Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering Technology, Karikudi was established in 1952, 2020 admissions are started.The institute is managed by Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust with the sole aim of developing the backward area of Karaikudi into a centre for higher education and provided necessary funds for the establishment of educational institutions. The college is affiliated to Anna University, Tiruchirappalli from 2007-08. In 1966, the institution was handed over to the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Anna University, Tiruchirappalli has granted autonomous status to the college from the academic year 2009-10. The college has also been recognized as a research centre and about 80 scholars are pursuing their research. This college has been selected by the World Bank to participate in the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme. The college got the accreditation by NBA (National Board of Accreditation). The college has been declared as the Best Engineering College of Tamil Nadu in the year 2007.
The Non Resident Students Centre Building was declared open on 27 March 1981 for the benefit of day scholars. It houses a couple of spacious dining halls with furniture. A room for the students association and a few guest rooms are also available in the NRSC Building.
The college also offers separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls.Hostel Blocks are situated around College Campus.In order to avoid ragging problem separate hostels for all years are available with watchman available for the whole day
The college offers facilities for outdoor and indoor games such as cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis and table tennis and chess. There is a 400 m track for athletics and the necessary equipment for jumps, throws, power lifting and body building. The membership of the tennis club is open to staff and students of the college. An indoor stadium and gymnasium are also available.To promote sports among the students every year intra-college sports meet is being conducted.The sports meet “SPIRITUZ-Intensely spirited” is to be held during March 2015.The 2015 sports meet was won by “MARCELLAZ” (2011 – 2015) final year batch.
A dispensary is functioning in the hostel campus with an attached in-patient ward to accommodate students and staff in case of illness. The unit is under the charge of a part-time medical officer assisted by a pharmacist. The dispensary functions during forenoon session on all weekdays except Sunday.
The college auditorium (Dewan Bahadur Murugappa Hall) is the college auditorium seating a capacity of 600. It also has a spacious stage for conducting cultural programmes and entertainment.
Alagappa Engineering College Post Office is located in the college campus. You can avail postal services just in a few steps of walking.
You can avail SBI ATM facility in CECRI shopping complex near the campus. Indian Bank along with ATM facility is also situated near the college campus. ICICI bank along with ATM facility is reachable in a few metres in College Road.
NAAC Grade: A
The engineering courses that are available at the undergraduate level are:
The Department of placement and training of the college functions with a placement officer. It maintains information regarding career opportunities for fresh engineering graduates. It provides information to the out-going graduates as well as the unemployed old students of this college about the availability of suitable employment opportunities and helps them to communicate with prospective employers to seek employment. The department arranges campus interviews and employment tests periodically with various organizations for the final year students to get employment immediately after graduation.
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Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology Review 2019
The institute is managed by Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust with the sole aim of developing the backward area of Karaikudi into a centre for higher education and provided necessary funds for the establishment of educational institutions. The college is affiliated to Anna University, Tiruchirappalli from 2007-08. In 1966, the institution was handed over to the Government of Tamil Nadu.