Thiagarajar College of Engineering

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Thiagarajar College of Engineering
TCE Logo.jpg
Motto Vinaiye Uyir - Duty is Life
Established 1957
Type Government Aided
Principal Dr. V. Abhai Kumar
Location Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Suburban, 143 acres
Nickname TCE
Affiliations Anna University, Chennai
Website [1]

Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) is an Autonomous institution located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. It is one of several educational and philanthropic institutions founded by Philanthropist and Industrialist Late. Shri. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar. TCE was established in the year 1957. The courses offered in TCE are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. TCE was granted Autonomy in the year 1987. The institution offers the Masters in Industrial Engineering among others.


Thiagarajar College of Engineering

The institution and hostels are located near Thiruparankundram on the outskirts of Madurai, 8 kilometres south-west of the city of Madurai.

Academic programs[edit]

TCE offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs under both Engineering and Science streams.

Undergraduate degree programs

  • B.E. - Mechatronics
  • B.E. - Computer Science & Engineering
  • B.E. - Civil Engineering
  • B.E. - Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E. - Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • B.E. - Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech. - Information Technology
  • B. Arch.

Postgraduate degree programs

  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • M.E. - Structural Engineering
  • M.E. - Power System Engineering
  • M.E. - Communication System
  • M.E. - Production Engineering
  • M.E. - Industrial Engineering
  • M.E. - Computer Science and Engineering
  • M.E. - Wireless Technologies
  • M.Tech. - Environmental Engineering
  • M.Tech. - Control and Instrumentation Engineering
  • M.Sc. - Applied Mathematics
  • M.Sc. - Applied Chemistry
  • M.Sc. - Material Science


Admissions are primarily through the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) process of Anna University.Admission can also be made with help of influencial persons by paying them money like ministers


Dr.R.Vasudevan, Dean, and professor Department of Chemistry at TCE has developed and patented the "Plastic Tar Road Technology".[1][2]

Visits by eminent personalities[edit]

Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam visited the college in connection with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the college and gave the Golden Jubilee Lecture of Eminence on 20 January 2008.[3]

Dr. Eric A. Cornell - Nobel Laureate in Physics visited the college in September 2009 and delivered Honeywell - Nobel Laureate Lecture Series at TCE during 23rd and 24th. September, 2009.[4]

Notable activities[edit]

  • The institute is funded by TIFAC-CORE as a center of excellence for wireless technologies in India.
  • Has set up an anechoic chamber for antenna testing and characterisation, which is available only in a few places in India, such as in IIT Delhi.
  • In July 2009, the institute signed an agreement with Yahoo's research division to do collaborative research for three years in cloud computing. This is the first time Yahoo has set up a long term collaboration in India.[7]
  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering was ranked 34th in "India's Top 50 Engineering Colleges 2011" ranking by Careers 360 Magazine (June 2011 Special Issue) among various IITs and NITs.[8]
  • In November 2010, IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recruited 618 students from various UG and PG programmes, which is a record placement in Engineering Colleges in South Tamil Nadu by a single company.[9]
  • In August 2011, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) recruited 702 students, breaking its record placement in the previous year.[10]
  • It also has prestigious placement records.(i.e.) The companies like, Brahmos, National instruments, Texas instruments, Amazon, Microsoft etc. hire students from this college every year.

Student activities[edit]

Self-interest clubs

  • Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE
  • Institute of Engineers - IE
  • Aero Club (Faith In Flying)
  • Indian Society for Technical Education - ISTE
  • Robotics Club
  • Micro-Satellite Club
  • Software development
  • Personality development
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell - IEDC
  • GNU Linux User Group of TCE (GLUGOT)
  • Literary club
  • Green energy club

Open source projects[edit]

TOSS (TCE Operating System Services) is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution and as claimed by the developer TOSS was developed targeting the student developer’s community. It offers build-essential, OpenSSL, PHP, Java, gEda, xCircuit, KLogic, KTechlab and a variety of essential engineering software for engineering students and developers. Currently, TOSS has reached version 2.0 with major updates.


  1. ^ Patent
  2. ^ Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Speaks about Plastic Road Technology developed by TCE
  3. ^ Golden Jubilee Celebrations at TCE
  5. ^ "Honeywell, TCE tie up for incubation unit". Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Honeywell to execute its "critical projects" from Madurai centre". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  7. ^ "College signs MoU with Yahoo!India". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  8. ^ "India's Top 50 Engineering Colleges 2011". Madurai, India: Careers 360. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  9. ^ "TCS recruits a record number of students from TCE". Madurai, India: The Hindu. 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  10. ^ "Record campus placement at TCE". Madurai, India: Business Line:The Hindu. 2011-08-21. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

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