Dr. M.S.Palanichamy had graduated in Civil Engineering and obtained his M.Tech in Structural Engineering from IIT Madras and also his Ph.D from the same institute.
After completing his Ph.D. at IIT Madras, he joined as a faculty of Civil Engineering in 1975 in College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, where he served for 10 years till 1985.
He was appointed as the First Vice Chancellor by the Government of Tamil Nadu, in Tamil Nadu Open University and currently as Southern regional Chairman, AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) .He has published 6 text books through Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi. Also he has published 53 papers at National and International journals and conferences. Currently five candidates are doing their Ph.D under his guidance.
He maintains Life Memberships and Fellowships in 18 professional bodies.