Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE) (Deemed to be University) formerly Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering was established in 1984 by Kalvivallal Thiru T.Kalasalingam, the founder Chairman (who was also a freedom fighter and Philanthropist) under the trust Kalasalingam and Anandam Ammal Charities. KARE is located at the pristine foothills of scenic Western Ghats of southern Tamilnadu. The college has obtained the Deemed to be University status in 2006. KARE has been serving the society for thirty eight years and it caters to the needs of the students from all walks of the society. KARE offers UG programmes, PG programmes and Ph.D programmes in various disciplines of Engineering, Science, Technology and Humanities. It is the first Institution in India to introduce a special B.Tech programme in engineering for the differently able (speech and hearing impaired) students.
The Institution has been re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade with a CGPA of 3.11. Six UG programmes have been accredited by NBA under Tier-1. KARE continues its indefatigable work to get projects and research centres. KAREt has received DST funding to establish the National Centre for Advance Research in Discrete Mathematics. KARE has got the state of the art IRC with splendid high end instruments for advanced research in material sciences and life sciences. KARE’s multi-storeyed separate hostels with plenty of facilities provide accommodation to thousands of students. KARE has created a world class swimming pool and indoor auditorium for sports. KARE gives utmost importance to Intra-mural and Extra mural activities for the holistic development of the students.

Chairman’s Message

“Kalvivallal” Thiru
T. Kalasalingam

Founder Chairman
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.

Chancellor's Message

A warm welcome to Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education. Even though the Institution is built in a village, on campus a multicultural atmosphere prevails. Students speaking different languages, professing differing worship patterns, following diverse cultural practices—all make the campus a truly multinational one. You have a whopping list of programmes tailor-made for you. This includes Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Sciences, Business Management and Commerce. These programmes are offered at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. It is not at all an exaggeration to say that our forte is research. We have an exclusive Centre for Research, which we call International Research Centre; it is equipped with sophisticated machinery and material. Hundreds of full time scholars are actively involved in research; I wish to humbly state that only a committed institution can offer such a facility. We are particular that the research findings are passed on to the nearby industries and academia. We trust that all your career dreams and aspirations will be fulfilled here. We have an accomplished line of faculty well-trained in their areas and also imbibed with teaching skills. Each of our hostels is a home away from home.

“Illayavallal” Dr. K. Sridharan