Kalasalingam University (Tamil: கலசலிங்கம் பல்கலைக் கழகம்) (Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education) is being groomed as a unique education Centre with a vowed objective of empowering the rural youths of mostly the first generation learners of the region. The University is built on the foothills of the panoramic Western Ghats at Krishnankoil, some 66 kilometers south of Madurai, the mountain with its rich flora and grandeur to the tall structures of the University. The buildings of the University have been designed so well so that there are spacious entry and exit points and ample amenities.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was established in the year 1984 and began offering a B.E (CSE) Programme the same year. In 1995, the Department became the first of its kind in southern India to offer an M.E Programme in CSE in a self-financed engineering college. Based on its infrastructure and faculty strength, the Department was accorded the status of are search center by Anna University in 2003. An off shoot of this recognition were the M.S (by Research) and Ph.D. Programmes in CSE, started shortly after. State-of-the-art laboratories and related facilities are available to students around the clock, and the Department has high- speed internet access (24Mbps) through a leased line and satellite link (DVB).
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