Master, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2001. Doctor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2005.
Lecturer Mangosuthu Technikon, Durban, South Africa, 1999—2002, senior lecturer South Africa, since 2002. Executive member PROTEC, Durban, 2001—2003. Committee member Manufacturing, Engineering & Related Services Sector & Education Training Authority, Johannesburg, since 2002.
Chairperson Mangosuthu Technikon Faculty Research & Publications Committee, Durban, 2002—2004. Member Mangosuthu Technikon Industry Liaison Committee, Durban. Chairperson session on non-traditional manufacturing International Conference on Manufacturing and Management, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, 2004.
Member of South African Institute Measurement & Control, South African Institute Electrical Engineers (correspondent).
Married Cathy Shunmugavelli Kandan, December 22, 1988. Children: Desiree, Sashin.