Dr.RathinaveluRavichandaran has been graduated from Madras University in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. He started his teaching career from Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai. He did his Masters Degree in Engineering Design, at the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University Chennai.

Dr.Ravichandaran has a teaching experience of 22 years in various Engineering Colleges, in India and Abroad. He is a member of International Society ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Indian Society of Technical Education. He was a member of IEEE for Nine years. He has published more than 12 research papers both in International and National Journals. He has  presented 11 papers in International and National Conferences. He has published three books, in the name of Engineering Graphics, Principles of Management and Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

He has one patent for the design of An Energy Efficient Twin Hubbed Vertical Axis Windmill. He was an Assistant Professor and Registrar of Kamban Engineering College for five years. He served as a Professor and Project Director in Arunai Engineering College for five years.

Also, He worked as Head of Mechanical Engineering for more than three years in Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai.

He had an abroad experience as Professor of Agricultural Engineering in Haramaya University, Ethiopia, Africa.

Presently he assumed charge as Principal of this Arunai College of Engineering Tiruvannamalai in November 2018.