A renowned academician and administrator with a chronicle of an illustrious career of over 35 years at Anna University, Chennai. Throughout his career, he has held several prestigious posts in the area of Higher Education
He was commended for his able leadership as Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) and Tamil Nadu Common Admissions (TANCA). As Director of Ramanujan Computing Centre his services led to the existing modernized campus networking and renewed IT infrastructure at Anna University, Chennai.
In 2007, he took charge as the first Vice Chancellor of the State owned Anna University Tiruchirappalli, Since then within an short span of time and through his untiring efforts the number of constituent institutions grew from 1 to 7 that are functioning now at Tiruchirappalli, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Panruti, Ariyalur, Pattukottai and Thirukkuvalai.
In the year 2012, he became the first Director of the National Institute of Technology Nagaland. Under his able leadership, the Institution has been built up with several centres of excellence for the benefit of students, faculty and research scholars to work on real- time projects and cutting-edge technologies.
His quest for academic excellence began in the year 1980 with an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, University of Madras, Masters in Power Systems Engineering from Anna University in 1982 and Ph.D from Anna University in 1990 in the area of Power Systems Engineering.
He introduced a novel PG programme for the benefit of faculty members for all engineering institutions through Modular Based Credit Banking Scheme. Because of this innovative course, faculty working at colleges were able to complete their PG degree with ease.
He has guided more than 25 Ph.D scholars in various Universities and has more than 150 international and national publications to his credit. He also served as Associate Professor in the prestigious Multimedia University, Malaysia.
Dr. V. Ramachandran
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
No.42, Avadi – Vel Tech Road,
Avadi, Chennai-600 062,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: 87544 16291