Research and Development Cell

Research is the backbone of truths and it reinforces the strategies to acquire learning. Kongu Arts and Science College research strength span over diverse disciplines like Tamil, English, Commerce, Management, Corporate Secretaryship, Computer Science, Mathematics, Bio-Chemistry, Bio- Technology and Costume Design & Fashion.

Dr. A. K. Vidya Associate Professor & Head
Department of Biochemistry
Dean of Research, Science Stream
Dr. K. K. A. Alaguappan Associate Professor & Head
Department of CS CA & PA
Dean of Research, Arts Stream
Mr. A. Satheesh Junior Assistant Research and Development Cell

The institution has stated Code of Ethics to create a culture of responsible and quality research with integrity.

Code of Ethics

Ethical pursuit of research is vital for the accomplishment of research objectives. It is maintained that, the researchers should at all times pursue research in a right way thus invariably assuring the dignity of the institute. The code of ethics augments to create awareness on ethical conduct of research, promotion of academic integrity and prevention of misconduct including plagiarism in academic writing among students, faculty and research scholars.

  • To provide a general framework for enhancing research integrity by focusing on potential threats and good practice at each stage in the research cycle.
  • To ensure that worthy ethical standards are followed in conduct of research.
  • To continuously improve the existing systems to prevent and check malpractices, research misconduct and plagiarism in research.
Institutional Responsibilities

Excellence in research is a fundamental concept that every institution fosters and supports. The institution implements research governance via its formulated research policy. Research Advisory Committee is constituted to co-ordinate with the research activities of the college. It conducts training programmes to support career development and continuously improves the existing systems to detect and prevent malpractices thereby promoting academic integrity. The institution provides the required infrastructure support and resources. Ethics committee reviews research proposals to ensure that they agree with local and international ethical guidelines. They also monitor studies once they begin and if necessary may take part in follow-up actions after the end of the research.

Role of Research Supervisors

The relationship between the Research Supervisors and Scholars is both personal and professional in which trust plays an important role. A good Research Supervisor is always a good leader because he can understand the aspirations of the candidates and educate them properly, thus, can lead them in a more effective way. Hence, developing supervision skills is very important for effective leadership. Research leaders take on a number of roles, rights, and responsibilities--as scientific leaders, financial administrators and mentors. They engage with their scholars in preparing research project and make them aware of ethical research practices and help them comply with the formal aspects of ethical and intellectual property regulations. They guide the scholars on institution's rules and regulations that govern proper conduct of research and provide academic advice in developing their career both during candidature and beyond.

Code of Ethics for Research Scholars

The term 'good research practice' describes the expected norms of professional behaviour of researchers. Since research often involves a great deal of cooperation and coordination among many different people in different disciplines and institutions, ethical standards promote values that are essential for collaborative work. Upholding ethical principles are important for research and following are the values required for research scholars.


Researchers must strive for honesty in all scientific communications. They must honestly report data, results, methods and procedures, and publication status and should not fabricate, falsify, or misrepresent data.


Research has to be conducted in an ethical manner ensuring dignity, rights, safety, and privacy within the researcher ecosystem.


Objectivity and lack of bias are the core principles of research. Researchers must strive to avoid bias in experimental design, data analysis, data interpretation, peer review, personnel decisions, grant writing, expert testimony and other aspects of research where objectivity is expected.


Researchers must keep their promises and agreements; act with sincerity; strive for consistency of thought and action.

Intellectual Property

Honor patents, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property. A researcher must not use unpublished data, methods, or results without permission. They should give proper acknowledgement or credit for all contributions to research. A researcher must never plagiarize.

Animal Care

Show proper respect and care for animals when using them in research. A researcher must not conduct unnecessary or poorly designed animal experiments.

Human Subjects protection

When conducting research on human subjects, the researcher has to minimize harms and risks and maximize benefits. They must respect human dignity, privacy, autonomy and take special precautions with vulnerable populations


They must take responsibility for their part in research and be prepared to give an account of what they did on a research project and why.

Assistance for Research Funding

To apply for grants and securing research funding is an essential part of conducting research. To be able to secure a research grant is a matter of prestige for a researcher and it also helps in the advancement of career. Funding Development Cell (FDC) aims to nurture getting funds from recognized government and non-government research funding organizations by promoting research in newly emerging and challenging areas of Science, Arts and Humanities.
Most funding agencies expect the applicant to carry out some preliminary research work before applying for projects. Moreover funds needed for research are not easily available. Faculty who are at their early stages of career find it difficult to get funds for their projects. So there exists a need to support the preliminary research work which would grow into a sizeable research project that would be submitted to an external funding agency later. Considering these aspects, the College Management provides Seed Money Grant Scheme for faculty to assist in their initial phase of their research work and facilitate them to prepare a formal research proposal for funding in later stages.

