Computer Professionals Program Newsletter
Master of Science in Computer Science

Maharishi University of Management, USA

Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa
52557 USA
(641) 472-1153

June 2012

Distinguished Professor Joins Faculty

The MUM Computer Science Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Premchand S. Nair to the faculty. According to Dr. Keith Levi, Department Chairman, "Professor Nair brings a wealth of relevant teaching and publication experience to our academic program. Not only is he an accomplished and distinguished academician, but his kind, appreciative personality and friendly smile have made him a favorite among the students and faculty."

Throughout his student and 23-year teaching career, Dr. Nair has exhibited a great love of knowledge. In his native India he earned four degrees at the University of Kerala, culminating in a Ph.D. in Mathematics. Then in 1985, he undertook another Ph.D. in Computer Science at Concordia University in Canada. Upon graduation, Dr. Nair took a teaching position at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

At Creighton, he achieved a distinguished academic career, and was very satisfied there. However, Professor Nair had a deep desire for personal enlightenment in addition to continuing his professional career. When he noticed an advertisement in an ACM publication for a faculty position at MUM in 2011, he felt that MUM might offer the fulfillment of all his desires. He first visited our campus last summer, interviewed for the position, and immediately experienced a strong attraction to the people, the job, the environment, and the unique opportunity to grow towards enlightenment at MUM.

"I had no strong desire to leave Creighton University, but the attraction to the warm, kind people, the impressive faculty credentials, and the emphasis on Consciousness-Based Education presented an irresistible opportunity at MUM," says Dr. Nair. "On top of all this, the natural beauty of the campus and community are a hidden treasure."

A Perfect Fit for the Computer Science Curriculum at MUM

Professor Nair's background in object oriented design with Java, and relational database design present a perfect fit for MUM's highly regarded MS in Computer Science program, which emphasizes software engineering with object oriented programming. He will be teaching courses on object oriented design using Java, relational database systems, and advanced database systems.

In the past 14 years, Dr. Nair has authored or co-authored eight books on Java programming, database design, and fuzzy mathematics, along with numerous journal and conference publications. His latest book is Java Programming Fundamentals: Problem Solving Through Object Oriented Analysis and Design (2010, CRC Press).

Advice for Future Students

Professor Nair offers this advice for prospective students: "Our program is unique. The very first course you are going to take at MUM is not on Computer Science. However, it will enable you to increase your cognitive skills every day for the rest of your life. Without that skill, a software engineer may survive for a few years, but will surely hit a brick wall in 10 to 15 years. MUM prepares you to grow and evolve in ways you never thought possible. It will enable you to attain your full potential."

Professor Nair's latest book is Java Programming Fundamentals: Problem Solving Through Object Oriented Analysis and Design (2010, CRC Press).

The entire MUM Community warmly welcomes Professor Nair, his wife Suseela Sarasamma, (also a Ph.D. in Computer Science), and their 10-year old daughter, Meera.

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