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Dr. M.Valan Rajkumar was born in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India on October 22, 1981.
He received his B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from K.L.N College
of Information Technology, Sivagangai under Anna University, Chennai, M.E in Power Electronics
nd Drives, from Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi under Anna University,
Tiruchirappalli and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai under Anna University,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, in 2006, 2010 and 2014, respectively.
He is currently as Professor at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Gnanamani College of Technology (GCT)
(Approved by AICTE and Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, and Accredited by NAAC), Namakkal-637018, Tamilnadu, India.
He completed “Advanced PG Diploma Course in VLSI Designing” at UTL Technologies Ltd., Indiranagar, Bangalore, Authorized
Training Center of Synplicity, USA and “Industrial Automation Course” in RTECH, Chennai. He holds a various positions in different
Engineering Colleges. He has a decade of Teaching and Research Experience. He act as Recognized Supervisor and Doctoral Committee Member in Anna University, Chennai.
- His definition for good teaching:
A desire to share your love of the subject with students
An ability to make the material being taught stimulating and interesting
A facility for engaging with students at their level of understanding
A capacity to explain the material plainly
A commitment to making it absolutely clear what has to be understood at what level and why
Showing concern and respect for students
A commitment to encouraging independence
An ability to improvise and adapt to new demands
Using teaching methods and academic tasks that require students to learn actively, responsibly and co-operatively.
- His teaching style:
To incorporate a variety of formats including lectures, multimedia presentations and demonstrations.
To Facilitate promote self-learning and help students develop critical thinking skills and retain knowledge that leads to self-actualization.
To Guide discovery and inquiry-based learning places the teacher in an observer role that inspires students by working in tandem toward common goals.
To follows an integrated approach to teaching that blends the teachers’ personality and interests with students’ needs and curriculum-appropriate methods.
- Courses created/proposed in the past three years:
He applied the proposed project proposal to following funding agencies. He created or conducted courses and workshop on MATLAB for electrical engineering students both B.E and M.E.
FPGA based Three Phase Multilevel Cascaded Voltage Source Inverter for Photovoltaic System - DST-SERB High Risk High Reward Scheme
File No:HRR/2016/000175/EEC (Ver-1)
RPS on “FPGA based Multilevel Multiphase Voltage Source Inverters for Photovoltaic Systems” -AICTE-Research Promotion Scheme (RPS)
Faculty ID:1-466345181 & AQIS Application No:1-3349903384
Recent Trends in Power Electronics utilization on Photovoltaic System-Smart India 2020- AICTE-Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
Faculty ID:1-466345181 & AQIS Application No:1-3350162633
Modernization of Advanced Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory-AICTE-Modernisation & Removal of Obsolescence (MODROBS)
Faculty ID:1-466345181 & AQIS Application No:1-3350295014
Modeling & Simulation of Power Converters for Various Applications using MATLAB on 20.08.16
Simulation of Power Electronic Converters for Renewable Energy Sources Using MATLAB on 25.02.17
(A) Academic Achievements:
Ph.D completed in 3.3 years (Part-Time) and secured 9.75 CGPA in course works
Ph.D. Thesis Title: Implementation of FPGA based Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters for Photovoltaic System Guide Name: Prof. Dr.P.S.Manoharan Institute: Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Maduarai
Date of Registration:
Date of Viva-Voce and Award
Date of Provisional issued
Obtained Highly Commended comments from Ph.D Thesis Examiners
Obtained First Place in the second and third semester in M.E for academic proficiency during 2009-10.
Obtained First Rank in the last semester in B.E
One among the Top Ten Rank Holders in B.E for academic proficiency during 2005-06
Have obtained I & II mark in few subjects during B.E
(B) Research & Development Achievements:
It was one of the Top 25 Hottest articles “Simulation and an Experimental Investigation of
SVPWM Technique on a Multilevel Voltage Source Inverter for Photovoltaic Systems”, from January 2013 to
December 2013 in International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (IJEPES), in Science Direct of
Elsevier Publications, (Impact Factor: 3.432) (Most downloaded article)
January to March 2013: Top 25 Hottest Articles Rank
place: 6th http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/engineering/12/journal/international-journal-of-electrical-power-energy-systems/01420615/archive/44/ April to June 2013:
Top 25 Hottest Articles Rank place: 16th http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/engineering/12/journal/international-journal-of-electrical-power-energy-systems/01420615/archive/46/
July to September 2013: Top 25 Hottest Articles Rank place: 7th http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/engineering/12/journal/international-journal-of-electrical-power-energy-systems
/01420615/archive/47/ October to December 2013: Top 25 Hottest Articles Rank place: 7th http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/engineering/12/journal/international-journal-
of-electrical-power-energy-systems/01420615/archive/48/ January to December 2013 (Full Year): Top 25 Hottest Articles Rank place: 12th http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/
Editorial Board Member for more than 10 International Journals
Reviewer for more than 20 International Journals
Act as Recognized Supervisor in Anna University, Chennai under the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Old Ref. No. : 24.03.18) (New Ref. No. :2430273)
Act as Doctoral Committee Member in Anna University, Chennai under the Faculty of Electrical Engineering for Research Scholars (Old Ref. No. : 24.03.18) (New Ref. No. :2430273)
Google Scholar Citations/Score: Publications are available in
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Research gate Publication-Views/Citations/Impact Points/RG Score:
Details are available in www.researchgate.net/profile/MValan_Rajkumar/publications
Linknovate H-Index Score:
Details are available in www.linknovate.com/expert/Valan-rajkumar-m-8256680 H-Index: 4
One of the Mentor in Institute for Research and Development India (IRD-India)
One of the Committee member for Centre for Research in United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore Elsevier + Mendeley = ScienceDirect or Scopus credentials
SCOPUS Author ID:
Scopus Author ID: 55577611800
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