Centres for Excellence

Centres for Excellence

1. Centre for Cancer Research and Medical Imaging Technologies (CCRMIT)
Vinayaka Centre for Cancer Research and Medical Imaging Technologies has been set up to save the precious lives of human being from the fatal diseases. The centre focuses on Research and Development activities in the field of Cancer and Medical Imaging using cutting edge technologies in the industry. It helps the student as a platform to exhibit their research bend of mind in the field of oncology with the help of advanced Medical imaging tools, DSP tools and Mammography techniques. In this process CCRMIT work along with Vinayaka Missions Hi-Tech Multi-Specialty Hospital, Salem to share the knowledge and infrastructure.

2. Centre for Embedded Systems (VICE)
Centre for embedded systems strives hard to transform the basic research into novel algorithms and their architectural translation into innovative embedded solutions. It serves as a knowledge base to facilitate state of art training in embedded systems engineering through active participation in industrial projects.

In this aspects ECE department of VMKV Engineering college and Frontline Electronics made a MoU to support R&D activities. Based on the objectives of centre of embedded systems the robotics club is open to all students. Club members use Robot trainer kit to construct and program robots to perform tasks autonomously. Students learn to use gear combinations to optimize the efficiency of their robots. We use R&C software to program the Robo Kit. R&C based programming language is sufficiently intuitive for primary school students and sophisticated enough to challenge college students or engineers designing prototypes. In the banner of Centre for embedded systems, our students are motivated to participate in project contest and to display their projects for validation.

3. Centre for Innovation and Extension
A special lecture series was arranged for the student’s aspirants preparing for GATE and other competitive examinations. The theme was ‘transform methods’ with a special emphasis on Fourier transform and its applications. Theory was illustrated with solving abundant problems appeared in the previous question papers. Besides, MCQ on electronic stream was interactively discussed with the students.

A new gadget ‘myDAQ’ launched by National Instruments (NI) of India was demonstrated by the personals of NI. The special feature of this gadget is that a student can use this anywhere outside the laboratory by attaching this with UB port of a PC/Laptop. ‘myDAQ’ could create six virtual instruments on the monitor such as Oscilloscope, Bode plot etc. After the launching function, a workshop was conducted on the use of this novel virtual instrument.

Workshop on ‘Basics of LabVIEW’ under the staff development program (SDP) was conducted for the faculty of EEE, ECE, EIE and MECTRONICS during January 18 to 22, 2011 in the newly established MATLABVIEW Laboratory. The students of III and IV year were given workshops on ‘LabVIEW and Its applications’ as additional course.

A workshop was conducted on MATLAB to all students of first/second year. This was a joint activity of CIE and Science Club. A one-day workshop on LabVIEW was conducted to ETE students. The Centre created many apparatus and gadgets to demonstrate the principles and concepts in science, under Activity Based Learning (ABL). Models were developed from commonly available articles around us. Under supervision of experts, these models could be easily made by the school children. The members of CIE gave many demonstrations to the school teachers in the Workshops conducted by the Tamilnadu Government and won the admiration. The demo on ABL exhibited in ‘Infosys Melting-pot’ competition received a prize.

4. Centre for Research, Development and Extension (CRDE)
Centre for Research, Development and Extension (CRDE) of our college is the nodal centre facilitating all activities of the college related to research, development, projects, consultancy and external collaboration. The CRDE encourages original research and collaborative ventures with academia and Industry. It also welcomes suggestions for taking up indigenous and collaborative research work from internal divisions and external institutions or industry.

The division of Research & Development of the Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) VMKV Engineering College Salem has a dedicated website www.vmkvresearch.org.

This website promptly disseminates research information and also serves as a test-bed for creation, design and implementation of new online systems (where data is entered online via online forms, with automatic storage of login id used for entering data and time of time of entering data).

All these systems are very transparent and can withstand the scrutiny of any Statutory Body or Government Agency or Accrediting Agency. These are first such Transparent Systems in the Nation and in the World.

