Research activities in emerging areas are necessary to meet future needs and challenges. One of the main goals of TEC is to enrich knowledge through academic and research activities. A research committee has been constituted in our college to coordinate encourage research thirst among faculty members and students. The management has encouraged our staff members to avail external funding for research. Our staff members are constantly motivated and permitted to participate and present papers in various international and national conferences to share and exchange of ideas for the benefit of the large academic community.

Trichy Engineering College is focused on interdisciplinary research, with a special emphasis of suitable and inclusive technology, in line with its vision. TEC has set a mission to become sustainable conservtion centre through its initiative of Zero water, Zero waste and Zero energy campus by 2018. TEC is focussing on projects by submitting proposals to various funding agencies including DST, DBT, DRDO, UGC, VTU, AICTE.

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