Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology

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Alagappa Chettair College of Engineering and Technology
ACCET Main Building
ACCET Main Building
Type Autonomous
Established 1952
Location Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Affiliations Anna University,Chennai

[1] Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology (ACCET-Karaikudi) is an autonomous (with effect from 2009) college of engineering in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1952, it is under the control of the government of the State. The college is a member institute under the TEQIP - Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme in India (11 colleges were selected from Tamil Nadu).


R.M. Alagappa Chettiar founded Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust with the aim of developing the backward area of Karaikudi into a centre for higher education.

On 21 July 1952 ACCET started with three faculties - Civil, Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The foundation for the main building of the college was laid by Rajendra Prasad, the President of India, on 19 February 1953.

  • 1966 - The institution was handed over to the government of Tamil Nadu.
  • 1969 - A new faculty, Electronics and Communication Engineering was started.
  • 1983 - M.E. in Microwave and Optical Engineering started
  • 1988 - Master of Computer Application (M.C.A) started.
  • 2001 - B.E. Degree course in Computer Science and Engineering introduced.

The institution has been awarded the status of the best engineering college of 2006-07 in Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi honoured the Principal in a function at Anna University, Chennai, on 1 September 2008 for this cause.[2] The college is now affiliated to Anna University,Chennai from 2012. Amenities like Canteen, PostOffice are available.



The college has been selected by the world Bank to participate in Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP)Phase-2 and Rs.12.5 crores has been sanctioned as programme life allocation by National Project Implementation Unit,Govt. This amount will be incurred towards the purchase of sophisticated equipments and further development of the college.



The engineering courses that are available at the undergraduate level are:

  • Civil Engineering, accredited by NBA for three years with five star status.
  • Mechanical Engineering, accredited by NBA for five years with five star status.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, accredited by NBA for three years with five star status.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering, accredited by NBA for five years with three star status.
  • Computer Science Engineering (accreditation pending)


  • M.E. Optical Communication
  • M.E. Computer Aided Design
  • M.E. Manufacturing Engineering
  • M.E. Structural Engineering
  • M.E. Environmental Engineering
  • M.E. Power Electronics and Drives
  • M.C.A. Master of Computer Application

Most of the courses are made available with the assistance of the Government of Tamil Nadu, CSIR, AICTE,UGC, UNESCO and World Bank.


Mechanical Engineering[edit]


The department is the first in the State to offer a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering.


SYNETICS magazine reflects the students ideas in engineering and management fields, including management topics like JIT, KANBAN, TPM, and TQM.

Electrical and Electronics[edit]

Principle Hallmarks Maintains a substation with 250KVA transformer that meets the power exigency of the college Unique training session in Power System and Power distribution Automation Linear induction motor-a brain child of students Computer Lab This lab is equipped with high speed computers with a variety of simulation software packages such as

MAT LAB LABVIEW MULTISIM PSIM MI POWER XILINX Scrutinizing Areas Artificial Intelligence in power system analysis Power system protection using wavelet theory Robust control FPGA based drives Power quality. Thought Provoking Forums Short term courses & workshops on special machines National level conference on PEDC Matlab in Engineering application Power quality analysis workshop Short term courses on Labview Seminars on Signal Processing.

Project Accomplishment

National Project Award received for the projects entitled :

FPGA based stepper motor control Microcontroller Based Robotics syringe pump for cancer therapy.

