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Dr. Ganesh Kumar Nithyanandam

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Dr. Nithyanandam, Educationist, Researcher , Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Dr. Nithyanandam is an Educationist and always seeking opportunities to improve his teaching-learning process. He attended a two weeks hands-on workshop on “Teaching-learning process” organized by Wipro Mission 10X intuition with Cambridge University (UK) during 2012. In the post workshop outcomes, he received the “Train-the-Trainer” certificate from Cambridge University for demonstrating some of the techniques he used in his classrooms. Later, he trained 412 faculty members on creating question papers using Bloom’s Taxonomy with SMART and how to use different teaching-learning techniques/styles based on audiences. He published a couple of papers based on the outcomes of these sessions with the department head and the college Principal.

PSG CARE was formed to train the faculty to Today’s teaching-learning process requirements. Ganesh is the Program Coordinator for PSG College of Technology. He has coordinated more than 100 programs since inception (2015).

His Ph.D. work was in the field of Industry 4.0. He completed DRDO-ARDB project in the field of Cyber-Physical System as Principal Investigator. The project outcomes were exuberant with three patents (US Utility patent Number 9971343 B2 dated May 15, 2018, Indian Utility patent Number 334766 dated 16/03/2020 and Indian Design patent Number 315866 dated March 18, 2019) awarded in his name. .

Achievements of DrNithyanandam

  • Ganesh had taught more than 60 courses (2135 UG students and 340 PG students) in which overall failure rate for UG and PG courses are 2.02% and 0.5%  respectively
  • As ME-Lean Manufacturing (LM) Program Coordinator (2012-15), he revised 2013 ME-LM curriculum to create industry-ready interdisciplinary students.
  • He received a “Master Trainer” certificate for 3-credit hour interdisciplinary introductory course on “Foundation Skills in Integrated Product Development” in association with Anna University, Chennai during December 2015 to boost Engineering placement in Tamil Nadu.
  • Deputed by Anna University (Chennai) to train engineering faculty in Foundation skills in Integrated Product Development Course at 3 colleges in Tamil Nadu as well.
  • He is certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has trained Green Belt Lean Six Sigma certification workshops for more than 500 students in the past 8 years.
  • Organized Educational Tours to the United States of America (USA) during Summer 2013, 2017 and 2019
  • He was instrumental in creating a “Systems Engineering” certificate program under PSG CARE.
  • Achieved Indian Achievers Award 2020 for the excellence  in his working.
  • He has created the state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 laboratory at Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology
  • He also excelled in many fields and attained remarkable achievements such as creating a Test bed demonstrator, implementing Operational Digital Twinin his Industry 4.0 laboratory.
 

Recently, he completed INDO-UK Industry-Academia collaboration project ““Digital Literacy”: shaping Industry 4.0 engineering curriculums via factory pilot-demonstrators” sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) in association with Newcastle University (UK) and  PSG  Industrial  Institute. With partnering institutions , they have  recommended  13 courses  to be a part  of  their Industry 4.0  curriculum.

His research focus is in the area of Industry 4.0 and he is looking forward to collaborative research opportunities.

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