Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering, Kollam

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Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering
Motto pre-eminence in engineering and technology with a universal perspective.
Established 1921
Academic staff 200
Admin. staff 136
Students 2000
Location Kollam, Kerala, India
8°54′50″N 76°37′57″E / 8.91389°N 76.63250°E / 8.91389; 76.63250Coordinates: 8°54′50″N 76°37′57″E / 8.91389°N 76.63250°E / 8.91389; 76.63250
Colours brick red
Nickname TKMCE

Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (in Malayalam ,തങ്ങൾ കുഞ്ഞ് മുസലിയാർ എഞ്ചിനീയറിങ്ങ് കോളേജ്) or TKMCE, founded in 1958, is the first government aided engineering institution in the private sector in the state of Kerala, India. The college is located at Karikode, six kilometers from the city of Kollam (Quilon) in southern Kerala. The foundation stone was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the erstwhile President of India on 3 February 1956.

The college is affiliated with the University of Kerala. Admission to the college is based on entrance examinations conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala. The college is preferred by most students who write the entrance examination and most of the students who join the college have secured ranks below 3300.[1]



The foundation stone of TKM College of Engineering was laid in 1956, by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. The college was inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the Cabinet Minister for Scientific and Cultural Affairs on 3 July 1958. The main building is designed in the grand medieval Mughal architectural style with courtyards, around which are spread the departmental buildings, library block, laboratories, workshops and hostels.

The college started with a student strength of 120 and a faculty of six, offering courses in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The college now has a strength of more than 2000 students with about 200 faculty, supported by 136 non-teaching staff. The college has laboratories and computer facilities.

Dr Amarunishad T M has taken charge as Principal of TKM College of Engineering in September 2013. Dr S Parameswaran was the previous principal.

The institute offers B.Tech programs in eight branches of engineering, two M.Tech programs and a Computer Applications (MCA) Program. The programs are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.


View of Kollam-Punalur Passenger Train passing by the college.

The college is located at Karicode, a suburb town of the coastal city of Kollam on the Kollam-Schencottah NH-208 road. There is a railway station at Karicode called Kilikollur railway station. Direct trains connect Kollam Junction Railway station to all important cities of the country. The college is six kilometres away from Kollam city centre (Chinnakada).


Main block, T.K.M College of Engineering

Thangal Kunju Musaliar was born into a middle-class family at Kollam on 12 January 1897. In his days Kerala dominated the cashew export trade, a field he pioneered. By 1940, he was one of the world's largest employers, employing over 100,000 people. In 1956 Mr. Musaliar formed the TKM Educational Trust to cater to the educational needs of the people of Kerala. The Trust established institutions such as TKM Institute of Technology, TKM College of Engineering, TKM College of Arts and Science and TKM Institute of Management.

Mr. Musaliar is the author of the book "Man and the World, Practical Philosophy and Law of Nature" (1949). India's government has honoured him by producing a postal stamp.

A widespread story says that the design of this college was inspired from Mysore Palace, karnataka.


Admission to the college is based on the competitive Common Entrance Examination called All Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination administered by the Government of Kerala, India. Only the top 1-5% of the exam takers are admitted to the college and this speaks volumes on the quality of students.

Courses offered[edit]

Post graduate level courses (full-time)

Post graduate level courses (part-time)

Undergraduate level courses (full-time)

Undergraduate level courses (part-time)

Department of Electrical & Electronics engineering[edit]

Department of Electrical and electronics engineering (commonly known as EEE) is a course offered by the college from its start itself.

  • Head - Prof. (Dr.) C. Ushadevi
  • Professor - Dr. K Bijuna Kunju
  • Professor - Prathapa Chandran N
  • Professor - Prof. Varghese K J (Retd.)
  • Professor - Saramma P George
  • Professor - Prof. Lissamma Panjikkaran
  • Professor - Umarani S D
  • Professor - Dr. Imthias Ahamed. T.P. (On leave)
  • Professor - Prof. V. Gayathri

Department of Computer Application[edit]

Department of Computer Application is the oldest post graduation department at TKM College of Engineering. TKMCE MCA department have alumni in almost all big IT companies. The department lab is one of the biggest and finest lab of the college.

  • Professor - Prof. RasheedKutty
  • Head - Mrs. Vaheedha
  • Lecturer - Mrs. Nadheera Beevi
  • Lecturer - Mrs. Nadheera

Department of Civil Engineering[edit]

Structural Engineering Lab and Dept. of Architecture

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the oldest departments, established in 1956. The department has an intake of 120 students for B.Tech (Civil Engineering) and 18 students for M.Tech (Structural Engineering and Construction Management). The department has labs in all disciplines which caters to the need of the undergraduate and post graduate students. The Department is a Research Centre of the University of Kerala. The following are the Faculties:[2]

  • Head - Prof.gouri antherganam
  • Professor - Prof. Soosan J Panicker
  • Professor - Prof. Vincent K John

It has the following sub departments:

Department of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The department[4] was established in 1958. The department offers two B.Tech programs (Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering) and one M.Tech program (Industrial Refrigeration and Cryogenics).The department also offers part-time degree course in Mechanical Engineering. The department is a Research Centre of the University of Kerala. The research activities utilizes soft-ware packages like,ANSYS WORKBENCH, ANSYS CFD, ABAQUS standard/expicit, MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS etc. The ongoing consultancy projects include the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Liquid Propulsion System Centre (LPSC), Valiamala, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space and Government of India.

