Prof. Dr. Abdul Gafur M.- Principal

B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D, FIE, SM-IEEE

   Dr. Abdul Gafur M. is the Principal of Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology (ICET) Mulavoor, Muvattupuzha affiliated to the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University Thiruvanathapuram. Before joining at ICET he has worked as the Dean (Research) and the Head of the Computer Science & Engineering department at MEA Engineering College Perinthalmanna. He started his career at MES College of Engineering Kuttippuram as the Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering department in 2001 which was then affiliated to the University of Calicut. Later he moved to Bangalore and worked at Sambhram Institute of Technology affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Bangalore as the Head of the Information Science & Engineering department. In 2008 he flew abroad to take the faculty position at the University of Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 9 years. He was awarded three times as the best faculty for producing 100 percentage results for B.Tech students in their end semester university examination of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and Visvesvaraya Technological University.

   He did B.Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the LBS College of Engineering under the University of  Kannur,  M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut and Ph.D. from the faculty of Computer Science & Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

   He is the recognized research supervisor under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and member & convener of various doctoral committees. He has authored technical papers in SCI/Scopus indexed journals and technical magazines. Apart from peer reviewed journals his research findings are also cited by European patents.  His area of interest includes Wireless protocol design and Artificial Intelligence. He is also acts as the advisor to various technology firms in India, UK, and UAE. He has delivered many keynote addresses on various occasions and received much-distinguished recognition during his career.

   He has wide experience in NBA as well as in the US-based ABET accreditation process. He was the chief coordinator of the committee for the accreditation process for the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) at MEA Engineering College and we are proud to inform you that under his leadership B.Tech programme in CSE and ME departments are successfully granted NBA accreditation there during 2019-20. He was instrumental for the first time NBA accreditation at MES College of Engineering Kuttipuram by leading the accreditation work for the B.Tech CSE programme in 2004. He was also an active member of the prestigious ABET accreditation process at the University of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is the internationally recognized US accreditation body of College and University engineering and technology programmes. He was also an integral part of the Quality Control & Assurance Committee in various institutions in India and abroad. Dr. Abdul Gafur is the fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and senior member of IEEE.                             


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