Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, B.Sc., F.I.E.,
( March 21, 1923 – October 2, 2014 )
Smart work is better than hardwork is the best maxim that suits the life of Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder who opted for the best solution for people’s problem then- transportation. Thiru. P. Nachimuthu Gounder implemented an ultimate idea to use bullock carts to help people. The limitations of bullock cart transportation prompted him to modernize and Anamalais Transport came into existence which is now known as ABT limited exploring every corner of the state. The modernization of the transport fueled a thought on the importance of technical education. A vision was born. The dream was made into reality by Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam – Founder , a name that is synonymous with Pollachi.
Motivated by his father’s vision Nachimuthu Industrial Association Trust was established in the year 1956. The dream was cherished with the incorporation of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College in 1957 through which 120 rural students were made competent enough to work with modern technology.
The society’s solicitation made him the Chairman of NIA to expand education right from schooling to engineering. Within a short span of 50 years the NIA has ventured into many avenues and has established its roots in industrialization, education, finance, transportation, synthetic gems, textiles, agriculture and automobiles. Nachimuthu Industrial Association not only offers jobs but also provides opportunities for rural students to gain knowledge and explore the fast-paced world. For his achievement in education and welfare of the society, the industrial genius has been recognized by Government of India and was conferred with Padma Bhusan in 2007.
Dr. M. Manickam. M.Sc,MBA.,
The Chairman Dr. M. Manickam M.Sc, MBA., is the successor of Arutchelvar. Dr.N.Mahalingam. Graduated from the University of Michigan with an international exposure, he has the caliber to lead industries and institutions together. He was the President of All India Sugar Manufacturers Association (1996-1997) and India Sugar Technologists Association (2000-2002).
The Chairman ensures that excellent technocrats are nurtured by the best institution. By introducing his brain child, Earn while you learn caters to the students who are in need, he steps ahead of his predecessors by establishing tie-ups with reputed international institutions.
The Chairman is honored with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in recognisation of his contributions towards Management of Agro Processing Industries and Agricultural Development.
Shri. M. Harihara Sudhan. B.E., MS.
Shri. HariHara Sudhan completed his B.E (Mechanical) at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and then he did MSc (Automobile Engineering) in University of Bath, UK.
He undergone 2 years of Training in Ford, UK before taking charge as Executive Director of ABT Limited, Coimbatore.
ABT Limited was incorporated in the year 1931 to deal in transport and automobile industries.
He is appointed as Correspondent of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology since November 2012.
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology was established in the year 1998 to offer 10 UG Engineering courses, 5 PG Engineering Courses, MCA Program currently & 4 Research Programme.
Dr. C. Ramaswamy. M.E., Ph.D., F.I.V.
Dr. C. Ramaswamy is the Secretary of the NIA Educational Institutions. He has been associated himself with NIA for more than four decades in providing high quality education to thousands of students.
He was the Principal of Nachimuthu Polytechnic College, from 1994 to 2000. He was instrumental in the development of the College in all aspects and he was also the Founder Principal of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology. He has been the Secretary of NIA Institutions since 2000.
With a strong determination and active involvement, Dr. C. Ramaswamy helps the NIA institutions achieve academic excellence. He has created an indelible page in the golden history of NIA institutions, in creating infrastructure, promoting partnerships with institutions and corporate in India and abroad as well
An experienced educationist and administrator, Dr. C. Ramaswamy has played a dominant role in the growth and development of the NIA institutions.
He obtained his doctorate from Madras University for his research on Industry Institute Collaborative Model in the year 2017.
DIRECTOR (Student Affairs)
Dr. Palaniswamy was born and brought up in Paramadaiyur, a small village about 20 km south of Pollachi. He obtained his BE ( Civil Engineering) from University of Madras (PSG Tech), MSc (Structural Engineering) from Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore and PhD (Mechanics & Materials) from University of Illinois, Chicago, USA.
After his graduation in 1973, Dr. Palaniswamy joined Bechtel Corporation in SanFrancisco, USA as an engineer in the civil department. He rose through the ranks to become the Chief Engineer and the Principal Project Engineering Manager in the company. After 33 years of service he retired in 2006. All his experience has been in the design and construction of nuclear power plants and nuclear waste disposal facilities
Dr. Palaniswamy came to MCET as the HOD of civil department in 2007. In 2009 he became the Dean of civil engineering and infrastructure management. In 2013 he became Principal of MCET. In 2014 he assumed the present position as The Director (Student Affairs).
Dr. Palaniswamy is a registered professional engineer in California, USA, a Project Management Professional, a member of the Project Management Institute and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Dr.A.Rathinavelu, B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.
Dr.A.Rathinavelu pursued his doctorate at NIT, Trichy. He completed his Master of Technology degree in Edith Cowan University, Perth and Bachelor of Engineering at IRTT. He has 6 years of Industrial experience and more than 18 years of Engineering College experience so far. He is working in MCET since 1999 in various capacities. He heads the Computer Science Department since its inception and has guided the CSE department for NBA Accreditation thrice. He is a recognized RESEARCH supervisor in the Department of CSE under faculty of Information and communication Engg at Anna University, Chennai. He is an NBA Expert member for granting accreditation to other colleges. Department of CSE is recognized as research Centre under AU-chennai since Jan 2017.He is guiding IT Infrastructure Management & HR Practices for many years in the College.
Dr.A.Rathinavelu has published several research articles and his work in the area of Human Computer Interaction has been recognized in other reputed International Universities. He is currently guiding two Ph.D scholars. He is a Life-Time Member in Computer Society of India & ISTE. He is heading the Microsoft Innovation Center since 2011 and has been invited by Microsoft to share his experience in their Indian & US summits. As Professor In-charge, he has coordinated the NBA & NAAC Accreditation process of the college as well as the UGC Autonomous Process since 2010. He is Board of Studies – Chairman For CSE and Member Secretary of Academic Council in the College. He has visited to countries like Australia, Canada, USA for education and training activities.