The architect for enabling the multilateral growth of the institution surely has been Dr. Shantha. As the key link between the initial years and the changing times, she provided value-based leadership in times of rapid and immense change.

Generous in thought and giving people around her the space to perform and grow, her optimism has been most infectious. New ideas receive encouraging attention and more importantly, are sincerely pursued with. This is just the reason why every member of the institution is motivated to perform beyond his/her capability. Beyond. This is the magic mantra at mLAC.

Without an open environment, an institution will not be able to deliver results. Dr. T. L. Shantha has today created a culture of intellectual democracy and academic empowerment. There is no fear of doing wrong. It is always about trying. Today, we have an environment where everyone can win.