Dr. K.P.Vetrivel is a Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department. He obtained his Ph.D degree. in the field of Tribology from Anna University, Chennai. He completed Master of Engineering in Production Engineering from Annamalai University, Chidambaram and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University. He has total of 18 years experience in teaching and 2 years in production Industry. He has published more than 20 papers in reputed international journals and presented a paper in National and International conferences. He has presented a research paper in International Conference on Recent Advances in composite materials at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He delivered a number of guest lecture in outside the college premises. His areas of interest are Metal Matrix Composites, Nanomaterials, Smart materials, Scheduling, Advanced Manufacturing process, Product design and robotics.He is a life member of various professional bodies like Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE),Indian Welding society(IWS) and Indian Society of Systems for Science & Engineering (ISSE) . He has conducted Faculty development training programmes in our college. He received a grant of 8 lakhs under PMKVY scheme. Also he is the Coordinator of National board of Accrediation (NBA) in the campus.