She admitted that she was shocked and surprised to win. She did not expect it because the interview was quite fast. “It was supposed to take 15 minutes but was over in less than 8 minutes. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed because I did not have the opportunity to say a lot. I wanted to share with them (the judges) my evaluation reports and students’ feedback,” she said. Dr. Geetha believed her experience and connection with her students, not just as a dean but also as a lecturer, gave her an advantage over the other candidates. “The most satisfying feeling as an educator is watching your students make an impact in their careers and the world, and knowing you had a part to play in their successes. I am grateful to INTI for giving me this opportunity,” she said. When asked about the reaction from her family and friends, she acknowledged that she had not told many people but her “family and colleagues were very proud and supportive” of her. “This award shows that I am in the right direction and is a recognition that I am doing the right thing by my students. I am thankful for this affirmation,” she concluded. The awards ceremony will be held on 24th November at M Resort & Hotel, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
"The most satisfying feeling as an educator
is watching your students make an
impact in their careers and the world"