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Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education logo.png
Former names
Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering (AKCE) (1984-2006)
Type Research institution
Established 1984
Chairman Vacant
Chancellor K. Sridharan
Vice-Chancellor S. Saravanashankar
Location Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu, India
9°34′27″N 77°40′34″E / 9.5743°N 77.6761°E / 9.5743; 77.6761Coordinates: 9°34′27″N 77°40′34″E / 9.5743°N 77.6761°E / 9.5743; 77.6761
Campus Suburban, 320 acres
Colors Blue
Affiliations UGC,[1] NAAC, AICTE, NBA

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), formerly Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering and Kalasalingam University, is an institute deemed to be university located in Krishnankoil near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. The campus is close to the ancient temple town of Srivilliputhur. The tower of the Srivilliputhur temple is used in the emblem of the Government of Tamil Nadu.


Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education was established in 1984 by the Kalasalingam Anandam Ammal Charities.[2] "Kalvivallal" Thiru T. Kalasalingam, veteran freedom fighter, was the founder chairman.[citation needed] It was granted deemed to be university status in 2006.[2] In November 2017, following a directive by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to drop the "University" from the name[3] it was renamed Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education.


Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education is situated at Krishnankoil, 65 kilometres south of Madurai and 10 kilometres north of Srivilliputhur, in Madurai-Shenkottah National Highway (NH208). The location is at the foothills of the Western Ghats in a rural setting of Virudhunagar District.

Courses offered[edit]

The Deemed to be university offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Technology (M.TECH.) degrees in the following fields:

Central and departmental libraries[edit]

  • Extensive collection of academic volumes and titles
  • Popular periodicals
  • National and international journals
  • Supplementary digital resources (CD-ROMs and audio cassette equivalent)


The Deemed to be University sporting facilities include an athletic track, basketball courts, tennis courts and a football ground. The campus is WiFi enabled and available with a SunFire 4800 enterprise server, a SunFire T1000 server, six IBM Blade servers, four Wipro rack servers, six desktop servers (from HP and HCL), and nine TB of storage for the computing and storage needs of the faculty and students. The central server farm includes file servers, a database server, a mail server, a web server, a backup server, a proxy server, and an e-learning server.

Examination system[edit]

The academic year is divided into two semesters named as Even and Odd. Each semester has three internal exams and one final exam (semester exam) for all theory subjects. Generally, semester exam questions are from Anna University. Laboratory courses usually have two internal exams followed by the final exam. Most of the exams are theoretical, similar to other engineering colleges in India. It follows the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which is followed by leading universities around the world including Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs).


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[4] 96

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education was ranked 96 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.[4]


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