Dr. Mariazeena Johnson is the Chancellor of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, one of the leading Universities in South India. She is a revolutionary educationist who has a great vision of redefining the education system. Under her leadership, Sathyabama has made remarkable achievements in various fields.
Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, being a dynamic personality and born to the politician turned philanthropist Col. Dr.Jeppiaar, follows her father’s footsteps in embracing a holistic approach to education. Dr. Johnson relentlessly works towards providing quality education and making the society a better one. Dr. Johnson is not only a leader but also a great intellectual in exploring the new avenues of research. She was conferred with a doctorate from the University of Madras for her research on Recent Developments in Women Entrepreneurship that focused on varied challenges faced by women and their multitudinal roles and responsibilities in pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.
She has been instrumental in developing Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology into an Inclusive Institution. She has initiated Anbu Foundation under numerous Students are benefited with full scholarship every year. Dr. Mariazeena Johnson supports with the Skill Development Courses for the Government School Children under “My Saturday University” initiative, a fun loving educational programme.
Dr Johnson in association with world vision under “Support my school” project has adopted 21 Panchayat schools and 7 Villages for all round development by providing the basic needs and infrastructure facilities. She has introduced Vocational courses free of cost for the school dropouts and rural youths for their upliftment.
Her contribution extends beyond boundaries reaching out to serve the students of a country affected by civil war. She has signed an MoU with Tawakkol Karman a Noble Laureate for Peace 2011, from Yemen to provide Full Scholarship to 15 Students of Tawakkol Karman International Foundation, Yemen every year.
“It is the duty of every citizen to give back to the society” are the words of Dr Johnson. “Blessed to Bleed” Campaign is her recent initiative which is aimed at making sanitary napkins Cheap and available to every women irrespective of their social and economic status. Sanitary napkins are also provided to them at free of cost.
“My Happiness” is one of her initiatives launched by Honourable President of India during the WHO World Health Day Summit 2017 that aim to identify children with depression and other mental health problems and provide them with required interventions and support to come out of it.
Dr. Mariazeena Johnson provides an enabling environment for the advancement of women in her Organization and encourages the involvement of women in all areas of development. Dr. Mariazeena Johnson has established a Women Empowerment Bureau which conducts several Programmes that aims at economic empowerment and social upliftment of underprivileged women.
Dr. Mariazeena Johnson supports several Foundations and Trusts and sponsors daily meals to various Orphanages. She is a patron of around 30 renowned foundations & trusts. She is an ECO Warrior and a person with environmental concern who advocates Green India, Dr. Mariazeena Johnson has initiated Tree Plantation drive and has planted thousands of saplings in nearby community and continuing with the aim of planting at least 100 saplings every month.
She is not just satisfied with her mission of creating Engineers and Technocrats, but also interested in producing bureaucrats. She has established “JEPPIAAR IAS ACADEMY” for preparing Students for Civil Services and is conducting free Coaching for 1000 aspiring Students every year.
She was active in launching the first Successful Student Satellite ‘SATHYABAMASAT’ developed & designed by staff & students of the Sathyabama, launched by ISRO with other 19 satellites on 22ndJune, 2016. The Team SATHYABAMASAT, had an interaction with the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was highly appreciated for the achievement.
In recognition of her services she was selected as one among the Top 12 Women Transforming India by Niti Aayog and UN in India. She was honoured by our Honourable President for being one among the 100 impactful women of India as she worked single-mindedly for the cause of education. She has also won several awards and accolades for her exemplary contribution to Education and societal development. She not only contributes to intellectual development by providing education opportunities but also to the economic and social development of the nation through various initiatives that provides employment and empowerment.
Dr. Mariazeena Johnson is a unique personality of professional excellence with compassion.