The Principal

Dr. John Thomas

Dr. K.John Thomas was the first regular selected Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology and served for over ten years as Dean, under the Kerala Agricultural University. He had his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in the area of water resources Engineering. Besides he has international PG Diploma in Hydrology from CSSR under a UNESCO sponsored programme . He has over 35 years of teaching, research and extended experience in the area of Water Resource Development & Management / Irrigation & Drainage Engineering.

He also served as the chairman of Kerala State Agro Industries Corporation for about 2 years besides being the Director of Physical Plant( Chief Engineer) of the Kerala Agricultural University for a year. He has several publications both in National & International journals and guided several M.Tech and a few Ph.D scholars. He is a recipient of fellowship award of Indian society of Agricultural Engineers and served as the director of Education & Research of that society. Kerala Agricultural University also honored him with good service entry for meritorious and distinguished service.

He obtained and served as the Principal Investigator of several external – funded research projects from different agencies like ICAR, CAPART,SIDA,CBIP,Govt. of India etc. He serves in various high level committees of the state & the centre in various capacities. He visited several European countries and gained vast knowledge in Hydrology and related fields. He was a member of the executive committee (Syndicate member) of KAU & senate member of CUSAT, besides member of the Board of studies Academic council of Tamilnadu Agricultural University