At the helm of Affairs


B.Sc., F.I.E.


Dr. N. MAHALINGAM,B.Sc., F.I.E. Chairman

The pride of the Kongu region, Arutselvar Dr. N. Mahalingam is an eminent educationalist. An astute Gandhian, he is constantly engaged in propagating the cherished values of Mahatma Gandhi. In recognition of his meritorious services to humanity, the PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD was conferred on him by the Government of India. Honorary Doctorate Degrees were also awarded by Anna University, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Bharathiar University and Madurai Kamaraj University.


B.Com., B.L.


Dr. B. K. KRISHNARAJ VANAVARAYAR, B.Com., B.L. Co – Chairman

Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar is the Chairman of Sri Sakthi Textiles Ltd., Pollachi and is the past Chairman of CII. He was the Chairman and member of the Central Committee of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He has also served as the Chairman and member of the Central Committee of many leading schools, colleges and universities from time to time. In appreciation of his work to the society, he was awarded the ‘Degree of Doctor of Laws’ by Avinashilingam University in 1999 and the ‘Vivekananda National Award of Excellence’ by Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Coimbatore in 2006. He was invited by Pope John Paul as the representative of Hindu Religion for a peace conference. He is a visionary who follows the thoughts and the words of Swami Vivekananda and propels excellence in the society by constantly transforming the Indian youth.


Dr. M. Manickam
M.Sc., M.B.A. (USA)


Dr. M. Manickam M.Sc., M.B.A. (USA) Vice-Chairman

Dr.M.Manickam is an industrialist with an M.B.A from the University of Michigan, U.S.A. He is the Chairman of NIA Educational Institutions and the Vice- Chairman of Sakthi Sugars. Under his capable guidance and stewardship, Sakthi Sugar Mills has expanded and set-up units in many places. Through his constant efforts, Sakthi Auto Components Ltd has modernized and expanded. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.


Prof. Dr. K. ARUMUGAM,
B.E. (Hons), M.S., M.I.E.,
Vice- Chairman


Prof. Dr. K. ARUMUGAM, B.E. (Hons), M.S., M.I.E., Vice- Chairman

An experienced educationalist and administrator, Prof. Dr. K. Arumugam’s role in the development of this institution is inspiring and is worth emulating. His untiring contribution to the college has made KCT a premier institution. In recognition of his valuable contributions in the field of technical education, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Avinashilingam University and the Kongu Naattu Sadhanaiyalar award by NIA Educational Institutions.


M.Com., M.B.A.


Mr. M. BALASUBRAMANIAM, M.Com., M.B.A. Correspondent

Thiru. M.Balasubramaniam is an industrialist and a financial expert. He did his M.B.A. at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He is the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Sakthi Finance Ltd., Coimbatore. He is the Director in several companies and with his more than able guidance, ABT Industries Ltd., and ABT foods division have had an enormous growth. He was Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 1999. He is the Secretary of NGM College, Pollachi.

Shankar Vanavarayar

M.B.A., PGD.
Joint Correspondent



Mr. SHANKAR VANAVARAYAR, M.B.A., PGD. Joint Correspondent

Shankar Vanavarayar is the Joint Correspondent of Kumaraguru College of Technology and the Executive Director of Sakthi Auto Motors Ltd, a part of the Sakthi Group based out of Coimbatore. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from PSG Arts and Science College, Coimbatore, an MBA from Cardiff University, UK and a PG Diploma in International Education Management from the University of Leeds. He plays various roles in the Sakthi Group and with an international exposure in education he is able to bring about innovation with a contemporary outlook and a learner centric approach. Shankar Vanavarayar was the National Chairman of CII’s Young Indians in 2011 – 12. He is passionate about the heritage of the land and works for the cause of preservation through INTACH and also ‘The Vanavarayar Foundation’ founded by him to work in the areas of history, architecture, culture and heritage. He is the Founder of the Coimbatore Vizha and a recipient of the CII President’s Award.


B.E., M.B.A.


Mr. M. SRINIVAASAN, B.E., M.B.A. Treasurer

Thiru. M. Srinivaasan, the treasurer of Ramananandha Adigalar Foundation Trust, is an industrialist. He is a Mechanical Engineer and has an M.B.A degree from USA. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Sri Chamundeswari Sugars Limited and the current chairman of Indian Sugar Mills Association. He also holds the Directorship of various companies in the Sakthi Group.

