Dr. Srinivasan joined CIRCOT (CTRL) on September 2, 1974 as a research assistant. He obtained his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Kerala in 1980. He is a Chartered Textile Technologist and a Fellow of the Textile Institute, Manchester, and also a Fellow of Textile Association, Mumbai, recipient of V. Sivaramakrishna Iyer Memorial Gold Medal and also V.S.Subramaniya Aiyar Gold Medal. He rose to the post of head of Quality Evaluation and Improvement Division (QEID) on September 25, 1997, and subsequently became Director of the Institute on August 19, 2000. Dr. Srinivasan was on the Editorial Board of the “Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research” for the period 2002 –2004.