Rajagiri Institute of Future Technologies (RIoFT)

Rajagiri Institute of Future Technologies (RIoFT) of Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RSET) houses many Centers of Excellence, interdisciplinary research groups that research on future technologies in collaboration with different academic and industrial partners. A typical Center of Excellence (CoE) is an interdisciplinary research group led by a Chair Professor sponsored by the industry, who will be leading the research activities of the CoE. The sponsoring industry will also establish a state of the art laboratory and well-equipped library in the area of excellence. The CoE will also be equipped to run a typical Master Program in Technology (MTech) in an area related to the core theme of the CoE. The sponsoring industry can benefit from the results of the research related to the far-future of the industry, carried out through the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral research projects of the students of RSET and by the joint projects sponsored by different agencies, including national and international governments and industries. The CoE will help RSET students become industry-ready, imbibing the values and culture of the sponsoring industries and by engaging with the future technologies of those companies and keep the prospects of their joining the core companies high. The CoE are next level of evolution of the Rajagiri Research & Consultancy Center (RRCC) operational at RSET ever since 2008.

NeST CoE in Internet of Things (IoT)

The NeST ‘CoE in IoT’ sponsored by NeST Group Kochi, has been established with an objective to create IoT related patents and products. NeST CoE in IoT was established in the year 2016 and is headed by the Chair Professor Dr. K Poulose Jacob (Formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Comuter Science Department, Cochin University of Science and Technology). It is the first CoE established in RSET. Sixteen IoT related projects sponsored by NeST Group are already implemented under this CoE and ten projects are in the pipeline.
NeST CoE in IoT is currently working towards setting up of a state of the art laboratory, library and other related facilities at RSET campus.
NeST CoE in IoT is currently focusing on healthcare based IoT projects and products meant especially for children and the elderly.
NesT CoE in IoT is functioning with a team of RSET Faculty listed below.


Dr. K. Poulose Jacob (The NeST Chair Professor)


Dr.-Ing.Varghese Panthalookaran


Dr. Varghese Paul


Mr. Anoop Thomas


Dr. Jobin K. Antony


Dr. Jaison Jacob


Ms. Harsha


Dr. Sherly K.K.


Mr. Mathews Abraham (Secretary)


Ms. Tripti C.


Mr. Krishna Kumar K.P.


  1. Guidance of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral projects in IoT
  2. Development of major projects in collaborations with national and international academia and industry
  3. Faculty/Students training programs in IoT domain.
  4. Seminars and conferences on IoT-related topics by industry/academia experts