head of the department


Head of the Department

Dr. PRADHAPRAJ M, working as Professor and Head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department in Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He have been working in this institution for about 10 years. He comprise complete 15 years of teaching experience including 4 years of Research Experience as well as a year of industrial familiarity in addition.He completed his Bachelor’s degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering and Ph.D. in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

He have attended about three International Conferences one among which held at Washington DC, USA also appeared for about four National level conferences. He even got hold of an opportunity of visiting NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Lockheed Martin Space Experience Center on the occasion of International national level conference at USA. He also involved himself in three paper publish activities in the International refered journals and received twenty Lakh rupees for the Four research projects out of which, two is obtained from the Government of India, AICTE and two from the Institution of Engineers (INDIA) and another from the Government of India, ISRO to organize the National level workshops.

In the national level professional bodies,He also serving as an active member in Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), The Institution of Engineers (India).

He have received the prestigious “BHARAT JYOTI AWARD” instituted by the India International Friendship Society (IIFS) at a seminar on Economic Growth and National Integration in New Delhi on October 1, 2016. The award is given for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role in the field of higher education.

For the benefit of the students, He have arranged Industrial Visit, Implant training, Industrial Training and Industrial projects and Internships from Defense Organizations such as DRDO, ISRO, NAVY, IAF, NAL, AFTC, TAAL and private industries and also invited eminent personalities from above organizations and foreign delegates for the guest lectures

He have received the Certificate of Appreciation for role as SPOC for the NPTEL Local Chapter for HICET from IIT-Madras.

Research Focus:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Thermodynamics
  • Gas Turbine Propulsion

Phone No.    : 9894329295

Email ID       : hicetaerohod@hindusthan.net

Website        : hod.aerohicet.com

HOD’s Desk


The Aeronautical Engineering Department is more than 10 years old and it is a well-known Aeronautical Engineering Department over national and international level. The faculty members are having good specialized skills in the field of Aeronautics to mold the students. The department has the various laboratories with a clear focus on teaching and research, various consultancies and sponsored research and development projects funded by agencies such as, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), AICTE, IEI etc., have been undertaken by the Department.

Aeronautical Engineering is a pleasant and high-expertise, discipline more than 100 years old, still requiring much more part from Engineers and Scientists to extend its scope and application to advance next generation Hypersonic Aircrafts, Helicopters, reusable space crafts, Launch vehicles etc. Aeronautical Engineering has been an ever developing discipline full of exciting openings and challenges with several private players entering the Aeronautical Industry, the opportunities are going to be better and better. Job opportunities for an Aeronautical Engineer in India lies with the Government owned Air Service, Aircraft Manufacturers and Research Centers like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aeronautical Laboratories (NAL), Aerodynamic Development Agency (ADA), Defense Research and Development Organizations (DRDO), Private Organizations, etc. Concepts of Aeronautical Engineering (Aerodynamics/Propulsion/Structure) is also applied to design and development of tremendous number of fluid flow devices such as Compressors, Turbines, Pumps, Combustors, etc. Hence, many of the Aeronautical Engineers cater better placement opportunities in the Private and Public manufacturing sectors and thus contribute well for the development of the most efficient products. Students also get plenty opportunities to pursue their higher studies (M,E.M-TechM.S programs and integrated Doctoral  program PhD) after completion of B.E. Aeronautical Engineering at reputed institutions in India and Abroad with sufficient financial support.

We hold strong belief in our ability to succeed, practice human values, and show an attitude of self-reliance, confidence, dedication and commitment. I am sure that the Students of the Aeronautical Engineering Department will show a high level of professional competence in their respective areas. My best wishes and greetings to all the students who are aspiring to become an Aeronautical Engineer and take India to the forefront of developing nations


With kind regards,
HOD-Aero Dept