Professor M. N. Gopalan was the Convenor of the Inter-Disciplinary
Post-Graduate Programme in Reliability Engineering at IIT, Bombay for nearly a
decade (till his retirement in May 1995) and was instrumental in starting the
Programme in 1984.
Professor M. N. Gopalan has organized a number of conferences at national
level in the field of Operations Research, Quality and Reliability Engineering.
Besides, he has conducted several short term programmes and courses in these
areas for the benefit of persons from industries and engineering colleges in the
Professor M. N. Gopalan is a life member of several professional bodies in
the country. He is also the Editor/ Associate Editor/ Member of the Editorial
Board of Technical Journals published by some of these professional bodies.
Professor M. N. Gopalan was associated with Sri Jaya Chamarajendra College of
Engineering, Mysore as Professor Emeritus from 1995 to 2000. From August 1995 to
July 1997, he was the Emeritus Fellow of All India Council for Technical
Education (AICTE) and from March 1998 to March 2000, he was the Emeritus Fellow
of the University Grants Commission (UGC), India. He was ISTE Visiting Professor
during 2002 – 2004. He was AICTE Visiting Professor at SDM Institute of
Management Development, Mysore, during 2004.
Professor M. N. Gopalan’s name is mentioned in the
Who-is-Who-in-the-World Directories published by various international bodies
and has been honoured with a number of prizes and medals in recognition of his
contributions to society, during the past four and a half decades.