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About TIST

Vice Principal


Prof. (Dr.) Babu John

Vice Principal

HOD Mechanical Engineering Department

Prof. (Dr.) Babu John completed his Mechanical Engineering degree from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam (Kerala Universitry), post graduation in Production Engineering from Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) and PhD from Anna University, Chennai. His thesis was on Lean manufacturing applied to machine tool industries and it paved way for cycle time reduction and thereby enormous cost saving for the manufacturing industries. He has vast industrial experience of more than 25 years in various capacities as Design engineer, In- charge for prototype development and field trial of CNC machines, Technical assistant to general manager and as Joint General Manager Design in HMT Machine Tools Ltd. Kalamassery. He has designed various models of CNC turning centers, machine tool accessories, special purpose machine tools (SPM), and flexible turning centers for Defence, Railways, Automobile industries, Power plants, Heavy Industries and many manufacturing and Research organizations. He received the prestigious FIE Foundation award for the design of the High speed CNC turning center (STALLION HS) at the IMTEX – 2001 exhibition, New Delhi.

He is a true passionate teacher with the ability to convert his experience into knowledge for the students. He started his teaching career from Regional Engineering College (REC) Calicut now National Institute of Technology. He is with TIST from 2007 and is the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Vice Principal. He has published many papers in international journals and has attended many international conferences. Active in R & D, he has been the guiding light for many undergraduate and post graduate students.


FIE Foundation Award for the best Design Exhibit (STALLION HS- High speed Turning Centre) at Indian Machine Tool Exhibition (IMTEX 2001), New Delhi.

International Exhibition

Visited International Machine Tool show Hannover- Germany in 1997 for study of the latest Machine Tool technology in the World.

Training abroad

10 days training in Design of Automatic Loading and unloading system (Gantry Loading and Roboflex) in the World renowned automation Factory Gudel in Switzerland, during February 2005.

Training in other Institutes

1) Industrial Design at National Institute of Design, Ahamedabad.

2) Management Development at IIM, Ahamedabad

International Conferences Attended

International Engineering Symposium, 2013, Japan