Administrative Positions held
As Director, Institute for Energy Studies
( Since Feb 2013)
Conducive research atmosphere
has been created in the Institute,
which is evident from the increase in
number of research scholars (as projected
in the Figure shown below) joining in
regular Ph.D. programs with various
fellowships / JRFs / SRFs / PDFs. All
the Faculty members in the Institute
are now showing good interest in applying
for sponsored research projects. The
year on year revenue growth
has increased appreciably during
the last 3 years (through research and
consultancy projects) compared to the
previous years, which is witnessed through
the below graph. The information presented
in the following graphs are as on September
growth in the publications made by the
faculty members of IES in peer reviewed
journal is increasing year by year.
a Convener of the Energy Conservation
Committee for College of Engineering,
CEG, the following measures were formulated
to lay a road map with plan of action
for effective implementation at CEG,
Measures for Energy Auditing and
reducing energy consumption in
Measures to generate and use alternate
source of Energy.
Framework for Student Participation.
of equipment has been done
to remove all the obsolete equipment
accumulated since the inception
of this Institute (1984).
The following new equipment
and many application software
were procured for the development
of M.E. (Energy) and M.E. (Solar)
University and various scheme funds
during the last 3 years.
Equipment procured under MNRE Lab and
Library development funds
procured under DST – FIST Scheme
in IES with former Vice Chancellor @ Solar
of 10 kW SPV system n IES with former
Energy Storage Systems at IES Laboratory
PV Demonstration projects at IES Laboratory
Solar Water Heater System Installation
at IES - LAB DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Energy System Installation at IES –
LAB DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Energy Training Events at IES
with Former Vice Chancellor about the
activities of IES
As Director, AU-FRG Institute for
as Director, AU-FRG Institute for
CAD/CAM, for a period of 3 ½ years
(2010-2013). During this tenure,
more than 40% growth in
revenue earning was achieved in
all the 3 years. A lot of Infrastructure
development was made during this
period. The growth in revenue generated
in the centre during my tenure is projected
in the graph shown below.
BY IGCAR HEAD TO AU-FRG ICC
In order to provide facelift to the
Institute and also to strengthen the
roof, the AUFRG ICC building has been
renovated by replacing the new vertified
tiling floor and providing the weather
roofing during the year 2012 & 2013
by utilizing the funds sanctioned by
the University funds.
All the furniture which were procured
during the establishment of the centre
in the year 1996, were replaced with
new ones in March 2011, through the
funds received from the University.
following equipment were procured during
of the Equipment (in Rs)
of high end computer
of ABAQUS software
of Simufact software
by RUSA Expert member to AU – FRG
in AU-FRG with former Vice Chancellor
doctoral studies related to design of
compact heat exchangers, free cooling,
wind turbine wake studies, stratification
in thermal storage system were completed
using the advancements in CFD code FLUENT.
baffle configuration for the spherical
header in a nuclear reactor in IGCAR,
Kalpakkam and wake studies on wind turbine
for CWET using the software tool ANSYS
Fluent were carried out. The confidence
gained through 4 Ph.D. research in the
use of fluent software, 2 research projects
completed for IGCAR & CWET leads
to framing of syllabus for the conduct
of two weeks short term course.
This effected the conduct of more than
30 short term courses on CFD using ANSYS
FLUENT software, which benefited nearly
1000 engineering students across the
state, creating large scale awareness
of CFD among the engineering community
leading to large scale usage in the
industries in Tamil Nadu in the recent
Term Courses at AU-FRG
Deputy Director, Centre for Affiliation of
process of University Administration in
my career started as Deputy Director, Centre
for Affiliation of Institutions, which has
supported me to understand the issues associated
with affiliated institutions of Anna University.
The following are certain glimpse of the
task learnt and performed as Deputy
Director, Centre for Affiliation of Institution
of formats for application for affiliation
and sending to the colleges.
of Guidelines for affiliation.
of Inspection reports
of Inspection Committee and sending
related documents to the Inspection
of Inspection Committee Chairman meeting.
of reports submitted by the Inspection
of Faculty Data Sheets and Certificates
of deficiency report
of meetings of Standing Committee on
of the reports – Note to Vice
Chancellor and Preparation of Syndicate
of Affiliation orders.
of affiliation orders along with deficiency
of Show cause notice to the colleges
of Suspension/withdrawal of affiliation
the details of number of colleges affiliated
and sanctioned intake for the Single
window system of Admission for the Academic
of Demand statement for Inspection/affiliation
of Statistical details of colleges,
programme-wise when required by the
development of CAI (Updating College
details, Laboratory requirements, Statutes,
matters-Preparation of para-wise remarks
for filing counter affidavits.
application from the faculty members
of affiliated colleges in the prescribed
format for the issue of eligibility
certificate for qualification and experience.
complaints from students & staff
of affiliated colleges and taking actions
for appropriate remedial measures by
convening Grievances and Redressed committee
of replies for RTI Act.
During this tenure, involved in the preparation
of “Drafting and formulation
of Anna University Engineering Education
Excellence model for Progressive Engineers
with Ethics and Knowledge”
(AUE3 for PEEK) as one of the 6 member committee
constituted by Anna University.
ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Contributions to various centers of Anna
of Student Affairs:
of the Provisional Eligibility Certificate
approval – Academic year 2004-05
and 2005-06. Scrutinized the documents
submitted by the candidates for Provisional
eligibility certificates for those
who sought admission under NRI / Foreign
as inquiry committee member
to enquire the problems associated
with the students unrest in the affiliated
for Entrance Examinations & Admissions:
as Additional Coordinator for the
conduct of TNPCEE 2005-06.
Acted as AUR during all the other
academic year for the conduct of TNPCEE.
observer in supervising of HSC (Plus
2) examinations during several years
for various districts.
as chairman of the inspection committee
towards the signing of MoU with industries.
for International Affairs:
Local coordinator for the MOUs signed
between Anna University Chennai and
i) University of Houston, USA &
ii) Helmholtz Association, Germany
Resource person for delivering lectures
to student groups coming from various
of the Scrutiny Committee for Ph.D.
and M.S. (by research) thesis (from
2007 to 2009).
as Doctoral Committee member for
more than 75 research scholars registered
under Mechanical Department, Mathematics
Department, Chemical Engineering
Department, Department of Management,
Dept of Electrical Engineering and
other inter disciplinary departments.
as chairman of the committee in
connection to the research centre
recognition for various affiliated
colleges and research centers.
Served as member of the selection
committee for Ph.D. admission in
the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Served as additional member for
the selection committee of Ph.D./
M.S (By Research) programme and
award of Anna Centenary Research
Served as coordinator of the inspection
committee to assess the infrastructure
facilities available in the R&D
centre at Centre for Wind Energy
of the Controller of Examination
as Chief Superintendent for the conduct
of end semester P. G examination during
the year April – May, 2010.
of the central valuation board for the
Tirunelveli zone during the year 2006.
for Technology Development and Transfer
of various committees towards awarding
of the co-ordination committee to
monitor and review the collaborative
programs with CVRDE, Avadi, Chennai.
of the Controller of Examination
as President, Society of Mechanical
Engineers in the year 2012 –
Served as a member of the Departmental
Consultative Committee of the Department
of Mathematics (2010).
Served as one of the coordinator for
“CEG ZERO Waste Campus”
Delivered motivational talk to freshers.