KC.IRI, Kumaraguru Centre for Industrial Research and Innovation was launched in KCT commemorating as a focused Research & Innovation ecosystem in symbiotic collaboration with Industries for the promotion of industry-specific applied research, innovative product development, advanced learning and skill development programmes. It connects Industry with KCT academia to facilitate research, development, and process improvement in industries and increase research output of KCT faculty.

KC. IRI focusses on four domains of service such as Industrial Research and Consultancy, KCT Innovation and Project Development, Skill development and Manufacturing and Advanced learning programmes.