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Vice Chancellor

Dr. S. Salivahanan

Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. S. Salivahanan is the Vice Chancellor of Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai. Previously, he held the position of Principal at SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, for a span of 17 years. He earned his B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, M.E. in Communication Systems from NIT Trichy, and Ph.D. in Microwave Integrated Circuits from Madurai Kamaraj University. With over four and a half decades of experience in teaching, research, administration, and industry, he has worked in various educational institutions in India and abroad.

Professor Salivahanan has taught at NIT Trichy, A.C. Government College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, and Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. His industrial experience includes roles as a Scientist/Engineer at Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad, Telecommunication Engineer at State Organization of Electricity, Iraq, and Electronics Engineer at Electric Dar Establishment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Authoring 68 popular books, including bestsellers like “Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering,” “Electronic Devices and Circuits,” “Linear Integrated Circuits,” and “Electromagnetic Field Theory” published by McGraw-Hill Education, New Delhi, he has made significant contributions. Notable works also include “Digital Signal Processing” by McGraw-Hill International, translated into Mandarin Chinese. His books on “Digital Circuits and Design” (Oxford University Press) and “Control Systems Engineering” (Pearson Education) further showcase his expertise.

Professor Salivahanan has received numerous accolades, including the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal (2011), Lifetime Achievement Award from ISTE (2018), and the IEEE Outstanding Branch Counsellor and Advisor Award in the Asia-Pacific region (1996-97). He served as the Chairman of IEEE Madras Section for two years (2008-2009) and held leadership roles in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society chapter and IEEE Signal Processing Society chapter of IEEE Madras Section, and a Senate Member of the University of Madras.

Prof. S. Salivahanan
Vice Chancellor
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.

Email: [email protected].