Dr. M.R.Mohan did B.E (EEE) and M.Sc (Engg) in power system Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engg., Madurai in the year 1973 and 1975 respectively. He got his Ph.D from Anna University, Chennai in the year 1993. His research area of interest include Optimal generation scheduling using conventional and artificial intelligence techniques, Unit commitment, Power quality enhancement,Service restoration in distribution networks etc.
He started his teaching career in the year 1976 at AC College of Engineering Technology, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. He moved over to College of Engineering, Guindy in the year 1984. He has served as Asst. Executive Warden for three years from 1993-1996. After affiliation of Engineering Colleges to Anna University, University Departments Of Anna University came into existence.He has served as Controller of Examination, College of Engineering,Guindy for three years from 2002-2005. He was appointed as Chairman, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Anna University from the year 2006-2011 and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2009-2011 in College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. He has conducted short term courses to practicing Engineers of TNEB for five years from 1992-1997.
He has also conducted three months residential technical training programme to the officers of Indian Oil Corporation for 5 years.With his guidance, 10 research scholars got Ph.D. Degree in Anna University,Chennai. He has at his credit 30 International Journal papers and 55 National and International Conference papers. He has got few awards viz 800 Dollars cash award for a research paper. Young scientist award for the research papers of his research scholar coauthored by him and Best Citizen of India 2010 from India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
An International Conference on POWER,CONTROL and EMBEDDED SYSTEMS has been conducted during 8-10 December, 2010 for the first time in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering in the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University,Chennai.
He reviewed a book on power system engineering authored by I.J. Nagrath and D.P Kothari. Also reviewed another book on Basic Electrical Engineering. With his vast teaching , research and administrative experience, he served as Expert Committee Member in All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission ( UGC), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Indian Examiner for Ph.D thesis of world Class Universities.