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Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD)

Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) has been established to promote research among faculty members, research scholars and students. The primary objective of CARD is to create research culture among the stake holders. A structured cadre has been established for promoting research. A strong contingent of 45 persons belonging to all disciplines such as Engineering, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basic Sciences and Management are devoting their full time on research and development. The team is working on Wind and Solar energy, Environmental engineering, Alternative fuel, Nano-technology, Plant tissue culture, Animal Biotechnology, Fish Immunology, Stem cell research, Drug designing & Drug testing, Digital Innovations, Bigdata, Virtualisation, etc.


Centre for Advanced Research and Development is an inter-disciplinary research community that expands the boundaries of scientific understanding. It aims to discuss, Comprehend and communicate the common fundamental principles in complex physical, computation, biological and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing sciences and society today.


The CARD is dedicated to develop advanced concepts and methods for complex problems, and pursuing solutions at the interfaces between fields through wide-ranging collaborations, conversations and educational programs. The centre is committed to achieving its mission using innovative science, technology, education and Management, strategies having high impact for all stakeholders.

The CARD exists to :

  • Generate apply and disseminate research findings
  • Build capacity in the field by training the next generation of researchers

The centre will be guided by the following principles and values:

  • Research will be applied innovative and of high Quality
  • Research will be interdisciplinary and collaborative
  • Research findings will be widely disseminated
  • The centre will provide a congenial and nurturing environment
  • The centre’s policies and procedures will be transparent
  • Evaluation of centre’s activities will be frequent and transparent.


The predominant aim of the university is to promote research and add something substantial to the existing quantum of knowledge. In keeping with this tradition, our university promotes research and consultancy apart from the conduct of classes, lab. Experiments and hands -on training in various disciplines. Many steps have been taken to encourage research. One such step is establishment of CARD. To motivate the students for research our University provides adequate opportunities. The laboratories are well equipped with sophisticated equipment and other required infrastructure. Starter Grant is provided by the university for those teachers who can initiate research. All facilities are provided to prepare and submit major projects for funding agencies. Consultancy work is encouraged by offering 50% share to the staff involved in consultancy. University has subscribed to 11,717 E.journals to encourage research activities. The effort towards research and consultancy has resulted in the publication of quality research papers. All Postgraduate departments offer M.Phil, and Ph.D., Programmes. Fifty Seven Ph.D’s have been already awarded and 16 Thesis have been submitted. 20 Full-time Fellowships are granted by the Management for every year for the Full-time research scholars.

Members of the CARD

Dr. A. Jothi Murugan, Vice President (Planning & Development), Chairman, CARD
Dr. S. Sriman Narayanan, Vice Chancellor / Vice Chairman CARD

Core Members
1. Dr. P. Magesh Kumar, Managing Director, Calibsoft Technology, Chennai
2. Dr. E.N. Ganesh - Dean, School of Engineering
3. Dr. P.R.Ramakrishnan, Dean, School of Management Studies & Commerce
4. Dr. S.Ambika Kumari, Dean, School of Law
5. Dr. M. Chandrasekaran – Dean i/c, Academic Courses
6. Dr. P.Shanmugha Sundaram, Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
7. Dr. V. Rajendran, Director , Department of ECE, School of Engineering
8. Dr. R. Jaya Prabha, Director, School of Education
9. Dr. S. Arun, Director, IQAC
10. Dr. C. Dhanasekaran, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
11. Dr. Arun Razaa – Deputy Director, CARD
12. Dr. S.Satheesh Kumar, Dean i/c, Academic Research
13. Dr. M. Vijey Anandhi – HoD, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
14. Dr. S. Prasanna – HoD ,Computer Applications, School of Computing Sciences
15. Dr. V. Vanitha – HoD, Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences
16. Dr. Radha Mahendran, HoD, Department of Bioinformatics, School of Life Sciences
17. Dr. T. Elango – HoD, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering
18. Dr. T. Somanathan, Associate Prof., Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences
19. Dr. S. Jerritta, Associate Professor, Department of ECE, School of Engineering
20. Dr. Raghu Subashchandra Bose, Associate Professor cum Senior Scientist, Centre for Energy and Alternative Fuels
21. Dr. A. M. Shanmugharaj, Associate Professor cum Senior Scientist, Centre for Energy and Alternative Fuels
22. Dr.S.Vasantha – Professor, Department of Management Studies, School of Management Studies & Commerce
23. Dr. R. A. Kalaivani – Director, School of Basic Sciences, Member Secretary
Role of CARD Members
I. Projects
1. Dr. E.N. Ganesh - Dean, Engineering, Member
2. Dr. S. Vasantha, Professor, School of Management Studies, Member
II. Patents
1. Dr. V. Vanitha – HoD, Biochemistry, Member
2. Dr. T. Elango – HoD, Civil Engineering, Member.
1. Dr. P.R.Ramakrishnan, Dean, School of Management Studies & Commerce, Member
2. Dr. S. Prasanna – HoD, Computer Applications, Member
3. Dr. S. Jerritta, Associate Professor, ECE, Member
IV. Publications
1. Dr. M. Chandrasekaran - Director, Mechanical Engineering, Member
2. Dr. S. Arun, Professor, CSE, Member
V. Consultancy
1. Dr. P.Shanmugha Sundaram, Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2. Dr. Arun Razaa - Research and Development, Member
VI. Vels Research Fellowship
1. Dr. S.Satheesh Kumar, Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Member