ALCONESY, annual technical festival conducted by EEE Association of Alagappa Chettiar College of Engg. And Tech., Karaikudi, all set to host its 13th edition on 4 and 5 September 2013. EEE Association is a technical body comprising young talents. ALCONESY is one of main technical events of EEE Association. Science may set limit to knowledge but it does not set limit to imagination. It is the technical extravaganza where the imagination of the commoner ends and the Engineer�s begin! These minds crave knowledge, toil to create and take forward science and technology. To celebrate their enthusiasm and epitomize their quest for knowledge, Alagappa Chettiar College of engineering and technology proudly presents ALCONESY2k13. Here we mark a new beginning towards redefining technology that will transform the future. This two day resplendent extravaganza boasts more than 10 events, drawing a disparate crowd of college-goers all over South India. This year more than 2000 students from all over the country are expected to pour into the campus, to take part in the various competitions right from the technical events to workshops. Association Electrical & Electronics association provides impetus to students through guest lectures, seminars etc. Innovative ideas from all parts of the country are acknowledged through ALCONESY - a national level technical symposium. PROJECT EXPO is a regular feature of this association, which exposes the students to emerging trends. Magazines: InfoEEE magazine showcase the current trends and innovations in the areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.


  • Power Laboratory

The lab houses AC and DC machines manufactured by ABB, GEC, Parkinson, Crompton, and Westinghouse. The lab allows a study of electrical machines, their characteristics, applications and testing. The lab is also used for research and training.

  • Electronics Laboratory

The electronics laboratory allows the study of semiconductor devices, design and testing of analog and digital circuitry, and design and implementation of high powerboscope, IC trainer kits, analog and digital machining equipment, and peripherals for the design and testing of circuitry.

  • Microprocessor Laboratory

The microprocessor lab allows study of using microprocessors as an industrial control tool. The lab has trainer kits like Z80, 8085, 8086, 80286, MC6800; dedicated controllers like 8051; circuit emulation equipments; computer aided IC testing,and microprocessor based measuring equipment.

  • Control Laboratory

The lab has stepper motors, amplidynes, tachogenerators, transfer function analysers, servo motors, level process work station, PID controllers, thyristors controllers, and sun tracking cum solar power generation systems.

  • Computer Laboratory

The lab is equipped with Pentium processor base machines with peripherals like colour printers, scanners and application and development software like C, C++, Java, Visual Studio and circuit analysing software like PCB EXPRESS, SPICE, VHDL, Electronic Workbench, and MATLAB.

Electronics and Communication[edit]


  • Electronic devices and circuits laboratory

The laboratory helps the student understand the fundamentals of electronic devices and the dsign of electronic circuits. The laboratory has dual trace oscilloscopes, digital storage oscilloscopes and high frequency signal generators.

  • Communication Laboratory

This lab teaches analog and digital communication, and modulation techniques such as PCM, PIM, ASK, FSK, and PSK, enhanced by trainer kits.

  • Microwave and Optical Engineering Laboratory

The lab has ten microwave test benches, spectrum and network analysers.

  • Signal processing laboratory

This lab allows study of modulation techniques, filter design using window functions, 2D image processing, wave generation using TMS320C25 processors a



The Department of Civil Engineering began in 1952. The department offers undergraduate programs, full-time and part-time. The department offers computer-aided design of structures (CAD), design and optimization technique and also a brief introduction to expert systems (artificial intelligence and inference mechanisms).


  • Strength of materials laboratory
  • Concrete laboratory

Students learn an awareness of quality, consistency and setting time of cement; quality and grading of fine and course aggregates; quality and strength of tiles, including mix designs.

  • Geo-technical laboratory

This laboratory provides teaching on soil investigations like compaction, shearing strength, stress distribution, permeability, and particle size distribution.

  • Environmental engineering laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with equipment for analyzing water and sewage. Some of the sophisticated instruments are Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Digital Flame Photometer, B.O.D Analyser, B.O.D incubator, nephelometer, TKN instrument,Bomb Calorimeter, Ion Chromotography, C.O.D Digester, spectrophotometer, conductivity meter and jar test apparatus.

  • Geology laboratory

The geology laboratory has a museum containing thousands of minerals, rocks and fossils. The laboratory has been equipped with petrologic microscope, UV lamp, mirror and packet stereoscopes.

  • Computer laboratory

The department has its own computer centre. The students develop their programming skills using FORTRAN, C, and C++. The laboratory teaches the students civil engineering software packages like STAAD-III, NISSAN, STAR DYNE, 3D HOME, AUTOCAD-2000, AUTO CIVIL and SCADSS.

