The college is keen on promoting research culture and adequate facilities are provided in different departments for scholar pursuing Research leading to the award of M.Phil and Ph.D of the University of Madras. The institution has a Research Committee to monitor the research activities. A Research Coordinator, nominated by the Principal, coordinates research-related matters with the departments. The Departments of English, Tamil, Economics, Arabic, Chemistry, Commerce, Zoology offer Full Time M.Phil. and Ph.D. Research Programmeswith or without fellowships. Part Time Doctoral facilities available in the above departments of Physics, Mathematics, Corporate Secretaryship and Historical Studies. Ph.D. Research Programmeswith or without fellowships. Part Time Doctoral facilities available in the above departments of Physics, Mathematics, Corporate Secretaryship and Historical Studies.
The New College (Autonomous) is committed to promote research and innovation in the campus. The college provides the necessary infrastructure, financial assistance and other support for research activities. Research activities of the college include, full-time and part time research leading to the award of Ph.D. in different departments, minor and major project works funded by various agencies, field projects and research projects carried out by students, and promotion of research publication. The college believes in the immense potential of research activities in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning. Further, the college encourages its faculty members to engage in research related consultancy works. The research activities of the college are regulated by the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation (CMRI), headed by the Dean of Research. All research related are coordinated by the Dean of Research with the support of the steering committee of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation. Apart from the funds from diverse agencies, the research activity in the campus is also enhanced by the seed grants, travel grants and incentives for publication provided by the college management. The full-fledged research departments of the college - Arabic, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English, Physics, Tamil, and Zoology - offer both M.Phil., and Ph.D. programme (both ful-time and Part-Time. Part-time Ph.D. programme is also available in Corporate Secretaryship, Mathematics and Physics. The college organises programmes on academic writing, consultancy, research methodology, and intellectual property rights with the objective of promoting research among the faculty members and students.