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About TIST

Dean (Academic & Student Affairs)


Dr. R Ravindran Nair

Dean (Academic & Student Affairs)

Dr. R. Ravindran Nair graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala. He  secured his M Tech Degree (First Rank & Gold Medalist ) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and thereafter pursuing his PhD right there.  He also has a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management ( PGDFM) from IGNOU.  Dr. Ravindran Nair has more than 50 years of rich experience in Teaching, Research, and Educational Administration of which 39 years was in NIT Calicut.  He was the last Academic Dean of erstwhile Regional Engineering College, Calicut and the first Academic Dean of NIT Calicut.  Later he also served as Principal in three Private Engineering Colleges in Kerala.Considering the overall contribution of Dr. Ravindran Nair to   engineering education, he was bestowed with two awards at the national level by different National Level Organisations during 2006 and 2008.

The following are some of other salient points of his profile.

  • Published several papers in National & International Journals.
  • Published 6 Books in Engineering and popular Science areas, and one book of Malayalam Poetry.
  • Served as Dean of the faculty of Engineering of the University of Calicut.
  • Was a member of the Senate of NIT Suratkal and NIT Thiruchirappalli.
  • Served as member of NBA Accreditation Team for several Institutes.
  • Member of AICTE Expert Visit Committee in several Institutes all over India.