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Faculty Details

Faculty Name

Sub. Lt. Dr. Thanuj Kumar M

Brief Profile

Sub. Lt. Dr. Thanuj Kumar M. presently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Robotics and Automation since 2024, having transferred from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In his tenure of over 13 years at RRCE, he has held various positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor si nce 2010. Prior to his academic role, he accrued 3 years of industrial experience, including roles as a Quality Engineer at HAL Light Combat Aircraft (LCA-LSP) Division for 1½ years and as an Application Engineer at Greenesol Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. for another 1½ years.
Initiating his teaching career as a lecturer in 2005, Dr. Thanuj possesses over 18 years of extensive teaching and research involvement across several esteemed engineering institutions in Bengaluru. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in polymer composites from VTU and M.Tech degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 2007 from Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramanagaram, both under VTU and also obtained his B.E. degree in 2002 from Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
He underwent Pre-Commissioned Military Training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Kamptee, Nagpur, achieving the honorary rank of Sub Lieutenant. Additionally, he serves as an Associate NCC Officer at RRCE, heading 1 Karnataka Naval unit NCC.
His academic contributions include the publication of 16 research papers across international and national journals and conferences. He has received recognition through various awards, including the National Eminent Educator Award 2020 by the International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR), Certificate of Recognition by The Academic Council of “uLektz” as one of the Top 50 Directors or Coordinators of IQAC across India for the year – 2019-2020, Best Professor in Mechanical Engineering Award for the year 2018-19 from Karnataka Educational Awards by Yes Trust and Appreciation Award from the A. C. Shanmugam, Chairman, Rajarajeswari Group of Institutions (RRGI) for the year 2016-17.
He plays an active role in editing journals and serving on editorial boards, contributing to journals such as Journal of Mechanical Robotics, Journal of Advancements in Material Engineering and Journal of Recent Activities in Production as Editor in Chief. He is the member of editorial board of the following national journals like Innovations in Mechanical Engineering and Technology, Advanced Journal of Machine Design, Innovative Research in Mechanics and Machines.
He has organized numerous national conferences, workshops, seminars, FDPs, and expert lectures, as well as guided over 70 UG students in their academic projects.
Moreover, he has undertaken administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating accreditation processes like NAAC and NBA, and representing management for ISO Certification programs. He has also been involved in various college and departmental activities, including cultural events, ERP coordination, and internal administration.


Associate Professor


Robotics and Automation

Date of Birth



B.E, M.Tech, Ph.D

Date of Joining



Manufacturing Science &Engg. / Polymer Composites


18 Years 06 Months


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