Last Updated On:04/10/2023   

Centre for International Affairs


NITTTR, Chennai has been meticulously planning and executing teacher training activities as well as educational research, since its inception decades ago. It has expanded its wings to overseas trainees too, incorporating technical teachers, researchers, administrative and HRD personnel, trainers and so on since 1982. The training courses for overseas professionals commenced with one such programme in 1982 and grown to the level, wherein, this prestigious institution organizes around eight such programmes per year, each of two months duration of intensive training, to achieve the set objectives in this sphere of the task.

In addition, special training programmes are also conducted for Bangladesh teachers for the past couple of years. More such programmes are also on the anvil, depending upon the requests from various countries. All of these programmes are fully sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. Centre for International Affairs (CIA) plans, coordinates with the various academic departments and centers of the Institute, liaise with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Govt. of India, Indian Embassies in various countries to obtain the eligible participants, works with various academic departments and centers, in the organization of various programmes for overseas participants.  
CIA, also Obtains the accounts for the various courses, conducted by various departments and centers of NITTTR, Chennai, examines them, consolidates the final accounts and submits to MEA, for obtaining the grants. CIA processes the necessary course advances and submits them to MEA for advance grants.In addition, making necessary entries, online, in all forms, to MEA as well as to Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), from time to time, for all courses.All Logistic activities are coordinated by the CIA, in respect of all courses for overseas programmes, right through, from beginning to end.


Prepares the list of courses every year depending upon the needs by contacting NITTTR Departments and Centres, as well as the Indian Embassies in various countries.
Pursues with MEA, for the approval of the courses, in respect of regular courses, as well as special courses.
Conducts Board of Studies Meetings for Overseas Programmes.
Processes the applications of overseas participants.
Obtains the clearance from MEA for the selected participants.
Organizes three days orientation programmes for all courses at the beginning of each course.
Processing Living allowances and distributing them as per the MEA norms.
Coordinates with the office of the NITTTR Guest House, for comfortable accommodation and boarding for overseas participants.
Faculty Member of CIA handles appropriate classes in the Overseas Training Courses.
Faculty Member of CIA handles appropriate classes in other training programmes, for polytechnic and engineering college teachers, as per the request of other academic departments and centers.
Submits the proposals for necessary training course advances to MEA and follows it up.
Obtains accounts from various academic coordinators, scrutinizes the final accounts, submits to MEA and pursues the final settlement.
Prepares the course certificates for the overseas participants.
Liaises with the Indian Embassies, for the Air Tickets for onward and return journey.
Makes necessary entries in all forms, online, for all participants, for all courses, concerning FRRO and MEA.
Arranges and coordinates airport pickup and drop for all participants, of all courses, at the beginning and end of the programme.
Prepares reports, photographs and submits the same to MEA, for governing body and for the academic council from time to time, depending upon the requirements.
Does all logistic activities for all programmes.

Infrastructure Facilities

Photocopier cum scanner and Handi cams


Dr.G.Kulanthaivel, M.E., PGDCA., Ph.D., MIEEE(USA), Professor and Head


    044 -2254 5411


Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.E. University of Madras Electronics and Communication Engineering
M.E. Kamarajar University Microwave and Optical Engineering
P.G.D.C.A., Alagappa University Computer Applications
Ph.D. Anna University Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering


Biomedical Instrumentation
Medical Electronics and Telemedicine
Computer Networking and Internet Technologies
Data Communication Systems
Advanced Communication Systems
Digital and Mobile Communications Systems
Satellite, Microwave, and Fiber Optic Communication Systems
Computer Hardware and PC maintenance
Virtual Instrumentation using MATLAB and LabVIEW
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Teaching and Learning System
Instructional Design and Delivery System
Instructional Materials/Media Development
Internet and Web Design
Office automation/Information Technology
Continuing Education
Computerization of Library


Twenty Three years in Teaching and Training.


Won Agilent VEE original software in the Agilent Education Symposium conducted by Agilent Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi at Bangalore.
Awarded “Leading health professionals of the WORLD 2008” by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England


Involved in the World Bank assisted project - Tech Ed.III for Andaman Polytechnic in the area of Staff Development & Curriculum revision.
Involving as one of the Project Investigator in the MHRD-NMEICT Project on " Establishing e-Training Environment for Training Technical Teachers & Students".
Involved in the following MHRD/AICTE projects :

S.No Scheme Title of the Project
1 MOD Installing Intranet within the campus and providing Internet to all the departments (Phase I)
2 MOD Installing Intranet within the campus and providing Internet to all the departments (Phase I)
3 MOD Establishment of Video Conferencing setup for Tele-education/training (under MHRD)
4 MOD Upgrading Computer Networking Laboratory
5 MOD Upgradation of Communication Laboratory for Training Programmes
6 R&D Study on Virtual Learning Environment Development for Training Technical Teachers under Hardware Development
7 R&D Study on Virtual Learning Environment Development for Training Technical Teachers
8 TAT PC Based instrumentation and Testing Services Lab
9 TAT Infrastructure Development of Multimedia Centre for Production of digital Multimedia presentations
10 TAT Embedded Systems Application Laboratory
11 AICTE Preparation of Multimedia Learning Package (MMLP) on Internet - Structure, and Facilities
12 NITTTR Virtual Learning Environment (Virtual NITTTR).


Published and presented more than 60 papers in the National / International Journals and conferences/workshops/seminars.
Acted as chairperson in National / International conferences / seminars / symposiums.
Acted as Guide / Doctoral Committee members for Ph.D.
Acted as External Examiner for Ph.D., PG & UG programmes

Er. DV. Suryanarayana,   Programmer


    044-2254 5460 / 044-2254 5447

Specialization Area

Green Building Technologies
Water Quality Management
Sustainable Development
Landuse and Landcover Management
Geographical Information System
Educational Technologies and FOSS for Academics


Degree Institution/University Specialization
B.E College and Engineering, Guindy Anna University Civil Engineering
M.E College and Engineering, Guindy Anna University Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Ph.D University of Illinois, USA Civil Engineering


Associate Professor – Centre for Environmental Management, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Taramani, Chennai
Geo-Environmental Engineer – Great Lakes Soil and Environmental Consultants, Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA Incharge of DeKalb County Landfill Design and Characterization. Geotechnical Engineer – ARCADIS, Tennessee, USA
Lecturer – Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
Teaching Research Associate - Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

Er. DV. Suryanarayana,   Programmer