Computer Science[edit]


  • Computer Laboratory

The department has three computer labs consisting of 120 systems and two servers with networking. A broadband connection is available.

  • Hardware Laboratory

The lab has microprocessor kits and other PC (learning models) hardware. The department has a facility for EDP and CAD learning for advanced graphics and image processing.

Students associations[edit]

To encourage the students in extra curricular activities various associations are functioning in the campus, including fine arts association, Tamil mandram and more.

Campus Facilities[edit]

NRSC building[edit]

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.

ACCET Entrance on Night Light
Library in College Campus
View of Main Building from Entrance

Hostel Facility[edit]

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

Sports and games[edit]

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.

cooperative store[edit]

Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology and Alagappa Polytechnic Students Co-operative Society Limited was registered on 19.1.1956. Every student on admission to the college automatically becomes the member of co-operative store. The store primarily caters to the requirements of the students.A co-operative store with students and staff as members is functioning in the campus.A co-operative thrift society is also functioning in the campus for the benefit of the faculty and staff members of the college.

Medical Facilities[edit]

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.

Post office[edit]

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.

Basket Ball Ground in Campus
Founder Alagappa Chettiar Statue at Administrative Block
Post Office in Campus


  • 1952-1953 V. S. Jayaraman
  • 1953-1962 D. S. Venkanna
  • 1962-1964 P. S. Manisundaram
  • 1964-1965 A. V. Raghavachar
  • 1965-1971 W. P.Vijayaraghavan
  • 1971-1976 S. Srinivasan
  • 1976-1977 R. Sridhara Rao
  • 1977-1984 N. M. Janardhan
  • 1984-1985 S. Narayanaswamy
  • 1985-1986 M. M. Rahman
  • 1986-1987 T. R. Natesan
  • 1987-1988 S. R. Srinivasan
  • 1988-1991 A. N. Thomas
  • 1991-1993 K. N. Shanmugasundaram
  • 1993-1996 P. Balakrishnan
  • 1996-1998 E. Ramasamy
  • 1999-2000 T. R. Thyagarajan
  • 2000-2005 V. M. Periasamy
  • 2005-2006 R. Lakshmipathy
  • 2006-2009 R. Sundararajan
  • 2009-2011 V. Sekaran
  • 2011-2012 A. Mala
  • 2012-June 2012 Neelakandan
  • 2012-2013 A.Mala
  • 2013- Feb 2013 Jawahar Pandian
  • 2013- Till now A.Mala

Lateral Entry Counseling[edit]

The institution is the center for Lateral Entry admissions every year under Anna University to colleges across Tamil Nadu. Using admissions software developed by its own students, the institute organizes the counseling process (invitation of applications, scrutiny of forms, preparation of merit list, dispatch of call letters and allotment of seats) for direct entry into second year B.E/B.Tech courses all over the state. The team for admissions functions under the leadership of the Principal, who is the secretary for admissions.

ACCET alumni[edit]

The Old Students Association maintains contact between the ex-students of the college and the college itself. It was called as Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology Old Boys Association (ACCETOBA) but now it is re-christened as ACCETOSA (Alagappa Chettiar College Of Engineering and Technology Old Students Association).To promote the technical skills of the students a project contest called THIRAN is conducted in even semesters by the Alumni.


Many corporate companies are visiting regularly for campus interview. First time in the history of ACCET 2004-08 batch Civil Engineering students achieved 100% campus placement.The college shows keen interest in students getting exposed to industries. It has signed MoUs with "FLSMIDTH" and "CARITOR" and has great vision to extend its relationship with other industries. ECE department of our college has signed MoU with companies like "VI MICROSYSTEM", "ENIXS", "IFUTURA".[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About ACCET" (PDF). Anna University, Chennai. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  2. ^ The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Chief Minister to present best colleges awards

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