Dr K Manivannan is currently working as of Dean-Planning & Development and Professor of Information Technology at RMK Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Fluid Mechanics with distinction. He earned his M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering. His research interests and expertise include Theoretical Computer Science, Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, Fuzzy Logic and Transform Techniques. He is also the co-ordinator of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre, sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
He is chiefly prominent as a stickler for quality, team builder and a natural motivator with perseverance and integrity. Complemented with these qualities Dr K Manivannan’s excellent communication skills and leadership qualities have earned him several headship and management positions. He is now the National Vice-President of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, one of the largest professional organizations in India, with the motto of Career Development of Teachers and Personality Development of Students and overall development of Engineering Education System. Before assuming this coveted position he has been elected as National Executive Council Member of ISTE for five terms. He was the member of Academic Council of the prestigious University of Madras for two terms of six years. He is also a member of various professional organizations such as IEEE CSI, Society of Statistics, Computer & Applications, Indian Society for Probability & Statistics, Ramanujan Mathematical Society, Association of Mathematics Teachers of India and Director – Commonwealth Science and Technology Academy for Research (C-STAR), Chennai.
Dr K Manivannan is a frequent contributor to national and international journals and a regular speaker at conferences. He has visited Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Argentina, Dubai and Italy to participate in the International Federation for Engineering Education Societies (IFFES) & Global Engineering Deans’ Council (GEDC) International Conference and to interact with various Stakeholders in Engineering Education.
Dr K Manivannan’s life philosophy has always been: “Laugh so Hard That even Sorrow Smiles at You, Live Life so Well that even Death Loves to see you Alive, Fight so Hard that even Fate accepts its Defeat….”