Dean Admin:Prof.Dr.Mrityunjaya Kappali
Prof.Dr. Mrityunjaya Kappali. has been Teaching and Guiding Engineering for more than 29 years. He obtained B. Tech. (Elect Engg) from KREC, Surathkal, M. Tech. (Elect. M/c & Ind. Drives) from REC, Warangal and PhD from NITK, Surathkal. He has also PGDRD (Rural Development) from IGNOU, New Delhi.
A Teacher basically, he is known for his unique & innovative activities in ‘Teaching-Learning Process’. He initiated & implemented a novel & unique activity “My Field” which aims at giving the students a shade of specialization in a particular field and helps in the development of professional personality. Special activities for improving academically weak students, Value Addition Activities catering to "Industry - business- economy awareness", motivating for Conceiving & Presentation of innovative ideas, technical paper writing/ presentation, self study through projects, teaching employing Outcome based approach, etc.
He has done considerable writing. He is author of a booklet published by Prasaranga, Karnataka University, Dharwad and Editor of ‘Techniques & Teaching in Technical Education’ (Anmol Publishers, New Delhi) & “Towards Excellence in Engineering Education’(published by SDMCET). He has many papers to his credit in the field of Education and Engineering published/presented in national and international journals/conferences. He presented a technical paper at International Conference on Power & Energy Systems (Euro PES 2007) at Palma, Spain. He has done review of technical papers for journals like Solar Energy. He has delivered several Invited lectures on general as well as technical topics. He has setup test bed for Solar Photovoltaic Panel and water pump load in the Dept. of E&E Engg. SDMCET. He has carried out several testing and consultancy works in the domains of Electrical Machines, solar energy, etc. He has proposed a novel method of saving energy in domestic water pumping and the same was published in news paper (English/Kannada) with wide coverage.
In addition to academics, he has been active in other domains also. Starting from the days of his college days wherein he was elected as General Secretary representing the college students, he has carried out several administrative and organizational assignments. He was the Secretary-E&E Engg. Association, Coordinator-NBA Activities, Member-DUGC, Member Secretary-BOS, (E&E Dept, SDMCET); Member-Academic Council, Coordinator-Technoscope,2000, State level technical competition, Secretary -ISTE Chapter, Chairman-Print & Publication, Silver Jubilee Celebration, NBA core committee member- prepared Institutional Information (part I), Chief Editor- Reflections 2007, Member Secretary-Standing Committee, Member- Academic Council, Member- Governing Council, SDMCET, Dharwad; Member-Editorial Committee, ET-Talk, Executive Member, Hon. Secretary, IE(I) Local Center, Dharwad.
Recognitions & Accomplishments
He has several awards and accomplishments to his credit like - Best Teacher/ Exemplary Teacher Awards, Publications Award, Consistently Higher Rating in student feedback, etc. He was instrumental in starting an unmanned free access library in the E&E Dept. SDMCET with the books donated by students & staff. He initiated “Friday Khadi” activity -- a unique voluntary activity in which every week on Friday, clothes made of Khadi are worn. It promotes positive attitude & has engineering relevance too.
He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Technical Education (MISTE) and Fellow of Institution & Engineers (I) (FIE).
Presently Mr. Kappali is Professor at E&E Dept and Dean (Administration), SDM College of Engg. & Technology, Dharwad. His fields of Interest are: Energy, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Rural Development and Engg Education.