Dr. K. Nirmal Raja, the Principal of SETCEM has served for various academic positions in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He has Ph.D in Engineering in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He is holding fellowship in leading Professional Societies related to Technical Education and Electronics Engineering. He has acted in various research activities such as Doctoral Committee member, Thesis Evaluator, Conference chair in various universities. He is recognised PhD supervisor of KTU. He is also a reviewer and editorial member of several international Journals.
He is interested in developing personality skills among the students by encouraging a number of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities like NSS, NCC, NSO, YRC, and Rotaract Club and motivates all the students in organizing innovative programmes. He has published a large number of technical papers and participated in international conferences.