Last Updated On:02/12/2022   

Centre for Academic Studies and Research



Centre for Academic Studies and Research (CASR) established in the year 2018 is a Centre of Excellence, which aims at providing high quality solutions to the problems in core Engineering and Engineering Education through research, development and extension activities.


This centre is facilitating the various Departments / courses in core engineering and engineering education masters and research programmes with the objectives.


The centre conducts PhD Research programmes in affiliation with University of Madras and Anna University; Post Graduate Programme ME Infrastructure Engineering and Management has been approved and offered from the academic year 2019-20, two more Post Graduate programmes are proposed to start from the academic year 2020-2021.

PhD programmes


University of Madras


Anna University

Post Graduate programmes


Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering : ME (Infrastructure Engineering and Management) from 2019-2020


Centre for Educational Media Technology(CEMT): ME (Elearning Technologies)


Electronics & Communication Engineering: M.Tech., ECE (Industry Integrated)


Full-time Research fellowship offered to eligible PhD scholars based on the Terms and Conditions for the FTRF Scheme; Post Graduate students are also eligible for the scholarship from the MHRD based on their GATE score.

Approval from AICTE

Approval from Anna University

Approval from DoTE

Professor In-charge

Dr.S.Renukadevi, MCA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor and Head


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Degree Institution/University Specialization
Ph.D University of Madras Computer Applications – Engineering Education
M.Phil Bharathiar University Computer Science
MCA Bharathiar University Computer Applications
PGDGC Annamalai University Guidance and Counselling


Engineering Pedagogy and Psychology
Training Technology
Instruction Design and Delivery System (IDDS)
Knowledge Management
Educational Psychology
Soft Skills
Gender Studies
Guidance and Counselling
Transactional Analysis
Emotional Intelligence
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Certified NLP Trainer)
Healing techniques
Offering a course on Student Psychology on MHRD SWAYAM Platform (5535 Learners).


30 years of Teaching and Research, out of which 25 years at NITTTR,Chennai.


Completed 4 doctoral Dissertations in Engineering Education
Currently guiding 2 Scholars
Experience in guiding Research projects at Master’s Level
Guided several Projects undertaken by Overseas Trainees
Doctoral committee Member at IIT, Madras and University of Madras
Conducted Ph.D.Viva Voce


Basic And Advanced Pedagogy
Student Psychology
Online Learner Engagement And Motivation
Knowledge Management
Personal Effectiveness Tools
Neuro Liguistic Programming


Guided 5 doctoral Dissertation in the areas of Knowledge Management, Faculty Motivation, Software Engineering, Employability skills for Textile technology, Language Skills for Engineering Students.
Coordinated around 20 overseas programmes and 150 FDPs.
Completed a Swayam course on “Student Psychology”, conducted it twice with 989 and 5535 learners respectively.
Trained more than 130 overseas teachers on Women Empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education and 100 overseas teachers on Master Teacher Training (Basic and Advanced Pedagogy).
Trained on “Information technology and Distance Education through Satellite” at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK.
Visited 4 countries for paper presentation in Conferences.
Conducted an International Conference of ISPA (USA) in India at VIT University, Vellore.
Best paper awards in 2 Occasions, Best Teacher Award by Pondicherry Psychology Association and Psychometric Educational Services Award.


S.No Publications Number of Publications
1. International Journals 5
2. National Journals 10
3. International Conferences 7
4. National Conferences 7
5. Learning Materials/Handouts 25
6. Book Chapters 3
7. Ph.D.Thesis 5
(This part, I will be updating in a week as I am in the process of collating all my publications).


Organized an International Conference of ISPA, US In India.
Co-ordinated an International Symposium on “Women Empowerment”.
Co-ordinated 3 workshops.
Co-ordinated a Seminar On “Human Resource Development in Technical Education”.
Coordinated an International Conference on “Women in Science and Technology”.
Coordinated an International Seminar on Curriculum Development Practices.
Coordinated an International Seminar on ‘E-Society”.
Coordinator, National Education Day Celebrations.
Coordinator, NITTTRc Golden Jubilee Celebrations.


Trained in Information technology and Distance education Through Satellite at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 1999 for 8 weeks. Developed the Project proposal for “Virtual TTTI”.


Germany(Georgia Augusta University, Goettingen)
UK (University of Newcastle at Norhumbria)
Ireland (Dublin university, Dublin)
Malta (University of Malta)
Scotland (Edinburgh)


International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (Life Member) (Formerly Newsletter Editor and Joint Secretary, Presently Regional President)
ISTE (Life Member)
Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) (Life Member) (State President)


Best paper awards in 2 Occasions
Best Teacher Award 2012 by Pondicherry Psychology Association
Psychometric Educational Services Award 2005.


Formerly Asst. Academic Editor of the Journal of Technical and Vocational Education (International Journal published bi-annually from NITTTR, Chennai).
Formerly Newsletter Editor of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
Formerly Member, Editorial Board of Social Engineer.
Formerly Asst. Editor, JIAAP.
Member, Staff Selection Committees of Govt. Institutions.