Dr Udhayakumar Sadasivam completed his BE (Mechanical Engg) and ME (Manufacturing Engg), both with First class with Distinction, at Kumaraguru college of Technology, Coimbatore and Government College of Technology, Coimbatore respectively. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering under Anna University, Chennai in the area of Manufacturing Automation. His areas of interest include manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics and automation. He is serving PSG College of Technology for more than a decade and is currently working as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering under grant-in-aid category.
He has more than 60 publications in International & national journals and conferences. He has been involved in several research projects sponsored by DST, AICTE and UGC. He was involved in the development of ‘Infant ventilator’ and ‘Physical fitness monitor’ whose technology was transferred to M/s Pricol Medical Systems Ltd. He has filed 4 patents namely ‘Head controlled electric wheelchair’, ‘Toggle mechanism for stair climbing wheelchairs’, ‘System and method for pressure gradient of a tyre’ and ‘Portable energy harvesting device’. He is one of the coordinator of the NPTEL web course material on ‘Automation and Sensor Interface Laboratory’, which is under review. He is a reviewer for several reputed international and national journals.
He has been involved in several consultancy activities for industries such as Pricol, ELGI equipment, Sandpit foundry, Salzer Electronics etc. He has conducted several training programmes for industries such as Ashok Leyland, RANE, TAFE, L&T e-Engg solutions, CUMI, Hansen Drives, DRDL, NALCO etc. He has delivered more than 40 guest lectures to industrial/academic participants.
He has been awarded the ‘Young Engineer Award 2016-17’ under Mechanical discipline by Institution of Engineers, India. He has also received the ‘PSG Teacher of the Year’ award in 2017. His academic responsibilities include Lab-in charge for Sensorics laboratory, Department TEQIP coordinator, Tutor for BE Mechanical Engg., Faculty advisor for PSG-Dramatics club, Department ISO auditor and Secretary of PSG Tech Alumni office.
He has organized more than 20 sponsored workshops/training programme for faculty members and students. He has also attended more than 40 workshops/training programmes. He is a member of professional bodies such as Institution of Engineers (IE), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Tribology Society of India (TSI) and Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS). He has also won several prizes in several intra-institutional cultural and sports events.
PSG College of Technology, an ISO 9001:2015 certified institution is one of the foremost institutions founded by the PSG & Sons’ Charities Trust (1926). The College was established in the year 1951 and the Founders wisely decided to locate it in the same campus as the PSG Industrial Institute for effective industry-institute interaction. The PSG College of Technology is situated at about 8 km from Coimbatore Railway Station and 5 km from Airport. The campus is spread over 45 acres of land, economically utilized for the College, Hostels, Staff Quarters, Play Fields and Gardens.
PSG College of Technology, under the guidance of illustrious Managing Trustees Sri G R Govindarajulu, Dr G R Damodaran, Sri G Varadaraj, Sri G R Karthikeyan, Sri V. Rajan, Sri G.Rangaswamy and presently under Sri L Gopalakrishnan, all with foresight and far reaching vision, has been in the forefront of innovation in technical education. The founder Principal Dr G R Damodaran was instrumental in the planned growth of the institution from the humble beginnings in 1951 to the present status of a world-renowned technological institution. Dr G R Damodaran was succeeded by Dr R Subbayyan, Dr K Venkataraman, Dr A Shanmugasundaram, Dr S Subramanyan, Dr P Radhakrishnan, Dr S Vijayarangan and Dr R Rudramoorthy as Principal’s. Presently Dr K Prakasan is Principal In Charge.
The College today has a student strength of about 8518 with 15 engineering and technology departments besides the computer applications, management sciences, basic sciences and humanities departments. Among the various Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programmes offered by the college, as many as 18 programmes were accredited in the year 1997 itself by the National Board of Accreditation of AICTE. The departments are greatly benefited by the expertise of more than 15 visiting faculty from renowned institutions and industries. Each department conducts annually at least one National / International Conference / Seminar / Workshop for effective dissemination of state-of-art technologies and research findings for the benefit of teaching faculty and industries. On an average every year, five short term programmes on current topics of interest are conducted for the teaching faculty from other colleges with funding from AICTE / ISTE and other agencies.
More than 505 research scholars are pursuing research programmes leading to Ph D / MS / M Tech degrees and the college is a recognized QIP centre for Postgraduate and Ph D programmes.
The college is extremely proud of its alumni, a considerable number of them being entrepreneurs or senior executives in industries both within India and abroad. Some of them are holding prestigious positions like Chief Executive and Managing Director and also as Chairmen of various disciplines in universities abroad. A good number of our alumni occupied the position of Vice Chancellor in various reputed universities in India . A few educational institutions have also been established by our alumni.
Several advanced centres are set up with financial support from the Ministry of Human Resources Development, DST and other agencies. These include: the CAD/CAM/CIM Centre, Virtual Reality Centre, Virtual Instrumentation Centre, Educational Technology Centre, Centre for Non-Formal and Continuing Education, PROJECT IMPACT Centre (a project funded by the World Bank, Swiss Development Corporation and the Government of India), UNDP Jute Project Centre, TIFAC – CORE, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Centre, Festo-PSG Centre for Pneumatic and Control Engineering, Metals Testing and Research Centre, Industry Institute Partnership Cell and CII – TDB TNET Centre.
The programmes of the college are recognized all over India and abroad. The college maintains close interaction with several R&D Institutions and institutions of higher learning in India and abroad, through institutional network programmes and collaborative research programmes. It also has close collaborative links with industries in the fields of Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Textile, Machine Tools, Software Development and Consumer durables.
The college has been the recipient of several prestigious projects and International funding support. The college was conferred the AUTONOMOUS STATUS by the University of Madras in the academic year 1978-79, which is continued by the Bharathiar University and subsequently by Anna University. This enables the college to frame its own curricula, update syllabi and introduce new courses as and when needed. The college is empowered to administer its own evaluation system.
The college has signed MoU with research organizations and industries in order to promote closer interaction with other institutions in the areas of technology development, training of students, curriculum updating and development of state-of-art centres.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2019.
Information correct as on 17 October 2019 1326 HRS GMT.