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AU-KBC RESEARCH CENTRE

Genesis, Mission and Goals

The AU-KBC Research Centre was set up in 1999 at the Madras Institute of Technology Campus of the Anna University, as a collaborative venture between Anna University, Chennai (Madras), and the Chandrasekhar Family Foundation, U.S.A, of Mr.K.B. Chandrasekhar,  cofounder, Exodus Communications Inc and Founder - Chairman, Jamcracker Inc .

The vision of the centre is  to become a research institution of international repute. In pursuit of its mission, the AU-KBC Research Centre initiates research in new  and emerging thrust areas such as Nano-sciences and expands  research in established areas such as Communications and Biology with a strong modelling and experimental component. There is a strong interdisciplinary core of  Mathematics, Physics and Computing Sciences that impact on all the teaching and research work at the Centre. The Centre does academic research with a prominent long-term perspective; the choice of directions and problems however are made in close interaction with industry. Research in core and thrust areas are oriented towards practical applications and also serve as a source of skilled personnel in niche areas.

The AU-KBC Centre also strives to enhance the quantum and quality of research in Sciences and Engineering within the University as well as in this part of the country.
About the Centre Structure and Governance Core Infrastructure