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Mar Joseph Kallarangatt

Bishop, Diocese of Palai

St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology is one of the institutions under the Patronage of Mar Joseph Kallarangattu, the Bishop of Palai. His Excellency is a prudent pedagogue and an educationalist par excellence. Mar Joseph Kallarangattu was the Former President & Vice Chancellor, Paurastya Vidyapitham, Vadavathoor and has to his credit 35 Scholarly books on Theology and Oriental Liturgy. His Excellency is erudite in ancient East Syrian language. Besides, His Excellency is a polyglot, proficient in English, Latin, Spanish and German languages.  SJCET has become one of the leading educational Institutions in Kerala, thanks to the ennobling leadership of our most revered patron. His generous support and benevolence have provided the College with immense strength to forge ahead to an even more fulfilling and resplendent future.

Msgr. Dr. Joseph Maleparampil


Msgr. Dr. Joseph Maleparampil is one of the syncelli of Pala Diocese. Prior to holding the post of Chairman Diocesan Technical Education Trust and Manager of all educational institutions under the Corporate, he was the Rector of St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna, and former Rector, Good Shepard Minor Seminary, Palai, former secretary to K.C.B.C., former Director, Viswasa Pariseelana Kendram, and former Director, Pastoral Institute, Palai.  His leadership skills have enhanced the stature of our College in the field of education. He has streamlined the functioning of the College and has multiplied the effectiveness of the services offered; his administrative skills and competent guidance have created a close bonding between the management, teaching, non-teaching staff and students and have led them coalesce into a single entity striving for excellence in the field of Technical Education. Msgr. Dr. Joseph Maleparampil belongs to that rare breed of human beings who never measure success in terms of power or fame. He bestows stakeholders with what they desire most- time, a patient ear and a genuine appreciation of their suggestions and opinions.

Rev. Fr. James John Mangalathu


Prof. Dr. James John Mangalathu, is a Catholic Priest belonging to the Diocese of Palai. He had his Masters Degree in History from the M S University of Baroda and PhD in Indo-Portuguese History, from Pondicherry Central University. During his researches, he had the opportunity to do various courses at the Universite de Nantes in France and Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal. He has made use of various Archives and Libraries like Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, Archivo Nacional de Torre do Tombo, Archivo Historico Ulramarino, Biblioteca da Ajuda, and Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa in Portugal, British Library, London, Vatical Library etc. Besides, he has visited countries like Germany, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, USA etc. He speaks languages like Malayalam, English, Portuguese, French, Hindi etc. He has published a number of Research Articles in various National and International Journals. His monumental work The Portuguese and the socio-cultural Changes in Kerala; 1498-1663 has been published by Routledge, London. He has over 22 years of teaching experience at St Thomas College, Palai in Kerala. He was Professor & Head at the Department of History of the College. He was Principal of St Thomas College Palai during 2018-2024. Besides, he has served as the National Executive member of the Xavier Board of Higher Education in India and the Regional President of Southern Kerala. He was also an executive member of Kerala Principal’s Council and Secretary of Association of Catholic Historians of India. At present he serves as the Joint Secretary of the Association of Catholic Historians of India and also the Private College Management Association.

Rev. Fr. Mathew Koramkuzha, MHRM, MSc(Applied Psychology)


A Post Graduate in Management studies, Rev. Fr. Mathew Koramkuzha joined SJCET as Manager, in February 2016. He is an Assistant Professor in the department of MBA. Prior to joining in this college, he worked as Assistant Professor at MA College Ramapuram. An uncompromising and successful manager, he is the epitome of goodwill and optimism, of zeal and hard work, of perfection and devotion. He is a charismatic person and everything he does bears the imprint of that charisma. He is open-minded and willing to accept everything good without hesitation, thus launching the institution on a trajectory of success and distinction.

Dr. V. P. Devassia, Ph.D.


Dr. V P Devassia, after completing his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, started his career with Hindustan Paper Corporation, Calcutta and later worked as a Design Engineer with Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd where he was responsible for the design and development of various electronic systems for Computerized Numerical Controlled machines, Flexible Turning Center, Factory automation and so on. He took his Masters Degree in Industrial Electronics and later his Doctoral Research in Signal Processing from Cochin University of Science and Technology. His passion for learning lead him to change his career to academia and today, he has over 27 years of academic experience through various responsibilities like Head of Department and Principal of engineering institutions like Model Engineering college and College of Engineering, Chengannur in Kerala. His administrative excellence has also been very well utilized by the Govt. of Kerala in entrusting him with responsibility of officer in charge of the Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD) Regional center and Model Finishing School Ernakulam as well as the Additional Director of IHRD, Govt. of Kerala. Dr. Devassia later joined the services of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology in the capacity of Head, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering and is currently the Principal.
Amidst all his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Devassia continues academic research activities in his fields of interests including Pseudo-Periodic Signal Processing, Music Signal Source Separation and Video Content Analysis. Dr. Devassia, a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers (India), is professionally affiliated as FIETE, FIE (I), MISTE. He has served as the Expert Committee member of many committees like the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE, Board of Studies – CUSAT, Governing Body member of Engineering Colleges, among many more.
Dr. Devassia’s faith in the Almighty, unwavering attention to detail, due diligence, steadfast professionalism, zeal for higher academic pursuits, high optimism and perpetual radiance, makes him a person anyone he comes across, to take off your hat to.

Dr. Madhukumar S, M.Tech,Ph.D.

Vice Principal

Dr Madhukumar S is a born academician. He started his academic journey under the board of Techical Education, Govt. of Karnataka right after his Bachelor Degree both in Science (specialization in Mathematics from University of Kerala) and in Engineering (specialization in Electronics from Dr. B. A. Marathwada University). His strong desire for higher academic pursuits lead him to his Master of technology in Industrial Electronics from Visveswaraya Technological University, Karnataka and later Doctoral research in Electronics and Communication from Anna University, Chennai.
Dr Madhukumar has wide experience in various Engineering colleges in India and Abroad (with a special tenure with the Ministry of Education, State of Eritrea). He later joined in the service of SJCET in 2004 as Assistant Professor in Electronics and Communication. Dr. Madhukumar’s selfless hard work and steadfast devotion to duty and exemplarity administrative capabilities lead him up the professional ladder at SJCET through the Head ship of the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and as Vice Principal, SJCET, Palai. Amidst his administrative responsibilities, his passion to academic pursuits continues in research guidance and has over 20 publications in Journals and Conferences of International repute.
Dr. Madhukumars implicit faith in God, his strong optimism, courage and stamina for hard work, cheerful disposition and dogged determination truly makes him a role model to every faculty at SJCET.

Rev. Fr. Thomas Njavallil, BSc Engg.

Lab Manager

Technosavy is the adjective that suits our Lab manager best, whose passion is his work. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in Merchant Navy as Marine Engineer before joining for Priesthood. He finds goodness in all and appreciate values in every minute efforts made by others. He has a grateful heart, which has endeared him to one and all.

Rev. Fr. John Mattamundayil


Prior to joining this Institution as Bursar on 06-02-2021, he was working here as a Counselling Psychologist, and maintained his indisputable role in providing Counselling to the students in our College. He helped students facing problems related to exam stress, undeveloped emotional resilience, parental pressure for greater achievements and disciplinary problems. Besides, he dealt with problems of the students related to peer pressure, peer relationship, independence vs dependence upon family, and how to be assertive and make right choices for the students.

He believes that everything that he sees and hears bears the divine touch of the Master, and even his writeups and speeches are expressions of his communion with the Supreme. As a well known philanthropist, he is ever ready to lend a supporting hand to anyone who needs it.