R S Kumar



Dr .R S KUMAR, Principal

Dr R S Kumar has 27 years of experience, of which 15 years are in the Industry. He is an alumnus of PSG College of Technology and IIT Delhi. He had earlier worked in MNCs such as Ashok Leyland Ltd. and HCL Ltd. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and has experience in R&D, Service Industry and Engineering Education. He has served in the committees of Anna University Chennai, AUT Chennai and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He has published several papers in national / International conferences / journals and has co-authored one book.



Governing Council

The institution is governed by a 16 member Governing Council with Arutselvar Dr. N. Mahalingam as its Chairman, Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar as its Co-Chairman, Dr. M. Manickam and Prof. K. Arumugam as its Vice-Chairmen, Mr. M. Balasubramaniam as its Correspondent, Mr. Shankar Vanavarayar as its Joint Correspondent and Dr. R.S. Kumar as Principal. The Governing Council includes eminent educationalists, industrialists as well as University, AICTE and Government representatives.

Given below is the list of the Governing Council Members:


Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, B.Com, B.L.,


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

582, DB Road, RS Puram

Coimbatore – 641 002.


Dr.M. Manickam, M.Sc., M.B.A.,

Vice Chairman & Managing Director,

M/s Sakthi Sugars Limited,

180, Race Course Rd, Coimbatore – 641 018.


Prof.Dr.K.Arumugam, B.E.(Hons) M.S. (USA), M.I.E.,

Vice Chairman, Kumaraguru College of Technology,

52, Nachimuthu Gounder Street, Pollachi – 642 001.



Correspondent, Kumaraguru College of Technology,

No.27. Rukmani Nagar,

Ramanathapuram,Coimbatore -641 045.


Sri. M. Srinivaasan, B.E., M.B.A.,

Managing Director, Sri Chamundeeswari Sugars Ltd.,

76, Ulsoor Road, Bangalore – 560 042.


Sri.Shankar Vanavarayar,

Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru College of Technology,



Thavathiru Kumaragurupara Swamigal,

President, Gowmara Madalayam,

Chinnavedampatti, Coimbatore – 641 049



Member Secretary,

Kerala State Pollution Control Board,

Plamoodu Junction, Pattam (post)

Thiruvananthapuram-4, Kerala state.


Mr. M. Settu,B.Com; M.B.A., FIMA

Chief Executive, Syndicate Exports (P) Ltd.,

24 Bharathi Park 3rd Cross,

Coimbatore – 641 043.


Prof.Dr.C.R.Muthukrishnan, Ph.D

A3,Dhruva Nivas, 23, South mada street,

Srinagar colony, Saidapet, Chennai-600 015.


Dr.A.Ebinezer Jayakumar, Ph.D

Director Academics, SNR & Sons charitable Trust,

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College,

Vattamalai Palayam, NGGO Colony,

Coimbatore – 22


Dr. K.K.Narayanan, Ph.D

Managing Director, Metahelix life Sciences Pvt.Ltd,

Plot No.3, KIADB Industrial Area IV Phase.

Bommasandra , Bangalore-562 158.


Thiru.N.Ramani, M.Tech,

37, College Road,5th Cross,

Oddakadu, Tirupur-641 601.



President ISTE,

SA2,G2, Kumaradhara Block,

Vijiya Enclave, Sundiram shetty Nagar,

Opposite Bannerghatta Rd, Bangalore-560 076.




University of Madras,

Chennai 600 005.


Southern Regional Officer,

AICTE Chennai.

DOTE Office




Kumaraguru College of Technology,

Coimbatore – 641 049.

Governing Body

A Governing Body has been constituted with members from Management, a UGC nominee, a nominee of the University, a nominee of state government, an industrialist and two representatives from the faculty with the Principal as Ex-officio Secretary. This body along with an Academic Council, Board of Studies for each Department and a Finance Committee takes care of managing all the affairs of this autonomous institution.


Eminent academicians with vast experience of teaching, research and administration of prestigious universities/institutions are serving in advisory positions to help accelerating the progress of the institution towards full realization of its potential.

Babaji Rajah Bhonsle




Shri. Babaji Rajah Bhonsle is a Civil Engineer by profession and is the hereditary trustee of Thanjavur Palace Devastanam for over 26 years. He is the Treasurer of the Art Gallery of Thanjavur which exhibits exquisite Chola Bronzes. He is the Director of Royal Museum and Convener of INTACH Chapter, Thanjavur. He is a Board member of Chatram Administration, a Managing Trustee of Siddhar Ashram and a Board Member of Rajah’s Higher Secondary School.





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