Dr. Ajit Prabhu V.
Chief Scientist (Sci ’G’) &
Nodal Officer, PIC-K
Technology Development & Project Management Division (TDPMD)
PH : 0471-2548252, 2543234
E-Mail : prabhu.kscste@kerala.gov.in
Current Role
  • Heading the activities of Technology Development & Project Management Division.
  • Instituted special scheme to promote Innovation and Research in Engineering Education – Engineering & Technology Programme
  • Management of Rural Technology Programme, Technology Development & Adaptation Programme, APJ Abdul Kalam Youth Challenge, etc.
  • Successfully Coordinating State Level TechFest for BTech students to promote innovations and Rural Innovators’ Meet (RIM) for promoting rural innovations.
  • As Nodal officer of Patent Information Centre-Kerala, Promotes IPR in the State through IPR Seminars/Awareness programmes and scouting patent applications, conducting patent search, and facilitating to file patents from Institutions & Individuals.
  • Managing 23 IPR Cells established in various Universities and Engineering Colleges.
  • Project Management of schemes, preparation of Budgets, Plan Monitoring and reporting, co-ordination with line Departments, Preparation of Project Proposals for various funding agencies, Preparation of Annual Plan Proposals, Development of Five Year Plans, Review Reports, etc.
  • Ph.D. from University of Kerala, M. Tech. in Thermal Engineering from University of Kerala, M.B.A. from Indira Gandhi National Open University, B. Tech. in Mechanical Engg. from University of Kerala
  • P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from IGNOU, P.G. Diploma in Management from IGNOU, P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management from IGNOU, Diploma in Management from IGNOU, Certificate in Disaster Management from IGNOU, WIPO Certificate in IPR from WIPO
  • Career started as Scientist, in the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre under I. S. R. O where substantial contributions have been made in the Indian Space Programmes especially in the cryogenics field.
  • Tremendous achievements in the field of energy management in Energy Management Centre-Kerala.
  • Served as the Director of Centre for Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development, GOK.
Awards & Recognitions
  • Recipient of the Childrens’ Science Literature Award (2018) instituted by Kerala State Institute of Children’s Literature, Govt. of Kerala.
  • Two Good Service Entries in KSCSTE.
  • Safikh S. and Ajit Prabhu V., “Role of Awareness Creation in Enhancing the Intellectual Property Output”, Journal of Traditional and Folk Practices, Vol-06, No-02, Pages: 49 – 56, December 2018
  • S. Krishnamoorthy & Ajit Prabhu V., “Awareness of Consumer Protection Statutes among Consumers in Kerala: An Assessment “, Shanlax International Journal of Management, Vol-5, No-4, Pages: 1 – 7, April 2018
  • R. Ayyappadasan Pillai and Ajit Prabhu V., “Features of Technology Intensive Projects and Their Applicability in Generic Project Management”, Management Researcher, Vol-XXIV, No-1, Pages: 475 – 483, August 2017
  • R. Ayyappadasan Pillai and Ajit Prabhu V., “A Study on the Unique Factors Influencing the Successful Management of Technology Intensive/High-tech Projects and their Adaptability to Generic Projects”, Management Innovator, Vol-10, No-1, Pages: 100 – 111, January 2017
Membership in Professional Bodies
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE)
  • Indian Society for Training and Development
  • Indian Institute for Industrial Engineers
  • Indian Institution of Materials Management
  • Kerala Academy of Sciences