Dr. J. Maheswaran, Principal of St. Xavier's Catholic College of Engineering completed his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering, Karaikudi, M.E. Structural Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and Ph.D. from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. He has 34 years of Teaching and Administration experience in reputed institutions, out of which 13 years exclusively as Principal. He is the recipient of Eminent Engineer Award, Best Academic Administrator Award and Life Time Achievement Award for Excellent Services in Academics of Civil Engineering. He is acting as a member of Academic Council of Anna University and Standing Committee. He served as a member in the Board of Studies of faculty of Civil Engineering , Anna University, Chennai for 2 tenures, Anna University of Technology , Tirunelveli and PSR Engineering College, Sivakasi. He also served as a member in Academic Council and NSS Advisory Cell of Anna University of Technology, Tirunelveli and Sports Board of Anna University, Chennai. He published 11 papers in Journals and 32 papers in Conferences. He acted as a a Doctoral Committee member for 14 Ph.D. scholars of Anna University. He bagged State level First Rank in S.S.L.C. Examination.