Dr.R.Vasanthakumar’s noteworthy contributions have been rightly commended through several titles and recognitions. An Honorary Doctorate conferred on him by the Avinashilingam University in 2004 stands testimony to his role as an exemplary academician and an extraordinary philanthropist.He has served as President, COSIEMA (Coimbatore Sidco Industrial Estate Management Association) during 1998 and 2000 and Tamil Nadu Private College Management Association (Coimbatore Chapter) 2000-2002. He is also the President of ENFUSE (Energy & fuel user’s Association) Coimbatore Chapter
Er.K.Murugaiah is best credited for his role as main co-ordinator in coordinating the University Grants Commission inspection for conferment of University Status. As a steering committee member, he was responsible in co-coordinating the National Academic Accreditation Council works and getting the coveted Five Star status for the then Karpagam Arts and Science College from NAAC and also for getting Autonomous status. He has also worked as a steering committee member in coordinating the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) process for Engineering and Polytechnic College. He continues to be the Chief Coordinator for all the Inspection committee visits organized in the institutions.
A keen advisor, Er.K.Murugaiah’s expertise is always solicited for creative and constructive implementation of various new techniques in teaching-learning process and other academic activities in all the institutions. A Project coordinator for various UGC funded projects; he is the Governing council member of all the educational institutions.
He started his teaching career as a faculty with Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, after a decade of successful association with them he had served as Head of EEE at NGP Institute of Technology as well as Jansons Institute of Technology for few years. His association with KPR Institute of Technology as head Electrical and Electronics Engineering, institutional Ranking and Accreditation and Director Student Affairs and Alumni Relations had put him in to a plethora of leadership showcasing opportunities which has lead him to the captainship of Karpagam College of Engineering.
His flair for research is shown by his quality publications in more than seventy-five indexed journals attracting six hundred plus citations. He owns two patents in his credit. His interest in the area of electronics could be understood by his association with ISTE as life member, IEEE as member and Institution of Engineers (India) membership. He was also a member in the PG syllabus framing committee of Anna University, Chennai, during 2013-2015. He is having the industry experience of two and a half years. He completed the consultancy projects with NTPC Vidhyanchal, Madhya Pradesh, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) and ZF Wind Power, Coimbatore. He is a consistent learner and has high thrust for learning latest technologies, which is shown by his certifications of 14 NPTEL, 15 COURSERA and 16 SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC Courses. His awards and achievements are highly appreciable and were consistent throughout his career.
He bagged the Best Outgoing student Award in PSG College of Technology in 2001, got his Best Researcher Award, Best Faculty Award and the Best ISO auditor award from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. IEEE Madras chapter has awarded with best IEEE chapter student branch chairman award. National Instruments, Bangalore has honored him with Best Researcher Award. In 2019 he bestowed with the Energy Ambassador Award from Rotaract Coimbatore and PSG College of Technology. ISTE has appreciated him through Best ISTE Chapter Coordinator Award. He achieved four awards from NPTEL Viz. NPTEL Discipline Star Award during June-Dec 2022, NPTEL Domain Scholars Award during Jan-Apr 2021, NPTEL Motivated Learners Award during Jan-Dec 2020 and NPTEL Believers Award during Jan-Dec 2020. Under his aegis students won the Smart India Hackathon 2019 software edition and he is instrumental in achieving the AICTE CII Survey award for the Best Industry Linked Institute, Electrical & Allied Engineering category, during 2019 -2020.