About the Administration



Smart work is better than hardwork is the best maxim that suits the life of Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder who opted for the best solution for people problem then- transportation. Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder implemented an ultimate idea to use bullock carts to help people. The limitations of bullock cart transportation prompted him to modernize and Anamalais Transport came into existence which is now known as ABT limited exploring every corner of the state.   The modernization of the transport fueled a thought on the importance of technical education. A vision was born. The dream was made into reality by Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam – a name that is synonymous with Pollachi. Motivated by his father’s vision Nachimuthu Industrial Association Trust was established in the year 1956.

The dream was cherished with the incorporation of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College in 1957 through which 120 rural students were made competent enough to work with modern technology.

As he had a better understanding of the need of the hour Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam was prompted to pioneer with technical education rather than starting a school.

The society’s solicitation made him the Chairman of NIA to expand education right from schooling to engineering. Within a short span of 50 years the NIA has ventured into many avenues and has established its roots in industrialization, education, finance, transportation, synthetic gems, textiles, agriculture and automobiles. Nachimuthu Industrial Association not only offers jobs but also provides opportunities for rural students to gain knowledge and explore the fast-paced world. For his achievement in education and welfare of the society, the industrial genius has been recognized by Government of India and was conferred with Padma Bhusan in 2007.


Dr. C. Ramaswamy., M.E., Ph.D., F.I.V.

Dr. C. Ramaswamy is the Secretary of the NIA Educational Institutions. He has been associated himself with NIA for more than four decades in providing high quality education to thousands of students.

He was the Principal of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College, from 1994 to 2000.  He was instrumental in the development of the College in all aspects and he was also the Founder Principal of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology.  He has been the Secretary of NIA Institutions since 2000.

With a strong determination and active involvement, Dr. C. Ramaswamy helps the NIA institutions achieve academic excellence. He has created an indelible page in the golden history of NIA institutions, in creating infrastructure, promoting partnerships with institutions and corporate in India and abroad as well

An experienced educationist and administrator, Dr. C.R has played a dominant role in the growth and development of the NIA institutions.

He obtained his doctorate at Madras University for his research interaction on Industrial work.


Dr. S. Vijayarangan., M.E., Ph.D., FIE.
DIRECTOR (Academic)

Prof. S. Vijayarangan, is an Automobile Engineer from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai. He holds his Master’s degree in Engineering Design, from Madras University , through PSG College of Technology, and his doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

He joined the stream of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at PSG College of Technology in the year 1978 and has more than 25 years of teaching and  research experience. Under his guidance, 9 Ph.D scholars have obtained their doctoral degree and another scholars are working currently.  To his credit more than 100 publications out of which more than 40 papers are published in International and National Journals. His field of interest and research are automobile engineering, composite material structures, finite element analysis and gear engineering. He is a former Principal of PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

He has offered consultancy services to many engineering industries. He has conducted a number of short term courses exclusively for practicing engineers in different industries; to name a few HAL- Koraput (Orissa), HAL  Bangalore, BHEL-Trichy,  Ashok Leyland-Chennai, Premier Polytronics, Pricol, and LMW-Coimbatore, etc. He has delivered guest lectures in more than 50 summer and winter schools, short term courses, conferences and workshops.

He was awarded with the Best Engineering College Teacher Award by the ISTE (TN&P), the Outstanding Corporate Fellow Member Award by the Institution of Engineers ( India ), the N.K.Iyengar Memorial Award for the best technical paper presented in the Journal of Institution of Engineers ( India ) and Innovative Ph.D. Project award by the Indian National Academy of Engineers, New Delhi .

He has been a member of the AICTE Expert Committee in different Staff Selection Boards and Inspection Committees. Also, he has been a member of the board of examiners in different Universities and autonomous Colleges. He is a former Chairman of The Institution of Engineers ( India ), Coimbatore Local Centre. He is a Member of ISTE, SAE , USA and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India .




The DIRECTOR (Student Affairs)

Dr. Palaniswamy was born and brought up in Paramadaiyur, a small village about 20 km south of Pollachi.  He obtained his BE ( Civil Engineering)  from University of Madras (PSG Tech), MSc (Structural Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore and PhD (Mechanics & Materials) from University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.

After his graduation in 1973, Dr. Palaniswamy joined Bechtel Corporation in SanFrancisco, USA as an engineer in the civil department. He rose through the ranks to become the Chief Engineer and the Principal Project Engineering Manager in the company. After 33 years of service he retired in 2006. All his experience has been in the design and construction of nuclear power plants and nuclear waste disposal facilities

Dr. Palaniswamy came to MCET as the HOD of civil department in 2007. In 2009 he became the Dean of civil engineering and infrastructure management. In 2013 he became Principal of MCET.  In 2014 he assumed the present position as The Director (Student Affairs).

Dr. Palaniswamy is a registered professional engineer in California, USA, a Project Management Professional, a member of the Project Management Institute and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers


Dr. M. Ramakrishnan, B.E., M.E, Ph.D.

Dr. M. Ramakrishnan was born on 5th June 1952 at Batlagundu of Dindigul District. He obtained his B.E., degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore, M.E., degree in Communication Systems from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and Ph.D., from College of Engineering, Anna University.

He has two decades of teaching, research and 18 years of industrial experience. His experiences include teaching at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University Chennai and S.S.N. College of Engineering, Chennai. He has worked at various capacities like Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and HoD. His areas of interest include Digital Communication, Wireless and Mobile Communication and Wireless Networks. He is a recognized Research Supervisor of Anna University, Chennai. He is at present guiding seven research scholars in his chosen field.

He worked in many lead industries like, Telerad, Solidaire, Sears Elcot, Mecotronics etc.at various capacities as Research Engineer, Quality Control Manager, Service Manager and Area Manager. He owned a company, for about ten years, and manufactured Single Phase, Three Phase and SMPS Transformers, Stabilizers, Power Injectors, CATV Amplifiers, Modulators and Satellite Communication equipments.

Prof. Ramakrishnan is the recipient of the best teacher award from S.S.N. College of Engineering and the best paper award in International Conference conducted in M.I.T., Anna University.

He is a Fellow of IETE and Institution of Engineers (India), a Member of IEEE and IEEE (Com. Soc) and a Life Member of ISTE and CSI. He has travelled extensively to countries like France, UK, USA, Singapore and Sri Lanka, in connection with higher studies and research activities.


Dr.A.Rathinavelu, B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.


Dr.A.Rathinavelu pursued his doctorate at NIT, Trichy. He completed his Master of Technology degree in Edith Cowan University, Perth and Bachelor of Engineering at IRTT. He has 6 years of Industrial experience and more than 16 years of Engineering College experience so far. He is working in MCET since 1999 in various capacities. He heads the Computer Science Department since its inception and has guided the department for NBA Accreditation twice. He is mentoring IT Infrastructure Management & HR Practices for many years in the College.

Dr.A.Rathinavelu has published several research articles and his work in the area of Human Computer Interaction has been recognized in other reputed International Universities. He is currently guiding three Ph.D scholars. He is a Life-Time Member in ACM, Computer Society of India & ISTE. He is heading the Microsoft Innovation Center since 2011 and has been invited by Microsoft to share his experience in their summits. As Professor In-charge he has coordinated the NBA & NAAC Accreditation process of the college as well as the UGC Autonomous Process. He is an NBA Expert member for granting accreditation to other colleges. He is Chairman-Board of Studies, CSE and Member Secretary of Academic Council in the College.