Director- Directorate of Research and Innovations & Quality Assurance (NAAC,NBA, ARIIA, NIRF, IIC, Ratings, Rankings, Awards, Recognitions, Quality Certifications)
Dr. S. Mohan Kumar M.Tech.,[Software Engineering]., PhD[CSE]., Ph.D[CSE-Machine Learning]., Post Doctoral Degree D.Sc[Engineering]., EPLM (IIM-Calcutta) is currently Director- Research & Innovation & IQAC & Professor – School of Engineering and Technology at CMR University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, (private university in the state of Karnataka, established under the Act 45 of 2013, ISO Certified, IAO Accredited, QS-I-Gauge Rated)
Professor Mohan Kumar, An Educational Leader and Mentor, Professor, Dean, Director, Chair Professor, Directorate of Research and Innovation, Head- Centre of Excellences, Research Supervisor- Ph. D, Post. Doc. Scholars and D.Sc. Scholars, Social Activist, Life Long self-Learner has to his credit an excellent two-decade track record in the fields of Academic Administration, Research, Quality Assurance, Educational Consultancy, Student Relations, Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Extension Activities.
As an Educational Consultant he provides consultancy services to Universities, Science and Engineering Colleges to get NAAC, NBA, ISO, ARIIA, QS Ranking and NIRF – Accreditations, Certifications and Rankings. He is a dedicated, resourceful and innovative mentor, His mantra is to achieve intellectual growth by creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication for all. Armed with excellent interpersonal skills, capability of resolving multiple & complex issues and motivating staff to peak performance, makes Professor Mohan Kumar passionate to achieve academic and administrative excellence in Higher Education.
He acted as a Member of Board of Studies, Board of Examination, Member of Academic Council, Member board of recruitment and Member of Board of Research and Innovation in Various Autonomous Institutions and Universities in India.
His international and national professional visits to countries including Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Israel, Hong Kong and Tokyo resulted in better collaborations.
He Received Accomplished Science and Technology Author Award – NATIONAL TRAILBLAZERS TRIUMPH AWARD-2023, He Received RACE -2022 India Award – Distinguished Professor-Award, He Received Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Puruskar 2022 for Administrative Skills as Distinguished Director-2022, He Received Honorary D.Litt. for his Contribution in Education and Research-2022, He Received -Award-Outstanding Leader – Academic Administration-2022, He Received -Exemplary Academic Leader of the year Award- 2022 (Distributed by the Honorable Governor of Karnataka), He Received Outstanding Scientist Award- 2022 from Kamarajar Institute of Education and Research for the outstanding performance, remarkable achievements and contributions to Society and Research field. He is Recipient of Dean -Quality Assurance and Research Excellence Award in the Year 2021. Recipient – Innovative Quality Education Leadership Award-2021 for his Excellence & Leadership in Engineering Education. Recipient -Best Faculty Award for his contribution to launch UNITY Sat with ISRO’s PSLV C51 Amazonia Mission on 28-Feb-2021 from ITCA, India. Recipient -Outstanding Performance & Innovative Approach in Administration – Award- under the –Academic Administration and Leadership – category for the year 2021. Recipient – Eminent Engineer Award- 2021 – Best Performing Professor in Recognition of his active/ Passionate Participation/ Contributions in Teaching -Learning Process, Research Projects, Consultancy Projects, Mentoring Faculty Members/ students, Participating/ Organizing Local and/or Transactional Events, Accreditation Process of NAAC/NBA/NIRF, Collaborative Research with various Countries/ Global Outreach Activities from ITCA, UNISEC India and Committee for space Programme Development, Serbia. He was nominated as a Judge of the National Committee- 2021, First National Drone Ranking, Joint initiative of Aviation Games India and Aviation and Space Federation of Universe, India – 2021. Recipient -IEI Centenary Innovation Award – Faculty Advisor category – in the year 2020. Recipient -Best Outgoing Professor Award in the year 2020. Recipient – Certificate of award from UNISEC Global, Japan for carrying out vibrant activities related to satellites in the year 2019. Recipient – Best Faculty Award in the year 2018 & Research Excellence Award 2018. Recipient SEEED -Best Faculty Award in the year 2017. Recipient Integrated Intelligent Research Society, India -Republic Day Achievers Award – Best Faculty Award in the year 2017. He received IEAE Young Achiever Award in the year 2016.
He is Advisor of Research and Innovation activities for many Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nādu and Telangana States. He as an Organizing Secretary organized several Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars, Faculty Development Programmes, National and International Conferences. He delivered many Keynote Speeches and Chaired Technical sessions in many International and National Conferences. He has won prizes and medals for his research contributions in National and International Research competitions. He has won several research papers awarded in different National and International conferences and symposiums. He is reviewer and editorial board member/ Advisory board for 24 + reputed/ UGC approved International/ National Journals.
He has published 9 Technical books in the field of Engineering, Technology and Management. He received 01 International Patent grant and 07 Indian Patent Grant, filed 23 patents and published 19 Patents. He is author of 140+ scholarly research/ review papers, including 100+ reputed and peer reviewed international journal (Scopus/SCI/UGC/IEEE/ Springer/WOS) papers with 350+ Citation index, 10+ h-index and 9+ i10 index.
He has been an excellent mentor and coach, training Graduate, Postgraduate students and Research Scholars in Engineering institutions and Universities and has been successful in molding them for the past two decades. He developed many Centre of Excellences and Research Centers for the benefit of Students and Research Scholars. He Organized many Quality Initiative activities as Dean and Director-Quality Assurance, one example for this initiative is he organized 250+ Webinars for students, staff and Research Scholars.
Professor Mohan Kumar, successfully Guided Six Ph. D Research Scholars as a Research Supervisor/ Co-Supervisor. He is a Doctoral Research Committee member for 12 Ph. D Research Scholars. He as an external examiner evaluated 11 Ph. D- Thesis and 01- Post Doctoral Degree D.Sc. Thesis. Conducted Three Ph. D Public viva-voce examination and 01 Postdoctoral D.Sc. Public Viva-voce examination as an External Examiner. He was Public Viva-voce Board Member for 55 + Ph.D Research Scholars.
R&D Projects/ Events Executed by Dr. S. Mohan Kumar as an investigator, Co-investigator and Grant Received/ Project Cost/ Received in Kind, Equivalent of an Amount of Rs.: 54,70,000.00/-
He is Certified Lead-Auditor: IRCA – Approved ISO Quality Management System- 9001: 2015, Certified Lead-Auditor: IRCA – Approved ISO Environmental Management System- 14001: 2015, Certified Lead-Auditor: ISO Food Safety Management System- 22000: 2018, Certified Lead- Auditor Information Security Management System 27001:2013.
He is Microsoft Certified Professional- SQL Server. He completed a Technical Proficiency course from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bangalore. He completed 09 MOOC Technical Courses with three Elite and one Silver Medal Grades from NPTEL and SWAYAM.
He is fellow member in IIPE, Fellow member in IFERP, Senior Member in Computer Society of India, Senior Member in IEEE (Computer Society & Educational Society), Member in Institution of Engineers, India, Member in Institution of Engineers in Telecommunication Engineers, Member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Member in IACSIT, Member in International Association of Engineers, Member in SSI, Member in ACCS, Member in Data Science Association.