PSNA College of Engineering and Technology

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PSNA College of Engineering & Technology
ப.ஸ்ரீ.ந.அ. பொறியியல் மற்றும் தொழிநுட்பக் கல்லூரி
Motto Trust in God
Type Private self-financed
Established 1984 by R.S.Kothandaraman
Affiliation Anna University, Chennai
Academic staff
Students 6500
Location Kothandaraman Nagar, NH 209, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
10°25′00″N 77°54′02″E / 10.416541°N 77.900532°E / 10.416541; 77.900532Coordinates: 10°25′00″N 77°54′02″E / 10.416541°N 77.900532°E / 10.416541; 77.900532
Campus Rural
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PSNA College of Engineering & Technology (PSNA CET) is an Engineering College situated in Kothandaraman Nagar, Dindigul, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


The College was founded in 1984 by the late Thiru R.S. Kothandaraman. The college functions under the aegis of Sri Rangalatchumi Educational Trust and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education.


The campus is situated near the village Muthanampatti, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Dindigul, along the National Highway, NH 83 towards Palani. It is spread over 45 hectares.

Programmes offered[edit]

U.G. degree programmes[edit]

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer science and Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Bio-Medical and Engineering

B.E. and prince. (3 years)[edit]

  • Diploma Holders can join directly in second year

P.G. degree programmes[edit]

  • M.E. Computer Science & Engineering (2 years)
  • M.E. Power Electronics & Drives (2 years)
  • M.E. Computer & Communication (2 years)
  • M.E. Applied Electronics (2 years)
  • M.E. (VLSI Design) (2 years)
  • M.E. Structural Engineering (2 years)
  • M.E. Engineering Design (2 years)
  • M.B.A. (2 years)
  • M.C.A. (3 years)

Following programs are accredited by NAC, AICTE.[1]

  • Mechanical Engineering (UG)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (UG)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (UG)
  • Computer science and Engineering (UG)
  • Civil Engineering (UG)
  • M.B.A (PG)

Central library[edit]

The library was established in the year 1984 and now it is functioning in a separate building having a built up area of 2502 Sq.m and it has a seating capacity of 400.In addition to the Central Library, there are departmental libraries are functioning in each department which borrow books from the main library for quick reference. The library has 91370 volumes in 39298 titles of books covering all disciplines of engineering and technology, science and humanities, management studies and computer applications. The library has a collection of more than 10,000 digital materials which includes educational oriented CDs, floppies, audio cassettes, video cassettes, e-books, monographs and NPTEL videos. The library currently subscribes more than 2628 scholarly e-journals under AICTE INDEST consortium.The major e-journals package are IEEE (169),ASCE (36),ASME (28), J-Gate Social and Management Sciences (2120) and Elseiver-Science Direct (275). The library provides online access to a large number of open source journals and books from various leading publishers and it has been hyperlinked to our digital library for quick reference. Apart from e-journal subscription, the library also subscribes 124 print versions of journals. The Library will function throughout the year except government holidays; it will be kept open from 8.30 AM to 8.00 PM on weekdays and 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM on Sundays. There are 13 qualified & experienced staff members are working in the library to serve the student community in an effective manner.

PSNACET Library Services[edit]

The library provides various services such as:

  • Modern digital library with multimedia
  • NPTEL & Educational Oriented Videos.
  • Reprographic, Scanning & Printing facility.
  • Audio visual facilities
  • E-Books & E-journals.
  • Downloadable and Copying facility from PSNA Digital Library Server
  • Video Lectures Delivered by PSNA Faculty Members
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Cataloging).
  • Self-renewal and reservation of books.
  • CD ROM lending services.
  • Inter – Library loan.
  • Library automation with standard software.
  • Computerized indexing & Abstracting.
  • Standard Classification & Cataloging of resources
  • Back volumes of journals and magazines.
  • Open access facility for all resources.
  • Abstracts and New Arrival Display
  • Every year organizing book exhibition.
  • News papers clipping.
  • Facility for book Suggestion and feedback for users.
  • Power back up (UPS).
  • Library services through Internet and Intranet.
  • Drinking water (Normal-Hot-Cold).
  • Fire safety measures.
  • Air-conditioned facility.

Department Wise Library Collection of books Titles & Volumes[edit]

S.No Department Title Volume National Journals International E-Journals
1 B.E. Civil Engineering 2943 8106 15 60
2 B.E. Mechanical Engineering 3140 10604 11 84
3 B.E. Electrical & Electronics Engineering 2470 6958 10 55
4 B.E. Electronics & Communication Engineering 3843 9473 11 49
5 B.E. Computer Science Engineering 3338 6915 12 43
6 B.Tech. Information Technology 2945 6255 12 31
7 B.E. Biomedical Engineering 1317 2175 06 16
8 M.E. Structural Engineering 398 671 05 26
9 M.E. Engineering Design 122 167 06 23
10 M.E. Power Electronics & Drives 544 1357 05 29
11 M.E. VLSI Design 501 886 05 11
12 M.E. Applied Electronics 791 1521 05 23
13 M.E. Computer Science and Engineering 799 1376 06 26
14 M.E. Computer Science and Engineering (Networks) 736 1314 06 27
15 Master of Business Administration 6553 14604 30 2120
16 Master of Computer Applications 4067 9832 19 169
17 Science and Humanities 4791 9156 07 05
18 Total = 39298 91370 124 2628

