Trinity Hills, Naruvamoodu P.O, TVM- 695528

Dr. Arun Surendran
Principal, Trinity College of Engineering

Dr. Arun Surendran is the Strategic Director and Principal of Trinity College of Engineering Trivandrum where he pioneered faculty entrepreneurship. He holds his Masters and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University after his BTech from IIT Bombay. He was awarded the prestigious Eppright Outstanding International Student award, the highest honor given by Texas A&M University to any international student.

Dr. Arun is a founder director of Cybersecurity Solutions and cybersecurity instructor for

He is the Honorary Fellow for Robotics for the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and Senior Fellow of the Defence Research and Studies (DRaS) thinktank. He is a mentor for the Kerala Development & Innovation Strategic Council’s (K-DISC) Young Innovator program and One Local Govt One Innovation (OLOI) project. He is a Core Group Member of the Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission.

Dr. Arun is also the director of Agasthyam International Kalaripayattu and Principal Investigator for the Indian Knowledge Systems Center for Kalaripayattu & Siddhar Tradition awarded to Trinity College by the Ministry of Education, Govt of India.

He serves on the advisory board of Innovation by Youth with Disabilities (IYwD) program at National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), the Chinmaya Mission schools , TKM College of Engineering and Kattakada Industrial Development Council.

Dr. Arun has authored two books The Startup Habit and The 7Cs of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Arun has also been instrumental in developing the Diploma Program on Entrepreneurship specially prepared for the Industries Dept by the Digital University of Kerala.

His first collection of poems has been published under the title Stirrups. Dr. Arun has also produced the state award winning documentary, Fragments of Illusion on the Chavittunatakam dance form.