VMKV CRDE created, designed and established online research portal system for faculties and research students in the year 2011-2012. Using this system faculties can pursue good research work which is monitored, supervised and guided at every stage of research work from choosing the area of work, literature survey, research log forum discussions, research queries and the solutions, manuscript evaluation guidance, exhaustive self-appraisal system for academic, sponsored research and consultancy. Further an e-mail id is provided with 5GB free online cloud storage for their research documents. All data entry is logged with date and time, generated automatically. This is a transparent online research portal for encouraging faculty and researchers and students in pursuing quality research. This first such system is the first one created in our College.

5. Centre for Career Development (CCD)
Centre for Career Development trains the students in Personality development soft skills, Technology and transforms them as prospective employees in Top notch companies. It guides the students in selecting the career and creates awareness of the opportunities in emerging new sectors.
  • MOU has been signed between Infosys and VMKVEC for Campus Connect for conducting soft skill training program to students and faculty members.
  • Infosys- Campus connect soft skill development programme was conducted for three batch of students (120 students per batch) along with few selected faculty members.
  • Executives from TCS conducted Trainer Trainee programme for the benefit of faculty and students.


6. Centre for Industry Institute Collaboration (CIIC)
The Centre for industry institute provides opportunity to students to keep their academic studies in line with the industrial development and latest innovation. It creates awareness to the students about the various industries and opportunities in it. It assists the students to carry out their projects, to participate in industrial exhibitions, seminars, workshops and to have interaction with industry people. This will make the students aware of the modern trend and latest technology used in industry.

  • MOU between Intel Corporation and VMKVEC has been initiated in presence of Sree Naresh Bhandarih. President, Intel Asia Pacific for training the students to become industry ready.
  • Hub for Honeywell Software Technology Solutions, Madurai for Placement Training and Recruitment since 2006
  • MOU with SOFTPRO iTechnology Chennai for Rural BPO initiative has been signed.


7. Centre for Enterpreneurship Development
Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development of our college is known for its multifaceted objectives. It acts as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspect of enterprise building to budding S&T entrepreneurs. It creates entrepreneurial culture in the parent institution and other institutions in the region.

It fosters better linkages between the parent institution, industries and R&D institutions in the region and other related organizations engaged in promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Non- Government organization (NGOs).

It catalyses and promotes development of S&T knowledge based enterprises and promote employment opportunities in the innovative areas. It responds effectively to the emerging challenges and opportunities both at national and international level relating to SME and Micro enterprises. The centre has achieved a grand success by availing research grants of Rs 47 lakh for five projects from Government of India Ministry of Science & Technology.

IEDC Project Details:
The details of the student projects successfully completed during the year 2011-2012 under IEDC of NSTEDB and DST Government of India, New Delhi are given below:

  • Sandwich Composite Leaf Spring.
  • Synthesis and Characterization Of Zno Nanostructures by Microwave-Assisted Technique For Co Gas Sensor Application.
  • Biodiesel Production – Current State of Art and Challenges to Existing Crisis.
  • Engineering Quality Control of Solar Powered Intelligent Water Saving Irrigation.
  • Intelligent Patient Monitoring System for Physically Challenged.
IEDC Project Advisory Committee Meeting was held on 12-05-2012 with 12 members including Chairman of IEDC, Coordinator of IEDC and members of committee. The committee members screened 15 projects presented by the students of VMKVEC – Salem. Finally, the committee recommended five projects for the year 2012-2013 and forwarded the same for release of fourth year grant.


8. Centre for Integrated VLSI Systems (CVLSI)
Centre for VLSI has been established to build low cost indigenous technologies through Research and Development and to produce high skilled manpower in the field of VLSI and Embedded systems through High Course Work and Research/industry oriented project.

The centre actively engaged in identifying research problems of industrial importance and to assign students to carry out the research work as a project under the guide ship of faculty members. Projects identified and carried out during the academic year 2010-2011 are listed below.

  • High performance optimization of low power multi threshold voltage using level converter.
  • VLSI architecture of parallel multiplier accumulator based on radix-2 method.
  • Management Information Systems.
  • High Performance Embedded Systems with Reconfigurable Hardware.