Director & Registrar
Prof. R. Gnanamoorthy
Director & Registrar of IIITDM Kancheepuram
Mentor Director of IIITDM Kurnool
The Director's Message
A sense of delight and pleasure overrides as I highlight the significant activities and milestones that our institute has witnessed, since its inception in 2007. We ventured in to the field of Design & Manufacturing pedagogy with an humble intake of 30 B.Tech students and are presently offering a gamut of programmes namely B.Tech and Dual degrees and postgraduate level M.Des programmes including doctoral research programs. IT and IT enabled Design & Manufacturing is the operational guideline of the institute and the mandate has been the driving force in all the academic and research activities that have been pursued. The entire state of art infrastructure creation has been in line with Green energy norms. The G+14 Ashwatha hostel, G+6 Academic block and Mega Mess inaugurated in 2014 demonstrates the effective utilization of precious ground earmarked for permanent campus. Skyscrapers G+14, Jasmine and Asoka hostels and G+6 Laboratory block are nearing completion, and, we are happy to inform about the marvellous infrastructure development of more than 1.2 lakh sqm, in a very short period of about 4 years.
We, as an institute, believe in strong liaison with the stakeholders and a major curriculum revision drive based on academia and industry experts is in progress. The unique programmes on offer at the institute has found widespread acceptance as evinced by the demand amongst the student community. An institute excels only to the extent its alma matter flourishes, and it gives me great satisfaction to highlight that our students are associated with core design firms / pursuing higher studies at institutes of global repute. Institute faculty members undertake sponsored / funded research projects from various government / private agencies and the institute maintains a healthy publication ratio in conferences and journals of repute. The eight year timeline of the institute has witnessed major academic innovations in the form of new programmes (2007-11) and a revision / augmentation with industry relevant PG level programs (2014-15) and infrastructural growth since 2011. The adoption of 'experiential learning approach' in curriculum design and 'interactive learning principles' followed at IIITDM Kancheepuram are well appreciated by the student community and recruiting industries. Having seen the growth of the institute, during both the formative and settlement years, we are confident that with the continued support, dedication and efforts of the student, staff and faculty community, the institute would peak new heights and contribute its share to the society at large and result in 'Design & Made in India' Tags."