Research Misconduct

Research Misconduct can be characterised as actions or questionable research practices that fall short of the standards of ethics, research and scholarship required to ensure that the integrity of research is upheld. It can cause harm to people and the environment, waste resources, undermines the research record and damages the credibility of research. Scientific misconduct is the violation of the standard codes of scholarly conduct and ethical behaviour in the publication of professional scientific research.
It is often defined by ‘falsification, fabrication and plagiarism’. Falsification involves misrepresentation of the research by changing data or results or by tampering with equipment, research methods, or materials. Fabrication involves reporting false or made-up data, results, or research outputs. Plagiarism involves presenting others' ideas, works, or words without acknowledging or providing appropriate credit to the original authorship. Plagiarism of any kind is unacceptable and researchers are encouraged to use their novel and original ideas and provide proper acknowledgement and citations. The institutions views any research misconduct very seriously and when any research misconduct is reported, prompt and appropriate investigation and actions are undertaken as per the defined process and guidelines.


Research ethics focuses on the moral principles that researchers must follow in their respective fields of research. It provides guidelines for the responsible conduct of research. In addition, it educates and monitors researchers conducting research to ensure a high ethical standard. The institution mandates its faculty and research scholars to adhere to the highest standards of truthfulness in carrying out academic research and upkeep of academic research activities.

Rapid growth in scientific knowledge is an indication of quest for discovery and has an impact on economic and societal development. Science, technology and innovation is often initiated at the College research environment and it is also the mission of Kongu Arts and Science College. Research and developmental activities creates and disseminates new knowledge in range of fields, promotes innovation and these will motivate better learning and teaching among Faculty members and students of our College as these are often incorporated in the courses. Research is the foundation of knowledge that brings new energy, builds state of the art facilities, promotes research publications, develops collaborations and becomes part of active community that shares the mission objectives. Taking these into considerations, Kongu Arts and Science College Research Policy is implemented.


The purpose of the Research Policy is to create a vibrant atmosphere of research among Faculty members and Researchers in Kongu Arts and Science College. The policy shall serve as an overall framework within which research activities may be carried out.


  • To create an enabling environment within the college in order to foster a research culture as well as provide required support through research framework and guidelines.
  • To ensure high level of efficient and effective support system to facilitate Faculty members and Researchers in their research activities.
  • Ensure publications in quality journals, indexed in Scopus/Web of Science and/or with impact factor.
  • To nurture an environment of undertaking socially useful research works with potential for commercialization.
  • Establish Research Centers within college with Potential for Excellence.
  • Forge interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships nationally and globally.

Policy and Guidelines
  • Undertaking Research
    Faculty members of Kongu Arts and Science College and research departments are expected to undertake research, leading to quality publications, presentations in National/International conferences of repute, generation of Intellectual property with potential for commercialization, socially useful outcome and other similar research activity.
  • Obligations of faculty and researchers (including Post Graduate researchers)
    Research output will be considered as one of the criteria for faculty recruitment and promotion along with other academic responsibilities.
  • Research Management Overall management of research activities may be coordinated by Research and Development Cell of Kongu Arts and Science College.
  • Academic Dishonesty and Ethics Committee
    It is expected that each member involved in research – Faculty, Researchers and Postgraduate Researchers - will adhere to highest ethical standards of conduct. Highest ethical standards of conduct include data integrity, adhering to ethical guidelines, given from time to time for carrying out research. Each faculty member and researcher shall follow academic honesty in his/her research work. Faculty and researchers shall be careful not to fall prey to academic dishonesty. Ethics committee, on instruction of Principal, will carry out inquiry when academic dishonesty is reported against an individual/group. Suitable disciplinary action may be initiated, if found guilty, against such individual/group.
  • Student Research
    To enhance quality research output, student mentorship/internship shall be facilitated to encourage undergraduate/postgraduate students to pursue research activities leading to tangible output.

Seed Money Grant has been initiated by our College since 2017, to provide seed research grant to the Faculty Members under different areas of research to motivate their ideas which may lead to apply for funding agencies for Minor and Major Projects. This encourages the researchers to prepare and apply for Funding to carry out contemporary and multidisciplinary research.

