Prof.Sooryanarayanan.N is the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1st May  2015. He studied for B.Tech and M.Tech Degree courses in Mechanical Engineering at College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. On completion of more than three decades of service at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram, he joined SIST in November, 2012 as Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department. At the time of retirement from VSSC he was holding the post of Divisional Head, ETD and directly associated with the design, development and realization of space ordnance systems for ISRO’s PSLV and GSLV programmes.