Profile of Dr. K. K. Venkataraman

Professional Brief


Professional Experience

Professor in ECE, Nanotech Research Innovation and Incubation Centre
PSG Institue of Advanced Studies
Vice President, Pricol Limited in field of Automotive electronics – Product development engineering.

Establishment of Electronics development department in Pricol- Selection & recruitment of over 100 engineers- IPR cell introduction in 2008 (30 IPRs so far)- Pricol medical systems established

Vice President, Premier Polytronics limited in fields of Textile Electronic Equipments – R&D, Manufacturing, Materials.

Setting up of R&D in Premier Polytronics and introduction of 3 new products in a single year- Management Representative for getting ISO9000 from BVQI- Successful registration of patents

R&D engineer, BPL India Limited Bangalore in fields of Bio Medical, Oscilloscope and Digital Instruments.

Development of Defibrillator, Monitor, Central Nursing station – first indigenous development in India

Academic Details

Ph.D, Management, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
M.B.A, PSG college of technology, Coimbatore.
B.E. (Hons.) (ECE), PSG College of technology, Coimbatore.


  • Extensive knowledge in using MS projects 98/2000, Msword, Excel, Power point etc.
  • Represented Industry in various boards of studies at Bharathiar University and PSG Institute of management, Kumaraguru college of technology and Sri Ramakrishna Engineering college.
  • Had been the mentor for 3 students for BITS, Pilani & had been
  • Visiting Faculty for 2 years at PSG College of Technology (Management Department)
  • Presented following papers:EMI & EMC in Textile applicationsInstrumentation in textile industry.
  • Overseas visits:- Visited Hongkong, Taiwan, Singapore for Component sourcing- Visited Australia for Product development- Visited Italy for Product validation and finalization- Visited Germany for technology absorption- Visited France for project management- Visited Japan for project management

Major Breakthroughs – Bio medical field

  • Indigenously developed Defibrillators, monitors, Central nursing stations released first time in India (BPL).
  • Reduced field failure rate from 20% to 0.1% and internal mortality rates from 7% to 0.1%
  • Traveled extensively to hospitals throughout India to establish the products
  • Setting up of Pricol Medical systems & instrumental in converting PC based system to embedded systems for Ventilator project (Pricol)

Major Breakthroughs in Textile electronics

  • Establishing the R&D division right from ground 0.
  • Release of 3 new products within one year of establishing R&D. Overall launched 7 indigenously developed products over 5 years.
  • Contribution to 65% of company turnover from products developed
  • Organized a successful vendor conference for first time
  • Instrumental in getting ISO 9000 certification from BVQI
  • Played a vital role in recruiting and training of engineers for all the departments

Major Breakthroughs Automotive electronics

  • Setting up of the electronics development department from scratch & 10 engineers to 100 engineers
  • Managed the department with high efficiency inspite of 20 to 25% attrition rates.
  • Contribution to more than 60% of turnover from products developed under the electronics department
  • Interaction and active participation in bringing industry & institute coordination – got Rs. 70 lakhs sanction for Pricol for the sensor project from ADA along with IITk & IISC.
  • Introduced software special software testing tools like QAC, RTRT.
  • Introduced an indigenous product with CAN communication for the first time in automobile sector in India
  • Successful participation in Design reviews at John Deere(USA) and Denso (Japan) for critical projects
  • Registration of 30 IPRs over 2 years including PCT applications as head of IPR cell

Research Group

Research Fellow – Electronics
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