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About TIST

About TIST

Dean (Academic & Student Affairs)


Dr. R Ravindran Nair

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 pursued his PhD there.  He has also a Post-graduate diploma in Financial Management ( PGDFM) from IGNOU.  He has more than 50 years of rich experience in Teaching, Research, and Educational Administration of which 39 years were 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 his the overall contribution to engineering education, he was bestowed with two awards at the national level during 2006 and 2008.

The following are some of the 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 Poems
  • 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.