Dr. D P Balachandran, our Principal, currently heads the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of MACE. He had his B.Tech from Calicut University, M.Tech with a specialization in Energy Systems from IIT, Madras and PhD on Power Systems from Kerala University. He has a teaching experience of over 33 years in various government engineering colleges and retired as Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. He has a number of research publications in both International & National Journals.
An accomplished scholar, Dr. D P Balachandran was also the Academic Auditor of the KTU, has served as the member of PG Board of Studies, M G University, was the UG & PG Course Coordinator and also the Chairman of PG Exams. Besides being a member of PSC and IISER interview boards, he was the Public Information Officer at CET, Member of National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Recruitment board, member of the Kerala University Expert Committee for Affiliation of Engineers and the Expert Committee member of ANERT. Moreover, he was also a resource person for VHSE, Government of Kerala. His Areas of Interest are Power Systems Operations, Electrical System Design and Power Quality Systems.