  • To Motivate and promote the research culture and to encourage multidisciplinary Research among Faculty Members.
  • To understand the learning process and outcome in real life through solving problems in different disciplines such as Basic Science, Applied Science, Life Science, Social Science, Business Studies and Indian Culture.
  • To encourage the faculty members to propagate their innovative ideas through Seed money.
  • To create a platform to accelerate the possibility of applying for funded projects.
  • The Institution will provide financial assistance to all the Faculty Members who are pursuing/completed Ph.D as a Seed money Grant for Research Projects approved by expert committee duly constituted.
  • A faculty member can avail only one such grant as a Principal Investigator at any given time. The ongoing project must be successfully completed before the next proposal is submitted for consideration.

All eligible Faculty Members may submit their Research Proposal applications for grant at the beginning of every academic year through the prescribed proforma to the Research Cell duly forwarded by the Principal.
After the receipt of Proposal, it is sent to the committee duly constituted. The committee will evaluate and give their report. Based on the report and availability of the budget the seed money sanction order will be given to the Principal Investigator and the fund will be released.
Seed Money shall be a one-time Grant for one year period.

Terms and Conditions
  1. Maximum funding limit per research activity will be Rs5,000/- with a maximum of 2 Co- Investigators.
  2. Sanctioned amount should be utilized as recommended by the committee.
  3. One proposal per investigator (PI/Co-PI) will be considered at any one point of time.
  4. Research paper should be published / accepted for publication while submitting the final report.
  5. Project should be completed within one year from the date of release of fund.
  6. In any case if the investigator could not complete the project, he/she should return the money to the office with explanation.

The investigator should submit the soft copy and hard copy of the research project report to the Research Cell. The final presentation should be made to the committee along with the details of publications and paper presentations. Further the investigator should also submit all vouchers, bills and accounts statement.

Consultancy is a practice of sharing the intellectual knowledge, expertise, as an individual Faculty or a group of Faculty members using the resources/ facilities/ infrastructure of the Institution for offering solutions to the problems received from collaborating Industries/ Corporate / Institutions. Consultancy will increase professional and academic competence by way of stimulating research by applying knowledge for solving real life problems. Kongu Arts and Science College (KASC) inspires all the Faculty members to extend Consultancy Services that facilitate knowledge and technology transfer to Industry and Society. The Consultancy Policy provides a clear framework for the Faculty who prefers to engage in consultancy.

Guiding Principles
  • The Faculty members have to avail prior permission from the Management before undertaking Consultancy Services.
  • The Faculty members are allowed to engage in Consultancy Services provided they do not interfere with the discharge of their duties.
  • There should be demonstrable benefit to the College from the consultancy through income, enhanced reputation, and/or expanding the expertise of the Faculty member.
  • The consultancy must not be in conflict with the functions, objectives or interests of the College or damage the College's reputation.
  • A MoU may also be signed between the Department and the Industry/Organization to define the nature, scope and commercials involved with consultancy work.
  • The Faculty or a group of Faculty engaged in the consultancy work shall periodically report the progress of the consultancy work to the Principal through the Head of the Department.
Policy for Revenue Sharing in Consultancy Services

The revenue generated out of Consultancy Services will be shared between the Institution and the Faculty in the following ratio

S.No. Particulars Institution Faculty
1 Consultancy service using the resources of the Institute 60% 40%
2 Consultancy service using personal expertise of the Faculty 40% 60%
  • Care must be exercised to ensure clarity as to the inclusion or exclusion of items like travel, subsistence, special charges for materials or facilities in the Institution.
    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr.P.Dhinakaran 13946/A2/2019 & 21.08.2019 13946/A2/2019 & 21.08.2019
    2 Dr.M.Sarmiladevi 22092/A2/2009 & 13.12.2009 22092/A2/2009 & 13.12.2009
    3 Dr.B.Sangeetha 18134/CRE 5/2021 & 07.06.2022 26768/A2/2012 & 19.12.2012

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr.K.Prabha 1695/A2/2019 & 21.03.2019 5192/A2/2009 & 27.04.2009
    2 D.Anita -- 16073/A2/2008 & 16.08.2008
    3 Ms. N.Renuka -- 006470-1/A2/2016 & 25.04.2016
    4 Ms. P.Mythili -- 20060/A2/2017 & 09.10.2017

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr.N.Raman 257/12900/A4/99 & 06.10.1999 257/12900/A4/99 & 06.10.1999
    2 Dr. H.Vasudevan 2713-2/A2/2011 & 24.02.2011 9102-2/A2/2004 & 26.07.2004
    3 Dr.M.Sathish -- 14906/A2/2009 & 9.8.2009
    4 Dr. D.Yuvashankar -- 030944/A2/2016 & 24.02.2016
    5 Ms. S.Kowsiga -- 0303929/A2/2016 & 20.04.2016
    6 Ms. K.Punithavathi -- 002106-1/A2/2016 & 12.05.2016
    7 Ms. N.Santhamani -- 12955-12/A2/2012 & 05.07.2012
    8 Ms. M.Tamilselvi -- 9651-1/A2/2017 & 20.05.2017

