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Kumaraguru Centre for Industrial Research and Innovation (KC.IRI) was launched in commemorating Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Day on 27 July 2017.

KC.IRI is created as a focussed Research & Innovation Eco System at KCT in collaboration with Industries for promotion of industry-specific applied research, innovative product development and advanced learning programs with following objectives

  • Providing Research support to R&D organisations / Industry and consulting to SME/MSME Industries in this region.
  • Industry supported Project Based Learning and Skill Development Training programs through┬áIndustry sponsored Competency Development Centres
  • Develop┬áInnovative Products to cater Industry needs.
  • Technical experts and senior decision makers from Industry and global academia are in the KC.IRI Advisory Council to direct, guide, collaborate and support


To provide exemplary leadership in applied research and specialized skill development through a vibrant ecosystem involving industry and academia


  • Providing support to R&D organisations / Industry and consulting to Industries by Faculty & Students.
  • Industry supported, Project Based Learning and Skill Development undergraduate and postgraduate programs to make students Industry Ready.
  • Establishing Industry sponsored Research, Product and Competency Development centres.

Industries Associated