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Automobile Engineering

Dr. Manoj Kumar B

Associate Professor

Specialisation: Industrial Engineering and Management

Room: Room No. 11, Academic Block 1

0484 2450330 Extn - 153
93498 10565

Educational Qualifications

  • B.E (Mechanical – Automobile) from Karnatak University, Dharward.
  • M.Tech (Industrial Engineering and Management) from RIT, M G University, Kottayam.
  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Karpagam University, Coimbatore

Employment History

  • Joined SCMS School of engineering and technology, Karukutty, Cochin on 12-04-2007
  • Two year teaching experience ( 12-01-2004 to 05-01-2006) at M.C.T. College of Engineering, N.Paravur, Kerala, India
  • Two years 7 months industrial experience (07-05-2001 to 02-01-2004) as service engineer at Techage Motors, Punjab.

Key Responsibilities Held

Responsibilities Held

  • Prepared and presented a project proposal before Kerala start up Mission for setting up industrial IOT Lab at SSET and received a financial assistance of 2,00,000 /- (Two lakh rupees) on 22-12-2016
  • Knowledge Sharing Session has been conducted along with a team at Seminar Hall, SSET regarding "Demonetization – Smart Ways to tackle" on 09-12-2016, Friday.
  • Coordinated Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp from 18-07-2016 to 22-07-2016 at SSET, Karukutty. Camp has been conducted to create awareness among selected first year B Tech students (40 No.) of SSET about various facets of entrepreneurship.
  • Coordinated Crowd Funding Campaign Process for Automobile Engineering department, SSET for manufacturing their dream vehicle 'Go Kart'.
  • Faculty advisor, Auto Expo in IGNIZ 2016, Techno-Cultural fest of SSET on 18-03-2016 and 19-03-2016
  • Prepared and presented a project proposal of seed fund before Kerala Start up Mission for SSET and received a financial assistance of 2,00,000 /- (Two lakh rupees) on 14-03-2016
  • Organising Committee Member of “Dr. Pradeep P. Thevannoor Innovation Awards” organized by SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, national contest for the best new socially relevant and commercially viable innovative thought, 29-30 January, 2016.
  • Resource person of Mahindra AQ Season 7, pan-India automotive quiz at SSET on 23-12-2015
  • Organising Committee Member of Mahindra AQ- Sustainability with Automobiles - in association with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty on 12-02-2015 to 17-02-2015
  • Organising Committee Member of Auto Workshop in association with SAE India Southern Section, Chennai at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty on 19-09-2014 to 20-09-2014
  • Resource person of Auto Expo conducted by Asianet Satelite Communications limited at Kerala Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium ground, Cochin on 15-02-2013 to 17-02-2013
  • Organising Committee Member of SAE Trek in association with SAE India Southern Section, Chennai at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty on 6-02-2012 to 07-02-2012
  • Coordinated Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp in association with Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Karukutty on 20-01-2011 to 22-01-2011

Present Responsibilities

  • Nodal Officer – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Club
  • Coordinator – IoT lab, SSET
  • Academic Coordinator – Automobile engineering
  • Faculty Advisor – TORQUE, Automobile Engineering Students Association
  • Faculty Advisor – SAE India Collegiate Club of SCMS
  • Liaison officer / Coordinator - proposed Institute of Transport Engineering and Management, Centre of Excellence at SSET

Teaching Interests

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Management

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Reverse Logistics


A. Journals

  • Network Design for Reverse Logistics – A Case of Recycling Used Truck Tires, Elsevier Scopus Indexed Journal, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans Tech Publications Switzerland, Vol. 592 -594, Page No 2677-2688,2014 / June.
  • Manufacturing Optimization of Reclaimed Rubber using Taguchi Method, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology – ESRSA Publication, Vol.3, Issue 6, and Page No 1561-1564, 2014 / June.
  • The Influence of Reverse Logistics on Reclaiming - A Case of Recycling Used Truck Tires Elsevier Scopus Indexed Journal, International Review of Mechanical Engineering, Praise Worthy Prize S.R.L Publishing House, Italy,2014 / May.
  • Value Proposition through Reverse Logistics, International Journal of Advanced and Innovative Research, Sr no.9, Vol 1, Issue 2, 2012/July.

B. Books

  • Industrial Engineering, Grace Publications, Cochin
  • Industrial Management, Grace Publications, Cochin

Conference/ Seminar chaired:

  • SAEINDIA Student Mini Convention of SAE India Southern Section, Chennai held at Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pampady, Kerala State on October 2012
  • SAEINDIA Student Convention of SAE India Southern Section, Chennai held at K S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu State from 30-09-2011 to 01-10-2011

Technical programs

A. Invited Roles

  • Coordinated and Conducted Road Safety Awareness Program classes along with MVD officials of Kerala state on 21-05-2016 Saturday and 28-05-2016 Saturday for school and college bus drivers at SCMS Muttom
  • Handled technical training session in Motor of Indian Institute of Insurance Surveyors and Loss Assessors Motor Seminar at Hotel Airlink Castle, Athani on 20th April 2016
  • Volunteered PETE’S Super Sunday along with a team of Automobile Engineering Department on 03-04-2016
  • Handled technical training session in ‘Testing of Biofuels’ at Govt. Arts college Thycaud Thiruvananthapuram on 19-02-2016.

B. Attended

  • Guided the project along with a team and accompanied Semester 3 Mechanical Engineering students of SSET & secured second position (Runner up Prize) in the ‘Contraption’ event organized by Caterpillar India P Ltd, Chennai (Material Handling & Underground Division) a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., USA on 25-10-2016
  • Attended - I2P MAKERS" WORKSHOP along with SSET IEDC student representative at Fisat, Angamaly on 22-10-2016
  • Attended - Maker Village Bosch DNA Challenge along with 8 SSET students on 20-10-2016 at Start up Village , Kochi
  • Attended the tech forum along with 30 SSET students at Hotel Marriott, Kochi organized by Lulu Mall focusing the theme 'Future technologies that will be mainstream by 2020' for engineering college students on 06-09-2016
  • Participated Faculty Advisors Forum for SAEISS Collegiate Club Faculty organised by SAE India Southern Section, Chennai on 2014 / December
  • Participated IPR Awareness Programme at Hotel Dream, Cochin Organized By FISME, Intellectual Property India & Government of Kerala on 2014 / August
  • Participated R&D Challenges for Sustainable Mobility conference at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, Organized By CII , Chennai on 2014 / February
  • Participated Naval and Maritime Exposition and Conference organised by Government of Kerala with support from the Indian Navy, Coast Guard as well as Ministries of MSMEs, Earth Sciences and Shipping of the Government of India on 2013/ September
  • Participated Faculty Development Programme, organised by Techno park, Trivandrum & Entrepreneurship development Institute of India in association with Technology Business Incubator (TBI), National Centre for Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Trivandrum on 2010 / October
  • Participated and presented paper (ME P 11 / Page No.11) - Quantitative Models for Reverse Logistics at 5th National Conference on Optimization Techniques in Engg. Sciences , B.I.T, Sathyamangalam 2010 / March

Membership in Professional Societies

  • SAE India Southern Section - Ordinary Member & Faculty Advisor
  • Indian Society for Technical Education- Life member

Awards and Honours

  • Winner – Infosys Campus Connect Program – Innovative Teacher award
  • Wipro Mission10X level 2 holder

Key Roles

  • Column writer - Malayala Manorama News paper
  • Expert Committee Member – Automobile Engineering - The Ernakulam District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ernakulam, Kerala State.
  • Founder- Start-up website ,, in-order to help school/college students to identify / participate various programs / workshops