International Research Centre

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER (IRC), a Research Facility of international standards, was established in 2014 to carry out advanced research in the broad areas of materials science, energy and computing. In the first phase, a center focusing on research in the areas of materials including nanomaterials was established at a cost of Rs. 5 crores. Scientists with post-doctoral research experience from leading universities abroad were recruited for establishing their research in advanced areas of material science. Training programs and workshops are being organized regularly for research scholars in the focused areas of materials characterization and analysis.
Six research laboratories are part of the IRC, that include:

  • Multifunction Materials Research Laboratory
  • Nanomaterials Laboratory
  • Composite Materials Laboratory
  • Biocomposite Materials Laboratory
  • Supramolecular Research Laboratory
  • Quantum Mechanics Laboratory

IRC also houses an Advanced Instrumentation Facility with state-of-the-art equipment for characterization of materials. The equipment include:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope EVO18 (CARL ZEISS)
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray-Spectrometer Quantax 200 with X Flash® 6130
  • X – ray diffractometer D8 Advance ECO
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer IR Tracer 100
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer AA 7000

Summer Students Visiting Internship Programme – 2017
The KLU-Summer Student’s Visiting Internship Program (SSVIP) of one month with stipend is designed to enhance awareness and interest in high quality academic research among young Engineering, Sciences and Technology students through a goal oriented summer mini project undertaken at the Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil. The selected participants will work on a specific project in association with the faculty members and scientists of various Research Centres in Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education. At the end of the programme, each student presents a short seminar and submits a report on the project carried out. The outcome of their research will be published as a research paper if the results are interesting and worthy. The following students have participated in Summer Students Visiting Internship Programme-2017:

Scanning Electron Microscope

X-Ray Diffractometer (D8 Advance ECO XRCD Systems with SSD160 1 D Detector)(Bruker)

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu AA7000)

Fourier Transform Infra-red Spectrophotometer (IR Tracer-100 Shimadzu)

Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometer (Quantax 200 with X-Flash)


  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer with accessories (JASCO)
  • Bench Top Fermentor
  • Digital Flame Photometer
  • Digital Nephlometer
  • Dissection microscope (Zeiss)
  • Galaxy B CO2 incubator
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Inverted Phase Contrast Microscope
  • Micro Plate reader – Model 680
  • Mini-SDS-PAGE apparatus
  • Multi well fluorescence & Luminescence reader
  • Shimadzu Make UV Spectrophotometer UV-1700
  • Submarine DNA gel electrophoresis apparatus


  • UV Spectrophotometer
  • COD Reactor
  • Computerized UTM
  • Hydraulic Compression Testing Machine
  • Vickers Hardness Tester
  • Relative Density Apparatus


  • Electronics training systems
  • Rf Signal Generator With RF Circuit Design Module(X-Band)
  • Fiber optical power source, LED Module, PD Module
  • Kit- OFT-Optical Fibre Trainer Kit
  • Mentor Graphics HEP Category-2 Design & Verification Front End
  • Mentor Graphics HEP Category-1 Design & Custom IC Design
  • NI Hardware and Software
  • Code Composer Studio IDE 5.0


  • Distributed Control Systems (VDCS-107)
  • Programmable Logic Controller with PC Interface
  • Heat exchanger Setup with Accessories
  • PH Process Setup with Accessories
  • Complete Electrophysiology Recording system
    a)DRY Earth Strap,MLAYDG
    b)Cardio Microphone,MLT201
  • Electronic Stethoscope,MLT206

Sl. No Name Institution Mentor
1 Pramod Singh Delhi University Dr. M. Swaminathan
2 M.K. Murugasenapathi Gandhigram Rural University Dr. P. Selvarengan
3 S. Sunija MG University, Kottayam Dr. P. Selvam
4 R. Sandhiya Shanmuga Arts and Science College, Thiruvannamalai Dr. N. Selvapalam
5 S. Priyanka Periyar University, Salem Dr. T. Panneerselvam
6 Parvathy Prasad MG University, Kottayam Dr. K. Selvaraj
7 P. Ashothai Lady Doak College, Madurai Dr. C. Ramalingan
8 S. Vaishali University of Madras Dr. S. Arumugam
9 K. Sasipriya Government Arts College, Coimbatore
10 G. Sathiya Sorubini University of Madras
11 Pranav Chandran SRM University Dr. D. Devaraj
12 Bala Abhirami National Engineering College
13 Karthikeyan RVS College of Engineering
14 Bruntha Ponjesley College of Engineering
15 U. Janamruth Dayanandha Sagar University, Bangalore Dr. I. Siva
16 Chebolu Sumathi RGKUT, Nuzvid, AP
17 Manepalli Charishma RGKUT, Nuzvid, AP
18 Arjun Kadya The National Institute of Engineering/ VTU
19 V. Sivasangari Amirtha University, Coimbatore Dr. K. Suthendran

International Research Center
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education
Virudhunagar Dist,
Tamilnadu, INDIA

Centre Incharge

Prof. Dr. K. Sundar