Prof. (Dr.) Kuncheria P. Isaac
Director General, XIME Group of Institutions
Prof. (Dr.) Kuncheria P Isaac was the Founder Vice Chancellor of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (initially Kerala Technological University) and the Member Secretary of All India Council for Technical Education, Govt. of India and Director of Technical Education, Government of Kerala. Later he was the third Vice Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from CET, University of Kerala and is a Gold Medalist in Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from IIT, Madras. Dr. Isaac took his Doctorate from Bangalore University.
As the Founder Vice Chancellor of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University, he established the University on an e-governance platform and developed the academic curriculum with emphasize on Outcome Based Education and project-based learning.
He has profound experience in the academic field spanning across 41 years. He began his career as a Lecturer in the Technical Education Department of Kerala and rose to the position of Director of Technical Education and was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Engineering Research and Development in Kerala, Research Park at the College of Engineering,
Specialized in the field of Transportation Engineering, he was instrumental in establishing a Transportation Engineering Division at CET. He is a leading Consultant and Researcher in this area of specialization.
He has shown keen interest in collaborating and partnering with industries. He was involved in the process of manufacturing M-Sand, an alternative to river sand. He was the coordinator of State Technical Agency for PMGSY scheme in Kerala. He has coordinated a large number of training programmes for the Engineers of Kerala in the Design, Construction and Maintenance of Roads. His research contribution comprises more than 50 publications in reputed national and international journals. He has coordinated many research projects and has produced several Ph.Ds.
As the AICTE Member Secretary, he has implemented various new schemes for improving quality of technical education in the country. He has been instrumental in establishing a regional office for Kerala and also accomplished the construction of a four storeyed building within a short span of six months. The AICTE headquarters building in New Delhi at a cost of Rs. 150 Crores was also constructed under his leadership.
He has served as a member of Boards of several National institutions like IIT, IIM, SPA, NITTR, CBSE, NIPER, NITIE, etc.
Innovations and reformation of curriculum has always been Dr.Isaac’s forte.
Prof. (Dr.) Kuncheria P Isaac has joined as the First Director General of XIME Group of Institutions.