Prof. M. Balamurugan serves as the Dean/Principal of Shreenivasa Polytechnic College in Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu. Hailing from the picturesque village of Kombai, nestled amidst the scenic western hills of Theni District, Tamil Nadu, he embodies qualities of resilience, responsibility, motivation, dedication, creativity, innovation, energy, friendliness, and patience. Coming from humble beginnings, he draws inspiration from the simplicity and philosophies of great leaders like Bharatha Rathna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Karmaveerar Kamarajar, Thanthai Periyar, and Bharatha Rathna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, which instilled in him a deep desire for education and social equality.

Acknowledging the sacrifices made by his parents, Mari and Chellammal, for his educational pursuits, he completed his schooling at Dudley Higher Secondary School for Boys in Dindigul. He pursued his Diploma in Computer Engineering at a Polytechnic, graduating with first class honors in 1996. Immediately after his Diploma, he embarked on his professional journey, starting as an Instructor at The Christian Institute for Technical Education (Polytechnic) and later at Thangam-Muthu Polytechnic College, Periyakulam, until 2007.

Continuing his quest for knowledge, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Dr. Alagappa Chettiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, followed by a Master’s degree in Communication Systems Engineering. He also pursued further studies, obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Science and a Bachelor of Education degree.

His dedication and expertise led to his promotion to Head of Department at Sudharsan Polytechnic College, Pudukkottai, where he was later recommended by Mr. Ganesh, the college Principal, to assume the role of Principal. Since 2009, he has been leading SSR Polytechnic College in Ponnamaravathi, overseeing the education and development of over 25,000 students. Under his guidance, students are encouraged to excel not only academically but also in sports, cultural activities, and technical endeavors.

Beyond his administrative duties, he is a district-level Kabaddi player and a proficient opening batsman in cricket. He has a passion for music, particularly singing, and has contributed to academia through publications in international journals and authoring textbooks for polytechnic education.

He attributes his journey and success to the unwavering support and patience of his spouse, Tmt. Devi Nallusamy, his beloved son, Mr. Ba. Rahul Ajai, and his daughter, Ms. Ba. Janani Priya. Their love and encouragement have been invaluable throughout his endeavors.