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 1958
Type Education and Research
Principal Dr. Amarunnishad T M
Academic staff
Undergraduates 2500
Postgraduates 280
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
Acronym TKMCE
Affiliations University of Kerala

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.[1] Admission to the college is based on KEAM conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Kerala. The college is preferred by most students who write the entrance examination.[2]



The foundation stone of TKM College of Engineering was laid in 1956, by 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.

TKM is the best college in Kerala , with recruiters from Mahindra & Mahindra , TATA MECHANICAL SERVICES , HONDA MOTORS, DUBAI RTA , Nissan, Hyundai, and a lot other MNC offering basic salaries from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs per annum according to the indviduals potential and capabilities. The college started with a student strength of 120 and a faculty of six, offering courses in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING,Civil 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.

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).


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.


Undergraduate level

  • Admission to the college is based on the competitive Entrance Examination KEAM administered by the Government of Kerala, India.[3] Some seats are reserved for students from Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Lakshadweep.[4]
Postgraduate level

Courses offered[edit]

Undergraduate level courses[edit]

Full-time Courses(B.Tech & B.Arch.)[edit]

Part-time Courses(B.Tech.)[edit]

Post graduate level courses[edit]

Full-time Courses[edit]

Part-time Courses[edit]


Department of Architecture[edit]

The Department of Architecture was set up in 1985, with an annual intake of 20 students. The fundamental thrust of the department has been to emphasize the practical nature of the profession. The Department improves the design skill of students by concentrating in the design methodology. The Course equips the students for the profession with its six months training and tenth semester thesis. The Department, since its inception, has been associated with various real time development program of the district and of the state The B.Arch is a 10 semester course affiliated to Kerala University. This program is recognized by the Council of Architecture 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, 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 NATA conducted by the council of Architecture.

Chemical Engineering Department[edit]

The department has a long-standing history of excellence in undergraduate education with its inception in the year 1980 with an annual intake of 15. Currently, the department has more than 250 undergraduates. The graduate students of the department are in high demand both in industry and academia and it is certain that the breadth and versatility of the training imparted to the students from the department will continue to open many new opportunities for chemical engineers in the future.

The Department is provided with very good experimental facilities for undergraduate course and a strong technical staff. The laboratories have been modernized and significantly upgraded. Many new and compact experimental setups have been added to meet the increase in student intake. Plans are on the anvil for further development of infrastructure for teaching and research.

The Department has strong links with industry with interactions spanning consultancy, training and industrial visits. The department provides the students ample opportunities to interact with scientists of research institutions like ISRO,NIIST Trivandrum (CSIR), Senior engineers/managers, various process industries like BPCL-Kochi Refineries, HLL Life Care Ltd, Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML), FACT, Travancore Cochin Chemicals, Binani Zinc Ltd and a host of public and private sector industries available around. The students are given short term in-plant training in these organizations.

Civil Engineering Department[edit]

The Department of Civil Engineering is one of the oldest departments in the T.K.M.College of Engineering and was established in the year 1958. At present the department is one of the biggest in this college with more than 50 teaching and supporting staff. The department has an intake of 120 students for B.Tech (Civil Engineering) and 18 students for M.Tech (Structural Engineering & Construction Management). The faculty of the department is well qualified and dedicated to the improvement of academic standards and is keen on the overall development of the students. Along with their regular teaching work, the faculty members also attend short term training programmes at this institution and other institutions and regularly update their knowledge. The department has a very efficient advisory system which always keeps very close teacher student relationship.

The Department is also an approved Research Centre of the University of Kerala.

Computer Science Department[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 60. The department has been regularly producing efficient and outstanding professionals in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Almost all students are getting placement during their pre-final semester itself. Most of the Alumni of the department are of high caliber, who has reached positions of eminence in academic and research institutions, industries, business all over the world.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, TKMCE, Kollam was started in the year 1958 with student strength of 40. The degree offered was BSC (Engineering) in Electrical Engineering as its initial stage. Right from the beginning, the department has been rated very high performance in academic circles. The graduates from this department include many renowned technocrats, academicians and researchers, working all over the world. It offers one Under-Graduate programme (B.Tech.) in aided stream and one Post-Graduate programme (M.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control) in self-financing stream. The Department also offers Part time Degree course in Electrical & Electronics Engineering for Diploma holders who are employed in the engineering profession.

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was established in the year 1977. It is interesting to note that TKM College of Engineering was one of the pioneers in introducing the bachelors program for Electronics and Communication in Kerala. The Department Offers BTech course in Electronics and Communication Engineering and MTech Course in the Specialization of Communication System.

Department of Mechanical Engineering[edit]

From the very inception of the college in 1958 the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been instrumental in molding a multitude of engineers, each unique in his own right. The Department, which began with student strength of 45 at the undergraduate level, can now boast of the 100 strong student-bodies under its tutelage. A production Engineering steam was also introduced in the year 1981,to meet the growing demand of the industry for highly skilled workforce.30 students are currently working towards their bachelor's degree in this stream. A part-time course in Mechanical Engineering is also offered to as many as 40 scholars, as a part of the continuing education.

Mathematics Department[edit]

The Department of Mathematics is one of the oldest departments of the college. The department is handling classes in Engineering Mathematics and related Mathematics papers for B.Tech, B.Arch, MCA and M.Tech Programmes. The Academic ambience of the department is enhanced with a good Library. The Department is having 4 PhD holders among 9 Associate Professors and 5 Assistant Professors. The faculties of the department are highly dedicated and working efficiently in the current areas of research. The major research areas include Graph Theory, Fuzzy and Discrete Mathematics. The department is regularly conducting workshops and National Seminars to expose the Mathematics faculty of Engineering Colleges to the recent developments in the frontier areas of the Subject.

Department of Computer Applications[edit]

Envisaged and established in the year 1986 the Department of Computer Application is committed to the cause of providing quality education and extensive training to nurture the students into professionals with eminence and blended to the dynamic requirements of the IT industry. The department has been offering a three year MCA Degree programme. The students are selected on the basis of their performance in the Entrance Examination conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.

Physics Department[edit]

The Physics Department imparts Physics for all students of Ist year BTech(regular +part time). The Department of Physics started along with the main stream in the year 1958. The department has laboratory facility for the part time BTech students and for the regular B.Tech students.

Physical Education Department[edit]

The part-time MBA course was introduced in this institution during the year 1988.The programme is a two year (four semester) evening course. Its objective is to give an opportunity to executives working in Business, Industries and Government organisations in and around Kollam to improve their managerial ability and performance. The total number of seats for admission to the MBA (part-time) programme is 30. 15% of the seat is reserved for the management for admission under the Management quota.


  • 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[8] was formed on 8 September 2004 as an internet based initiative to link all the alumni. TKMCE Alumni UAE[9] 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.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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