The Kalasalingam University started as Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering in 1984 by Kalasalingam and Anandam Ammal Charities. Kalasalingam University (formerly Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering) was established in 1984 by the Kalasalingam Anandam Ammal Charities. "Kalvivallal" Thiru T. Kalasalingam, veteran freedom fighter, was the founder chairman. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi granted university status.Institutions declared under this section are deemed to be universities. Kalasalingam University is a member of ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, an initiative of the government of India, government of Tamil Nadu and CII, and an IS0 9001 - 2008 Certified Organisation. Kalasalingam University (KLU) is located at the foothills of the Western Ghats in a rural setting of Virudhunagar District. The university is situated at Krishnankoil, 65 kilometres south of Madurai and 10 kilometres north of Srivilliputhur, in Madurai-Shenkottah National Highway (NH208).
The school caters to the needs of the downtrodden and rural youth. The founding philosophy of the institute is to "Empower Youth", for development through technology.
The university offers:
• Offers 13 undergraduate and 25 postgraduate courses in engineering in addition to MBA, MCA and MSc courses
• Facilities for research
• B.Tech. programs for people with speech and hearing impairments
• Twinning program in collaboration with foreign universities
• Practical schools for students to promote industry awareness
• Part-time courses for working professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
• Lateral entry available for certain courses
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.
Kalasalingam University is unique in diverse respects. It is built with a mission, the mission to reach out to the unfortunate children of the Virudhunagar District firstly and the nation secondly. Having been created on the panoramic foothills of the Western Ghats, the University houses in itself all that is essential for moulding the young children entrusted to her care into technically sound engineers and managers. Facilities are galore for the willing children to excel in International Certification for Technical Courses like Oracle, IBM-DB2, IBM-RAD, CISCO, etc.A full semester project for the final year BTech students and industrial visits and in-plant training are some of the other facilities available to the students.A separate block housing International Research Centre with facilities for research in diverse areas, which include Nano Technology, Bio Technology, Composite Material, has been recently established.Industry sponsored labs (IBM, Cisco, Nortel, Intel, Fluke, Tyco Electronics, Texas, National Instruments, Ford Motors and TAFE)
Establishment of National Centre for Advanced Research in Discrete Mathematics (DST sponsored).Establishment of International Research Centre.Establishment of TIFAC-CORE Network Engineering (Govt.-Industry-Institution Collaboration).The research output is as follows:
• No. of Candidates who have been awarded Ph.D : 62
• Total No. of Publications in SCOPUS indexed Journals: 893
• No. of Research Projects Completed : 31
• No. of Ongoing Projects: 16
Publication of AKCE International Journal of Graphs and Combinatorics. Jointly published by Elsevier from 2015 onwards. Indexed in SCOPUS from 2011 onwards.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Kalasalingam University that are published in OMICS International journals.