Thursday, 2 December 2021

Dr.G.Kannabiran appointed as

 Dr.G.Kannabiran appointed as Director in charge

Dr.G.Kannabiran Senior Professor of NIT Trichy and 
Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, AP 
has been appointed as Director i/c of NIT Trichy by the Ministry of 
Education, Government of India.
Dr Kannabiran has served National Institute of Technology, 
Tiruchirappalli served over three decades in various roles. He has 
served as Head of the Department for several years and Dean of 
Research & Consultancy at the institute level. He also served as the 
Director i/c of NIT Trichy in 2016.

Dr.Kannabiran is the recipient of Commonwealth Professional 
Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowships, and a British Council Study 
Fellowship. He served as the national expert of Asian Productivity 
Organization for international research studies in the areas of Higher 
Education and Smart Manufacturing.
As the Founding Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development 
and Incubation (Section 8 Company promoted by NITT), he obtained major 
grants from Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, 
Sonata Software Ltd, Asia Foundation and others for promoting 
innovation and entrepreneurship. He has led the institute to win “High 
Impact Entrepreneurship Campus Award 2015” jointly conferred by 
Government of India. Dr. Kannabiran headed the ‘Centre for SME 
Research Development’ at NIT Trichy.

He has carried out sponsored projects with national and international 
funding including MeitY, AICTE, UKIERI, The Asia Foundation, for about 
700 Lakhs in the areas of Industry-Institute Interaction, 
Computer-based Learning, Entrepreneurship Development, IT Graduate 
Employability, SME development, Data Privacy etc. He served as the 
Chairman of institutional-level ‘Strategic Planning Group’ assisting a 
major goal-oriented transformation of NIT Tiruchirappalli. He also led 
the team for development of first strategic plan for NIT Trichy.

His areas of include Business Analysis & IT Consulting, ICT for 
Development, Business Analytics, IS offshoring, Knowledge management 
and Software project management. He has served as visiting faculty to 
many leading institutions including, IIT Madras, IIMs at Kozhikode, 
Ranchi and Tiruchirappalli. He has spearheaded launch of two new 
industry-oriented specializations on ‘IT consulting’ and ‘Business 
Analytics’. He has published/presented about 70 research outputs 
through international journals and conferences.

He served as the President of Chennai Chapter of International 
Institute of Business Analysis and served as the Secretary of the 
Indian Society for Training and Development.

In his role as Director of IIIT Sri City, Dr Kannabiran has launched 
several initiatives including BTech Specializations in AI & Machine 
Learning, Cyber Security, Data Science, Cyber physical systems, etc. 
He has also set up a TBI- Gyan Circle Ventures with a funding of 3.2 
Crores from MeitY to provide start-up grant and 
Entrepreneur-in-Residence. He has also introduced several initiatives 
for skill development of BTech graduates through curricular and 
co-curricular reforms.   He has recently completed a study on 
Readiness of SMEs for Industry 4.0 adoption in select 5 industry 

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