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 went on to get his Ph.D. with specialization in Low Power VLSI Design from Anna University, Chennai in 2007. His areas of interest include VLSI Design, Instrumentation and Automation. Other than 19 years of teaching experience and 7 years of industrial experience under his belt, he has to his credit more than 65 papers published in International and National Journals. He has also presented more than 40 papers in various National and International conferences. He has also authored four books. He has successfully guided 10 PhD scholars and five scholars are currently pursuing PhD under him. He is a member of IEEE, ISTE, VSI and SSI.