Ph.D., M.A., B.L.,
Founder and Chairman

Dr. Jeppiaar, a man of success and a wide-angled ideology is the chancellor of Sathyabama University . He is a leading educationist, industrialist, who has left an indelible mark in the field of politics under ex-Chief Minister Dr. M.G. Ramachandran's leadership. With his rich political background he is presently imparting technical education and well known among academicians as a dedicated educationalist and eminent Philanthropist.

He is noted for thinking ahead of times and for his progressive plans that are a unique combination of vision, effective management and the spirit of promoting technical education. He has dedicated himself completely for promoting technical education and to spread knowledge amongst the youth of India. With his insatiable thirst for knowledge he has taken up and completed research leading to PhD in Water resources Management at Anna University Chennai.

He has also served as Chairman of Metro Water Board, Chennai and is serving as an Advocate in Chennai High Court. He is the President of the Tamil Nadu State Self-Financing Engineering Colleges association and was a member of the Legislative Council during late Dr. M.G.R's regime in Tamil Nadu. During this period he served as the chief whip of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

A multi faceted personality, he has clear long term social service plans such as a multi specialty hospital for all groups of society, women care education and multiple social awareness programs. His unique plans of providing food, transport and training for students in job oriented areas are being followed by many engineering colleges. With his diverse experience he is the Founder and Chairman of

  • St. Joseph's College of Engineering
  • Sathyabama University
  • Panimalar Engineering College
  • Panimalar Polytechnic College
  • Panimalar Institution of Management Studies &Computer Science
  • St. Marys School of Management
  • Jeppiaar Engineering College
  • SRR Engineering College
  • Mamallan Engineering College
  • JET International School

He has never failed to stamp his excellence in establishing Industries too. He is the Managing Director of

  • Jeppiaar Mineral Water Pvt. Limited, Chennai
  • Jeppiaar Concrete Division, Chennai
  • Jeppiaar Milk Products Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • JET Associates Jeppiaar Steels
  • Jeppiaar Furnace Division
  • Jeppiaar Cements Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • Jeppiaar Fishing Harbour Muttom Pvt. Ltd.







Dr. B. Babu Manoharan,
M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.,
Director, St. Joseph's College of Engineering,
Chennai - 600 119.


Date of Birth 13-11-1958
Educational Qualification  
School V.S. Boys High School, Thiruvarur.
U.G. B. A – Economics – 1977 - 80
Govt. Arts College, Thiruvarur.
University of Madras
P.G. M.A., Economics – 1980 - 82
Poondi Puspham College, Thanjavur.
University of Madras
MBA., 1986
University of Madras
Ph.D., Sep. 2002
University of Madras in Public Administration department
Title : “Financial Administration of Tamil Nadu”.
Present Post Secretary & Correspondent of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering
from 1994.
  Founder Director of Sathyabama Engineering College from the
inception year 1987 to 2002.
Experience in Teaching
24 years and guided many Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu for
getting the Accreditation from the NBA, New Delhi
Sports Achievements Weight Lifting
3 times represented for University of Madras in Inter University
level competitions.
Performed in Junior National Weight Lifting competition, in the
year 1981 in Calcutta.
  Ball Badminton
2 times represented for University of Madras in Inter University
level competition.
Represented Tamil Nadu in National Tournaments and still
participating in the National Tournaments.
Sports Organising and sponsoring of many State & National Meets in
Volley Ball
Basket Ball
Ball Badminton
Table Tennis
Hand Ball
Weight Lifting, Best Physique, Body Building
Paralympics & Special Olympics etc…

Dr. B. Babu Manoharan has made a distinct mark in his career as a Founder Director of Sathyabama Engineering College and Director of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering. He has completed his M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., in the field of Economics, in the University of Madras.

He has about twenty four years of experience in the field of education. He has guided many institutions in India in the accreditation process for applying and facing NBA formalities and many management authorities have approached him for his valuable guidance to start their Institutes in the recent years.

He is the man, who has strong belief in imparting education and has a marvelous record in strict discipline, proper dress code for staff and students and the first one to ban the use of cell phones in the academic institutions and scaled its height in glory and fame by securing more number of ranks in the University.

He also provides quality engineering education along with the requisite personality traits and thereby most talented engineers matching the needs of the contemporary industries of software and core companies.

For Sportsmen it was only a dream for them to join engineering colleges but only after the establishment of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering , their dreams came true because of the magnanimity of Dr. B. Babu Manoharan. He has set the trend in the year 2000 giving ‘SPORTS QUOTA” admissions in his Institutes for deserved & poor sportsmen, later on the leading Institutions like Sathyabama University, Panimalar Engineering College, Jeppiaar Engineering College and SRM University have followed his strategy.

Every Academic year more than 80 students are admitted on “Sports Quota” in various disciplines and their expenses for their entire course of study to the tune of Rs. 3 crores is borne by him, every year.

His sparkling human qualities have endeared him to one and all. Under his aegis, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering conducts JETS, an annual state level Inter Engineering & Arts Colleges Sports Meet conducted at an estimate of about 20 lakhs with more than 100 colleges and about 5000 participants are engaged with free boarding and lodging in the campus.

Dr. B.Babu Manoharan has never failed to leave behind his own stamp of excellence. Looking at his achievements as a sportsman, St. Joseph’s College has bagged TIES Championship for 9 consecutive years and also received Anna University Sports Overall Championship for 9 consecutive years among 400 Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.

His efforts are persistently directed towards making the education a culture or cooperation instead of competition and rivalry. Routine never led him to drudgery and mediocrity. Today he stands as an embodiment of hard work and dedication. He always shows a concern for the slow learner and ensures that he has understood and challenges the bright to rise to the level of excellence.

He is the head, who directly meet students daily, and their requests will be solved then and there and treats them empathetically like family members. As a dedicated administrator he wins the love and affection of all his students. His seemingly stern appearance is deceptive for he has a heart that is child-like, docile and loving. He leaves his footprints on the sands of time. He is the man familiar to the public by his attitude and activities in the fields of education and sports.

Does the best and leaves the rest to God’, ‘Simple living and high thinking’ these few words will sum up this great renowned Director of St.Joseph’s College Of Engineering.




Name :

Dr. Jolly Abraham




Date of Birth :





Educational Qualification :

M.E. Ph.D.




Work Experience :

35 years




Area of Specification :

Mechanical Engineering




No. of Papers published in




-International Journals :

Entrophy Added Taxing Methodology for

India’. International Journal of Exergy

(IJEX), 2006, Vol.3 ,No.2 ,pp. 150-163.



-International Conferences :

‘Life Cycle Analysis based environmental

tax for India (A Case Study with Domestic

Refrigerator)’.Paper presented in the

Second International Exergy,Energy,and

Environment Symposium (IEEES2),

3-7, July 2005, Kos-Greece.




Membership in professional

Bodies :

1.Fellow of the Institiution of Engineers,


2.Life Member of Indian Society for

Technical Education, India.