Monday, January 20, 2014

K. Ramakrishnan (Mechanical)

K. Ramakrishnan (Mechanical)
Coimbatore: 9442624238; Tiruvananthapuram: 9847939394

phone: 8903624238. 
Currently Academic Adviser, 
Indian Public School and TIPSGLOBAL Institute, 


Sep 1943: Arrival at Planet Earth; Papanasam Hydro Electric Project Camp, Tirunelveli Dist.

June ’47:  Saroja Palika Ele. School, Kodambakkam
1952: 5th Std completion at R K M Elementary School, Griffith Rd, T. Nagar, Chennai; (T.C. Ravindran (Elec) was a classmate here)

1958: SSLC; Ramakrishna Mission H School, Buzzullah Road, T. Nagar, Chennai

1959: Pre-University, Loyola College, Chennai;
(Koteeswaran and R N Srinivasan were here too)
Entered the portals of College of Engineering Guindy.  Roll No. 697;
696- Abdul Qudus Mir; 698: Lakshminarayanan; 699: V. Muthuswamy (T. Nagar) partners in some lab / workshop sessions      

   May ’64: Joined Esso Eastern Inc and posted at Trichy.
·         Feb ’67: Transferred to Visakapatnam;
·         Jul ’69: Joined IIMA on study leave;
·         Sep ’70: Joined U of Hawaii, Honolulu as East-West Scholar.
·         Jun ‘71: Columbia University NY, USA;
·         Oct 71: U of Minnesota;
·         Feb ’72: Back at Esso, Mumbai
·         Feb ’74: IIMB as Asst. Professor
·         Mar ’75: Penn State U for Ph.D
·         Dec ’76: Married Shyamala – Sister of LRS of GE64 (Elec)
·         Sep ’77:  Asst. Prof, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA;
·         Oct ’78: Back at IIMB sans Ph.D
·         Jul ’80: Madras Inst. Of Dev. Studies;
Chief, Evaluation Unit: Evaluating National Adult Education Programme. Learnt a lot about rural Tamilnadu and problems of development / poverty alleviation.
·         Aug ’85: Professor,  later Director, School of Management / Distance Education;
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore;
Syndicate Member and looked after VC’s functions for several months.
·         Mar ’05: Visiting Professor, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
·         Aug ’06 - : Director, Asian School of Business, Tiruvananthapuram.
·         Involved with voluntary sector particularly in the field of education and development.

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  1. Pl correct my phone number as 8903624238.
    Currently Academic Adviser, Indian Public School and TIPSGLOBAL Institute, Coimbatore