A warm welcome to Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education. This is the right spot for you to get trained in your chosen field of study. You have almost all pro-grammes under the sun, except of course, Medicine. Back in the 1980’s the Institute was instituted by a divine dispensation. It was rather mysterious to me; to set up a Centre for higher learning in a backward village was strange then. But now it is very clear to me; the Institute is set up here to help improve the plight of the children of the local farmers and artisans, who have no access to higher education, especially Engineering. I am very passionate about this Institute. As I too hail from this locality, I know the difficulties of the local people; over the years, hundreds and thousands of children from the huts of these poverty-stricken, families devoid of any kind of facility, have got specialized education and they have been profitably employed. Thereby the fortunes of these families have been remarkably upgraded. Now the Institution attracts children from all over the world who wish to get high quality education at affordable fees. The campus is a melting pot of thousands of Indian and overseas children. The pluralistic character witnessed on all front is the hall mark of our Institute. I wish to affirm that the Institute is not set up for a profit motive; whatever is collected is plowed back into the premises to upgrade equipment and the other infrastructure facilities. Children who opt for this campus are treated with brotherly/sisterly kindness. They enjoy diversity and richness, besides time-tested values and emerging ideas. They find the faculty highly qualified, but at the same time down to earth. As the world changes so fast over the past three decades, we also grapple with curriculum, syllabus and structural changes. There is tons of evidence to show that all our children are placed with high lucrative job offers.