Dr. T.K. Mani was born in 1954. He started his career as a technician in Department of Telecommunication (now BSNL). He then switched over his job to Indian telephone Industries Limited. He had worked in Indian telephone industries at various capacities. He studied while in service and took his B Tech degree (1st rank) from Government Engineering College, Trichur. Later he bagged his M Tech degree and PhD from CUSAT.
He worked as Principal in many prestigious Engineering Colleges. He retired from Model Engineering College and now with KMEA Engineering College as Principal. He had more than 19 years of teaching and administrative experience. He also had 18 years of Industrial Experience.
Dr. T. K. Mani is very closely associated with the Industry. He is offering consultancy services to various Industries like Kochi refineries Ltd, V Guard Industries LTD, and CRAYSOL.He is the gold level design partner of Microchip Inc USA, the world’s largest microcontroller manufacturer. He had designed many electronic devices and equipment’s that are being used by Process Industries, automobiles and in consumer electronics. Many of his designs won prizes and awards in international level. He was also holding the charge of Deputy Director of the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) regional center, Edappally. He established a Skill development research and development center at the regional Centre.
His research Interest includes embedded systems, Power electronics, green energy and electronics communication technology.
Topics handled by Dr. Mani in the classes are embedded system design, Electronic Products design, Microcontrollers, Communication Engineering, etc.
Dr. Mani had guided many student projects that won awards in national level contests and also received project grants form government agencies.
He is the recipient of Sir CV Raman award for the best research paper published in the Journal of Acoustical Society of India (2002)
He organized a number of National level seminars and had acted as editor of the seminar proceedings and journals. He had a number of national and International research paper publications.
He is an author of the book, ‘Ham radio projects’ published in the year 1998. He is a Life member of ISTE, Fellow of IETE and member of IEEE.
Dr. Mani is also very active in social activities as well. He had contributed to the establishment ad development of ‘MITHRAM’, a charitable organization working for the benefit of mentally challenged people. He was also the chief coordinator for the Skill Development Programme for Women and other Weaker Sections of the Society, which is carried out under the banner of IHRD with the financial assistant from the Plan fund of Government of Kerala.
He is a Ham radio enthusiast and devotes his spare time to promote Amateur radio.