Manoj joined Amrita University in 2007 after fifteen years of international work experience, where he headed the International Initiatives Office from Coimbatore. He was educated in Singapore where he Majored in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University. He completed his Masters in Information Studies, majoring in Information Systems from NTU and has an MBA in IT Management from University of Surrey, UK. He was a Naval Officer in the Singapore Navy for thirteen years where he specialized in Electronic Warfare and, in the rank of Captain, he took volunteer retirement in 2000 to pursue a career in IT and worked in an International law firm as an IT Manager. He then moved onto be the Singapore Country Manager for Softbridge Solutions, an IT service provider with offices in Japan, Singapore and India. Subsequently he left Singapore and moved to Australia where he worked as a IT Security Analyst in Sydney. Manoj has a keen interest in IT Security and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).