Dr. M. Palaniswamy, Dean, Planning, Development and Accreditation, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research (SPIHER), Deemed to be University, Chennai is a learned personality, revered for his nature of simplicity and for his academic accomplishments. He obtained his Doctorate in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in 1998. He began his career as a Lecturer and Head at RVS College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore in the Department of Microbiology in 1998. Then he worked at Karpagam Arts and Science College, Coimbatore from 2002 as Senior Lecturer and Head and Founder Department of Microbiology. From there he availed lean to serve in Eritrea as Associate Professor and Head in the Department of Biology, Eritrea Institute of Technology, Eritrea for a period of a year.

He was then promoted as the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (Deemed to be University) in the year 2008. His tenure as the Head of the Department of Microbiology lasted till the year 2014 until his promotion as Dean, Faculty of Arts Science and Humanities at Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore.  He served as Dean for a period of five years from 2014 to 2019. He has served as Registrar at Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore from 2020 to 2022. He is also entrusted with the critical tasks of preparing documents for NIRF, NAAC, and AISHE by the Karpagam Academy of Higher Education.

He has 25 years of Teaching experience and 30 years of Research experience in the domain of Biotechnology. His credentials include publication of 143 research papers in reputed journals.  To his credit, he has filed seven patents so far. He undertook and completed five major research projects funded by UGC, DST, DBT and SERB. He has successfully guided 20 scholars towards their PhD.

His name is incorporated in the Marques Who’s Who in Biotechnology. He is a Fellow of Applied Biotechnology, India. His research interests are microbial enzyme technology, food biotechnology and health care science to name a few. He has visited many countries including Singapore, Thailand, Eritrea, Malaysia and Qatar for various academic purposes.  He currently holds the position of Dean Planning, Development and Accreditation at St. Peter’s Institute for Higher Education and Research (SPIHER), Chennai from 2023 onwards.