facilitated a national-level seminar with Shakeela Shamzu as a resource person on the New Education Policy of 2020 in India.

organised a foreign delegation seminar on higher studies in India at De Paul Degree College in June 2018.

attended the International Human Resource Conference as a delegate at SDM IMD; organised various state and national-level management fests at the colleges served from the year 2013; and presented a research paper on “The Social and Economic Status of Women in Kodagu: Now and Then”.

organised international education trips for students to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor) and China (Shanghai and Beijing, Silk, Jade, and Pearl factories).

Served as President of the Kodava Students Association from the years 2011–2016; 2018: attended various state and national-level seminars as a guest judged various management events, essays, and debates up to the State Selected for a gazette officer’s post in the year 2006 under Karnataka Administrative Service but gave it up to pursue her passion for the academic volunteer regularly at a state education-oriented NGO, Kalisu.



Fr. Shijo served four years in Rome under Pope Francis as the Postulator General, doing the canonization process of saints, and as the Procurator General, the legal representative of the Vincentian Fathers to the State of Vatican.

For five years, he lived in Alaska, coordinating the Hispanic-Spanish-speaking mission as the Director of Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau.

Hails from Kannur, Kerala. He joined the Vincentian Fathers in 1991 and was ordained a priest in 2004. He graduated in psychology from Union Christian College Aluva, and he holds a doctorate in canon law (church laws) from Spain and a second doctorate in positive psychology from the USA. He is a licenced positive psychology practitioner through the American Board of Positive Psychology.

He speaks five Indian and four foreign languages. He is a photographer, mindfulness practitioner, motivational speaker, and youth and family therapist. He has travelled to more than 40 countries and encountered many cultures and peoples. Currently, he is the Dean of Studies at De Paul Degree College, Mysore.


A Tech Icon has been instrumental in several projects and missions at the NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA), AMES facility, CA. He has been a driving force of –

  1. Decoding Transmission of the Voyager 2 Probe and Parker Solar
  2. Telecommunications for Curiosity
  3. Decoding the Transmission of OSIRIS-Rex
  4. Developed a bio-degradable propellant for PACE shuttles, boosters, and different thrusters.
  5. Armed with several key responsibilities as a trajectory calculation advisor (NASA) in 2020, a literacy committee head in 2019, a class representative in 2019 and an assistant mission operations director (AMOD-NASA) in 2018 and 2019,

6. He has several accomplishments during his brief stint at NASA, where he published five research articles under the supervision of the NASA Ames Facility, California: “Future of Science”, “Jupiter: the twin brother of the sun”, “South Atlantic Anomaly: Black holes on earth?”, “Mysteries of Pluto and “Depression: A story, an experience”.

Has gone on to publish six novels available on Amazon, Flipkart, and Google Play Books. Featured on Disrupt International Magazine: “Mysteries of the Internet and Other Conspiracy Theories”, “The Love Research”, “The Gist of Life,” and a poetry collection called “Yasho Geetha,” he further received the prestigious Indian Noble Award, 15th ranking in the Golden ARC Awards, the Best Author of the Year Award (2021), the Sahitya Ratna Award, and the Rabindranath Tagore Award for art and literature for the novels he has authored.


is a Catholic priest belonging to the Congregation of the Mission (CM), commonly known as the Vincentians. He is a scholar in education, especially in higher education management.

His academic profile includes:

  1. A: Political Science (2001–2003, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore).
  2. A: Arts (2004-2006, St. John’s University, New York, USA).
  3. S: Educational Administration (2006-2008, St. John’s University, New York, USA).
  4. PhD: Higher Education Leadership Management and Policy (2008–2013, Seton Hall University, USA)

He has worked in several high-profile capacities professionally, including:

  1. Director of Training 1999-2004, De Paul Seminary, Mysore, India
  2. Administrator 2006-2008, John’s University, New York, USA
  3. Administrator 2010-2013, John’s University, New York, USA
  4. Principal 2013-2018, De Paul College, Mysore, India
  5. Director 2018-2021, Daughters of Charity, Bangalore
  6. Principal May 2021: De Paul College, Mysore, India

Dr. Baiju presents assignments:

Secretary, De Paul Education Society, Mysore

President, Mysore Chapter of the Conference of Catholic Colleges of Karnataka President, Karnataka Chapter of the Association of International Researchers of Indian Origin (AIRIO).

