V. Vijayakumar obtained his master's degree in Social work and M. Phil in Social work from Madurai Kamaraj University. He joined as Project Social worker for Vitamin A Project in 1987at Aravind Childrens Hospital. Then he joined as project coordinator at Aravind Hospital, Madurai in 1991. He coordinated and implemented various research studies/projects like Madurai Intraocular Lens Study-MIOLS, CBR Project, Indian Visual Function and Quality of life questionnaire development study IND-VFQ and Diabetic retinopathy projects. Currently he is a Faculty at LAICO and looking after the Projects Division.