Management Team

T. Sethuraman @ TSR

Co-founder and Chairman

T.Sethuraman who is fondly known as TSR in business circle, has been the motivator and inspiration behind the formation of TJPRC.  He served in Indian Air Force (IAF) for about 18 years and got a voluntary retirement as Junior Warrant Officer at the age of 36 years  in view of providing educational services to the poor and downtrodden. Though he is an educationally unqualified philanthrope, with the experience he had gained in his IAF career, he later on stamped his foot print in various business domains like automobiles, IT communications, FMCG distributions, Constructions etc., with management assistance and leadership directives from Ln. Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman.


Ln. Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman,   B.Tech (Chem)., D.E.M., D.T.Tech., A.M.S.P.I.,  M.B.A., M.S. (Software Systems), P.M.P (PMI, USA).,  F.M.S.P.I., Q.P.M.P. (IPMA, Switzerland), S.C.E.A. (Sun Microsystems, USA), M.I.E., W.C.P.(BEA Systems, USA), C.S.Q.A.(QAI, USA), F.M.I.P.M.A., S.C.J.P.(Oracle Corporation, USA), F.M.I.A.E.M.E., Ph.D.,

Founder Managing Director and Chief Editorial Officer

Ln. Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman has a successful track record in various leadership capacities in the Engineering operations, Quality & Process Management , Industrial Marketing and Production across Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing and Software Engineering disciplines in the leading conglomerates that include Flex Industries Limited (, 3i Infotech (, CSS Corp (,  etc., He has hands on experience and expertise in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle like Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Architecture Design, Development, Implementation and Training of distributed systems with excellent system design experience using UML,  Rational Rose and System Architect 2001. Has about 16+ years of techno-functional experience and an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications.


Have held responsibilities in various capacities in disparate functions like Pre-sales assistance, Proposal preparation, Project Initiation, Project Planning, Team Acquisition-Allocation-Development, Scope Planning-Development-control, Cost Estimation-Budgeting-Control, Project Execution-Oversight-Tracking, Quality Planning-Assurance-Control, Infrastructure Planning-Acquisition-Administration, Software Configuration Planning-Management, Performance Monitoring-Reporting-Review, Release Management, Client & Vendor Management and Closure of Projects & Contracts.


Ln. Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman is an innate entrepreneur and is instrumental in establishing various retail centres across disparate disciplines like automobiles, IT communications, FMCG distributions, Constructions etc.,, in his early years itself,  sustaining them with high process orientation and running them profitably successfully for many years.


He has obtained the following prestigious technical certifications given by International bodies like :

  • SUN Microsystems, USA,
  • Quality Assurance Institute (QAI), USA,
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), USA,
  • International Project Management Association (IPMA-Swiss),
  • BEA Systems, USA and
  • International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), UK
  • Tekmetrics, USA
  • Young achiever award from Rotaract and Lion’s clubs, Mayiladuthurai, India. 

Following list portrays the different certifications obtained by our M.D and C.E.O :

  • Certified Sun Java 2 Programmer.
  • Certified Enterprise Architect in J2EE.
  • Certified BEA Weblogic Server 5.1 Architect.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI, USA.
  • Certified Qualified Project Management Professional (QPMP) by IPMA, Switzerland.
  • Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) by QAI, USA.
  • Certified Internal Auditor of projects by IRCA, UK.
  • Certified Tekmetrics & BrainBench Java Programmer.
  • Certified Tekmetrics C++ Programmer.

He is an Associate and Fellow member of Management Studies Promotion Institute, New Delhi, India, life time member of Project Management Association, Indian associate of International Project Management Association, Switzerland, Member of  Project Management Institute, USA,  Member of Institute of Engineers, India, Member of Computer Society of India and Editorial board member of International Association for Engineering and Management Education, Chennai, India.

He has published several articles in Computer Science, Engineering and  Information Technology in the leading Indian and International journals, conferences etc., and has been an inaugural speaker at national and international conferences organized by leading institutions like Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, Velammal College of Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Nandha Engineering College, AVC Engineering College, Kalaimagal College of Engineering etc., in India.