While being in the professional association as:

Member: Comparative and International Education Society, North America (CIES)

Life Member: Association of International Researchers of Indian Origin, New York (AIRIO) Life Member: Comparative Educational Society of India (CESI)

Dr. Baiju has gone further with several publications.

Eldho Mathews, Baiju A. Chittuparamban, Sharvani Joshi, and Payal Dey, Engaging the Corporate

Sector: Narayana Murthy Committee Recommendations for Higher Education, Economic and Political Weekly, July 20, 2013.

Eldho Mathews, Baiju A. Chittuparamban, and Sharvani Joshi, Engaging the Corporate Sector:

Narayana Murthy Committee Recommendations for Higher Education, Journal of Social Discourse, July 20, 2013.


Is a Professor and Head, P.G. Department of English and U.G. Department of French, with over 43 years of experience, besides publishing several articles:

Great expectations from consecrated men and women, Prabodhana, Vol. IX, International Academic Journal, 2016

The Impact of Sigmund Freud on the Poetry of T. S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and W.H. Auden, Philos Multi-disciplinary Journal (PMJ), Volume I Issue I Date: August 15, 2017

A Call to the Joy of Living (Joie de vivre), Philos Multidisciplinary Journal (PMJ), Volume I, Issue II Date:30-04-2018


Is a Professor and Head, P.G. Department of English and U.G. Department of French, with over 43 years of experience, besides publishing several articles:

Great expectations from consecrated men and women, Prabodhana, Vol. IX, International Academic Journal, 2016

The Impact of Sigmund Freud on the Poetry of T. S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and W.H. Auden, Philos Multi-disciplinary Journal (PMJ), Volume I Issue I Date: August 15, 2017

A Call to the Joy of Living (Joie de vivre), Philos Multidisciplinary Journal (PMJ), Volume I, Issue II Date:30-04-2018

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The prevalence of Carpe diem (seize the day) in English poetry, Philos Multidisciplinary Journal (PMJ), April 2020

Cultivate Compassion! A Literary and Biblical Perspective, Philos Multidisciplinary Journal (PMJ), April 2020.

The Power of the Cross and Resurrection, May 2020

Prof. John has contributed by writing various French and English-language books and is credited with various seminars and speakers who have contributed to personifying the English language.


professionally is a Senior Biologist at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens Mysuru who has immensely contributed towards Environment Science with vast experience in the field. While her interests are Neurology, Reproductive Biology, Neuro-endocrinology, Ethology, Develop- mental Biology. Besides being a proud University   Gold   Medalist,   University   of M ysore Topper of the DOS in Zoology.


He is a mechanical engineer ranked 113 in Karnataka and ranked No. 1 in MBA (HR) and went on to co-author a textbook on “Research Methodology, Fundamentals of HR Analytics, and Recruitment and Selection He was further awarded with the title of Statistician and Youngest Researcher, while his interest in the field of business subjects adds immensely to the subjects.


A renowned chartered accountant by profession and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Rajesh has over 7 years of experience with indirect tax laws and advising clients on compliance, tax planning, and representation before the government and authorities. Presently, I am the proprietor of M/s. Rajesha L. and Associates, Chartered Accountants. He has rich expertise in goods and services tax, statutory audits, internal audits of companies, and audits under the Income Tax Act. Rajesh has gone on to represent several clients before various statutory authorities like the Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and the VAT and GST Appellate Authorities. While we are indebted to his contribution to the taxation curriculum.

Dr. Rithika Vakkalaganti Rajesh

Is a doctor by profession and currently with Novartis. He has immensely contributed to framing the curriculum on emergency management, which enables help and assistance to everybody in dire situations.