Prof S Balachandran hails from Thiruvanathapuram.He got his BSc( Engg) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum and M Tech from IIT Madras. He has got 40 years of Teaching and Administrative experience. He has worked as Professor and HOD (Mech) at College of Engineering, Trivandrum and RIT Pampady, Kottayam. He has served as Principal of SCT College of Engineering, Trivandrum and UKF College of Engineering and Technology, Parippally, Kollam. He has also worked as Training Officer in the Directorate of Technical Education and as Deputy Director at LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Trivandrum on deputation. He was instrumental in setting up the LBS College of Engineering, Kasaragod.