Nandakumar, new Trivandrum collector
Kerala council of ministers decided to appoint public relations director M. Nandakumar, IAS as Thiruvananthapuram collector. He is the second alumnus of the Department of Communication and Journalism to occupy this coveted position.
Nandakumar started his career as a journalist with Indian Express, later he joined the Government service as a BDO and in 1993 got direct selection as Deputy Collector and Executive Magistrate. He served as the Deputy Collector of Thiruvananthapuram for six years. In 1999, he became the zonal director of Kudambasree. He was at the helm of affairs in Jawahar Bala Bhavan, Bala Sahithya Institute and Gandhi Grama Vyavasayam. In 2009 he was conferred IAS and joined the public relations department as director.