Paavai Engineering College, Civil Engineering Department HoD J.UMANAMBI did her schooling in English medium in St. Marys higher secondary school and awarded with National Merit scholarship by the Director of collegiate Education, Madras-600006.
Did her Under Graduate in Government College of engineering, karupur during 1982-1986. During the course of study in GCE she served as N.S.S volunteer for 2 years (1982-1984) and served as project leader in N.S.S during 1984-1985. She also served in Indian Red Cross Society, Salem branch as Joint Secretary in course of study and helped in collection of blood which was needed to serve the poor patients.
Participated in annual sports and games held at GCE and placed runners up in the event throw ball held during 1982-1983.
Did her Post Graduate in Environmental Engineering and placed university 1st rank and won gold medal. She participated in International conference on “Sustainable Approval for Green Computing, Economy and Environment (SAGCEE13)” held on 9th-11th December 2013 and presented a paper on “Ground Water Potential Zones and Artificial Recharging using Remote Sensing Technology”.
She started her career as Associate Lecturer in “The Salem polytechnic college” Salem on 23/06/1986 and was elevated to the post of principal on 18/01/1998. She served in Salem on Polytechnic for 29 years and got VRS on 30/06/2015 at the age of 50.
Now she has been appointed as HOD in civil engineering department of PAAVAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE and working for PAAVAI.