Prof. T. Thyagarajan took charge as the DEAN of MIT Campus on 3.12.2018. He pursued Ph.D in Intelligent Control at Anna University and Post Doctoral research at NTU, Taiwan (Top 10 under QS - BRICS ranking). He is one of the icons in the field of auto-tuning. He served as HOD-Instrumentation Engineering Dept. for 6 years, established facilities worth Rs3 Cr, secured NBA for 5 yrs for both UG and PG and recognition to offer Ph.D under QIP. As Director- University Library for 3 years established facilities worth Rs3 Cr and secured 2 awards from IEEE and Springer two times for maximum usage of e-resources.
As AU- NAAC Coordinator, he played significant role to secure 3.46 out of 4 (highest among all state universities in TN during 2014). As Director-CUIC, facilitated Campus placement for more than14,000 students, Generated revenue worth Rs 5 Cr, secured SEED award for best industry-institute interaction for the 2 consecutive years. As Director - IQAC he played an active role to submit data to secure 4 th rank in NIRF-2018 under University Category and also to submit proposal for IOE for Rs1000 Cr grants. He also played significant role in getting UGC- UPE status with a funding R 22 Cr for Anna University.
He is an erudite professor and a socially conscious researcher. He has published over 105 research papers, authored 3 text books, guided 14 Ph.D scholars, secured/coordinated R & D funding worth Rs 13.4 crores from AICTE, DST, DIT, TEQIP and UGC. He made Technical visits to USA, UK, Spain, Italy and all the South East Asian and Middle East Countries.
He received 12 awards: TN state-DTE award for guiding best BE project, Sisir kumar award from ICE for publishing best research paper, 2 Best Paper Awards in IEEE Int. Conferences, Best Teacher Award from IEA, Shri Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award from GEPRA for outstanding contribution in education and research, Dr APJ Abdul kalam award from MRD labs for scientific excellence, Best Industry- Institute Coordinator Award from SEED and 4 certificates of appreciation from IEEE.
He was the youngest chairman of IEEE Madras section covering TN and Pondi states for 2 consecutive years during 2010 & 2011 and was the Founder Chairman for IEEE Control System Society. During his tenure the section received Distinguished large section award from Region10, first of its kind in the 25 years of its existence. He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA), SAE (USA), SSI, IE (I) and ISTE.
He is married to Meera working in Central Bank of India and blessed with one daughter Priyanka serving in Amazon at SF, USA.