Dr. Paulraj M, Principal of the college hails originally from Tamil Nadu, India but has spent part of his career life in Malaysia. He has over 32 years of valuable experience in the field of education. Previously he has worked as Professor in School of Mechatronics Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and carries 32 years of Teaching Experience and more than a decade of Research and Guiding Experience in the field of Brain Machine Interface and Soft Computing. He has also worked in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu and Govt College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has published more than 400 technical papers in referred journals, national and international conferences in the field of Image Processing, Acoustics, Human Perception and Soft Computing Techniques. Presently he is guiding three Masters and five Ph.D. Scholars. He has won 42 medals from various Expositions at International level for his contributions to the society by his inventions and innovations. It includes 17 Gold Medals, 12 Silver Medals and 13 Bronze Medals. He has published four books in the field of Artificial Neural Networks. He has also developed various software packages that are to be used by corporate sectors, industries and Educational institutions.
Dr. M. Paulraj’s vision is to make SRIT Globally Visible. Therefore, he tries to make his staff members and students globally visible by making them to contribute more on research and teaching-learning process. He drives the staff members to publish more papers in the referred Journals and receive funds from Funding Agencies for their Project and Consultancy works. He is a lover of Project Exhibition. Hence, he encourages his faculty and students to do more research projects and to exhibit them Exhibitions conducted in various parts of the world. While he has been a passionate and caring teacher, as an administrator he has been firmly result-oriented with a steady vision. His rich knowledge and exposure to the world has empowered him with a diverse and innovative approach as an academic leader. He is a strong believer of “teaching the Student and not the subject”, which involves experiential learning strategies that foster critical thinking.