In order to introduce a focused research culture and strengthen all research activities, the Management has appointed a Dean for Research and Development. The Dean is assisted by a Research Committee in identifying thrust areas and in formulating research projects. The Research Committee undertakes a periodic review of the progress of various Research projects while encouraging others to prepare and submit proposals for projects in emerging thrust areas of Research that have a practical application useful to society.
The College has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in Post Graduate Teaching and Research for more than 2 decades. It has evolved into a successful center for offering 13 M.Phil and 13 Ph.D Programmes in different disciplines.
Large number of M.Phil and Ph.D scholars completing the programmes shows the strength of the Research Departments and the rich experience of the Research guides enabled by state of the art laboratory facilities.
To encourage research, management has come forward to give funds for PG students under Students Project Scheme. Apart from regular activities, Research Scholars Forum meets once in every fortnight to discuss the recent trends in their respective fields.
Department of Biotechnology is offering Microbial culture bank through which it is able to supply 3 fungal cultures and 21 bacterial cultures to those who are in need for Experimental / Research study purpose as an extension service to the society at large.
The activities of the various Research Departments have been encouraged through Dr. M. Aruchami Research Foundation.
The college has envisaged an elaborate and vibrant research policy, which will imbibe a strong research culture and will integrate it with academics at both student and faculty levels.
The salient features of the policy are given below:
Code of Ethics shall be formulated to check Malpractices and Plagiarism in Research:
The institution is committed to produce and promote research of the highest quality, devoid of plagiarism of any sort and other unethical practices while trying to allow academic freedom and innovative thinking. A Publication Ethics Committee(PEC) has been constituted to find out the level of plagiarism.
The Committee Comprises
Based on the recommendations of Plagiarism Curb Committee, the PEC will authenticate the genuiness of the data.
After getting offered from college Governing Body ‘URKUND’ software has been purchased and installed it in the Library and Information Centre to check plagiarism.
Consultancy services are offered through the expertise gained by the faculty members. The revenue generated through this programme is shared in the ratio of 60:40 for institution and concerned staff members respectively.
Memorandum of Understanding:
Any tie-up / MoU signed should have the prior concurrence and approval of the management. Collaborations with various International and National Institutes / Universities shall be proactively followed for the purpose of research and outreach activities.
Faculty members from different departments, collaborating with various National and International level research groups located at different parts of the country will be given assistance and other required facilities.
Linkages shall be established between research strategies and activities at institutional and programme level to enhance knowledge sharing and to promote the research activities at National and International level to generate and to score novel ideas and apply for innovation and value creation
Dr. S. Paulsamy
Dr. S. Paulsamy, Former Head of Botany Department, Kongunadu Arts and Science College has completed 32 years of teaching experience for UG and PG Botany with 33 years of research experience. His area of specialization is plant ecology and conservation biology.
He is the recipient of Tamil Nadu State Government Environment Award for the year, 2009. Included as expert in Environment Database, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for the year, 2008 and nominated by the same Ministry as a member in the expert committee to revise the Champion classification of Indian Forests. Received 'Best Senior Scientist Award (Botany)' for the year, 2016 from PEARL - A Foundation for Educational Excellence. Selected as 'Science Communicator' in the 104th Indian Science Congress held at Shree Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi during January, 2017. Produced 21 Ph.Ds and 31 M.Phils and completed 8 major and minor research projects funded by MoEN, UGC and TNSCST. He has organized 21 National level seminars. Published 215 articles in various reputed international and national journals and written 2 books. He is the editor of Kongunadu Research Journal and reviewer for several international SCI journals like Tropical Ecology, Industrial Crops and Products, African Journal of Biotechnology etc. Being a resources person, delivered popular lectures in more than 60 institutions in various topics of natural resource management.
Life member in professional bodies viz., Range Management Society of India, International Society for Tropical Ecology and Indian Science Congress Association. Visited UAE and Thailand for participating seminars and delivered lead lectures.
|MPhil (Master of Philosophy)||Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy)|
|M.Phil in Tamil (Full Time / Part Time)||Ph.D in Tamil (Full Time / Part Time)|
|M.Phil in English (Full Time / Part Time)||Ph.D in English (Full Time / Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Mathematics (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Mathematics (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Physics (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Physics (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Chemistry (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Chemistry (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Botany (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Botany (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Zoology (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Zoology (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Biochemistry (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Biochemistry (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Biotechnology (Full Time)||Ph.D in Biotechnology (Full Time & Part Time)|
|M.Phil in Computer Science (Full Time & Part Time)||Ph.D in Commerce (Part Time only)|
|M.Phil in Commerce (Part Time only)||Ph.D Library and Information Science (Part Time & Full Time)|
|M. Phil Library and Information Science (Part Time & Full Time)||Ph.D Computer Science (Part Time & Full Time)|
|M. Phil Physical Education (Part time only)||Ph.D Physical Education (Part time only)|