Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, B.Sc., F.I.E.,
( March 21, 1923 – October 2, 2014 )
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’s 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 – Founder , 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.
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. M. Manickam. M.Sc,MBA.,
The Chairman Dr. M. Manickam M.Sc, MBA., is the successor of Arutchelvar. Dr.N.Mahalingam. Graduated from the University of Michigan with an international exposure, he has the caliber to lead industries and institutions together. He was the President of All India Sugar Manufacturers Association (1996-1997) and India Sugar Technologists Association (2000-2002).
The Chairman ensures that excellent technocrats are nurtured by the best institution. By introducing his brain child, Earn while you learn caters to the students who are in need, he steps ahead of his predecessors by establishing tie-ups with reputed international institutions.
The Chairman is honored with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in recognisation of his contributions towards Management of Agro Processing Industries and Agricultural Development.
Shri. M. Hari Hara Sudhan. B.E., MS.
Shri. Hari Hara Sudhan completed his B.E (Mechanical) at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and then he did MSc (Automobile Engineering) in University of Bath, UK.
He undergone 2 years of Training in Ford, UK before taking charge as Executive Director of ABT Limited, Coimbatore.
ABT Limited was incorporated in the year 1931 to deal in transport and automobile industries.
He is appointed as Correspondent of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology since November 2012.
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology was established in the year 1998 to offer 10 UG Engineering courses, 5 PG Engineering Courses, MCA Program currently & 5 Research Programme.
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. Ramaswamy has played a dominant role in the growth and development of the NIA institutions.
He obtained his doctorate from Madras University for his research on Industry Institute Collaborative Model in the year 2017.
Dr. P. Govindasamy, B.E., M.E., Ph.D.
Dr.P.Govindasamy, Principal, MCET holds more than 30 years of experience in Teaching, Research and Administration. He occupied a variety of positions in his career as Principal, Vice Principal, Dean-R&D Director-IQAC, Dean Student affairs, Head of the Department, BoS Chairman, Member in Statutory bodies and other academic positions. He is aiming to leverage 29 years of academic experience to drive students’ growth and implementation of innovative teaching methods to intensify students’ engagement.
He received his Doctoral Degree in 2009 under the faculty of Mechanical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore and Master’s Degree in Thermal Sciences – IC Engg in 1992 from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from Kongu Engineering College, Erode. During his academic tenure, he has published more than 56 research papers in several national and international journals and more than 32 research proceedings in various national and international conferences. In addition, he has received research and seminar grants from various organizations such as AICTE-ISTE STTP, CSIR, and AICTE. He is serving as the Editor for Journal of Petroleum and Alternative Fuels (JPTAF).
He has also guided and supervised 100 UG projects. He has membership in professional bodies such as ISTE, Institution of Automobile Engineers (India), Combustion Institute, SAE, Institution of Valuers, ASME, SESI – ISA, ISTE, and IEEE. His research interests include button gear shifter for Two wheeler, Petrol & LPG as an alternative fuel for CI engine, Performance and emission analysis of catalytic coated cylinder head in CI Engine. He has carried out numerous consultancy activities meeting the societal needs and enhancing the eco-friendly environment. In addition, he has raised fund through research proposals via AICTE –RPS, TNSCST and AICTE Modrobs. He holds a wide experience in AICTE/University/Government approval and NAAC activities. He has visited numerous countries like Malaysia, Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong for his study and related academic endeavours.
Dean - Academics & Autonomous
Dr. A. Senthil Kumar, B.E., M.E., Ph.D.
DEAN – ACADEMICS & AUTONOMOUS
Dr.A.Senthil Kumar Dean (Academic and Autonomous) have 28 years in teaching and working at Dr Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology for the past 11 years. His under graduation was at PSG College of Technology in the discipline of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and his Post Graduation in VLSI Systems at National Institute of Technology, Trichy with an Academic Excellence Award for the outstanding performance by Bharathidasan University. VLSI Signal Processing is the key area of research for his doctoral study in Anna University, Chennai. He has received the best teacher award twice. His pivotal areas of interest include Embedded System, VLSI Signal Processing and Industrial Automation.
Under his guidance, 11 PhD Scholars have obtained their doctoral degree. He presented more than 50 papers in national and international conferences and published 25 Papers in International Journals in his expertise areas, Low power VLSI design, Embedded system. Received the best paper award from International Transaction on Computer Science and principal person in executing voluminous consultancy work in the area of Embedded System, Energy Auditing and Industrial automation. He received a grant of Rs 44,25,000 received for versatile research projects from UGC, AICTE, DST etc. He has funding grant of Rs 17,06,000 organise various seminars/FDP/Work Shops / Conferences. He has travelled to Canada, Thailand and Singapore for his research and education associated activities.
Dean - Research & Innovation
Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, B.E., M.E., Ph.D.
DEAN – RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Dr.S.Ramakrishnan has 23 years of teaching experience and he is Dean of Research & Innovation, MCET. He has successfully guided 9 Ph.D candidates & guiding 5 Ph.D scholars. He is a Reviewer of 43 international journals including 14 IEEE Transactions, 8 Elsevier Science, 5 IET Journals, Springer Journals, Wiley Journals, ACM Computing Reviews, etc., He is in the editorial board of 6 International Journals. He is a Guest-Editor of special issues in 4 International Journals including Telecommunication Systems Journal of Springer. He has filed 3 Indian patents. He has published 216 papers in conference and journals like IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IET Image Processing, IET Healthcare, Elsevier, Springer, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis etc.,
He reviewed 24 books for ACM Computing Reviews and 3 books for McGraw Hill International Edition. He has authored 13 books on topics like Image Processing, Speech Processing, Pattern Recognition, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cryptography published by CRC Press of Taylor and Francis Group, USA, Nova Science, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany and InTech Publisher, Croatia.
Dr.Ramakrishnan has efficaciously completed External Funded project Sponsored by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In addition to this, he is recognized as top scientist in AD Scientific Index (Rankings for Scientist) by securing top 6% in India, 11 % in Asia and 16 % in world. His areas of research include digital image processing, information security, and soft computing.
Dean – Industry Relations & Talent Development
Dr. Calvin Sophistus King, M.Tech., Ph.D.
Dean – Industry Relations and Talent Development
Calvin Sophistus King has two decades of academic and administrative experience spread across affiliated college, autonomous college, private university, deemed university and foreign university systems. He has a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, BITS – Pilani, an M.Tech. in Energy Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy and B.E. Mechanical Engineering from PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul.
He is passionate about learning and development which reflects in the programs that he has designed for academia and industry. He is an accomplished learning and development professional with rich exposure in outcome-based education model. He has been instrumental in several learning and development initiatives for students, faculty members and industry professionals.
He is an active member of various professional bodies, including American Society of Engineering Education, Society of Automotive Engineers, Association of Neurolinguistic Programmers, Kirkpatrick Partners, Project Management Institute etc. to name a few. His expertise includes learning experience design, behavioural change management, project management apart from renewable energy and electric vehicles. He is a Kirkpatrick Certified Training Evaluator, Neuro Linguistic Programmer, Cambridge University certified Trainer and Dale Carnegie certified Instructor. He has certifications from top universities of the world in various domains such as education, leadership, online learning, electric vehicles, project management etc. He is a travel freak and fond of vehicles. Has visited Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar, Israel, Spain, Canada and lived in United Arab Emirates.
He believes in collaboration and co-creation for talent development based on inherent needs of society.