Principal

    Dr K VIJAYAKUMAR

 

 Experience
  • Principal:- Saint Joseph College of Engineering and Technology, Pala, Kerala     (Aug 2017 – July 2018)
  • Director of Technical Education:-  Govt. of Kerala (Oct 2014 – May 2017)
  • Principal :- Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala. (Jun 2009 – Oct 2014)
 Academics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.):- Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, Madras ( 2000 – 2003)
  • Master’s degree:- Industrial Engineering, PSG College of Technology,(1985 – 1987 )
  • B.Tech:- Production Engineering , University of Calicut , (1979 – 1984)
 Member
  • Chairman, ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education) Kerala Section (Present)
  • Member, Board of governs ,IITM (2014 t0 2017)
  • Member, Syndicate, CUSAT (2014 t0 2017)
  • Member, Syndicate, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
  • Member, Curriculum Development Committee, University of Calicut (2004)
  • Member, Expert committee, National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi (2005)
  • Chairman, Passing Board (Production Engg), University of Calicut (2004-07)
  • Member, Board of Studies in Engineering (UG), Calicut University (2007-08)
  • Member, Core Committee for M.Tech Programmes, M.G University (2007-09)
  • Member, Advisory Board for Part Time Diploma Course in Industrial/Fire Safety Engineering (2007-09)
  • Expert Member, Inspection Committee, M.G University (For UG and PG programmes)
  • Member, Syndicate, Calicut University (2011-12)
  • Member, Engineering Research Council, Centre for Engineering Research and Development (CERD) Trivandrum (2009-14)
  Publication  He has published about 10 research papers which include 2 international journals, one national journal and one international conference.
 Others  The landmark innovative schemes and ventures completed/floated during his tenure as the Joint Director, RDTE, Kothamangalam and Principal of the Govt Engineering College , Thrissur are worth noting. They include:

  • 7 new post graduate programmes started
  • AMIGO, A student alert group launched to identify and support needy students – Feb.2013
  • GECT Development Trust launched by Alumni to support the infrastructural and academic requirements – Aug.2013
  • Faculty and Staff Development Training centre – July 2012
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification – Oct 2012
  • Accreditation by Institution of Engineers (India) – May 2012
  • Accreditation of seven under graduate programmes – 2011
  • GEcT SAFE – A corpus fund for awarding scholarship economically weaker students launched – Jan 2011
  • World Bank assisted TEQIP project Phase II – Rs 100 Lakhs, 2011
  • Established a Centre of Excellence for development of materials under Centre for Research and Development (CERD), Kerala – Rs 30 lakhs, 2011
  • Established an Innovation centre under Centre for Research and Development (CERD), Kerala – Rs 10 lakhs, 2011
  • OASIS – Pain and Palliative care unit -2010
  • Counselling and Guidance cell – 2009
 Others
  •  Academic Block (Budget 4.5 crore-Administrative sanction obtained)
  • Ladies hostel for 120 girls
  • SC/ST hostel for 100 girls(AICTE scheme) (Budget 2.3 crores)
  • OBC hostel for 60 boys, under central govt. scheme
  • Post Graduate block  Architecture Dept. block
  • Electrical and Electronics Engg. Dept. block
 Others  As Special Officer- Additional charge for setting up of an OFF Campus Centre of Aligarh Muslim University at Perinthalmanna, Malapuram Dist., Kerala – Centre started functioning from 2011