International Research Collaboration Cell

  1. Preamble

TKMCE is focused on providing international exposure to our students as a part of education and learning. An academic linkage with reputed and accredited overseas institutions is pivotal to its academic planning, growth and further progress. The college is exploring international collaborations with various universities and industries around the globe for the elevation of the Institution’s national and international status and it shall be strictly in compliance with the rules and regulations of the affiliated universities.

 Members

  1. S. Ayoob, Principal (Chairman, IRCC)
  2. K.E. Reby Roy (Co-ordinator, IRCC)
  3. Bijuna Kunju K., Professor, Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  4. K.A Shafi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  5. A. Sadiq, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  6. Udayakumar J., Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
  7. Rijo Jacob Thomas, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  8. Manu J Pillai, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Engineering
  9. Nissan Kunju, Assistant Professor, Electronics & Communication
  10. Baiju V, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The upgradation of knowledge, skills, research and learning are essential for the creation of practical and adaptable solutions in the field of engineering and technology which in turn will improve the quality of our lives. The purpose of the International Research cell is to assist researchers in identifying the current research thrust areas around the globe and generate new theoretical or/and experimental knowledge by collaborating with other academic disciplines, Indian and foreign universities, research centers, and industry. The cell shall serve as an overall framework within which international research activities may be carried out.

International research Policy

  • Faculty members are expected to undertake collaborative research with prestigious universities and institutions around the globe, leading to quality publications in journals and presentations in International conferences of repute and generation of Intellectual property with a strong potential for commercialization.
  • The quality of research output shall be assessed on the established yardsticks such as Impact Factor and other parameters.
  • The conduct of collaborative research shall be strictly in compliance with the approved guidelines of concerned universities and AICTE, Government of India.
  • The implementation and updating of Research Policy shall be carried out by the coordinator of International Research Cell, in consultation with the council members under the direct supervision of the Principal.
  • The research policy is applicable to all the departments of TKM College of Engineering which shall lead to:
  • Joint educational, training and/or research/project activities
  • Exchange of invitations to scholars (faculty, research personnel, and graduate students) for lectures, visits and sharing of experience
  • Exchange of invitations to scholars for participation in conferences, symposia and seminars.
  • Exchange of information in fields of interest to both parties.
  • Exchange of faculty, research personnel, and graduate and undergraduate students for study and research.
  • Practical training in pre-identified or otherwise selected field site.
  • Establishment of an international consortium of research centres.

III. Recent MoUs

  • MoU with Kookmin University, Republic of Korea

TKMCE has entered into a MoU with College of Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea for joint educational, training and research based project activities. Dr. S. Ayoob, Principal, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and Dr. Kang, Byung Ha, Dean, College of Engineering, Kookmin University, signed the MoU on the 30th of September 2016. The exchange of faculty, research personnel, and graduate students for lectures, visits and sharing of experiences are planned.

Dr. S. Ayoob, Principal TKMCE signing the first international MoU for research collaborations with Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea on 30th September 2016 at Seoul.

Dr. Kang Byung Ha, Dean and Dr. Jung Kyung Kim, Vice-Dean, College of Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea with Dr. K.E. Reby Roy, Co-ordinator, International Research Collaboration Cell, TKMCE at Kookmin University.

(i) Higher studies

 As a part of the MoU with Kookmin University, two M.Tech students of TKMCE were selected for Doctoral studies with full funding, which includes full tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses.

 (ii) Collaborative Research Projects

 A collaborative research project on “Numerical Evaluation of Fluid Microjet Nozzle for Effective Dispersion on a Skin Phantom Model” has been successfully completeled jointly by Dr. Jung Kyung Kim, Vice Dean, College of Engineering, Kookmin University and Dr. K. E. Reby Roy, TKM College of Engineering. Mr. Abdul Mohizin A. M., one of the selected PhD students assisted the research works under their guidance, in the Space Technology Laboratory of Department of Mechanical Engineering, TKMCE, Kollam. The second collaborative project titled “Numerical analysis for particle migration and counting in a spinning helical microchannel” carried out by the same investigators is under progress.

 (iii)  International Invited Talk

 Dr. K.E. Reby Roy presented an international invited talk titled “Investigations on the effect of helix angle on the transient chill down of helically coiled liquid nitrogen transfer lines” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul, Republic of Korea on the 25th of February 2016 for the faculty and students of the university. The funding and other assistance for the programme was obtained from the BK21Plus Energy ODA Centre, supported by the South Korean Government and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul.

(II) MoU with Chosun University, Republic of Korea.

Dr.   S. Ayoob, Principal TKMCE and the President of Chosun University signing the international MoU for research collaborations with Chosun University.

Dr. S. Ayoob, Principal TKMCE with the President of Chosun University after signing the international MoU for research collaborations with Chosun University, South Korea on 9th August 2017. Dr. Sajeeb, Dean, Research and Dr. K.E. Reby Roy, co‑ordinator, International Research Collaboration Cell was also present.

Programs included in the MoU with Chosun University

  • Exchange of faculty, students and academic professionals.
  • Exchange of academic information and materials.
  • Non-credit academic and professional programs.
  • Co-operative research works.
  • Exchange of symposium and other academic activities.

(III) MoU with Pohang Technopark, Republic of Korea.

Dr. S. Ayoob, Principal TKMCE with the President of Pohang Technopark.

Dr. S. Ayoob, Principal TKMCE, Dr. Sajeeb, Dean, Research and Dr. K.E. Reby Roy, co‑ordinator, International Research Collaboration Cell with the President and other officials of Pohang Technopark.

Programs included in the MoU with Pohang Technopark

  • Performance of collaborative research and Technology transfer cooperation.
  • Mutual interaction for promotion of the exchanges and training content creating technologies.
  • Overseas advance support of Local Small Enterprises on content part.
  • Mutual cooperation for Pohang Steel part material industry development.
  • Other cooperative programs to be deemed necessary.

(IV) MoU with East Valley TNS, Republic of Korea

MoU signing ceremony with East Valley TNS, Republic of Korea.

Programs included in the MoU with East Valley TNS, Republic of Korea

 Practical training of TKMCE students at EAST VALLEY TNS.

  • EAST VALLEY TNS Would allow the industrial visits of students to provide them with an exposure to various equipment, instrument, etc.
  • EAST VALLEY TNS may showcase its business activities at the seminar/workshop/conference, etc. at TKMCE.

(V) MoU with Nyco Co. Ltd., Republic of Korea

MoU signing ceremony with East Nyco Co. Ltd, Republic of Korea.

Programs included in the MoU with Nyco Co., Ltd., Republic of Korea

  • Practical training of TKMCE students at NYCO CO LTD.
  • NYCO LTD. would accommodate B.Tech. students who have completed the 6th semester of their programme in such a number that NYCO LTD. deems convenient to it for the purpose of imparting industrial training.
  • Would allow the industrial visits of to provide them with an exposure to various equipment, instrument, etc.

(VI) MoU with Sam Sung Ascon, Republic of Korea

MoU signing ceremony with Sam Sung Ascon, Republic of Korea.

Programs included in the MoU with Sam Sung Ascon, Republic of Korea

  • SAM SUNG CO., LTD. may showcase its business activities at the seminar/workshop/conference, etc. at TKMCE.
  • The student maybe encouraged to take up the project such that SAM SUNG CO., LTD. desirably benefits from its outcomes.
  • SAM SUNG CO. LTD. may depute its personnel as trainers at TKMCE to train the students.
  • SAM SUNG CO. LTD. may seek assistance of TKMCE faculty member/s in product/process modification, modernization, trouble shooting, etc.