Dr. S. Jayakumar
(Former Joint Director of Technical Education, Principal College of Engineering Kidangoor and Dean (PG Studies) College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram)
Dr. S. Jayakumar, Principal of P.A. Aziz College of Engineering &Technology (Paacet) graduated in Mechanical Engineering from T.K.M College of Engineering in the year 1987 and obtained his Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. He has acquired his PhD from Dept. of Ship Technology, CUSAT in the year 2003 in the area of Finite Element Methods for Structural Analysis. He also acquired a Post graduate Diploma in Management (PGDMM) from IGNOU in the year 2013. He is a fellow of National University of Singapore (NUS)-Temasek Foundation and also attended a course on University Management at NUS.
Before joining academia, He has got an Industrial exposure in the Technical Service Dept. of a public sector Petro-Chemical Industry. He started his teaching career as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering department at Govt. Engineering College Thrissur. He has served for more than 31 years in various Govt. Engineering colleges in the State of Kerala. He has also served as Principal College of Engineering Kidangoor from 2012 – 2014 and as special officer in charge of Principal in College of Engineering Aranmula during its commencement. He served as Joint Director of Technical Education for three years, during the period in which he was posted as Director, State Project facilitation Unit, Kerala (SPFU) who was the State coordinator of Technical Education Quality Improvement Program TEQIP, a project envisaged jointly by the Govt. of India and World Bank. He also served as Dean (PG Studies) College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram. He has published more than 50 papers in National/International Journals and conferences. His field of specialization is Machine Design and Financial Engineering.
He is nominated as the Chairman of Doctoral Committee in Research Centers (under KTU) of three Engineering Colleges. He is currently the Governing Body Chairman of a Govt. Polytechnic College in the State of Kerala. He has received best faculty awards constituted by Institute ALUMINI associations. He was a member of various inspection teams and enquiry committees of AICTE, Universities, State Govt., etc. and actively associated in acquiring the approvals from various statutory institutions like AICTE, Universities, and Local Bodies etc. in connection with commencement of new Institutions. He was Curriculum Committee Chairman in Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering in various Universities. He was a Selection Committee Member for Faculty and Technical posts in NITs, Various aided Engineering Colleges, KPSC, Public sector Industries etc.