The department has labs in all disciplines which caters to the need of the undergraduate and post graduate students.

Every two years mechanical department conducts an Auto-expo, 'Wheelz'. (Although in 2013 this was banned due to fears of academic loss).

Student chapters under the department: SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers INDIA)

Professor and Head of the Department is Prof. Parameswaran S.

Professors are:1- Prof. Mohamed Iqbal Pallipurath (PG Professor)

Companies like Mahindra, L&T and TCS regularly recruit students from this branch.

Last rank allotment for Mechanical in first phase allotment,2014

Department of Computer Science and Engineering[edit]

The department started functioning in the year 1984 with an under graduate programme in Computer Science & Engineering with an intake of 15 students. But in due course the intake was increased to 50.

The faculty have specializations in Networks, Image Processing, Cryptography, Computational Geometry and other emerging fields. The staff of the department have been members of different academic bodies of Kerala University.

The department has taken initiative to prepare scheme and syllabus for the B-Tech Degree in IT under Kerala University.



Department of Chemical Engineering[edit]

The department was started in 1980. It has links with industries, academia and R&D organizations such as those of Kerala Minerals and Metals, VSSC, Kochi Refineries, RRL, Hindustan Latex and Binani Zinc. During summer vacation, the students are given in-plant training in these organizations. Students are exposed to the industrial environment through projects performed under the joined guidance and supervision of the faculty and industrial experts.

The department has a student chapter of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. The Regional chapter of IIChE helps to arrange seminars, industrial visits and workshops for students. The Chemical Engineering Students Association of TKM arranges Chemfest, a technical symposium held annually, which draws participation from all over India. The KRL-TKM ENCON CLUB of the department organizes energy and environment conservation awareness programmes both inside and outside the college. Head Dr.A.S ABDUL RASHEED

Department of Architecture[edit]

The Department of Architecture was set up in 1985, with an annual intake of 20 students, and presently its 80 students. The Department of Architecture offers a B.Arch program of 5-year duration. This is one of the finest departments in India with most eminent faculties. The B.Arch is a 10 semester course affiliated to Kerala University. This program is recognized by the Indian Council of Architecture (COA) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The candidates seeking admission to this course should have the following basic requirements. The students should have passed the Kerala Higher Secondary Plus two Examination or 12th standard of CBSE, ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education), VHSE or equivalent there to with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together. Diploma holders with 50% marks are also eligible for admission. 85% of total intake is filled from the Kerala State Entrance examination Rank list and the remaining by the management. All students seeking admission to this course should pass the aptitude test conducted by the concerned authority.

Architecture students conducts annual fests which focus on preparation, exhibition, and selling of handcrafts, postcards, greeting cards, paintings,etc. The department had held the Zonal NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) convention in the year 1994 and 2010. The department is a center for the aptitude test NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

Department Facilities:

  • 4 Large Design Studios
  • Photography Studio
  • Thesis Studio
  • Environmental lab
  • Multipurpose hall
  • Smart Classes, with modern and efficient interactive systems



  • Career Guidance and Placement Unit (CGPU)
  • Football cum Cricket Ground
  • Indoor Badminton Court
  • Basketball, Tennis and Volleyball court
  • Canteen
  • Stationery shop
  • Hostels for all students
  • International students hostel
  • Central Library

The college has an excellent central library with over 70,350 books, around 100 technical journals, and periodicals. The library is open from 9.00 am to 7.00 p.m. on all working days and Saturdays. The library system is computerized, and has also Internet facility. Apart from the central library, each department has its own library with specialized collections. One of earliest e-campuses in India, the entire campus including 14 hostels for boys and girls are linked into a very large WLAN.


The college is an approved CAP centre, NATA centre, research centre of University of Kerala. The college is an approved consultancy centre & testing centre to Indian Railways, BSNL, L & T, RITES, ISRO, IOCL, LIC, KSEB, IRE, Harbour Engineering dept., KWA, PWD, etc.

The college is visited by many of the top companies in the country - TCS, HCL, Oracle, Nokia, NeST, Robert Bosch, L&T, Mahindra & Mahindra, MRF, Tata Elxsi, SUNTEC, Musigma, MphasiS, Patni Computers to name a few.

Alumni association[edit]

The Alumni Association was formed in 1963. The chapters of the association are spread around the world. TAGA[5] was formed on 8 September 2004 as an internet based initiative to link all the alumni. TKMCE Alumni UAE[6] is one of the major alumni association based in UAE which came into existence in 1987, as an auxiliary unit of TKM Alumni Association Kollam. It has more than 1000 members.

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