Prof(Dr.) Babu John
It is indeed a matter of great pleasure and pride for us to introduce Prof (Dr.) Babu John, Principal of MGM College of Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Valanchery.
A multifaceted personality with vast teaching experience and prolonged industrial exposure spanning over four decades, Prof (Dr.) Babu John started his career as a Teaching Assistant in Regional Engineering College, Calicut (now known as the renowned NIT Kozhikode) in 1982 soon after completing his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. Having got a chance to improve his career prospects, he joined HMT Machine Tools Limited, Kalamassery as Design Engineer in 1983. During his long tenure with HMT Machine Tools from 1983 to 2007, he served in various capacities as Design Engineer, Prototype Development Engineer, Technical Assistant to General Manager and Joint General Manager which immensely helped him acquire great industrial expertise and exposure. It was during this period he completed his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Production Engineering from CUSAT in 1997 with flying colours.
He later joined Toc H Institute of Science & Technology (TIST), Arakkunnam, Kochi in 2007 as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was the Vice Principal & HOD, Mechanical Engineering in TIST from 2008 to 2019 and also officiated as the Dean Academics (UG studies) from 2019 to 2020. He acquired his Ph.D in 2014 from CIT Coimbatore (Anna University) with specialization in ‘Lean Manufacturing’.
Being a professional to the core as a teacher, researcher and industrialist, Prof (Dr.) Babu John has been able to add many feathers to his cap. He received the prestigious FIE Foundation Award for the design of the High Speed CNC turning center STALLION HS at IMTEX – 2001, New Delhi – the largest Machine Tool Exhibition in India. It was under his unique guidance and leadership that the Department of Mechanical Engineering, TIST got NBA Accreditation in 2017-18. He has attended various specialized training programs such as Management Orientation Program at IIM Ahmedabad, Industrial Design Training Program at National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Training in Automation and Robotics at Gudel Automation in Switzerland. He has also participated in the world’s largest Machine Tool Exhibition ‘EMO’ Hanover, Germany.
In May 2020, he joined our sister concern ‘MGM College of Engineering & Technology, Pampakuda’ as Dean Academics and has been rendering commendable services for the betterment of our concern. In recognition of his caliber as an efficient academician and administrator, he has been elevated to the position of Principal, MGMCEPS, Valanchery with effect from 04.01.2022.
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