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Prof.Dr.K.Prabhakaran Nair ,had completed Bsc (Engg) degree in mechanical engineering in 1975 and Msc (Engg) degree in Machine Design in 1977 from college of Engineering Trivandrum and PhD in Tribology from University of Roorkee (presently Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) in 1988. He has started his career as Lecturer at PSG college of Technology Coimbatore in 1978 and then joined as lecturer in National Institute of Technology(NIT) Calicut in November 1979 and promoted as Assistant professor in 1990 and professor in 1998.He has a total of 40 years of teaching, Research and Administrative experience. He has also served as faculty for a period of 2 years at King khalid University, Ministry of Education ,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
During his academic career he has undertaken many administrative responsibilities like Head of Mechanical Engineering Department during the period 2003-2006, Dean (Academic) during the period 2008-2011, officiating director of National Institute of Technology Calicut in the absence of director during the period 2008-2011 and coordinator of Indian Institute of Information and Technology Kottayam(IIITK), Kerala
He has guided 15 Phds and 4 PhDs are undergoing. He has published more than 85 papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has undertaken many sponsored projects sponsored by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology (DST) New Delhi , ARDB(Aeronautical Research and Development Board) New Delhi and Ministry of Human Resource and Development(MHRD). He is a reviewer of many journals like Tribology International ,journal of sound and vibration, Journal of Tribology and journal of composite materials. He has published a book on finite element method published by Oxford University Press and the proceedings of International conference ICAT14(International Conference on Industrial Tribology.).He is recipient of ‘Khosla Research Award’ for best technical paper in the year 1990.He has conducted many faculty development programmes and organised several international and national conferences and chaired the sessions of many conferences.
He has served as expert member in various expert teams constituted by AICTE to approve various academic programmes in the institutes and in this regard he has visited around 100 institutes all over India. He has also served as expert member of various expert teams formed by NBA for accrediting various programmes. He has attended and presented the papers in the conferences in various countries like United States of America, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Slovenia, Singapore &Thailand . He has also acted as members in various State and National levels Academic and Research committees. He is also serving as expert in various workshops in the areas of Tribology, FEM. He is member of professional society ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers),Life Member of Indian society for Technical Education and Fellow of Institution of Engineers.
The college is a realisation of a long felt need for an institution catering to a growing number of undergraduates opting for technical education. It seeks to promote education and research in the field of technology; to accumulate effective ideas and techniques likely to promote the socio-economic welfare of the people of Kerala