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