Research and Development Center
List of Research Centers
List of Research Supervisors
Head – Research and Development Cell, M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Thalavapalayam,Karur – 639113
+91 8754015677, +91 9994942022
List of Funding Agencies
Research Advisory Board Members
Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute,
CSIR, Government of India,
Durgapur, West Bengal.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Chennai.
RBG Labs, IIT Madras, Chennai.
School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCOPE),
VIT University, Vellore.
M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering (MKCE) was established with a vision, ‘to emerge as a leader among the top institutions in the field of technical education’. The Institute has developed excellent facilities, both in terms of infrastructure and scholastics. MKCE encourages faculty members and students to undertake sponsored research projects with a commitment to serve the society.
Research and development is carried in several areas like Structural, Environment, Image Processing, Networking, Computation, Sensor Networks, Communication,Nanotechnology, Soft Computing, Energy, Materials, Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Simulation studies. Six departments of MKCE have been recognized as research centers by Anna University, Chennai.
The Research & Development (R & D) Cell of MKCE facilitates and encourages research culture among the faculty members, research scholars and students. Its prime role is to create contacts with the real world and promote research through a range of publications. It enables a congenial environment for technological development and monitors the research activities of the college.
The R&D Cell takes up the responsibility of creating a work place to attract the best talent and strives continuously in pooling of skills and internal resources, creating strategy, overcoming limitations and making the College proud to be amongst the best institutions around the Globe.
This Research and DevelopmentCentre was established in 2012as per the policy decisions taken by the Governing Council meeting to achieve high quality research ambience in the Institute. TheResearch & Development Centre was set up with the objective of developing the strategic plan for scientific and technology research and ensuring the implementation of such plans.
The R&D Centre provides specialized administrative and managerial support for the operation of academic research, sponsored research, consultancy, patent and other R&D related activities of the Institute.
1. The Research Center serves the large public and the professional researchers.
2. To Encourage the faculty members to involve in the Interdisciplinary projects.
3. It aims at being a platform for Research, Debate, and Dissemination of information.
Ph.D./M.S. by research
A candidate should register at MKCE research Centre on getting provisional registration letter from Anna University. Ph.D./M.S. candidates should present their research progress before the review committee constituted by the concerned department once in six months.
The enrollment of full-time research scholars plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of research in the institute. In support of our vision and to strengthen the quality of research and development in all our research centers, Institution Fellowship Scheme is implemented exclusively for full-time Ph.D. Scholars. The institutional research fellowship of Rs.10,000/- per month is given to the Ph.D. Scholars.
Incentives for Publications
In order to motivate the faculty members towards research and publishing their research findings in reputed journals (SCI/SCIE) with impact factor, incentives are given to faculty members.
Code of Conduct
The following are the codes of conduct which express the ethical values to be practiced by all staff engaged in academic and/or sponsored research activities at MKCE.
1. To abide by all the appointment related terms and conditions as approved by Principal.
2. To maintain secrecy of the research findings/technical information and to avoid communication of any official document or information to others without permission.
3. To commit no form of plagiarism during preparation and dissemination of reports and research articles.
4. To practice and promote fairness in research.
5. To uphold the values of freedom, democracy, equality and respect for diversity. In case of any breach of code of conduct by any project employees, the Principal may constitute committee of enquiry to initiate disciplinary proceedings against those employees.
Promotion of Research
The promotion of research is the backbone to sustain the research environment in the campus. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the conduct of research and scholarly activity and to promote applied research and innovation. The composition of research committee is as follows:
1. Chairperson (Principal)
2. Observer (Executive Director)
3. Research & Development Cell Head
4. External Members of Research Advisory Committee
5. Internal Members of Research Advisory Committee
Research committee meets twice a year and reviews various research activities in the institute and suggests a plan of action to improve R&D activities. It guides on various ways and means to create a research culture in the institute. In addition, it identifies thrust areas, current research directions and research funding opportunities.
Research policy of the institute is intended in a way that faculty can carry out research effectively as they are guaranteed certain freedom and are required to accept corresponding responsibilities. The following policies are in place to achieve excellence in the fore front of research.
1. Faculty members are encouraged to enroll in a Ph.D. program and to avail seed money to carry out their research work.
2. Faculty members are motivated to present and publish papers in reputed conferences and journals with financial support.
3. To augment the research, faculty members are provided with excellent computational facilities to carry out simulation study.
4. Publications in reputed journals are rewarded with attractive cash incentives to motivate the faculty members
5. Work load can be curtailed for those who are working as Principal invigilators in Funded Projects and Consultancy Projects
6. Faculty can avail 11 days ON DUTY in an academic year for attending seminars, workshops, FDPs and conferences. The Faculty members can avail maximum of 4 days continuous ON duty for external participation.
7. Faculty members pursuing Ph.D. with external Supervisor can avail 12 days ON DUTY in an academic year.
8. Faculty members pursuing Ph.D. with Internal Supervisor can avail 9 days ON DUTY in an academic year.
Outcomes are normally categorized as furnished below.
1. Funded Projects
2. Consultancy Projects
3. Journal Publications
5. Book Publications
6. Conference Publications
List of Research Scholars
To establish a framework to support consultancy activities at MKCE
General Principles of Consultancy
1. A consultancy work may be undertaken by the faculty members in their area of expertise.
2. The consultancy services should be undertaken only with prior permission of the institute.
3. It should not interfere with the discharge of prime duties of the faculty member or the department.
4. Consultancy services should not be in conflict with the interest of the Institute.
5. In the context of consultancy services, the consultant should not directly or indirectly get associated with any activity which may be unethical or inappropriate.
6. The two types of consultancy are Individual Consultancy and Institutional Consultancy. Individual Consultancy is offered by a faculty member in his/her individual capacity. Institutional Consultancy is offered by a team of faculty members from the same discipline or different disciplines of the Institute.
Circumstances under which Consulting Activity may be Permitted
1. The organization requiring consultancy services from faculty members or the department shall write to the Principal indicating the expertise required, alternatively faculty could also seek the permission of Principal of the Institute.
2. In considering whether or not permission will be given for consulting activity, the Principal will take into account such factors as the compatibility of the activity with the responsibilities and commitments of the faculty member(s), potential conflicts of interest and the use of institution resources.
3. AMoU may be signed between the organization and the institute towards the nature of consultancy work and the commercials involved.
4. The faculty or a group of faculties engaged in the consultancy work shall periodically report the progress of the consultancy work to the HoD.
5. For any outside visits leave as due is to be availed by the concerned staff members. Special Casual leave or duty leave may be permitted at the discretion of the Principal.
Publications Publication arising from consultancy work shall include the faculty affiliation of the college and the acknowledgement for the facilities used from the college.
Intellectual Property Rights
Patents arising from consultancy work if applicable shall be jointly published in the name of the authors and the institute.
Other Commercial Rules
1. Institute facilities and resources may be used for the consultancy work.
2. Meeting related to consultancy work with the organization(s) may be conducted in Institute and acknowledge the facilities used from the Institute.
3. Revenue sharing between faculty and Institute shall be as given below, after deducting all actual expenses incurred for it:
In order to promote Industrial Consultancy activities in the Institute, the following Institutional charges shall be applicable:
On completion of the work, the honorarium on approval of the Principal may be distributed on a case by case basis or periodically