Principal Gangadharan-min



        Prof.(Dr.) K. GANGADHARAN NAIR,

      LBS College of Engineering
      Kasaragod, Kerala.


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Educational Qualifications

#Name of DegreeSubjectInstitution
1 B.Tech Mechanical Engineering NSS College of Engg., Palakkad
2 M.Tech Hydroturbomachines I.I.T. Madras
3 Ph.D Cavitation in Pumps and Bearings National Institute of Technology, Surathkal


Area of specialization

    a) Hydroturbomachines (M.Tech. I I T Madras)

    b) Cavitation in pumps and bearings

Ph.D, NITK Surathkal

Title of the thesis

a) M.Tech: Analysis of sealing ring cavitation and
Correlation studies between cavitation in a
Clearance and cavitation noise
b) Ph.D: Theoretical and experimental
Investigations on cavitation at the clearance
of pump sealing ring and journal bearing

Employment Details 

1 Lecturer,Mechanical Engineering Department N.S.S. College of Engineering,Palakkad 26-07-1988 29-10-1990 02 Years  3  Months & 03 Days
2 Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department Govt. Engg. College , Kannur 30-10-1990 07-01-2001 10 Years  2  Months & 08 Days
3 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Govt. Engg. College , Vayanad 08-01-2001 28-10-2002 01 Year   9  Months & 20 Days
4 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Govt. Engg. College , Kannur 29-10-2002 31-12-2005 03 Years  2 Months & 02 Days
5 Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Govt. Engg. College , Kannur 01-01-2006 31-01-2013 07 years and 30 Days
6 Principal N.M.I.T. Kanhangad 01-02-2013 31-12-2013 10 Months & 30 Days
7 Professor VCET / SIT Mgl / VCET Puttur 01-02-2014 27-06-2016 02 Years  4 Months & 26 Days
8 Professsor KVGCE, Sullia 01-08-2016 28-10-2017 01 Year    2 Months & 27 Days
9 Principal L.B.S College of Engineering 31-10-2017 Till Date  

Publication Details

   A) Journal Papers


Name and Details of JournalTitle of Papers
2008 International Journal on Dynamics of
Fluids (IJDF), New Delhi, V 4, pp. 13-21
Modeling and analysis of sealing ring cavitation in pumps with
water and oil
2009 International Journal on Middle
Construction and Design of Cars
(MECCA), Prague, V 7, pp.16-21
Theoretical modeling and simulation studies of cavitation in lubricating oils
2010 International Journal on Fluid Mechanics
Research (IJFMR), Begell Publishers,
Ukrane, V 37, No.3, pp. 224-236
Characterization of sealing ring cavitation in centrifugal pumps with
water and viscous oil
2013 Global Journal of Mechanical
and Computational science, Tiruvallur,
V 3, No.3, pp. 86-92
Influence of sealing ring dimensions on clearance cavitation in
centrifugal pumps with petroleum oils
2014 Global Journal of Mechanical
and Computational science, Tiruvallur,
V 4, No.1, pp. 1-5
Clearance cavitation studies in centrifugal pumps and journal bearing


    B) Conference Papers


Conference AttendedTitle of Papers
2007 International
CIT Coimbatore
Influence of sealing ring on clearance cavitation in a radial flow pump
2007 National
BIT Coimbatore
Development of model for the prediction of clearance cavitation in journal bearing
2008 International
GCE Trissur
Improved grade of lubricating oils for cavitation free journal bearing 
2008 National Inst. of Tech.
(NITC) , Kozhikode
Energy efficient pumps on cavitation point of view
2015 National Inst. of Tech.
(NITK) , Surathkal
Prediction of failure of journal bearing due to variation of fluid pressure with various SAE grade oils


   C) Industrial Magazine -  PVS Magazine

 (Pumps Valves and Systems, Magazine, Kirloskar Pumps, Poona)


Title of Papers
 2011  Prediction and control of sealing ring cavitation in centrifugal pumps
 2012  Prediction of oil cavitation in centrifugal pump bearing

Prediction of cavitation due to insufficient NPSH in a centrifugal pump handling thermic fluid


Selection criteria of standard centrifugal pumps for best operation and energy efficiency


     Consultancy Projects

                       Firm                              Work
Techno pump, Thaliparamba, Kannur (Dt.) Redesigned the impeller unaltering the casing for I .S. I. certification
(work under Khadi board)
Wood industry, Poovam Kannur (dt.) Eliminated pump cavitation by the redesign of piping cum fitting system


  National Conferences conducted


#Title of ProgrammePeriodFunding Agency
1 Renewable Energy Systems and Engineering (VCET Puttur) 7 and 8
Nov, 2014
CAMPCO, Puttur
2 Green Energy-Potential and Applications (VCET Puttur) 5 and 6
May, 2016
CAMPCO, Puttur


  Short Term Courses Conducted

#Title of ProgrammePeriodFunding Agency
1 Advances in energy systems and engineering 23 to 28
Nov, 2009
DTE Kerala


Number of National Workshop Attended     : 01

Number of STTP/FDP Attended                  : 10


Teaching Experience

    o Total academic experience 28 years

     o Experience as Professor 07 years in GCE, Kannur & 04 years in Pvt. Colleges

Professional Experience

a) Academic

           o Acted as member of academic council, Kannur university
         o Acted as member of board of studies, Kannur university
         o Acted as coordinator of syllabus revision, Kannur university
         o Prepared laboratory manuals for fluid mechanics and machinery laboratory
         o Developed and installed cavitation test set up at the laboratory at GCE, Kannur

b) Student welfare

        o Acted as staff advisor for college union, GCE, Kannur
       o Acted as magazine editor for college union, GCE, Kannur and GCE, Wayanad

c) Administrative

       o Acted as HOD (Mechanical) at Govt . College of Engg. Kannur
      o Acted as Principal at NMIT, Kanhangad for one year

d) Research

      o Recognized research supervisor of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgavi, Karnataka
  o Presently guiding two research scholars for Ph.D under VTU, Belgavi, Karnataka


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Address LBS College of Engineering, 
Povval, Muliyar Post Office,
Kasaragod, Kerala-671542
College Office : 04994 250290, 04994 250555
Principal : 04994 250290
Administrative Officer : 04994 251566


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