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr. E.T.Lokganathan 28177/A2/2012 & 31.01.2013 A4/425/04511A/2002 & 24.04.2002
    2 Dr.K.K.A.Alaguappan 12547/A2/2017 & 12.07.2017 A4/26/11128X/2001 & 23.08.2001
    3 Dr.K.M.Kumaraguru 13220/A2/2018 & 20.07.2018 A4/25/11128V/2001 & 23.08.2001
    4 Dr. P.Parvatham -- 7199/A2/2010 & 15.04.2010

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr. P.Poongodi 9948/A2/2011 & 18.05.2011 9948/A2/2011& 18.05.2011
    2 Dr.R.Vijayapriya 004747/A2/2016 & 29.04.2016 004747/A2/2016 & 29.04.2016
    3 Dr.V.G.Sumathy 1339/A2/2017 & 28.02.2017 15873/A2/2009 & 31.08.2009
    4 Dr.G.Karthi 23301/A2/2017 & 16.11.2017 23301/A2/2017 & 16.11.2017
    5 Dr.M.Thangam 915/CRE 5/2022 & 24.02.2022 915/CRE 5/2022 & 24.02.2022
    6 Dr. G. Manju -- 11825/A2/2004 & 12.09.2004
    7 Ms. C.Kalamani -- 15871/A2/2009 & 31.08.2009

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr. A.K.Vidya 9948-1/A2/2011 & 19.05.2011 9948-1/A2/2011 & 19.05.2011
    2 Dr.N.Sangeetha 1729-3/A2/2017 & 28.02.2017 21486/A2/2010 & 19.01.2010
    3 Mr. R.Rasu -- 6445/A2/2004 & 27.05.2004
    4 Mr. S.Natarajan -- 6445/A2/2004 & 27.05.2004

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr.S.K.Gangai Abirami 30026//A2/2020 & 21.02.2020

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr. B.Jayanthi 25837-1/A2/2018 & 08.11.2018 1478-1/A2/2004 & 09.02.2004
    2 Dr. T.A.Sangeetha 23679/A2/2018 & 20.10.2018 9234-1/A2/2004 & 26.07.2004
    3 Dr. R.Rooba 7622/1/CRE 5/2021 & 22.10.2021 9821-3/A2/2004 & 12.08.2004
    4 Dr. P.Kalarani 7622/2/CRE 5/2021 & 23.10.2021 028982/A2/2016 & 24.02.2016
    5 Dr. R.Pushpalatha 9798/CRE 5/2021 & 23.10.2021 A4/367/03339/2002 & 20.03.2002
    6 Dr. J.Ghayathri -- A4/11128W/2001 & 24.08.2001
    7 S.Karthikeyeni -- 12413/A2/2004 & 05.10.2004
    8 Mr. P.Ramesh -- 6628/A2/2004 & 27.05.2004
    9 Mr. K.K.Sureshkumar -- 1149/10021/A2/2004 & 30.01.2004
    10 Mr. S. Muruganantham -- 1775/A2/2006 & 16.02.2006
    11 Mr. M.S.Kokila -- 1777/A2/2006 & 16.02.2006
    12 Ms. S.Hemalatha -- 10673/A2/2006 & 19.09.2006
    13 Ms. P.K.Mangaiyarkarasi -- 15815/A2/2009 & 31.08.2009
    14 Ms. C.Janaki -- 24631/A2/2008 & 29.11.2008
    15 Mr. S.Vijayakumar -- 20651/A2/2011 & 27.09.2011

    Ph.D M.Phil
    1 Dr.S.Nagarajan 30728/A2/2018 & 13.12.2018 A4/986/11128A/2001 & 16.08.2001
    2 Dr. D.Sivakumar 12282/CRE 5 /2021 & 27.05.2022 21920/A2/2010 & 19.01.2010
    3 Ms. M.Lalitha 552/CRE 5/2022 & 21.11.2022 22936/A2/2010 & 19.01.2010
    4 Ms. C. Radhamani -- 17877/A2/2008 & 30.08.2008
    5 Dr. S. Suresh -- 565-1/A2/2008 & :31.03.2008
    6 Ms. C.Kiruthica -- 9472/A2/2019 & 25.05.2019

