The Dean Research, Dr. K. SIVARAM, has an immense blend of Industrial as well as Teaching experience. He completed his B.E in Metallurgical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore in 1975 and his M.Tech in Metallurgy (Metal Forming) from IIT Madras in 1977. He is a doctorate in Metal Forming from IIT Madras in 1988 and has long Industrial R&D Experience that spans over a period of 26 years and has a stint in teaching for more than 19 years. When he was the Head of R&D in HMT Ltd., Central Metal Forming Institute in Hyderabad he was involved in the design, development, manufacture and supply of several tooling and processes for the Defence, Railways, Petroleum refineries etc.
He has visited Germany, Switzerland, England, USA, Canada, Japan and South Korea for industrial and research assignments under UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) while at HMT.
He has organized several seminars and short courses and Continuing Education Programmes for industries all over the country and also a Member of BIS(Bureau of Indian Standards) committee on Metal Forming Machine tools while at Engineering Staff College, Hyderabad.
He served as the Principal of engineering colleges from 2004 to 2018 and at RMD Engineering College for nearly 10 years. Currently he is appointed as Dean Research of RMKCET.
He was a member of Anna University Academic Council during 2006-2008. He has published about 20 Research Papers 16 of which in national and International Journals.
He Received Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National award for the Best Engineering College Principal by ISTE in 2011.
He is a Vivid traveller and has visited New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Austria, France and Srilanka, in addition to his official deputations.