Dr P.Shankar is presently Director (Academics & Administration) at KGISL Institute of Technology, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore. He was formerly the Founding Principal at Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai campus from 2019 to 2022. He was also associated with Saveetha University as the Principal of School of Engineering from 2010 to 2016.
Dr Shankar is a prolific researcher cum teacher with National and International credentials. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering from PSG College of Technology (1985-89) and PhD (2001) from Indian Institute of Science. He worked on CVD deposition of Diamond films for his post doctoral research at University of Nijmegen, Netherlands (2001-2002).
Dr Shankar has served as a senior scientific officer (Scientific Officer G) at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research for nearly 19 years before shifting to a full time position in educational institutions since 2008. He has served as adjunct visiting faculty at University of Arkansas during the period 2012-2016. During his tenure at IGCAR, Kalpakkam ( Department of Atomic Energy), he has made several pioneering contributions in the field of characterization of advanced nuclear materials and in the development of novel surface engineering processes that are in use in our nuclear reactors. He has over 90 publications in refereed journals and atleast another 60 presentations in Conferences. He has 2 patents and is coauthor of 3 books.
His passion for education and to motivate students has been the driving force for him to take up full time responsibility as Academic administrator giving up a coveted post at Atomic Energy. In the last 15 years, he has been instrumental in introducing innovative changes in regulations to make the students industry ready and globally competitive.
He has won several awards including Young Metallurgist award 2002 (by Indian Institute of Metals), Young Engineer Award 2000 (by Indian National Academy of Engineers), Shiksha Bharathi Puraskar Award 2010, Mother Teresa Excellence Award 2012, etc. He has visited several countries on invitation including USA, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Korea, South Africa, etc. He has served as member of DST Indo-Brazil-SA trilateral nano initiative for a period of 2 years during 2006-08. His vision is to implement new strategies and directions in higher education to strengthen the intellectual capacity of our Nation.
Dr.N.Rajkumar obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1991 and His Masters in Computer Science and Engineering in 1995 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has completed his Masters in Business Administration in Human Resource Management from IGNOU in the year 2003. His doctorate is in the field of Data Mining, which he completed in 2005 from Bharathiar University.
He has 30 Years experience in teaching, research and administration. He is a recognized Research Supervisor with Anna University. Also, he has guided over 31 M.E. scholars and 11 Ph.D. scholars. He has also authored / co-authored over 115 publications that are widely referenced by researchers around the world and guided 100 Project Scholar’s to date.
He has been instrumental in the conduct of 38 short-term programmes / workshops / conferences / seminars / guest lectures and has also attended 39 courses conducted by other institutions and organizations.
He has been awarded different competitive research grants from various national government funding agencies including All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Dr. Rajkumar has been very dynamic in research logic and has converted much of that knowledge into association with industry partners (such as IBM, HP and Infosys), into software tools useful to researchers in a variety of scientific fields, and into community activities
He received cash awards / incentives / appreciation from PSG College of Technology and Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College in 2002 and 2013 for his research contribution.
He has presented over 47 invited talks (keynotes, guest lectures, and seminars) on his vision on the future of IT and advanced software engineering at international / national Conferences / workshops and various institutions in India.
He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, since 1993, Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSI) and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (FIE). He served as a reviewer in IEEE Systems Journal, International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier, International Journal of Computers and Applications, ACTA Press and editorial board member in Journal of Engineering Students,
Hyderabad, India .
He is a lead auditor (ISO 9000:2000) and consultant at several academic institutions and also responsible for mentoring new engineers and contributors, delivering technical presentations.
Dr. S. Suresh Kumar – Accomplished, Professor, Ph.D., C. Eng., MIEEE., MIET., MIETE, MIE., MIAENG, MSESI, MBMESI, MAEMP, MSEEM, MAES., MISCA., MACCS., MSSI., MCSI., MISTE., with over 28 years of Experience in Education, Research and Development in a range of areas such as Power Electronics & Drives, Power Quality, Renewable Energy (RE) Technologies, Signal & Image Processing, Embedded Systems and IoT.
Served as a Faculty in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, PSG College of Technology (1993-2007), Coimbatore, TN, INDIA, as Director, School of Electrical Sciences, Karunya University (2007-11), Coimbatore, TN, INDIA, as Director – Research at Dr. NGP Institute of Technology (2011 – 2018), Coimbatore, TN, INDIA and presently as Vice Principal in KGiSL Institute of Technology (2019 Onwards), Coimbatore, TN, INDIA. Also, he has administrated CFR / NBA / NAAC / IQAC / NIRF / IIPC / AISHE / AICTE & AU Affiliation & Approval / CII / ISO / EDC / Higher Education and various other Administrative Committees as Convenor and Coordinator for the smooth functioning of the Institutions.
Guiding Graduate / Post Graduate / Doctoral Candidates and in which 8 Ph.D. Scholars were awarded Ph.D. degree so far. As Principal Investigator and Co – Investigator he has completed 5 Government / Industry Sponsored Funded Projects worth 1 Crore successfully. Also, he is instrumental in Establishing the Centre Excellences such as DRDO Sponsored Audio Processing Centre (2005), SIEMENS Centre of Automation & Drives (2008) and Texas Instruments Centre (2014); and actively involved in numerous Government & Industry Sponsored Research Projects. He authored various peer-reviewed indexed publications and won National & International Research Awards. Acted as Reviewer for various reputed Publishers like IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Acta Press, Inderscience etc., and also visited Canada, Singapore and Sultanate of Oman in connection with Research related activities.