Kumaraguru Institutions started in 1984 was born out of a rich legacy, strong vision and great commitment of Sakthi Group of Companies. The magnificent campus and the edifice, enormous reputation, robust departments and more emerged from the Founding Fathers and the dynamic vision of the Founder Chairman, Dr.N.Mahalingam, a visionary educationist.
Kumaraguru College of Technology , KCT Business School , Kumararguru Institute of Agriculture , Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science are part of Kumaraguru Institutions which has exemplified the inter-disciplinary approach. As an institution dedicated to learning, we invest in intellectual vitality and engage with stakeholders to make a difference locally and nationally. Our contribution to this shared effort is the unique knowledge, transformative approach and skills generated by our core activities of education and research.
Kumaraguru Institution is rooted in the cosmopolitan city of Coimbatore in Tamilnadu which is traditional, resilient and vibrant. The city is an engine for entrepreneurial spirit and export, flourishing since Roman times and also a magnet for innovation, arts, culture, business, science and technology. Higher education, research and innovation play a crucial role on supporting social cohesion, economic growth and global competitiveness.
Indian Regional Association for Landscape Ecology (IRALE) is established as a new Regional Chapter of International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) to nurture the science of landscape ecology in India and the neighbouring countries towards sustainable management of natural resources and human wellbeing. It will aim to advance this objective through education, research, professional collaboration and meetings/conferences/workshops, stakeholder involvement and networking amongst members of IRALE and IALE International, Land Managers, Business Establishments and Policy Makers. It will specifically involve in supporting the teaching and research in landscape ecology in institutions of higher learning in India and will provide advisory for integrated development and natural resource management. In practice, IRALE will bring together academicians, practitioners and research students through networking and thematic workshops/conferences to discuss topical themes and work towards problem solving at local as well as regional scales. It will promote teaching and research in landscape ecology in various Institutions and Universities, possibly leading to dedicated course on landscape ecology and integrated landscape planning, including for urban and rural area development.