Mr. P. Pugazhendiran,(Ph.D)
Research and Development incorporates a special significance with the exception of its conventional coupling of research project and technological development. The role of R & D Division of the college is to enhance research and Development activities to enable IFET college of Engineering to become a renowned Intellectual corporation fostering excellent research, development, sponsored projects, consultancy, continuing education and industry Institute Interaction in addition to wonderful teaching.
The R & D division motivates the faculty members and Students to carry out research work in areas of their interest, generate project proposals to seek grants from various funding agencies, establish Centers of Excellence in the college. At IFET Engineering College, these are done to motivate the students and the faculty of the Institution, to update the knowledge which leads to further investigation and progress and to give a hand to the industries in their product development. All disciplines of the college are actively engaged on Research, Development and Consultancy activities. The R & D cell of this college has been active in registering for patents, copyrights, publications in conferences, organizing conferences, seminars and workshops.
The management, knowing the importance of R&D has been magnanimous to sanction necessary funds for establishment of Laboratories with Lab equipment towards Research and Development. The R & D cell is very active in encouraging registration of patents as one of the IPR activities.
• Promote R&D programme in newly emerging challenges in science, technology and engineering.
• Enhancement of knowledge, capability and a global recognition to institution.
•Application of qualitative as well as quantitative Research technique to enhance knowledge, capability of students and faculty in relatively unexposed area.
• Up gradation of workshop and laboratory through MODROB proposals of AICTE, MHRD.
•To develop research proposal for funding from DST /MNRE/AICTE/MHRD.
•To organize seminar/Conference/workshop in the relevant area of science & engineering.
•To assist the students to apply funding for conducting research under student project scheme to various funding agencies like TNSCST, IEI (I), DRDO, etc.;
•To assist for applying and getting funds for conducting Seminar/Workshop/FDP from various available funding agencies;
•To facilitate the growth of research activity among the activity, including developing mechanisms and targets to achieve this;
•To develop and coordinate strategies for maximizing the faculty's success in gaining external research funding;
•To maintain and disseminate current information about relevant research policy areas and initiatives in government, in the professions and in relevant industries, including external funding opportunities;
•To develop strategies to foster research collaborations within the faculty, across faculty and institutes, and with agencies outside the college;
•To work with various departments to establish and develop faculty research priorities on interdisciplinary areas.
•To interact with industry, government, professions and the wider community on all research matters promote faculty research activities to external stakeholders
•Promotion of R&D Activities in of science and technology with special emphasis on emerging domain.
•Motivate faculty and students to participate in Seminar/Conference/Workshop and further share their knowledge, experience with faculty and students and submission of proposals to R&D cell.
•To motivate faculty and students to present/publish/Research paper in reputed national & international journals and submit a copy to R& D SECTION IN LIBRARY.
•To start research programme in science & engineering, this is funded by national &international research bodies.
•MOTIVATE faculty and students to design and fabricate and implement viable functional projects for the benefit of institution and country. The institution should provide the sufficient level of financial support & facilities as per the progress.
•Publish journal of science & engineering with ISBN No.
•Establishing centre of excellence for all departments as per their relevant research areas.
•Establishing renewable energy park in collaboration with MNRE.
•Initiating process of establishing research centre in science &technology domain.
•Initiating a culture or movement that research & academics are complementary to each other. Both are needed for upgrading the standard of education in our country.
• Students are encouraged to participate in workshops, seminars, paper presentation and project competitions.
•They are motivated to undertake both in house and industry based projects.
•Guest lectures, workshops and industrial visits are regularly arranged to focus on thrust areas.
•Financial assistance is provided for publishing the paper in a peer reviewed journal.
•Students are encouraged to submit research proposal under student project scheme to external funding agencies on the topic of their project work.
•Financial assistance is provided for the Student projects also, based on the Merit.
•"Cash awards" are being provided for best projects.
•Internal funding is being provided to faculty and students up to Rs. 1 lakh year, depending upon the worth of the proposal.