Prof.Sooryanarayanan.N is the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1st May  2015. He studied at College of engineering Thiruvananthapuram for both B.Tech and M.Tech course in Mechanical Engineering. Worked at VSSC,ISRO,Thiruvananthapuram for more than 37 yrs.During the tenure at VSSC, involved in the design, development, testing and flight integration of space ordnance based separation systems for PSLV and GSLV missions. He was in the post of head, Explosives Technology Division, VSSC at the time of retirement. Recipient of Team Excellence Award from Chairman, ISRO.