Anna University Tiruchirappalli was established as a Technical University by the Government of Tamilnadu. The University is functioning from 01-02-2007 at Tiruchirappalli, also known as Rock Fort city. The University is the governing body for one Constituent College and one Government Engineering college, there are 48 engineering colleges affiliated to this University. Anna university tiruchirappalli research foundation, which is a non profit organization is aiding and guiding the various research programs conducted under the university and thus promoting deserving people. The centre for research, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli plans to focus on the technologies which will be beneficial to the society and to promote advancement in the state of the art research in many science and engineering disciplines. It will act like a nodal centre for applied research. In this centre, innovation is envisaged as culture.