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Dr. C. Nagamani obtained her B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engg from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engg., Tirupati and M.Tech. in Power Electronics from I.I.T., Kanpur. She was with IIT Delhi as a Senior Scientific Officer in 1984 after which she joined Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore as an Engineering Officer. She joined the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (now known as National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli) as a lecturer in 1990. Subsequently she obtained her doctoral degree from University of Technology, Sydney as an awardee of Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship in 2001. Presently she is a professor (HAG) in the same department. Her research areas are: Power electronics and drives, FACTS and application of power controllers for grid integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV systems.
She has published and presented several technical articles in reputed national and international journals and conferences. She has been serving as a reviewer for various reputed international journals such as IEEE, IET, Elsevier, Springer etc and is a senior member of IEEE since February 2016. She has been guiding a number of M.Tech, M.S. and Ph.D scholars. She has been involved in executing several sponsored research projects with a total worth more than two crores. The sponsors include DST, National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET) MEITY, and Ministry of coal, Government of India. She is currently an Associate Editor for the journal Sādhanā – Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences.
Dr. C. Nagamani served as the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as during 2005 to 2008. She served also as the Dean, Planning and Development during 2012 - 2015 and as Dean (academic) during 2017-2018. She is a nominated member in various committees assisting the administration in matters of importance. She has also been serving as a member in various doctoral committees, Boards of Studies and Staff Selection Committees for reputed technical institutions.