Ln. Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman obtained his  B.Tech., in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, MBA from Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai, MS (Software Systems) from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan and  Ph.D., from Anna University of Technology, India

Scholastic and Entrepreneurial Achievements
  • Recipient of merit scholarship and merit certificate for having secured 1st rank in the district and 12th rank in the state in SSLC examination from the Government of Tamilnadu.
  • Recipient of Aringnar Anna award & scholarship from the Government of Tamilnadu for all the four years of B.Tech.,(Chemical Engineering) for having secured first rank in the district in H.S.C.,(Plus 2) examination.
  • Recipient of merit certificate for having secured prestigious position /  2nd rank in the Bharathidasan University in the under graduation.
  • Secured University rank for the final year project in post graduation in the Management.
  • Recipient of monetary Fellowship (USD 1100 per month) from the Yale University for pursuing a 5 year integrated Ph.D., course in 1993.
  • Recipient of the prestigious “Quality Champion” award from the chairman of M/s Flex Industries Limited (Mr. Ashok Chaturvedi) for having resolved quality issues for one of the company’s prominent customers (HLL, Coimbatore and Khatgeshar) in the manufacturing and flexible packaging industry in 1997.
  • Recipient of CSS Corporation’sBest Manager” award consecutively for 2 times for an excellent performance in the Account Management function and displaying high degree of efficiency in Software Project Management discipline.
  • Recipient of “CSS Distinguished Fellow”, an award given by CSS Corporation’s Management team for the year 2009 towards an outstanding accomplishment in Software delivery and account management.
  • Recipient of Young achiever award from Rotaract and Lion’s clubs,  Mayiladuthurai, India.
  • Recipient of entrepreneurial awards from corporates like M/s Kothari Products Limited, M/s Henkel SPIC India Ltd, M/s Parle Products Ltd., M/s Nutrine Confectionery Ltd., etc., 
Professional Memberships
  • Project Management Institute (, USA.
  • Project Management Association, Indian associate of International Project Management Association (, Switzerland (European equivalent of the PMI® USA).
  • Institute of Engineers(, India.
  • Member of Computer Society of India (
  • Member of QAForum, Chennai and using which guided QA personnels of various companies in getting them the CSQA certification along with other seniors and attended informal meetings on weekly basis to ascertain and update the quality practices of various companies.
  • Associate member of M.S.P.I., New Delhi.
  • Fellow member of International Association for Engineering and Management Education, Chennai, India (
  • Editorial board member of International Association for Engineering and Management Education, Chennai, India (
Paper publications - (a few from plethora of publications)

Following are some of the important papers (but not limited to) presented by our beloved MD and CEO in different National and International journals / conferences.

  • Paper published on title “Rheology of Blood” – at a National symposium  conducted by IEEE in National Institute of Technology, Trichy and won the first prize.
  • Paper  published on title “Multiple Views of CMMI approach” in “Tool Box for IT”  and “”  journals.
  • Paper published on title “Knowledge Management in Software Organization” in “” IT journal.
  • Paper  published on title “Methodology of Patenting of Software Product” in “”  journal.
  • Paper published on title “Empirical Investigation of success and failure factors of CMMI implementation” in “KMPro Journal”  journal.
  • Paper  published on title “Design and Development of Software metrics for Development and Maintenance Project” in “Serials Publications” international  journal.
  • Paper published on title “Application of Metrics for Software Process Improvement ” in “Tool Box for IT”  journal.
  • Paper published on title “Defect and Effort Prediction Models in Software Maintenance Projects” in “International journal of Management (IJM) - Pages 20 – 34,  Volume 1, Issue 1(2010) , May 2010.
  • Paper published on title “Software Metric Analysis Methods for Product Development and Maintenance projects” in “International journal of Computer Engineering and Technology (IJCET)  - Pages 18 - 33  Volume 1, Issue 1(2010) , May  - June 2010.
  • Paper published on title “Software Process Methodologies and a comparative study of various models “ in “International journal of Computer Engineering and Technology (IJCET)  - Pages 123 - 135  Volume 1, Issue 1(2010) , May  - June 2010.

S. Vijayalakshmi

Director – Publications and Subscriptions

Mrs. S. Vijaylakshmi is an educationally unqualified, but a proven writer & journalist under the able encouragement of Lion Prof. Dr. Manivannan Sethuraman.  She has been writing articles pertaining to South Indian ethos, culture, religion, dynasties, family relationship, lineage etc.,  for more than 20 years as a columnist for variety of magazines, local dailies and weeklies. Traveled throughout India, from East to West and North to South by virtue of her husband’s transferable IAF job, she has been exposed to multi cultural, multi lingual, multi communal and multi racial aspects of India, which was an instigating factor in imbibing and absorbing the intricacies of human ethos in this part of the world.  She has about 20 years of experience in the publication and printing industry.

M. Jayasudha
Director – Research

M. Jayasudha obtained her graduation in Computer Science and Engg from one of the reputed colleges in India and has got about 15 years of experience in software consulting, general management and research consulting. As an avid reader and an aggressive thinker, she has always been successfully leading technical teams and has got good exposure to research consulting.  She is the sitting chairman of TJPRC’s Research Board, which comprises eminent professors who are specializing in disparate disciplines. Has worked in reputed software vendors in and around India prior to joining TJPRC.