Management & Admin Team



Management & Admin | Mahalingam College of Engineering & Technology

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.



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

Dr. A. Rathinavelu pursued his Doctorate degree at NIT, Trichy . He completed his Master of Technology degree from Edith Cowan University, Perth and Bachelor of Engineering at GCE( formerly IRTT), Erode. He has 6 years of Industrial experience and more than 23 years of Engineering College teaching and research experience. He is working in MCET since 1999 in various capacities. He was heading the Computer Science Department from 1999 to 2017 and guided it for NBA Accreditation thrice. He is guiding IT Infra Management & HR Practices for many years in the College. Since 2007, he is coordinating with NBA & NAAC for Accreditation process as well as with UGC for Autonomous Process of the college.

Dr.A.Rathinavelu has been recognised by UGC, NBA and NAAC as an expert member/assessor for granting autonomous status and accreditation to other colleges. He has visited countries like Australia, Canada, USA, Italy and Singapore for education and training activities. Dr.A.Rathinavelu has initiated several Industry connect programs including establishment of Apple Distinguished School, Microsoft Innovation Centre, Cisco Regional Academy , Capgemini engineering, L & T and Infosys Campus Connect. He has built strong relations with industry and alumni network in organising various technical events. He was invited by Microsoft to share his experience in their Indian & US summits. He has been awarded by Cisco for his outstanding contribution in CISCO regional Academy and recognised as Best SPOC by Infosys Campus connect program.

Dr. A. Rathinavelu has published several research articles and his work in the area of Human Computer Interaction has been recognised by other reputed International Research scholars. He has been nominated by Anna university-chennai to act as a member in Board of studies for non-autonomous institutions of AU. He is a recognised Research supervisor in the Department of CSE under Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering at Anna University, Chennai. So far, two of his scholars have been awarded with PhD degree and he is currently guiding five Ph.D scholars.

He is working as Principal of MCET since 2017. He has coordinated to obtain Rs. 417 lakhs as external funding from various statutory bodies for research, consultancy, testing, training and faculty development programs under various departments since 2017-18 AY. Under his leadership, MCET obtained the highest recognition of NAAC A++ in 2018. He has spearheaded PARAMARSH scheme under UGC funding (30 lakhs) during 2019-2021. He is an active member in Apple Developer Program to contribute his expertise in Augmented Reality Programming using swift. He is a Life-Time Member in Computer Society of India, ISTE and member of ACM.

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