Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology

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Alagappa Chettair Government College of Engineering and Technology
ACCET Main Building
ACCET Main Building
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NicknameACCET, ACGCET, A.C. Tech
AffiliationsAnna University, Chennai

Alagappa Chettiar Government College of Engineering and Technology (ACGCET-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.[1] The college is a member institute under the TEQIP – Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme in India (7 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 under the University of Madras. 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.

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 the 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.

Cooperative store[edit]

Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology and Alagappa Polytechnic Students Co-operative Society Limited was registered on 19 January 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

Organisation and administration[edit]


  • 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– 2016 A.Mala
  • 2016 - Jan 2017 Rajkumar
  • Feb 2017 – May 2019 Dr.A.Elango
  • June 2019 – Jun 2020 Dr. R. Shanmugalakshmi
  • June 2020 - till now MalayalaMoorthy

Student life[edit]

Student 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.

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/BTech 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 Thirann is conducted in even semesters by the Alumni.


Many corporate companies visit 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 vision to extend its relationship with other industries. ECE department of our college has signed MoU with companies like "VI Microsystem", "Enixs", "Ifutura".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About ACGCET" (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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