By The Associated Press Staff WriterKerala’s college dean, M.N. Krishnan, who was widely known as the godfather of Kerala’s new “civic education” model, has died, the state government said Sunday.
He was 69.
Krishnan was the head of the Kerala University of Education, which was established in 2005 and is one of India’s fastest growing universities.
The university’s first-year students, who were mainly students of the elite Indian engineering and medical schools, received their degrees in 2008 and were granted the prestigious Diploma of Learning, the first of its kind in the country.
Kerala has emerged as a hotbed for the growth of higher education in India, which has one of the highest ratios of students to graduates in the world.
Kishore Bajpai, a student of Krishnan’s, was killed in a motorcycle accident in June when a speeding car hit him in the head.