    • Dr. A.K.Vidya, Associate Professor & Head- Biochemistry
    • Dr. K.K.A.Alaguappan, Associate Professor & Head – CS CA & PA
    • Dr. K.M.Kumaraguru ,Associate Professor & Head-Commerce
    • Dr. H.Vasudevan, Associate Professor & Head-Commerce (CA)
    • Dr. S.Nagarajan, Associate Professor & Head- Mathematics
    • Dr. S.Manjula, Associate Professor & Head – Costume Design and Fashion
    • Dr. B.Jayanthi, Associate Professor & Head – Computer Science (PG)
    • Dr. V.G.Sumathy, Assistant Professor & Head – Management Science

  • Dr. N.Raman , Principal
  • Co-ordinators
  • Dr. A.K.Vidya, Associate Professor & Head- Biochemistry
  • Dr. K.K.A.Alaguappan, Associate Professor & Head – CS CA & PA
  • Internal Members
    • Dr.K.M.Kumaraguru ,Associate Professor & Head-Commerce
    • Dr.H.Vasudevan, Associate Professor & Head-Commerce (CA)
    • Dr.S.Nagarajan, Associate Professor & Head- Mathematics
    • Dr.S.Manjula, Associate Professor & Head – Costume Design and Fashion
    • Dr.B.Jayanthi, Associate Professor & Head – Computer Science (PG)
    • Dr.V.G.Sumathy, Assistant Professor & Head – Management Science
    Academic Expert
  • Dr. S. Suja
    Professor & Head Deparment of Biochemistry
    Bharathiar University,
  • Chairman
  • Dr. N.Raman , Principal
  • Co-ordinators
  • Dr. A.K.Vidya, Associate Professor & Head- Biochemistry
  • Dr. K.K.A.Alaguappan, Associate Professor & Head – CS CA & PA
  • Internal Members
    • Dr.K.M.Kumaraguru ,Associate Professor & Head-Commerce
    • Dr.H.Vasudevan, Associate Professor & Head-Commerce (CA)
    • Dr.S.Nagarajan, Associate Professor & Head- Mathematics
    • Dr.S.Manjula, Associate Professor & Head – Costume Design and Fashion
    • Dr.B.Jayanthi, Associate Professor & Head – Computer Science (PG)
    • Dr.V.G.Sumathy, Assistant Professor & Head – Management Science
    Academic Expert
  • Dr. M. Dhanabhakyam
    Professor, Department of Commerce
    Bharathiar University,
  • Mr.K.Parivallal
    DMW CNC Solutions India Private Limited
  • Chairman
  • Dr. N.Raman , Principal
  • Co-ordinators
    • Dr.R.Parvathi, Associate Professor and Head
      Department of Mathematics
      Vellalar College for Women (Autonomous), Erode.
    • Dr R.Rajendran, Associate Professor
      Department of Microbiology,
      PSG College of Arts and Science,
    • Dr. S.M.Jagatheesan, Associate Professor
      Department of Computer Science
      Gobi Arts & Science College
    • Dr. M.Dhanabhakyam, Professor and Dean
      Department of Commerce
      Bharathiar University
    • Dr. C.Muralidara Kannan, Professor
      PG & Research Dept of English
      Government Arts College (Autonomous)
    Internal Members
    • Dr. K.M.Kumaraguru, Associate Professor & Head - Commerce
    • Dr. E.T.Lokganathan, Associate Professor & CS CA & PA
    • Dr. A.K.Vidya, Associate Professor & Head- Biochemistry
    • Dr. B.Jayanthi, Associate Professor & Head – Computer Science (P.G.)
    Academic Expert
  • Dr. M. Dhanabhakyam
    Professor, Department of Commerce
    Bharathiar University,
  • Mr.K.Parivallal
    DMW CNC Solutions India Private Limited
  • S.No Project Title Agency Principal Investiagator Duration Report
    1. A Study on Biochemical Changes and Cytogenetic Analysis in the Prognosis and Screening of Cervical Cancer Patients From Erode District, Tamilnadu
    MRP-6354/16 (SERO/UGC)
    UGC Dr. A.K. Vidya M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDBI., Ph.D.,
    Associate Professor & Head
    PG and Research Department of Biochemistry
    2017-2020 pdf
    2. A Prediction Model for Gynaecological Disorders by using Enhanced Bio Inspired Harmony Search Based Wrapper Approach
    MRP-6573/16 (SERO/UGC)
    UGC Dr. V. Krishnaveni M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Associate Professor
    Department of Computer Science
    2017-2020 pdf
    Kongu Arts and Science College - Erode