List of Digital Collections available[edit]

  1. E-Books and E-Journals
  2. NPTEL Videos and Educational oriented Videos
  3. Anna University Previous Year Question Papers
  4. Personality Development and Motivational Videos
  5. Audio Books
  6. ASTM Symposium Papers
  7. Spoken English & Grammar Videos
  8. Placement and Interview Tips Videos
  9. Monographs
  10. Tamil Books
  11. Bureau of Indian Standard Code Books
  12. TEDx Videos
  13. Utility Software
  14. PSNA CET Faculty Publications
  15. Department wise Syllabus of Anna University
  16. Useful Web links
  17. Online Tamil and Indian Language Dictionaries
  18. AICTE Hand Books
  19. NEWS about PSNA CET in Dailies
  20. Course Materials
  21. Job Interview Questions & Answers
  22. Photo Gallery
  23. Solved Question and Answers
  24. Downloads various application forms
  25. Link to All Indian Language News Papers
  26. Link to Higher Education TV Channels
  27. Staff Telephone Directory
  28. Link to Open Access Journals
  29. Encyclopedias
  30. Video Lectures Delivered by PSNA Faculty Members

The above collections can browse only in intranet

Institutional membership[edit]

Rules and Regulations[edit]

1. The library is functioning from 8.30 a.m to 8.00 p.m on all working days and 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM on all Sundays.

2. The circulation counter will be opened from 9.a.m to 5.30 p. m. on all working days and no transactions will be entertained after that time.

3. A Student can borrow 10 books at a time and maximum two renewals for a period of 15 days per renewal.

4. Books borrowed must be returned or renewed on before the due date. Otherwise fifty paise will be charged per day per book.

5. The sub-lending and transfer of book is prohibited.

6. No student is allowed to enter the circulation counter without the permission of the Librarian.

7. Books will be reserved if there are no reservations.

8. A borrowed book must be renewed on or before the renewal date or it must be returned. Students can renew maximum two times and staff for six time.

9. Reference books, Display Books, Journals and all non-book materials will be issued for overnight and it should be returned on next day before 5.30.p.m. otherwise Two Rupees will be charged per day per book

10. Books will be issued to new faculty members only after obtaining their bar-coded Identity Card.

11. Each student, including the book bank borrowers, should show his/her bar-coded identity card at the counter while borrowing and returning the books.

12. All library books must be returned to the library before the closure of the semester or soon after the university theory examinations and for final year students before collecting their hall tickets.

13. Absolute silence must be observed in the library.

14. Members should use the books with care. They are advised to examine the books when they borrow and if any book is found damaged or any kind of marking, underlying etc... It should be brought to the notice of the Librarian immediately. If they fail to do so, they will be responsible for any damage discovered when it is returned to the Library.

15. Good order must be observed in the library at all times for placing of feet on the furniture.

16. The members are not allowed to carry books, note books, bags and other personal articles inside the library. They should be left at the special place provided near by entrance.

17. If any book is lost or damaged by the member, he/she will be responsible to replace it or pay twice the original cost of the book or present market rate or whichever is higher.

18. Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library.

19. Group discussions and Reservation of Seats are not allowed and should not disturb any other user in the library

20. Library equipments should not be moved, modified or tampered.

21. If any book is taken out from the shelf, it should be placed back in its original place.

22. Book bank collections are only for the use of SC/ST students.

23. Members are required to bring their Bar-coded ID to enter/exit the Library and also to produce the same to Staff as and when asked for.

24. During the Library hours for students, one faculty member should present in the library to watch the students and keep them silent.

25. Non teaching staff are permitted to take books from the library. Only on getting permission from the Principal / Directors. Only one book will be issued at a time.

26. Library photo copy machine is meant for photo copying the library resource materials only, on payment. All other departmental and office materials shall be photocopied in the college book store or office.

27. Footwear should be kept in the Shoe Rack provided at the entrance of library.

28. Students of MBA / MCA / ME / M.Tech going out for project in the final semester should return all the library books before collecting the hall ticket for the pre final semester examinations.

29. Transfer Certificate will be issued only after the production of "No Due Certificate" from the library.

30. Reprography facility is available in the library. Library users can photocopy the materials subject to copyright restrictions.

31. Books are required to be presented physically at the Counter for renewal.

32. Books will not be issued based on any requisition in any form.

Special award[edit]

Received Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - National Award (2007) from Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) for an Engineering College having Best Overall Performance.[2] This is jointly awarded to this college and P.S.G. College of Technology Coimbatore


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