Smt. Nilima Chakraborty, Honourable Chancellor, Seacom Skills University is a renowned and respected Journalist-Author in the pseudo name of “Bouthakurani”, started her journey at a very young age. She is the first recipient of “West Bengal Literary Society” award at the age of 17 followed by many more in the subsequent years. Our Chancellor is the first Indian Lady Journalist to join an International Print Media as News Editor. She has pursued her career as a journalist in reputed media houses like Anandabazar Group, Bartaman, Bashumati to name a few over half a century. Among her many novels, “Uttaran” and “Anya Mati” became hugely popular and trend-setter in the field of women empowerment receiving lots of awards and accolades. Her immense research and contribution on the “Kakmara Upajati (Tribe)” over decades and her work with tribal development & welfare has contributed to the growth of tribal people in Bengal. She was also instrumental in bringing World Bank projects and Indo-German Collaboration in area of Water Treatment & Resource Management in Bengal.