Prof. (Dr)  Abdul Salam V.H.,



Cell No.: +91 989501771


Prof. (Dr) Abdul Salam V.H is the Director at Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology (ICET), Mulavoor, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam Dist. since 12-11-2020. He was the Director at MEA College of Engineering, Perinthalmanna for 4 years (2017-21). He worked as Principal, MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, the First Self Financing Engineering College in Kerala, for 10 years (2007-2017). He was a Member, Board of Governors, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) (2015-2017). He was a Member Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council, University of Calicut (2013-2017). He was a Member Senate, Cochin University of Science and Technology for two consecutive terms (2011-2019). He was also a Member, Faculty of Architecture in CUSAT (2014-2018). He is an approved Project Guide for UG and PG Courses in Civil Engineering at CUSAT.

   Dr. Abdul Salam has 48 years of Professional, Research, Teaching, Academic and Administrative experience in various Governments, Universities, and Self-Financing Technical Institutions. He started his career at Munnar in KSEB as Graduate Trainee in 1972. Later he moved to Thiruvananthapuram and worked four years (1973-1977) as a Valuation Engineer in the Income Tax Department under CPWD, Govt. of India. In 1977 he came to Kochi and worked twenty-six years (1977-2003) in various designations as Asst. Engineer, Asst. Executive Engineer, Executive Engineer, Superintending Engineer (with the powers of Chief Engineer) in Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) During this period one year (1982-1983) he worked as Engineer in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in Sultanate of Oman. He worked for three years (2003-2006) as a University Engineer and Head of the Engineering Department, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He worked one year (2006-2007) in Kozhikode as Chief Technical Advisor, Logosphere property Developers, Calicut.

   He is well versed in the accreditation process of NBA and NAAC and instrumental to get accreditation in MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, and MEA Engineering College, Perinthalmanna. He was awarded Good Service Entry in 1996 in recognition of his hard work and valuable contribution in the successful completion of the 100 crore Cochin Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium Project in the record time of 515 days. As Principal in MESCE for 10 years, he was able to inspire excellence in faculty, staff, and students.

  Prof. Abdul Salam did his Bachelor’s Degree BSc (Engineering) in Civil Engineering at M.A College of Engineering, Kothamangalam (which was then affiliated to Kerala University), in 1972 with First Rank from the University of Kerala, M.Tech in Civil Engineering (Building Technology and Construction Management) and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) from Cochin University of Science and Technology.

   Dr. Abdul Salam is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)-FIE, Life Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education LM-ISTE, Fellow of the Indian Geotechnical Society – FIGS, C.Eng (I), Fellow of the Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers – FIIBE, Life Member of Energy Conservation Society-LM-ECS.

   He has a number of research publications to his credit, active as an Advisor and Technical Consultant to various organizations in Kerala. He was a Sub Committee Member of the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was the first Chairman, MES Udyogamandal School, and MES Eastern School, Eloor, Cochin.

   He was a Member of the Managing Committee of N. Musthafa Sahib Memorial MES Charitable Complex, Edathala, Ernakulam Dist. He was a Board Member of the Vigyan Valley Education Trust, Cochin. He is a Trustee of the Ernakulam Karayogam Charitable Trust since 1998.

  Dr. Abdul Salam is a native of Erattupetta in Kottayam Dist. And settled at Ernakulam (Behind Kaloor Stadium) since 1977 with his family. His permanent address is Vellathottam, S&S Lane, Thammanam P.O., Ernakulam, Kochi-682032, Land Phone No.: 0484 2345494. He has two sons and a daughter. His date of birth is 28-03-1948. He has widely traveled in the USA, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Thailand, Malasia, and the Maldives.

 With the right blend of academic acumen and creativity, Dr. Abdul Salam provides innovative thinking and timely leadership to the growth and developmental plans of Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology.


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