Prof. S. Salivahanan

Prof. S. Salivahanan

Vice Chancellor

Prof. S. Salivahanan is the Vice Chancellor of Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai. Prior to this, he was the Principal of SSN College of Engineering, Chennai for 17 years. He obtained his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, M.E. degree in Communication Systems from NIT, Trichy and Ph.D. in the area of Microwave Integrated Circuits from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has over four decades of teaching, research, administration and industrial experience both in India and abroad. He has teaching experiences at NIT, Trichy, A.C. Government College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore and Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. He has Industrial experiences as Scientist/Engineer at Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad, Telecommunication Engineer at State organization of Electricity, IRAQ and Electronics Engineer at Electric Dar Establishment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is the author of 65 popular books, which include all-time best sellers such as Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Linear Integrated Circuits and Electromagnetic Field Theory published by McGraw Hill Education, New Delhi; Digital Signal Processing by McGraw Hill International which has also been translated into Mandarin, the Chinese language. He has also authored the books on Digital Circuits and Design published by Oxford University Press and Control Systems Engineering and Circuit Theory: Analysis and Synthesis published by Pearson Education.

He has published more than 100 research papers in refereed International Journals and Conferences. He has produced seven Ph.Ds in the area of Microwave engineering and VLSI. He was a mentor for the M.S Degree Programme offered by Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has visited over 12 Countries for Academic and Research activities.

Dr. S. Salivahanan is the recipient of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for Best Engineering College Principal for 2011 and Life Time Achievement Award for 2018 from ISTE, and IEEE Outstanding Branch Counsellor and Advisor Award in the Asia-Pacific region for the year 1996-97. He was the Chairman of IEEE Madras Section for two years 2008 & 2009, Chairman of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter for six years and Syndicate member of Anna University. Currently, he is the Chairman of IEEE Signal Processing Society Chapter of IEEE Madras section and a Senate member of University of Madras. He is also a member of DST expert group on Pattern Facilitation Programme and a Member of DST Expert Group on State Science and Technology Council.