Every Engineer is provided opportunities to achieve academic success and to develop into confident, independent professionals ready to face the challenge of tomorrow’s world this is the message of Founder Prof. D. S.Arunachalam. By virtue of working for a considerable number of years in the academic arena, he reached the position of Professor. During his stint as Professor, Prof. Dr. S. Arunachalam is known for his contribution of value-creation and value-addition to various sectors such as overall administration, academic affairs, education and research. He has incredible interaction with the countries USA, China, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland for academic and research exchanges. He attracted a number of research projects from many scientific funding agencies. He has provided the free Education to 300 rural students in the year of 2003.
He has contributed to the areas of Structural Engineering , Construction Engineering, Project Management, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Architecture, Building technology, Construction technology, Surveying, Energy & Environment, Reuse of Waste materials, Ground waste & Geotechnology, Ground water recharge, Afforestation , Ecological Development, Green Buildings, System Management, Supply Chain Management, Facility management, Value Engineering, Project Formulation.
His exuberant involvement in R&D has been recognized by his 109 publications amongst which 35 technical papers in renowned research journals, 20 in International Conferences. Organized Several National & International Conferences, Seminars, Symposia, workshops, Summit, Exhibitions, Competitions, etc., in technical and management area.
He authored 12 technical books some of which he has co-authored. He has authored two technical books in Tamil Language. His vision is to commercialize R & D outcomes. He has modernized many laboratories and design studios. He has updated syllabus for many courses. He has been design engineer for Energy Building in Anna University, Workshop Building in School of Architecture, Anna University, Library Building in Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University.
The distinguished professor Dr. S.Arunachalam made significant contributions to education management. His visionary outlook, outstanding leadership and dedication to excellence in education have helped him become a Syndicate Member, Academic Council Member in Anna University and Member of Advisory Committee in Central Government.
He held the positions of Chairman, Member Board of Studies in various Universities. He had made contributions in professional societies of Institution of Engineers, ISTE, IWWA, AIMA,TERI,ISD&G,IEEW,AIU,IIPE, Society of Automobile Engineering, Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Sources and Lions Club of India.
Delivered expert lectures to government department engineers, Public Works Department(PWD), Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD), Tamil Nadu Housing Board(TNHB), Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), Corporation of Chennai , Builders Association of India & several other agencies . Delivered keynote address in technical seminars. He is the Visiting Professor of Katmandu University Napal, University of Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka, Monash University Malaysia.