Vice Chancellor, APJ Abdul Kalam University
Prof. (Dr.) Kuncheria P. Isaac assumed charge as the first Vice Chancellor of Kerala Technological University on 1st September 2014.
He was the Member Secretary of All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India and Ex-Director of Technical Education, Government of Kerala.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum (Third rank in the University of Kerala), a Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering (Civil Engineering) from IIT, Madras (Gold Medallist) and Ph.D. from Bangalore University.
He has 32 years of service in the academic field in Kerala. He joined as Lecturer in the Technical Education Department of Kerala and rose to the position of Director of Technical Education. Most of his career, he has served at College of Engineering, Trivandrum as a faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering.
He specializes in Transportation Engineering and is instrumental in establishing a Transportation Engineering Division at College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He is a leading Consultant and Researcher in this area of specialization.
He has been active with his involvement with industries. He developed the process of Manufacturing Manufactured Sand – ‘M Sand’ an alternative to river sand. He was the coordinator of State Technical Agency for PMGSY scheme in Kerala. He has coordinated a large number of training programmes for the engineers of Kerala in the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Roads.
He has more than 50 publications in National and International journals and conferences to his credit. He has coordinated several research projects and has produced three Ph.D.’s. He is still active in research with three students working under his supervision. As Principal and Director of Technical Education he is instrumental in establishing the Centre for Engineering Research and Development in Kerala, Research Park at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and several new initiatives for the development of Technical Education in the State of Kerala. As Member Secretary, he has implemented various new schemes for improving quality of Technical Education in the country. During his tenure he is instrumental in establishing a regional office for Kerala and completing the construction of a four storeyed building in six months. He has served as a member of Boards of several national institutions like IIT, IIM, SPA, NITTR, CBSE, NIPER, NITIE, etc
Dr. Kuncheria P. Isaac
Vice Chancellor, ABJ Abdul Kalam Technological University